General Information
• Introduction                       1
• A Choice of Campuses               3
• Entrance Requirements              7
• Entrance Procedures               10
• Residence and Subsistence Costs 13
• Services and Facilities           14 Published by Student Academic Affairs,
• International Applicants          19       University of KwaZulu-Natal

Postgraduate Qualification Listings            Visit UKZN’s website at:
• College of Agriculture,           26   
   Engineering and Science
• College of Health Sciences        30
• College of Humanities             34
   (Including Education)
• College of Law and                39
   Management Studies

            All information in this Prospectus was correct at the date of publication, July 2015.

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     Doctoral candidates at graduation.

      he University of KwaZulu-Natal was formed             UKZN’s vision is to be the ‘Premier University
      on 1 January 2004 as a result of a merger        of African Scholarship’. It strives to reflect the
      between the former Universities of Durban-       society in which it is situated, not only in terms
Westville and Natal. The new institution brings        of race, gender and class, but in how it structures
together the academic expertise and research           its values and priorities and how it responds,
capacity of two major regional universities            through its research, to social needs. KwaZulu-
and is at the forefront of higher educational          Natal provides fertile soil for researchers and
transformation in South Africa.                        the University’s mission commits the institution
    The University is home to the region’s             to critical engagement with its society and
leading academics and has an impressive                encourages practical research that will lead
number of internationally acclaimed scientists         to socio-economic upliftment of communities.
and researchers among its staff, as rated by the       This outcomes-driven approach has led to the
National Research Foundation. The full spectrum        establishment of inter-disciplinary ‘centres of
of research is supported, from curiosity-driven        excellence’ devoted to particular projects and
to application-based and participatory action          often involving collaboration with institutions
research with community partners. Research is          from around the world.
conducted by, and in association with, members              Research and postgraduate training
of the academic staff, associated research units,      programmes are directed in the following
industry, business, government, local communities      research focus areas, which have been
and international institutions and agencies.           identified on the basis of institutional proven

                                    The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Cheryl Potgieter, and staff of the
                                    College of Humanities wore traditional dress at graduation.

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Understanding Child Soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Impact of Violence and
Trauma on their Psychosocial Development was the focus of research conducted by Mr Mnikeni Phakathi,
who graduated with a Masters in Social Sciences degree from the College of Humanities.

strengths and strategic objectives: Agriculture               The University provides a vibrant
and Food Security; Biotechnology; Energy                 environment for basic and applied research, and
and Technology for Sustainable Development;              offering internationally recognised postgraduate
Gender, Race and Identity; HIV/Aids, TB and              research degrees in all disciplines.
Health promotion; Indigenous African Knowledge                Research innovation is a cornerstone of the
Systems; Maritime Studies; Social Development            new University and as an institution of higher
and Economic Studies; Water Environment and              learning, research excellence is recognised and
Biodiversity.                                            supported as part of its essential identity. The
     The University has formal and informal ties, as     University is committed to growing its existing
well as having established exchange programmes           research capacity further and leading the bid to
with more than 260 leading universities around           bring South African and African scholarship to the
the world. At present, 20% of the total student          attention of the international community. At the
registrations are in postgraduate studies. The           same time, we recognise that excellence in research
Research Office, headed by the Deputy Vice-              and knowledge production should lead to practical
Chancellor Research, is responsible for the              interventions in national development strategies,
management and nurturing of knowledge                    and should be directed to the upliftment of poor
production      and      dissemination,    through       and under-developed communities.
partnerships, and places strong emphasis on                   Postgraduate students at the University have
collaborative research. The Division also assists        the opportunity to contribute towards these
staff and postgraduate students with grant               interventions. The University’s strategic priorities
applications, contracts, intellectual property           are informed by both national and international
rights and related administrative matters, as both       needs and opportunities and provide considerable
a return as well as a return capacity development.       scope for cutting-edge research.
     Senior academics take pride in the mentorship            “Research innovation is the cornerstone
provided to graduate students, encouraging               of the University and as an institute of higher
them to develop their skills in critical appraisal       learning, research excellence is recognised and
and independent thought.                                 supported as part of its essential identity.”

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A Choice of
The University of KwaZulu-
Natal offers prospective
students the choice of five
campuses, each with its
own distinctive character.

Edgewood Campus
The former Edgewood College of Education
was incorporated in 2001 and the Edgewood
Campus in Pinetown is now the University’s
primary site for teacher education. With easy
access to the N3 highway and approximately
20 minutes’ drive from Durban, the Campus
offers sophisticated and attractive facilities
to a growing number of education students.
Initial and in-service teacher education, higher
degrees in a wide range of specialisms as well
as research and consultancy are offered. Staff
members are engaged with policy-making
in education in South Africa and contribute
to the international profile of the University
through participation in international
conferences, teaching international students,
hosting international visitors and publishing in
international books and journals.

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Howard College Campus                              research groups working on similar projects in
(Durban)                                           South Africa and other countries.
Durban is a vibrant coastal city renowned for
                                                   Pietermaritzburg Campus
its beaches and coastal resorts. The city is a
major South African port. The magnificent          Pietermaritzburg is located in the centre of the
game reserves and estuaries of Maputaland,         KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, close to numerous
north of Durban, are a favourite getaway           nature reserves and parks, an hour’s drive from
for staff and students alike. Opened in 1931,      Durban and two hours from the Drakensberg.
following a generous donation by Mr T.B. Davis     The city has a rich architectural heritage, with
whose son Howard Davis was killed during the       fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian
Battle of Somme in World War I, the Howard         buildings. The city is the birthplace of the
College Campus is situated on the Berea            former University of Natal and its forerunner,
and offers spectacular views of the Durban         the Natal University College, which opened its
harbour. The Campus is situated in a successful    doors to 57 students in 1910. Two years later,
environmental conservancy and the lush             Old Main Building was completed and the hub
gardens reflect a commitment to indigenous         of the present-day Pietermaritzburg Campus
flora and fauna. Howard College currently          was established. The Campus offers a range of
offers a range of postgraduate qualifications      innovative academic programmes, successful
in Engineering, Law, Nursing and Humanities        in responding to local and provincial needs in
(including Music, Social Work, Housing and         the broad areas of Science and Agriculture,
Architecture).                                     Education, Law, Human and Management
                                                   Sciences. The disciplines of Agriculture,
Nelson R Mandela School of                         Theology and Fine Art are unique to the
Medicine (Durban)                                  Pietermaritzburg Campus.
The Medical School was founded in 1950 as
a ‘black faculty’ in a ‘white institution’. The    Westville Campus (Durban)
School has been synonymous with the struggle       Westville Campus is located within an
for democracy and racial equality. On its 50th     environmental conservancy about eight
anniversary in 2000, the School received the       kilometres from the CBD of Durban and
finest birthday present it could have wished       Pinetown. The Campus combines state of
for – the agreement of former President and        the art infrastructure with beautiful natural
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela,          surroundings. The Hindu temple and Islamic
to link his name to the School. It is training a   place of worship reflect its rich multicultural
generation of clinical researchers, enhancing      history. It is the official address of the University
the clinical research infrastructure in KwaZulu-   of KwaZulu-Natal, housing the Vice-Chancellor’s
Natal, and fostering collaborations between        office, the offices of Executive members and

