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Baccalaureus Artium in Psychology (64000) (BAPsych)

Candidates must comply with the matriculation requirements for degree studies as set out in the General Prospectus under Admission to the University.  The Admission Point Score (APS) is 36. 

The programme shall extend over at least three years of full-time study or four years of part-time study.  Upon admission candidates may be required to extend their studies over a period of at least four years.

Level 1: (120 credits required)

Fundamental modules (choose 12 credits from any language module):

  • Kommunikasie in Afrikaans 1 and  (12 credits from any language modules)
  • Kommunikasie in Afrikaans 2 or
  • Taal en Teks and
  • Taal en Konteks or
  • Practical English and
  • Practical Engling or
  • Professional English or 
  • Xhosa for Beginners 1 and
  • Xhosa for Beginners 1
  • Computer Literacy 1.1

Core modules (Psychology)

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Adult Development and Ageing
  • Psychology as a Profession
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Core modules (Related Helping Professions)

  • The Professional Helping Process and Intervention
  • Introduction to Prefessional Relationships
  • Introduction to Professional Communication
  • Basic Professional Communication Skills

Electives (Psychology) (two of)

  • Applied Child and Adolescent Development
  • Applied Adult Development and Ageing
  • Psychology in Education and Training
  • Psychology: African Perspectives
  • Sport Psychology

Electives (other disciplines) (minimum of 24 credits): Please note that all elective modules must be chosen in consultation with the BPsych programme team.

  • Computing Fundamentals 1.2
  • Sociology: An Introduction (For Professionals)
  • Groups and Organisations
  • Social Structure and Change
  • Understanding Cultural Diversity A
  • Understanding Cultural Diversity B
  • Human Origins
  • Stratification in Human Culture and Society
  • Introduction to Xhosa Culture
  • Introduction to Communication Studies (a)
  • Introduction to Communication Studies (b)
  • Cultural Studies: Classical Greek Culture
  • Cultural Studies: Classical Roman Culture
  • Cultural Studies: Contemporary (a)
  • Cultural Studies: Contemporary (b)
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Introduction to Film Studies (a)
  • Introduction to Film Studies (b)
  • Approaches to Poetry
  • Approaches to Narrative
  • Approaches to Drama
  • Theory and Practice: Literature and Film
  • Introduction to Literature (Eng. L2)
  • Introduction to Literature (Eng. L2)
  • Taal en Teks
  • Taal en Konteks
  • Inleiding tot Afrikaanse Poësie
  • Inleiding tot Afrikaanse Prosa
  • Practical Xhosa and
  • Practical Xhosa
  • Youth Studies and Youth Work 1
  • Integrated Professional Helping
  • Community Partnerships
  • African Traditional Healing
  • African Traditional Medicine
  • Introduction to Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to the Business Functions
  • Anatomy and Physiology Main Code
  • Organisation of the Human Body
  • Principles of Support and Movement
  • Special Senses, Digestive System, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Defence Mechanisms and Reproduction
  • Physiology Main Code
  • Organisation of the Human Body, Support and Movement
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive Systems, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Urinary System, Acid-Base, Senses and Hormones
  • Nervous System, Brain, Defence Mechanisms

[1]The University Access Assessment Battery is used to determine whether or not the University Practice module is compulsory for a candidate.

Level 2: (127 credits)

Fundamental modules

  • Statistical Methods and Behavioural Sciences
  • Entrepreneurship

Core modules (Psychology)

  • Social psychology
  • Coping skills
  • Health psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Applied Health psychology

Plus one of:

  • Stereotype and Prejudice Reduction
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Labour Relations and Skills

Core modules (Related Helping Professions):

  • Introduction to Group Work
  • Group Work intervention
  • Group Work Practice skills (1)

Elective modules from other disciplines (minimum 18 credits): Please note that all elective must be chosen in consultation with the BPsych programme team.

  • Social and Environmental Issues
  • Organisation and Group Dynamics
  • Contemporary Labour Studies
  • Labour Relations Skills Training
  • Cultural Dynamics
  • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Health and Healing in Cross-cultural Perspective
  • Marriage, Family and Kinship in Cross-cultural Perspective
  • Communication Studies (a)
  • Communication Studies (b)
  • Media Studies: Media and Society
  • Media Studies: Radio
  • Media Studies: Television
  • Business Management (Marketing Man.)
  • Business Man. (Logistic/Purchasing Man.)
  • Anatomy and Physiology Main Code
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System, Urinary System and Acid-base
  • Somatic and Autonomic Nervous System
  • Brain and Integration of Brain Functions

Level 3: (126 credits)

Core modules (Psychology):

  • Cognitive and Clinical neuropsychology
  • Personality psychology
  • Career psychology or
  • Career Management 
  • Marital and Family interaction
  • Applied psychological measurement
  • Applied research psychology

Core modules (Related helping professions):

  • Introduction to community development
  • Community development process
  • Community development practice skills
  • Community development process skills

Elective modules (minimum of 44 credits): Please note that all elective modules must be chosen in consultation with the BPsych programme team.

  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Psychology in a Multi-disciplinary Context
  • Introduction to Music Therapy and
  • Psychological Aspects of Music Therapy
  • Applications of Music Therapy and
  • Psychological Application of Music Therapy
  • Pastoral Psychology
  • Introduction to the Psychology of Change
  • Introduction to Consumer Behaviour
  • Organisational Psychology – Capita Selecta
  • Labour relations
  • Advanced Social and Market Research
  • Sociology of Development
  • Transformation of Work
  • Crime and Society
  • Human Resources: Information Systems
  • Human Rights
  • Applying Cultural Knowledge
  • Evaluation of Development Programmes
  • The Development of Anthropology
  • Leadership and Leadership Development
  • Business Management (Financial Man.)
  • Business Management (Gen. and Strat. Man.)
Contact information
Miss Amy Nienaber
Administrative assistant
Tel: 041 504 2776

Miss Adrielle Armoed
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 041 504 2776