The MA (Counselling Psychology) programme leads to registration as Counselling Psychologist with the Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). This full-time programme encompasses the broad spectrum of Counselling Psychology. The programme consists of a research component (completion of a minor dissertation) as well as attending workshops, contact sessions and practical work.

After successful completion of the Degree, students apply for an internship in Counselling Psychology.

Admission requirements

Students should be in possession of an Honours Degree or an equivalent Degree in Psychology. Students are admitted to the programme after they have been evaluated as suitable candidates by the department through a selection process. The number of students allowed into the programme is determined by the availability of staff, the availability of internships and market demands. The closing date for applications and the dates for selection are determined annually by the department. Application forms and information are obtainable from the department.

Contact details

Name: Dr T-L Austin
Tel: 011 559 3125 / Email:

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
2 years
3,500 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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