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Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Coursework) (Selection Degree)

Applications for the Masters in Clinical Psychology are open till 30 June.
Online applications will only open from 15 May.

A clinical psychologist typically works either for a medical institution or in private practice, administers psychological tests to diagnose mental conditions, and performs psychotherapy. An appropriate directed master's degree, an internship of 12 months, and registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a clinical psychologist is currently required.

The master's degree in clinical psychology is very intensive, and only a small number of students are selected each year. In order to apply for the course, please complete either the:
a) Online application form


b) The paper based application

Do not complete both.
We strongly advise that you make use of the online application process.  The paper based application is meant only to be used by those without internet access.

Enquiries: Mrs E Meyer (

Please pay particular attention to the application requirements. We do not accept applications from students who have not completed an honours-level degree in Psychology / BPsych. Applicants, who have completed an honours-level qualification in Industrial Psychology or Educational Psychology, will not be accepted. Other requirements for application include: Honours average above 60%; all of the supporting documents (including the academic record of Unisa students); 2 referee forms; and that applications need to be received before the closing date and time.

Perspective students should not apply for a student number from the university at this time. The first step in this process is a departmental selection. Only the successful applicants will continue through Unisa’s registration process.

There are plans to change the requirements for registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) at a future date. This will probably include the requirement that a candidate should achieve a doctoral degree before registration will be possible. More information on envisioned changes and time scales can be obtained from the HPCSA (