Students of the MSc in Human Resource Management are prepared for a career in private and public sector organisations, employer associations and trade unions and the research, consultancy and teaching professions.
Graduates are traditionally employed in a wide range of sectors (private and public sector organisations, trade unions, research and consultancy) and companies (Google, Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Diageo, Accenture, Mercer and PwC, amongst others).
91% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published in December 2022.
Potential careers for our graduates include:
- Recruitment Consultant
- Talent Performance Specialist
- HR Business Partner
- Staffing Associate
- Personnel Officer
- Client Services
Companies hiring our graduates include
"My undergraduate degree at UCD Quinn School of Business instilled a passion for HRM that led me to pursue an MSc in Human Resource Management at UCD Smurfit. You will learn about the changing world of work, including hybrid and remote work, diversity and inclusion agendas, employment law as well as the dynamic voluntary trade union scene in Ireland. Modules are seamlessly integrated to prepare you for excellence in HR, employment relations, strategic management, and so much more as you embark upon your career. The programme will not only provide you with in-depth learning, but also give you a chance to make lifelong friends and academic colleagues who are truly excited about helping you thrive in the rapidly growing and in-demand field of human resources."
MSc HRM 2020, MERC Partners/Spencer Stuart Award Recipient
"Coming from a non-business background, I wanted to find a highly reputable Masters that facilitated my transition into the practical and strategic realm of the business world. UCD Smurfit’s MSc in HRM was therefore a no-brainer as it more than catered for this need, boasting a prospectus of practical modules and reputable lecturers covering the entire breadth of the field. I recommend this course to any opportunistic individual seeking to surpass their own personal goals and aspirations."
MSc HRM 2021, Senior Consultant at Deloitte
“The MSc in Human Resource Management provides the perfect blend of academic and practical insight into the areas of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Delivered by outstanding lecturers, this course is perfect for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the people side of business - an increasingly important area for organisations.”
MSc HRM 2017, Manager at EY
“The MSc in Human Resource Management provided me with incredible practical and strategic knowledge of human resources, industrial relations and employment relations, while ensuring that I was prepared for one of the most exciting career pathways. I made some amazing friends on this course, and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in where businesses intersect with people.”
UCD Careers Network
The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.
Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development. Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.
A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities.
Getting Started: Set-up for Success
Building Career Skills & Professional Networks
Success at Interview and Professional Brand Building