Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Education Honours

Qualification code: 90125
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 112504
APS/AS: 60
It is a requirement for students who intend on registering for this qualification to be in possession of a completed recognised 4 year Professional Teaching qualification. NB: This qualification will not be recognised by the Department of Higher Education and Training should you NOT be in possession of a 4 year professional teaching qualification. The Honours BEd degree is not a professional teaching qualification. It is strongly advised that students who are working full time consider taking this qualification over two academic years and by registering ICH4801,PSE4801 and CSP4801 in the first year
Purpose statement:
The Bachelor of Education Honours is intended to prepare students for research-based post-graduate study in Education. It serves to consolidate and deepen a student's expertise in Foundations of Education and the use of these understandings in an integrated way to explore a range of educational issues related to their areas of major combinations or stream. The qualification further aims to develop research capacity with special attention to methodology and techniques in education research. The qualifying students will demonstrate a high level of theoretical knowledge in major combinations and the ability to conduct research in a particular discipline.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2021 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester:

  • For the 2021 academic year, you must register for your semester 1 and 2 modules by 12 March 2021. There will be no semester 2 registration period. No exceptions or registration extensions will be permitted.
  • The maximum number of credits that will be allowed is 120 credits.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.