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Management and Human Resources (Industry) BSc (Hons)



What will I learn?

BSc Management and Human Resources (Industry) explores critically the key management ideas and practices that shape the modern workplace. You will explore the societal dimensions and impact of work policy and management practices, and how the individual is placed in relation to the firm. This is a rigorous programme of study accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), but it is also flexible with a large number of optional second- and final-year modules from which to choose, building a degree that makes the most of your strengths and interests.Studying BSc Management and Human Resources (Industry) at Lancaster helps you understand many current and critical questions about the changing nature of organisations, work and people management practices. You will be taught by academics who are tackling the big questions of the day, such as employment relations, wellbeing and managing diversity, business ethics, sustainability, artificial intelligence, and the implications of technology in society. Management and Human Resources is crucial to an organisation’s success, and such knowledge provides a solid basis for skilled professionals to design and implement meaningful and appropriate management interventions.This degree focuses on understanding people – the way we work and how our behaviour can be influenced through management practices – primarily through social and psychological perspectives (rather than mathematical and statistical understandings).In your first year, you study Management and Organisational Behaviour, selecting two more subjects from either Social Sciences or the Management School. In your second year, you study Human Resources Management and deepen your understanding by choosing from topics such as Organisational Psychology or Business Ethics.Your third year is spent in industry. Our Careers and Internships teams will support you in securing a placement. Past students have worked across all aspects of industry, and students returning from a year in industry invariably have an enhanced motivation for their final year. Previous students have enjoyed placements with companies including Morgan Stanley, Hilton and the Sony Corporation.The final year in Lancaster sees you selecting from options such as Work and Employment Relations and Organising in a Digital Age.The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development, allowing you to become a student member and enjoy the benefits and resources CIPD provides. On graduation you can become an Associate Member of CIPD, enhancing your employability in the HR field.The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.This degree gives you a critical understanding of the complex world of work and organisations. It can put you on the path to a career in human resource management or management more broadly, with graduates having gone on to work as business consultants and for NGOs.

Which department am I in?

Management Learning and Leadership

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£22,650.00 (US$ 27,865) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2023


Main Site





LA1 4YW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A level Geography is recommended, or alternatively one of the following subjects: Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English Literature, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, World Development.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Lancaster University

Lancaster University is highly ranked in both UK and international league tables and is home to students from over 120 countries.

  • Global teaching and research links
  • Top 15 university in UK league tables, top 150 in the world
  • World-class, modern campus and facilities
  • Range of dedicated support and services for students

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