Our Department offers a wide range of study opportunities which either provides training for individuals who want to develop psychological knowledge and people skills for use in people-orientated careers, or professional training in psychology that will lead to registration as counsellors or psychologists with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The Department currently offers both professional as well as non-professional psychology programmes. The University Psychology Clinic (UCLIN) is an outpatient unit concerned with the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing educational, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. UCLIN is also a training and research unit where postgraduate students receive professional training. The psychological procedures done at UCLIN are carried out under the supervision of the Department of Psychology's staff members.



  • To facilitate and promote the development of our students, staff and the broader community.
  • To engage in ongoing curriculum and research development which is innovative, sustainable and needs-driven.
  • To train and empower students with the necessary professional knowledge and skills to engage and consult with diverse communities and individuals.
  • To be an accessible and responsive community resource for broad-based psychological service delivery.
  • To facilitate and promote the development of our students, staff and the broader community. 



The Department of Psychology strives to optimise innovative, contextually relevant learning in human behaviour that meets regional, national and international standards.