Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas

Bachelor of Education Honours

Qualification code: 90125
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 112504
APS/AS: 60
Maximum time to complete this qualification:  3 years

Admission and re-admission requirements

Qualification admission requirements

Please note:

  • Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.
  • Unisa reserves the right to withdraw any offer for admission to the 2021 academic year should it be found that you do not meet the statutory, college and/or minimum admission requirements for the qualification to which you have been admitted. In such a case, the university will refund any registration fees paid towards the said qualification.

An appropriate four-year professional teaching degree OR an appropriate Bachelor's degree and a recognised professional teaching qualification or (a) four-year professional teaching qualification(s) as well as an Advanced Diploma in a cognate sub-field of Education.

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee of R115 once you've received your student number.

Please note:

  • The application fee is only applicable to students who do not have a formal Unisa student number.
    * Student numbers issued for short learning programmes and the Graduate School of Business Leadership are not formal Unisa student numbers. These students will be issued with a formal Unisa student number.
  • The application fee is a once-off fee.
    * You only need to pay the application fee once when you receive your formal Unisa student number. 
  • Use the student number you receive from Unisa AND the application fee reference number (ie STUDENTNUMBER 5370810030). Visit www.unisa.ac.za/paymentinfo for banking details and payment information.
  • The due date for the application fee is the closing date for the application period. Any application submitted without an application fee will not be processed. Please ensure that you keep a copy of your proof of payment.
  • This application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.

Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa's student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

Unisa will accept applications for admission to the 2021 academic year from 1 September to 15 December 2020 (CTA programmes have an earlier closing date). Additional application dates may be announced if there are still spaces available for the 2021 academic year. 

Please note:

  • You must apply for each new qualification even if you already have a formal Unisa student number. This includes first-time Unisa applicants, Unisa students changing to a new qualification and/or changing the specialisation of their current qualification, and applicants completing an undergraduate qualification who wish to continue with postgraduate studies.
    * Student numbers issued for short learning programmes and the Graduate School of Business Leadership are not formal Unisa student numbers.
  • You may apply for a maximum of two qualifications, ranked in order of preference (although you may only register for one should both of your applications be successful). Please note that no changes may be made after the closing date for applications.
  • Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application. You must accept or decline Unisa's offer within the prescribed period of time.
  • If you accept Unisa's offer for the 2021 academic year, you may only register for the qualification and specialisation for which you received an offer. You may also only register during the relevant registration period.
  • Should you decide not to register for the 2021 academic year for any reason, you will need to re-apply for admission for the 2022 academic year.


Successful applicants should visit the registration website in December 2020 for updated registration information, includes registration dates and 2021 fees: www.unisa.ac.za/register

Curriculum / modules