Applications for the Stellenbosch University Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych) Equivalent programme for July 2022 are open.
This is a professional qualification that leads to registration with the HPCSA as a Psychometrist for Independent Practice. If you would like to read more about the role and scope of Psychometrists in South Africa, please click here.
Information about the Stellenbosch Programme
To qualify for the programme, you need to have completed an Honours Degree in Psychology (any of the Psychology fields). The degree must also not be older than 5 years.
Your degree need to have included substantive modules in psychometrics, testing and/or assessment, and you needed to obtain a minimum of 65% for these modules), as per agreement with the HPCSA. Please send Stellenbosch your academic record as well as the module outline / overview of any relevant subjects. They will then evaluate if the content covered in the modules is appropriate / substantive enough to be considered for application. If you did not complete any relevant modules, you may have to do a bridging course.
The BPsych Equivalence programme is a full-time internship programme with 10 compulsory tutorials held at the university. You will need to complete 6 months / 720 hours of practical exposure under the supervision of a HPCSA registered Psychologist or Psychometrist.
All tutorial classes are compulsory to attend. Please note that the BPsych programme is not accredited as a distance learning course, and classes are held in person. The only exception to this is if Covid regulations change and group gatherings are not allowed – we will then adapt the mode in which the course is presented.
Applications for June 2022 intake are open and will close 29 April.
Fee Structure for 2022
- If Stellenbosch place the student: R18 226
- If students find their own placement: R14 749
For more information on the programme as well as access to the application forms, please visit the Stellenbosch Psychometry website HERE.
Don’t miss the Psychometry episode of the Cognition & Co podcast HERE. Boipelo Noko speaks about her journey through the Psychometry programme at UJ as well as her experience working in the field after graduating.