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If you are interested in one or more of the topics in the following list, or in some related issues:

Learning, development, intelligence, communities, sexuality, communication, Memory,  work, violence,  power, sleep, emotion, dreaming, sport, ageing, Stress, thinking, hypnosis, HIV/Aids, depression, anxiety, abnormal behaviour, Psychotherapy, social behaviour, drug & alcohol abuse, problem solving, wellbeing/happiness.

Then you are interested in the wide and fascinating field of psychology, namely the study of human (and sometimes animal) behaviour, both normal and abnormal, then go to our page related .Most of the topics in the list given here, as well as many others within the broad field of psychology, are studied and taught in some way in this Department, usually as part of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.






Doctoral candidates are referred to the staff page on the Department of Psychology site for areas of research that we supervise. Please follow the registration process in the study @ Unisa links for the application process for the Doctoral degree in our department.

An information kit for prospective masters and doctoral students is available here.

Learning programmes

In addition to the existing general BA or BSc degree with Psychology as a major, the Department of Psychology offers specialised learning programmes in specific areas of applied psychology. You can choose from three programmes: (1) Psychological Counselling (2) Community and Health Psychology and (3) Applied Psychology for Professional Contexts. A learning programme differs from a general BA or BSc degree in that it comprises a constellation of modules all related to the central topic of that programme. On completion of all the modules in one of these learning programmes, you will be awarded a BA (Health Sciences and Social Services) degree.

Short courses through the Centre for Applied Psychology