Course Overview

If you are interested in a career in human resource management, trade unions or management consultancy, this MSc programme is for you.  You will examine the nature of work and explore employment relations and human resource management in changing national and international markets. The focus is on the people aspect of business and explores how the relationship between employers and employees can be managed to the best advantage of both parties. 

CIPD Accredited

It is one of a small number of Irish programmes accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development CIPD, the professional body for human resource practitioners.‌  

Our faculty includes research leaders in the subject areas of human resource management, employment relations and international management ensuring that the material delivered reflects the latest thinking in industry. Faculty and students are actively involved with the Western Region branch of CIPD providing networking opportunities with HR professionals. When you successfully complete this programme, you can become a member of CIPD, the professional body for human resource practitioners.  Graduates are invited to join the alumni network with over 150 members. Our alumni post job opportunities, act as guest speakers and provide a supportive community of practice.

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Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Continuous assessment is a feature of each module. You will complete essays, projects and presentations, working individually and in groups. There are final examinations for most modules.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • H2.1 grade business or related degree, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). Work Experience is also considered.
  • A one-minute video outlining why you wish to study for an MSc HRM, what your career plans are and why we should select you for the programme (See instructions below).
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A written personal statement must be included with all applications.
  • In addition, an interview may form part of the selection process for the programme.
  • IELTS score of 6.5 if relevant.

CV, Personal Statement & Interview Guidelines are available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/career-development-centre/servicesforstudents/job/cv/

As part of your application to this Programme please create a one minute video of yourself answering the following three questions (This can be filmed using your mobile phone camera):
  1. Why do I want to pursue the MSc HRM at NUI Galway?
  2. Why should I be selected for the MSc HRM  Programme?
  3. What are my career aspirations? 
Instructions for submitting the video as part of your application:
  1. Create a URL for your video: by uploading your video to Youtube as an unlisted video—this means that only those with access to the URL generated will be able to view the video.
  2. Share the URL of your video: by copying and pasting the link into a word document. Submit this document to the NUI Galway Application system as part of your application (note: please ensure the URL link is valid and the video plays when clicked/pasted into a browser).

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2020

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

30. For some modules students will have a combined class with other MSc students.

Closing Date

Please refer to the offer rounds/closing date webpage.


 

NFQ level

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

Course code

1MHR1

Course Outline

Semester 1
  • Business & Society
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Employment Relations & Law 
  • Global Business & HR in Context
  • Leading, Managing & Developing People

 Semester 2

  • Business Research Skills
  • Learning & Development 
  • Business & People Analytics
  • Reward Management 
March - August

Internship (up to 6 Months) incorporating an Applied Research Project. 

In cases where students cannot do an internship, or wish to pursue individual research they will have the option of completing a Research Report under Academic Supervision.

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year.

Year 1 (90 Credits)

Required MG5124: Business Research Skills


Semester 1 | Credits: 5

This module provides students with an understanding of the research and academic writing skills that are necessary in business research. The objective of the module is to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the tools and techniques used for collecting and analysing data in business research and with the necessary skills to critically evaluate research.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Compare and contrast the relative merits of research methods and their relevance to different situations.
  2. Undertake a systematic analysis of quantitative and qualitative information and present the results in a clear and consistent format.
  3. For a chosen research topic, identify and formulate a research question, and develop an appropriate research design to answer the question.
  4. Demonstrate enhanced IT proficiency in tools to collect and analyse data.
  5. Demonstrate understanding and application of critical, argument based, analytical and evaluative thinking and discussion.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG5124: "Business Research Skills" and is valid from 2020 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required MG5121: Business & Professional Development Skills


Semester 1 | Credits: 5

A key purpose of this module is thus to encourage learners to develop a strong sense of self-awareness and of their own strengths and weaknesses as managers and colleagues. The module is primarily concerned with the development of skills, and specifically seeks to develop and improve a range of definable skills that are pivotal to successful management practice and to effective leadership. These include thinking and decision-making skills, the management of financial information, managing budgets, a range of team working and interpersonal skills and others associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work. Finally, the module seeks to help learners make the most of their formal programmes of study with the inclusion of key postgraduate study skills and requires critical reflection on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Manage themselves more effectively at work or in another professional context
  2. Lead, manage and influence others in interpersonal relationships at work more effectively
  3. Make sound, justifiable decisions and solve problems more effectively
  4. Demonstrate enhanced IT proficiency and competency in postgraduate study skills
  5. Demonstrate an essential people management skill-set
  6. Interpret financial information and manage financial resources
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG5121: "Business & Professional Development Skills" and is valid from 2020 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required MG6103: Employment Relations and Law


