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Human Resource Management

This double-accredited programme prepares students with a non-business background for business challenges, which is crucially important to organisations operating in an increasingly dynamic and complex world.

The MSc in Human Resource Management is designed for students who do not have a business background. The uniqueness of the programme is the great combination between research and practice. The structure of the programme is designed to build student's knowledge and understanding of human resource management and also provide students great opportunities to go beyond the classroom and empower them to learn Human Resource Management in real organizations via Human Resource Management in Practice module. Students are offered the opportunity to conduct either a research dissertation or a company based project which again build students' capability to apply theory into practice.

The programme includes interactive lessons, group projects and practice workshops within organisations. Students can also undertake a company project instead of the dissertation module.

The programme has been approved by the two following large HR professional bodies:

•SHRM, Society Human Resource Management, U.S. based with 285,000 members in over 165 countries

•HRCI, HR Certified Institute, also based in the U.S. with more than 500,000 HR professionals in more than 100 countries


8 months

Classes are run throughout the academic year over two semesters: September - December and January - April.

Subjects taught

Michaelmas Term

Human Resource Management
Performance and Rewards Management
Managing Employment Relations
Organisation Design and Development
Developing Skills for Business Leadership
Learning and Development

Hilary Term

Managing Diversity in Organisations
Researching Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management in Practice (company trip)
Leading Change in a Complex World
Strategic and International Human Resource Management
Ethics, Business and Society

Trinity Term


NB - Timetable and modules are subject to change.


NFQ Level: 9

Assessment method

12 taught modules. You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams and continuous assessment. A dissertation is required

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017

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