Taught course

Human Resource Management

Dublin City University · DCU Business School

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Brian Harney
+353 (01) +35317006957