Programme Brief


In many organisations, employees are their most valuable assets. And for this reason, effective management of human resources is essential for every company. Human Resources helps in structuring teams, it builds the organisation's culture and it helps people with engagement and development. Human resource management creates a lot of difference in enhancing the productivity of the employees.

The BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources programme can be earned in 18 months on a Part Time basis. As a graduate of this programme, you will have excellent skills and knowledge in strategies for enhancing employee relations, change management, developing training models and human resource planning.

Our other Business degree options include:

Next Step

Expand your potential; go beyond your University of Sunderland BA Honours degree.

BA graduates can seamlessly progress to one of our Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA or MSc. programmes, which we have been offering for over 24 years.

Related Courses:

  • 18 months (Part Time)
  • Champs Fleurs

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is successful completion of a Level 5 qualification in a Business discipline such as:

  • Pearson
    • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business
  • ABE Diploma
  • **COSTAATT Associate Degree:
    • Management
    • Human Resource Management
  • **ROYTEC Associate Degree – Business Management
  • **UWI Associate of Science – Business Management
  • 240 credits or equivalent of a recognised UK undergraduate award in a relevant subject


We will consider applications from applicants who do not hold one of the qualifications in the list above but do hold an equivalent professional qualification at Level 5.


** Applications will be assessed on an individual basis by the University of Sunderland for eligibility onto the programme. Please note that a module in human resources or a related subject area must be studied as part of the entry qualification.



The BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources Top Up Degree programme comprises of six modules and tuition for these are available via Part Time mode.

Our intakes are March and September of each year.


**Please Note: The University of Sunderland can decline acceptance of an application, which does not meet the standard entry requirement for this programme. The application fee paid is non-refundable.

Call: (868) 663-SBCS (7227)

Ext. 1044-1047 to speak with a Course Administrator.

You can also visit the University’s website at for more information.

Email: for more details.


Other programmes offered from the University of Sunderland:

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing

BA (Hons) Business Management