Master of Social Science in Psychology

This degree is by dissertation only. Students develop their own research topic in conjunction with a supervisor, conduct the research and then write a dissertation of no more than 50 000 words. Research degrees are encouraged where the field of research is clearly defined, the student wishes to concentrate on a specific research topic and has demonstrated the ability to do so.

Application Procedure

1. Make an on-line application for study through the central UCT admissions office by no later than 31 October.

2. Applicants should read, complete and submit this application form to the department by no later than 31 October.

3. To apply for funding, please see the Postgraduate Funding Office.

It is strongly recommended that students apply with a strong idea of which staff member will be supervising their thesis. The list of staff and their research interests can be found on the Department of Psychology website.

For any additional queries please contact Rosalind Adams. Her contact details can be found here.