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PSYCHOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

The following undergraduate programme is offered in the Department of Psychology as part of the BA General degree in the Faculty of Arts: 

 

BA General Degree in the Faculty of Arts

 

* General Admission Requirements *

 

 1.1 Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated after 2008 

(a)  The National Senior Certificate (NSC) for Bachelor’s Degree study together with the requirements set out by 

       the Faculty concerned.

  
 

(b)  Students will be required to write The National Benchmark Test (NBT). 

 

​​OR 

 

(c) A qualification level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the 

     requirements stipulated by the Faculty concerned. 

 

1.2 Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated before 2008 include the following: 

 

(a)  A Matriculation Exemption with a minimum aggregate of a symbol as required by the Faculty concerned. 

 

(b)  Students will be required to write The National Benchmark Test (NBT).  

 

OR 

 

(c) A qualification level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the 

     requirements stipulated in (a) and (b) above. 

 

Most Frequently asked Questions 

 

Q1. Are there any special requirements for this course?  

Answer: Other than the admission requirements, there are no other special requirements. 

 

Q2. Will I be a Psychologist after completing my BA degree?

Answer: No, after completing all three years with Psychology as a major subject, students need to apply (within their third year) for the Honours programme. Only after completing their Honours year as well as a further six-month internship can one register as a counsellor. 

 

You will be required to write a board examination set up by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). After completing this successfully you will then be recognised as a registered counsellor. Only after completion of Masters can you then be recognised as a psychologist. 

 

Q3. What is the difference between the B. Psych and the BA Psychology Degree?

 

Answer: The B. Psych programme is unfortunately phased out. It was a 4-year programme, inclusive of a 6-month internship, which led to (after the written HPCSA examination) registration as a counsellor.

 

The BA psychology programme is a 3-year degree programme offered at our University in the Arts Faculty. As already mentioned, you can then apply for Honours in your third year. Your six month internship will commence after your Honours year has been completed.​  

For more information on the BA General degree admission requirements please contact the Faculty of Arts on: 

Tel.: +27 (0)21 959 2152

Fax.: +27 (0)21 959 1528 

E-mail: adavids@uwc.ac.za 

Physical Address    

Room L29 

Old Arts Building 

Modderdam Road 

Bellville

7535 

South Africa​​​​

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