Educational Psychology
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Department of Educational Psychology​​​

​Research Focus:

The resear​ch focus of the Department of Educational Psychology is aimed at the educational psychological development of human potential in schools and communities. The ultimate aim is to develop and implement appropriate inclusive school- and community-based educational psychological programmes as well as specialised programmes. This will provide opportunities for optimal development and self-actualisation.

Important HPCSA notice: Psychology internship programmes to be linked with academic training

The Professional Board for Psychology resolved that all internship programmes in Psychology must be linked with the accredited master's programme academic training. This announcement was made at the end of 2023, and although various role players in higher education are still deliberating certain implications, universities have already been instructed to implement this requirement in January 2025. As a department, we await further guidance from strategic role players, after which we shall convey possible action plans to our students.​

The main implication of this decision is that graduation will depend on completing both the internship and degree components. 

Please note that this requirement will apply to all students enrolled from 2025 onwards.

​​BEdHons (Educational Support)* ​Educational Psychology
​30 June 2024
​​31 July 2024
MEd (Educational Support)
    Research option
    Structured option
​​Educational Psychology

30 Sept 2024
​30 June 2025

​30 Sept 2024
​30 June 2025
MEd (Psych)
​Educational Psychology​30 June 2024
​30 June 2024
PhD (Educational Psychology)
​Educational Psychology​30 Nov 2024​

​30 Nov 2024​

PhD (Educational Support)
​​Educational Psychology
​30 Nov 2024
​30 Nov 2024

​Financial support:

Visit this link for more information about bursaries.

​How do I become an educational psychologist?


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