BCom in Industrial Psychology

*Refer to the Faculty Rules and Regulations for Rules of Access pertaining this programme http://www.uj.ac.za/faculties/management/

With a BCom in Industrial Psychology, you can have a career as a Specialist HR Practitioners Dealing with the problems or challenges arising from employees’ relationship with work environment

Admission requirements

  • Minimum APS: 26
  • English: 4 (50%+)
  • Mathematics: 4 (50%+)
  • Mathematical Literacy: Not Accepted

Meeting the Faculty’s minimum requirements for a particular programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that programme as specific selection criteria may be applied and due to space constraints.

BCom Hons in Industrial Psychology

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student in analysing, interpreting and understanding industrial psychology principles and methods. It further develops the intellectual, research and professional skills of the student. The qualification prepares students to meaningfully contribute to organisations’ human resource acquisition, utilisation and development interventions. An industrial psychology Honours graduate will be able to apply for post-Honours training and internship programmes in psychometrics. Completion of such an internship will enable them to register as psychometrics with the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Admission requirements

A potential student should be in possession of an acceptable Baccalaureus Degree qualification on NQF level 6 with Industrial Psychology as a major subject (i.e. Industrial Psychology 1, 2 and 3), or the equivalent thereof. An average of 65% will allow a potential student to apply for the Honours course. Exposure to a formal research module at an undergraduate level is essential. Exposure to a formal module(s) in Human Resource Management and/or Psychology and/or Business Management will be a recommendation. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process.

Duration of programme

Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years

Contact details

Name: Ms J Sitemele / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2185 / Email: joycesi@uj.ac.za


  • BCom in Industrial Psychology: 3 years full-time
  • BCom Hons in Industrial Psychology: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Jan 2020
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5,000 USD
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