​Courses and Programmes

View Industrial Psychology and People Management (IPPM) programmes below:

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  • Extended Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Human Resource Managment
  • BA/BCom Human Resource Management
  • BCom Industrial Psychology
  • BTech Human Resource Management
EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (Qualification code: NDHE03)​The aim of the qualification is to introduce the student to the complex world of human resource management within a global and a South African context. Enabling the student to understand the human resource management processes, daily operations of an organisation; and acquire knowledge and develop a broad-based, strong and cohesive understanding of sustainable development in the context of human resource practices.
 
CURRICULUM
First Year (extended)
Business Management 1A
End-User Computing A
Fundamental Research Practice
Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
Human Resource Management 1A
Workplace Preparation
Second, Third and Forth year
Students follow the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year curriculum of the Diploma in HRM (see curriculum below).
 
How is this qualification offered?
This qualification is presented on the Soweto Campus. This is a fulltime qualification. Classes are presented on a daily basis. Class attendance is compulsory.
 
Enquiries:
Grace Nkwanyana
Tel: 011 559 5052
Email: gnkwanyana@uj.ac.za
Application closing date:
Before 30 October of each year
DIPLOMA  IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (Qualification code: ND1416)
To develop a HR Administrator who understands/can perform the
basic HR transactions (the transactional level).
 
CURRICULUM
First Year
Business Management 1A, 1B
Human Resource Management 1A, 1B
End-user Computing A & B
English 1A & 1B
Applied Accountancy Skills 1A, 1B or Quantitive Techniques 1A, 1B
Second Year
Labour Law A & B
Business Management 2A, 2B
Employment Relations 1A, 1B
Management of Training 1A, 1B
Human Resource Management 2A, 2B
Third Year
Business Management 3A, 3B
Employment Relations 2A, 2B
Human Resource Management 3A, 3B
Management of Training 2A, 2B
The qualification will enable you to explore
the following careers:
Human Resource Officer, Employment Relations Officer,
Training Officer, Recruitment Officer
 
How is this qualification offered?
This qualification is presented on the Soweto Campus. This is a fulltime qualification. Classes are presented on a daily basis. Class attendance is compulsory.
 
Enquiries:
Grace Nkwanyana
Tel: 011 559 5052
Email: gnkwanyana@uj.ac.za
Application closing date:
Before 30 October of each year
​BCOM/BA (HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT) (Qualification code: BC1402/BA1405)​To develop a functional HR Practitioner who understands/can perform the different HR specialisations at an intermediate level (the HR planning/coordinating/delivery level)
 
BCOM HRM CURRICULUM
First year
Analytical Techniques 1A, 1B
Accounting A, B or Economics 1A, 1B
Human Resource Management 1A, 1B
Industrial Psychology 1A, 1B
Business Management 1A, 1B
Second year
Industrial Psychology 2A, 2B
Business Management 1A, 1B
Human Resource Management 2A, 2B
Economics 1A, 1B
Introduction to Labour Law
Business Communication
Third year
Industrial Psychology 3A, 3B
Business Management 2A, 2B
Human Resource Management 3A, 3B
Sociology 2A
Commercial Computer Systems

BA HRM CURRICULUM
You can also enrol for the BA (Human Resource Management), which is offered by our Faculty. You will be required to take three major subjects, of which Human Resource Management, Psychology are compulsory major subject can be chosen from the following subjects: Anthropology, Communications, Business Management (Mathematics is an entry requirement), Information Management, Philosophy, Public Management and Governance, Sociology and Industrial Psychology (Mathematics is an entry requirement).
 
First Year
Human Resource Management 1A, 1B
Psychology 1A, 1B
Third major subject 1A, 1B
Two Ancillary subject 1A, 1B
Second Year
Human Resource Management 2A, 2B
Psychology 2A, 2B
Third major subject 2A, 2B
Ancillary subject 1A, 2B
Third Year
Human Resource Management 3A, 3B
Psychology 3A, 3B
Third major subject 3A, 3B
 
How is this qualification offered?
This qualification is presented on the Kingsway Campus. This is a fulltime qualification. Classes are presented on a daily basis. Class attendance is compulsory.
 
