Industrial Psycholohy
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Master's Applicants

​​​​​​​​​The Department offers the following master's programmes: Please click on the relevant programme below  for the requirements

    • Full-thesis master's

For more information on the Industrial Psychology Programme Structure and Course Content please click here .


  • Closing date for applications: 31 October of the year prior to the intended studies
  • Programme starts:               January
  • Programme offered:            Modular

Our Masters programme in Industrial Psychology are offered on a modular basis.  Compulsory classes are being offered in three block sessions during one year, totaling five weeks.  The weeks are generally offered as follows:  one week in the third week of January; two weeks at the end/beginning of May/June and the last two weeks at the beginning of November (this totals 25 study leave days you will request from your employer for the year). Furthermore, any transport or accommodation arrangements remains the responsibility of the student.

The MCom (Industrial Psychology) coursework/structured master's offers admission to a twelve month internship that leads to statutory registration as Psychologist (Industrial Psychology) with the Health Profession Council of South Africa (HPCSA) after successfully sitting for an examination set by the Board for Psychology of the HPCSA.  The MCom (Human Resource Management) leads to non-statutory registration as master Human Resource Practitioner.

NB NOTE: 2019 Applicants

Please note that you have to complete two online applications:

1.     Departmental application: Applications open on the 1st of March​

         The on-line master's departmental application form is accessible via the following link .

NOTE:     No application for admission to any postgraduate programme will be processed unless the relevant departmental application form has been successfully completed.

2.     University application: Applications open on the 1st of March for the official University of Stellenbosch applications.

        The university application should precede the departmental application due to the student number that will be issued and used in the departmental application.  The Stellenbosch University website is accessible via the following link for the official application.


The department offers a bursary ​for Master's Degree Students based on historical academic performances. Please forward the completed bursary application form to Ms C Cillie as indicated on the form.


First round of selection: All complete applications received by the 1st of September will be processed in a first round of selection. Applicants that have been unconditionally accepted, conditionally accepted or placed on a waiting list will be notified via e-mail.

Second round of selection:  Applications can be submitted from the 1st of September to the end of October. Final deadline for application submission is 31st of October.

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