MEd in Education in Educational Psychology (Coursework)

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Faculty Website:  Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Educational Psychology
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MEd in Education in Educational Psychology (Coursework)
Programme Code: M5PSEQ

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 240
SAQA: 80390

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 23 June 2024

Campus: Soweto

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Programme Fees


The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with academic and professional practical skills in order to identify, assess and diagnose needs and relevant issues in the domain of Educational Psychology.  The student will be able to design, execute and manage appropriate and ethical educational psychological interventions for individuals, parents, families, groups, educators, schools and communities, including specialized and advanced therapeutic and counselling approaches.  The student will also be equipped with specific skills to address career-related issues and develop life skills programmes for implementation in the school, community and other diverse settings, working in an integrative life planning approach. Students will also be able to counsel, consult, collaborate and build capacity in communities and educational settings, including working preventively. In addition, the student is equipped, in their capacity as a reflective practitioner and action researcher to analyze, evaluate and develop their own professional practice throughout their own life.

Admission Requirements

A prospective student must hold the BEd (Hons) Educational Psychology degree with an average of at least 65% plus either a BEd teaching degree or a PGCE.  Honours in Psychology will be considered, provided the student completes at least three outstanding modules relevant to the Master’s degree on a BEd Honours level. In addition, all prospective candidates will be subject to selection in which field-related experience in psychology, education, training and development are considered.

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