MA in Psychology (Research)

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions:Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on an enriching journey into the depths of psychological research with the MA in Psychology (Research) at the University of Johannesburg. This program is designed to cultivate advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills, paving the way for a fulfilling research-based or academic career. Students delve into the application of research methodology, honing their ability to communicate findings effectively. The program emphasizes independent research, complemented by optional workshops and contact sessions.


Unleash the potential of your research aspirations with the MA in Psychology (Research), Program Code M7042Q. Whether you opt for the immersive experience of full-time study or the flexibility of part-time engagement, this NQF Level 9 qualification with 180 credits (SAQA: 15219) awaits you at our Auckland Park Kingsway campus. Immerse yourself in the latest trends, future possibilities, and the transformative power of psychological research, guided by a faculty of experts and industry leaders.

As you navigate this one-year full-time or two-year part-time program, statistics underscore the success of our graduates in carving out impactful research careers. Your journey involves not only acquiring advanced research skills but also mastering the art of communicating research findings with competence and clarity.

Admission Requirements

Students must have an honours degree in Psychology with a minimum average mark of 65%.

Entrance is not automatic and is based on top academic marks.


  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research in Psychology
  • Communication of Research Findings
  • Independent Research Project

For more information, please visit respective university web page link.

Future Career Outcomes

Our alumni stand as testament to the program’s success, making substantial contributions to the field of psychological research. The program aligns seamlessly with industry demands, providing graduates with the skills and insights needed to navigate the evolving landscape of research careers. As the importance of research grows across sectors, our graduates remain at the forefront, armed with the expertise to excel in various roles.

Visa Requirements:

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