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University-wide administrative divisions.                  Leaders in Curriculum
 The Campus currently offers postgraduate                  Development
programmes      in   Science,      Engineering,            The University of KwaZulu-Natal has taken
Management and Health Sciences.                            a leading role in curriculum development
                                                           in recognition of worldwide trends and the
International Recognition                                  restructuring of the entire South African
The University has a world-wide reputation for             educational system towards a more ‘outcome-
academic excellence in teaching and research               based’ approach. Many of the challenges faced
and all degrees awarded are internationally                in professional life cannot be solved by a single
recognised. The University has formal links,               discipline. The University of KwaZulu-Natal has
exchange programmes and collaborative                      therefore redesigned its curricula to include
teaching and research programmes with many                 a large element of inter-disciplinary work. In
universities around the globe. A large number of           this way, students are exposed to a range of
agreements and Memoranda of Understanding                  disciplines, thus widening their choice of career
have been signed with various institutions in              options, and enhancing their understanding of
Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA.                          the society in which they will live and work.

 PhD student Ms Lorika Beukes presented aspects of her PhD research at the American Society for Microbiology’s 4th
 Annual Conference in Washington DC on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens.

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    Edgewood Campus

    Private Bag X03
    Ashwood, 3605
    Tel:    +27 (0)31 260 3414/2933

    Howard College Campus

    King George V Avenue
    Durban, 4041                           MSc graduate, Mr Drew van der Riet, and supervisor,
                                           Prof. Riaan Stopforth, won accolades for van der Riet’s
    Tel:   +27 (0)31 260 2238/7757/2212
                                           robotic prosthetic hand design during the student’s
    Email:            Master’s degree studies at the University.

    Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine

    Private Bag 7
    Congella, Durban, 4013
    Tel:    +27 (0)31 260 4248/4377

    Pietermaritzburg Campus

    Private Bag X01
    Scottsville, 3209
    Tel:    +27 (0)33 260 5212/5214/5022

    Westville Campus

    Private Bag X54001
    Durban, 4000
    Tel:    +27 (0)31 260 7877/2011/3417   Ms Barbara Tyrrell recently celebrated her 103rd
    Email:            birthday. Barbara embarked on the collection and
                                           recording of African costume in 1944. Her close friend, Dr
                                           Killie Campbell, commissioned her to document African
                                           costumes that were no longer available. As an artist,
                                           Tyrrell contributed to South African art, especially in
                                           preserving Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) through
                                           her recording and writing on all the southern African
                                           cultures. Her collection is preserved in the Killie Campbell
                                           museum, administered by UKZN.

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Entrance Requirements
Postgraduate Diplomas (NQF 8)                   Rule GR7
Requirements                                    a) Graduates of any other recognised
•   An appropriate Bachelor’s degree; OR           university (whether in the Republic of
•   Admission to the status of that degree in      South Africa or elsewhere) may, for the
    terms of Rule GR7 (a); OR                      purpose of proceeding to a postgraduate
•   Attained a level of competence as defined      qualification of the University, be
    by Rule GR7 (b);                               admitted by the Senate to a status in the
•   A School/College may prescribe further
                                                   University equivalent to that which they
    criteria for admission to study. Consult
                                                   possess in their own university by virtue
    College Handbooks on;
                                                   of any degree held by them.
•   Some Schools/Colleges may accept an
                                                b) An applicant who has graduated from
    Advanced Diploma for entry into a
                                                   another tertiary institution or who has
    Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF (Higher
                                                   in any other manner attained a level of
    Education Qualification Framework)
                                                   competence which, in the opinion of the
    requirements are met.
                                                   Senate, is adequate for the purpose of
                                                   postgraduate studies or research, may be
                                                   admitted as a student of the University.
A minimum of at least two consecutive
semesters. Except with permission of Senate,
all modules shall be completed at the

The curriculum will contain advanced
reflection, practice and research methods in
the area of specialisation and may include a
sustained research project in accordance with
College rules approved by Senate.

                                                 UKZN Golden Key President, Ms Nerissa Naidoo, will
                                                 spend six months conducting part of her doctoral
                                                 research at Ghent University in Belgium after
                                                 receiving the prestigious INSPIRE Mobility Scholarship
                                                 funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme.

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Bachelor of Honours Degrees                            the modules that shall account for a minimum of
(NQF 8)                                                25% of the credits for the degree.

Requirements                                           Masters by Coursework and
•   An appropriate Bachelor’s degree; OR               Masters by Research (NQF9)
•   Admission to the status of that degree in
    terms of Rule GR7 (a); OR                          Requirements
•   Attained a level of competence as defined          •   A relevant prerequisite degree; OR
    by Rule GR7 (b);                                   •   Admission to the status of that degree in
•   A School/College may prescribe further                 terms of Rule GR7 (a); OR
    criteria for admission to study. Consult           •   Attained a level of competence as defined
    College Handbooks on                   by rule GR7 (b);
                                                       •   A School/College may prescribe further
Duration                                                   criteria for admission to study. Consult
A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters.           College Handbooks on
Except with permission of Senate, all modules
shall be completed at the University.                  Duration
Curriculum                                             • A minimum of two consecutive semesters
The curriculum for the Honours degree shall              (full-time) or four consecutive semesters (part-
include a prescribed research project as one of          time) before the degree may be conferred;

Medical Biochemistry Honours: Mr Naeem Sheik-Abdul topped the class graduating summa cum laude. His
success was closely followed by cum laude graduates Ms Nikita Devnarain, Ms Terisha Ghazi, Ms Melissa
Govender and Ms Danielle Moodley.

