College of Humanities

Students

College Handbook

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Undergraduate Information

Humanities at UKZN offers a wide array of innovative, enterprising undergraduate degree programmes which are in line with the diversity of professions found in society. The choice of study programmes enables students to shape their degrees according to their interests and career aspirations.

Degrees programmes in the Humanities, Arts, Development and Social Sciences are offered on UKZN’s Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses; however, not all programmes and/or subjects are offered on both campuses. Education is offered on UKZN’s Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

Those interested in the Humanities, Arts, Development and Social Sciences will find many stimulating subjects which can be pursued as majors or as supplementary courses towards Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science degrees. These qualifications mould students into well-rounded, skilled and professional graduates who are capable of contributing meaningfully to the local and global context. They also form a useful background for postgraduate study in one of the many specialised study areas on offer.

In addition to pursuing a general BA or BSoc Sc degree, students also have the option of studying a more focused or structured degree which has a set selection of modules. These degrees can lead to professional status – sometimes upon graduation with the degree itself, or more often, by providing access to postgraduate study which leads to professional qualification.

Name Designation Email Telephone Campus 
Nontuthuzelo MajuqulanaUndergraduate Admissions Officermajuqulanan@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2610Edgewood
Nancy WinfredUndergraduate Admissions Officerwinfredn1@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2094Howard
Joanne MickleburghUndergraduate Admissions Officermickleburghj@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2032Howard
Natasha NaidooUndergraduate Admissions Officernaidoona@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6245Pietermaritzburg Campus (Education)
Rogan JosephUndergraduate Admissions Officerjosephr@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5248Pietermaritzburg Campus (Education)

Postgraduate Information

The College of Humanities offers a diverse array of Honours, Masters and Doctoral qualifications.  They are designed to ensure postgraduate students are fully prepared for careers in professional and academic paths, equipped for leadership in policy and decision-making, and are competent to contribute to building a vibrant “knowledge economy” in post-apartheid South Africa and beyond.

Postgraduate Diplomas
Admission requirements for a postgraduate diploma include a Bachelor’s Degree or a professional qualification, practical experience or other qualification acceptable to Senate.
List of Postgrad Diplomas

Honours Degrees
A minimum of 55% average across all modules of the major at level three is required for application to an honours degree.  Many disciplines have limited capacity and practice a competitive selection through which places are allocated on the basis of high academic achievement as well as considerations of equity.  Some disciplines may require a portfolio of work.
List of Honours Degrees

Masters Degrees
A minimum of 60% average across all modules of the honours degree is required for application to a masters degree.  Many disciplines have limited capacity and practice a competitive selection through which places are allocated on the basis of high academic achievement as well as considerations of equity. Some disciplines may require a portfolio of work.
List of Masters Degrees

Doctoral Degrees
A minimum of 60% average for a relevant masters degree is required for application to a doctoral degree. Many disciplines have limited capacity and practice a competitive selection through which places are allocated on the basis of high academic achievement as well as considerations of equity. Some disciplines may require a portfolio of work.

NameDesignationEmailTelephoneCampus
Melodious Sazise NdlovuPostgraduate Officerndlovums@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3263Edgewood Campus (Education)
Thuli BekwaPostgraduate Officerbekwat@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2327Howard College Campus
Siphiwe MngwengwePostgraduate Assistant Officermngwengwe@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6467Pietermaritzburg Campus