Employment Relations

Why Employment Relations @ Memorial?

The Master of Employment Relations (MER) program is offered jointly by Memorial’s Faculties of Arts and Business Administration. From career counseling to contract negotiations, the MER program will help you effectively manage relationships in your organization. This part-time multi-disciplinary program provides advanced-level study of all aspects of the employment relationship. Learn the history and sociology of work cultures.

Learn about labour market trends, the latest research in industrial relations, and best practices in human resources management. With core courses in business, sociology, history, and economics, the MER considers the employment relationship from a variety of viewpoints, including yours! Its research component gives you the opportunity to design and execute an independent research project tailored to your interests.

Description of program

  • MER – The MER consists of courses and an applied research project, and can be completed in one year of full-time study.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MER – Bachelor's degree with a minimum degree average of 70%, an undergraduate course in statistics, microeconomics, and one of organizational behaviour, sociology of work, or labour history with a minimum grade of 70% in each course. It is highly recommended that non-Canadian applicants submit a sample of their academic writing and achieve a satisfactory result on the GMAT or GRE. Qualified applicants with relevant experience will normally receive preference during the evaluation of applications.


Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change.  The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:





MER: 1 year


St. John's

Application Deadline:

February 15 for Fall admission

August 15 (part-time) for Winter admission

Tuition (NL students):

MER: $635-$953/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MER: $826-$1,239/semester

Tuition (International students):

MER: $1,074-$1,611/semester

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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000