Master of Employment Relations

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Business Administration jointly provide the Master of Employment Relations (MER) programme. The MER programme will help you manage relationships in your workplace successfully, from career advice to contract negotiations. This part-time multidisciplinary curriculum covers all facets of the employment relationship at an advanced level. Students choose to study employment relations at our top-ranked multidisciplinary Master of Employment Relations (MER) programme for the following reasons:

  • Our MER programme prepares students to become Employment Relations professionals. 
  • It is listed among the top 200 best master's degrees in human resource management. 
  • Our MER graduates go on to work in fields such as recruitment and selection, human resource management, health and safety, and labour relations advisor, to name a few. 

Learn about labour market trends, industrial relations research, and best practises in human resource management. The MER examines the work relationship from a variety of perspectives, including yours, with core courses in business, sociology, history, and economics.

Program structure

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Employment Relations Applied Research Project
  • Interpersonal Skills in Employment Relations


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD


Requirements for applicants

Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study. For applicants whose prior university instruction was not in English, demonstration of English language proficiency is required. The Minimum TOEFL scores are:

  • 580 for the paper-based test;
  • 237 on the computer-based test;
  • 92 on the Internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is an overall band score of 7.0. The minimum MUNTEL score is an overall band score of 70.

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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