Undergraduate Studies

Grade R Diploma in Teaching: Four-year Programme

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This is a four-year programme on NQF-level 6, and it will be offered over semesters. The Diploma in Grade R Teaching will provide a vast number of under and unqualified Grade R practitioners with the opportunity to gain access to higher education qualifications. After successful completion of the Diploma R (Grade R Teaching), graduates who meet the minimum entry requirements may articulate vertically by presenting this qualification for admission to a Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching (BEd Foundation Phase Teaching) exiting on NQF exit level 7. 

Admission Requirement

National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent level National Certificate (Vocational) (NC[V]) with one of the following subjects as Home Language, English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, and IsiZulu

Method of delivery

Blended Distance Learning.

Undergraduate Faculty Booklet 2023

Bachelor in Education (BEd): Four-year Curriculum

Foundation Phase (Grade R-3)
Intermediate Phase (Grade 4-7)
Senior Phase (Grade 7-9) and Further Education and Training Phase (Grade 10-12)

Admission Requirement

AP of 30+ and a minimum achievement of Level 4 (50%) for the language of instruction

Note: Additional admission requirements apply for the following disciplines:
Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, English, Sesotho, Afrikaans and isiZulu.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

PGCE is a professional educator qualification that ‘caps’ a degree qualification.

Admission Requirement

NQF level 7 qualification with a minimum of two school-relevant subjects completed as part of the aforementioned qualification; one at first-year and one at third-year level. All PGCE applications go through a selection process at the Faculty level.

Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate Prospectus 2023

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDiP)

Two years part-time

Admission Requirement

To be admitted to this diploma, a student must be in possession of a relevant qualification on NQF Level 7, and current experience in a teaching and learning environment within higher education.

Bachelor of Education Honours (BEd Hons): Four Areas of Specialisation 

One year Full-time and two years Part-time

Admission Requirement

A selection process is applicable for admission to the BEd Hons programme (minimum of 65% average in preceding Degree OR Advanced Diploma).

Additional Requirements for BEd Hons with Specialisation in Psychology of Education

Admission to this programme requires psychology up to second year level. This degree is not for registration with the HPSCA.

Additional Requirements for BEd Hons with Specialisation in Early Childhood Education

Admission to this programme requires Foundation Phase Teaching qualification.

Master's in Education (MEd): 15 different Education Specialisations (Higher Education Specialisation included)

One year Full-time and two years part-time

Admission Requirement
Admission into this programme is based on selection considering the academic achievement (at least 60% in the previous qualification) and the focus of research.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD): 15 different Education Specialisations (Higher Education Studies Specialisation included)

Two years Full-time and four years part-time

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the PhD programme of study in Education the student must possess an acknowledged qualification at NQF Level 9. 
To be admitted to the PhD programme of study with specialisation in Higher Education Studies, the student must have appropriate experience related to higher education and training.


Faculty of Education
P.O Box 339


T: +27 51 401 9111 (For Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa Campus)



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E: (Senior and FET Phase)



UFS Contact Centre
T: + 27 51 401 9111


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