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Human Resource Management

Your course
This CIPD accredited programme is designed to help you to develop a thorough knowledge and applied competence in the fundamentals of human resource management and employment 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 an HR professional for organisations operating in the global market place.

This 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 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for human resource practitioners, and on completion of the MSc apply for a higher CIPD membership grade.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Successful applicants generally have a good Second Class Honours degree in business, management or a cognate social science discipline. Experience is also considered. A personal statement must be included with all applications. International students from non-English speaking countries must be fluent in English as demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. 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 specialist, specialist and intern positions at Alkermes, Beckman Coulter, Boston Scientific, Comfort Keepers, CPL Recruitment, Dunnes Stores, Forest Laboratories, Google, the HSE, 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 Eugene Hickland
T: +353 91 493 109


1. Accredited: this is one of a small number of Irish programmes accredited by the CIPD.

2. Reputation: shortlisted for national Postgraduate Course of the Year (Business) Award (2013).

3. Excellent career prospects.

Application date

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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