Midrand Graduate Institute
3 Years Full Time

The Professional Board for Psychology has introduced the BPsych Registered Counsellor category in order to meet the psychological needs of the South African population at a primary level. MGI’s BPsych programme has been developed in line with these needs in order for 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.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects
First year subjects:

  • General Psychology

  • English

  • Political Science

  • Communication Science

  • Computer Skills

  • General Psychology

  • Biology

Second year subject:

  • Personality Theories

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Counselling Psychology

  • Cultural Studies

  • Research in the Social Sciences

  • Psychological Physiology

Third year subjects:

  • Assessment and Evaluation

  • Abnormal Behaviour

  • Neuropsychology

  • Individual Therapy

  • Leadership and Management of NGOs and NPOs

  • Legislation and Ethics Relating to Psychology

  • Health and Community Psychology

  • Social Psychology

  • Adnormal Behaviour

  • Principles of Pharmacology

Fourth year subjects:

  • Traumatic Stress

  • Therapeutic Methods

  • Community Psychology

  • Assessment and Evaluation

  • Research Methods

  • Psychopathology

  • Principals of Pharmacology

  • Trauma and Treatment

  • Internship

  • Research Project

Careers: Registered counsellor specialising in trauma counselling.



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