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Employment Relations, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) St. John's, Canada
At the Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Master of Employment Relations (MER) program is offered jointly by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Business Administration.

Overview

From career counseling to contract negotiations, the MER program will help you effectively manage relationships in your organization. This part-time multi-disciplinary program provides advanced-level study of all aspects of the employment relationship. 

The master program in Employment Relations, offered by the  Memorial University of Newfoundland, allows students to become specialists in the area of Employment Relations. Our MER graduates go on to careers in recruitment and selection, human resource managers roles, health and safety and labour relations advisor roles to name a few.

Learn about labour market trends, the latest research in industrial relations, and best practices in human resources management. With core courses in business, sociology, history, and economics, the MER considers the employment relationship from a variety of viewpoints, including yours! 

Learning Outcomes

  • From career counselling to contract negotiations, Memorial’s MER program will help you to effectively manage relationships at your organization. Our multi-disciplinary program provides advanced-level study of all aspects of the employment relationship as well as offers insight into the history and sociology of work cultures.
  • Learn about labour market trends, the latest research in industrial relations and best practices in human resources management. With required courses in business, sociology, history and economics, our MER program considers the employment relationship from a variety of viewpoints – including yours!

Programme Structure

  • Memorial’s MER program is offered by full-time or part-time study and involves 36 credit hours of coursework. Most courses accommodate part-time student schedules, in that many start after 4:00 pm. Full-time students normally complete the program in one academic year.
  • If a student has completed a required course prior to entering the MER program, they may be approved to complete a substitution for that course. In general, exemptions for courses completed prior to enrolling in the MER program will not be granted.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    August 15 for Winter admission (part-time only). 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail or courier)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal 
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional requirements (may be required).
  • Prerequisites may be necessary for your program of interest

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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