Discipline of Psychology

Honours

HONOURS PROGRAMMES IN PSYCHOLOGY

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMMES

The Honours degree(s) in General and Industrial Psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College Campus) are for candidates who have achieved reasonably good results in their undergraduate degree.  These Honours programmes are designed to provide a critical and conceptual base for students wishing to proceed to higher degree studies in psychology.

The duration of the programme is one academic year and it is offered on a full-time basis, i.e., the programme is not presented via distance learning. All modules are taught during the day and attendance is compulsory. All lectures and seminars for this Honours programme are conducted in English. Similarly, all learning materials and assessment activities are presented in English.

Modules offered include:

Compulsory for both General and Industrial Psychology:

Research Fundamentals, the Research Project and Advanced Topics in African Psychology.

General Psychology modules (electives):

Psychological Assessment, Counselling and Therapeutics, Psychopathology, Neuropsychology and Psychology of Diversity.

Industrial Psychology core modules:

Psychological Assessment, Industrial Psychology in Context and Organizational Studies.

ADMISSION

Selection for the UKZN Honours Programme in Psychology is primarily on merit, based on achievement in the undergraduate Psychology programme.  The Discipline of Psychology reserves the right to take other factors into account when selecting candidates.  

General Psychology

Applicants must have majored in the required number of undergraduate Psychology credits at the first, second and third year levels. Acceptance into the programme depends on the number of places available.

Industrial Psychology

Applicants must have majored in the required number of undergraduate Industrial Psychology credits at the first, second and third year levels. Acceptance into the programme depends on the number of places available.

 

Applications open during July and close on the 30th of September of the year preceding intended studyLATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. Successful candidates will be admitted at the beginning of each academic year.

Please note: All details and documentation regarding the application process will be made available on this website when applications open.

Honours Programme Coordinators: Mr Mthokozisi Hlengwa (General Psychology)

                                                            Ms Zandile Madlabana (Industrial Psychology)

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus

Email address: hlengwam1@ukzn.ac.za

                          Madlabana@ukzn.ac.za

Postgraduate Administrator: Ms Tembisa Magojo

Discipline of Psychology

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus

Telephone number: 031 260 2615

Email address: magojot@ukzn.ac.za