MTU Business Academy

Bachelor of Arts in

Human Resource Management

Department of Organisation and Professional Development

BA in Human Resource Management

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Organisation and Professional Development, School of Business

Location

MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Mode of Study

Part-time

Method of Delivery

Blended (on campus and online)
Semester One – Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm -10pm
Semester Two – Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6pm-10pm

Duration

Three years part-time (6 Semesters)

Commencement Date

September 2023

Course Fee

€185 per 5 credit module, (incl. exam fees)

Credits

180 ECTS

FAQs

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Programmes - BA in Human Resource Management

Enquiries

Niamh Lynes
niamh.lynes@mtu.ie
+353 (0) 21 433 5900

What To Expect

The course is designed to meet the needs of those working in human resources/training and development or for someone aspiring to a career in the discipline. The course also attracts line managers, supervisors and team leaders who wish to gain people management skills.

Progression

Graduates of this degree are eligible for membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Graduates may also progress to BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management or to the Honours Bachelor of Business via one semester of Bridging Studies.

Modules

For detailed module information, please click the button below

FAQs

The Level 7 BA HRM is a three-year ordinary degree. The Level 8 BA HRM (Hons) is a one-year add on programme that graduates of the BA HRM may progress to after their Level 7 degree. For any queries relating to the Level 8 programme, please contact Caroline Conlon, Level 8 Programme Coordinator: caroline.conlon@mtu.ie.

There is currently a fee of €185 per 5 credit module (including exam fees). Students will complete 60 credits per academic year, which usually equates to 12 modules per year. Fees for Semester 1 are to be paid on registration.

Students should note that fees quoted relate to the current academic year only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Additionally, students are encouraged to register for Student Membership of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) once they commence their studies. Membership details are available at: www.cipd.ie/membership/fees. Full details on how to register for CIPD Student Membership will be communicated to you in Semester One.

Any queries in relation to the payment of fees should be directed to the Fees Office at MTU: feescork@mtu.ie.

Further information is also available online: www.cit.ie/fees/students/parttime-fees

No, an application fee does not apply. However, should you be offered a place on the programme and decide to accept it, an acceptance fee of €300 will be required. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

The programme is delivered in a blended format. Most lectures are delivered online, but there are some modules which require in-person attendance, and the Department of OPD will also arrange for specific weeks to be delivered on campus. There is also a requirement to attend in-person for some assessments and exams. Therefore, you will need to be flexible to attend campus when required, should you register for the programme.

Applicants who are not applying as mature students should upload evidence of educational history. Mature student applicants are encouraged to upload an up-to-date CV.
Applicants will receive a decision on their application within three weeks. Early applications are encouraged to secure a place on the programme due to capacity limits.

BA HRM Year 1
Semester One: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm -10pm
Semester Two: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6pm-10pm

BA HRM Year 2
Semester One: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm – 10pm
Semester Two: Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm – 10pm

BA HRM Year 3
Semester One & Two: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm – 10pm

Please note that students may be required to attend lectures and workshops on some Saturdays during the Semester. Dates will be advised in advance. Please note also that the timetable above is subject to change.

Please visit the MTU website to view a detailed breakdown of the modules delivered in each semester of the programme, including learning outcomes, module content and assessment: Click Here for Module Details

Non-EEA nationals coming to study in Ireland must be enrolled in a full-time course only and will therefore not be granted a student visa for this programme. However, non-EEA nationals with a different immigration status and in possession of a valid visa that does not expire for the duration of the programme may be entitled to undertake part-time study. Applicants are encouraged to check their visa status for eligibility before applying.

MTU offers a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) service. RPL is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module. With recognition of prior learning, formal or experiential, the focus is on learning and not on experience as such. Please visit the RPL webpage for further information: www.cit.ie/rpl

The programme is scheduled to commence at 6:00pm on Monday September 16th, 2024. You will receive a comprehensive induction to MTU and the BA in HRM programme on this date. Full details will be communicated in early September 2024. Please note that the programme coordinator is on academic leave from June 20th – September 1st, so there won’t be information available until September.

Graduates will be awarded with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications). The degree also has an embedded award at Level 6 whereby all students who successfully complete Year 1 of the programme will be automatically awarded a Certificate in HR Management and Development.

Graduates of this degree are eligible for membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Graduates may also progress to the BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management or to the Honours Bachelor of Business via one semester of Bridging Studies.

Applications

The minimum requirements are Grade D3 (ordinary level) in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and either English or Irish.

Mature students will be considered on an individual basis.

This course is offered on a modularised basis and requires participants to attain 60 credits in each year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 13th September 2024

€185 per 5 credit module (inc.exam fee)

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. 

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the ‘apply now’ button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.

All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that fees quoted relate to the academic year 2024-2025 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by e-mail to their MTU e-mail account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit the MTU Fees Website.

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €450 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the ‘apply now’ button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please visit – MTU Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Service

Niamh Lynes , Course Coordinator
niamh.lynes@mtu.ie
+353 (0) 21 433 5900

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