Master of Science - Employment Relations & Human Resource Management
Confront challenges of employer-employee relationships—in Nigeria

A Master of Science in Employment Relations and Human Resource Management is a postgraduate degree programme that prepares you for an advanced role in human resources, labour relations, and personnel management.

The programme covers a broad range of topics related to employment relations, human resource management, organizational behaviour, and labour law. It is designed to meet the growing needs of practising managers who are interested in acquiring specialized skills in employment  relations and human resources management.

The programme will equip you with better knowledge and information about the practice of employment relations in Nigeria’s socio-economic system.

In addition, it will provide you with practical exposure to contemporary issues in the field, empowering you to apply the knowledge gained towards an improved understanding of the interface between the employment relationship and the parties involved.

Graduates of this programme find roles in

  • Human resources management
  • Labour relations
  • Employee relations
  • Talent acquisition
  • Training and development
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Organizational development


  • 13 Core Courses (26 credit hours)
  • 2 Elective/Concentration Courses (4 credit hours)
  • 1 Thesis (6 credit hours)

Core Courses

  • Human Resource Management (2 credit hours)
  • Human Behaviour in Organizations (2 credit hours)
  • Industrial Relations (2 credit hours)
  • Labour Law Retirement and Pension Administration (2 credit hours)
  • Labour Relations & Administration in Nigeria (2 credit hours)
  • Performance Management, Performance Evaluation and Control (2 credit hours)
  • Managing Diversity (Cultural Differences) (2 credit hours)
  • Industrial Conflict and Dispute Management (2 credit hours)
  • Human Resource Training and Development (2 credit hours)
  • Labour Market Analysis (2 credit hours)
  • Human Resource Planning (2 credit hours)
  • Research Methodology (2 credit hours)
  • Microeconomic Theory (2 credit hours)
  • Macroeconomic Theory (2 credit hours)

Elective/Concentration Courses

Students apply 4 credit hours of specialized coursework to the M.Sc. Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management degree from the following, in consultation with their academic advisor.

  • Negotiations (2 credit hours)
  • Strategic Management (2 credit hours)
  • Managing Organizational Change (2 credit hours)
  • Qualitative Methods (2 credit hours)
  • Organizational Theory (2 credit hours)
  • Women Participation in the Labour Force (2 credit hours)
  • Diversity and Inclusion (2 credit hours)
  • International Labour Movements and Institutions (2 credit hours)
  • Collective Bargaining (2 credit hours)
  • Industrial Law and Policy (2 credit hours)
  • Industrial Law Analysis (2 credit hours)
  • Internship/Real-Life Experience (2 credit hours)

Provided the University’s matriculation requirements are satisfied:

  • Applicants with a degree in a relevant area from a recognized University with a minimum of second class lower division may be admitted to the Master of Science degree programme.
  • Applicants with postgraduate diplomas at upper credit level in relevant areas from a recognized university may be admitted.
  • Full-time: A Minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.
  • Part-time: A minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

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