Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology (Academic)
(130 Credits)


The academic Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology programme is aimed at providing students with advanced theoretical knowledge and applied skills within the field of psychology. Students enrolled in the programme will extend their undergraduate knowledge through the integration of theoretical knowledge with the development of social science research competencies and practical skills. The programme will focus on further developing students’ critical-analytical and problem-solving skills within the discipline, with application to the South African context.

Programme Coordinator

Geraldine Franciscus (M. Psych) is the Head of the Psychology Department at Cornerstone Institute and has over 10 years’ experience in tertiary education. She has a practical interest in the Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy approach and has been involved in the training of mental healthcare workers, occupational therapists, psychiatric nurses and social workers.

Admission Requirements

A candidate must have complied with all the requirements of an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or Post Graduate Diploma from a DHET registered higher education institution before the beginning of the academic year for which he/she has enrolled.
Psychology 3 must have been passed with a minimum of 65%.

Time Commitment

Minimum one year, maximum three years
Full-time or part-time
On campus
January and July intakes

Tuition Cost (click here)


Therapeutic Psychology
Personality Theories
Research Methods and Statistics
Developmental Psychology
Family Psychology
Psychological Assessment and Measurement
Independent Research Project

Please click here for module descriptions and credits.


Registered as Cornerstone Institute (RF) NPC with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No 2001/HE08/006; NQF 8; SAQA ID 87406.