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DCU Business School

MSc in Human Resource Management

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

  • PAC CodeDC632
  • Course type Postgraduate
  • Qualification Masters Degree
  • Delivery Modes Full-time
  • Duration 1 Year

The DCU MSc in Human Resource Management prepares students to become leaders in people management and organisational change. 

The innovative and distinguishing features of the programme are its focus on international elements of management, its emphasis on enhancing leadership capability, and the importance given to building professional competencies. 

You will also develop insights into the latest developments in HRM, including cross-cultural management, people management, and the strategic importance of the HR function. 

Why do this course?

  • The only Masters of its kind in Ireland to recognised by the Society of HRM, the largest global HR professional body.
  • A strong focus on leadership and personal and career development, and the application of theory to the practice of HRM
  • Graduates will qualify for graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
  • Ranked in the World’s Top 30 MSc in Human Resource Management by Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2016
  • DCU Business School, accredited by AACSB, has an established international reputation for high quality graduates

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Programme

The objectives of the programme are to provide graduates with:

An in-depth understanding of the theories and conceptual frameworks underpinning people management.

Insights into the latest developments in HRM.

An understanding of the strategic level of analysis at which business decisions are made and of the links between management of human resources, business strategy, finance and performance.

Expertise in cross-cultural management, industrial relations and managing human resources internationally.

Opportunities to acquire the professional competencies required to work successfully in a human resource management environment or as a manager engaged in managing human resources.

The skills to undertake and implement organisational level research.

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Why DCU

Dublin City University has forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners both at home and overseas.

Our solid industry relationships have allowed us to instil an enterprising culture into our postgraduate courses which has resulted in DCU Business School’s reputation as being Ireland’s most innovative business school.

We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators.

The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognized by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.

DCU graduates are highly sought after in the job market, with many going on to pursue management roles in organisations both at home and abroad.

Careers

Graduates will find employment with multinational companies, consultancy firms, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Graduates pursue specialist or generalist roles in human resource management, training and development, employee relations, research, consultancy, or as general managers particularly in international firms.

Recent employers include Intel Ireland, ESB International, Bristol Myers Squibb, Trinity Mirror Group PLC, Tesco Ireland, DELL, Google Ireland, Mazars Ireland, ePeople Recruitment and Smurfit Kappa Group. There are also opportunities for those wishing to undertake further study to doctoral level.

 

Accreditation

This programme is fully accredited by CIPD. Successful graduates thus qualify with both the Masters degree and a professional qualification (graduate membership of CIPD). It equips students to become leaders in the fast-changing world of HR or in international business where there are responsibilities for people management.

Requirements

General Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the programme are:

A second class honours grade 1 degree (or international equivalent) in a Business discipline

OR

A second class honours grade 1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a non-Business discipline

OR

Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management coupled with significant relevant professional experience.

If you have achieved a second class honours grade 2 honours degree in a Business discipline with a significant specialism in Human Resource Management, you may still obtain a place on the programme. This will depend on the availability of places and on obtaining high grades in core HRM and Organisational Behaviour modules in your programme. Core Human Resource Management modules include Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour. You may be called for interview.

If, as is normally the case, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants will be ranked for admission purposes on the basis of prior academic performance and, where relevant, professional experience. Candidates who have not received their degree results by the application closing date may receive conditional offers.

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

Dates for Submission of Applications 2017

The programme commences with a compulsory Immersion Week, which takes place the week prior to the standard University commencement date. Please check at this link for the standard University commencement date:

https://www4.dcu.ie/students/az/academic-calendar.shtml

EU Applicants

You will need to apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 31st July 2017 for the September 2017 intake.

Non-EU Applicants

You will need to apply online the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 10th July 2017 for the September 2017 intake. Applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of gaining entry into Ireland are advised to apply as early as possible.

Queries on Completed Applications

Queries on completed applications can be made by e-mail to registry@dcu.ie

Applying through the Postgraduate Applications Centre

When applying for this programme (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) use the PAC code DC632. Please submit a C.V. along with other supporting documentation to PAC.

How to Apply and Closing Dates

Make an Application

EU Applicants
Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 31st July 2017 for the September 2017 intake.

Non-EU Applicants
Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (www.pac.ie/dcu) by 11th July 2017 for the September 2017 intake.