Several programmes are available, at various levels. Click on the program names below for more information:
Doctorate in Psychology - Ph.D. - This degree is open to all applicants with a suitable academic background, typically a Masters degree is psychology, but postgraduate degrees in other disciplines may be recognized for this purpose as well. The degree is by dissertation only, and typically takes between three and five years to complete.
To become a Psychologist in one of the recognised areas of Psychology, namely Clinical, Counselling, Educational, Organisational and Research Psychology, a student must complete a recognised Masters degree in Psychology and an appropriate practicum at a recognised training institution. The duration of an practicum is 12 months. Persons registered from 1 January 2005 in addition will have to write an examination set by the Professional Board for Psychology.
The Department of Psychology at the University of Cape Town provides training leading towards registration in Clinical Psychology. The School of Management Studies in the Faculty of Commerce provides training leading towards registration in the fields of Organisational Psychology.