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​​​​​​​​​​Honours Programme Coordinator :  Dr Anthea Lesch

Honours Programme in Psychology 18414 - 778


Introduction 
The Honours programme in Psychology is a one-year full-time programme and is presented in English. It is a full-time academic programme which may lead to further postgraduate studies in Psychology, both in South Africa and internationally. The programme cannot be completed on a part-time basis and does not lead to registration as a Counsellor or Psychometrist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. 

PS.   (For International recognition, please consult with our Postgraduate International Office about the institutions abroad requirements for recognition - http://www0.sun.ac.za/pgstudies/)​

Specific Admission Requirements 

•        A Bachelor's degree with a major in Psychology.

•        An average final mark of at least 65% for the Psychology major in the third year

•        An average of 65% for Psychology over all three years of study.

•        A higher performance cut-off may be set in a given year, depending on the number and the achievement level of applicants.

•        Applicants who completed undergraduate Psychology and have attained a postgraduate qualification in another discipline, with an  average of 65%, will also be  considered for admission to our programme. 

•        Applicants who completed undergraduate Psychology and have attained a postgraduate qualification in another discipline, with an average of 65%, will also be considered for admission to our programme. 


Application process:

 Admission to the programme is  based on academic achievement  and equity criteara during the selection process.

(PS. no motivational letter is a requirement with the application)


Please click on the link below to view which programs require a departmental form

http://www.sun.ac.za/english/pgstudies/Documents/Additional%20document%20required%20upon%20application/Arts%20%26%20Social%20Sci_Additional%20documents.pdf


Application Link


Should you experience problems or need assistance kindly email studentadmin@sun.ac.za
All online applications are administered Centrally, and not on departmental level.


Online applications are closed!

CLOSING DATES​

 International     31 July 2021

 South Africa​​​​​​      31 August 2021



IMPORTANT NOTE:

The modules offered in a given year ​may differ from modules offered during previous years. In order to obtain the degree, a student must obtain a minimum of 120 credits

​The Honours programme in Psychology is a one-year full-time programme and is presented in English. It is a full-time academic programme which may lead to further postgraduate studies in Psychology, both in South Africa and internationally.

The programme cannot be completed on a part-time basis and does not lead to registration as a Counsellor or Psychometrist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The Honours programme does, however, provide a sound theoretical foundation for subsequent training as a Psychologist and can lead to admission to professional Masters degree training programmes in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Research Psychology.  ​

The Honours programme is theoretical in its orientation and aims to provide students with a solid and advanced foundation in Psychology as an academic discipline. Students have the opportunity to study a number of sub-disciplines in Psychology. The programme places a strong emphasis on the development of theoretical and research knowledge and skills. Our programme offers students the opportunity to engage critically with contemporary psychosocial issues and to reflect on the relevance of Psychology in the South African context.

Modules may be offered in a year-long, semester or term format. Students will complete two compulsory modules: Research Methodology, and the Research Assignment; and may choose from a list of elective modules each year. The modules offered in a given year may differ from modules offered during previous years. In order to obtain the degree, a student must obtain a minimum of 120 credits.

The exit qualification of the Honours programme in Psychology is a BA (Hons) in Psychology.

The programme focuses on the understanding of human behaviour: intra-psychic and interpersonal processes, normal as well as abnormal behaviour, individual, group, community and societal contexts, with particular emphasis on the psychosocial issues impact the health and well-being of the South African population. 

 

Compulsory modules:

  • Research methodology (25 credits)
  • Research assignment  (30 credits)

    Students may choose from the list of modules offered below. In 2021 the following modules will be offered:
     
  • Brain and Behaviour (13 credits)
  • Career psychology (13 credits)
  • Child psychology (13 credits)
  • Community psychology (13 credits)
  • Applied Community Psychology (13 credits)
  • Psychotherapy (13 credits)
  • Psychopathology (13 credits)
  • Psychometry (13 credits)
  • Social psychology (13 credits)

     

Enquiries:​

Postgraduate Administrator – Ms Gaynohl Andrews; email: andrews@sun.ac.za; Tel: (021) 808 2869.