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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #194 (WUR) ,
Psychology at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a popular major subject. It is the study of human experience and behaviour and the ways in which individuals relate to each other and their environment. Psychology offers a rich and diverse knowledge base concerning human functioning in all its facets.



Psychology is relevant to almost every aspect of people’s lives. As society has become more complex, Psychology has come to play an increasingly important role in understanding human behaviour and in shaping interventions to ensure optimal functioning of individuals, group and communities.

The study of Psychology at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  can complement a range of other courses in both the humanities and social sciences, shape contributions in the world of work and can lead to a professional career in one of the psychology specialisations.

Topics studied may include:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Employment Relations
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Health Psychology
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Effectiveness
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Cognitive Studies

Career Opportunities

  • Career Counsellor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Child Care Worker
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Psychiatric Technician

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) three-year full-time programme includes two majors and 22 courses. You will study your major in first, second, and third years, with each year adding different and more complex aspects of the subject, so you become specialised in your chosen field.

When choosing your majors and courses, keep your career goals and interests in mind, to ensure that you’re fully equipped for a specific profession.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • APS 34+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
  • Wait-listing
  • Applicants with entry requirements of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.
  • International Qualifications
  • English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

R 41000-54000

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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