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Education, B.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a four-year, full-time internationally recognised qualification, offering specialisation in early childhood development, and primary and secondary school specialisations.



The Wits School of Education offers high-quality teaching and research through thoughtfully developed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as access to engaging seminars facilitated by well known academics in education, teaching, and learning.You can choose from three BEd degrees:
  • Foundation Phase Teaching: Grades R-3
  • Intermediate Phase Teaching: Grades 4-7
  • Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching: Grades 8-12
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg qualifies you to teach in any school in South Africa, and to register with the South African Council of Educators (SACE). A BEd from Wits provides career options in teaching or educational research.

If you want to qualify as a teacher at the secondary (high) school level, you  may choose a first degree programme (such as a BA, BSc, or BCom), followed by a one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Career Opportunities

  • Community education officer
  • Education administrator
  • Further education lecturer
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Special educational needs teacher
  • Youth worker

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


While certain courses are compulsory for all BEd students, you can take other courses that prepare you to teach particular phases and teach subjects effectively to different age groups. All students undertake regular practical teaching experience during their studies.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

APS 36+English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

  • Wait-listing
Applicants with an entry requirement of at least 31-35 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.
  • Additional Selection Criteria
Preference is given to students with higher English results. Due to limited space, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to place availability, academic results, and other entry requirements, where applicable.
  • International Qualifications
English Language (O Level: A-C | A Level: A-E | AS Level: A-D)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2559 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2559 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2559 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2559 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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R 37080

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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