Course Details

Course Code:
BAHRFWUPAD
Available:
Part-Time
Duration:
2 Years/Diploma exit after Year 1
Award:
Degree
Qualification:
NFQ Level 8
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name: Human Resource Management
Email: HRMProgrammes@ul.ie

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Brief Description

Next Intake: September 2023

The BA (Hons) in HRM & the Future of Work is a Level 8 programme offered on a part-time blended learning basis at the University of Limerick. It is a comprehensive programme covering key areas of human resource management (HRM), learning and development (L&D) and employment relations as well as broader related subjects such as economics, sociology and law.

Download the full course breakdown and FAQs here.

The BA (Hons) in HRM & the Future of Work is a Level 8 programme offered on a part-time blended learning basis at the University of Limerick. It is a comprehensive programme covering key areas of human resource management (HRM), learning and development (L&D) and employment relations as well as broader related subjects such as economics, sociology and law.

The BA in HRM is particularly attractive for those who are interested in gaining a third level qualification in the area of HRM/employment relations.

Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Year 1

 

  • HRM in a Digitalised World
  • Contemporary Regulation of Work
  • Applying Organisation Behaviour
  • Critical Perspectives on Work
  • Learning & Development in Organisations
  • HRM Skills in the Digitalised Workplace
  • Principles of Economics

Year 2

 

  • Automation and the Future of Work
  • Workplace Conflict Resolution
  • Leaders and Leadership Development
  • Sociology of Work
  • The Changing World of Work and Employment Relations
  • Managing HRM in a Global Context
  • Contemporary Issues in Organisation Behaviour

The programme is delivered on a blended learning basis. Material for each module is posted online for students to engage with at a time that suits their schedule. There are also four in-person on campus sessions each semester. All on campus days take place from 9am-6pm in the Kemmy Business School (KB1-12).

Autumn Semester 2022

Year 1:

Monday 19th September

Monday 10th October

Monday 24th October

Monday 14th November

Year 2:

Monday 12th September

Monday 3rd October

Monday 17th October

Monday 7th November

Spring Semester dates: 4 Mondays TBC

A minimum Level 6 qualification in HRM or a cognate area. Students with successful completion of a Level 7 qualification in HRM or a cognate area will be considered for entry to Year 2 of the course. 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.

Applicants are required to complete a Recognition of prior learning (RPL) form where they give details of their work experience, previous courses and informal learning experiences. RPL is a process which seeks to acknowledge all forms of learning.

What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

  • Your Recognition of Prior Learning form.
  • Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts from previous qualifications for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
  • Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:
    • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
    •  If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
      • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
      AND
      • English language competency certificate

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EU - €3,500

Non- EU - €4,750

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email student.fees.office@ul.ie.)

Please click here for information on funding and scholarships.
  1. What would be a good feeder course for a student to go on this programme?

The existing Higher Certificate in Supervisory and HR Practice (this will be replaced by the Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management and the Digital Workplace from academic year 2022/23 onwards) and the existing Diploma in Human Resource Management

  1. Who is this course for?

Those interested in developing a career in management or HR in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

  1. What types of roles would candidates, considering this course, have held?

People who have worked in a HR or a middle management/supervisory role in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors; people who have owned or run a business; people who have been involved in unions or employer organisations; people who have worked in recruitment agencies or consultancies

  1. What types of roles will candidates be qualified for after taking this course?

The programme provides an excellent platform for develop a career in HR

  1. Is there a list of companies & industries that are the ideal fit?

Students from all industries with an interest in people management are welcome.

Sample list of companies where students on the existing BA programme have worked:

Cook Medical; Northern Trust; Gardai; Defence Forces; HSE; Dell; SIPTU; Milford Hospice; Analog Devices; Penneys