Masters Psychology (Thesis) Coordinator : Dr Chrisma Pretorius
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Masters Psychology (Thesis)
18414 - 879
Admission and selection requirements
into the programme an Honours degree obtained with a minimum average of 65%, or
an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required.
Applications must be accompanied by a brief, preliminary research proposal.
•An Honours degree in Psychology (with an average of at least 65%) or an equivalent qualification acceptable to Senate for admission to the programme.
• Applications must be accompanied by a brief, preliminary research topic of the prospective study with clear objectives and a research question (not more than 250 words).
•The departmental form must be completed, along with the Online Application Process at https://student.sun.ac.za/signup/
•Applicants are required to secure a supervisor for their research, by making contact with staff members in the department, based on their research interest. A letter of commitment from the supervisor to accompany above application form.
Programme structure and contents
which requires a minimum of one year of study, focuses on the acquisition and
broadening of knowledge in a specific area of Psychology. It also aims at the
development of research skills, particularly with respect to the planning and
execution of research and the reporting of research results.
It entails the completion of a thesis (180 credits), the topic of which is
determined in consultation with a supervisor. It is preferable that the study
forms part of an existing departmental research project and, where possible,
focuses on a psychosocial problem within the South African context. The thesis
may be written in Afrikaans or English. On completion of the thesis, in
consultation with the supervisor, students are expected to prepare a paper for
publication which is based on their
The thesis is examined
according to the University's regulations for the examination of masters theses
as stipulated in the section on advanced degrees in Part 1 of the Prospectus.
International 31 August 2021
South Africa 31 October 2021
The MA Psychology (by Thesis) Departmental form 2022
Programme co-ordinator: Dr Chrisma Pretorius
Postgraduation Administrative Officer: Ms Gaynohl Andrews (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tel.: (021) 808 3461
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