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•   With permission and in terms of College
    regulations, periods of attendance at
    graduate level at another institution or in
    another College may be accepted (consult
    with relevant School).

A minimum of two consecutive semesters before
the degree may be conferred.

                                                        Dr Sandile Ngcobo receiving his PhD hood from
Candidates shall complete all modules, of which         Acting Registrar, Mr Baatile Poo, at a graduation
one will be a dissertation on a research topic to       ceremony in April 2015.
be approved by Senate. The dissertation module
will normally comprise 33-50% of the credit
value of the degree.
                                                    •     A School/College may prescribe further
Research                                                  criteria for admission to study. Consult
Candidates shall be required to pursue an                 College Handbooks on
appropriate programme of research on a                    under ‘Student Portal’.
subject falling within the scope of the studies
presented at the University. Students must also     Duration
adhere to other possible conditions prescribed      A minimum of four consecutive semesters
by Colleges/Schools.                                before the degree may be conferred.

Doctor of Philosophy or                             Curriculum
                                                    Students will be required to pursue an approved
Supervised Doctoral Degrees
                                                    programme of research on a subject falling
by Research (NQF 10)
                                                    within the scope of studies at the University. Such
Requirements                                        a programme shall make a distinct contribution
•   A relevant prerequisite degree; OR              to the knowledge or understanding of the subject
•   Admission to the status of that degree in       and afford evidence of originality shown either
    terms of Rule GR7 (a); OR                       by the discovery of new facts and by the exercise
•   Attained a level of competence as defined       of independent critical power. Students must also
    by rule GR7 (b);                                adhere to other possible conditions prescribed by

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Entrance Procedures
 Selection Procedure                                  Returning Students
 The selection of students for postgraduate study     •   Students currently registered at UKZN and
 is at the discretion of the Academic Leaders in          wanting to apply for Postgraduate Diploma
 Schools, who will require a particular standard of       or Honours programmes must use the
 previous attainment. An applicant may contact            returning student application for admission
 the School concerned for more information.               to Graduate studies form. This form is
                                                          available at the General Enquiries Offices
 Application Procedure: Local                             on campus as well as on the UKZN web
 and International                               under ‘Apply to UKZN’,
 While actual selection is carried out by Schools,        Application Procedures;
 administrative application is a vital part of the    •   Current students wanting to apply to
 procedure that must be followed:                         Masters and PhD programmes must
                                                          complete the UKZN ‘Application for
 New Applicants                                           Postgraduate Admission’ form. This form is
 •   All applicants for postgraduate study must           available at the General Enquiries Offices
     complete a University of KwaZulu-Natal               on campus as well as on the UKZN web
     ‘Application for Postgraduate Admission’ form; under ‘Apply to UKZN’;
 •   Application forms are available from the         •   No application fee is payable if there has
     General Enquiry Offices on campuses or on            been no break in studies. Applicants who
     the UKZN web at under                 have been out of the system for a full
     ‘Apply to UKZN’, Application Procedures;             academic year or more will be required to
 •   An application fee must be paid to UKZN on           pay a new application fee;
     submission of the application or at the bank     •   Please provide your student number on the
     (see detail on the next page);                       application;
 •   Mail the form to the address provided on         •   Submit the forms at the General Enquiries
     the cover of the form or scan as a single            Office on your campus OR mail to the
     document to;                    address provided on the cover of the
 •   Once the application is processed, a candidate       application form OR scan as a single
     will be issued with a student number and the         document to;
     application will be forwarded to the relevant    •   Once the application is processed, it will
     School for consideration,                            be forwarded to the relevant School for
 •   These steps will enable you to proceed with          consideration.
     registration if offered a place.
      UKZN is currently developing an online application system for postgraduate and
      international applicants. More information on the availability of this facility will be
      provided on the UKZN web later in the year.

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Closing dates                                    Tuition Fees Payable
Postgrad Diploma/Certificate and Honours:
                                                 Postgraduate Diplomas, Honours
Semester 1                 30 September
                                                 and Coursework Masters
Semester 2                 30 April
                                                 •   For fee structures, refer to www.ukzn.
Masters (Coursework):
                                            and from ‘Student Portal’, select
Semester 1                 31 October
                                                     the 2015 Frees Booklet. Note that fees
Semester 2                 30 April
Masters (Research) and                               quoted were for 2015. Please allow for an
Doctoral studies:          No closing date.
                                                     increase of at least 5-10% for 2016.

Application Fees                                 The fees for postgraduate courses fluctuate
A non-refundable application fee is payable on   depending on the qualification, the academic
submission of the application form.              year, and whether the qualification is taken on
•   SA applicants on-time                R175
                                                 a full-time or part-time basis. A few examples
•   SA applicants late                   R400
•   SADC and Africa                      R470    are given below to explain the structure:
•   Countries outside Africa             $146
No late international applications accepted.     South African students
                                                 Postgraduate Diploma in Education:
Application Fee Account Details:                 1 year full-time   –         R19 213 p.a.
South African Applicants                         2 years part-time –          R 9 161 p.a.
Name of account: UKZN Main
Bank:            Standard Bank                   Students from SADC and other African
Type of account: Business Current Account        countries
Account number: 05 308 0998
Branch:          Westville                       These students pay the same fees as South
Branch code:     045426                          African students but will pay an additional levy
Reference:       F001 11402 with                 of R1 368 per semester (R2 736 per annum.)
                 applicant’s full name
International Applicants                         Students from countries outside SADC
Name of account: UKZN Foreign Deposit            and Africa
Bank:            Standard Bank                   All students enrolling for Postgraduate
Type of account: Business Current Account        Diplomas, Honours or Coursework Masters
Account number: 05 308 2826                      degrees will pay a tuition fee in US$ of:
Branch:          Westville
                                                 i. Full-time (one year): US$11 227 per annum.
Branch code:     045426
Reference:       F001 11402 with applicant’s     ii. Part-time (two or more years): US$ 5 613
                 full name                           per annum.
Swift code:      SBZAZAJJ (for international)    These fees are inclusive of the international levy.
Please provide your full name on the
deposit slip and submit proof of payment
on submission of your application.

