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University Of Mpumalanga Introduces A New Course

Prospective university students can now pursue a new course at the University of Mpumalanga. Here are more details about the course.


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According to a UMP newsletter, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology will be introduced. 

The main goal of the qualification is to equip eligible students with practical skills in mastering, analysing, interpreting, and comprehending Industrial Psychology principles and methodologies.

The Honours degree consists of seven courses, six of which are compulsory, while the seventh module is chosen from a list of two options. The mandatory modules are stand-alone and cannot be replaced with electives. 

The 7th module allows students the option to choose one elective between Employee Relations or Consumer Psychology and Behaviour. Although the modules are taught in a particular sequence, there are no prerequisites between the first and second semesters.

The qualification will also allow students to gain information, specific skills, and applied competence in order to continue their intellectual progress, engage in profitable economic activity and make valuable contributions to businesses, the economy, and society.

Additionally, students will also be able to use research skills to analyse problems within organisations and provide advice to management on how to solve these issues. The qualification will also prepare students for further study in Industrial Psychology.

In terms of career opportunities, Graduates will work in a wide and diverse range of fields including both private and public sectors. 

They will also be in a position to work for themselves or others as consultants and human resource practitioners.

The qualification will equip graduates with the skills to ethically explain, assess and influence human behaviour and its reciprocity at an individual, group and organisational level, with all efforts directed at human flourishing and the sustainable development of all affected stakeholders.

The minimum admission requirements for the BA (Honours) in Industrial Psychology are:

A Bachelor of Arts or other first degrees at exit level 7, with Industrial Psychology as a major subject and a 60% or above average for Industrial Psychology modules in the final year as well as a minimum of 60% for Research Methodology.

For more information about the course Click here


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