Human Resources Degree

Human Resources departments are responsible for making up the workforce of a company or organisation. A HR officer would usually be in control of the employability of personnel, the training programs for existing personnel, and overall they need to make sure the company achieves objectives that are set.

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You can study a Human Resources Degree at an Associates level or Bachelor’s level. Those already possessing an undergraduate degree can pursue a postgraduate degree in HR through either a HR Master’s degree or an MBA with specialisations within the HR industry. In general, a degree in HR can take anywhere between 1 and 4 years depending on the qualification type.

Human Resources itself can be considered a specialisation within the larger business industry. However, there are many subdivisions of HR that can be specialised in throughout a university course. Some specialisations include employee training, organisational theory, behavioural science, management studies and legal studies regarding HR.

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Entry Requirements for Degrees in Human Resources

Depending on the institution you wish to apply to, the entry requirements will vary. You will need to contact the institution directly to find out their entry requirements.

If you do not meet the entry requirements you may want to consider a pathway course.

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Career Options

Graduates from a HR degree will have gained many skills throughout their degree, and will be able to fill a number of job roles. To name a few, students can become a HR administrator, HR advisor, HR consultant and HR officer.

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