Forensic and Correctional Psychology

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Humanities
Department: Department of Psychology
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: Forensic and Correctional Psychology
Programme Code: S7026Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 7
NQF Credits: 0

Application Start Date: 2 November 2022
Application End Date: 1 November 2023

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: 0115597664

Duration of Study: 

The programme is a total of 5 hours per day, 2 days a week, over a 16-week period (4 months)

Programme Fees


The SLP will equip participants with the requisite psychological knowledge, skills, and psychological strategies for managing crime , criminality, and mental processes such as well-being. In line with the aim of increasing sustainable peace within communities, the programme will allow participants to focus their attentions on components that lead to peace building. The programme adds value to the experience of the people working in multiple sectors that focus on violent crime prevention, and the rehabilitation of violent offenders, in that it will expose the potential participant to knowledge that is aimed towards sustainable peace rather than only crime reduction, prevention, and rehabilitation

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent 3-year qualification OR Appropriate personal and/or work experience in either private, public, NPO, CBO or NGO environments working in the area of criminal justice, prevention, reduction, and eradication.

Selection Process

Applicants are required to submit an online application, together with certified copies of their school leaving certificate and degree / diploma transcripts and a detailed CV.

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