BA Human Resource Management with Organisational Psychology (Advanced Entry)

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Build on your previous experience and skills and explore ways of improving social and psychological process operating in organisations.

  • Napier code:

    36124BD

  • UCAS code:

    3T8O

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Award:

    BA

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

This advanced entry course brings together two complementary areas of study – Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organisational Psychology.

This will 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 the systems used in the specialist HRM field.

This is a full-time course studied over one year.


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The course is designed to build on your previously acquired knowledge and skills, allowing advanced entry into Year 3 of a degree programme. The principal aims are:

  • to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of issues influencing the effective delivery of HRM and management processes underpinned by Organisational Psychology
  • to integrate your learning into an analytical, problem-solving, creative approach in relation to the challenges and changes facing the HRM function and the general management of people at work
  • to develop your 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

This is a full-time course studied over one year. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and through independent study.

What you study

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

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

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Your knowledge and skills in the key areas which relate to people management will enable you to make an effective and valuable contribution to an organisation’s consideration of the strategic and operational management of people.

  • trainee HRM roles, leading to professional qualification
  • further professional study (CIPD) and/or a Masters degree
  • general management opportunities


Minimum year 3

As this is an advanced entry programme, applicants are required to have undertaken previous study at a higher level, equivalent to 2 years of a degree programme, or HND. This must include the relevant subject areas which underpin both HRM and Organisational Psychology areas of study. If you are considering applying you should contact the Programme Leader Norma D’Annunzio-Green.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 tba
Overseas £11,950 tba

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