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Diploma in Human Resource Management

The Diploma in HRM is a Level 7 programme offered on a part-time evening basis at the University of Limerick.  It is a comprehensive programme covering key areas of human resource management (HRM), human resource development (HRD) and employment relations as well as broader related subjects such as economics and sociology.  The programme is accredited both by the University of Limerick and the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Potential applicants are also welcome to discuss the course in further detail by contacting:

Email: HRMProgrammes@ul.ie
Tel: +353 61 202872
Applications are now open -  Click here for information on How to Apply

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

The Diploma in HRM is a one year programme.  Students are required to successfully complete 4 taught modules per semester.

Semester 1

  • Human Resource Management in context
  • Organisational Behaviour 2
  • Human Resource Management B
  • Developing Professional Competence 2
  • Sociology of Work
Semester 2
  • Principles of Economics
  • Human Resource Management Skills and Practice
  • Employment Relations 2
  • Human Resource Development 2
  • Continuing Professional Development 2

A minimum Level 6 qualification in HR or a cognate area.  Applicants must also have a minimum of two years work experience with at least six months experience in a management, supervisory or other equivalent experience.

Applications are now open and are processed though the Continuing, Professional Education section of the UL website (CPE)   http://www.ul.ie/cpe/

Classes take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-10 pm.  There are also two Saturday sessions in the first semester and one in the second semester.