Studying Psychology at the University of South Africa opens up countless opportunities. UNISA has different cadres of Psychology, ranging from entry-level Psychology which you can get with the Higher Certificate courses, to the Bachelor’s Degrees which can help you gain employment in either the corporate world or in Law Enforcement.
The Higher Certificate courses can also serve as bridging courses, qualifying you to enroll for psychology degrees. The University of South Africa is one of the most well-recognized places of learning in South Africa, with a well-established policy of providing educational opportunities for all.
The following paragraphs contain information about the psychology degrees available at UNISA, as well as other necessary information.
UNISA Psychology Courses 2023 Fees & Requirements
Higher Certificate Courses
Child and Adolescent Development
UNISA offers Child and Adolescent Development as a Higher Certificate course. In this course, you are taught the rudiments of understanding human behavior, although it concentrates more on Child and Adolescent Development. This course can be used as a bridging course to Study Psychology. On completion of this course, you can then apply to study Psychology or Psychology Education at UNISA.
Guidance Counseling and Life Skills Development
Guidance Counseling and Life Skills Development is offered at UNISA as a Higher Certificate course. With this course, you can then proceed to study Psychology or Psychology Education, and then most probably work in a school environment.
Higher Certificate in Marketing
The Higher Certificate in Marketing course offered at UNISA is a one-year course designed to serve as a Bridging Course to study any of the industrial applications of Psychology. With this course, you will be well-grounded about consumer behavior, and other psychological reasons why people purchase products.
Diploma in Marketing Management
UNISA offers the Diploma in Marketing Management course as a step higher from the Higher Certificate in Marketing course and as an alternative to the Degree programs that involve psychology on the industrial level.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Life Orientation
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Life Orientation combination course is designed for those who are already working with previous qualifications. This program arms them for more responsibilities.
The Bachelor’s degree programs are varied. They branch out into the different fields of Psychology, which students can aspire to work in. the courses take 4 years to complete. They are listed below.
- Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences
Qualification stream: Psychology and Physiology Stream (with Genetics)
- Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching
Qualification stream: School subject combination: Art and Life Orientation
- Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
- Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management
To study for the degree programs above you need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) or equivalent with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning. You also need 50% in Mathematics or Technical Mathematics and 50% in Physical Science or Technical Science. Sometimes Physics or Chemistry may be required by certain specific courses.
You may also apply with a Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption if you have at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning. You should also have at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Mathematics, and also have a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Physical Science. Physics or Chemistry may sometimes be required by certain courses.
Alternatively, you may apply with a Higher Certificate that satisfies the Mathematics and Physical Science requirement of certain courses.
Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements may choose to take one of the Higher Certificate courses, to serve as bridging courses, facilitating enrollment for the degree studies.
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Whatever cadre of Psychology education you decide to receive; UNISA is a place where you are guaranteed excellent education. If you do not have the requirements with which to pursue a degree, you may proceed with a Higher Certificate, which would serve as a Bridging Course, enabling you to enroll for a degree.