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"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten"
— B. F. Skinner

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 Virtual Web
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 Virtual Website on the following link
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 Deadlines
Click here for the Humanities Postgraduate Guide

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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