The Psychology Department offers academic and professional education and training. All students follow the foundational path in their first year. Students earn a bachelor of applied psychology degree after passing third year and a bachelor of psychology degree after passing fourth year.
Students are selected for postgraduate studies on various grounds, such as academic merit, personal suitability and availability of staff and instructional resources.
(Qualification Code: (AYDEG1)
This four year qualification enables students to acquire theoretical and applied psychological knowledge, competence and skill in human resource management, counselling, assessment, intervention, psycho-social problem solving, organisation and research. There is a six month internship. This practical training period during the fourth year includes focus areas such as psychometry, HIV and Aids, school and community counselling. The degree has professional accreditation. After passing the degree and a national examination set by the Professional Board for Psychology, graduates are registered as counsellors with the Health Professions Council of South
Africa (HPCSA) after which time they may practice legally and professionally