Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology
The body of knowledge surrounding the study of Psychology is founded in systems, theories and empirical research. The programme therefore encompasses not only a study of the systems and theories of psychology, but also the protocols, ethics, skills and techniques of empirical research. It is designed to give students sufficient grounding in the core areas of Psychology to qualify them for direct entry into any career potentially open to Psychology graduates in both the private and the public sectors. For those aspiring to further their education upon graduation, this programme will qualify them for postgraduate training in Psychology in any accredited university.
Mode of Attendance
Duration of Programme
Emphasis of the Programme
This programme places substantial emphasis on the development of research competence. This stimulates students to think critically and creatively, and provides a solid foundation from which they can develop their further interest in Psychology.
Programme Structure and Curriculum
This degree programme is a four-year, broad-based programme in which the core courses in Psychology comprise 37%, and departmental electives comprise 27% of the total credits. The remaining credits cover the areas of language competence, information and communication technology, and non-departmental electives. The minimum number of credits for each semester is 12. The minimum requirement for graduation is 122 credits. Students may take up to a maximum of 135 credits with the approval of Registrar and Head of Department.