The innovative and distinguishing features of the Masters programme are its focus on international elements of management, its emphasis on enhancing leadership capability and the importance given to building professional competencies through skills workshops. This postgraduate programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which is the leading professional body in HRM. Graduates who successfully complete the programme qualify for graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).

Who is eligible?

To apply for this programme you must have:

An honours grade 1 degree (or international equivalent) in a Business discipline


An 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.

Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to submit evidence of an English Language qualification. For more information on entry requirements please consult our website.

Programme Content

Modules on the MSc in Human Resource Management include:

  • Leadership & Career Development
  • People Management & Development
  • International Employee Relations
  • Managing Employee Performance & Reward
  • Organisational Change & Transition
  • International HRM

The programme employs lectures, case studies, seminars, projects and presentations. There is a strong focus on leadership and personal and career development within the programme, as well as an emphasis on teamworking, communication skills, problem-solving, and the application of theory to the practice of HRM and industrial relations. Assessment is based on assignments and end of semester examinations.


The MSc in Human Resource Management is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time study. It consists of two (full-time) taught semesters, followed by a practical project, completed between May and early September.

The next intake for this programme will be September 2017.

DCU offers a number of scholarships to international students each year. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship from DCU you must first apply to and receive an offer for a DCU Masters programme.

Apply online for September 2017 entry at using the PAC code DC632

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