Psychology Honours at Rhodes University
The Rhodes University Psychology Honours course provides an in-depth study for students interested in careers in Clinical, Counselling and Research Psychology.
Psychology Honours programme
The programme/course comprises of two compulsory sections:
- Research Methodology
- Assessment and Evaluation
You can also select two elective papers that best suit your own particular interests and future career plans, these options vary from year to year.
The 2012 Psychology Honours programme comprised of:
- Psychology and HIV/Aids
- Sport Psychology
- Community Psychology
- Constructions of Sexuality
- Masculinities and Violence
Practical Programme for Psychology Honours at Rhodes
We have an extensive practical programme that is intended to provide students with some practical experience and grounding. There is, however, no direct link to the theoretical material covered in the courses.
It includes skills training, experiential work and work in applied settings.
Some of the practicals currently on offer are:
- HIV/AIDS Counselling
- Rape & Domestic Violence
- Art Psychotherapy
- Sport Psychology Counselling
- Phelophepa Train Practical
A university Bachelors degree with a major in Psychology. Normally acceptance requires a mark of at least 70% for Psychology in the final 3rd year mark (or an average of 70% for the 3rd year psychology courses), although in some cases students with a lower mark may be considered. Students who achieve less than a 65% average will not be eligible for inclusion into the programme.
Applicants must complete a University Official Application Form and attach relevant information about their academic record. Application forms can be obtained from the Registrar's Office by contacting the Student Bureau and are also available on http://www.ru.ac.za/psychology/resources
Applicants should send the completed application form to the Student Bureau (Registrar's Division), along with the application fee. The application forms will then be scanned and forwarded to the Psychology Department.
The Department will make a provisional decision regarding acceptance once the applications are processed and students will be notified shortly afterwards. This will take the form of "Accepted", "Waitlisted", or "Not accepted" The department is only able to make a final decision once the final mark in Psychology 3 is available. For this reason, most applicants are only finally accepted in mid-December, although we do try to provisionally accept students so that they can be in a better position to plan for the next year. Students who are provisionally accepted and then achieve a mark of below 65% for psychology 3 will lose their places in the programme. In December, the list of accepted students will be finalised and some students will be placed on a (new) waiting list. These students will be offered places in the programme if, for any reason, students on the final accepted list do not accept the offer of a place in the programme. The Psychology Department will contact the accepted and waitlisted students in December and inform them of the Department's decision. Unsuccessful candidates will be contacted by the Registrar's division at a later date to be informed of the status of their application.
Closing date for honours applications is 31 October.
Further information and assistance contact:
Werner Bohmke, Honours Course Co-ordinator
Telephone: 046 603 8508