Studying Psychology

Studying Psychology in South Africa requires dedication and resilience; the journey is oftentimes arduous with a number of hurdles along the way. Cognition & Co advocates for transparency in the field and contributes towards the demystification of the routes to becoming a Psychologist registered with the HPCSA.

Use the links below to better understand the various options and routes available to students wanting to pursue a career in mental health.

High School

If you are in High School and want to find out more about the requirements and general overlay of what studying Psychology is all about, CLICK HERE. Making informed decisions before you begin your tertiary studies begins with doing research about the field.


The first step in your journey to becoming a Psychologist involves completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology. CLICK HERE to read more about the different academic and professional options at an undergraduate level.


Once you have completed your undergraduate qualification, you will need to expand your academic understanding by completing an Honours degree. CLICK HERE to find out more about the options available at this level.


A Masters degree is where students will typical complete their professional training in Psychology and become registered Psychologists. Getting into Masters is not an easy task and understanding the process of applying and interviewing is critical. CLICK HERE to read more about Masters degrees.

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