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

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 management, supervisory or other equivalent experience.

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

Classes normally take place face to face on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the UL campus. We are planning as such for September 2021.  However delivery of the course may change depending on Government restrictions relating to Covid-19. There is the possibility that the course may be online  in September but move to face to face delivery mode later in the term/year. Applicants are therefore advised to be aware of this in planning to undertake the programme.

Diploma in HRM FAQs 2019:

  1. When do I register my modules?

Registration takes place in Week 1 of both the Autumn and Spring Semester of each academic year

  1. How do I register for my modules?

All students register their modules on line. For information on how to register online, see details here

  1. What happens if I do not register?

Students who fail to register during week 1 of each semester will:

  1. Incur a fine of €200 by Student Academic Administration.
  2. Be denied access to:
    • Computer Account
    • SULIS
    • Student Results
    • Not be included on Module Class list and Grading Sheets / reports for faculty
  1. Where do I get my student ID card?

Student ID cards are issued to students at Orientation, Week 1.  It is recommended to attend Orientation; however, if you cannot attend, your ID card will be posted to you.

  1. What do I do if I lose my student ID card?

If you lose your student ID card, contact HRMProgrammes@ul.ie 

  1. How do I get a form stamped i.e. for Social Welfare?
    You can send the form by email to SAA@ul.ie, by post or call to Student Academic Administration, E0-001- University of Limerick.  Please give your student ID number on the form to enable SAA to locate your records easily. Upon receiving your request, SAA will endeavour to process it within 5 working days.  During peak times, i.e. Week 1-3 of each semester, the turnaround time may be longer. 
  2. What do I do if I forget my PC password details?

Details to reset your password can be found here    

  1. How do I access library e-resources off-campus?

Details found here

  1. How do I renew library books online?

Details found here

  1. How do I get access Google Scholar from home?

Details found here 

  1. Finding and Using Information: Tips on how to find information as you begin your assignment.

Here are some helpful tips

  1. How to book study rooms in the Library?

Details found here 

  1. How to book study rooms in KBS?

KBS have five ‘breakout’ study rooms – KBG-18/19/20 and KB1-23/24. The bookings sheets are generated every Friday for the following week (Monday to Friday).  You can email Anne.Moloney@ul.ie in advance with your preferred day/time and your Student ID Number.  The slots are every two hours from 08.00 – 22.00. Please note that these rooms take up to six students.

  1. How do I access help from the Regional Writing Centre, UL?

To view their weekly timetable with peer tutoring times, as well as Writers' Groups and any other Writing Centre activities, click here for further details
Any of the slots mentioning social sciences or arts type subjects such as economics or politics should provide helpful assistance. They usually focus on writing style rather than specific content of a module. Students can book an appointment by registering for an account with the Centre https://ul.mywconline.com/ 

  1. How do I reference?

Details found here   

  1. How do I get my end of semester results?

The end of semester results are available through www.si.ul.ie
To log on to www.si.ul.ie - Input your Username (ID number) and password.
**Tip – ahead of the ‘release of results’ date log in and check that your password is working. If not, follow the instructions to get it changed.  That way you can ensure you will have easy access on the day of results!
See the Academic Calendar for information on ‘release of results’ and other important dates. 

  1. CIPD networking and events in the Mid-West

Details found here

  1. How do I join CIPD?

Send your details to HRMProgrammes@ul.ie  including; full name, DOB, home address, personal email address and phone number.  Your information will be passed on to CIPD, who will send you an email with instructions on how to pay online.