The Honours Programme at the Department of Psychology offers students an in-depth theoretical understanding of Psychology as a discipline, the opportunity to conduct a research project, and practical exposure to community engagement and service-learning activities.

After completion of the Honours Programme, students can apply for admission (subject to selection) to postgraduate training in professional psychology (Master’s in Applied Psychology) or academic psychology (Master’s in Research).

The duration of the programme is one academic year for full-time students or two academic years for part-time students. The late-afternoon classes (especially for part-time students) commence at 16:00. Students who want to complete the programme in more than two years have to apply for special permission.

Certain modules are offered during the day and others during the late afternoon. Day and late afternoon modules rotate annually. Full-time students are expected to attend both the day and late-afternoon classes. Part-time students are accommodated in the late afternoons. All students are expected to attend contact sessions, especially community engagement projects such as Lettie Fouché School activities and Study Buddy, on a weekly basis (the programme is not presented via distance learning). The community engagement projects are a section of the PSHC 6804 module and take place on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Working students will have to make personal arrangements with their employer to attend this. 

Most modules involve one three-hour contact session per week. For certain modules, practical opportunities and service-learning activities will be scheduled as well. The contact sessions will only be in English. All learning guides and assessment activities will also only be in English.

Applications for the BPsych Honours programme will open on 1 August 2024. The closing date for applications for this programme is 30 September 2024.

Information about the BPsych Honours programme is available from Anneke Diesel.


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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