Any bachelor's degree is made up of different undergraduate modules. Psychology is not taught as a degree per se but forms part of a degree and can be presented as a major.

Undergraduate psychology at the University of the Free State is taught as a scientific discipline, involving substantial amounts of exposure to biological, experimental, social, positive, therapeutic, personality, and developmental psychology. Completing undergraduate Psychology as a major enables a student to apply for an Honours degree in Psychology.

Please click on the link to get a brief description of the undergraduate courses we offer as well as the course coordinator.

Undergraduate courses


The SCLL1508 is a compulsory module for students in the UFS access programmes. The module strives towards enabling students to develop their academic and personal skills and competencies for lifelong learning purposes. The module focuses on the following aspects to enhance student success:

  • About university life: be informed about university life and know your campus; spend your time wisely; self-knowledge and others; becoming an independent learner through self-management.
  • Engaging in academic study: manage your workload; enhance your learning with various learning styles; apply memory techniques; be prepared for tests and exams.
  • How am I coping? Problem-solving; critical thinking; stress management.
  • The choices you make: emotional intelligence; healthy living.

Module coordinator:
Louise Rossouw
Department of Psychology
Room 119
+27 51 4012746


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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