Master of Education in Educational Psychology

The Master of Education (Educational Psychology) programme runs over two years and is comprised of three major facets:


The following modules are offered in 2015, and may be modified in 2016

  • Clinical Procedures
  • Counselling Theory and Practice
  • Research
  • Adjustment/Maladjustment
  • Educational Psychology in the Community

Practical training is provided in conjunction with theoretical input. Students are provided with experience with clients in the Wits Education Clinic and direct practical experience in community work.


During the second year of the course, students are required to work at one of the intern placement sites. Internship placements are an integral part of the Wits training programme and successful completion of an internship is necessary for the award of the degree. Placement is at the discretion of the internship.


A central requirement for the degree is a research report which presents research in an area related to clinical psychology. Students will begin in early February with seminars on research methodology and be given several weeks in which to begin planning appropriate research. Each student will be assigned a supervisor, who will help the student to prepare a research proposal for approval by the Department and by Faculty of Humanities. The student will then conduct the research.

The Health Professions Council of South Africa expects students to complete all the requirements for their degree (including the research report) within 3 years of initial registration.


  • B. Ed Honours (Educational Psychology) degree or Psychology Honours degree
  • Experience in the field of education and/or counselling


Application Closing date (for study in 2016): 31 July 2015

Dates for selection interviews: TBA

Please submit your University Postgraduate Admission Form online at the Student Enrolment Centre ( and your Department Course Application Form to the Department of Psychology. Be sure to enclose official university transcripts and one passport sized photograph with your department application form. These forms can be downloaded on the links below.

In addition to your application, please choose two referees from people acquainted with your academic and/or professional performance. Choose people who have an understanding of the needs of the profession. Ask them to send referees reports to the Department of Psychology or via e-mail to; to arrive before the closing date.

Incomplete or late Department Course Application Forms will not be accepted, nor applications sent to the Faculty.

Applications and referees’ reports should be sent to:

Ms Lauryne Lokothwayo
Department of Psychology
School of Human and Community Development
Private Bag 3
Wits 2050

Mark the envelope “M. Ed (Ed Psych) Application”

Email enquiries to:

Click here  to download the M. Ed. application form

Click here  to download the M. Ed. information booklet

Click here to download the M. Ed. confidential referee report form