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Master of Science - Human Resource Management
Awarded by University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin
Course Registration No. : 270025
The Human Resources pathway provides extensive skills and knowledge of human resource management. This pathway encompasses organisational behaviour and work, human resource management, corporate financial management as well as work and employment in global economy. This programme is ideally suited for those seeking specialist careers in human resource management.

The Master of Science in Human Resources Management is a sound qualification for you to pursue challenging senior career opportunities in the human resource management profession. More now than ever, qualifications are seen to play a particularly important role in managing the knowledge-driven economy. Employees are looking for people with higher academic qualifications to help grow their human asset and ultimately achieve organisational success. This programme is highly suitable for individuals who aspire to seek their HR careers.
Originally known as the Catholic University of Ireland and subsequently as the Royal University, the University became UCD in 1908 and a constituent college of the National University of Ireland (NUI). UCD has produced numerous Irish Presidents and Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) in addition to generations of Irish business, professional, cultural and sporting leaders. The international standing of UCD has increased rapidly in recent years and the University is currently ranked within the top 3% in the Times Higher Education rankings and is now Ireland’s largest university with almost 25,000 students.

University Ranking

UCD is placed as the top world University among other prestigious Universities around the world. Below is the “UCD World University Ranking” compares to other Universities in Hong Kong at QS World University Rankings 2015 - 2016.

University Excellence
Ranked Top 1% of the Universities in the World
(QS World University Rankings 2015/16)
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016)
Ranked 36th in European Business School
(European Business School Rankings 2015 by Financial Times)
A Triple-Accredited Business School (Triple Crown Accreditation), only 1% of the world's business schools awarded AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS accreditations

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Programme Structure^
Term 1 Organisational Behaviour
Global Strategic Management*
Term 2 Corporate Financial Management*
Human Resource Management 
Research Paper 1 & 2** (Session 1)
Term 3 Managing Workplace Learning  
International Human Resource Management
Term 4 Research Paper 1 & 2** (Session 2)
Research Paper 1 & 2** (Session 3)
*The selected module has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund purposes (CEF course code: 21Z02916-9)
**Research Papers will be prepared concurrently from Term 1 and to be finalized for submission at the end of Term 4
# The program will run on a rolling system
^Please note that courses and programme intakes shall be offered subject to satisfactory enrolment and solely at the discretion of the University

Can be completed in 18 months

Medium of Instruction

Teaching Mode
24 face-to-face teaching hours per module
50% of the modules are taught by UCD Faculty lecturers and professors, while the rest by international associates
Each module will be delivered independently over a 9 week period. Each module is provided with 24 hours of seminars and workshops (6 consecutive sessions of 4 hours each) after office hours in the evening and/or over weekends/public holidays.

Assessment Method
Each module is assessed by:
10% of pre-course assignment
40% of main assignment
50% of examination

Accreditation & Award
University College Dublin Master of Science in Human Resource Management Pathway graduates at Kaplan Higher Education (H.K.) may apply for the professional qualification award (Fellow membership status) with Institute of Management Specialist.
Programme Start Date
November 2016 Intake 39

Entry Requirement
A minimum 2nd class honours degree in business or a related discipline; OR
An honours Higher Diploma in Business Studies; OR
A primary degree with a minimum of 3 years’ work experience; OR
A professional qualification with a minimum of 3 years’ work experience
Applications may also be considered on the basis of work experience alone. In this case, a minimum of 3 years work experience in a business related area and at management level or above must be met

Programme Fee
Application Fee and Processing Fee HK$ 3,000
A sum of HK$2,750 is refundable if application is unsuccessful. For accepted applicants, this is not refundable.

1st installment  HK$  24,050
2nd Instalment HK$  24,050
3rd Instalment HK$  24,050
4th Instalment HK$  24,050
Grand Total:  HK$  99,200

This programme is eligible to apply for Extended Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme(ENLS).
Students who do not comply with the fee schedule will not be permitted to proceed with the programme.

Refund Policy
The programme allows for full refund of tuition fee (excluding application fee) if withdrawal notice in writing is received by Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited 2 weeks prior to the start of each of the terms.  There will be no refund of tuition fee if withdrawal notice is received after the start of each of the terms.

All fees paid less application fee will be refunded if the course is withdrawn or not offered.

On premature cessation of the course, all fees and charges that have been collected in respect of any part of the course failing to be conducted on or after the date of cessation will be refunded within 1 month of the premature cessation.

Cases of exceptional hardship and/or deferral may be given special consideration on a case-by-case basis based on the documentary evidence provided by students at the sole discretion of the University and Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited. The maximum allowable length for students to complete the program is 24 months from the date of registration. 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Master of Science degree program, which is offered by National University of Ireland, Dublin, in conjunction with Kaplan Higher Education in Hong Kong.

There are long established linkages between the National University of Ireland, Dublin and Hong Kong through the large number of our graduates in Hong Kong, many of whom are from the School of Business. We are pleased to make our MSc degree available in Hong Kong. The MSc is a specialist degree qualification with widespread international recognition throughout the business world, with UCD School of Business holding accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Students on the program have access to the latest thinking and practice in their chosen specialism, and will have the opportunity to interact with some of the most prominent members of the academic community in Europe. No effort is spared to ensure the quality and relevance of the program. We hope it will serve to further strengthen the links between the University and Hong Kong, and indeed between Ireland and Hong Kong.
Graduate Sharing

“It is an invaluable experience taking the UCD MSc programme after years of work as it provided me with an opportunity which did not only enrich my academic qualification, but also strengthen my analytical ability and strategic mind. Apart from that, practical experiences and view points were also shared among classmates from different walks of life."

FONG Ho Yin, Teree- Intake 21
Assistant Manager – Learning and development


“The programme has instilled in me a new set of  management ideologies, which has eventually allowed my company to cross the threshold of a new phase of organizational development."

Anthony Parken Lui
Bradshaw & Co.


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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

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Master of Science
University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin
26 Oct 2016
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