Enquiries:
Joyce Sitemele
Tel: 011 559 2185
Email: joycesi@uj.ac.za
Application closing date:
Before 30 October of each year
BCOM (INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY)
(Qualification code: B1C1PQ)

To develop a person who understands/can deal with the psychology of the working person and the world of work at an intermediate level (the IP planning/coordinating) delivery level.
 
CURRICULUM
First year
Analytical Techniques 1A, 1B
Accounting A, B or Economics 1A, 1B
Human Resource Management 1A, 1B
Industrial Psychology 1A, 1B
Psychology 1A, 1B
Second year
Industrial Psychology 2A, 2B
Business Management 1A, 1B
Psychology 2A or 2C, 2B
Human Resource Management 2A, 2B
Accounting A, B or Economics 1A, 1B
Third year
Industrial Psychology 3A, 3B
Business Management 2A, 2B
Human Resource Management 3A, 3B
Psychology 3A, 3B or 3D
Commercial Computer Systems or Business Communication
 
The qualification will enable you to explore the following careers:
Human Resource Manager, Employee Benefits Advisor, Health and
Wellness Official, Recruitment and Selection Official, Human Resource Researcher, Training and Development Manager, Change Facilitator, Organisational Development Practitioner, Industrial Psychologist (upon further studies)
 
How is this qualification offered?
This qualification is presented on the Kingsway Campus. This is a fulltime qualification. Classes are presented on a daily basis. Class attendance is compulsory.
 
Enquiries:
Joyce Sitemele
Tel: 011 559 2185
Email: joycesi@uj.ac.za
Application closing date:
Before 30 October of each year
​BTECH IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
What are the qualification objectives?
The BTech degree is designed to expose learners to strategic issues within the organisation by focusing on Advanced Strategic Management, Advanced Industrial Relations, Advanced Management of Training, Advanced Personnel Management, Organisational Behaviour and Research Methodology.
 
Your practical work will focus on:
• honing your practical skills in basic statistical and research procedures and data sets; and 
• methods of measuring and interpreting individual differences in behaviour and job performance.
 
The qualification will enable you to:
• explore the following careers: Human Resources Manager; Training Manager; Recruitment and Selection Officer; Employment Relations Manager; Employee Benefits Advisor; Health and Wellness Officer; Human Resources Researcher; or Change Facilitator.
• in South Africa, many organisations are in the process of transformation and have to adapt to a rapidly
changing environment. Personnel practitioners will be expected to initiate and facilitate these changes.
 
CURRICULUM
First Year
Advanced Industrial Relations 4A, 4B
Advanced Management of Training 4A, 4B
Strategic Management 4
Second Year
Advanced Personnel Management 4A, 4B
Organisational Behaviour 4A, 4B
Research Methodology
 
What are the admission requirements?
The following admission requirements are necessary to enrol for the BTech (Human Resources Management) degree:
• National Diploma in Human Resources Management with an average of at least 65% (subject to a selection process); or
• An equivalent qualification as determined by the Status Committee.
• Important notification to all qualifications: Please note that should you meet the above stipulated requirements, this would not automatically qualify you for the qualification. A further selection process will be conducted, upon which the Faculty will notify you of its decision. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process.
 
Duration
Offered fulltime for one year or part-time over two years.
 
Application details
• Certified copy of the first page of your identity document or proof of application for a new identity document must accompany your application form.
• A certified copy of your Senior Certificate must be submitted with your application form.
• In the event that you attended another post-school educational institution, you must attach certified copies of your Senior Certificate (or equivalent qualification), and a certified copy of your identity document. You must also attach original copies of your academic record and certificate of good conduct. If you completed the qualification for which you were enrolled at another post-school educational institution, you need to submit certified copies of your diploma/degree certificates as well as certified copies of your Senior Certificate and identity document.

International Students
Please note that international students must first contact the International Office (Tel: 011 559 4517) or send an email to international@uj.ac.za before submitting an application. The general deadline for international applicants is 12:00 on the last Friday of August of each year.
 
Application closing date
Before 30 September of each year
 
Who can be contacted?
Rooksana Sheik
Tel: 011 559 2783


What is Human Resource Management about?

Human Resource Management is about leading and managing people for optimal organisational performance. It focuses on the attraction,
selection, training, development, deployment, remuneration and retention of people in order to achieve individual and organisational
objectives.

