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.

Entry Requirement

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%.

Programme teaching and supervision

Seminars are held in the School from Mondays to Thursdays, From 17h15 to 20:15. Attendance at seminars is compulsory.


  • 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

Closing dates for applications

  • 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

Note: Not offered on the Pietermaritzburg campus. The programmes offered are subject to student enrolments.