MPhil Human Resource Development (Research)

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College of Business and Economics, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management
Faculty: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MPhil Human Resource Development (Research)
Programme Code: M1PHDQ
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 74011

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Oct 31, 2022


The purpose of this qualification is to 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 the students are capable of planning and conducting Human Resource Development related research with sound reflection on research findings. Students should show evidence of independent scientific work. A student produces a dissertation upon completion of the qualification.

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Admission Requirements

An appropriate Honours degree in the broad field of Human Resource Management: Human Resource Management; or Industrial Psychology; or Human Resource Development; or Employment Relations.

An average of at least 65% for the Honours degree. An Honours module in Research Methodology (NQF level 8) undertaken with a score of at least 60%.

Selection Process

Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of selection interviews, psychometric testing and a research proposal exercise.

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