Human Resource Management - Cork

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.

Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Subjects taught

What is a Module?
A module is a standalone unit of learning and assessment and is completed within one semester. A full-time student will normally study six modules in each semester; part-time and ACCS (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) students will have flexibility as to the number of modules taken.

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Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Level 8) at grade H2.2 or higher. Graduates of cognate Honours programmes who have attained a grade H2.2 and a minimum of 20 credits of HRM modules or HR experience may also be eligible. The programme is offered on a modular basis and requires learners to attain 90 credits.

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS score of at least 6.0). English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to the start of the programme.


1 year full-time. This course is also offered on a part-time basis. for more information go to

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

Part Time
Course Delivery
Stage 1/Semester 1 & 2, and Stage 2/Semester 1 – Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm – 10pm, with occasional Saturdays.

Stage 2/Semester 2 – Dissertation (supervision dates to be advised).

Post Course Info

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management are eligible to apply for advanced-level membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Evening,Daytime,Weekend

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