College of Humanities

  • First Year Students

    Virtual Orientation Week

    This webpage has information to help you find your way around and to get to know the different people who are here to assist you. So be sure to visit it through out your first year. Let’s start with a bit of information about the College and UKZN.

  • College of Humanities

    Registration Information

    The online registration system has been set up to cater for all aspects of the registration process, including: counselling as required, financial clearance, registration for residence and final academic registration.

    Registration has been structured to cater for three (3) distinct cohorts of students, in a staggered return approach.

  • Get to know the

    College of Humanities

    Watch this short video to learn more about the College of Humanities, "The Home of Critical Thinking, Social Commentary and Robust Intellectual Debate"

    Prof Nhlanhla Mkhize
    Prof Nhlanhla Mkhize

    DVC & Head College

    PA/Secretary:

    Ms Lebohang Sibisi
    SibisiL@ukzn.ac.za
    031 260 2874
    Howard College Campus

    Welcome message from the DVC

    Welcome to the College of Humanities. Our college, the largest at UKZN, comprises six schools namely:

    As Deputy Vice-Chancellor, I am supported by six school Deans as well as a Dean of Teaching and Learning and Research, while  administrative support is provided by the College Director of Professional Services who has the function
    and role of a College Registrar.

    With the increasing number of students passing Grade 12 in South Africa, our College has found itself the desirable destination for many young people who wish to pursue careers that will allow them to contribute positively in their
    lives, communities, the country and the world over.

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    Prof. Nhlanhla Mkhize
    Prof. Nhlanhla Mkhize

    DVC & Head College


    PA/Secretary:

    Ms Lebohang Sibisi
    SibisiL@ukzn.ac.za
    031 260 2874
    Howard College Campus

    Welcome Message from the DVC

    Welcome to the College of Humanities. Our college, the largest at UKZN, comprises six schools namely:

    As Deputy Vice-Chancellor, I am supported by six school Deans as well as a Dean of Teaching and Learning and Research, while  administrative support is provided by the College Director of Professional Services who has the function
    and role of a College Registrar.

    With the increasing number of students passing Grade 12 in South Africa, our College has found itself the desirable destination for many young people who wish to pursue careers that will allow them to contribute positively in their
    lives, communities, the country and the world over.

    The quality of the teaching, learning and research that we provide cannot be doubted. Over the years, our students have gone on to be accepted in graduate programmes in top universities throughout the world. This affirms the dedication
    our staff and students display in all their academic endeavors.

    The College of Humanities continues to conduct strategic research, which ensures global reach and local impact simultaneously. It is not uncommon to have some of our academics conduct research for, in partnership with or with international
    organisations such as agencies of the United Nations, the African Union, European Union, the Wellcome Trust and Irish Aid. Our academics regularly serve on various government boards and special committees founded to inform government
    policy, research and responsiveness to the many societal problems faced in the growing South African democracy.

    The College has two SARChi chairs in poverty studies and more than 60 academics rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

    The Sneddon Theatre in Durban and the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg are also part of the College of Humanities.

    Many people reading this message may have attended College spectaculars such as the Durban International Film Festival, The Time of the Writer, Poetry Africa or the Dance Festival known as Jomba. These festivals are supported by a
    variety of partners, including the eThekwini Municipality.

    The College of Humanities is not only a hub of learning, it is also a place to network, form lifelong partnerships and international bonds.

    The College has expanded its global footprint by engaging in strategic Memorandums of Understanding with Universities on the African continent as well as those in Europe and North America. We are very proud of the doctoral schools
    and supervision cohorts we have set up in Zimbabwe, Mauritius and Swaziland.  These partnerships allow us to address our own challenges while reciprocally offering knowledge from our unique experiences to our global partners.

    This website is designed for current and prospective students and staff members from all corners of the globe to interact with us, receive information, enquire and be exposed to our good work. Each one of the schools within the College
    has a dedicated webpage, which will assist in getting information that is specific to a student’s study interests, research and/or teaching expertise.