At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The Human Resource Management and Marketing combined honours course provides you with a flexible range of study options so you can tailor your learning to suit your interests. Taught by friendly and approachable tutors and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), this course enables you to advance your knowledge of two vitally important business functions to prepare you for a range of careers in management. Human Resource Management will provide you with a critical and globalised approach to management theory and practice, exploring how organisations function as part of their wider context as well as how they manage their workforce and make decisions on pay and terms and conditions of employment. In Marketing you will learn how to plan and implement successful marketing strategies. There are exciting opportunities to explore branding and digital marketing and develop awareness of alternative and not-for-profit organisations. This research informed combined course will encourage you to reflect critically on your learning, to challenge received wisdom and to think for yourself about the theories you encounter. You have the option to study abroad or to take a placement year as part of this programme, building your skills and experience further to prepare you for working life after graduation. The programme will provide you with the specialist skills required to pursue a career in either human resource management or marketing. You might work as a human resources manager or take up a career in training and development, equality and diversity, recruitment, occupational psychology, management consultancy or counselling. A wide range of organisations recruit marketing graduates, not just commerce and industry but also the health service, local and central government, political parties, charities and into a variety of roles. These could include market researcher, media buyer, advertising executive, PR officer or events organiser. You could also choose to go on to study for a postgraduate qualification in either subject.