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Full-time Research Masters and                       taking one or more modules for non-degree
Doctoral Studies                                     purposes will be US$ 1 655 per 16 credit module
No tuition fee is charged for full-time masters      per semester, inclusive of the international levy.
and doctoral studies by research. Full-time
international students will be required to pay an    International affiliates
international levy of R1 368 per semester only.      Visiting international students (other than post-
                                                     doctoral students) who are not registering for
Students are eligible for this remission of          any modules but wish to be affiliated to the
tuition fees if studies are completed in the         University of KwaZulu-Natal while pursuing
minimum prescribed period of study (PhD three        their own research, or are here in any other
years and Masters one-year).                         capacity, will pay US$ 289 per month (minimum
                                                     fee charged) or maximum of US$ 1 732 per
Students unable to complete within the               semester. No application fee is payable.
minimum period will be charged as per the
schedule below.                                       International students have to pay all tuition
                                                      and residence fees that are due to the
                                                      University in advance prior to registration
Study abroad students                                 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
The tuition fee for any international students

     Continuing Fees Schedule (Research Students)
                Doctorate                     Masters                        Fees
     Group 1    Human Sciences, Law,          Accountancy, Art,              R8 500 per year or
                Management Studies,           Commerce, education, Fine      R4 860 per semester
                Nursing, Social Science       Arts, Information Studies,
                                              Law, Music, Nursing,
                                              Social Science, Theology,
                                              Psychology and Social Work
     Group 2    Agriculture, Architecture,    Agriculture, Architecture,  R9 913 per year or
                Geography, Engineering,       Construction Mngt, Dev      R4 960 per semester
                Medicine, Science, Dev        Studies, Engineering,
                Studies, Health Sciences.     Geography, Land Surveying,
                                              Science, Urban and regional
                                              Planning, Health Sciences.

      Please note that the fees listed on pages 12-13, cover tuition fees only. Provision must
      be made for all other necessary expenses such as accommodation, food, transport and
      subsistence (see next page). From the fees listed, students should take into account only
      those costs that are relevant to their studies at the University.

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Residence and Subsistence Costs
(Local and international)
University Residences During                        South African Rands per annum. The cost to the
Academic Term                                       student in the currency of origin shall vary from
Accommodation fees             R25 892              time to time, based on the prevailing exchange
Cost of meals 		               R23 980              rate of the South African Rand.
Total cost 		                  R49 872p.a
                                                    Other Specific Expenses
On-campus Vacation                                  (International Students Only)
Accommodation                                       Medical subscription:
Accommodation excl. meals      R25 892                Momentum                  R4 188 per annum
Cost of meals		                R23 980                Comp Care Wellness        R3 900 per annum
Total cost 		                  R49 872 p.a            Study permit new applications:
                                                                           R1 755 per application
Provision for Additional Expenses
Students must take into account a range              For more information on fees payable, contact:
of expenses that they may have to meet,              Tel: +27 (0) 31 260 7111 or
depending on their particular course of study.       Email the relevant address:
These may include:                                   Edgewood  
• Orientation Week;                                  Howard College
• Text materials (issued by the University);         Medical School
• Field trips;                                       Pietermaritzburg
• Books, stationery and equipment;                   Westville 
• Transport (off-campus);
• Sports clubs and societies (optional);            Banking Details for Tuition
• Pocket money.                                     and Residence Fees
As a guideline, a total amount of R30 240 (South    UKZN does not accept cash on campus. Tuition
African Rand) should be allowed for a full year’s   fees must be paid into the following bank
study to cover the above. Fees quoted are in        accounts:

South African Students                              International Students (Including
Bank:		             Standard Bank                   SADC Students)
Name of account:    UKZN Student Deposit            Bank: 		            Standard Bank
Type of account:    Business Current Account        Name of account:    UKZN Foreign Deposit
Account number:     05 308 1072                     Type of account:    Business Current Account
                                                    Account number:     05 308 2826
Branch: 		          Westville
                                                    Branch: 		          Westville
Branch code:        045426
                                                    Swift code:         SBZAZAJJ
Reference:          UKZN student number             Reference:          UKZN student number

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Services and Facilities
Accommodation                                     South African citizens). Full-time Masters and
Limited self-catering single room residence       Doctoral students may be eligible for Graduate
accommodation is available on campuses.           Scholarships, which cover 80% of the South
Space is limited, and you are advised to          African tuition fees. Application forms for
make application as early as possible. Many       external scholarships (such as those awarded
postgraduate students prefer to stay off-campus   by the National Research Foundation (NRF))
in privately rented student digs or apartments.   are available from the Student Funding Centre.
For further information on residence and off-     For further information, visit the website
campus accommodation, please consult the, or contact:
website or contact:
                                                  Edgewood            Tel: +27 (0)31 260 3603
Edgewood                                          Howard College      Tel: +27 (0)31 260 2231
Tel:       +27 (0)31 260 3611                     Medical School      Tel: +27 (0)31 260 4359
Fax:       +27 (0)31 260 3426                     Pietermaritzburg    Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5915
Email:                      Westville		         Tel: +27 (0)33 260 8044

Howard College and Medical School                 Campus Health Clinics
Tel:       +27 (0)31 260 2183                     Primary healthcare clinics on each campus are
Fax:       +27 (0)31 260 3426                     staffed by fully trained nurses (with referrals
Email:                      to doctors). Services include assessment and
                                                  treatment of health problems, assessment
Pietermaritzburg                                  and referral of drug and alcohol-related
Tel:       +27 (0)33 260 6226                     problems, reproductive health counselling
Fax:       +27 (0)33 260 5799                     and contraception, treatment of sexually
Email:                      transmitted diseases, free HIV/AIDS testing and
                                                  pre- and post-test counselling. Free transport
Westville                                         to hospitals in case of medical emergencies
Tel:       +27 (0)31 200 7901                     is provided to students by Medical Rescue
Fax:       +27 (0)31 260 7113                     International (MRI).
                                                  Edgewood            Tel: +27 (0)31 260 3252
Financial Support                                 Howard College      Tel: +27 (0)31 260 3285
The University’s Student Funding Centre           Medical School      Tel: +27 (0)31 260 4506
(SFC) administers various postgraduate            Pietermaritzburg    Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5208
scholarships and bursaries (and loans for         Westville           Tel: +27 (0)31 260 7302

