Lesson 2, Topic 1
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Topic 1: Where can I study?

March 12, 2019
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Not all institutions in South Africa offer psychology. If you wish to pursue an accredited psychology qualification, this has to be done at a university or a private institution. Currently, only two private institutions in South Africa are accredited:  the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) and the Cornerstone Institute. Unfortunately it is not possible to receive an accredited psychology-related qualification from a University of Technology or TVET. A degree in psychology can only be obtained through a university or private college, while a Higher Certificate or Diploma can be obtained through a private institution.            

Some of the best psychology departments in South Africa are at the following universities:

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Pretoria
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Rhodes University
  • University of the Western Cape
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