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Please visit the UJ website (www.uj.ac.za) for the process to apply to UJ.

You should receive feedback on your application within two weeks from applying. You can also track your application status at www.uj.ac.za .

The minimum requirements for admission into a Master's or Doctoral programmes are available at www.uj.ac.za/edu under the "For Students" heading.

The closing date for all applications is 31 October 2016 at 12:00 with the exception of the Master's in Educational Psychology – closing date 30 June 2016 at 12:00.  The University of Johannesburg has to adhere to a strict approved enrolment plan from the Department of Education and therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE CONTINUING WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION:

1.     Part time vs full time studies

Employed applicants must apply for part time studies.  Although the studies will be part time it is not distance education.  You will be expected to attend contact sessions for modules and supervision sessions with your supervisor.

Only applicants not employed may apply for full time studies.

Also take note of the enrolment periods for full time and part time studies:

  Master's studyDoctoral study
Full-time study

(unemployed applicant)
Minimum time12 months24 months
Maximum time24 months48 months
Part-time study

(employed applicant)
Minimum time12 months24 months
Maximum time36 months48 months

2.     Course work vs full dissertation masters programmes

The course work masters programmes consist of modules (subjects) related to the specialisation of your choice to complete in the first year of your studies.  You will attend contact sessions and do assessments for these subjects.  In the second year you will be expected to complete a minor dissertation. For full dissertation masters programmes you do not complete subjects.  You will commence with a full dissertation from the start.

 
3.     Selection of qualification

When applying online for the programme, be clear on the programme name and the qualification code as listed below. Should you require any administrative assistance, contact the Faculty of Education on 011 559 5562 or send an email to eduqueries@uj.ac.za. For academic enquiries, please contact the academic coordinator as indicated below.
 

MASTERS PROGRAMMES

The Faculty of Education offers Master's Programmes as course work or full dissertation programmes.  The list below indicates the options available with each specialisation.  You can indicate your preference in this regard but during the selection process the department could make a final decision on your suitability for either course work or full dissertation studies.

Programmes presented as course work programmes:

Programme name Department Code Specialisation coordinatorContact Details
     
Masters in Curriculum Policy Evaluation   (Course Work)Education and Curriculum StudiesM5CPEQProf M ModibaTel: 011 559 2670

Email: mmodiba@uj.ac.za
Masters in Teacher Education (Course Work)Education and Curriculum StudiesM5TEDQDr N DasooTel: 011 559 2045

Email: ndasoo@uj.ac.za
Masters in Educational Linguistics (Course Work)Education and Curriculum StudiesM5EDLQProf L KajeeTel: 011 559 3296

Email: lkajee@uj.ac.za
Masters in Values and Human Rights in Education (Course Work)Education and Curriculum StudiesM5VHRQDr N DasooTel: 011 559 2045

Email: ndasoo@uj.ac.za
Masters in Philosophy of Education (Course Work)Education and Curriculum StudiesM5PHEQDr D PostmaTel: 011 559 2679

Email: dpostma@uj.ac.za
     
Masters in Management and Leadership (Course Work)Education Leadership and ManagementM5ELMQDr Clive SmithTel: 011 559 3486/5239

Email: csmith@uj.ac.za
     
Masters in Psychology of Learning (Course Work)Educational PsychologyM5POLQProf G van der WesthuizenTel: 011 559 3236

Email: duanvdw@uj.ac.za
Masters in Educational Psychology (Course Work)Educational PsychologyM5EPYQDr T DialeTel: 011 559 2273/5242

Email: tumid@uj.ac.za
     
Mathematics and Science Education (CW)Science and Technology EducationM5MSEQProf U Ramnarain

Prof J de Beer
Tel: 011 559 4384

Email: uramnarain@uj.ac.za
Information and Communication Technology in Education (CW)Science and Technology EducationM5ICTQProf D van der WesthuizenTel: 011 559 3236

Email: duanvdw@uj.ac.za
 

Programmes presented as full dissertation programmes:

Successful applicants will be accepted conditionally and will first register for a short learning programme (pre-registration).  The duration of this programme is one semester (6 months).  This time will give you the opportunity to work on your research proposal with the relevant department.  You will have access to the university's facilities during this time and will also attend a compulsory research workshop.  After the six (6) months the final selection will take place.