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

The foundation of all HRM activity is the employment relationship. Employment law provides a legal framework for the conduct of this relationship. This module will present a critical perspective on the legal aspects of employment relations policy and practice. Learners will be able to assess the impact of employment law on employment relations and HR practice and gain insights into the creation and implementation of effective people management procedures and policies. The module requires students to reflect critically on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint and provides opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Draw on different theories and perspectives on employment relations to explain the core principles that underpin employment law as it applies in Ireland, including the purpose, origin and practical implications of employment law.
  2. Advise colleagues about significant legal implications of decisions, plans or proposals and about the appropriate action that should be taken in workplace scenarios where employment regulation applies.
  3. Play a role in determining the appropriate organisational response when legal action on the part of an employee is anticipated, threatened or taken.
  4. Participate in the preparation, presentation and settling of Workplace Relations Commission cases.
  5. Illustrate the importance of organisational-level employment relations processes that support organisational performance, including the design and implementation of policies and practices in the areas of: diversity management; employee voice, collective bargaining; conflict resolution, and management control.
  6. Understand the importance of employment relations procedures that help mitigate organisational risk, including the design and implementation of policies and practices in the areas of discipline, grievance, dismissal and redundancy.
  7. Know how to keep their knowledge of developments in employment law up to date and advise about the impact of these developments on employment policy and practice in their organisations.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Written Assessment (50%)
  • Continuous Assessment (40%)
  • Department-based Assessment (10%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG6103: "Employment Relations and Law" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required MG6102: Leading, Managing and Developing People


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

The Leading, Managing and Developing People (LMDP) module focuses on how people are managed in the workplace, the manner in which organisations seek to manage and deploy their people in order to realise organisational strategies, and the day-to-day interactions between the organisation and its human resources. The module examines contemporary developments in the talent and people management field. The aim of this module is to: a) familiarise students with major contemporary research evidence on employment and effective approaches to talent/human resource management and development practice b) provide an in-depth coverage of the functional areas of talent and HRM including: employment relations; reward management; performance management; recruitment, planning and talent management; and learning and development c) introduce students to major debates about talent and HR theory and practice in the fields of leadership and change management to enable them to become effective HR managers and specialists in an ethical and professional manner. d) enable students to critically analyse HR policy and practice and work on applied HR projects and real-world HR cases.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Review and critically evaluate major contemporary research and debates in the fields of human resource management (HRM) / human resource development (HRD).
  2. Evaluate major theories relating to managing people and talent, motivation, flexibility and engagement at work and how these are put into practice by organisations.
  3. Debate and critically evaluate the characteristics of effective leadership and change management in organisations.
  4. Critically discuss aims and objectives of the HRM/D function in organisations and assess the contribution made by HRM/D specialists in different types of organisation.
  5. Promote professionalism and an ethical approach to HRM and HRD practice in organisations.
  6. Interpret financial information and manage financial resources within a HR context.
  7. The roles and functions of the different parties to control and manage the employment relationship.
  8. The importance of integrated employment relations processes that support organisational performance, including the design and implementation of policies and practices in the areas of employee engagement, employee voice; negotiation and bargaining; conflict resolution; change management and management control.
  9. Identify, analyse and solve applied problems in individual – and team-based settings.
  10. Appraise and select winning approaches in the domains of Strategy, Innovation or People Management and/or their integration.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Written Assessment (50%)
  • Continuous Assessment (50%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG6102: "Leading, Managing and Developing People" and is valid from 2020 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required MG6108: International Human Resource Management


Semester 1 | Credits: 10

The purpose of the International Human Resource Management (IHRM) module is to encourage students to critically develop their knowledge and expertise across a range of specialist themes in IHRM. Within the context of IHRM we consider global workforce staffing while developing an awareness of the skills and knowledge required by managers in seeking to work abroad as international executives. The meaning of culture is explored by mapping a range of national culture models to the practice of IHRM and taking an institutional lens, we differentiate and highlight the role that organisational culture plays in global staffing. The latest concepts and models will be examined and new developments in the global business environment will be considered in relation to the implications for International HRM policy and practice. Drawing from current research and case studies this module aims to provide a stimulating learning experience while bridging the gap between research and practice.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Review and critically evaluate the links between international strategy and human resource management and employment practices in multinational corporations.
  2. Critically access the differences between HRM and International HRM and the role of HR professionals in the inter-actional context.
  3. Address the importance of cross cultural management including models of organisational culture, norms and behaviours in managing people on an international scale.
  4. Consider the role of global staffing and talent management in the context of MNC environments.
  5. Address the key challenges in global performance management.
  6. Apply an understanding of cultural and institutional differences to evaluate the challenges and opportunities of doing business in different countries.
  7. Consider the key international human resource challenges arising from the development of the emerging markets.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Written Assessment (60%)
  • Continuous Assessment (40%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG6108: "International Human Resource Management" and is valid from 2019 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required MG5113: Business & Society


