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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_BHRMN_9
  • Field of StudyManagement
  • Type of CourseMasters Degree
  • Type of QualificationMaster of Arts
  • Type of Study Full time Part time
  • Application Closing Date 31st August 2020
  • Start Date
  • Level9
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

This programme allows graduates to apply for advanced level membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD, and will aid them as their career progresses to strategic roles in organisations. The programme is designed to expose students to current issues in the Human Resource Management domain at a strategic level. This Masters programme has been designed in consultation with industry to respond to changes that have taken place in the HR area. It is aimed at professionals in the Human Resource discipline who wish to further their career and enhance their skillset.


EU Applicants Full Time: €5,500
EU Applicants Part Time fee: €5,900

Non-EU Applicants: €12,000
For information on visa requirements, please visit http://international.cit.ie/


Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy 
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.



No. of weeks per semester: 15
No. of timetable hours per week: 8
Which days: Mondays & Wednesdays (evenings). Part time students are also required to attend CIT on 4 Saturdays per semester.
Duration: 4 semesters.


No. of weeks per semester: 15
No. of timetable hours per week: circa 18
Which days: Monday - Friday
Duration: 2 semesters plus Research Dissertation

Places are limited. Applications are assessed on a first come, first served basis.



Graduates of the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management are eligible to apply for advanced level membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Level 8) at grade H2.2 or higher. Graduates of cognate Honours programmes who have attained HR experience may also be eligible. The programme is offered on a modular basis and requires learners to attain 90 credits.


All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS score of at least 6.0). English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to the start of the programme.


To Apply


  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2020.
  • Places are limited. Applications are assessed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 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.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • Non EU applicants - deadline is 31st May.

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

For detailed module information, please visit this link.


Stage 1/Semester 1

International Corporate Strategy (5 credits)
Professional Employment Law (5 credits)
HRM in Context (5 credits)
Coaching and Mentoring (Workshop, 4 Saturdays) (5 credits)


Stage 1/Semester 2

Applied Corporate Strategy (5 credits)
Employee Engagement (5 credits)
Leading, Managing & Developing (5 credits)
Training Talent & Knowledge Management (5 credits)


Stage 2/Semester 1

Research Methods (5 credits)
Reward & Incentive Management (5 credits)
Performance Management (5 credits)
Sourcing & Testing (5 credits)


Stage 2/Semester 2

HRM Dissertation (30 credits)

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 


  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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