MA/MSc in Clinical Psychology (Coursework)

General

Program Description

The MA (Clinical Psychology) and MSc (Clinical Psychology) programs could lead to registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professional Council of South Africa if followed by an internship in clinical psychology at an accredited institution. The MA (Clinical Psychology) qualification is obtained by students with a humanities background and the MSc (Clinical Psychology) qualification by students with a natural sciences background

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Purpose of the Program

After successful completion of this program as well as the completion of an internship in clinical psychology, the student will be able to write the Board exam of the Health Professions Council of South Africa after completing a year of community service and may register as a Clinical Psychologist. Students should acquire advanced knowledge and (content) skills regarding relevant explanatory models and master micro-skills regarding relevant application models. They should also master conceptualizing skills. Students should thus be familiar with the application of relevant context skills to remedial, preventative, curative, and fortigenic areas. The program aims to deliver students with specialized and advanced required knowledge, skills, and applied competencies in various domains of Psychology. Students should also display competence in planning and conducting research.

Admission requirements

Students should be in possession of an honors degree or an equivalent degree in Psychology. Students who obtain a BSc Honours degree in Psychology may apply for the MSc degree in Psychology. The entrance is not automatic.

Students are admitted to the programs after they have been evaluated as suitable candidates by the department through a selection process. The number of students allowed into the programs 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.

Duration of the program

The degrees may be completed in a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years, as determined by the Head of Department. Except with special permission, no interruption or extension of studies is permitted.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less