Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
2 Years/Diploma exit after Year 1
NFQ Level 8
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Taught, Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline:


Name: Anne Marie Hayes
Email: Telephone: +353-61-213145

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Brief Description

Next Intake: September 2023

The future of work is changing rapidly, and HR professionals need to be prepared to adapt to these changes. Our BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management (HRM) and the Future of Work, offered by the triple-accredited Kemmy Business School will equip you to manage diverse workplace challenges, leverage technology to streamline HR processes and navigate the complex legal and regulatory landscape. You will also be better positioned to stay up-to-date with emerging trends and best practices in the field, which will help you stay competitive in the job market. With an experienced teaching team and a comprehensive curriculum, you'll gain a deep understanding of key HR concepts and practices, including HRM in a Digitalised World, Contemporary Regulation of Work, Learning & Development, Automation and the Future of Work, and more.

This sought-after programme is CIPD-approved and tailored to meet the needs of both aspiring HR professionals and experienced HR practitioners. Whether you are starting out in your career or looking to take your HRM skills to the next level, it will provide you with the knowledge and tools to succeed.

UL@Work programmes are co-designed with industry to ensure skills transfers are industry-responsive for current and future needs. They are developed for working professionals and are designed to be flexible and accessible. This part-time offering is delivered on a blended learning basis with a mix of online classes and in-person campus days. 

Note* Those with a Level 7 qualification in Human Resource Management (HRM) or a related area will be considered for accelerated entry into Year 2 of this programme.

This BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management (HRM) and the Future of Work 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. 

On successful completion of this programme, you will:

  • Have in-depth knowledge and skills required for effective management, leadership and strategic thinking in the digital work environment.
  • A deep understanding of the impact of external social, economic, regulatory, and political trends on organisations and wider society.
  • Have the confidence and capability to engage effectively with peers in the HR professional and other relevant stakeholders in a work futures context. 

A degree in Human Resource Management can unlock opportunities for various career paths in Human Resources, such as Learning & Development Specialist, Compensation & Benefits Analyst, HR Generalist, Employee Relations Specialist, HR Manager, Recruitment Consultant, and more. This programme is particularly attractive for those already working in the field of HR and needing to gain a third-level qualification to take their career to the next level. 

Download the programme brochure HERE

Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Year 1


  • HRM in a Digitalised World
  • Contemporary Regulation of Work
  • Applied 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
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Work and Organisations
  • 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 you to engage with at a time that suits your schedule. There are also four in-person on-campus sessions each semester. All on-campus days take place from 9am to 6pm in the Kemmy Business School.

A minimum Level 6 qualification in HRM or a cognate area. Those with a Level 7 qualification in HRM or a cognate area will be considered for entry to Year 2 of the course. You must also have a minimum of two years’ work experience with at least six months experience in a management, supervisory or other equivalent experience.

You are required to complete a Recognition of prior learning (RPL) form, giving details of your 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

    • • English language competency certificate

For more information Click Here

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

Please click here for information on funding and scholarships.


What would be a good feeder programme to progress from onto this programme?
The existing Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management and the Digital Workplace. Other relevant Level 6 or Level 7 programmes in HRM or a related area.

Who is this programme for?
Those interested in developing a career in management or HR in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Those needing to bridge a gap in qualifications to move their careers to the next level.

What types of roles would candidates, considering this programme, have held?
People who have worked in an 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

What types of roles will candidates be qualified for after taking this programme?
The programme provides an excellent platform for developing a career in HR.

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

How many hours per week? What is the split between Lecture + study time and tutorial time?

  • Online – each module will post 2 hours of material online.
  • On-campus weeks – a 2-hour lecture for each module.

You will be required to engage in additional study/reading/assignment work each week over the semester in line with ECTS credits for each module.

Do you need to attend live/ or is everything recorded?
Online material is recorded and posted on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) platform for you to engage with at a time that suits your schedule. There are four in-person sessions (dates above) over each semester which you must attend. 

What are the dates for the in-person sessions?
On-campus in-person sessions take place on 4 Mondays during each semester. The dates for 2023/2024 are as follows:

Autumn Semester
Year 1:

  1. Monday, September 25th
  2. Monday, October 16th
  3. Monday, November 6th
  4. Monday, November 20th

Year 2:

  1. Monday, September 18th
  2. Monday, October 9th
  3. Monday, October 23rd
  4. Monday, November 13th

Spring Semester
Four Mondays - Dates TBC

What date is the programme starting? And when is induction?

  • Induction: Week 0 - September 4th 
  • Programme Starts: Week 1 – September 11th 2023

What types of roles will they be working in before?
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. 

Is there a project?
There is no thesis or significant project component to this programme. Module assessments are designed by each module leader. The programme team works together to plan assignments to balance your learning workload and ensure a variety of assessments.

How is the learning applied?
There is a strong focus on work-based learning, where you will use your conceptual knowledge and practical skills and apply them to real-life scenarios within your own workplace.

What software/ programmes are used?
You are expected to be proficient in MS Office, including Word / PowerPoint / Teams. The material will be posted on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Do I need access to anything? E.g. Data, software?
Once registered for the programme, you will have access to everything you need, including our virtual learning platform(VLE) and library resources. A dedicated programme site will be provided with links to all the required information, including administrative, academic and student support resources.