Strategic Human Resources - Athlone

The opportunity to undertake a significant piece of research during the programme provides a further opportunity to consolidate key business skills. Research along with feedback from employers demonstrates the importance of strategic human resources to the design, implementation and execution of business strategy and vision.

Course modules are taught by a combination of full-time academic faculty researching in the field of Human Resources and Employee Relations, and experienced senior HR practitioners. This ensures that students graduate with a range of theoretical, analytical, critical and practical skills and knowledge. Close partnership with the CIPD will allow students the opportunity to attend and participate in regional networking and learning events.

This programme also provides the opportunity for students to gain a CIPD accredited Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management in addition to the potential to gain CIPD Associate or Chartered membership level depending on experience.

Subjects taught

Work and working lives in a changing business environment
People management and development strategies for performance
Personal effectiveness, ethics, and business acumen
Business research in people practice
Strategic employment relations
Resourcing and talent management to sustain success
Strategic reward management
Advanced Employment Law
Organisation Design and Development
Research Project

Entry requirements

This course is designed for participants with Human Resources or People Management experience who are looking to take the next step in their career to a Senior People Management role.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of an Honour’s Level Degree (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent. TUS Midlands operate a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning scheme which means that non graduates with considerable relevant work experience and other prior qualifications may be considered for the course.
A short interview will form part of the application decision.


2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Course Commencement Date: September

Post Course Info

Progression Information
This qualification provides you with a unique opportunity to deepen your personal effectiveness and business acumen. You’ll learn how to design and manage your own strategy, enhance people management skills, recruit & nurture talent to sustain success – and reward and motivate the talent your workforce.

Graduates of this programme have secured senior positions in Human Resources, Industrial Relations and People Management.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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