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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Organisational Psychology The programme consist of four core courses. Students must complete a research report in a suitable area.
Organisational Psychology The programme consist of four core courses. Students must complete a research report in a suitable area.

Qualification: MA (Organisational Psych)

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 1 year

School: Human and Community Development

Study mode: Full-time


The Master of Arts in Organisational Psychology takes place over a single year period (full-time, no part-time option is offered), and aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of advanced theoretical issues in applied psychology within an organisational context, together with the development of advanced analytical and reasoning skills.

Students are required to complete four compulsory modules:

Multivariate Research Design and Analysis
Advanced Organisational Theory
Engineering Psychology
Workplace Counselling
In addition, students have to complete a Research Report in a suitable area.

  1. Organisational/Industrial Psychology major in your undergraduate degree
  2. Honours in Organisational/Industrial Psychology with a minimum of 65% average

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Note that this mark is a minimum requirement and does not in any way guarantee final acceptance onto the programme. Final acceptance is provisionally based on several criteria including (but not limited to) performance on the selection exercises and previous academic performance.

Persons who hold a Masters in Organisational Psychology are eligible for registration in the category Organisational Psychology with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, provided that they complete a suitable internship approved by the Professional Board of Psychology.

Applicants for the programme are selected at the discretion of a Selection Panel, consisting of staff from the Department of Psychology. Acceptance is provisional upon several criteria, including acceptable academic performance in an Organisational Honours degree.

Please contact the Department for closing dates. Postgraduate Administrator: Mrs Lauryne Lokothwayo Tel: 011 717 4541 e-mail:
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  • 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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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.