Semester 2 | Credits: 5

The module provides a comprehensive overview of the intersection between business and society, including the challenges facing organisations as they pursue global business activities. Ethics in business has grown to be of increasing importance in the world of today, as companies have been placed in the moral spotlight by shareholders, consumers, employees and governments. The growing complexities of the global economy demand a broader and a deeper view of the interaction between business and society than that offered by current management approaches that focus on reforming corporate behaviour. This module places business ethics in a richer contextual setting, focusing on the challenges that businesses must now confront, and exploring how these issues can be met by a rethinking of business models, goals and strategies. The course enables students to engage with contemporary social issues related to global business, and gain an appreciation of these issues from the perspective of managers, government, citizens and consumers. The module incorporates academic, professional and industry input.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand corporate responsibility in an international context
  2. Integrate ethical theories into leadership practice
  3. Analyse and contrast the goals of organizational stakeholders and corporate managers in the political, legal and economic spheres
  4. Apply ethical principles to corporate governance practices
  5. Implement sustainability principles in contemporary organizations
  6. Analyse the impact of local, national and global contexts shaping employment relations climates.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
Reading List
  1. "Business Ethics: New Challenges in a Globalised World" by Janet Morrison/Macmillan
The above information outlines module MG5113: "Business & Society" and is valid from 2020 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required MG5108: Business and People Analytics


Semester 2 | Credits: 5

This module aims to develop the awareness, skills and knowledge required to understand people analytics as a mental framework, linking human resource decisions to business outcomes and organisational performance. The module provides a grounding in the basic principles of people analytics and through critical discussion and practice-based case studies, we investigate how HR data from both internal and external sources can be used to create, capture, leverage and protect value by supporting business and people related decision making. Recognising the value of human capital, the module will critically access key pillars of people analytics including: Workforce planning; Acquisition/hiring; Onboarding, Culture fit, and engagement; Performance assessment and development; Turnover and Retention.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Recognise the value of people analytics in supporting evidence-based decision making and evaluation of human resource related investments and Workforce Planning.
  2. Investigate the cause and effect of asking the right questions of the people related data.
  3. Critically review the seven pillars of people analytics and consider how these might be applied.
  4. Understand the skills, competencies and knowledge required for a career in people analytics.
  5. Value the use and application of visualisation tools and data driven story-telling within people analytics and how it can contribute to maximising the likelihood of taking action at a higher level within the organisation.
  6. Understand the opportunity people analytics presents for HR to enhance their capability to influence business outcomes.
  7. Understand where people analytics fits within the concept of big data.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG5108: "Business and People Analytics" and is valid from 2020 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required MG5109: Learning and Development


Semester 2 | Credits: 5

The module explores the role of learning and development in facilitating enhanced individual, team and organisational performance. The context, internal and external, within which learning and development takes place will be examined. The module will examine learning and development at all levels ranging from first line to senior managers and draws on the established body of knowledge and theory in leadership, management, human resource development (HRD) and learning and development. The module will include industry guest speaker presentations and will explore contemporary learning and development practice. The module will enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the complexities of learning and development and understand the contribution the learning and development function makes to the achievement of organisational goals. Students will study the learning and development cycle including design, delivery and evaluation.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain, evaluate and critically analyse the internal and external contextual factors impacting on the design, delivery and assessment of learning plans and interventions in organisations.
  2. Evaluate, select and apply a range of approaches and processes for establishing learning and development needs at organisational, group/team, occupational and individual levels in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  3. Critically evaluate a range of learning and instructional design theories and principles and apply them to select and justify appropriate learning and development methods and delivery channels with the engagement and support of other professionals and managers.
  4. Design learning plans and interventions to meet identified needs in a timely, feasible and cost-effective way.
  5. Demonstrate skills of delivery and facilitation of learning through a range of methods and for employees at a range of organisational levels and a range of occupational groups.
  6. Design and implement appropriate evaluation methods to assess the success and effectiveness of learning plans and interventions.
  7. Act ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity in the design and delivery of learning and development and to continuous personal and professional development.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG5109: "Learning and Development" and is valid from 2020 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Required MG5105: Global Business and HR