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Student Counselling Centres                           Computer Facilities
The student counselling and development               The Information and Communication Technology
centres cater for the educational and personal        Division provides students with free access to
needs of students:                                    the Internet and email. PC LANS are accessible
• Career and personal counselling (Careers            24 hours a day, with facilities for scanning and
    library);                                         printing. Appropriate software packages are
• Trauma and crisis counselling;                      provided on the LANS.
• AIDS prevention programmes;
• Study skills, life and diversity awareness;         Security
• Counselling for residence students;                 Residences and Campus perimeter entrances
• Professional computerised testing                   have pedestrian/visitor access control. Risk
    for career assessment on interest,                Management Services (RMS) offer:
    personality, career development,                  • Fire protection and detection;
    aptitude; and                                     • Occupation, Health and Safety;
• Internships in Counselling and Educational          • Trained security guards;
    Psychology.                                       • Campus crime info line;
                                                      • Student identity cards;
Edgewood             Tel: +27 (0)31 260 3665          • Vehicle parking discs;
Howard College       Tel: +27 (0)31 260 2668          • Immediate attention at accidents;
Medical School       Tel: +27 (0)31 260 4595          • Assistance in obtaining medical help; and
Pietermaritzburg     Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5233          • Counselling and other support after hours.
Westville            Tel: +27 (0)31 260 7087
                                                      Edgewood            Tel: +27 (0)31 260 3493
Students with Disabilities                            Howard College      Tel: +27 (0)31 260 2540/3777
The University is sensitive to the needs of           Medical School      Tel: +27 (0)31 260 4024
students with disabilities. Disability offices have   Pietermaritzburg    Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5211
been established with Disability Coordinators         Westville		         Tel: +27 (0)31 260 7265
who are responsible for developing and
facilitating a wide range of support services to       Mabel Palmer Residence, Howard College Campus.
assist students:

Howard College Tel: +27 (0)31 260 3070
Pietermaritzburg Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5213
                 Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5233
Westville        Tel: +27 (0)31 260 7706
                 Tel: +27 (0)31 260 7888

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 The five campuses of the University of KwaZulu-
 Natal have excellent library collections.
 Qualified subject librarians provide general
 reference and instructional services to students,
 staff and the wider community. The libraries
 are fully computerised and operate in a
 networked environment that provides access to
 computerised catalogues and a range of local,
 national and international databases.

 Campus             Library                                   Specialisation
 Edgewood           The ES Edminson Library                   Education
 Howard College     The EG Malherbe Library                   Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering
                    The GMJ Sweeney Library                   Law
                    The Eleanor Bonnar Library                Music
                    The Barrie Biermann Library               Architecture
 Medical School     The Medical Library                       Health Sciences
                    The Victor Daitz Information Gateway A virtual library specialising in HIV/AIDS
 Pietermaritzburg   The Cecil Renaud Library                  Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce and
                                                              Management and the Sciences.
                    The Law Library                           Law
                    Life Sciences Library                     Biological Sciences: houses important research
                                                              collections for natural sciences.
                    Collections of periodicals in the Schools Natural Sciences.
                    of Physics and Chemistry
                    The Alan Paton Centre and Struggle Information on resistance to apartheid in KZN
                    Archives                                  Midlands. Collection of works and papers
                                                              pertaining to the Liberal Party and other political
                    The University Archives                   Material on the University’s history and
                                                              achievements of staff and students.
                    CATNIP network                            Includes the holdings of 26 libraries in the
                                                              Pietermaritzburg region in the UKZN Library
                                                              Catalogue. Members include the Natal Society Library,
                                                              Natal Museum, Cedara Agricultural Institute, and
                                                              members of the Theological Cluster.
 Westville          The Main Library                          Located at Dental hospital. It holds a large volume
                    The Joe Ryan Library                      of books, journals and audiovisual materials and
                                                              provides access to electronic resources (bibliographic
                                                              and full-text databases) as well as links to academic
                                                              and other resources on the Internet.

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted a banquet in honour of the Cricket Club’s exceptional performance in the
Castle Challenge League. The Cricket Club are the Castle Challenge League 50-over Champions and the Castle
Challenge League 20/20 Champions and they remained unbeaten throughout the 2014/2015 season in both formats.

Sports and Recreation                                   from beginner through to national level. Some
Sport is an important part of University life           of the major sporting activities offered at the
and the University caters for everyone – from           Edgewood Campus include basketball, football,
recreationally minded through to highly-                netball and karate. The following sports and
competitive participants. The Edgewood,                 activities are presently offered at the Howard
Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville          College and Pietermaritzburg campuses:
campuses all have an impressive range of indoor         athletics, aerobics, basketball, ballroom
and outdoor facilities. Each of the campuses has        dancing, canoeing, cricket, golf, hockey,
its own tennis and squash courts, swimming              karate, mountaineering, netball, rugby, soccer,
pool, jogging areas and gymnasium for those             softball and squash. Howard College, which
who want to enjoy recreational sport in their           has its own indoor sports complex, also offers
own time. Those interested in a more structured         boxing, chess, gymnastics, surfing, underwater
sporting experience can join one or more                sports and yachting, while Pietermaritzburg
of the available sports clubs, which provide            also offers tennis, rowing and volleyball. The
excellent facilities, coaching and equipment for        Westville Campus boasts a well-equipped and
students who wish to compete at any level –             modern indoor sports complex and an Olympic-

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Andrew ‘Andy’ Birkett clinched a fifth Dusi Canoe Marathon title. Birkett, who is currently studying towards his
 postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Supply Chain Management, became the first person in the 64-year
 old race’s history to drop under the eighth hour mark when he crossed the line in 7 hrs 55 mins and 35 sec. It is
 remarkable to note that Birkett also became the fourth person in Dusi history to win the race five times.

