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 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:


DHET Accredited Journals and Proceedings 2014
ISI (2014)
IBSS (2014)
DHET List of Approved South African Journals 2014 
DHET List of Approved Conference Proceedings (2014)

Latest News
African Music and Dance students on stage
African Music and Dance students on stage
The music discipline within the School of Arts recently held its final year public exit recitals in which African Music and Dance (AMD) students went on stage at the Howard College Theatre for their final 45-minute solo performances.
College of Humanities welcomes new lecturers
College of Humanities welcomes new lecturers
The College of Humanities welcomed 50 new lecturers who have recently been appointed in the college. Nationally the number of Black African academics within the university system is low and the number of African black professors is even lower.
KZN Philharmonic Orchestra performs for UKZN students
KZN Philharmonic Orchestra performs for UKZN students
Arts and Culture Education discipline students on the Edgewood Campus were recently treated to a two-hour performance by the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.

UKZN: College of Humanities Undergraduates Contact details
undergrad enquiries:
Howard College campus: 031 260 3139/3300
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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