School of Management, IT and Governance

Master Of Commerce in Industrial Relations

The programme aims to develop a specialised knowledge of aspects in Industrial Relations, and provides students with the opportunity to make use of comparative materials.
    Students are required to complete a set of six modules from the prescribed list of modules, and to complete a dissertation. Although all modules are presented after hours, it is possible to register as a full-time or a part-time student.

    Full-time students may register for three modules each semester and may complete their degrees in one year, while part-time students will be allowed to register for two modules each semester and may complete their degrees in two years.
Seminars are held in the School from Mondays to Thursdays, From 17h15 to 20:15.
Attendance at seminars is compulsory.
The following modules will be presented in the programme:
  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Labour Economics
  • Advanced Labour Law
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • One elective module approved by the Head of School
  • Research Dissertation

Applicants must be in possession of a BCom Honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations or Human Resources or equivalent with the basic entrance requirement being a minimum overall average of 60%.

  • 15th December for the first semester of the ensuing year
  • 30 June for the second semester of the current year.

Tel: +27 (0) 31 260 7013


Not offered on the Pietermaritzburg campus

Note: The programmes offered are subject to student enrolments.