Program Overview

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. 



  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 92


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Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Labour Law

  • Organisational Analysis

  • International HRM Developments

  • Management Research Report/Dissertation

  • People Management & Development

  • Researching HRM

  • Leadership & Career Development

  • Selection & Assessment

  • Managing Employee Performance and Reward

  • International Employee Relations

  • Strategic Human Resource Management

General Entry Requirements

For admission to the M.Sc. in Human Resource Management candidates must hold –

  • A 2.1 Honours degree in a Business discipline, or equivalent international qualification


  • A 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant non-Business discipline eg. Social Sciences or Humanities, or equivalent international qualification


  • Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management and/or 5 years or more relevant professional experience in people management

English Language Requirements:

International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.


  • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6.0 or above.

  • TOEFL iBT: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.

EU Status Fee: €11,750

Non EU Fee: €16,750

Recent employers include:

  • Intel Ireland

  • ESB International

  • Bristol Myers Squibb

  • Trinity Mirror Group PLC

  • Tesco Ireland

  • DELL

  • Google Ireland

  • Mazars Ireland

  • ePeople Recruitment

  • Smurfit Kappa Group. 


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