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UNISA Master of Commerce in Business Management (Full Dissertation) Human Resource Management (98582 – HRM)

UNISA Master of Commerce in Business Management (Full Dissertation) Human Resource Management (98582 – HRM)

The Master of Commerce in Business Management (Human Resource Management) at UNISA is a full research qualification at the NQF level 9. Here are the key details:

Qualification Details

Stream: Human Resource Management

Qualification Code: 98582 – HRM

Type: Full Research

NQF Level: 9

Total Credits: 180

SAQA ID: 14369

Admission Requirements

Basic Requirement: Bachelor honours degree, postgraduate diploma, or a 480-credit bachelor’s degree with at least 96 credits at NQF level 8 in Business Management.

Minimum Average: At least 60% average in the relevant field.

Additional Requirement: Students without a module in research methodology at NQF level 8 may need to complete this before the dissertation.

Foreign Qualifications: Must be evaluated by SAQA.

Application Materials: Academic transcript, a document describing intended research.

Selection Criteria: Suitability and viability of intended research, supervisory capacity and research expertise.

Time Limits

Standard Duration: 3 years.

Extension: Possible one-year extension upon application.

Research Master’s Degree

Key Component: Dissertation on an approved topic.

Requirement: Must have a research proposal approved in the first year of study.

Research Focus Areas

A list of departments and research focus areas is available on the College of Economic and Management Sciences’ website.

Research Outline

Requirement: Detailed research outline required for application.

Components: Title, summary, literature review, expected contribution, methodology, data availability, references, reasons for interest.

Guidelines: Available on the UNISA website.

Plagiarism: Strictly prohibited.

Fees and Funding

Application Fee: R135, non-refundable.

Payment Details: Payment methods and banking details available on UNISA’s website.

Student Fees: Information for 2024 will be available at registration time.

Funding Opportunities: Bursaries and funding options are available.

Application Process

Application Period for 2024: 11 September to 14 November.

Application Steps: Apply for a student number, complete the online application for admission, and upload supporting documents.

Document Submission: Within 10 working days during the application period.


Eligibility: Only approved applicants or re-registering students can register online.

Blocked Accounts: Students with outstanding fees or library blocks must resolve these before registering.

Registration Method: Online only. No printed forms accepted.

For more information and to apply, visit UNISA’s website and follow the provided links and guidelines.

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