Semester 2 | Credits: 5

This module examines the theories of the multinational firm, rationales for multinational firms, the process of internationalisation, entry modes for international expansion, location decisions, management of international subsidiaries. Providing learners with an understanding of the principal internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations we recognise and acknowledge that corporate decisions and HR choices are not always shaped by managers and are influenced by internal and external forces beyond their immediate control. Taking a strategic human resource management lens we address the managerial and business context, within which managers, and HR professionals interact in conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty and how these are addressed within the internal organisation.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Contemporary organisations and their principal environments.
  2. The managerial and business environment within which HR professionals work.
  3. How organisational and HR strategies are shaped by and developed in response to internal and external environmental factors.
  4. The market and competitive environments of organisations and how organisational leaders and the HR function respond to them.
  5. Globalisation and international forces and how they shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and HR practices.
  6. Demographic, social and technological trends and how they shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and HR practices.
  7. Government policy and legal regulation and how these shape and impact on organisational and HR strategies and HR practices.
  8. Identify, analyse and solve applied problems in individual - and team - based settings.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Written Assessment (60%)
  • Continuous Assessment (40%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG5105: "Global Business and HR" and is valid from 2020 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Optional MG5123: Dissertation


Semester 2 | Credits: 30

The research project provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice. The applied nature of the research project requires a critical evaluative approach, analysis and a combination of academic research and business report writing skills. It requires reflection on the implications for professional practice from an ethical, professional and continuous professional development standpoint.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify and justify a HR/business issue that is of strategic relevance to the organisation.
  2. Critically analyse and discuss existing literature, contemporary HR/business policy and practice relevant to the chosen issue.
  3. Discuss the relative merits of research choices and justify their relevance for studying the chosen HR/business issue.
  4. Undertake a systematic analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative information and present the results in a clear and consistent format.
  5. Draw realistic and appropriate conclusions and make recommendations based on costed options.
  6. Develop and present a persuasive business report.
  7. Write a reflective account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG5123: "Dissertation" and is valid from 2020 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Optional MG5122: Internship and Applied Management Report


Semester 2 | Credits: 30

The internship and applied project report is an integrative module on the MSc programme. The Internship requires the student to develop a wide range of professional skills through reflection on their real-life work experience. In addition, the Applied Project Report requires students to draw upon their professional experience and their learning on the internship to identify and evaluate an organisational issue. Students are required to critically examine a real-world challenge related to their internship company by applying theory to practice and to recommend actions. Overall, the Internship & Applied Project Report requires students to integrate and apply the functional knowledge and management skills they have learned on their MSc programme.
(Language of instruction: English)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify and justify a business issue that is of strategic relevance to the organisation.
  2. Critically analyse and discuss existing literature, contemporary HR policy and practice relevant to the chosen issue.
  3. Undertake a systematic analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative information and present the results in a clear and consistent format.
  4. Draw realistic and appropriate conclusions and make recommendations based on costed options.
  5. Develop and present a persuasive business report.
  6. Write a reflective account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future.
Assessments

This module's usual assessment procedures, outlined below, may be affected by COVID-19 countermeasures. Current students should check Blackboard for up-to-date assessment information.

  • Continuous Assessment (100%)
Module Director
Lecturers / Tutors
The above information outlines module MG5122: "Internship and Applied Management Report" and is valid from 2020 onwards.
Note: Module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Our students are employed nationally and internationally in HR specialist, specialist and intern positions at Alkermes, Beckman Coulter, Boston Scientific, Comfort Keepers, CPL Recruitment, Dunnes Stores, Forest Laboratories, Google, the HSE, Kerry Group, IBEC, Intel, The Irish Times, Matrix Recruitment and Medtronic. A number of graduates have continued their education to PhD level.

NEW WORK INTERNSHIPS FEATURE: 

Internship (up to six months) incorporating an Applied Research Project. The internship for students completing an MSc (HRM) can be a general HR position, a position that requires that the student specialise in particular fields within HR such as Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Payroll, EAP, Graduate Recruitment Programmes, HR Administration or other areas that involve the management of human resources. The internships are typically suited to students with limited professional experience. Whilst students will be supported by a Placement Officer, students may also self-source their own internship subject to the approval of the Placement Office. 

We will secure internship opportunities, but it is at the discretion of employers whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants. In case a student cannot secure an internship, a research project must be completed.

CIPD Accredited

The MSc (Human Resource Management) is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) for accreditation at the advanced level. Students on this programme can achieve Associate Membership of CIPD. After graduation, as they build professional experience, they can progress through the professional stages of CIPD membership from Chartered Member to Chartered Fellow.

CareerWise Recruitment’s award will be presented annually to the MSc Student on the basis of their Research Project (Dissertation) mark and nominated on the recommendation of the Head of Discipline.

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics MSc Human Resource Management Scholarship

Details of our Scholarships for the MSc’s in Management will be published in Spring 2021.

For more information on the scholarship application process, please contact business@nuigalway.ie

Student of the Year Award for MSc (Human Resource Management) 

This prize will be awarded annually. The prize will be awarded to the student who receives the highest overall aggregate mark in the examinations of the MSc in Human Resource Management programme.  In the event of a tie, the prize will be divided equally.

Who’s Suited to This Course

The MSc in Human Resource Management is for you if you:

  • Recognise the importance of professional HR practice and the value it can add to organizations
  • Are seeking to begin or advance your career in management, with a specific interest in people management 
  • Enjoy a variety of individual and team-based assignments that are both academic and practical
  • Are willing to commit one academic year to intensive study and self-development

Learning Outcomes

The objective of the M.Sc. in Human Resource Management is to develop a critical and applied approach to people management.

Upon graduation, you will have developed:

  • a critical understanding of the theoretical principles underpinning employment relations and HRM;
  • a critical understanding of the spectrum of global business contexts, organisational ethics and corporate responsibility and their impacts on HR policy and practice;
  • an ability to analyse national and international social, economic and political factors that influence the way people are managed;
  • the competence to develop HR strategies and policies that are appropriate for the organisational contexts in which they are delivered;
  • a range of skills that are important to successful HR management including leadership, communication, decision-making and teamworking; and
  • the skills to prepare a persuasive academic and business case with valid and convincing conclusions and recommendations. 

 

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Course Fees

Fees: EU

€9,500 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Tuition

€9,276 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Non EU

€17,300 p.a. 2020/21

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Note to Non EU students: Learn about the 24 month Stayback Visa here

Find out More

Dr Deirdre Curran
T: +353 91 492 521
E: deirdre.curran@nuigalway.ie

Cathy Melia
Programme Administrator
T: +353 91 493 771
E: MScManagement@nuigalway.ie

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What Our Students Say

 Joan

Joan Burke |   Boston Scientific

The Masters in HR at NUIG gave me the ideal platform to start my career in HR. The subjects covered provided me with a strong knowledge-base to have confidence in taking on my first role. The practical assignments we completed and the ongoing team based activities developed my communication and collaboration skills. It was an exciting year and contributed significantly to my development!
Megan

Megan McDermott |   Talent Acquisition Specialist at TE Connectivity

The MSc in Human Resource Management provided so many opportunities for career development, through CIPD networking events, teamwork and panel presentations, which really stood to me in my HR career so far. I would recommend this course to anyone who is considering a career in HR because you develop professionally and personally and that is thanks to the amazing lecturers. I have completed a Talent Acquisition Internship with Creganna Medical.
Ebony

Ebony Wells |   Msc in HRM Graduate 2017-18

Being over 3000 miles from home has been tough, but I found comfort in my classmates and professors here at NUIG. The professionals and students on campus not only take an interest in us as students, but also as people. Whether it be having a voice through class reps, or having coffee, someone was always available to listen. I'm glad to have spent a year in Galway.
Priyanka

Priyanka Shankaran |   MSc in HRM Graduate 2018-19

"I chose the MSC Human Resources Management at NUI Galway because I received only positive feedback about the college were from my experience, the J.E. Cairnes possesses friendly and understanding faculty, top class facilities and the course is very insightful. The courses here are very practical where projects are based on real-life scenarios that help an individual grow professionally and personally."
Nigel

Nigel Feerick |   He is a HR Information Specialist at Medtronic

“I would recommend NUI Galway because it has amazing students, excellent facilities and dedicated lecturers. I would recommend doing the MSc in Human Resource Management as it has improved my chances of employability and sets you up for the workplace. Through opportunities that arose from the programme, I have met a lot of HR professionals during this year and use those connections I have gained to take the next step in my career.”
Thalita

Thalita Pereira Da Silva |   Current Student

“The quality of the lecturers, the CIPD accreditation and the fantastic support to international students were the factors which made me decide to choose NUI Galway. I would definitely recommend doing the MSc HRM. The balance between academic and practice which improves the quality of research and also the development of theoretical approaches in the workplace. There is a ‘magical’ atmosphere everyone is friendly, helpful and you feel welcome everywhere you go.”

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