                                                               size swimming pool. The following sports are
                                                               offered at the Westville Campus: athletics,
                                                               aerobics, badminton, basketball, boxing,
                                                               ballroom dancing, chess, cricket, gymnastics,
                                                               golf, karate, netball, soccer, softball, squash,
                                                               swimming, table tennis, volleyball and
                                                               weightlifting. All sport is administered by the
                                                               Sport Administration Office on each campus.
                                                               University sport is affiliated to USSA (University
                                                               Sport South Africa) and many opportunities
                                                               are provided for competition at regional
                                                               and national level, culminating in the World
                                                               Student Games, which are held biennially. Sport
                                                               scholarships are available to top performers.
                                                               Any student who is selected for provincial or
                                                               national representation can apply to the Sports
                                                               Administration for financial assistance.
UKZN’s Impi rugby team celebrating after winning
the Varsity Shield Tournament.                                 Edgewood		               Tel: +27 (0)31 260 3610
                                                               Howard College           Tel: +27 (0)31 260 2281
                                                               Medical School           Tel: +27 (0)31 260 2197
                                                               Pietermaritzburg         Tel: +27 (0)33 260 5189
                                                               Westville		              Tel: +27 (0)31 260 7362

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International Applicants
Entrance Requirements                                     Study Visa Requirements
International applicants are subject to a                 International students need to send the
selection procedure based on academic merit               following documents to the International
and the number of spaces available. Candidates            Student Office in order to obtain a Certificate
should have completed a four-year Bachelor’s              of Clearance for the purpose of academic
degree, OR a three-year degree plus a one-year            registration:
full-time Honours degree in the relevant field            • A passport valid for at least one year;
to enrol for a Masters degree. All applicants             • A study visa obtained from a South African
should apply to the South African Qualifications               embassy, consulate or high commission in
Authority (SAQA) to obtain a certificate of                    the student’s home country;
evaluation of qualification/s prior to submitting         • Proof of medical health cover. Please note
an application to the university. Visit the SAQA               that medical insurance has to be from a
website at or contact them                     recognised South African company. You
on +27 (0)12 431 5172. The evaluation process                  can contact the following people to seek
is time-consuming and it is advised that you                   advice or to purchase medical insurance:
do this well in advance of your application to                 • Megan Peens: Tel: +27 (0)31 566 8400
postgraduate studies at UKZN.                                    Email:; and
                                                               • Corrine Bloy: Tel: +27 (0)31 5668400
Forms can be downloaded from the following site:                 Email:

  Eighteen Seychelles students, who recently made history by being the first from their country to graduate
  through UKZN with Bachelor in Nursing (Advance Practice) degrees, were honoured at a ceremony held at
  the University of the Seychelles.

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The eligibility of international students for        Where to Go to Apply for a Study
study visas will depend on the assessment of         Visa
the following documents:                             You are required to apply for a Study Visa
• A letter of acceptance from UKZN;                  at the South African High Commission,
• A letter from the University in support of         embassy, consulate or trade mission in your
    your visa/study visa;                            country of origin. If there is no South African
• The relevant application fee (this will            representative in your country, you must
    depend on the embassy in your country);          apply to the South African High Commission,
• Proof of financial means;                          embassy, consulate or trade mission nearest to
• Proof of a South African medical aid cover;        your home country.
• Proof of residence in South Africa;
• Yellow fever vaccination (if coming from/          When Do You Apply for a Study
    travelling through an epidemic country);         Visa?
• A police clearance certificate (not more           You may make an application for a study
    than three-months-old);                          visa once you have received a letter from the
• Repatriation fee or a return ticket (original      University offering you a place to study together
    proof of payment); and                           with a letter in support for an application for a
• Valid study visa (when renewing).                  study visa. Study visas can take four to eight
                                                     weeks to process so it is advisable to make
The conditions of entry and stay in South Africa     study visa applications well in advance.
for all international students is that they should
have in their possession a valid study visa          How Do You Apply for a Study
issued in terms of the South African Immigration     Visa?
Act, 2002.                                           1.   Collect the appropriate study visa
                                                          application from the South African
When to Apply for a Study Visa                            embassy, consulate, high commission or
Prior to leaving for South Africa, applicants             trade mission in your country; and
must approach the relative authority in their        2.   Complete and return the study visa
home countries to obtain a study visa. In terms           application to the office where you
of current South African legislation, South               collected the form initially together with
African universities are not allowed to register          the required documents.
international students who do not hold valid
study visas. Study visas cannot be applied for in    You are advised to submit the above
South Africa. It is imperative that students await   documentation as soon as possible to the South
the outcome of their applications for study visas    African High Commission, embassy, consulate or
in their countries of origin or residence. Study     trade mission. Do not send the above documents
permits are renewed prior to expiry.                 to the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Please keep

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Mr Yibrah Ghebreyohannes, an Eritrean man who walked 4 000km from his home country so that he could
 study at UKZN, has graduated with a Masters Degree in Geography. Not even the danger of being kidnapped
 or robbed at the various borders he crossed deterred him. ‘I crossed more than five countries, and travelled for
 more than 4 000km on foot just to secure an education in South Africa because I believe education is the only
 weapon that helps us to fight against all odds,’ said Mr Ghebreyohannes.

copies of all documentation submitted for your             Refugee Applicants
reference and future use.                                  •   Procedures: You should be in possession of
                                                               a valid Section 41 permit/refugee identity
Accommodation                                                  document that grants you permission
Applications for residence accommodation                       to study. Application procedures and
should be made at the time of application.                     application fees as for local students
The Housing Offices assist students to find                    are applicable. When submitting an
off-campus accommodation, the cost of which                    application, please include:
varies depending on location and facilities                    • Payment of the local application fee;
available. In this regard, students should take                • Certified English translations of high
into account the cost of transport to campus.                     school/university     documents.    The
                                                                  Alliance Francaise assists with French
Financial Aid                                                     to English translations. Please contact
Regrettably, financial aid is not available to                    them to establish the cost.
international students. International students             •   Financing your studies: Scholarships
are advised to make enquiries from their                       administered by the United Nations High
Ministries of Education or Scholarship Offices at              Commission for Refugees are limited
universities in their country of origin.                       and few students succeed in securing
                                                               a scholarship. The few who do succeed

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should be willing to save and/work during      Ms Iris Gerber
     vacations to contribute to study expenses.     Assistant: International Student Office
     Those who do not secure a scholarship          Tel:      +27 (0)31 260 2819
     may wish to consider less expensive study      Fax:      +27 (0)31 260 2967
     options, e.g. correspondence study, which      Email:
     allows you to work full-time to finance your
     own studies.                                   English proficiency
                                                    UKZN is an English-medium university. Its
 International Student Offices                      language policy requires that all applicants,
 In addition to the official response to the        who are not from an English-speaking
 University, successful applicants who will be      country or have not been educated in an
 staying in residence should email or phone the     English-speaking country, must demonstrate
 International Student Office to provide their      competence in English through one of the
 date of arrival.                                   following:
                                                    • A pass in an examination equivalent
 Pietermaritzburg                                        to English Higher Grade (first or
 Ms Nombuso Mtshali                                      second language) at South African
 Head: International Student Office                      Senior Certificate level (matriculation).
 Tel:      +27 (0)33 260 5313                            Equivalencies are established by the South
 Fax :     +27 (0)33 260 5729                            African Matriculation Board; OR
 Email:                      • A pass in English at GCE A-level, or O-level
                                                         (C symbol or higher), or International
 Westville                                               Baccalaureate.
 Ms Vanuja Krishna
 Assistant: International Student Office            International applicants who do not satisfy
 Tel:      +27 (0)31 260 7253                       these requirements, and for whom English is a
 Fax:      +27 (0)31 260 2641                       foreign language, must either:
 Email:                      • Attain an overall score of 7.0 (for graduate
                                                        students) on the International English
 Howard College                                         Language Testing System (IELTS). For
 Ms Tasmeera Singh                                      information on IELTS test dates, venues and
 Principal International Advisor                        costs, contact the British Council through
 Tel:       +27 (0)31 260 3078                          your closest British embassy or consulate,
 Fax:       +27 (0)31 260 2967                          or consult
 Email:                       • Attain a test score of at least 550 on the
                                                        paper version of the Test of English as a
                                                        Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of at

