BEd Hons in Educational Psychology

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Faculty Website:  Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Educational Psychology
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BEd Hons in Educational Psychology
Programme Code: H5EDPQ

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 80366

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 31 October 2023

Campus: Soweto

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 1 Year

Programme Fees


The purpose of this programme is to deliver professionally qualified registered counsellors for the school community. This is done by providing students with comprehensive education and training that equips them to design and implement preventative and developmental programmes and monitor their effectiveness; refer learners, teachers or parents appropriately to health practitioners; act as resource in a school community and promote wellbeing in a social-cultural appropriate manner. The programme focuses on basic counselling skills; educational and psychological assessment and providing learning and career support. In the six months/one-year internship the focus is on developing the understanding of the integrated nature of theory and practice within the schooling context.

Admission Requirements

An average of 65% for the previous degree is required to be allowed into the programme.

In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students who apply for this degree may undergo a selection process. The selection process is based on previous academic achievement, personal skills, the ability to work in a team and the potential to learn the necessary skills to become an effective counsellor. Prospective students could undergo a selection process, including personal interviews and written submissions.

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