I would like to study a degree in psychology.

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Could someone contact me regarding a psychology degree please?

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Psychology is relevant to almost every aspect of people’s lives. As society has become more complex, Psychology has come to play an increasingly important role in understanding human behaviour and in shaping interventions to ensure optimal functioning of individuals, group and communities.

The study of Psychology can complement a range of other courses in both the humanities and social sciences, shape contributions in the world of work and can lead to a professional career in one of the psychology specialisations.

Topics studied may include:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Employment Relations
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Health Psychology
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Effectiveness
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Cognitive Studies

Within the field of psychology there are a number of different career options including: working in industry and organisations, working with adults and children who are experiencing psychological problems, working to change destructive patterns in communities, and working as a researcher to understand social and health issues, among many others.

Your application

  • You may apply for three programmes (degrees).
  • Applications to Wits must enclose a non-refundable application fee of R100 (for international applicants, R700).

Documentation / Checklist

  • Submit your Grade 11 report which must be signed and stamped by your school principal.
  • If you have already matriculated, attach a copy of your matric certificate.

Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.

Application opens in June and Closes in September

Admission requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate, or equivalent, with an achievement rating of 5 (Substantial Achievement, 60-69%) or better in six designated subjects, including English and Mathematics (or Maths Literacy) OR
  • A Senior Certificate with Endorsement, or at least a Conditional Exemption, passed in at least four subjects, including English (First Language) and Mathematics (at least E at Higher Grade level or C at Standard Grade level)
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