The ability to recruit, motivate and manage employees effectively is considered one of the keys to success in business.
Furthermore, ensuring that employees develop professionally is essential if they are to fulfil their potential and so make the most productive contribution. This degree focuses on the key role of people in a successful business.
Designed to give you a thorough appreciation of all the core business skills and concepts; it will provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of human resource management, including how to resource, develop, reward, and motivate employees to deliver business goals with maximum effect.
The degree is ideal for students who are interested in a career in managing corporate human resources, management and skills training, management recruitment or HRM consultancy.
Mode of Study
3 Years or 4 Years with Foundation
September and January Start
3 Years - NN16
4 Years - NN12
Degree courses in the 'business suite' of programmes at ARU London (that is courses other than the Finance and Accounting, Law and Accounting, Law, Healthcare or Hospitality) have a common first year:
This allows you to gain a broad understanding of the key areas of business which will enable you to appreciate the importance of the different functions – such as HR, marketing, finance – to overall business success. This will help you in your future career irrespective of the path you take.
Each of the three years will involve the study of four 30 credit core modules each year.
Below are indications of the modules you will study
Economics for Business
Legal Aspects of Business
Managing Human Resources
Principles and Practice of Marketing
Resourcing the Organisation
Developing Human Resources
Managing the Employment Relationship
For entry in 2016, ARU London standard offer is 260 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels, e.g. BCC.
Please note that for entry in September 2017, ARU London's standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.
Alternatively, ARU London asks for
Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.
We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths.
Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
This course can also be selected as an extended degree adding a prior year of study. Requirements for this are 5 GCSEs together with evidence of at least 12 years of education eg. partial completion of A Level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate or an Access Course. EU applicants must also provide an English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact UK@lca.anglia.ac.uk for more information.
Four-Year Extended Degree Course
For students who do not meet our standard entry requirements for admission, ARU London offers the option of a Four Year Extended Degree Course – foundation year.
The extended course involves the study of seven modules over two semesters with automatic enrolment onto a degree programme on successful completion.