Human Resource Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 15.1 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jul 10, 2024
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:3779 Duration:1 year

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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. 

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.

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.

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


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


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. 

Dublin City University is proud to award merit-based scholarships to high achieving students who enter the Faculty of Engineering and Computing and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2016/17 academic year. These scholarships are available to Indian applicants only and are based on academic merit to those who have a Full Offer. 

The Faculties also award scholarships of €1,000 to high achievers entering Masters and Bachelor programmes who are ranked by academic achievement. 

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