The MCom Industrial Psychology is an accredited programme by the Board of Psychology with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). This magister programme entails course work in the first year (seven modules), and in the second year of study students need to complete their mini-dissertation and their internship. The course work is presented over four block weeks during the first year of study.
1. Relevant BComHons degree
2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the BComHons degree
3. At least 65% for the research component at honours level
- A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the relevant head of the department if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department – with the provision that a candidate who does not comply with the required level of competence, may be admitted, provided that he/she completes additional study assignments and/or examinations.
- The postgraduate selection committee concerned may set additional admission requirements.
- Specific departments have specific requirements for admission.
- The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive.
- The diversity profile of students will be aligned with the UP diversity objectives.
Other programme-specific information
Refer to General Academic Regulation G39.
The pass mark for both a dissertation and a mini-dissertation is 50%. The provisions regarding pass requirements for dissertations, contained in G39, apply mutatis mutandis to mini-dissertations. A pass mark of at least 50% is required in the examination of each module.
The research component of the degree contributes 50% toward the total requirements for the degree. The research component is represented by the Research in Practice module and the mini-dissertation. The degree programme requires that a mini-dissertation/research article must be submitted in a field of study chosen from the fields covered for the honours degree, provided that the Dean may, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, approve the replacement of the required dissertation by the successful completion of a prescribed number of module credits and a mini-dissertation/research article. Information on modules, credits and syllabi is available, on request, from the relevant head of department.
A module in Research Methodology is compulsory in all programmes. The Dean may, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, waive the prerequisites. In this case, the Research in Practice (IPS 806) will replace the Research Methodology module.
The mini-dissertation contributes 50% toward the total requirements for the degree.
Dissertations/mini-dissertations, curricula and modules
Refer to General Academic Regulations G37, G38 and G39.
The degree programme requires that a dissertation be submitted in a field of study selected from the fields covered in the honours degree.
Information on modules, credits and syllabi is available, on request, from the relevant head of department/Postgraduate Committee.
A module in Research Methodology is compulsory in all programmes. The Dean may, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department/Postgraduate Committee, waive the prerequisites.
Article for publication
Refer to General Academic Regulation G39.13.
Pass with distinction
In order to be awarded the degree with distinction, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Obtain a Grade Point Average of at least 75% including at least 75% in the mini-dissertation;
- Complete the degree/diploma within the minimum period prescribed;
- Only the final mark of the first attempt to pass the modules or dissertation will be considered and
- The GPA will be not be rounded up to a whole number.