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least 80 on the IBT (electronic) version of         For further information on Language Centre
   the test. For information about test dates,         services, course costs, etc., please contact:
   venues and costs, contact the United
   States Information Service (USIS) or the US         Howard College (Durban)
   embassy in your home country; or contact            The Coordinator: Language Centre
   TOEFL direct at or consult            Access Programme, Howard College Campus                                      University of KwaZulu-Natal
                                                       Durban 4041
The UKZN Language Centre provides a testing            Tel: +27 (31)260 1130/260 2677
service and English language courses for those         Fax: +27 (31)260 2967
who do not meet these requirements. After
testing, students whose scores are comparable          Medical Health Cover
to the required IELTS or TOEFL scores can apply        Medical health cover is one of the essential
to enter a degree programme. Those who do              immigration requirements when applying for a
not are advised to spend one or two semesters          study visa at the South African High Commission
learning English in the Language Centre.               in your home country. It is a compulsory

         Members of the Together Against Cancer (TAC) and the International Student Organisation (ISO)
         joined forces to heighten awareness about cancer and xenophobia at an event held on campus.

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requirement for the University of KwaZulu-                 Africa (IEASA) to undertake studies and provide
 Natal. Students cannot register for the academic           guidance on the use of medical health cover
 year without medical health cover. Momentum                providers. Momentum Health and CompCare
 Health and CompCare (registered with the                   are the only two options available to the UKZN
 South African Medical Aid Scheme) are the two              students, and as repatriation is an essential
 options available to UKZN students. It is essential        requirement for immigration/visa purposes, it
 to make the necessary financial arrangements               is included in these two medical health covers.
 for medical health cover prior to applying for a           From 2015, UKZN will only accept the two
 study visa. Ensure that you advise your sponsor            above       mentioned medical healthcare
 of this requirement as soon as you receive your            providers.
 acceptance letter. A letter indicating medical             • In 2016, each student must have medical
 health cover sponsorship is not acceptable.                     health cover, valid from February to
 The sponsor must organise payment for the                       November (10 months) for the full
 required medical health cover directly with                     academic year;
 the medical healthcare provider. UKZN has                  • If the student is at UKZN for one semester,
 signed an agreement with ABSA Health Care                       five months’ medical health cover is
 Consultants, who have been commissioned by                      required;
 the International Education Association of South           • Medical students must have medical

 The BBC News Africa page featured research by UKZN PhD graduate Dr T Mzumara-Gawa on
 incidents of waterhole poisoning affecting Lilian’s Lovebirds in the llwonde National Park in Malawi.

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health cover, from January to November,
    11 months of each academic year;
•   You cannot register without providing the
    relevant International Student Office (ISO)
    with proof of medical health cover and a
    valid study permit.
    • Compcare Wellness – the Networx
                                                         “I am so excited about graduating with my PhD.
        Tel: +27 (0)86 122 2777/                         There are no words to describe the feeling”, said
             +27 (0)84 700 9748/                         71-year-old Dr Mlungisi Vilakazi, who was awarded
             +27 (0)11 208 1252                          a PhD in Theology. Vilakazi, the oldest graduate
                                                         from the College of Humanities, said his age did
    • Momentum Health – Ingwe option                     not deter him from pursuing his degree. He studied                            because he wanted to make a fundamental
        Email:            contribution to academia and the Church.
        Tel: +27 (0)861 200 100/
             +27 (0)31 573 4189.

        In recognition of renowned musician Mr Philip Tabane’s contribution to the development of indigenous
        music and his phenomenal contribution to the music of Africa and of the world, UKZN awarded him its
        highest honour, a Doctor of Music honoris causa.

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College of
 Agriculture, Engineering and Science
HONOURS DEGREES AND                                 Degree of Bachelor of Agriculture
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS                               (Honours)
                                                    Bachelor of Agriculture (Honours)
Pietermaritzburg Campus                             • Bachelor of Agricultural Management
Tel:      +27 (0)33 260 5217                           (Honours) Commerce Stream
                                                    • Bachelor of Agricultural Management
Degree of Bachelor of Science                          (Honours) Production Stream
The following list shows the programmes of study    Postgraduate Diplomas
within the degree of Bachelor of Science Honours:   • Postgraduate Diploma (Community Nutrition)
• Applied Mathematics                               • Postgraduate Diploma (Dietetics)
• Biochemistry                                      • Postgraduate Diploma (Food Security)
• Biological Sciences
• Biometry                                          Westville Campus
• Chemistry                                         Tel:     +27 (0)31 260 7515
• Computer Science                                  Email:
• Crop Science
• Ecological Sciences (Rangeland and                Bachelor of Science (Honours)
    Wildlife Conservation Stream)                   •   Applied Mathematics
• Entomology                                        •   Biochemistry
• Environmental Earth Science                       •   Biological Sciences
• Environmental Science                             •   Chemistry
• Genetics                                          •   Computer Science
• Geography and Environmental                       •   Environmental Science
    Management                                      •   Genetics
• Grassland Science                                 •   Geography and Environmental Management
• Horticultural Science                             •   Geology
• Hydrology                                         •   Industrial Mathematics
• Mathematics                                       •   Marine Biology
• Microbiology                                      •   Mathematics
• Physics                                           •   Microbiology
• Plant Pathology                                   •   Physics
• Soil Science                                      •   Statistics
• Statistics

