Welcome to the College of Humanities
The College of Humanities, the largest of UKZN's four Colleges, is the home of critical thinking, social commentary and robust intellectual debate. It is aptly referred to as "The Soul of the University."

A complex and strategic College, the Humanities comprises six diverse, yet complimentary Schools which are located across three of UKZN's five campuses: Edgewood - situated in Pinetown; Howard College - situated in Durban; and Pietermaritzburg.

The College of Humanities is committed to the University's vision of advancing African scholarship and actively contributes to the intellectual development of the region and the world through teaching and learning, research, development and community engagement. It represents a significant repository on the continent, playing a critical role in the enhancement and promotion of arts, culture, social sciences and education.

The College boasts 27 vibrant research, teaching and learning units, many of which are internationally recognised.

The College of Humanities offers a wide array of innovative, enterprising degree programmes which are in line with the diversity of professions found in society.  The choice of study programmes enable students to shape their degrees according to their interests and career aspirations.  The learning environment promotes and respects cultural, religious and political values and enhances student potential through participation and creativity.  The College moulds students into well rounded, skilled and professional graduates who are capable of contributing meaningfully to the local and global context.

The six academic Schools in the College are:


Latest News
DIFF announces Hard to Get for its opening night
DIFF announces Hard to Get for its opening night
The opening show at the Durban International Film Festival (July 17 – 27) will be Hard To Get from first-time feature director Mr Zee Ntuli.
UKZN anthropologist gets grant to join UCT project on sexuality an...
UKZN anthropologist gets grant to join UCT project on sexuality an...
Dr Maheshvari Naidu, an anthropologist in the School of Social Sciences, has been awarded a grant and invited to join a collaborative project spearheaded by the African Gender Institute (AGI) at the University of Cape Town, with Professor Jane Bennet as Director.
Analysis of media reports reveals alarming negative assumptions on...
Analysis of media reports reveals alarming negative assumptions on...
A variety of assumptions and underpinning principles that negatively portray youth sexuality in South African newspapers aimed at an adult readership were uncovered in UKZN research.
Latest Events
35th Durban Film Festival
DIFF Opening Night Trailer

Opening Night Trailer
Hard to Get


UKZN: College of Humanities Undergraduates Contact details
undergrad enquiries:
Howard College campus: 031 260 2094/2032
Edgewood campus: 031 260 2610
Pietermaritzburg campus: 033 260 5165/5884
UKZN: College of Humanities Postgraduates Contact details
Postgrad enquiries:
Howard College campus: 031 260 2327
Edgewood campus: 031 260 3263
Pietermaritzburg campus: 033 260 5699
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