Midrand Graduate Institute


We've been in the business of learning for over 25 years

Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) was established in 1989 as a private university-level, degree-conferring institution – one of the first of its kind in Southern Africa. We offer 20 undergraduate, three honours and one master’s degree within six faculties. All courses are externally examined and moderated by well-qualified academics, public higher institutions, and industry practitioners.

All our degrees are registered and accredited

MGI is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, under the Higher Education Act No. 101 of 1997, as a private higher education institution (Registration Certificate No. 2001/HE07/008). All our programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE’s) Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

We’re backed by the world’s leading learning company

In 2013, Pearson Education, the world’s leading learning company, acquired a 100% stake in MGI, creating an opportunity for MGI to broaden its range of courses and degrees.

We cultivate future leaders

MGI is known for producing graduates who are competitive, skilled and in demand in the working environment.

We strive for excellence in everything we do

Our vision is to be the leading private higher education provider in Southern Africa, recognised both locally and internationally for academic excellence, career-focused programmes, a dynamic hands-on approach to teaching and learning, and world-class service delivery on multiple campuses.

We support technology-enhanced learning (TEL)

Every student who enrolls for a 1st year MGI degree or Pre-degree Foundation programme receives a tablet PC, including all course material and electronic textbooks, as part of their course fee. The benefits of TEL include: managing and organising learning easily, access to electronic textbooks (ebooks), being able to learn anywhere, anytime.

We stay relevant in an ever-changing world

We respond to changing industry and student needs. Our courses are relevant for local circumstances, while simultaneously providing students with the necessary skills and competencies to enable them to be competitive in the international arena.

We have established local and international partnerships

MGI has established agreements and partnerships with local and international higher education institutions rooted in a shared commitment to providing relevant education of high quality, adding strength and diversity to MGI's programmes, and broadening the learning opportunities for its students. These partnerships include:

  • North-West University (SA)
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology (SA)
  • Monash SA
  • UNISA (SA)
  • Radford University College (Ghana)
  • London School of Business and Management (UK)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master of Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years March 2017 South Africa Midrand

The MPsych Degree is only offered on a full-time basis. It is offered over a minimum period of three years, which includes a full-time one year [+]

Admission requirements A recognised BPsych or Honours Degree in Psychology is required to be considered for admission to the degree. In order to be admitted to the MPsych Degree, applicants must have obtained a minimum average of 65% in their Psychology Honours Degree or 4th-year of their BPsych Degree. MPsych applicants will also have to undergo a selection process to ensure that they are academically capable and have a suitable personality. Duration The MPsych Degree is only offered on a full-time basis. It is offered over a minimum period of three years, which includes a full-time one year internship in accordance with the HPCSA regulations. Description The MPsych Degree offered by MGI has been developed in order to meet the psychological needs of the South African population. Accredited with the HPCSA, the degree allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of the major paradigms, principles, methods and theories of psychology and human behaviour. Students are provided with a solid grounding in the academic theory underpinning the main concepts of the field of psychology. In addition, practical and interpersonal skills are developed in order to prepare the student for the profession of Counselling Psychologist. This, combined with an emphasis on ethical considerations and an unrelenting demand for excellence, provides the comprehensive training required to produce quality professionals. The curriculum comprises a two-year theoretical component, which includes a research dissertation. Successful completion of all academic requirements will lead to a one-year internship, which serves as the third and final year of the MPsych programme. [-]

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