The MSc Business Human Resource Management programme from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is designed to provide a research-led professional education to students wishing to pursue a career in HRM and employment relations.
The Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group at UCD pioneered research in these fields at University level in Ireland and is now a centre for internationally-renowned research and studies.
Students will benefit from learning values based on research, independent inquiry and critical but constructive engagement with major debates and issues. The UCD HRM and ER Group combines professional expertise in practice and policy development with a commitment to research. Engagement with the practical worlds of industrial relations and human resource management is a core programme feature.
Students of the MSc in Human Resource Management are prepared for a career in private and public sector organisations, employer associations and trade unions and the research, consultancy and teaching professions.
Graduates are traditionally employed in a wide range of sectors (private and public sector organisations, trade unions, research and consultancy) and companies (Google, Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Diageo, Accenture, Mercer and PwC, amongst others).
Graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. (Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey)
Potential careers for our graduates include:
- Recruitment Consultant
- Talent Performance Specialist
- HR Business Partner
- Staffing Associate
- Personnel Officer
- Client Services
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading professional body for HR managers.
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- Concepts in Industrial Relations and Human Resources
- Human Resource Management
- Strategy & International Business
- Managing Conflict in Organisations
- Employment Law
- Work & Employment in a Global Economy
- Employment Relations in Ireland
- Reward Management
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
DisciplinesHuman Resource Management International Business Strategic Management View 15 other Masters in Human Resource Management in Ireland
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- A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in Business/Commerce/Business Administration, Social Science, Psychology, Economics, Law, Accounting or a related area.
- A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ work experience in Human Resource Management or employment relations.
- English Language Test
- Additional Documentation
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International20500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
- Fees Part-Time EU: €8,200 per year
- Part-Time Non-EU: €10,250 per year
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.