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MASTERS AND DOCTORAL                                         •   Geography
DEGREES                                                      •   Grassland Science
Pietermaritzburg Campus                                      •   Hydrology
Tel:   +27 (0)33 260 6243/5811                               •   Mathematics
Fax:   +27 (0)33 260 6335                                    •   Microbiology
Email:                             •   Physics                                  •   Plant Molecular Biology and Physiology
                                                             •   Plant Pathology
Master of Science by Research (MSc)                          •   Soil Science
•     Applied Mathematics                                    •   Statistics
•     Biochemistry                                           •   Wildlife Science
•     Biological Sciences                                    •   Zoology
•     Biometry
•     Botany                                                 Master of Science by Coursework (MSc)
•     Chemical Technology                                    •   Water Resources Management
•     Chemistry
•     Computational Physics                                  Master of Science in Agriculture by
•     Computer Science                                       Research (MScAgric)
•     Ecology                                                •   Agribusiness
•     Entomology                                             •   Agricultural Economics
•     Ethnobotany                                            •   Agricultural Production
•     Food Security                                          •   Agricultural and Environmental
•     Genetics                                                   Instrumentation

    Dr Adriana Marais, a UKZN PhD graduate in Quantum Physics, widely known for making it onto the final 100
    candidates list for the Mars One Mission, has been named as one of 15 promising young scientists – ‘International
    Rising Talents’ – from around the world at the 17th L’Oreal-UNESCO ‘Women in Science‘ Awards ceremony in Paris.

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•    Agrometeorology                             Doctor of Philosophy
•    Animal Science                              Includes all disciplines previously listed in
•    Community Resources                         various Masters degrees.
•    Consumer Studies
•    Crop Science                                Westville Campus
•    Cultivated Pastures                         Tel:      +27 (0)31 260 2219 and
•    Environmental Science                                 +27 (0)31 260 3220
•    Food Processing                             Fax:      +27 (0) 31 260 7780 or
•    Food Science                                          +27 0(31) 260 1345
•    Grassland Science                           Email: and
•    Horticultural Science                       
•    Plant Breeding
•    Plant Pathology                             Master of Science by Research (MSc)
•    Poultry Science                             •      Applied Mathematics
                                                 •      Biology
Master of Science in Agriculture by              •      Biochemistry
Coursework (MScAgric)                            •      Chemistry
•    Agricultural and Environmental              •      Computer Science
     Instrumentation                             •      Environmental Science
                                                 •      Financial Management
Master of Agricultural Management                •      Geography
(MAgricMgt)                                      •      Geology
                                                 •      Mathematics
Master of Agriculture by Research                •      Microbiology
(MAgric)                                         •      Physics
•    Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource   •      Statistics
•    Food Security                               Master of Science by Coursework
Master of Agriculture by Coursework              •      Environmental Science
(MAgric)                                         •      Mathematics
•    Food Security
                                                 Howard College Campus*
Master of Science in Dietetics                   Tel: +27 (0)31 260 2221
(MScDiet)                                        Email: or
Master of Science in Human                    
Nutrition (MScHumNutr)

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Master of Science in Engineering by                  •   Agricultural, PMB
Research                                             •   Chemical, Howard College
A Master of Science in Engineering by research       •   Civil, Howard College
can be undertaken in the various programmes in       •   Computer, Howard College
Engineering as follows:                              •   Electrical, Howard College
• Agricultural Engineering                           •   Electronic, Howard College
• Chemical Engineering                               •   Mechanical, Howard College
• Civil Engineering                                  •   Property Development, Howard College
• Construction Management
• Computer Engineering                               Master of Science in Engineering
• Electrical Engineering                             A Master of Science in Engineering by research
• Electronic Engineering                             can be undertaken in the various programmes in
• Land Surveying                                     Engineering as follows:
• Mechanical Engineering                             • Agricultural, PMB
                                                     • Chemical, Howard College
 * Note that the Master of Science in
                                                     • Civil, Howard College
 Agricultural Engineering is offered on the
 Pietermaritzburg campus.                            • Computer, Howard College
                                                     • Electrical, Howard College
Doctor of Philosophy                                 • Electronic, Howard College
Includes all disciplines listed in various Masters   • Mechanical, Howard College
degrees above.
                                                     A Master of Science in Engineering by
Doctor of Philosophy                                 coursework can be undertaken in the various
A Doctor of Philosophy by research degree (PhD)      programmes in Engineering as follows:
can be undertaken in the various programmes          • Construction Management, Howard College
in Agriculture, Engineering and Science on           • Quantity Surveying, Howard College
the Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and/or          • Land Surveying, Howard College
Westville campuses as follows:

Closing dates
Postgrad Diploma/Certificate and Honours:
Semester 1                                                    30 September
Semester 2                                                    30 April
Masters (Coursework):
Semester 1                                                    31 October
Semester 2                                                    30 April
Masters (Research) and Doctoral studies:                      No closing date.
Confirm Semester 2 intake with School.

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College of
Health Sciences
 School of Health                             Multi-department Postgraduate
 Sciences                                     Programmes and Qualifications
                                              • Masters of Philosophy (Therapeutic Group
 Westville Campus                                Work)
 Tel:      +27 (0)31 260 8280/7906
 Fax:      +27 (0)31 260 7872                 Discipline of Pharmaceutical
 Ms Phindile Nene                             Sciences
 Email:                     •   Master of Pharmacy
 Ms Thuli Khumalo                             •   Master of Medical Science (Pharmaceutics)
 Email:                      (Research)
                                              •   Master of Medical Science
 Discipline of Audiology                          (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
 •   Master of Communication Pathology        •   Master of Science (Pharmacy Practice)
     (Audiology) (Research)                       (Research)
 •   Doctor of Philosophy                     •   Online Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacy
 Discipline of Occupational Therapy           •   Master of Medical Science (Pharmacology)
 •   Master of Hand Rehabilitation
     (Coursework)                             Master of Medical Science
 •   Master of Occupational Therapy           (Therapeutics & Medicine
     (Research)                               Management)
 •   Master of Philosophy in Group Therapy    •   Doctor of Philosophy
 •   Doctor of Philosophy                     Multi-discipline Postgraduate
                                              Programmes and Qualifications
 Discipline of Speech-Language                • Online Masters in Health Sciences
 •   Master of Communication Pathology        Discipline of Physiotherapy
     (Speech-Language Pathology) (Research)   •   Master of Physiotherapy (Research)
 •   Doctor of Philosophy                     •   Doctor of Philosophy

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