HRM40640 Employment Relations in Ireland

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module examines central issues in employment relations (ER) in Ireland in comparative context. The module examines employer strategies towards trade unions and collective bargaining, the conduct of ER in multinationals in Ireland, trade unions, pay determination and developments in ER in the public sector.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module students will be expected to be able to understand the current situation and recent trends in the areas examined; assess developments in ER in Ireland in comparative context; apply the knowledge gained to provide specialist advice or assessments relating to the areas examined.Critically appraise major research contributions to the areas examined.Demonstrate an analytical and critical capacity to assess the areas examined.

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

An honours degree in commerce, business, human sciences, history, European studies, or an honours degree in any discipline combined with direct work experience in any area of industrial relations or human resources.

Learning Recommendations:

This course is a core requirement of the M.Sc. (HRM).

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Group essay assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Examination: Online, time-limited open book examination.

The examination will be undertaken in week 12,
Week 12 Yes Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided to each group undertaking the group assignment.

Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 09:30 - 11:20

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