Human Resource Management / Bainistíocht Acmhainní Daonna

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Resource Management

2021 CAO Points 386

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Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the strategic and coherent approach to managing an organisation’s most valued assets: the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the business.

This four-year, full-time course will develop in you the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to function effectively as a HRM professional in a business environment. The course covers the breadth and depth of the HR profession, from small to large organisations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors; from the fundamental to sophisticated, and local to global.

The course covers the key professional areas for the HRM professional stipulated by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and is accredited by the institute.

You can avail of a work placement in Year 3, which will enable you to acquire real-world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors. This placement is usually paid.

Study Abroad Opportunities
In Year 3, Semester 2, you can select either work placement (see above) or study in one of our partner universities in Europe, where modules are delivered in the English language.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.


Career opportunities in national and international organisations across the public and private sector, including

  • HR Consultant/Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Project Manager
  • Training & Development
  • Employee Relations


  • Communications & Professional Skills
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Industrial Relations
  • Economics for HRM
  • Marketing
  • Principles of Management
  • Quantitative Analysis & Excel
  • Employment Law
  • Employee Resourcing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Learning & Development
  • Management Accounting
  • Economics for HRM
  • Organisational Behaviour

Options - choose two from:

  • EU Frameworks
  • International Business Management
  • Operations Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Employee Reward
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Organisational Change
  • Organisational Communications & Teamwork

Options - choose one from:

  • Finance & Outsourcing
  • Quality Management & Process Improvement
  • Work Placement or Study Abroad Option
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
  • Employee Relations
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Performance Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Individual Project

As a third-year student I am really enjoying this HRM course, with lecturers who are approachable and willing to help in any way they can. We covered a wide range of subjects over the three years, all of which come into perspective when on placement in semester two of third year. Being on placement for 15 weeks offers us students an invaluable opportunity to gain an insight into the career we will have. It is daunting at first but it has been a fantastic time and will benefit both future studies and careers. It allows us gain hands-on experience in lots of areas such as Industrial relations, Recruitment, Employment Law and the general running of a HR office. Placement offers lots of learning and networking opportunities. The past three years I have spent studying this course have been a really positive experience.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

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City Centre: Aungier Street


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Ann Masterson - Programme Chair

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School Administrator - Nicola Lancaster