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 2019 ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL NEXT YEAR for Clinical, Counselling, and Educational Psychology. However Research Psychology applications only close on the 30th July 2018


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 Psychology Durban & Pietermaritzburg 3 July 2018 TBA
Counselling Psychology Durban & Pietermaritzburg 3 July 2018 TBA
Educational Psychology Pietermaritzburg 3 July 2018 TBA
Research Psychology Pietermaritzburg 30 July 2018 TBA
Industrial/Organisational Psychology Durban contact 031-2603341
Health Promotion Durban contact 031-2603341
Psychology & Society (by Dissertation only) Durban contact 031-2603341
Research Ethics (SARETI) Pietermaritzburg contact 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


Private Bag X01





Telephone: +27(0)33 260 5549

Email: Konan@ukzn.ac.za


Mrs Amanda Benecke

School of Applied Human Sciences,
Discipline of Psychology
Pietermaritzburg Campus
Private Bag X01

Telephone: +27(0)33 260 5853

Fax: +27(0)33 260 5809

Email: Beneckea@ukzn.ac.za