Discipline of Psychology

Welcome to the Discipline of Psychology

Psychology Durban

The Discipline houses a variety of facilities, including a number of seminar rooms for workshops and postgraduate training, a Centre for Applied Psychology which provides counseling services to the community, and a test library which contains a wide range of psychometric measures

Psychology Pietermaritzburg

The Discipline of Psychology is housed in the Psychology building situated on Golf Road, between the New Arts Block and the Education Building. Next to the Discipline is the Ronald MacMillan Lecture Theatre, where all first year Psychology lectures will be held. 

Career Opportunities

Psychology graduates have a wide range of career options open to them, and there is a broad range of settings within which psychological training can be applied. The research, interpersonal and environmental awareness, information-finding and other skills that Psychology teaches students…

The Discipline of Psychology has three distinct histories; Westville, Pietermaritzburg, and Durban. Today the Discipline is an amalgamation of these three departments, existing on two campuses (Howard College and Pietermaritzburg) and servicing courses on the Westville campus. 


The vision of the Discipline of Psychology is to be a standard setting institution of excellence in emerging niche areas within socio-psychological scholarship, with a focus on African Psychology. The goal is to nurture and deliver excellence and innovation in knowledge production that addresses challenges in the national, regional, and international development agenda in relevant ways. This will be achieved through critically informed and reflective teaching, research and community responsiveness.

Our Academic Staff

Duncan James Cartwright

Clinical & Counselling Psychology (Coordinator)

Our News

Psychology students visit healing village in KZN

November 22, 2018
Psychology Honours students in the School of Applied Human Sciences recently embarked on a fieldtrip to a healing village in Greytown owned…
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Twins graduate with Psychology Degrees

April 19, 2018
Twin sisters, Siphesihle and Sinethemba Gwambe, bagged Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The proud…
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