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Industrial and Organisational Psychology


The BA Human Resource Management degree offers Industrial and Organisational Psychology as a major subject, in conjunction with Business Management, Human Resource Management, Labour Law and other business related modules. It is largely aimed at the business-minded individual who prefers people over numbers.

Graduates become employed as human resources practitioners, trainers or managers in local, regional and national government, small, medium and large business or non-government organisations.

The qualification allows graduates to register with the South African Board for Personnel Practice.


Conduct training, provide market and organisational research, manage change, develop individual career plans, design pay structures, use HR Information Systems, manage employment relationships, run small businesses, plan human resources, engage in strategy formulation, work effectively in groups and add value in any organisation.


BA Human Resource Management

  • Candidates must have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and pass at least four subject with an achievement rating of 4 (50-59%) or better.

In addition to the above requirement potential candidates must also comply with the following university requirements:

  • Admission Points Score of 36.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 35 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Test before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the programme
  • Minimum National Senior Certificate (NSC) requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least Level 5 (60-69%).
  • NSC achievement rating of at least Level 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 6 (70-79%) for Mathematical Literacy.

Marketable skills gained through studying this degree

  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Market Research
  • Job Analysis, Job Descriptions and Specifications
  • Compensation (Pay and Benefits)
  • Recruitment (Advertising in various media)
  • Selection (interviewing, CV.’s, application forms)
  • Training and Development (design and delivery of training interventions)
  • Organisational Diagnosis
  • Performance Management
  • Career counselling and Career Management
  • Management of Occupational Health and Welfare

Duration of study

The programme shall extend over three years of full-time study.



Introduction to Industrial Psychology

Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

Labour Law for Non-Legal Students

Sociology: An Introduction

Groups and Organisations

Social Structure and Social Change

Computing Fundamentals (1.1 & 1.2)

Professional English

One of the following:

Understanding Cultural Diversity (A & B)



Introduction to Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Introduction to Business Functions


HRM: Procurement

Labour Relations

HRM: Development

HRM: Reward Systems

Workplace Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Organisational Behaviour Special

Finance for Human Resource Practitioners

Statistical Methods in Behavioural Sciences

One of the following:

Marketing Management

Customer Relations Management


Marketing Communication Management


Social and Environmental Issues

Contemporary Labour Studies


Consumer Behaviour

Career Management

Organisational Behaviour

Emerging Human Resource Practices

Research Methodology and Statistics

Human Resources Information Systems

Plus the following:

Advanced Social and Market Research

Transformation of Work

Managing Cultural Diversity


Financial Management

General and Strategic Management

Contact information
Mr Manelisi Klaas
Tel: 041 504 3398

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