What is Industrial Psychology about?
Industrial Psychology is about understanding, predicting and changing people’s behaviour in the world of work. It focuses on aspects such
as people’s competencies, motivation to work, career development, work-life balance and the psychological wellness. It also focuses
on organisational design and behaviour and seeks to understand the human dynamics that make organisations more effective and
successful.

Difference between Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology:
The two streams of training are similar in some respects and different in others. The focus of Human Resource Management is on the
management of people; the focus of Industrial Psychology is on the psychology of people in the workplace.

 

 

HONOURS QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BCom Honours Human Resource Management
  • BA/BCom Honours Industrial Psychology
BA/BCom Honours Human Resource Management
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATION OBJECTIVES?

Asset Management in a highly competitive industry of asset management and mutual funds, and where hundreds of firms compete daily to serve investors, those who perform well for shareholders gain assets – and profits.

It is therefore highly relevant that HR managers and practitioners devote all their time and energy to make sure the job is done correctly, because it is about serving, adding value and processing – all this by the most important asset of any business, its people. It underlines the significant personal and professional stake HR managers and practitioners have in the business's success or failure.

Human Resources Practitioners are currently expected to act as business leaders who turn organisational goals into practice and who facilitate change in organisations. This could be achieved by enhancing the intangibles like talent, a shared mindset and a culture of learning and employee commitment. An additional management qualification will give you access to a number of diagnostic skills to assist the organisation in this regard, since managers all over the world are in a desperate struggle for talented workers.  Many are responding with an all-out effort to recruit and attract the right candidates.  However, they can more easily compete in this tough job market by concentrating on retaining the good workers they already have.

So, if you really would like to invest in yourself and a career focused on managing people processes for optimal organisational performance, then you have to consider to further your education and to enrol for the BA/BCom Honours degree we offer.

CURRICULUM

The programme design and content ensure a combination of theoretical depth and advanced practical application, as well as honing specific performance enhancement skills.

The first study year covers the field of HR and strategic human resource management in addition to a research project.

First year (all students)

•             Human Resource Management: The Field

•             Strategic Human Resource Management and Change

•             Research Project

Second year (all students)

•             Performance Management

•             Organisational Leadership

•             Leadership Development

•             Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers

Students can select two additional modules as part of an area of specialisation in their second year of study. Three areas of specialisation are available:

Human Resource Management

•             Talent Management

•             Diversity Management

Human Resource Development

•             Design and Development

•             Learning and Development

Employment Relations

•             Labour Law

•             Employment Relations Management

 

What are the admission requirements?

To gain entry into any of the three honours degree courses:

  • A potential student should be in possession of a BA or BCom qualification (on NQF Level 6 or HEQSF Level 7) with Industrial Psychology or Human Resource Management as major modules (on NQF Level 6 or HEQSF Level 7).  A module in analytical techniques or statistical methods (on NQF Level 6 or HEQSF Level 7) is strongly recommended.
  • Access to the Internet and Computer literacy is compulsory.
  • An average of 65% will allow a potential student to apply for the honours course.
  • Since only a limited number of students can be accommodated annually, applicants will be subjected to a selection process.

Duration

The qualification is presented (part-time) over a two-year period.

How will you be trained?

The use of technology (for example the Internet, email, Edulink, etc.) is a critical component of the tuition model and is employed to deliver study material, self-assessment measures and opportunities for interactive discussions.

Please note: Access to the Internet, or opportunities to gain access to the Internet, are prerequisites for enrolment in the qualification.

What is the language of tuition?

Classes and study material are presented in English but students are welcome to participate in both English and Afrikaans.

How will you be assessed?

Formal examinations are set for each module, which are written on completion of the respective modules, generally twice a year (during June and November).

The final pass mark is comprised of 50% of the semester mark and 50% of the examination mark. A sub-minimum of 40% must be obtained during the examination, and a final pass mark of 50% is required.

Application details

The closing date for applications for any of the honours degrees is 30 September.  After selection you will be informed of the registration procedure.

All applications must include the following:

• Application is done online

• Certified copy of ID document

• Certified copy of relevant qualification(s) and degree certificate(s)

• Certified copy of full academic record (including "conduct" statement)

• Certified copy of marriage certificate (if applicable)

• Certified copy of SAQA evaluation in the case of a foreign qualification

• Application fee for first-time applications

• Appropriate bursary/sponsor letter if sponsored by employer

International Students

Please note that international students must first contact the International Office (Tel: 011 559 4517) or send an email to international@uj.ac.za before submitting an application. The general deadline for international applicants is 12:00 on the last Friday of August of each year.

