UJ Honours

UJ Honours

Full-time students complete their Honours studies over two semesters and part-time students over three. An honours degree demands a fair amount of time and commitment, and you are strongly advised not to be overly ambitious in the number of modules taken per semester (three is the maximum allowed).
​Modules
You will have to pass five Honours modules, each extending over one semester. One of these, Advanced Research Methodology (POL3107), is compulsory.
The other four must be chosen from the following list:
POL02X7          INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION
POL03X7          KEY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
POL04X7          INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
POL05X7          INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT
POL06X7          AREA STUDIES
POL07X7          POLITICAL RISK ANALYSIS
POL08X7          KEY ISSUES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
POL09X7          POLITICS AND GENDER
POL10X7          THOUGHT SYSTEMS & THEORIES IN POLITICS
POL11X7          KEY ISSUES IN SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICS
Please note: Not all modules are necessarily offered each year.
Aside from these options, you may also choose one module from a related discipline with the permission of the departmental chairpersons involved. This will usually be a module in the second major subject in your BA degree, e.g. Development Studies, Journalism or Economics.

The Honours degree at UJ focuses on preparing students for research and postgraduate study in a field of their choice. The learning experience at UJ helps Honours students to deepen their understanding of the subject matter in their respective field. UJ Honours graduates are extremely well versed in their subject matter, have fine-tuned research and critical thinking skills, and are ready for the next phase of their journey.


The Postgraduate School (PGS) provides support to the University of Johannesburg’s Honours students. This is done through the Postgraduate Fund Management (PFM) area. PFM is responsible for communicating the various postgraduate funding options made available at UJ for Honours level of study.


Click here to view the Postgraduate Funding Opportunities PDF document

Honours Bursaries and Scholarships

Please note that all funding opportunities advertised below are prefixed with the closing date for applications/submissions. Please read the relevant opportunity for more details: