University Of Johannesburg Honours In Psychology

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

Duration of Study

The program is presented as a one-year full-time course at the Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park. Classes will only take place during daytime and class attendance is compulsory.  English will be the only medium of instruction.

Program Content

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

The Honours program 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).

Programme entry requirements

  • 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.

Please note the following when applying:

  • Apply online to study this course at UJ (Follow the “Study at UJ Apply” links on main webpage)
  • There is NO departmental form
  • Please note you can only apply for BA Hons or Bsc Hons – NOT BOTH. (Applicants with an undergraduate BA degree need to apply for BA Hons, while students with a Bsc degree need to apply for Bsc Hons)
  • Please do not attach password-protected documents.  
  • For the application process, please contact the Student Enrolment Centre on 011-559-4555; Student Enrolment Centre Online Chat:  

The program coordinator for this program Ms Thando Maseti. For course content queries, you may contact her via email: Alternatively you may contact the psychology admin office on (011) 559 3130

Disclaimer: Should you not follow the UJ application process correctly, we will not be held responsible for incomplete or unprocessed applications.

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



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

Contact information: Agnes Maloka

Telephone: 011 559 1346/ Email:

Industrial Psychology and People Management Website: