Honours (Psychology)

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Please note that applications into the Honours program are now CLOSED and will open again on 01 July 2023 and close on 30 September 2023, for the 2024 cycle


About the Program:

The BA/BSc Honours in Psychology program at the University of Johannesburg is an academic program that provides advanced academic and research training in Psychology. The program equips students with knowledge and skills that will allow them to proceed with a career in psychology, either continued studies (such as Master’s professional training or academic programs) and transfer their skills to a variety of work contexts.

Duration of Study

The program is presented as a one-year full-time course at the Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park. Classes will only take place during the daytime and class attendance is compulsory.  English will be the only medium of instruction.

Program Content

The Department of Psychology offers an Honours program which we believe, combines the best practice internationally and nationally, in postgraduate education, within the discipline of Psychology.

The Honours program currently consists of several modules of which the student has to complete five modules during the year.  Please note that the research module is compulsory and includes a research project that students have to complete over the course of the year. Relevant information regarding this module will be communicated to students at the commencement of the first semester. Modules currently being offered include Psychological Assessment, Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Therapeutic Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Research (compulsory).

Programme entry requirements

In order to apply, students should:

  • Have a first degree in Psychology as a major or core component(applicants should have obtained their first degree within the last 10 years of applying)
  • Have obtained a minimum average mark of 70% on all Psychology modules
  • Have taken a research module in their undergraduate studies (Psychology majors will typically have this a core module)

The course is competitive and we can only take 70-80 students per year, so we select the top averages. We only use academic achievement as the only criterion for selection to the Honours programme at the University of Johannesburg. This means, your application may still be declined despite meeting minimum requirements due to space restraints and the competitive nature of the course.


  • Apply online to study this course at UJ (Follow the “Study at UJ Apply” links on main webpage)
  • There is NO departmental form
  • You can ONLY apply for BA Hons or Bsc Hons – NOT BOTH. (Applicants with an undergraduate BA degree need to apply for BA Hons, while students with a Bsc degree need to apply for Bsc Hons)
  • Please do notattach password-protected documents (such documents will be deemed missing)
  • For the application process, please contact the Student Enrolment Centre on 011-559-4555; Student Enrolment Centre Online Chat: https://www.uj.ac.za/Pages/uj-chat.aspx

The program coordinator for this program Ms Thandokazi Maseti. For course content queries, you may contact her via email: psychologyhonours@uj.ac.za. Alternatively, you may contact the psychology admin office at (011) 559 3130

Disclaimer: Should you not follow the UJ application process correctly, we will not be held responsible for incomplete or unprocessed applications.


If you would like to redo some Honours modules, you have the option of taking them for non-degree purposes. Please note the following for NDP applications:

  • You need to already have passed your BA/Bsc Honours in Psychology in order to apply.
  • Your previous degree should not be older than 10 years
  • We do not offer the Research module for non-degree purposes.

To apply, send your full academic transcript and letter of motivation detailing the module(s) you want to redo between 01 July- 30 September to psychologyhonours@uj.ac.za

South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

All international students need to have their qualifications evaluated by SAQA, before applying to the University of Johannesburg for any of the programs on postgraduate level.  Please go to www.saqa.org.za for more information.



If you are interested in the B(Psych) Psychometry Equivalence Program, please note that it resides in the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management.

Contact information: Agnes Maloka

Telephone: 011 559 1346/ Email: agnesma@uj.ac.za

Industrial Psychology and People Management Website: https://www.uj.ac.za/faculties/cbe/Industrial-Psychology-and-People-Management

Please note: Education psychology sits with the Education faculty and Sports psychology is with the faculty of health sciences.