Organisational Psychology

The programme is aimed at students interested in applying psychology to various areas of work, such as industrial relations, human resources, organisational design and development and organisational research.


Students are required to complete five compulsory modules including a research report on an approved topic. The five modules are:

  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Individual Well-being and Effectiveness at Work
  • Theoretical Foundations of Organisational Psychology
  • Group Processes in Organisations
  •  Research Essay

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Career Opportunities

  • Industrial relations
  • Human resources
  • Organisational design and development
  • Organisational research


  • Research Essay (Psyc4044A)
  • Research Methods in Psychology (Psyc4045A)
  • Individual Well-being and Effectiveness at Work (Psyc4019A)
  • Group Processes in Organisations (Psyc4016A)
  • Theoretical Foundations of Organisational Psychology (Psyc4053A)

Entry Requirements


  • A bachelors degree or equivalent with 65% course mark aggregate in a third-year major.
  • At least an upper second class pass in the final undergraduate course in the subject.

Places on the programme are limited. Thus acceptance into the programme is competitive and is provisional upon the following criteria:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree with Organisational/Industrial Psychology as a major, or a minimum of half of your Psychology major consisting of Organisational Psychology modules
  • Good marks achieved at third year Organisational/Industrial Psychology level (please note that while University rules do not allow acceptance of students into the programme whose third-year average falls below 65%, attainment of a 65% average is often insufficient to be offered a place due to high demand for places in the course)
  • Principles of diversity

University Application Process

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

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University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.