BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and Psychology

Human Resource Management and Psychology

BA (Hons)

Summary

Study level
Award
Part time
3 years+
Location
Online
Institute of Foundation Studies

Course Overview

Designed to give you the upper hand in the fields of human resource management and psychology, this course will teach you how to empower people in the workplace. You’ll learn about the role psychology plays in a business, as well as key concepts in recruitment and selection, training and development, and managing conflict at work.

Most importantly on our HRM and psychology degree, you’ll learn how a business achieves success by putting people at the heart of everything they do. You’ll also study aspects of human behaviour – such as how we learn, remember, decide on our actions, and collaborate with other people, as well as why differences exist between individuals in areas such as personality and motivation. 

This combination of skills and knowledge is increasingly valuable to employers, which means you’ll graduate with a qualification that keeps your career options wide open. 

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Course details and modules

The fascinating fields of human resource management and psychology are two sides of the same coin. One looks at the behaviour of people at an individual level, the other at an organisational level. During your studies, you’ll have the chance to explore both of these disciplines in depth, applying what you learn to real-life situations and adding real value to your future career.  

Cath Palmer

As a working mum, I needed a course that would fit my busy life. My degree in Psychology complemented my role as a therapeutic counsellor beautifully and although I’ve just finished, it has already impacted my life greatly!

Cath Palmer
BA (Hons) Psychology

Modules

  • English Legal System
  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Contract Law
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Bio and Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Ethics in Action
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Planning HR
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Managing Change in Organisations
  • Research Planning and Project
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Employment Law
  • Strategic Issues in HRM
  • Cross Cultural Psychology

*The order of modules within each level vary depending on intake and mode of study

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

Study options

This course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere worldwide. 

Bettina Finna

Arden is for winners. Nobody will beg you to sit down and start working on your career, if you don’t do it yourself! Once you have an honest interest for what you learn, if you reach out for more, you will be welcome to be helped and advised. But to do that, you must be determined.

Bettina Finna
BSc (Hons) Psychology

Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location.  

Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud. ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

Online learning students resident in the UK can apply for a Tuition Fee loan to pay for their course. If you cannot attend your course in person because of a disability, you may also be entitled to a Maintenance Loan to cover living expenses. Please find more information on our fees and funding page. If you're a student from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you can find information about obtaining a student loan to cover your costs from your student finance body.

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

Our BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and Psychology degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this HR management and psychology degree.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

 

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Gail Steptoe-Warren

Arden’s psychology and social science degrees are designed to explore human behaviours across diverse areas of psychology and social science such as criminology, sociology, and criminal justice. These courses provide you with a range of transferable skills that are valued by employers from a wide range of industries. Our Psychology online courses are accredited by The British Psychological Society, which means they are internationally recognised. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Gail Steptoe-Warren
Head of School, Psychology and Social Sciences

Career prospects

We don’t expect undergraduate students to be sold on a definite career before starting their degree. So, don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your options. Instead, we prepare you with a range of advanced skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value, so that you’ll graduate feeling confident enough to make a decision about where your future lies.

What can a HRM and psychology course do for me?

Studying a HRM and psychology course will open up a world of opportunity for your future - in ways you might not even expect it to! By mastering a range of transferable skills, your career options will go far beyond the day-to-day HR and psychology sectors. These skills include:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to present findings in a range of formats including essays, presentations, reports and online forums
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

What can I do after Arden University?

This degree meets the need that every business has for HR and people management. Combining that knowledge and experience with the fundamentals of psychology will help to launch your future as a smart, forward-thinking professional. So after graduating, you’ll be spoilt for choice on which career path to go for. Some of your career options could include: 

  • Business advisor
  • Careers advisor
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Life coach
  • Management consultant
  • Mediator
  • Operational researcher
  • Risk manager
  • Office management
  • Training and developing
  • HR

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Career development resources

Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway. 
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:

  • CV360, which analyses your CV and provides instant feedback for improvement
  • Interview360, helping you practise your interview technique in a stress-free environment and tackle some of the most common interview questions - as many times as you need to
  • Aptitude tests to help your improve your critical thinking, numeric, and logical reasoning skills
  • 100s of interactive courses focused on giving you the skills and confidence you need to excel in your professional life. 
  • My Jobs, where you can search employment vacancies, browse employer profiles by location and, or connect with other employees on LinkedIn. 

Fast-Track Your Career

At Arden University, we’re dedicated to your readiness for the future workplace, and are committed to helping you gain the skills and qualifications you need as you progress in your professional life. Our Fast-Track Your Career promise has been developed to allow you to pursue your master’s degree with us - with no tuition fees to pay - once you have successfully completed your Arden undergraduate degree course. 

On successful completion of your bachelor’s course, you can simply apply for the Arden master’s degree of your choice and you’ll then be able to progress with your postgraduate education completely free of any additional course tuition fees.

We’ll provide you with advice and guidance about which master’s course meets your career needs and provides a meaningful pathway from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

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