Discipline of Psychology

Masters Degree In Psychology

Masters Degree In Psychology

Coursework Masters degrees in psychology (Clinical, Counselling, Educational, Research)

The Discipline of Psychology on the Pietermaritzburg Campus offers the following Masters Degrees by coursework:


APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 will be open from about May 2019 please check this web site again in May for Clinical, Counselling, and Educational Psychology. However Research Psychology applications will also only become available in May 2019 for 2020

Those applying for Clinical, Counselling or Educational Masters in 2019 must complete and download all the items listed below and return to the selected administrative office (Durban or Pietermaritzburg) by the 3rd July 2018:

  • Masters application information letter 2019
  • Professional Psychology Masters Application 2019 (for all applicants)
  • UKZN Postgraduate Application Form 2019 (for new applicants and previous UKZN students)
  • Postgraduate Green form (for current students)
  • UKZN Professional Psychology Referee Report 2019

The 2019 Application fee for South African students is R200.00 (SADC countries, R470; Other countries, US $146). Proof of payment must accompany application.

Unfortunately No Emailed or online applications cannot be accepted.

There is considerable competition for admission to these qualifications. Preference is given to students with good academic results, and to those proficient in an African language.

Various forms of financial assistance may be available on application from UKZN including scholarships and bursaries. See University of KwaZulu-Natal bursaries: http://studentfunding.ukzn.ac.za

Various Masters Degrees are offered on the Howard College (Durban) and Pietermaritzburg campuses of UKZN (Please see table below). Note that programmes on each campus vary. Be sure to select only one programme one UKZN campus. Duplicate or multiple applications will be rejected.

Students are invited to apply for admission to any of the programmes listed in the table below:

Name of Qualifications Campus Closing dates Interview Dates
Clinical PsychologyDurban & Pietermaritzburg3 July 2018TBA
Counselling PsychologyDurban & Pietermaritzburg3 July 2018TBA
Educational PsychologyPietermaritzburg3 July 2018TBA
Research PsychologyPietermaritzburg30 July 2018TBA
Industrial/Organisational PsychologyDurbancontact 031-2603341 
Health PromotionDurbancontact 031-2603341 
Psychology & Society (by Dissertation only)Durbancontact 031-2603341 
Research Ethics (SARETI)Pietermaritzburgcontact 033-2606162 Not offered in 2018.

Documents for registered masters students

Students registered for masters degrees in the Discipline of Psychology will find the following documents useful:

Contact Us

Details of programmes Application forms can be found and downloaded at: https://psychology.ukzn.ac.za

Research Ethics (SARETI) masters details at http://sareti.ukzn.ac.za/

Pietermaritzburg Campus:

Ms Priya Konan

School of Applied Human Sciences, Discipline of Psychology

Pietermaritzburg Campus


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Telephone: +27(0)33 260 5549

Email: Konan@ukzn.ac.za