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Human Resource Management


Programme Description

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Human resources are critically important to organisational success and increasingly a qualification in Human Resource Management is considered essential for those seeking a career in the area.  This four year degree programme provides a specialist education in Human Resource Management, leading to a comprehensive understanding of its strategic and operational roles. In addition to the focus on Human Resource Management knowledge and skills, the course provides a broad-based business management education. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of human resources within a business environment both nationally and internationally. They will develop key skills in analysis, communication, leadership and decision-making, as well as personal skills and flexibility


Year 1

Principles of Management, Business Issues and HRM Theory, Organisational Behaviour, Irish and EU Law, Data Analytics and IT for HRM students* (S2)

Year 2

People Resourcing and Reward, People Management Practice, Design and Delivery of Training and Finance for non-financial managers.

Year 3

Employee Relations, Research Methods* (S1), Organisational Change* (S2), Health and Safety Management, Employment Law.

Year 4

Ethics and Corporate Governance, Performance Management, International HRM, Strategic Management for HRM, Dissertation

(*) indicates single semester module.  

Please note: Modules/streams are offered subject to demand and timetable restrictions and could be liable to change.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a Leaving Certificate with passes in not less than six subjects, two of which should be at Grade C3 or better on higher level papers. A minimum of two years commercial or relevant working experience is highly desirable.

In special circumstances applicants with substantial work experience at an appropriate level but who do not have the minimum qualifications may be accepted.

Applicants with a degree or equivalent qualification may be granted exemptions on a module-by-module basis from year one and year two. However there are no exemptions available for CIPD modules.

Final selection of students for the programme will be on the basis of a completed application form using the following criteria for selection: (i) educational background; (ii) practical experience; and (iii) formal recommendation from employer.


All examinations and assessments on this programme, as with all programmes leading to Technological University Dublin awards, are conducted in accordance with the General Examination Regulations of the University.


To progress from one stage of a programme to the next a student must normally pass modules to the value of 60 ECTS credits at that stage including all those modules which are compulsory for that programme of study.

Learning Outcome

  • To understand the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to the various aspects of Human Resource Management
  • To understand the critical role of functional and cross-functional responsibilities in Human Resource Management
  • To understand how the concepts across business operations and Human Resource Management are linked
  • Have developed a range of professional and managerial approaches for linking Human Resource Management and strategic objectives

Career Opportunities

Please contact School of Management for further details

Student Testimonials

Paul Woods B.Sc. Human Resource Management (DT332)

Having previously gained a qualification in Languages and Business Studies and worked abroad for seven years, I returned to Ireland to further my education.

From the outset of my search for a suitable course, the subjects covered on the BSc. (Hons) in HRM stood out as they offered a good mix of human resources and business subjects. The small class size allowed for more constructive discussions and enabled you to get to know your lecturers, who were always happy to make time and offer assistance in any way possible.

The diversity of students combined with differing experiences and roles, presented us with alternative methods of dealing with issues that arise from our daily dealing with people, be it as a manager or as a human resources specialist. While I enjoyed the many discussions that took place, the seminar days helped to engrain the theories learned. This was done by offering us an opportunity to put into practice the skills we were acquiring.

The four years made me realise the importance of the HR function and the necessity for everyday line managers to be aware of their responsibilities to both employer and employee alike.

The BSc. in HRM gave me the confidence to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone. As I will shortly be moving on to a postgraduate qualification, I can look back at these four years as the perfect foundation for my continued professional development.