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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Psychology The Department of Psychology offers three research-related MA degrees.
Psychology The Department of Psychology offers three research-related MA degrees.

Qualification: MA 

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 1-2 years

School: Human and Community Development

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

The research related degrees are:

  • MA in Psychology by Research (Dissertation)
  • MA in the field of Psychology by Coursework and Research Report
  • MA in the field of Social and Psychological Research by Coursework and Research Report

A career in research offers a wide array of employment opportunities in the academic, public and private sectors.

Please visit the School website for details.

Please contact the School for closing dates.
  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at www.wits.ac.za/askwits.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.