The psychology department is the biggest department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in terms of student numbers. We currently have 1200 first year students, 800 2nd-years students, 600 third year students, 37 honours students (that is obviously when selection starts), 8 clinical masters students, 40 research masters students and 40 doctoral students.
Our academic staff is committed to teaching: we prioritise the processes of learning, discovery, questioning and critique and enjoy embarking on these processes with our students. We pride ourselves on the fact that we keep our undergraduate and graduate modules relevant and up to date in terms of content and teaching/learning strategies.
The undergraduate courses offered by the department prepare students for entry into both clinical- and research-based postgraduate programmes. The undergraduate and graduate psychology degrees from our Department are internationally recognized, and many of the department’s graduates have gone on to postgraduate studies in other universities in South Africa and around the world.
The Department offers psychology courses to not only to students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but also to students from other faculties. Students from faculties other than the Faculty of Humanities are advised to enquire from their home faculties how courses from the department of Psychology can contribute towards their degrees.