Application closing date

Before 30 September of each year

Who can be contacted?

Rooksana Sheik
Tel: 011 559 2783

 

BA/BCom Honours Industrial Psychology
What are the qualification objectives?

Managers all over the word are in a desperate struggle to acquire talented workers. Many are responding with an

all-out effort to recruit and attract the right candidates. However, they can more easily compete in this tough job market by concentrating on retaining the good workers they already have.

If you would like to invest in yourself and a career focused on work and the workplace, then you have to consider to further your education and to enrol for the postgraduate BA/BCom (Hons) Industrial Psychology degree we offer.

Industrial and Organisational Psychology is a specialised field within the larger discipline of Psychology that focuses on the people and the workplace. This postgraduate degree will increase your understanding of how people relate to work settings for the ultimate purpose of bringing about improvement for all concerned.

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of mastering analysis, interpreting and understanding of Industrial Psychological principles and methods. It will further develop your intellectual and professional skills.

This qualification will prepare you to reflect on your own psychological and human resource management applications and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Industrial Psychology within your everyday life. Additionally, it will prepare you for further postgraduate studies in Industrial Psychology.

CURRICULUM

  • Contemporary Issues in Organisational and Career Psychology
  • Industrial Psychological testing and assessment
  • Organisational Wellness
  • Research Design and Analysis: Quantitative Research
  • Contemporary Issues in Personnel Psychology
  • Psychometric Theory
  • Research Design and Analysis: Qualitative Research
  • Industrial Psychological Research Project
  • Industrial Psychological Practice

What are the admission requirements?

A potential student should be in possession of a BCom/BA degree on NQF Level 6 with Industrial Psychology as major module with at least 65% average.

Since only a limited number of students can be accommodated annually, applicants will be subjected to a selection process.

Duration

We offer a fulltime (one-year) and parttime (two-year) option.

What is the language of tuition?

Classes and study material are presented in English but students are welcome to participate in both English and Afrikaans.

How will you be assessed?

Formal examinations are set for each module, which are written on completion of the respective modules, generally twice a year (during May and October).

The final pass mark is comprised of 50% of the semester mark and 50% of the examination mark. A sub-minimum of 40% must be obtained during the examination, and a final pass mark of 50% is required.

Application details

The closing date for applications for the honours degree is 30 September.  After selection you will be informed of the registration procedure.

All applications must include the following:

• Application is done online

• Certified copy of ID document

• Certified copy of relevant qualification(s) and degree certificate(s)

• Certified copy of full academic record (including "conduct" statement)

• Certified copy of marriage certificate (if applicable)

• Certified copy of SAQA evaluation in the case of a foreign qualification

• Application fee for first-time applications

• Appropriate bursary/sponsor letter if sponsored by employer

International Students

Please note that international students must first contact the International Office (Tel: 011 559 4517) or send an email to international@uj.ac.za before submitting an application. The general deadline for international applicants is 12:00 on the last Friday of August of each year.

Application closing date

Before 30 September of each year

Who can be contacted?

Joyce Sitemele

Tel: 011 559 2185

Email: joycesi@uj.ac.za 



Masters Qualifications
• Master's Degree in Leadership in Emerging Economomies
• Master's Degree in Leadership Coaching (no intake in 2018)
• Master's and PHD in HRM/HRD/Employment Relations
• Master's and PHD in Leadership Performance and Change
• Master's and PHD in Industrial Psychology
• Master's and PHD in Personal and Professional Leadership

Master's Degree in Management (Leadership in Emerging Economies)

(COURSEWORK AND A MINOR DISSERTATION)

ASPIRING TO LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE IN A CONSTANTLY

CHANGING, AND MORE DEMANDING WORLD?

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATION OBJECTIVES?

  • Lead within an emerging economy context
  • Leadership focused on sector specific challenges
  • Professional practicing leadership mastery

Developing countries includes a large and diverse group of countries. Economic or political reforms are allowed to enter the world economy. Education, foreign investment, domestic consumption and domestic entrepreneurship are stressed.

