Course Objective

To provide an opportunity for the student to undertake an advance research project in the broad field of Human Resources Management that will contribute to the existing body of knowledge. Candidates work independently under the guidance of a promoter with a view to writing a thesis that is acceptable for this level of study.

Course Structure

The course is made up of the thesis only, no course work is required.

Admission Requirements

Magister Technologiae: Human Resource Management or equivalent.

Experience requirements

Not applicable.


Candidates will be selected on the basis of a combination of their previous academic performance and research proposal.

Duration of the Course

Minimum of two years maximum of six years.

Re-Admission Criteria

The candidate's progress as measured by his/her promoter will determine whether the candidate is re-admitted at the start of each successive academic year.


The course is made up of a thesis.


In addition to normal evaluation, full research masters and doctoral students are to submit at least ONE publishable article together with the thesis/dissertation.


There is no set time for applications. An official Nelson Mandela University application form must be completed and returned to the Nelson Mandela University. Candidates should first contact the HOD before completing an application form.

Contact information
Mr Adanaan Smith
Faculty Administrator
Tel: 27 41 504 3804