Industrial Psycholohy
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Masters Human Resources Management

MCom (Human Resource Management)​​

To qualify for consideration for admission to the full-thesis master's MCom (Human Resource Management) programme, the following criteria apply:

  • You need to have graduated with a recognized honours degree with Industrial Psychology as a major. 
  • If you graduated from a non-South African university your university needs to recognised and approved by the International Office of Stellenbosch University;
  • You need to have graduated with an average percentage mark of 65% in your honours degree in Industrial Psychology;
  • You need to have developed a comprehensive research proposal that meets the research aspirations of the Department.

 To apply for admission to the full-thesis master's MCom (Human Resource Management) programme, you need to do the following (in this sequence):

  • If you are not a South African citizen you should apply through the Postgraduate Office at Stellenbosch University;
  • Submit an electronic application for admission to Stellenbosch University via the Stellenbosch University website  and comply with all their requirements;
  • Gather all the requisite information to submit an electronic application to the Department:
    • SU student number;
    • Electronic colour photograph (a jpeg, jpg or png file);
    • Electronic copy of your complete academic record (a pdf file, jpeg or jpg file);
    • Master's research proposal (pdf file);
  • Submit an electronic application for admission to the Department of Industrial Psychology via the departmental website

The completed questionnaire has to be submitted no later than 31 October at 17h00 to be considered for admission to the masters programme in Industrial Psychology.

The Department generally receives more qualifying applications than we can accommodate on the programme.  The rank-ordering of applicants will generally be unavoidable. The rank-ordering will be based on the following criteria: the magnitude of the average percentage mark in the honours year, whether percentage marks higher than 65% were obtained in all honours year modules and the consistency with which students performed academically in Industrial Psychology throughout their honours degree.  The order in which these criteria are listed reflect their influence on the rank-ordering of applicants that qualify for admission.