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Programme Overview

The MSc Business (HRM) programme is tailor-made for students with an undergraduate degree in business, or in cognate areas such as social science, psychology, economics, politics or law. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading professional body for HR managers.

The MSc Business (HRM) programme is designed to provide a research-led professional education to students wishing to pursue a career in HRM and employment relations. The Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group at UCD pioneered research in these fields at University level in Ireland and is now a centre for internationally-renowned research and studies.  Students will benefit from learning values based on research, independent inquiry and critical but constructive engagement with major debates and issues. The UCD HRM and ER Group combines professional expertise in practice and policy development with a commitment to research.  Engagement with the practical worlds of industrial relations and human resource management is a core programme feature.  

A unique feature of the programme is the opportunity to participate in two exchange programmes, with the ILR School, Cornell University and the EMLS (European Masters in Labour Studies), a network of leading European universities offering postgraduate programmes in labour studies. (Places on these exchange programmes are limited and students are invited to apply to apply in mid- September. There is no guarantee that places on these exchange programmes will be available every academic year).

Further details about the ILR School are available at www.ilr.cornell.edu/about-ilr. Further details on the EMLS programme can be found at www.mest-emls.eu.

Quick Facts

87%*

% Employed after 6 months

12 Months

Full-Time Programme Duration

24 Months*

Part-Time Programme Duration

September 2018

Starting

Current Class Profile

52

Class size

26

Average Age

71% / 29%

Females/Males

11

Nationalities

38%

International class %

The Smurfit Experience

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Events

Jan

31

Quinn Pop Up Stand January 2018

UCD Lochlann School of Business

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Feb

7

MSc Open Evening

Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

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Feb

15

MSc Information Webinar (Europe) February 2018

Webinar

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Apr

25

PT Post Experience & Executive Development Open Evening

Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

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Scholarships and Awards

Two awards are normally available to Human Resource Management students who demonstrate exceptional ability on the programme.

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