MA/MSc in Psychology (Research)

General

Program Description

Students develop advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills in Psychology. Such skills can lead to a research-based or academic career. Application of research methodology and the competent communication of research findings must be demonstrated; students must thus be able to conduct independent research. The attendance of workshops and/or contact sessions will be required. Please note that this degree does not lead to registration as a Research Psychologist with the HPCSA.

Sisterhood

Outcome/Purpose of the qualification

Students develop advanced quantitative and/or qualitative research skills in Psychology. Such skills can lead to a research-based or academic career. Application of research methodology and the competent communication of research findings must be demonstrated; students must thus be able to conduct independent research. The attendance of workshops and/or contact sessions may be required.

Selection criteria

Students must have an honors degree in Psychology with a minimum average mark of 65%. Students who obtain a BSc Honors degree in Psychology may apply for the MSc degree in Psychology. The entrance is not automatic and is based on top academic marks.

Examination

The examination consists of a dissertation on a selected theme in Psychology, which is chosen in consultation with the supervisor and in conjunction with research projects in the Department of Psychology. The General Regulation regarding the submission of an article ready for publication is applicable.

Duration of program:

2 years

Contact details:

Name: Dr. Melissa Card / Tel: 011 559 2916 / Email: mcard@uj.ac.za

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