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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,324 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Arts (MA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus:Stellenbosch
Course Type:Master by Coursework
Application Deadline: 30 May 2021
Programme Overview

The programme focuses on the identification and treatment of psychopathology in children and adults, as well as on the development, implementation and assessment of preventative and remedial counselling programmes.

The theoretical component is presented in English and consists of different modules which cover the broad terrain of Clinical and Counselling Psychology.

The practical component of the programme requires you to be involved in the diagnostic assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment of adult patients, children and families, and to undertake individual community projects.

You must be involved continuously throughout the year (approximately 15 to 20 hours per week) with the Welgevallen Community Psychological Clinic, community clinics and within departmental community projects. An assignment, based on independent research under supervision, must also be completed.

This programme satisfies the conditions and requirements of the Professional Board for Psychology for the professional training of clinical and counselling psychologists and is accredited as such with the Professional Board. In order to register as a clinical or counselling psychologist the Professional Board for Psychology requires:

1. The successful completion of examinations and practical work;

2. A full-time internship of 12 months accredited by the Professional Board;

3. 12 months of community service; and

4. The successful completion of the Professional Board’s examination for psychologists

Curriculum

Assignment (Clinical Psychology) 875(60)

Professional Development 875(30)

Psychological Assessment 875(50)

Psychological Interventions 875(40)

Admission Requirements

• An Honours degree in Psychology or equivalent qualification that Senate has approved for admission to the programme, completed with a minimum final mark of 70%.

• Proficiency in at least two official languages

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

Apply by 30 May of the preceding year. Admission is subject to selection, which takes place in August of the preceding year. Application forms and information on the selection process are available on the Department of Psychology’s website at www.sun.ac.za/psychology.

You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)

Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.

Before you apply
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

Closing dates for financial assistance:
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– School/Career Counselor.
– Counselling Psychologists
– Forensic Psychologist.
– Marriage & Family Therapist.
– Substance Abuse Counselor.
– Learning Disabilities Specialist

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $1,324
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,714

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R45000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R45000.
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R45000 plus international tuition fees of R25350

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R45000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R45000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R70350

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Elmien Lesch
Programme Coordinator
 
Miss Gaynöhl Andrews
Administrative Officer