Human Resource Management

With a strategic and international focus the MSc in HRM equips HR professionals to manage the increasing complexity and challenges in the modern HR function. The programme, which is CIPD accredited at the highest level and EPAS Accredited (awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development), provides access to specialist laboratory facilities and includes a BPS Psychometric Testing Certification, Levels A & B.

Key Fact
Fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), this programme also includes BPS Psychometric Testing Certification, Levels A & B.

Entry requirements

Applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a relevant discipline (for example human resource management; work and organisational psychology; business management). However, applicants with cognate backgrounds (where they must have studied at least some of the following subjects in their undergraduate degrees – management, organisational behaviour, employment relations, industrial relations, employment law, individual psychology, social psychology, learning, conflict management, strategy) will also be considered. An interview (face-to-face, or via telephone/skype) will normally form part of the application process. Applicants who do not meet the minimum primary degree requirement may be considered on the basis of relevant professional experience in the field of human resource management, industrial relations, training and development, employment policy, or related field.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester:
• Psychometric Assessment Certificate (Level A)
• Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
• Research Methods
• Comparative Employment Relations
• The Psychology of Leadership and Change
• Professional Development 1

Spring Semester
• Irish and European Labour Law
• Negotiations and Conflict Management
• Workplace Learning and Development
• International Human Resource Management
• Professional Development 2
• Research Skills Development

Summer Semester
• Dissertation 1
• Dissertation 2


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

This programme would be of interest to those pursuing careers in the following:

Management Consultancy
Human Resource Management
Organisational Development
Training and Development
Management and Leadership Development
Employee Relations

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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