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Human Resource Management - Cork

Lifelong Learning

The course is designed to meet the needs of those working in human resources/training and development or for someone aspiring to a career in the discipline. The course also attracts line managers, supervisors and team leaders who wish to gain people management skills.

Award Name Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 7 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ) Major Munster Technological University Level 7 NFQ
Course Provider:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Daytime, Evening, Part time, Weekend
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3 academic years.

Course Delivery

Year 1
Semester One – Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm – 10pm
Semester Two – Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6pm – 10pm

Year 2
Semester One – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm – 10pm Semester Two – Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm – 10pm

Year 3
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm – 10pm

Please note that students in Year 2 & 3 are required to attend lectures and workshops on some Saturdays during the Semester.

Dates will be advised in advance. This degree has an embedded award at Level 6 whereby all students who successfully complete year 1 of the programme will be awarded a Certificate in HR Management and Development.

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements are Grade D3 (ordinary level) in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and either English or Irish. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis. This course is offered on a modularised basis and requires participants to attain 60 credits in each year.

What is RPL?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module. With recognition of prior learning the focus is on learning and not on experience as such. You can apply for RPL in any MTU accredited programme or module. Programmes which are accredited by professional bodies or any external awarding bodies may have their own procedures for RPL which you should refer to.

Careers / Further progression


Graduates of this degree are eligible for membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CDP).

Graduates from the BA in Human Resource Management can progress to BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management or to the Honours Bachelor of Business via one semester of Bridging Studies.

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Further information

Start Date September 2024

MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork.

€185 per 5 credit module (inc.exam fee)

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.

SUSI Grant
This course is eligible for funding under the SUSI grant scheme.
Students must be completing a minimum of 30 credits per annum but not more than 50 credits to be eligible for funding.
For further information and to submit an application please go to:

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Year 1 – Modules:
Creativity, Innovation & Teamwork
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Training and Development (2 X 5 credit modules)
Employment Law
Employee Relations
Employee Behaviour & Motivation
Recruitment and Selection
Performance Management
Human Resource IT
Organisational Behaviour
Communications for Business

Year 2 – Modules:
Statistics & Accounting
People Resourcing Skills
Law (2 x 5 credit modules)
Industrial Relations (2 x 5 credit modules)
Current Issues in People Management
Management Practices
Diversity Management
Integrated Case Study (10 credits)
Economic Data and Principles

Year 3 – Modules:
Learning & Training
Employee Rewards (2 x 5 credit modules)
Corporate Strategy Development,
Human Resource Strategy (2 x 5 credit modules)
Training and Testing
Health and Safety (2 x 5 credit modules)
HRM Profession Project
Research Methods for HRM
Project Management Framework

Niamh Lynes
T: 021 4335900

Course Provider:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Daytime, Evening, Part time, Weekend
Apply to:
Course provider