Strategy Innovation & People Management - SIPM

The MSc SIPM is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at the highest level, leading to a recognised, global professional qualification in HRM, following requisite experience. The programme comprises nine modules taught over two semesters, a research project and a continuous professional development (CPD) log. A variety of teaching approaches are employed, and each module has its own combination of learning and assessment methods, many involving an applied dimension with external companies.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements include a minimum of second-class honours (NFQ Level 8) or equivalent for example a primary degree with a minimum of three years' relevant work experience. Students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency by successfully completing and passing an English language test, e.g., IELTS (score of 6.5) or equivalent.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1 year full-time.

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Career Opportunities
A range of career opportunities are open to graduates in areas such as graduate management trainee programmes, financial services and business analysis, management consultancy, retail management, hotel management, human resource management, policy development, and research and academia. Employers of graduates of the programme include Accenture, AIB Capital Markets, Aldi, Amazon, Bank of Ireland, Diageo, Dell, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland (New York), Google, IDA Ireland, Jumeirah Hotels, Mercer Consulting, Oracle, Qualtrics, Cambridge University (PhD), NUI Galway and University of Limerick.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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