This degree does not lead to professional registration with the Professional Board for Psychology.  Applicants should hold a Master's Degree or other equivalent qualification as approved by Senate and should contact the Head of Department prior to applying.

Duration of study shall be extended over a minimum period of 2 years.

Alongside is a list of current Research Focus Areas. Topics should preferably fall within those areas.


Regarding the DPhil (qualification code 63000) there is no new intake from 2020. However, the programme is still running for students who currently under this programme to complete their studies. For more information/query under this code, kindly contact the Department. 



All students with International qualifications need to apply via our Office for International Education.

Tel: +27 41 504-2161 or

Contact information
Dr Johan Cronje
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 041 504 2334