Human Resource Management with Organisational Psychology BA

Graduates will develop knowledge of both HRM and organisational psychology theory and practice, enhancing their people management expertise.


This is a part-time top-up degree, lasting three trimesters, aimed at those who are currently working in the field of HR or Organisational Psychology and those who aspire to do so. Students applying for September 2021 should have already completed two years of an undergraduate business degree (or equivalent).

Please note: the programme will run from September 2021 to May 2022 (two trimesters) and September to December 2022 (third and final trimester), with the summer trimester off.

You’ll gain the knowledge and skills of Human Resource Management, drawing on theoretical, practical and business focused perspectives. This will be combined with the study of key areas of organisational psychology to enable you to more fully understand the social and psychological processes operating in organisations and to develop ways of improving them through the application of specialist Human Resource Management processes.

To enquire about this programme, please contact the Programme Leader, Dr Ciaran McFadden.

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Mode of Study:



16 months

Course details

This is a 16-month part-time top-up to Year 3 degree programme, which comprises 6 modules.

You’ll gain Human Resource Management skills and knowledge alongside key areas of psychology which will provide understanding of social and psychological processes at work within organisations.

Your should also develop:

  • Employability and transferable skills in independent thinking and reflective learning which will enable you to develop an existing career and contribute effectively in a business situation.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills commensurate with demands of highly complex organisational structure.
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    How you’ll be taught

    You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.
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    You will be assessed through coursework and written examinations.

Popular modules

Year 3

  • Strategic Management in a Global Context
  • Human Resource Development
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Managing the Employment Relationship
  • Work Psychology
  • Individual Differences 2


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for Human Resource Management with Organisational Psychology?

The University does not sponsor students to study on part-time programmes in the UK under the Student Visa route. International Applicants must therefore have other valid immigration leave to study on this programme.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the undergraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.

Minimum Year 3


  • Pass HND in Human Resource Management with grade C at SCQF Level 8 
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2023/24 2024/25
Scotland £910 £910
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £4,625 £4,625
Overseas and EU £8,790 £9,670
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships
If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


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On successful completion of this course you’ll be well placed to enter employment in management related positions in both public and private sectors.
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