What will I learn?
Students of the course should acquire both a strong theoretical grounding in HR management and essential analytical skills to assist them in resolving people management issues in their future career.
A capacity to interpret and critically assess the conceptual basis of industrial relations and human resource management, allied with the ability to apply such theories in practical contexts.
The ability to develop and subsequently show an understanding of the inter-relationships between personnel management, industrial relations and behavioural and human sciences.
A grasp of the social, economic and political factors that influence HR management, its role within the national and international business environment and current developments within the profession.
How will I benefit?
The accreditation and structuring of this particular Masters offers extra learning opportunities and higher guarantees of an accelerated career path upon graduation.
The MSc HRM offers 2 exchange programmes, one with the ILR School (Cornell University) and the 2nd programme is the EMLS (European Masters in Labour Studies), a network of leading European universities offering postgraduate programmes in labour studies. More details online.
Professional accreditation the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) - accredited option is highly regarded by employers and gives graduates from the course a competitive advantage in the workplace.
Graduates are traditionally employed in a wide spread of sectors (private and public sector organisations, trade unions, research and consultancy) and companies (Google, Microsoft, Diageo, Accenture and PwC, amongst others).
The MSc in Human Resource Management is accredited by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), the leading professional body for HR managers. To qualify for CIPD membership students must complete specific modules that are accredited by the CIPD. (Students who participate in the exchange programmes can qualify for CIPD membership but they must ensure that they complete all the modules that are specified by CIPD).
Exchange Programmes - The MSc in HRM offers two exchange programmes (ILR School, Cornell University and the European Masters in Labour Studies). Places on these exchange programmes are limited and students are invited to apply in mid September. Further details about the ILR School are available at www.ilr.cornell.edu/about-ilr. Further details on the EMLS programme can be found at www.mest-emls.eu. Please note there is no guarantee that places on these exchange programmes will be available every academic year.
Curricular flexibility in addition to the CIPD and Exchange Programme options, the course is also available in full-time or part-time formats, the latter being taught via classes taught during the working day.
Academic prizes two awards are available to exceptional students: the Merc Partners bursary for the student with the highest mark in the HRM stream, and the Richard Maher Memorial Medal for the part-time student with the highest first-class honours mark.