University of Hertfordshire

HR specific/related courses:  BA (Hons) Human Resources, which includes route to full CIPD graduate membership over four years, full-time; MA and Postgraduate Diploma and Certificates in Human Resource Management or HRM and Employment Relations, which include CIPD accreditation over two years full-time and one year full-time.

Founded: Became a university in 1992

College CV: The University of Hertfordshire is a modern, high-tech university and the Business School, which is located on a new £120m campus in Hatfield, is one of the largest schools in the university, with over 3,500 students. There are more than 250 international students studying at the Business School, and a further 2,000 on schemes franchised to partner institutions around the world.

The HR group within the school has a strong academic base, backed by a strong research record. It makes a significant contribution to the university’s Centre for Research in Employment Studies (CRES), whose aim is to provide a focus for the study of employment issues from a critical, analytical and multidisciplinary standpoint. 

Entry: 200-240 UCAS tariff points plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above are required for the undergraduate course and either a good degree, or five years’ relevant work experience for the postgraduate courses. 

Star academics: Dr Steve Shelley is head of the school’s Human Resource group and Professor Gregor Gall directs its Centre for Research in Employment Studies.

Alumni: There is an active alumni network.

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