UNAM Master of Arts in Clinical/Counselling Psychology

UNAM Master of Arts in Clinical/Counselling Psychology


Master of Arts


The aim of the MA (Clinical/Counselling Psychology) programme is to provide a comprehensive education in psychological knowledge and skills. Special emphasis is to be given to a general, basic psychological foundation, which will enable students to deal with the demands of the area of specialisation.

Curriculum Structure

The MA (Clinical/Counselling Psychology) programme consists of two parts. In the first year, students will complete their academic coursework studies and examinations. In the second year, students write a research thesis.

Admission Criteria

To qualify for admission to the MA (Clinical/Counselling Psychology) programme, a student must be in possession of any one of the following qualifications:

  • an Honours degree in Psychology or Industrial Psychology
  • a four-year Bachelor’s degree with Psychology or Industrial Psychology as a single major, for which at least a C-grade average (i.e. 60% or higher) has been attained
  • a recognised qualification equivalent to the above

Duration of Study

The minimum period of registration in the MA (Clinical/Counselling Psychology) programme is two (2) years full-time.


Year 1, Semester 1
Philosophy of Psychology
Research Methodology and Methods
Organisational and Social Psychology
Group Processes and Dynamics
Interviewing and Counselling Skills
Year 1, Semester 2
Psychological Assessment
Therapeutic Techniques
Year 2
Candidates must submit a thesis (of approximately 25 000 – 50 000 words) on a topic selected in consultation with the Department, subject to the general regulations for Master’s degree studies.
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