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Human Resource Management

Your Course
This programme, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), is designed to help you to develop a thorough knowledge and applied competence in the fundamentals of human resource management and employee relations. You will examine the nature of work and explore human resource policy and practice in national and multinational organisations. You will develop the knowledge and skills that you need to work as a human resource (HR) professional for organisations operating in the global marketplace.

The programme, shortlisted for the Postgraduate Course of the Year (Business) Award in 2013, is designed to help you to develop a thorough knowledge and applied competence in the fundamentals of industrial relations and human resource management. As a student on the programme, you may join the CIPD, the professional body for HR practitioners; on completion of the MSc, you apply for a higher CIPD membership grade.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. Accredited: This is one of a small number of Irish programmes accredited by the CIPD.
2. Opportunity to complete a module at Toulouse Business School.

3. High-profile and researchactive academic staff.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Normally a H2.1 grade business or related degree, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable. Experience is also considered. A personal statement must be included with all applications. In addition, an interview may form part of the selection process for the programme.


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Our students are employed nationally and internationally in HR by companies such as Alkermes, Beckman Coulter, Boston Scientific, Comfort Keepers, CPL Recruitment, Dunnes Stores, Forest Laboratories, Google, the Health Services Executive, Kerry Group, IBEC, Intel, The Irish Times, Matrix Recruitment and Medtronic. A number of graduates have continued their education to PhD level.

Further enquiries

Dr Deirdre Curran
T: +353 91 49 2521

Subjects taught

Example of modules include Learning and Development; Reward Management; International HRM; Employee Relations and Law; Global Business; and Human Resources in Context.

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

When To Apply: NUI 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.

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