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Welcome to the Department of Psychology

UP Careline:  0800 747 747

We focus on developing critical conceptual skills and an in-depth understanding of the discipline of Psychology. The purpose of studying 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 our personal lives and in various professional contexts.


    Prof Tharina Guse
    Head of Department
    [email protected]

Psychology Booklet:  2018
Please click here for the latest Psychology booklet containing information on the undergraduate modules, honours, master's and doctorate programmes.
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
JuniorTukkie App
The JuniorTukkie APP supports learners from Grade 9 to 12, prospective and current students, parents and staff.  The JT APP is currently available on the Apple and Android devices. On the JT APP you will read inspiring stories and receive important study information, view photographs and videos and read a range of relevant articles that will empower you to make responsible study and career choices. You will also receive notifications about important UP information.  Click on the link below to read more about the JT APP
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 for the Departmental ResCom submission deadlines & meeting dates

Find out more

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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