Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Human Resource Management)
next intakeTerm 2
Applications Open6 March 2023
Applications Close31 May 2023
duration3 years full-time, 5 years part-time online
accreditationNQF 7, CHE accredited, SAQA ID:90844
Why take this course
This comprehensive qualification, with dual majors in Psychology and Human Resource Management, will build critical thinking skills and a depth of understanding of the individual within a social and organisational context.
You will also learn how to apply this knowledge to the workplace to increase employer and employee productivity and work satisfaction.
Successful graduates of our Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Human Resource Management) will be eligible for admission into an honours degree or postgraduate studies in psychology, the social sciences or related fields – both nationally and internationally.
What you can expect
You’ll get an Introductory Understanding of:
- Psychology, mental health and people in a social context, including personality and developmental paradigms for understanding individual and group behaviour.
- Psychological challenges and models for understanding behaviour.
- The macro and micro business environments, business ethics and processes.
- Applied human resource management strategies, policies and procedures.
- The application of labour law and labour relations.
- Organisation development and individual, team and organisational change models and principles.
- Diversity and cross-cultural dynamics in the South African workplace context.
You will also develop
- Interpersonal and group communication skills, including development and management strategies.
- Skills to design, implement, monitor and evaluate human resource programmes.
- Practical human resource management experience via Work Integrated Learning.
- Skills to conceptualise, plan, analyse and interpret research.
- Financial literacy in understanding and applying basic financial and accounting principles in a human resource management context.
Specialise in human resource management.
Learn how to balance an individual’s needs within a team environment.
Gain essential practical human resource management skills.
Who is this course for?
- Have an interested in psychology and people, specifically in an organisational context.
- Have a desire to understand people and positively affect them in the workplace.
- Want a qualification that will give you comprehensive theoretical and methodological understandings in both psychology and human resource management.
- Want to underpin your studies in human resource management with a second major in psychology.
- Want to gain practical Work Integrated Learning experience to boost your expertise and confidence in human resource management.
- Want an accredited qualification that is nationally benchmarked and internationally comparable.
- Want a qualification that will provide multiple academic pathways for an honours degree or postgraduate studies in psychology, the social sciences, human resources or related fields.
- Want a qualification that will position you well for employment in human resources within an organisation.
Successful graduates will be eligible for admission into an honours degree or postgraduate studies in psychology, the social sciences or related fields – both nationally and internationally.
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Psychology and Human Resource Management) modules
Core Psychology Major
- Academic Literacy (NQF 5, 12 credits)
- Introduction to Psychology A (NQF 5, 12 credits)
- Introduction to Psychology B (NQF 5, 12 credits)
- Counselling Modalities 1 (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Counselling Modalities 2 (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Diversity in the South African Context (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Developmental Psychology A (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Developmental Psychology B (NQF 6, 14 credits)
- Statistics for the Social Sciences (NQF 6, 14 credits)
- Community Psychology (NQF 6, 14 credits)
- Social Psychology (NQF 6, 14 credits)
- Theories of Personality (NQF 7, 14 credits)
- Psychopathology (NQF 7, 14 credits)
- Applied Research Methodology (NQF 7, 14 credits)
- Research Report (NQF 7, 20 credits)
Download our Psychology major module descriptors here
Human Resource Management Major
- Human Resource Management 1 (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Business Management Fundamentals 1 (NQF 5, 14 credits)
- Employee Relations Management 1 (NQF 6, 15 credits)
- Business Management Fundamentals 2 (NQF 6, 14 credits)
- Human Resource Management 2 (NQF 6, 14 credits)
- Learning and Development (NQF 6, 14 credits)
- Organisational Development 1 (NQF 6, 14 credits)
- Employee Relations Management 2 (NQF 7, 14 credits)
- Human Resource Management 3 (NQF 7, 14 credits)
- Organisational Development 2 (NQF 7, 12 credits)
- Work Integrated Learning (Human Resource Management) (Part 1 and 2) (NQF 7, 20 credits)
Download our human resource management major module descriptors here
British Accreditation Council (BAC)
SACAP is fully accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an Independent Higher Education Institution
The BAC accreditation is a globally recognised hallmark of quality assurance, and achieving this accreditation demonstrates that we have met the high standards set by the BAC. This accreditation is validation of our commitment to excellence and our mission to provide our students with a world-class education that prepares them for success in their future careers.
Our students can be assured that their education provider has met a gold standard. To maintain BAC accreditation SACAP needs to continue to meet BAC’s standards. BAC ensure that colleges, universities and training providers provide high quality education and a great learning experience for students.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
- A National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 45% in English as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi), coupled with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement 50-59%) or better in four recognised 20-credit NSC subjects. OR
- A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi), with an achievement of at least 60% in three fundamental subjects including English, and an achievement of at least 70% in four vocational subjects chosen from the NC (V) Level 4 subject list. OR
- A Senior Certificate (pre-2008) with Endorsement with English passed at Standard Grade or better, or an equivalent school-leaving certificate. OR
- A Higher Certificate (NQF level 5), SAQA verified equivalent qualification, Advanced Certificate, or Diploma in a cognate field. OR
- Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to a National Senior Certificate (NQF level 4) to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
See SACAP’s full Admissions Policy here
How can I apply?
You will need these docs
1. Application form
2. Certified copy of your ID
3. A Certified copy of your highest qualification
5. Proof of application fee of R300.00
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- Study options: On campus (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban) and Online Flexi
- Duration: 3 years full-time (Campus), or 5 years part-time (Online)
- Modules: 26
- Accreditation: NQF 7, CHE accredited, SAQA ID:90844
- Work Integrated Learning: 3 months, full-time including mentoring
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