Psychology is both an academic discipline and a profession. It is a fascinating science of behaviour and the mind. A science of behaviour and the mind, it straddles many academic disciplines in the social sciences (e.g. sociology), natural sciences (e.g. biology – biological bases of behaviour) and humanities (e.g. philosophy). Psychologists study the interconnectedness of the environmental, biological, and psychological factors in trying to understand behaviour and the mind.
When starting your Psychology studies journey at Monash South Africa, you will be exposed to different branches of psychology including, but not limited to, social psychology, sensation and perception, personality psychology, cognitive psychology, abnormal psychology/psychopathology, research design and analysis (both quantitative and qualitative techniques) etc. You will then progress to engage at a deeper level with the introductory concepts from which you can shape your career in the field.
To study Psychology at MSA, you can enrol for a Bachelor of Social Science degree with a major in Psychology. If direct access to this degree is not possible, you can explore entry through the Social Science stream of our Foundation Programme.
Following completion of your three-year Bachelor’s degree, you can articulate into a Bachelor of Social Science Honours with a specialisation in Psychology, and subsequently, a research Master of Philosophy, also with a specialisation in Psychology.
To amplify your studies and shape your career of the future, choose to double major at no additional cost when studying a Bachelor of Social Science. Pair your Psychology major with Criminology, Child and Youth Development, or Sociology, or a non-Social Science major such as Marketing or Management, or electives in Public Health.
Completing your Bachelor of Social Science at MSA, with a specialisation in Psychology, will help you build a successful career in the following career opportunities: