Human Resource Management
Key programme benefits to future students
Equips participants to face multiple role requirements in a function that is increasingly complex and challenging, including managing transformational change, globalisation, diversity and inclusion, balancing operational and strategic issues and managing competing demands from multiple stakeholders.
Recognised international programme accreditation at the highest level from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).
Students have access to specialist laboratory facilities and the programme offers a dual degree opportunity at the following French Business School partners: Audencia (Nantes), Excelia (La Rochelle), Neoma (Reims & Rouen), Rennes and Toulouse.
Key Fact: This MSc in Human Resource Management is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).
• Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
• The Psychology of Leadership and Change
• Comparative Employment Relations
• Research Methods
• Professional Development 1
• Psychometric Testing
• Irish and European Labour Law
• Negotiations and Conflict Management
• Workplace Learning and Development
• International Human Resource Management
• Professional Development 2
• Research Skills Development
• Dissertation 1
• Dissertation 2
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.
What to Include with your Application
Qualification transcripts and certificates
A copy of your birth certificate/passport
A 1 page personal statement that outlines your interest in the programme and how your undergraduate education and/or work experiences are a ‘fit’ with the entry requirements of the programme
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate
Guidelines on Completing your Application
•To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form – your application cannot be assessed until relevant documentation is uploaded
•Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.
In the case of international students, applicants must hold a qualification that is equivalent to an Irish or UK honours bachelor's degree (NQAI level 8). The degree must be in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought. To find out if you have the correct qualifications to apply for a programme at UL check the specific requirements for your home country
Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on ul.ie.
2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.
3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.
4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on ul.ie/gps and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.
5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.
6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.
7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.
8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.
9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.
10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.
Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, on-campus.
Post Course Info
Graduates are equipped for career opportunities in areas such as Human Resource Management (generalist or specialist roles); Learning & Development; Talent management; Management Consultancy; Management & Leadership Development; Employee Relations.