Human Resource Management

You will also develop insights into the latest developments in HRM, including cross-cultural management, people management, and the strategic importance of the HR function.

The innovative and distinguishing features of the programme are its focus on international elements of management, its emphasis on enhancing leadership capability, and the importance given to building professional competencies.

You will also develop insights into the latest developments in HRM, including cross-cultural management, people management, and the strategic importance of the HR function.

The objectives of the programme are to provide graduates with:

An in-depth understanding of the theories and conceptual frameworks underpinning people management.

Insights into the latest developments in HRM.

An understanding of the strategic level of analysis at which business decisions are made and of the links between management of human resources, business strategy, finance and performance.

Expertise in cross-cultural management, industrial relations and managing human resources internationally.

Opportunities to acquire the professional competencies required to work successfully in a human resource management environment or as a manager engaged in managing human resources.

The skills to undertake and implement organisational level research.

Subjects taught

Programme Academic Structure for 2023 - 2024, MSc in Human Resource Management
This information is provisional & subject to change.

Year 1 Core Modules:
Code Title Credit Semester Exam % CA % Resit Category
HR5112 Labour Law 5 Semester 2 60 40 1
HR5122 Organisational Analysis 10 Semester 2 0 100 1
HR5126 International HRM Developments 10 Semester 2 0 100 1
HR550 Management Research Report/Dissertation 30 Autumn Semester 0 100 2
HR551 People Management & Development 5 Semester 1 70 30 1
HR557 Researching HRM 5 Semester 1 0 100 1
HR559 Leadership & Career Development 5 Semester 2 0 100 1
HR564 Selection & Assessment 5 Semester 1 0 100 1
HR565 Managing Employee Performance and Reward 5 Semester 2 0 100 1
HR568 International Employee Relations 5 Semester 1 0 100 1
HR569 Strategic Human Resource Management 5 Semester 1 0 100 1

Entry requirements

For admission to the M.Sc. in Human Resource Management candidates must hold:

• A 2.1 Honours degree in a Business discipline, or equivalent international qualification


• A 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant non-Business discipline eg. Social Sciences or Humanities, or equivalent international qualification


• Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management and/or 5 years or more relevant professional experience in people management

• International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. Please see link…

Due to the specialist nature of this programme, additional criteria may be used to assess suitability to undertake this programme.

Application dates

Application Deadlines
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:
Closing date for non EU applicants is 1st July 2024.
Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2024.

Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.

To apply for this programme:
All applicants should apply via the Application weblink above.

• Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.

• If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements. Please view link


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

The programme commences in September 2024.

Post Course Info

Graduates will find employment with multinational companies, consultancy firms, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Graduates pursue specialist or generalist roles in human resource management, training and development, employee relations, research, consultancy, or as general managers particularly in international firms.

Recent employers include Intel Ireland, ESB International, Bristol Myers Squibb, Trinity Mirror Group PLC, Tesco Ireland, DELL, Google Ireland, Mazars Ireland, ePeople Recruitment and Smurfit Kappa Group. There are also opportunities for those wishing to undertake further study to doctoral level.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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