BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management, Northumbria University (January 2022 Intake) | PolyU SPEED

Northumbria University, Newcastle (UK)

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management, Northumbria University (January 2022 Intake)

Programme Code


Credits Required for Graduation

120 credits

Medium of Instruction


Programme Leader

Dr Jonathan Kwok Man-lung

BBA, MPhil, PhD (CityU H.K.)

Commencement Date

24 Jan 2022

Normal Duration

2 years (Part-time mode)

Tuition Fee (Local students)

Application fee: HK$200

Tuition fee: HK$80,000 (payable by 4 equal instalments, with each instalment to be settled prior to the commencement of each semester)


This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance in Hong Kong. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

Programme Features

Aims and Objectives

This top-up degree programme is designed for holders of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma. This programme aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the field of human resources management. It will equip students with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding that are required in this challenging, yet highly rewarding field. Students will also have the chance to develop reflective practices and critical thinking skills. These attributes are essential for a manager to handle changes in this modern society.


Highlights and Features

International Standing:

  • Newcastle Business School (NBS) of Northumbria University (NU) has been awarded Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) double accreditation in business and accounting
  • NBS won the Business School of the Year award at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015
  • NU ranks 27th in The Guardian's UK University League Table 2021



  • 39th intake since January 2003*
  • A strong alumni network of around 5,400* in various professions in Hong Kong
  • Identical or comparable curricula, syllabuses and assessments to those delivered on campus in Newcastle
  • Assessment by coursework (i.e. assignments, group reports, presentations, etc.)#
  • Leading to a Northumbria Award upon successful completion of study


Scholarship & Overseas Summer Course:

  • Scholarship opportunities are available for students with outstanding academic results
  • A summer English Language and Cultural Learning Programme at Northumbria University in Newcastle will be available to students on a competitive basis



These figures also cover other Northumbria University programmes offered at SPEED.


Some modules may also have a written examination.

Programme Structure

Programme Structure


Semester 1, Year 1

HR9610  Critical Organisational Analysis
HR0388  Academic and Career Development (Part 1 of 2)


Semester 2, Year 1

HR9611  HR Resourcing and Development

HR0388  Academic and Career Development (Part 2 of 2)


Semester 1, Year 2

HR9615  Compensation: Conflict and Cooperation

NX0328  Contemporary Issues in Business (Part 1 of 2)


Semester 2, Year 2

SM0382  Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility
NX0328  Contemporary Issues in Business (Part 2 of 2)


Study Support activities such as orientation, library induction, research workshop will be run to facilitate academic support and provide students with a framework for independent learning.

Study Schedule

Classes are conducted on weekday evenings and/or Saturday afternoons/evenings on PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus or PolyU West Kowloon Campus.


Teaching and Assessment

A variety of teaching and assessment methods will be used including lectures, workshops, seminars, projects and group exercises with the aim of helping students to become independent learners equipped with practical skills and competencies. Students will be assessed by assignments. Some modules may also have a written examination.


Professional Recognition

This programme is fully endorsed by The Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM). Graduates are eligible to apply for HKIHRM Associate Membership.

Entry Requirements

For admission to the programme, applicants should:
i) possess a Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree or an equivalent qualification in a business-related discipline, or BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business, AND
ii) achieve a score of 575 in TOEFL or 6.5 in IELTS, or equivalent in other tests of English (e.g. HKALE, HKCEE or HKDSE).


Holders of other qualification(s) with substantial relevant work experience may also apply. Such applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an admission test and an interview.

Financial Assistance

Extended Non-means-tested Loan

Students on the programme are eligible to apply for the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) offered by the Student Finance Office (SFO). Further information on the scheme can be obtained via the  SFO website.


Continuing Education Fund

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. For more details, please visit the CEF website .


The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework.

Application and Enquiries

Application Procedures


Programme brochure and application form can be downloaded from this website:

  1. Programme brochure
  2. Application form


Completed application form should be submitted via email to PolyU SPEED (, together with the following documents:

  1. Original receipt of application fee payment* (e.g. ATM receipt); AND
  2. Copies of academic transcripts, public exam results, and results of English Language proficiency tests.


*A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 should be deposited to the Hang Seng Bank account of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with account number 222-049298-001 at the time of application.


Application Deadline:

4 December 2021



SPEED Offices 


For academic matters

Programme Leader

For administrative matters 

Programme Officer

Mr Travis KWOK

3746 0036

For general enquiries

Administrative Assistant

Ms Susanna HUI

3746 0043


Information Session

Session 1

Date: 6 November 2021, Saturday

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Remark: The session will be conducted online; details such as meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email after successful registration.

Note: Registration is required. Please click this link to register.


Session 2

Date: 20 November 2021, Saturday

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Remark: The session will be conducted online; details such as meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email after successful registration.

Note: Registration is required. Please click this link to register.

Other Information

Supporting Facilites

The programme is supported by e-learning platforms. Students can access PolyU and CPCE library facilities.


Useful Links

Northumbria University's homepage