Master Program in Psychology in Africa
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Psychology is a diverse field that involves knowledge of human behavior and the mind. Research psychology conducts experiments to better understand personality and social behavior. Applied psychology uses the results of research to solve social problems.
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The student should develop the intellectual and professional skills to provide evidence of the ability to independently produce scientific work at an acceptable level. This will require competence in the application of related research methodology, the ability to conduct and complete an approved research study, the oral and written competence to present results and findings, and the academic and personal maturity to critically reflect on all aspects of the study.
The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in mastering analysis, interpretation and understanding of industrial psychological principles and methods. It puts the student in a position to register as an Industrial Psychologist (with the South African Professional Board of Psychology) to work on an advanced level in the fields of Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology.
The Master of Psychology goal is to prepare students for the general practice of professional clinical psychology including education and training regarding the broader social and systemic factors that contribute to human dysfunction such as poverty, oppression, and marginalization. The program will help students develop evaluation techniques and assessment, psychological foundations, remediation and intervention procedures, and program evaluation and research.