Critical leadership skills are required by specific sectors (within these developing countries) which these leaders have to lead and manage.

Do you aspire to leadership excellence in emerging countries as it relates to a specific sector within these countries? You know that leadership excellence is central to the success of your team, organisation, sector, community and country. The credibility and legitimacy of leadership itself is intensely questioned. How do you equip yourself to become an effective leader, under these more challenging conditions?

The master's degree in Management (Leadership in Emerging Economies) provides a platform for you to deal with the challenges faced by a leader in an emerging economy. In this degree you will cover coursework and do research over a two-year period.

We aim to deliver a line manager who is able to:

• demonstrate leadership excellence in an emerging country within his/her specific sector of leadership.

CURRICULUM

  • Leadership Challenges in Emerging Countries
  • Strategic Management in Emerging Countries
  • Personal and Professional Leadership
  • Research Methodology:  Leadership
  • Minor Dissertation
  • and a choice of one of the following:
  • Public Sector Leadership
  • Political Leadership
  • Engineering and Maintenance Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership

In order to support you in succeeding, coursework is spread appropriately over the duration of the degree to apportion sufficient time for formal training in research methods and for completion of your minor dissertation. Formal classes will be facilitated by academic and industry experts, and you will become part of a team of researchers in highly focused niche areas, led by specialists at the Department of your choice area. This key 11 differentiator will give you a competitive edge as you will be able to address business issues informed by solid evidence – a key skill that will stand you in good stead over time.

DURATION

Part-time: Two years minimum, three years maximum

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?

•       An appropriate honours degree or its equivalent in any one of the following fields: Public Governance, Political Sciences, Legal and Constitutional Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Health and the Creative/Graphic Sciences.

•       Student placement constraints necessitate a rigorous selection process including psychometric assessments and interviews.

•       You must be computer literate and have Internet access.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Please note that international students must first contact the International Office (Tel: 011 559 4517) or send an email to international@uj.ac.za before submitting an application. The general deadline for international applicants is 12:00 on the last Friday of August of each year.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE

Before 30 September (latest 30 October) of each year.  All applications are done online.  Please visit the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za) for online procedures.

WHO CAN BE CONTACTED?

Amanda Ferreira

Tel: 011 559 2079

Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za

Master's in HRM/HRD/Employment Relations
(RESEARCH BASED)
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATION OBJECTIVES?
The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation and reflection on related research methodology, and proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. The aim is also to ensure that the student is capable of sound reflection on research findings. The student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work.

In order to obtain any of the degrees mentioned, the student must
do independent research that can be published in a thesis and a
research article. 

Master’s students are guided by a supervisor who is a lecturer at the Department, but the responsibility for the eventual product lies with the student.

The supervisor acts as a sounding board to evaluate the student’s work and gives feedback on work submitted.

We aim to deliver an HRM/HRD/ Employment Relations specialist who is able to:
• provide leadership in employment relationships in his/her organisation.

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?
• A commerce-based/multi-disciplinary honours degree, with an average mark of at least 65%, in the broader field of Human Resource Management namely, Human Resource Management;
Human Resource Development; Industrial Psychology; or Employment Relations.
• A module in Research Methodology at honours degree level is essential.
• A module, at least at undergraduate level, in statistical methods or
analytical techniques.
• You should previously have distinguished yourself as a manager,
or human resource manager, or senior consultant, with considerable work experience in organisations (minimum 3-5 years).
• You must be computer literate and have Internet access.
Since only a limited number of students can be accommodated annually, applicants will be subjected to a selection process.

DURATION
Academic Regulations state that you have a maximum of 3 years to complete this degree. Academic registration for the full qualification is dependant on acceptance of your research proposal. All students are pre-registered for a period of 6 months during which you have to present your research proposal to a panel.

APPLICATION DETAILS
A paper based selection will take place after receipt of your application.
We take a holistic approach towards selecting candidates, which incorporates considering academic achievements as well as the work experience, background and developmental potential of prospective students. Although a particular academic profile is required as a minimum foundation for master’s studies in this field, the total profile of candidates is considered, as well as supervisor availability for your specific research topic. Unfortunately, since we
receive more applications than we can academically accommodate, meeting basic admission requirements cannot
guarantee acceptance into the master’s qualification.