All selected Masters Applicants register for the Master in Education and may choose one of the following broad areas to investigate. 

Broad areas to investigateDepartment Code (indicate on the application form)Specialisation coordinatorContact Details
     
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Language and Literacy in the Foundation Phase
Childhood EducationM5CHEQDr N PetersenTel: 011 559 2273/5103

Email: nadinep@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Methodology in the Foundation Phase
Childhood EducationM5CHEQDr P Naidoo

MS M Vaz
Tel: 011 559 5243

Email: pnaidoo@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Childhood Education in the Foundation Phase
Childhood EducationM5CHEQDr L Ragpot

Dr N Petersen
Tel: 011 559 5105

Email: lragpot@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Mathematics in the Foundation Phase 
Childhood EducationM5CHEQDr K LunetaTel: 011 559 5246

Email: kluneta@uj.ac.za
     
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Adult Education
Education and Curriculum StudiesM5ECSQDr K SteenekampTel: 011 559 2904

Email: karens@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Higher Education
Education and Curriculum StudiesM5ECSQProf M CrossTel: 011 559 3286

Email: mcross@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Curriculum Policy Evaluation   
Education and Curriculum StudiesM5ECSQProf M ModibaTel: 011 559 2670

Email: mmodiba@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Teacher Education
Education and Curriculum StudiesM5ECSQDr N DasooTel: 011 559 2045

Email: ndasoo@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Educational Linguistics
Education and Curriculum StudiesM5ECSQProf L KajeeTel: 011 559 3296

Email: lkajee@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Values and Human Rights in Education
Education and Curriculum StudiesM5ECSQDr N DasooTel: 011 559 2045

Email: ndasoo@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Philosophy of Education
Education and Curriculum StudiesM5ECSQDr D Postma

Dr J Divala
Tel: 011 559 2679

Email: dpostma@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Curriculum Studies   
Education and Curriculum StudiesM5ECSQProf M ModibaTel: 011 559 2670

Email: mmodiba@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Sociology of Education 
Education and Curriculum StudiesM5ECSQProf D NaidooTel: 011 559 2674

Email: devikan@uj.ac.za
     
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Management and Leadership
Education Leadership and ManagementM5DLMQDr Clive SmithTel: 011 559 3486/5239

Email: csmith@uj.ac.za
     
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Inclusive Education
Educational PsychologyM5EPSQDr M van der MerweTel: 011 559 2684

Email: martyndvm@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Life and Career Orientation
Educational PsychologyM5EPSQDr M Sedibe Tel: 011 559 3485

Email: mabathos@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Psychology of Education
Educational PsychologyM5EPSQProf G van der WesthuizenTel: 011 559 3332

Email: gertvdw@uj.ac.za
     
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Technology Education
Science and Technology EducationM5STEQProf P AnkiewiczTel: 011 559 2640

Email: pieta@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Science Education (Natural-, Physical-, and Life Sciences) 
Science and Technology EducationM5STEQProf J de Beer

Prof U Ramnarain
Tel: 011 559 4384

Email: uramnarain@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Mathematics Education
Science and Technology EducationM5STEQDr E SpangenbergTel: 011 559 4934

Email: ericas@uj.ac.za
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Information and Communication Technology in Education
Science and Technology EducationM5STEQProf D van der WesthuizenTel: 011 559 3236

Email: duanvdw@uj.ac.za
     
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Higher Education
The Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education StudiesM5ECSQProf M CrossTel: 011 559 3286

Email: mcross@uj.ac.za
     
Master in Education (Research Dissertation)

Field: Educational Rights and Transformation
Centre for Educational Rights and Transformation M5ECSQProf L ChisholmTel: 011 559 1020

Email: lchisholm@uj.ac.za
 

DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES

Successful applicants will be accepted conditionally and will first register for a short learning programme (pre-registration).  The duration of this programme is one semester (6 months).  This time will give you the opportunity to work on your research proposal with the relevant department.  You will have access to the university's facilities during this time and will also attend a compulsory research workshop.  After the six (6) months the final selection will take place.

The Faculty offers a PHD (Education) ((Philophiae Doctor (Education)) where applicants may select one broad area to investigate as well as a DED with only specialisation in Educational Psychology (professional degree). 

Specialisation / Broad area of investigationDepartmentCodeSpecialisation coordinatorContact Details
PHD

Language and Literacy in the Foundation Phase
Childhood EducationP5CHEQProf E HenningTel: 011 559 5104

Email: ehenning@uj.ac.za
PHD

Methodology in the Foundation Phase
Childhood EducationP5CHEQDr P NaidooTel: 011 559 5243

Email: pnaidoo@uj.ac.za
PHD

Childhood Education in the PHD

Foundation Phase
Childhood EducationP5CHEQDr L Ragpot

Dr N Petersen
Tel: 011 559 5105

Email: lragpot@uj.ac.za
PHD

Numeracy  in the Foundation Phase 
Childhood EducationP5CHEQDr K LunetaTel: 011 559 5246

Email: kluneta@uj.ac.za
     
PHD

Adult Education
Education and Curriculum StudiesP5ECSQDr K SteenekampTel: 011 559 2904

Email: karens@uj.ac.za
PHD

Curriculum Studies
Education and Curriculum StudiesP5ECSQProf M ModibaTel: 011 559 2670

Email: mmodiba@uj.ac.za
PHD

Curriculum Policy Evaluation   
Education and Curriculum StudiesP5ECSQProf M ModibaTel: 011 559 2670

Email: mmodiba@uj.ac.za
PHD

Teacher Education
Education and Curriculum StudiesP5ECSQDr N Dasoo

 

Prof S Gravett
Tel: 011 559 2045

Email: ndasoo@uj.ac.za

Tel: 011 559 2689

Email: sgravett@uj.ac.za
PHD

Educational Linguistics
Education and Curriculum StudiesP5ECSQProf L KajeeTel: 011 559 3296

Email: lkajee@uj.ac.za
PHD

Values and Human Rights in Education
Education and Curriculum StudiesP5ECSQDr N DasooTel: 011 559 2045

Email: ndasoo@uj.ac.za
PHD

Philosophy of Education
Education and Curriculum StudiesP5ECSQDr D PostmaTel: 011 559 2679

Email: dpostma@uj.ac.za
PHD

Learning Area Methodology
Education and Curriculum StudiesP5ECSQProf M ModibaTel: 011 559 2670

Email: mmodiba@uj.ac.za
PHD

Sociology of Education 
Education and Curriculum StudiesP5ECSQProf D NaidooTel: 011 559 2045

Email: ndasoo@uj.ac.za
     
PHD

Educational Management
Education Leadership and ManagementP5ELMQDr Clive Smith Tel: 011 559 3486/5239

Email: csmith@uj.ac.za
     
PHD

Inclusive Education 
Educational PsychologyP5EPSQDr M van der MerweTel: 011 559 2684

Email: martyndvm@uj.ac.za
PHD

Life and Career Orientation
Educational PsychologyP5EPSQDr M SedibeTel: 011 559 3485

Email: mabathos@uj.ac.za
PHD

Psychology of Learning
Educational PsychologyP5EPSQProf G van der WesthuizenTel: 011 559 3332

Email: gertvdw@uj.ac.za
DED

Educational Psychology
Educational PsychologyP5PSYQDr H Dunbar KrigeTel: 011 559 2673/5249

Email: helenk@uj.ac.za
     
PHD

Technology Education
Science and Technology EducationP5STEQProf P AnkiewiczTel: 011 559 2640

Email: pieta@uj.ac.za
PHD

Mathematics Education
Science and Technology EducationP5STEQDr E SpangenbergTel: 011 559 4934

Email: ericas@uj.ac.za
PHD

Science Education (Natural-, Physical-, and Life Sciences)
Science and Technology EducationP5STEQProf U RamnarainTel: 011 559 4384

Email: uramnarain@uj.ac.za
PHD

Information and Communication Technology in Education
Science and Technology EducationP5STEQProf D van der WesthuizenTel: 011 559 3236

Email: duanvdw@uj.ac.za
   
PHD

Field: Higher Education
The Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education StudiesP5ECSQProf M CrossTel: 011 559 3286

Email: mcross@uj.ac.za
   
PHD

Field: Educational Rights and Transformation
Centre for Educational Rights and Transformation P5ECSQ​Prof L Chisholm
Tel: 011 559 1020

Email: lchisholm@uj.ac.za