Human Resource Management

This programme allows graduates to apply for advanced level membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD, and will aid them as their career progresses to strategic roles in organisations.

The programme is designed to expose students to current issues in the Human Resource Management domain at a strategic level. This Masters programme has been designed in consultation with industry to respond to changes that have taken place in the HR area. It is aimed at professionals in the Human Resource discipline who wish to further their career and enhance their skillset.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applications are assessed on a first come first served basis.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Level 8) at grade H2.2 or higher. Graduates of cognate Honours programmes who have attained HR experience may also be eligible. The programme is offered on a modular basis and requires learners to attain 90 credits.

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

Semester 1
International Corporate Strategy
Professional Employment Law
HRM in Context
Coaching and Mentoring (4 Saturdays)

Semester 2
Applied Corporate Strategy
Employee Engagement
Leading, Managing & Developing People
Training, Talent & Knowledge Management

Semester 3
Research Methods
Reward & Incentive Management
Performance Management
Sourcing & Testing

Semester 4
Research Dissertation (30 ECTS)


M.A.: 90 ECTS


Full-Time: 1 Year
Part-Time: 2 Years (4 Semesters, September to May).


No. of weeks per semester: 15
No. of timetable hours per week: 8
Which days: Mondays & Wednesdays (evenings). Part time students are also required to attend CIT on 4 Saturdays per semester.
Duration: 4 semesters.

No. of weeks per semester: 15
No. of timetable hours per week: circa 18
Which days: Monday - Friday
Duration: 2 semesters plus Research Dissertation


EU Applicants Full Time: €5,500
EU Applicants Part Time: €5,900
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

Enrolment dates

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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