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Welcome to the Department of Psychology

UP Careline:  0800 747 747
The courses that are offered to students in our department aim to provide extensive higher education academic training where we focus on developing critical conceptual skills and an in-depth understanding of the discipline of psychology.  The purpose of receiving training in psychology is ultimately not only to gain insight into the fascinating field of human behaviour, but also to learn how to apply this knowledge in different personal and professional contexts.
Prof Claire Wagner
Acting Head of Department
[email protected]
UP Open Day:  2018
In line with the University of Pretoria's efforts to engage more effectively with its various stakeholders, the University will no longer be hosting a general Open Day on its campus in 2018 but will be launching an interactive, online web application, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the University's academic offerings, its campuses and facilities. We invite you to visit the University's website at in April 2018 for more information
2019: Applications for the Professional Master's Programmes in Psychology
All prospective students need to complete the "Online Application for Admission" to UP via and current UP students need complete the "Internal Application" via their Student Centre.  Click on the links below for more information: 
2019 intake:  Academic MA & PhD Applications
Please click here for the departmental application form, checklist, focus areas, proposal guidelines etc.   
Very important:  All applicants also need to complete the University Application Process:
-  Prospective students apply via the "Online Application"  to UP via 
-  Current students apply via the "Internal Application" on the Student Centre  
Click here:  Thesis & Dissertation Workshop - UP Enterprises - NEW
Click here:  Alumni Positions
Click here Updated Departmental ResCom Dates & Deadlines

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2019: BSocSci Honours Psychology (full-time)

Applications will open in July 2018

2019: MA (Academic), PhD & DPhil Psychology (research only)

Applications will open in July 2018

2019: MA Clinical, Counselling & Research Psychology (coursework)

Applications will open in March 2018

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