Undergraduate Course

Artificial Intelligence in Human Resources

BSc (Hons)*

 * This course is subject to validation 

Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years

UK fee

£9,250 per year (2024/25)

International fee

£14,900 per year (2024/25)

UCAS points

112 (September 2024 entry)

UCAS code


Course level



BSc (Hons)

Start date



Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Artificial Intelligence in Human Resources at Derby 

From driving decisions about hiring, to revolutionising the creation of policies, contracts and job descriptions, the implementation of AI in the field of Human Resource Management means it’s an exciting time to develop as a graduate at the forefront of this new technology. 

The modern HR toolkit utilises AI for interview insights, personality assessments, analysing employee performance, employee engagement and talent development. The growth in this field means graduates that can combine the traditional aspects of Human Resource management with emerging technologies will be in high demand. 

Human Resource Management is an industry with people at its heart, so you will not only explore the growing opportunities automation and computer-based intelligence offers, but also the ethics and challenges of balancing this with the real world and real people. 

10%of vehicles will be driverless by 2030Forbes 2022
1millionUsers on ChatGPT within the first five days of its releaseForbes 2022
64%of businesses expect AI to increase productivityForbes 2022
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Build expert knowledge 

On this degree, you will study the mathematical and programming foundations of AI, as well as the practical analysis of the data generated by AI tools. You will understand how to use and manipulate current AI tools and explore contemporary issues in the AI application.  

You will cover vital themes including the recruitment, management and retention of employees; discrimination, equality and diversity; development of effective management and leadership; the role of HR in high performance working; and the contemporary issues shaping the HR landscape in modern organisations.  

This degree will combine skills and knowledge that will help you to make decisions in the modern working world and boost business efficiency, enabling you to offer significant value to an organisation. 

Gain hands-on experience 

We have strong connections with industry that allow you to develop the skills you learn at university and apply them to real world situations. This is something which potential employers are always looking for. We encourage you to gain experience in industry to ensure you graduate with confidence. 

You can also test your ideas through business simulations, topical case studies and employer-led projects that show how academic knowledge can be translated into management practice in the workplace.  

You’ll be able to attend guest lectures, mentor workshops and be given case study scenarios to supplement your teaching. 

Expert teaching 

You’ll be taught by a highly qualified team with an impressive track record for research and a national reputation for excellence. The team has extensive contacts in the HR community, as well as local and national companies like Rolls-Royce, JCB, Alstrom and Toyota, and you can draw on those connections for inspiration and insight. 

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What you will study

You study a range of topics that include the fundamentals of mathematics and programming, the application of AI tools, contemporary issues and ethical considerations of AI tools, as well as a range of modules to develop your Human Resource Management skills. 

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

You’ll learn in different ways, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and team working. On the Individual Project module, you’ll be encouraged to use and apply research and innovation tools and approaches in a practical context.   

How you are assessed 

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Entry requirements

2024 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2024 entry. Contextual offers may apply to students who meet certain criteria.

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points112
GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
Access to HEN/A

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

Fees and funding



£9,250 per year



£14,900 per year


Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.

UK students

If you are in Year 13 and applying for a full-time undergraduate course (including our joint honours courses), we recommend that you apply through UCAS.

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If you are applying to study part-time, or already have your qualifications, or wish to join at Year 2 or 3, you should apply directly to the University.

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.