MSc Human Resource Management

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MSc Human Resource Management

University College Cork
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    1st year fees
  • 90
  • Campus
  • Masters
  • 1 years


The MSc in Human Resource Management is a Level 9, CIPD accredited programme designed to capture the realities of the contemporary HR profession and seeks  to develop the HR careers of students. A mix of research led academics and senior HR professionals teach on the programme. Adopting a strategic focus, the MSc HRM equips HR professionals to successfully deal with the challenges facing the HR function in contemporary organisations.  The duration of the programme is one year for full-time students and two years for part-time students.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8, or equivalent) (e.g. Higher Diploma)

Applicants who do not meet the minimum primary degree requirement will be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on the basis of other qualifications and relevant professional experience in the field of human resource management, industrial relations, training and development, employment policy, or related field.  An interview may form part of the application process in this regard.


Courses Units

You need to complete 90 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

More Information

This programme has been designed specifically to enable students to develop a successful career in the broad HR domain.  The strategic focus to the programme encourages students to strengthen their critical thinking skills regarding the role of the HR function in contemporary firms. Modules have been carefully designed to capture the realities of the HR profession with specific focus on emerging and significant issues such as data analytics, healthy organisations, and talent development. The teaching team on this programme is made up of world-class academics and expert practitioners. There is a strong focus on professional development skills in the programme to help prepare students for the next step in their career.  In the Applied Research Project students will partner with an organisation to conduct research on a real-life HR issue, developing their consultancy, communication, and analytic skills. The programme is closely linked to the Human Resource Research Centre, (HRRC)  in Cork University Business School (CUBS) and the importance of developing a professional network is emphasised with regular guest lectures, workshops and masterclasses scheduled throughout the course. As a Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development CIPD accredited course, students will use this programme as a launchpad for the development of their career. 

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