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Human Resource Management

With a strategic and international focus the MSc in HRM equips HR professionals to manage the increasing complexity and challenges in the modern HR function. The programme, which is CIPD accredited at the highest level and EPAS Accredited (awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development), provides access to specialist laboratory facilities and includes a BPS Psychometric Testing Certification, Levels A & B.

Entry requirements

Applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a relevant discipline (for example human resource management; work and organisational psychology; business management). However, applicants with cognate backgrounds (where they must have studied at least some of the following subjects in their undergraduate degrees – management, organisational behaviour, employment relations, industrial relations, employment law, individual psychology, social psychology, learning, conflict management, strategy) will also be considered. An interview (face-to-face, or via telephone/skype) will normally form part of the application process. Applicants who do not meet the minimum primary degree requirement may be considered on the basis of relevant professional experience in the field of human resource management, industrial relations, training and development, employment policy, or related field.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Careers or further progression

This programme would be of interest to those pursuing careers in the following:

Management Consultancy
Human Resource Management
Organisational Development
Training and Development
Management and Leadership Development
Employee Relations

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Noreen Heraty
Email: noreen.heraty@ul.ie

Course Coordinator
Kathy Ryan
Tel: +353 (0) 61 234389
Email: kathy.ryan@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester:
• Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
• Research Methods
• Comparative Employment Relations
• The Psychology of Leadership and Change
• Professional Development 1

Spring Semester
• Irish and European Labour Law
• Negotiations and Conflict Management
• Workplace Learning and Development
• International Human Resource Management
• Professional Development 2
• Research Skills Development

Summer Semester
• Dissertation 1
• Dissertation 2
• Psychometric Assessment Certificate – Levels A & B (Intermediate)

Comment

With a strategic and international focus the MSc in HRM equips HR professionals to manage the increasing complexity and challenges in the modern HR function. The programme, which is CIPD accredited at the highest level and EPAS Accredited (awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development), provides access to specialist laboratory facilities and includes a five day international workshop.

Application date

What to Include with your Application

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Guidelines on Completing your Application

•To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form – your application cannot be assessed until relevant documentation is uploaded

•Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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