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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:

    Full time,Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    7th September 2018

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.

Course summary

This programme allows 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 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 Human Resource discipline who wish to further their career and enhance their skillset.


Organisation and Professional Development

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Course Fee

EU Applicants Full Time: €5,500
EU Applicants Part Time fee: €5,900

Non-EU Applicants: €12,000
For information on visa requirements, please visit

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy 
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.

Part-time: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).

Master of Arts in Human Resource Programme is also delivered full-time over the course of one academic year.

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

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

Course Structure: Full-time
Two taught semesters plus dissertation completion
18 hours per week



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.


Stage 1/Semester 1

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


stage 1/Semester 2

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


stage 2/Semester 1

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


Stage 2/Semester 2

HRM Dissertation (30 credits)



  • 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.

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Dr Deirdre O'Donovan
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