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BA/BSc Honours Psychology


Applications OPEN the 01 July 2019 and will CLOSE 27 September 2019 for the 2020 intake – NO late applications will be accepted.



Please note that there have been difficulties with the Departmental Application Form for the Honours Programme and thus is not needed for the 2020 applicants.

Please ensure that you submit all necessary documents, incomplete applications will not be accepted. The onus is on the applicant to ensure all necessary documents are submitted.



The BA/BSc Honours in Psychology programme at the University of Johannesburg is an academic programme that 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 programmes professional 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-time programme presented on 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 combine 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, Adult Development, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Therapeutics, Abnormal Psychology and Capita Selecta (if offered for the year).


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.


In order to apply for the BA/BSc Honours (Psychology), students should have a first degree in Psychology as a major or core component and above average marks (70% and above).  Academic achievement is the only criterion for selection to the Honours programme at the University of Johannesburg. Please note that this is a subminimum requirement, thereafter students will be put through a selection process and chosen based on academic merit and the number of positions available in the programme.


Application Process

All prospective students need to apply to the University of Johannesburg for admission.


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.


PLEASE NOTE: Your application requires you to submit an official transcript. Please ensure that your transcript includes marks from your first semester of third year (for students currently in third year) – without this your application will not be considered. Please note that should you not follow the UJ application process correctly, we will not be held responsible for incomplete or unprocessed applications.

Please contact Student Enrolment Centre should you have any difficulties with your application, details below.


Online Application process:

Student Enrolment Centre: (011) 559-4555.

Student Enrolment Centre Online Chat:

Course Content:

The program coordinator for this program Ms Sarah Uren.  She may be contacted via the details indicated below.

Telephone:                (011) 559-2209


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


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

There are two intakes per year:  January and July.  It is a six months, full-time programme.  In order to apply you must have completed Honours with Psychological Assessment as one of the modules.  After successful completion of the programme you may register with the HPCSA as a psychometrist.


Contact information:

Agnes Maloka

Telephone:                011 559 1346



Industrial Psychology and People Management Website: