The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Human Resource Management and Law with Sandwich Placement

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?

Sandwich Year

You will have the oppurtunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.

5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)

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.

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.

Entry requirements

2019 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.
  • 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

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000

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 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

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

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