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COURSE: BA IN PSYCHOLOGY

BA in Psychology
BA in Psychology
Type:
N/A
Duration:
3 Years Full Time / 4 Years Part Time

Introduction


This programme provides training for students who want to develop psychological knowledge and people skills for use in people-oriented careers. It also provides the foundation from which a professional qualification in psychology can be built.

Students who wish to gain a professional qualification will undergo a selection process for the BPsych (Counselling) programme after the second year of the BA in Psychology.

The core modules cover the following broad areas: development psychology, health psychology, social psychology, psychopathology, psychological evaluation, assessment & research, psychological intervention, and personality psychology.

Applied or practical psychology modules are built onto this foundation.

Subjects from disciplines such as social development computer science and information systems, statistics, and languages are also part of the curriculum.

(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 36.

  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree entry must be met.

  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 2 (30-39%) for Mathematics or 4 (50-59%) for Mathematical Literacy.

  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 35 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008


  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.

  • Learners must score at least 31 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.


APPLICABLE RULES
General
Except as otherwise specified below, the Bachelor of Arts: Psychology degree shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules as set out in the General Prospectus.

Obtaining the degree
The degree shall be obtained by completing the modules and practical work prescribed by Senate.

Re-admission Rules
In order to be re-admitted to the Bachelor programmes in Psychology, a student needs to have accumulated a minimum number of credits at the end of each year of study, as indicated in the tables below. If that has not been achieved, the student may either be re-admitted subject to certain conditions or be refused re-admission. In the event of refusal a student may lodge an appeal in terms of the prescribed procedure.

Career fields

  • Psychology (Clinical / Counselling Psychology)


DURATION
The qualification shall extend over at least three years of full-time or four years of part-time study. Upon admission, full-time candidates may be required to extend their studies over a period of at least four years.

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