You are welcome to also submit applications at another academic
institution. Please note that most institutions finalise their selections at about the same time towards the end of the year, thus implying that waiting for an answer before applying elsewhere would not be advisable.

Please take note that the dates below may change due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Online Psychometric Assessment(October of each year)
Should you meet all of the abovementioned application criteria,
you will be required to complete online psychometric assessments.
Collation of these results will be finalised by 31 October.
Interviews (two days in November of each year)
Should you meet the psychometric assessment criteria, you will be invited to interviews. The final result will be communicated to you directly after the interviews.
Compulsory Research Study School (during the last week of January of each year)
You will be required to attend a compulsory research study workshop, duration usually 5 days. Rooksana Sheik
(rsheik@uj.ac.za) is the contact person for this January Kick-off research study school.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Please note that international students must first contact the International Office (Tel: 011 559 4517) or send an email to
international@uj.ac.za before submitting an application. The general deadline for international applicants is 12:00 on the
last Friday of August of each year.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Before 30 September of each year. All applications are done online.
Please visit the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za) for online process.

WHO CAN BE CONTACTED?
Amanda Ferreira
Tel: 011 559 2079
Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za
Master's in Leadership Performance and Change
(COURSEWORK AND A MINOR DISSERTATION)
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATION OBJECTIVES?
– Lead people practice with persuasion
– Direct human resource decisions
– Influence strategy at board level

In today’s fast-paced business environment, the success of a business depends on the creative ways in which people are mobilised. Executive decisions and leadership actions have a direct bearing on the levels of employee engagement and productivity. It is the role and place of Human Resource executives
to translate business opportunities into people actions, to persuade key decision makers of the importance of employee matters, and to influence board members to govern with a focus on positive
people outcomes.

Do you believe that people are the only real differentiator a company possesses?  Are you keen to inspire employees and
collaborate with key executives? Are you able to balance business reality and people imperatives? Do you consider yourself able to operate at an executive and board level?

The master’s degree in Leadership in Performance and Change provides a platform for you to deal with HR issues from a systems and executive perspective.

In this degree you will cover coursework and do research over a two-year period.

We aim to deliver a HR Professional who is able to:
• influence strategy with a strong sense of your worldview and values;
• determine and instil an appropriate strategic people philosophy and approach for the context and culture of the organisation;
• utilise the people side of the enterprise to support and drive
organisational performance;
• interface people practices with organisational functions systemically across the entire organisational value chain;
• determine the impact of people strategy and practices, and the
realities of an emerging market, on organisational competitiveness
and outcomes;
• design mechanisms that appropriately focus and engage performance behaviour; and
• base people decisions on evidence.

CURRICULUM
• Systems Thought in Change
• People Strategy
• Management of Human Capital
• Strategic Organisational Performance
• Visionary Leadership and Change Management
• Qualitative and Quantitative Data Management
• Integrated Leadership Thought
• Minor Dissertation

In order to support you in succeeding, coursework is spread appropriately over the duration of the degree to apportion
sufficient time for formal training in research methods and for completion of your minor dissertation. Formal classes will be facilitated by industry and academic experts and you will become
part of a team of researchers in highly focused niche areas, led by specialists at the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management. This key differentiator will give you a competitive
edge as you will be able to address business issues informed by solid evidence – a key skill that will stand you in good stead over time.

DURATION
Part-time: Two years minimum, three years maximum

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?
• An appropriate honours degree, with an average of at least 65%, in the boarder field of Human Resource Management namely, Human Resource Management; Industrial Psychology; Human Resource Development; or Employment Relations.
• A module in Research Methodology at honours degree level is essential.
• A module, at least at undergraduate level or above, in statistical methods or analytical techniques.
• Since the course is aimed at executive and board level preparation, you should previously have distinguished yourself as a manager or human resource manager with considerable work experience in people management in organisations (minimum 3-5 years).
• You must be computer literate and have Internet access.
Student placement constraints necessitate a rigorous selection process including psychometric assessments and interviews.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Please note that international students must first contact the International Office (Tel: 011 559 4517) or send an email to
international@uj.ac.za before submitting an application. The general deadline for international applicants is 12:00 on the last
Friday of August of each year.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Before 30 September of each year.  All applications are done online.  Please visit the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za) for online process.

