UWC Postgraduate Application 2020

UWC Postgraduate Application 2020

 The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA), combined with the BCom (Accounting) degree is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) to prepare candidates for its Initial Test of Competence (ITC).

Applications for 2020 are now open.

Closing date for applications is strictly 24 May 2019.This degree leads to registration with the Professional Board for Psychology as a clinical psychologist. The Department of Psychology at UWC does not currently offer Counselling Psychology.


MPsych Application Form

MPsych Summary Form

MPsych Application Processes and Instructions​
Referee report template

MPsych Brochure 2019

For more information, please email the MPsych Team at: mpsychuwc@gmail.com;       Tel (021) 959 2283

MA Psychology (thesis only)

Applications for 2019 are open.   ​

An unstructured  Masters degree in psychology by thesis only.

Staff Research Areas 2019

For more information, please email Ms Renee Klink at: rklink@uwc.ac.za

MA Research Psychology
Applications for 2019 are closed.  Applications for 2020 to be announced.    One year of course work and one year of internship in a research setting.  A mini-thesis has to be completed to fulfil the requirements of the degree. This structured degree leads to registration with the Professional Board for Psychology as a research  psychologist.  Courses include:Philosophical and social issues of psychology Research methodology Programme Evaluation and Consultancy Professional Ethics for Research Psychology Psychological measurement Skills training Community research:Health psychology research Sexuality and social control

BA Honours (Psychology)

Applications for 2019 are closed. Applications for 2020 to be announced.

Duration for full-time students: 1 year 

Duration for part-time students: 2 years 

Admission requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree approved by the Senate of the university 

A minimum of 65% in the final Psychology 3 examination


Students are required to select six modules from the level 4 psychology (Honours) modules.

General Information: How to become a Psychologist.pdf 

Admision requirement

For admission into the Honours degree programme, students should have a first degree in a related field of study. Students require an average mark of at least 65% for their majors in their final year of undergraduate study. Students with a three-year certificate and five years of appropriate work experience may also apply, if their application is accompanied by strong academic recommendations. 

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For admission to the structured Master’s and the Masters by Thesis programmes, students require an average grade of at least 65% for their majors in their final year of a four year undergraduate degree, or an average grade of 65% for an honours degree in a related field of study. Students undertaking the Masters by Thesis may be required to do course work at UWC or at one of our partner institutes. 

Students applying via RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for the Honours programme must have matric plus a three year diploma with an average mark of 65% for all modules plus working experience of at least five years. They must provide the names and contact details of two academic referees.

No qualification will be awarded for early exit from any of the Development Studies programmes.

Deadline for application is 15 September each year, and students who require study visas are advised to apply before 30 August. Late applications will not be considered. 

Applications may be made through the UWC website: www.uwc.ac.za. Click on Online Services, then click on online applications and complete the form.   

You may liaise with Ms Candice Beukes at cbeukes@uwc.ac.za or Mr Lee Joseph at joseph@uwc.ac.za should you have any further problems with your online application. If you are currently registered with UWC, you may complete an Internal Postgraduate Application form (obtainable from the ISD) and indicate on the form which Department you wish to study with. 

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Please quote the online applicant number as well as your old UWC student number on your motivational letter and submit all supporting documentation to isdapplications@gmail.com addressed to Ms Priscilla Kippie.

Please include the following in the subject line of your email: Application and support docs for Honours or Masters or PhD, and always quote your online application number or old UWC student number.

The following supporting documentation must be submitted via email for ALL applications:

  • Your CV (include your current email address and an alternative address if possible);
  • A 1-2 page motivational letter which explains why you are interested in the course
  • Certified copies of your previous academic transcripts which provide the grades that you have achieved.

Documentation must be sent to both email adresses: isdapplications@gmail.com & admissions@uwc.ac.za

In addition, all students with international qualifications (outside South Africa) are required to have their international/foreign qualifications assessed by SAQA. Please send all your documents to SAQA as well. Please visit the SAQA website and follow all instructions as per website. Note that your application will not be processed until all these documents are received.  

All ISD Masters applicants are required to submit a 5-7 page draft proposal on a research topic in which you are interested.  All PhD applicants are required to submit a 10 page synopsis of your intended research. For details please refer to 


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