Human Resource Management - Cork Campus

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.

Subjects taught

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

Stage 1/Semester 1 International Corporate Strategy Professional Employment Law HRM in Context

Coaching and Mentoring (4 Saturdays)

Stage 1/Semester 2 Applied Corporate Strategy Employee Engagement

Leading, Managing & Developing Training & Knowledge Management

Stage 2/Semester 1

Research Methods

Reward & Incentive Management Performance Management Sourcing & Testing

Stage 2/Semester 2

HRM Dissertation (30 credits)

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.

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.

Application dates

Places are limited. Applications are assessed on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.


2 years 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).

Master of Arts in Human Resource Programme is also delivered full-time over the course of one academic year.

Places are limited. Applications are assessed on a first come, first served basis.

This programme will be blended delivery in the coming academic year. While much of the lectures will take place online, students may be required to attend campus on a couple of occasions each semester and will have to attend on-campus for their final examinations at the end of each semester.

Post Course Info

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

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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