Educational Psychology
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Programme Information​​​

Important HPCSA notice: Psychology internship programmes to be linked with academic training

The Professional Board for Psychology resolved that all internship programmes in Psychology must be linked with the accredited master's programme academic training. This announcement was made at the end of 2023, and although various role players in higher education are still deliberating certain implications, universities have already been instructed to implement this requirement in January 2025. As a department, we await further guidance from strategic role players, after which we shall convey possible action plans to our students.

The main implication of this decision is that graduation will depend on completing both the internship and degree components. 

Please note that this requirement will apply to all students enrolled from 2025 onwards.​​

For a list of questions and answers regarding our MEd Educational Pscychology programme, please click here.

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Western Cape Education Department (WCED)

Their primary objectives are to build solid foundations in literacy and numeracy in primary school, improve learner pass rates, and to improve  the number and quality of their matric results.

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HPCSA Board for Psychology

Regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

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The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is the professional body representing psychology professionals in South Africa.



A leading Southern African organization concerned with the field of special educational needs.

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Inclusive Education Western Cape

Inclusive Education South Africa is a registered non-profit organisation. It has promoted and supported inclusive education practices in South Africa since 1995.

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Thutong (South African Education Portal)

Delivering information. curriculum, and support materials to the South African schooling community.