What Subjects Do You Need To Study Psychology?

If you are a student or you have recently matriculated and are looking to study psychology, we are here to help you find out whether or not you meet the needed requirement to pursue a psychology degree.


If you have recently matriculated or a student, looking to study Psychology, but aren't sure whether or not you qualify or what subjects are need to study Psychology, we are here to help.

Choosing to study a psychology degree, creates an excellent medium and aptitude for prospective work in both the arts and science fields. It also forms a basis for a large selection of different careers, thus providing a degree of flexibility and choice.

Studying psychology at a university will provide you with a wide range of transferable skills. These transferable skills can be used to work in a variety of different industries including but not limited to: legal, government, education, finance, law enforcement, research and IT

For most universities and TVET colleges, all that's need is a bachelors pass in matric with an above 50% pass for mathematics (pure math or math literary).

There are no specific subjects needed, but Life Science or Biology will come as an advantage because, psychology has a lot of focus on the human brain and sensory systems. 

If you have an NQF level 4 certificate with an Admissions Point Score (APS) of over 21+ points, you are likely to qualify for a psychology degree. 

Your APS score is important for your acceptance into many different higher education institutions. If you are unsure of what you APS is or how to calculate it, click here.

Your APS score will help you find out whether or not you qualify to study psychology.

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