Successful organisations develop winning teams and the human resources function is at the heart of this. As a HR professional you will oversee a wide range of areas like recruitment, training, employee development and industrial relations.
Senior HR professionals shape business strategy and this HR degree will equip you to move towards these types of interesting roles.
This full-time HR course draws on NCI’s sixty years as the leading educational institution for human resource management. Our world-class faculty and industry links mean you will find the course to be current, practical and comprehensive. You will graduate with an extremely well-regarded qualification and excellent career prospects. This is an excellent business degree with a focus on human resources that will equip you with the latest knowledge and build on your skills in working with people.
As a graduate of this course you will:
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
This undergraduate business course is a three-year honours degree (four years with the option of a placement). The main course is run over six semesters with continuous assessment held throughout the course and examinations at the end of each semester.
In each year of the degree, any student with an overall average of 70+ will win a Dean's Award.
On completion, you will receive a QQI BA (Honours) Degree in HRM at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
For over 60 years, National College of Ireland has built an enviable reputation for excellence in HR education, producing HR graduates that are highly sought after in the market. Recent graduates from the HR degree are employed in human resources, recruitment, industrial relations and training roles in organisations including Telefonica, Google, Comfort Keepers, CPL, IBEC, Hertz, PwC, IBM, Arvato, Ergo, Ryanair and NTMA.
Upon successful completion of the BA (Honours) Degree in Human Resource Management, graduates who have acquired the appropriate entry requirements can progress to postgraduate courses at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications such as the Postgraduate Diploma or MA in HRM, or the MSc in Management.
This course is an excellent foundation
towards Membership of the Chartered
Institute of Personnel and Development
(CIPD) and/or the Irish Institute of
Training and Development (IITD).
Minimum entry requirements are a grade H5 and above in two higher level subjects together with a minimum of O6/H7 in four other subjects. A minimum of grade O6/H7 must be obtained in English. A grade O6/H7 must be obtained in Mathematics.
Mature applicants, applicants with a disability or those applying through DARE or HEAR can find out more information on the application process.
Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.
If you want an interesting and varied
business career, with an understanding
of business strategy and human resource
management this degree will appeal to
you. The course is for school leavers,
mature students and graduates of QQI
level 5/6 programmes who wish to
embark on a course of full-time study.
This course qualifies under the Free Fees Initiative and Student Grant Scheme.
The points for this course in 2019 were 297.
The CAO course code is NC005.
The fees for this course for international students is €10,000 per year.
For domestic students applying through the CAO, this course applies under the free fees initiative.