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Human Resource Management (Master of Arts)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    23rd September 2016

Admission Requirements:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Level 8) at grade H2.2 or higher. Graduates of cognate Honours programmes who have attained HR experience may also be eligible. The programme is offered on a modular basis and requires learners to attain 90 credits.


Organisation and Professional Development

Course Fee:
EU applicants: €2,950 per year

Course Structure

The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management is a two-year Level 9 programme. This Level 9, MA, will allow graduates to apply for advanced level membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD, and will aid them as their career progresses to strategic roles in organisations. The programme is delivered part-time over two academic years.

The programme is designed to expose students to current issues in the Human Resource Management domain at a strategic level. This Masters programme has been designed in consultation with industry to respond to changes that have taken place in the HR area. It is aimed at professionals in the HR discipline who wish to further their career and enhance their skillset.

Stage 1/Semester 1 & 2, and Stage 2/Semester 1  – Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm -10pm with occasional Saturdays.
Stage 2/Semester 2 – Dissertation (supervision dates to be advised)


ECTS Credits: 90

Course Structure: Part Time
No. of semesters: Four
No. of weeks per semester: 15
No. of timetable hours week:  approx. 20 hours per week contact time
Which days: Monday and Wednesday (evenings) with occasional Saturdays


Graduates of the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management are eligible to apply for advanced level membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD.

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

For detailed module information, please visit this link.

Semester One

International Corporate Strategy (5 credits)
Professional Employment Law (5 credits)
HRM in Context (5 credits)
Coaching and Mentoring (Workshop, 4 Saturdays) (5 credits)

Semester Two

Applied Corporate Strategy (5 credits)
Employee Engagement (5 credits)
Leading, Managing & Developing People (5 credits)
Training, Talent & Knowledge Management (5 credits)

Semester Three

Research Methods (5 credits)
Reward & Incentive Management (5 credits)
Performance Management (5 credits)
Sourcing & Testing (5 credits)

Semester Four

Research Dissertation (30 credits)




  • Online Applications is open for course commencing 7th September 2016.

  • Places are limited. Applications are assessed on a first come, first served basis.

  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application..

Full-time Mode of Study
Part-time Mode of Study





Dr Deirdre O'Donovan
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