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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,754 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:East Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

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.

Please note that, to become a psychologist, additional study and professional training is required.

Admission Requirements

– GENERAL BA
– APS 34+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

Wait-listing
Applicants with entry requirements of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.

International Qualifications
English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $46

The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
– Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply.
– Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
– Local Students pay an application fee of R100 while International Students pay R700
– Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Career Counsellor
– Clinical Psychologist
– Counselling Psychologist
– Child Care Worker
– Rehabilitation Specialist
– Psychiatric Technician

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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC Students: $3,754
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,508

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R56,920
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R113840
(The tuition fees for International students includes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

 
Phumlani Mthethwa
Administrative Officer
 
Lungile Khumalo
Administrative Officer
 
Jabu Maseko
Administrative Officer