WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,482 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Masters of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Upper Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework & Dissertation
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

The Masters programme in Organisational Psychology is aligned with the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s scope of practice for the professional training of industrial/organisational psychologists. The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to perform the role of scientist practitioner.


The programme consists of two parts: a coursework section and a research dissertation of 20‚000 words.

The coursework section of the programme consists of seven compulsory modules:
– Theories and approaches to work
– Research design
– Statistics
– Psychological assessment
– Professional practice and career
– Evaluating organisational psychology interventions
– Occupational health psychology

For the research dissertation, students choose a research topic offered by a supervisor who works in this focus area. The research dissertation is aligned with the Research Methods module and structured in such a way that students complete it within one year. The dissertation is limited to 20‚000 words.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
The programme is aimed at people who have an Honours degree in Organisational Psychology or Industrial Psychology. Please note that we do not accept candidates who hold Honours degrees in any other field of study.

You need to have completed at least four years’ worth of Organisational Psychology in order to be selected into this programme. In order to qualify for selection into the programme applicants should have an average mark of 65% for their honours degree.

Entrance into the programme is by means of a selection process. Selection criteria are academic performance in the degrees stated and the University’s employment equity policy.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply
Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at

If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email:
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Human Resources Organizational Development (OD) Manager.
– Trainer.
– Talent Management Specialist.
– Behaviour Analyst.
– Human Resources Practice Manager.
– Consultant.

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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC Students: $3,482
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,482

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

Prof. Ameeta Jaga
Programme Convener
Dr Ines Meyer
Head of Section