Discipline of Psychology

Masters Degree In Psychology

Masters Degree In Psychology

Coursework Masters degrees in psychology (Clinical, Counselling and Industrial)

The Discipline of Psychology on the Howard College Campus offers the following Masters Degree by coursework:

  • Masters of Social Science (Clinical Psychology)
  • Masters of Social Science (Counselling Psychology)
  • Masters of Social Science (Industrial Psychology


NB: (Information pertaining to applications for 2021 will appear here shortly)


APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 are Now Closed for Clinical, Counselling and Industrial Psychology Masters 

  • Closing date for application: Clinical, Counselling and Industrial Psychology Masters – 9th July 2019
  • Only hard copies of applications may be submitted to the campus at which the applicant is applying
  • Referee reports may be emailed by the referee to the relevant postgraduate administrator
  • Selection dates: 14-16 August 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed with shortlisted applicants)

The 2020 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 & Pietermaritzburg9 July 2019TBA
Counselling PsychologyDurban & Pietermaritzburg9 July 2019TBA
Educational PsychologyPietermaritzburg9 July 2019TBA
Research PsychologyPietermaritzburg29 July 2019TBA
Industrial/Organisational PsychologyDurban9 July 2019 
Health PromotionDurban30 September 2019 
Psychology & Society (by Dissertation only)Durbancontact 031-2603341 
Research Ethics (SARETI)Pietermaritzburgcontact 033-2606162 Not offered in 2019
Documents for registered masters students
Students registered for masters degrees in the Discipline of Psychology will find the following documents useful:

Contact Us

For Further Details

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/

Contact details Durban Campus:

School of Psychology

Ms Ayanda Ntuli

Howard College Campus

University of KwaZulu-Natal



Telephone: +27(0)31 260 3341

Email: Ntulia@ukzn.ac.za