Master of Arts in Psychology

Programme Description

The Master of Arts degree in Psychology is structured in such a way that it exposes students to a wide range of psychological theories and research. The Master`s degree by dissertation offers students the opportunity to research various contemporary psychological issues and concerns. The degree requires students to complete a dissertation that integrates psychological theories with practical psychological issues. Students will be guided to conduct independent qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods research.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission will be considered for a student who has completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology or a relevant NQF8 qualification from an accredited provider of higher education.
  • The BA Honours in Psychology or any other equivalent qualification should be passed with a minimum average score of 65%.

Duration of Programme

1 year: Full-Time and 2 years: Part-time

Master’s Degree Dissertation Credits and Fees

Code Description Compulsory Pre-Co Requisites
Credits Course Fee
MA900 MA Dissertation (full-time) Y N/A 180  
MA900P MA Dissertation (part-time) Y N/A 180  

Career Prospects

There are many career opportunities for people with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology in both the private and public sectors. These include lecturing in higher education institutions, working for non-governmental organisations and working as social science researchers

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Mahlatse Modipane, email;