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Who is the MSc in Human Resource Management for?
The programme is suitable for those interested in human resource management, trade union and management consultancy careers. A background in business or cognate area such as social science, psychology, politics, law or history is an advantage.
What is the programme about? The effective management of human resources is recognised as a key element in an organisation's strategic capability. The MSc in Human Resource Management provides a conceptual and practical insight into Human Resource Management and gives you a solid foundation in current theory and practice in personnel management, industrial relations and behavioural and human sciences.
Course Objectives We will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the strategic and operational roles of human resource management. During the programme, you will learn to analyse the social, economic and political factors that influence the way people are managed and understand the role of human resources within the national and international business environment.
What will I learn? You will learn the theory behind people management and indusrial relations and develop strong research and problem solving skills.
On completing the MSc in Human Resource Management graduates will be able to:
* Interpret and critically assess the theoretical underpinnings of industrial relations and human resource management.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relationships between personnel mangement, industrial relations and behavioural and human sciences.
* Apply theoretical knowledge to practice.
* Understand contemporary developments in human resource management.
How will I benefit? This prestigious programme is highly regarded by employers and gives you a competitive advantage in the workplace that can have long-term implications for your career progression.
European Masters in Labour Studies - Dual Masters The MSc in Human Resource Management programme is part of a network of European universities that offer a European Masters Degree in Labour Studies. If you take part in and complete this programme, you will be awarded two degrees: an MSc in Human Resource Management from UCD and a Master in European Labour Studies. You can get more information about the programme on the EMLS website or by contacting Roland.Erne@ucd.ie.
The programme is offered as a one-year full-time programme or on a two-year part-time basis. You will be assessed by examination and continuous assessment.
Curriculum To complete the MSc in Human Resource Managment, students must complete seven modules (3 core and 4 options) and a Research Project in the Summer Term. In exceptional circumstances, students may seek permission to do six modules plus a Dissertation
* Human Resource Management
* Concepts in IR and HRM
* Employment Relations in Ireland
Option modules for this programme may include:
* Employee Resourcing
* Employment Law
* Managing Industrial Relations
* Managing Conflict in Organisations
* Developing Competencies for HR Leadership
* Work and Employment in the Global Economy
* Managing Workplace Learning
* Gender, Equality & Diversity
* Research Project plus one option
You will need one of the following:
* A minimum second-class honours degree in business or a finance related area.
* An honours Higher Diploma in Business Studies.
* A primary degree with a minimum of three years´ work experience in the specialisation you are applying for a related area.
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At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.
Full time programmes:
Students must pay in 3 installments. The first instalment of their fees, i.e. one third (1/3), must be paid at the point of registration. They must pay the second installment the following January and the remainder of the fees by the end of May.
Candidates must pay a non-refundable booking deposit to secure their place on a programme. This deposit will be deducted from the first installment. Students pay their fees online at
Fees Table 2010
Financing - Irish Students Local Authority Grant: You may be eligible for a local authority grant. Click here for further details: Department of Education and Science. Qualification is subject to means, age, academic attainment and residence.
Mature Student Grant scheme: You may qualify if you are over 23 years of age and live independently of your parents´ home. Contact your local authority for more information.
Student loans: If you are applying for a student loan, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has agreed student loan rates with AIB. AIB UCD branch staff have extensive experience providing finance to UCD students. Contact AIB UCD at 01 2694499 for further information or download the following leaflet - AIB financing information
Tax relief: You can apply to the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief on your tuition fees. Click here for further details: Revenue Commissioners.
Students from the US and Canada You may be eligible for a US Federal Loan from the Department of Education or you can take out a private education loan from a bank in the US. To obtain information about Federal Loans please see Please also review (attach pdf)
Canadian students can apply for a loan from the Canadian Student Loan Program. Click here for further details: CanLearn .Students may also be able to take out a private loan from the Canadian Higher Education Loan Program. Application forms are available from and
Development Cooperation Ireland Fellowships The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, under the aegis of its Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI) Programme, offers annual funding to selected nationals from certain developing countries for post-graduate academic programmes in Irish third level institutions. Please consult the DCI website:
`Triple crown´ of Accreditation
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is one of a small group of schools worldwide to hold the `triple crown´ of accreditation from the three centres of business and academic excellence. These accreditations benchmark us against the best in the world and position UCD Smurfit School on the global map. Attaining these accreditations requires us to continually evaluate and enhance our own courses and programmes.
* AACSB: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International is the USA-based body, which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of Degree programmes delivered by each Management School.
* EQUIS: This is the quality improvement system administered by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) throughout Europe. EQUIS is awarded on the basis of quality controls on the entire range of activities within an institution.
* AMBA: The Association of MBAs is a British-based organisation which concentrates specifically on MBA programmes and accredits those which reach its standards.
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