Undergraduate Psychology Modules

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Click HERE to access information about repeating third-year (SLK or RES) modules or to take up SLK or RES modules for the first-time
To be able to apply, candidates must comply with the minimum requirements for degree studies, as well as with the minimum requirements for the relevant programme. The Admission Point Score (APS) calculation is based on a candidate's achievement in any SIX recognised NSC 20-credit subjects using the NSC seven-point rating scale. Life Orientation is a 10-credit subject and may not be used for calculating the APS. Life Orientation is also not a faculty-specific subject requirement.
School Subjects 
There are no specific prerequisite school subjects for the BA General, but you will need an APS of 30.
Admission Requirements 
Applicants should adhere to the admission requirements as stipulated by the University of Pretoria (UP) to qualify for admission. Please visit the BA Humanities/General programme page for more information.
Degree Options with Psychology as Elective
Students who want to major in Psychology at postgraduate level may start with any one of the following degrees, to name a few. There are more degrees where psychology may be taken as an elective. 
Undergraduate Psychology Modules 
If you are interested in making psychology your main focus of study, you may, for example, apply for the BA (General) degree and register Psychology as one of your majors. Always ensure that the degree programme you choose allows you to complete Psychology in all three undergraduate years of study (e.g. SLK 110, 120, 210, 220, 310, & 320, as well as RES 320). 
The modules listed below in the infographic are on offer in the different year levels, and you may register for them at any point during your years of study, except if prerequisites prevent you from doing this. You may take one or all of the modules presented in each year level, or take only those modules prescribed by your training programme. Please consult the BSocSci Honours (Psychology) webpage for the requirements should you be interested in applying for selection into the honours programme.
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