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

Module code

Module title

Module code

Module title

4SA007

Introduction to Social Policy (Core)

4SA008

Contemporary Social Policy (Core)

4LW003

Contract Law (Core)

4LW015

Obligations in Contract and Tort (Core)

4GK006

Success in Higher Education (Optional)

4GK006

Success in Higher Education (Optional)

4LW014

Professional Development and Skills (Optional)

4SL011

Volunteering in the Community (Optional)

4PO006

Contemporary Capitalism (Optional)

Semester 1 level 5

Semester 2 level 5

Module code

Module title

Module code

Module title

5LW008

Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Skills (Core)

5LW016

Housing and Welfare Law (Core)

5LW005

or Nationality Immigration and Asylum Law (Core)

5SA009

Communities in Social Policy (Core)

5SA007

Paying for Welfare (Core)

5PH001

Law Morality and Society (Optional)

5SA014

Families, Children and the State (Optional)

5LW004

Advanced Criminal Law (Optional)

5LW002

Criminal Law (Optional)

5SC002

Evaluating and Using Research in Applied social Studies (Optional)

5LW011

Medical Law (Optional)

5SL008

Volunteering in Action (Optional)

5CJ006

Punishment and Society (Optional)

5WL002

Elementary Language (Optional)

5PO006

Contemporary Britain (Optional)

5WL001

Basic Language (Optional)

5WL002

Elementary Language (Optional)

5WL001

Basic Language (Optional)

5SA013

Social Science Work Placement (Optional)

5LW022

Supervised Work Experience (Year Out)

Semester 1 level 6

Semester 2 level 6

Module code

Module title

Module code

Module title

6SA003

Approaches to Poverty and Social Exclusion (Core)

6SA001

Participation and Policy (Core)

6LW001

Family and Child Law (Optional)

6SA008

Social Policy of Work and Labour Markets (Optional)

6SA005

Policy Making in Britain (Optional)

6LW024

Public Service Collaborative Working (Optional)

6LW004

Contemporary Issues in European Law (Optional)

6CJ002

Prisons and Prisoners (Optional)

6CJ004

Counter-Terrorism: Law Policy and Practice (Optional)

6WL001

Intermediate/Advanced Language (Optional)

6WL001

Intermediate/Advanced Language (Optional)

6LW002

Research Methods and Project (Optional)

6LW002

Research Methods and Project – Law (Optional)

6LW011

Research Methods and Project (Optional)

6LW011

Community and Business Link Law (Optional)

6SA004

Independent Project Social Policy (Optional)

6SA004

Independent Project Social Policy (Optional)

6SA007

Community Link Social Policy (Optional)

6SA007

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?

No

Entry requirements

2016 Entry

  • 240-280 UCAS points with a minimum of 180 points from at least two ‘A’ levels
  • BTEC National Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM
  • 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 student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
  • 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 http://wlv.ac.uk/mature 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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