WHO CAN BE CONTACTED?
Amanda Ferreira
Tel: 011 559 2079
Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za

​Master's in Industrial Psychology
(COURSEWORK AND A MINOR DISSERTATION)
​WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATION OBJECTIVES?
Do you want to obtain a professional qualification that will give you an edge in the workplace? Influence strategy at board level?
Then the master’s degree in Industrial Psychology is the qualification for you.

This qualification will provide you with in-depth knowledge and excellent skills to perform and excel in the workplace. Since
its conception in the early 1900’s, Industrial Psychology has greatly extended its scope to encompass virtually all aspects of human
behaviour within the workplace.

Industrial psychologists are differentiated from human research practitioners in terms of the extent to which they are behavioural
specialists. As such, a firm grounding in the theory and extensive skills in the practice of understanding, predicting and changing
the behaviour of individuals, groups and organisations, are required. The thorough grounding in psychological principles
gives you an edge, as it provides you with understanding of aspects related to the most important asset in every organisation, namely its employees. To truly effect meaningful changes in an organisation,
to attract and retain talented employees, to motivate them and to care for their wellbeing, a deep understanding of people, and individual differences, are necessary.

If you wish to further your knowledge of the role of psychology in the workplace and to apply yourself as an Industrial Psychologist,
you should apply for the master’s degree in Industrial Psychology.
The programme in Industrial Psychology is renowned for developing student competence in applying psychological
principles and theory to the work context, which enables you to work on an advanced level in the fields of Industrial Psychology
and/or Human Resource Management.

The mastery, analysis, interpretation and understanding of Industrial Psychological principles and methods are the primary
aims of this qualification.

We aim to deliver an industrial psychologist who is able to:
• think and act professionally;
• understand his/her professional role in contributing to societal sustainability;
• appreciate scientific rigour and the importance of evidence-based decisionmaking;
• apply psychological principles in a workplace marked by diversity and change; and
• operate in an emerging country context and also hold his/her
own globally.

CURRICULUM
The coursework component consists of three subjects, namely Advanced IndustriaPsychology Theory, Advanced Industrial
Psychology Practice and Advanced Industrial Psychology Research. The following modules are offered in each subject:
Advanced Industrial Psychology Theory:
• Meta-theory
• Ethics and the industrial psychologist
• Advanced organisation theory
• Positive industrial psychology
• Advanced personnel – and career psychology
• Ergonomics and consumer psychology
Advanced Industrial Psychology Practice:
• Psychological assessment
• Counselling, coaching and consulting
• Organisation development and change
• Professional and personal capacity building
• Applied industrial psychology in a developing economy
Advanced Industrial Psychology Research:
• Qualitative research design and analysis
• Quantitative research design and analysis
• For the research component, you are required to complete
a minor dissertation and a publishable research article. On completion of the qualification you will be in a position to register as a Personnel Practitioner with the South African Board of People
Practices (SABPP) and upon completion of an approved
internship, to register as a Psychologist, in the category:
Industrial, with the Professional Board for Psychology of the
Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

DURATION
The master’s qualification is a oneyear, fulltime qualification. Compulsory lectures take place 4-5 days per week, mostly during the mornings. Additional workshops and training opportunities are
also provided. The course is structured around three core dimensions, namely theory, practice and research. These
dimensions are integrated in a meaningful manner to enable those who complete the qualification to function as scientists and
practitioners.

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?
• An honours degree in Industrial Psychology, obtained with a minimum average of 65%.
• An acceptable module or course completed in research methods at an honours level is essential.
• A module, at least at undergraduate level or above, in statistical methods or analytical techniques.
Since only a limited number of students (maximum of 20 students) can be accommodated annually, applicants will be subjected to a selection process.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Please note that international students must first contact the International Office(Tel: 011 559 4517) or send an email to international@uj.ac.za before submitting an application. The general deadline for international applicants is 12:00 on the last
Friday of August of each year.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Before 30 September of each year.  All applications are done online. Please visit the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za) for online process.

WHO CAN BE CONTACTED?
Elmarie Stapelberg
Tel: 011 559 2858
Email: elmariest@uj.ac.za


Doctoral Qualifications

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  • PhD HRM/HRD/Employment Relations 
  • PhD Industrial Psychology
  • PhD Leadership
  • PhD Leadership Performance and Change



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