Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management (Top up)

MQF Level 6

Bachelor of Science

Human Resources Management (Top up)

TBC 2024
Price  (Non-EU)
Part-Time: 24 months
Full-Time: 18 months
ECTS Credits
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Course Description

This programme examines the principles of Human Resource Management. It covers Managing Cultural diversity, Jobs Assessment and Evaluation, HR Management and Information systems, HR as tool for Change Management, Effects of New Sociological Trends on HR as well as Research Methods relevant to HR.

Students will gain an understanding of both current and emerging practices in HRM and related disciplines whilst developing a broad range of transferrable career skills.

The vocational aspects of the course are underpinned by current and future developments in industry and commerce. The programme prepares students for a professional career in human resource management by developing knowledge and understanding of HR discipline, encouraging critical investigation in HR related topics and developing independent personal development skills.

The overall course objectives are:


  • Criticaly reflect on and appraise the utility of Human Resources (HR) management , its functions, systems, procedures and applications.
  • Analyse HR management approaches in relation to managing cultural diversity.
  • Evaluate the importance of HR in managing change in the fast-paced business world in the context of change management and implementation theory.
  • Analyse the forces that lie behind the demand function for higher workforce productivity related to Job assessment and evaluation · Interpret management models and their application in the business setting.
  • Evaluate the importance and effects of sociological trends on HR.
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on basic national legislation regarding employment matters including GDPR.


  • Apply knowledge and understanding of HR management approaches in relation to managing cultural diversity in private and public sector.
  • Assess current issues and developments in the subject of HR management in relation to change management theories.
  • Critically interpret and apply methodologies for evaluating, analysing and appraising jobs.
  • Apply research and HR management theories to practice.
  • Apply knowledge of effects and impacts of new sociological trends on HR in own workplace.
  • Apply knowledge on basic national legislation regarding employment matters including GDPR.


  • Evaluate and apply subject specific knowledge of the organisational environment including change and diversity in context of HR management.
  • Critically examine the development of the HR systems, functions and procedures.
  • Develop / design and implement an undergraduate research project that integrates relevant literature and appropriate methodologies with the purpose of addressing specific issues.
  • Analyse critically the requirements to adjust to modern technologies in the HR field.
  • Assess a variety of approaches towards job analysis and evaluation.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess:

  • Level 5 Higher Diploma (120 ECTS) in a discipline related to the Study Programme and preference will be given to prospective applicants having 1 year work experience related to the study programme.

*Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate English language capability at IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at professionals with HR experience, such as:

  • HR Coordinator
  • HR Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Payslip Coordinator
  • HR Supervisor

The target group can be extended to those who have the experience but lack a formal qualification and wish to have a more thorough background in the subject in order to progress further in their careers.

Career Paths

The programme aims to prepare you for positions in middle-management and other senior roles such as

  • HR Manager
  • Head of HR
  • HR director of any organisation, both in the private and public sector.


You are required to complete all 6 compulsory modules (36 ECTS), and only 1 elective module out of the proposed 2 (6 ECTS), as well as the dissertation (18 ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this bachelor’s degree.

How you’ll be assessed

The programme comprises a total of 8 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module (twice a week);
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.




Overall assessment of this programme consists of two main components: 1. Modular Assessment carries 60% of the final grade. 2. The Dissertation carries 40% of the final grade.

The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.

  1. Modular Assessment

The modular score achieved at the end of the study programme modules is calculated by summing up and working an average of the overall grades obtained in all of the study modules. The final grade achieved by the modular component of the programme is calculated by working out 60% of the modular score obtained for the study modules.

Overall assessment weighting for each module consists of two assessment tasks, each carrying a weighting as below:

a) One Formative assignment carries 20% of total module mark achieved. b) One Summative assignment carries 80% of total module mark achieved.

2. Dissertation Assessment

Assessment of dissertations is primarily based on:

  • Depth of critical understanding of the theoretical framework;
  • Application of appropriate research tools;
  • Critical approach to analysis, interpretation and evaluation of research findings;
  • Depth and level of argumentation build-up;
  • Original contribution to the generation of new knowledge/hypothesis/models;
  • Scholarly presentation meeting academic standards.

Course Intake Dates

TBC 2024

Additional Info

Reading for the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Human Resources Management (Top up) as presented in this brochure costs €9,000.*

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.

Learning Outcomes

For Communication Skills:

The learner will be able to:

  • Communicate with variety of people at different levels within own organisation as well as external stakeholders.
  • Prepare and communicate information on contemporary issues in HR management to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

For Learning Skills:

The learner will be able to:

  • Undertake independent and self-directed study through research, both primary and secondary.
  • Develop critical reflective thinking and be in a position to challenge and critique management models, concepts and ideas.
  • Enhance their career by developing advanced knowledge and understanding to systematically and creatively inform their HR related practices.
  • Become independent, self-directed learners with the tools and motivation to continue learning, developing and reflecting throughout their careers.
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After a long break from studying, I decided to leave my comfort zone and embark upon a new adventure. But I must say that as soon as the lectures started, I felt at home, and help was forthcoming both from the students – whom I now call my friends – as well as from my lecturers. I am proud to have made the right decision for both my personal goals and for my career.

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