The discipline of Psychology offers two research MA degrees:
1. Master of Arts in the field of Psychology by Coursework and Research Report
Masters of Arts in Psychology by Coursework and Research Report
The MA in Psychology by Coursework and Research Report may be done as a full-time or part-time degree. Students are expected to complete the degree in one year if doing the course full-time, and in two years if doing the course part-time. The degree equips students to be multi-skilled social science researchers, and can serve as a basis for an academic career.
List of coursework modules
a) Compulsory modulePSYC7025 - Multivariate Research Design and Analysis
b) Elective modulesPSYC7027 - Qualitative Methods
PSYC7032 - Research in Context
PSYC7033 - Selected Topic in Psychology
PSYC7037 - Cognitive Neuropsychology
PSYC7052 - A Psychology of Childhood
Alternatively, a course from another Masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities might be substituted for ONE of the elective modules, with the permission of the Course Coordinator.
NOTE: These modules will not all be offered every year, and modules will not be offered if they are not selected by a sufficient number of students.
Masters of Arts in the field of Psychology by Research
Applications are invited for the M.A. in Psychology by Coursework and Research Report and the M.A. by Dissertation. The application closing date for study in 2014 is 30 August 2013. Please click here and look under the heading "Masters in Research Psychology" for details on how to apply, and to download application forms and other relevant documents.
*PLEASE NOTE that applicants who have obtained their previous degrees from a non-South African university need to apply to SAQA for accreditation before submitting an application.