The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Human Resource Management and Law

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Human Resource Management (HRM) and Law degree aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of law and the legal aspects of human resource management and human resource theories and their strategic applications to firms and organisations operating within a changing global environment. Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches and learning techniques the course intends to equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in human resource management with additional legal knowledge to enhance their abilities within this chosen area of employment.

Students will acquire both people management and legally-focused skills which will be attractive to employers at a local, national and international level. Students will gain the ability to act independently in planning and managing tasks using resources to retrieve and evaluate information; and to apply the findings of such work to the solution of human resource management and legal problems.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on July 2016).

Semester 1 Starters:

Semester 1 level 4

Semester 2 level 4

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Introduction to Social Policy (Core)


Contemporary Social Policy (Core)


Contract Law (Core)


Obligations in Contract and Tort (Core)


Success in Higher Education (Optional)


Success in Higher Education (Optional)


Professional Development and Skills (Optional)


Volunteering in the Community (Optional)


Contemporary Capitalism (Optional)

Semester 1 level 5

Semester 2 level 5

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Skills (Core)


Housing and Welfare Law (Core)


or Nationality Immigration and Asylum Law (Core)


Communities in Social Policy (Core)


Paying for Welfare (Core)


Law Morality and Society (Optional)


Families, Children and the State (Optional)


Advanced Criminal Law (Optional)


Criminal Law (Optional)


Evaluating and Using Research in Applied social Studies (Optional)


Medical Law (Optional)


Volunteering in Action (Optional)


Punishment and Society (Optional)


Elementary Language (Optional)


Contemporary Britain (Optional)


Basic Language (Optional)


Elementary Language (Optional)


Basic Language (Optional)


Social Science Work Placement (Optional)


Supervised Work Experience (Year Out)

Semester 1 level 6

Semester 2 level 6

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Approaches to Poverty and Social Exclusion (Core)


Participation and Policy (Core)


Family and Child Law (Optional)


Social Policy of Work and Labour Markets (Optional)


Policy Making in Britain (Optional)


Public Service Collaborative Working (Optional)


Contemporary Issues in European Law (Optional)


Prisons and Prisoners (Optional)


Counter-Terrorism: Law Policy and Practice (Optional)


Intermediate/Advanced Language (Optional)


Intermediate/Advanced Language (Optional)


Research Methods and Project (Optional)


Research Methods and Project – Law (Optional)


Research Methods and Project (Optional)


Community and Business Link Law (Optional)


Independent Project Social Policy (Optional)


Independent Project Social Policy (Optional)


Community Link Social Policy (Optional)


Community Link Social Policy (Optional)

Why Wolverhampton?

Throughout your time spent studying for a BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and Law you will undertake lectures, seminars, workshops, use on-line learning facilities and other forms of technology-supported learning to gain knowledge of the legal and human resource management systems, familiarity with legal and institutions and procedures, and gain an understanding of the principles and values in a range of topics allied to Human Resource Management.

You should be able to apply knowledge to problem situations and demonstrate the ability to provide solutions; be able to evaluate law and Human Resource Management procedures both independently and in relation to other perspectives. Through learned research techniques you will be able to identify and use primary sources and journals relevant to topics under study and be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks and demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICT and technology supported learning.

What our students think

We pride ourselves on our supportive culture with a large team of support staff to provide excellent pastoral care and support with a welcoming academic environment in which to undertake your degree.

“There are many good points about the courses including the excellent teaching, the support provided by staff and the international mix of students. The facilities are also very good especially the Learning Centres.”

“During my time as a student I enjoyed being a member of the Student Law Society, attending debates and the annual ball as well as taking part in the Mooting. I also enjoyed the speakers that visited eg, David Blunkett and Judge Michael Fysch QC.”

Steven Gallagher, LLB(Hons); LLM; Barrister, now working in City University Hong Kong

“While studying here in the city of Wolverhampton I found the location to be brilliant – being in the City Centre, public transport was easily accessible, especially coming from Birmingham every day.”

“My study trip to China for 2 weeks was an extra-ordinary experience.”

Hanna Iqbal LLB(Hons); LLM now studying on the Bar Vocational Course

Career path

The nature of the degree means that graduates may enter a range of alternative occupations including: Management, Legal Executive, Police, Trading Standards, Health & Safety, Personnel, Local Authority, or the Civil Service , as well as the traditional legal professions of Barrister or Solicitor following further courses of study the Legal Practice Course at the University of Wolverhampton or the Bar Professional Training Course.

You could also consider careers in banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management. Alternatively you may wish to continue to study with us and undertake one of the specialist Masters degrees with us or at another institution.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Be able to reflect on and understand social, political and cultural diversity.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the legal system studied, including familiarity with its institutions and procedures and an understanding of how law fits together and operates in comparable jurisdictions.
  3. Be able to apply a critical approach to methods of enquiry and evaluation in a social policy context.
  4. Be able to evaluate law both independently in terms of doctrinal coherence and in relation to other policy perspectives which have been taught specifically.
  5. Be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of IT and engage with blended and technology supported learning.
  6. Be able to apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy outcomes.

Who accredits this course?


Entry requirements

2017 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC National Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Law and Social Sciences with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time - * £11,475
Part time - *
2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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