This course uniquely allows students to study over three consecutive semesters within one calendar year to receive the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Human Resource Management. Successful completion leads to Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Students progressing directly to the MA in HRM will also receive Associate Membership of the Mediation Institute of Ireland (MII) if they complete the relevant modules and assessments required.
This intensive course has been developed
in consultation with the Chartered Institute
of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The
programme aims to develop an in-depth
understanding of the core disciplines in the
area of human resources (HR). It recognises
that HR must operate in challenging and
dynamic business environments that are
constantly changing and seeks to enable
students to deliver effective business
solutions that optimise the people
resources of their organisation.
Combined with a practitioner recognised
qualification in the area of HRM, namely
CIPD, this course is geared towards people
wishing to continue or progress in their
professional development in HR or wider
roles in the organisation.
Block teaching is used to provide
the opportunity for more in-depth
development of knowledge within
modules. An applied approach to teaching
is used within the programme with lectures
interspersed with exercises, use of case
study analysis, group activities in class,
debate on contemporary issues as well as
This course is aimed primarily at individuals
seeking an academic qualification at
postgraduate level while also wishing to
advance their career to assume positions at
a senior management level with a specific
focus on human resource management.
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Human
Resource Management is awarded by QQI
at level 9 on the National Framework of
Qualifications. Graduates with relevant
work experience will be eligible to apply for
Chartered Membership of the Chartered
Institute of Personnel and Development
(CIPD) for which a membership fee will be
payable directly to CIPD. Students who
successfully complete the Postgraduate
Diploma in Arts in HRM have the option
of continuing their studies to receive the
award of Master of Arts in HRM.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum
of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate
or non-cognate area at level 8 on the
National Framework of Qualifications.
The college operates a Recognition of
Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme
meaning non-graduates with extensive
professional experience and other prior
qualifications may also be considered for
Tuesday and Thursday
18.00 - 21.00 plus 2 full
Saturdays per semester
10.00 - 17.00.
1 calendar year; 39 weeks,
3 taught semesters
September to end of July.
€7,250 per annum.
(Fees revised annually)
You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.