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Human Resource Management

This new M.Sc. in Human Resource Management level 9 programme, located at DIT Aungier Street, draws on the acknowledged excellence of the staff at DIT in this disciplinary area. The programme is offered by the School of Management which has a close working and collaborative relationship with the key professional body, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD UK & Ireland) and the programme is structured in line with CIPD professional requirements.

Programme Aim
The M.Sc. in Human Resource Management provides an intellectual formation and path to personal development and career advancement which equips graduates of the programme with a comprehensive understanding of the philosophies and theoretical perspectives which inform sound Human Resource Management practice. The graduate will be provided with the wide-ranging knowledge and skills necessary to commence or advance their career as a Human Resource Management professional in a national and international context. Students who complete the programme will have a rigorous conceptual framework and a systematic knowledge and understanding of the issues that are at the forefront of Human Resource Management theory and practice today.

Programme Objectives
- To apply Human Resource Management processes and functions to real Human Resource Management situations as well as general business operation issues.

- To develop graduates with high levels of professional competence and skill in Human Resource Management.

- To facilitate the student's ability to transfer acquired knowledge and skill to the Human Resource Management work and research environment.

- To raise the student's knowledge and competence in Human Resource Management to the level of strategic decision making and critical analysis.

- To provide the graduate with the research skills necessary to complete quality primary research in the Human Resource Management area.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
The programme is aimed at graduates who have already obtained a bachelor degree in a cognate discipline (including HRM, business, psychology, sociology and law) who have achieved an honours grade (2.2) or higher, with work experience are eligible to apply. Candidates with ordinary level degree qualifications in cognate disciplines and appropriate work experience may also be considered as non-standard applicants and their applications will be assessed by a standing committee in the College of Business.


Part Time - 2 Years, over 5 Semesters - 2 evenings per week

Further enquiries

For Further Information
Dr Mary Prendergast
HOD, Continuing Professional Education,

College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2
T: 01-402 3202

Subjects taught

Semester 1 (15 credits 5 credits per module):
Human Resource Management in Context
Developing Skills for Business Leadership 1
Employment Law 1

Semester 2 (15 credits 5 credits per module):
Resourcing and Talent Management
Developing Skills for Business Leadership 2
Employment Law 2

Semester 3 (15 credits 5 credits per module):
Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resources Perspective
Leading, Managing and Developing People
Managing Employment Relations

Semester 4 (15 credits 5 credits per module):
Performance Management
Organisational Design and Organisation Development
Designing, Delivering & Evaluating Learning and Development Provision

Semester 4 & 5 (30 credits):
*Research Project

Note: Programme and module content may be subject to change.

Each module is worth 5 credits while the full programme is worth 90 credits at Level 9 on the National Qualifications Framework. The programme is delivered over 2 evenings per week on the Aungier Street campus while semester 5 is devoted entirely to the research project which is worth 30 credits.


Master of Science in Human Resource Management (level 9).

Location: DIT, Aungier Street

Assessment method

Assessment is on a modular basis with a final research project.

Application date

Closing Date: The general closing date is 30th April 2019. Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Enrolment and start dates

Course Start Date: September 2019

Programme Code: DT398A (PT)

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