PhD in Educational Psychology
PhD in Learning Support, Guidance and Counselling
As only a selected number of students can be accommodated, a rigorous selection process is followed for these programmes. In addition to the application form, applicants must submit a complete academic record as well as an acceptable research proposal in a theme that falls within the research foci of the Department. Selected students are encouraged to conduct research within one of the broader research projects in the Department, or as part of research projects undertaken by the Centre for the Study of Resilience which resides in the Department.
All students who hold non-South African qualifications, need to submit these to the South African Qualifications Authority (www.saqa.org.za) to be evaluated. The evaluation certificate must accompany the application.
Closing date for applications: 31 August
Medium of presentation (language): English
PhD in Educational Psychology: MEd degree in Educational Psychology.
PhD in Learning Support, Guidance and Counselling: A MEd degree other than in Educational Psychology, or a qualification considered as equivalent by the Dean.
A mark of at least 60% for the master’s dissertation.
Basic requirements and duration of the PhD programme:
Successful completion of a research proposal and presentation in the Department during the first year of registration.
Attendance of research support sessions on four occasions during the first year of registration, usually presented during school holidays.
Preparation and submission of an article to an accredited journal.
Completion of the study within three years after the first year of registration.
Enquiries about the programmes
Enquiries about administration
Prof Ronél Ferreira
' +27-12-420 5504
Ms Bronwynne Swarts
' +27-12-420 5864
Copyright © University of Pretoria 2023. All rights reserved.
COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal
To contact the University during the COVID-19 lockdown, please send an email to [email protected]
Get Social With Us
Download the UP Mobile App