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BA/BSc Honours in Psychology

About the Program: 

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

Duration of Study

The programme is presented as a one-year full-timecourse presented at the Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park. Classes will only be presented during day-time and class attendance is compulsory.  English will be the only medium of instruction.

Programme Content

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

The Honours programme 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 with the commencement of the first semester. Modules currently being offered include Psychological Assessment, Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Therapeutic Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Research (compulsory).


In order to apply, students should have a first degree in Psychology as a major or core component and above average marks (70% and above). 

The course is competitive and we can only take 70-80 students per year, so we take the top averages due to space constraints. 

 Academic achievement is the only criterion for selection to the Honours programme at the University of Johannesburg.

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 programmes on postgraduate level.  Please go to for more information.

The program coordinator for this program Ms Thando Maseti.  

She may be contacted via the details indicated below:


Telephone: (011) 559-3870

Alternatively you can contact the psychology admin office on (011) 559 3130.

Please note that applications into the Honours program are now CLOSED for 2021. We do not take late applications and have limited space to reconsider applicants who do not meet minimum requirements.  We have also reached our maximum number for Honours NDP's. These will open again on 01 July 2021 for 2022 admissions. 

Please do not contact the department once you have applied. Official decision letters will only be sent out after selections have taken place, which is following the closing date.



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

Contact information:

Agnes Maloka

Telephone: 011 559 1346


Industrial Psychology and People Management Website: