University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) Courses, Departments & Faculties

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The University of KwaZulu Natal is one of the top universities in South Africa. Through this post, we will be taking a thorough look at the available courses that are offered at the University of KwaZulu Natal, the departments and faculties that are also at UKZN.

UKZN courses and departments

University of Kwazulu Natal Courses Offered

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

  • B Sc Eng: Agricultural
  • B Sc Eng: Chemical
  • B Sc Eng: Civil
  • B Sc Eng: Computer
  • B Sc Eng: Electrical
  • B Sc Eng: Electronic
  • B Sc Eng: Mechanical
  • B Sc: Land Surveying
  • B Sc Eng: Extended Programme
  • B Sc: Property Development
  • B Agric (Agricultural Extensions and Rural Resource Management)
  • B Agricultural Management
  • B Sc Agric
  • B Sc Agric: Agribusiness
  • B Sc Agric: Agricultural Economics
  • B Sc Agric: Agricultural Plant Sciences
  • B Sc Agric: Animal and Poultry Science
  • B Sc Agric: Plant Pathology
  • B Sc Agric: Soil Science
  • B Sc Stream LES (Life Earth Sciences)
  • B Sc Stream M (Mathematics)
  • B Sc Applied Chemistry
  • B Sc Biological Science
  • B Sc Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • B Sc Computer Science and Information Technology
  • B Sc Crop and Horticultural Science
  • B Sc Dietetics
  • B Sc Environmental Science
  • B Sc Environmental Earth Science
  • B Sc Geological Science
  • B Sc Industrial and Applied Biotechnology
  • B Sc Marine Biology
  • B Sc 4 Augmented Programme

University of Kwazulu Natal College of Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Audiology
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology
  • B Dental Therapy
  • B Medical Science: Anatomy
  • B Medical Science: Physiology
  • B Occupational Therapy
  • B Optometry
  • B Pharmacy
  • B Physiotherapy
  • B Sport Science
  • B Nursing
  • B Medicine & B Surgery

University of Kwazulu Natal College of Humanities

  • B Ed
  • B A (General Studies)
  • B A Cultural & Heritage Tourism
  • B A Philosophy, Politics and Law
  • B A International Studies
  • B A Music
  • B A Music & Drama Performance
  • B A Visual Art
  • B Soc Sc (General Studies)
  • B Soc Sc Geography & Environmental Management
  • B Soc Sc Government, Business & Ethics
  • B Soc Sc Housing
  • B Architectural Studies
  • B Music
  • B Social Work
  • B Theology
  • Dip Jazz & Popular Music
  • Dip Music Perf. Classical or African Music & Dance or Opera or Choral Studies
  • B Soc Sc Extended Curriculum Programme

University of Kwazulu Natal College of Law and Management Studies

  • B Laws
  • B Laws (p/t)
  • B Admin
  • B Business Administration
  • B Business Science
  • B Com
  • B Com Accounting
  • B Com Extended Curriculum (General)
  • B Com Extended Curriculum (Accounting)

University of Kwazulu Natal Postgraduate Courses Offered

The Bachelor of Education Honours (BEd Hons) is offered in the following specializations:

• Adult Education
• Curriculum Studies
• Education Leadership, Management, and Policy
• Educational Psychology
• Education and Development
• Gender Education
• History Education
• Language and Media Studies
• School Guidance and Counseling
• Science and Mathematics Education
• Social Justice Education
• Social Science Education
• Teacher Education and Professional Development
• Technology Education

Master of Education (MEd) is offered in the following specialisations:
• Adult Education
• Curriculum Studies
• Education Leadership, Management and Policy
• Educational Psychology
• Education and Development
• Gender Education
• History Education
• Higher Education
• Language and Media Studies
• Mathematics Education
• Science Education
• Social Justice Education
• Social Science Education
• Teacher Education and Professional Development
• Technology Education

Programmes in Humanities, Development and Social Sciences

School of Applied Human Science

Honours, Masters, Ph D and Postdoctoral Study offered in:

• Childcare and Protection, Howard College
• Criminology, Howard College
• Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Howard College
• Health Promotion, Howard College
• Psychology, Clinical, Counselling, Educational (Pmb only)
• Research and Industrial Howard College, PMB
• Social Work, Howard College

School of Arts

Honours, Masters, Ph D and Postdoctoral Study offered in:
• Afrikaans en Nederlands, Howard College, PMB
• Art History, PMB
• Drama and Performance Studies, Howard College PMB
• Digital Media, PMB
• Educational Linguistics, PMB
• English Studies (incl. Southern African Literature), Howard College, PMB
• Visual Arts, PMB
• French, Howard College, PMB
• German, Howard College
• isiZulu (mother-tongue and non-mother-tongue), Howard College, PMB
• Linguistics, Howard College
• Media and Cultural Studies, Howard College, PMB
• Music, Howard College
• Translation Studies, Howard College

School of Built Environment and Development Studies

Honours, Masters, Ph D and Postdoctoral Study offered in:
• Architecture, Howard College
• Community Development, Howard College
• Development Studies, Howard College
• Housing, Howard College
• Population Studies, Howard College
• Town and Regional Planning, Howard College
• Urban and Regional Planning: Development Planning, Environment and Planning, Howard College

School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics

Honours, Masters, Ph D and Postdoctoral Study offered in:
• African Christianity, PMB
• African Theology, PMB
• Biblical Studies, PMB
• Catholic Theology, PMB
• Christian Spirituality, PMB
• Classics, (Greek, Latin, Classical Civilisation), Howard College, PMB
• Cognitive Science, Howard College, PMB
• Comparative and Applied Ethics, PMB
• Gender and Religion, PMB
• Ethics, PMB
• History of Christianity, PMB
• Historical and Modern Theologies, PMB
• Industrial Mission, PMB
• Ministerial Studies, PMB
• Philosophy, Howard College, PMB
• Religion and Social Transformation, Howard College
• Religious Studies, Howard College, PMB
• Religion Education, Howard College
• Systematic Theology, PMB
• Theology and Development, PMB
• Theology, PMB

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School of Social Science

Honours, Masters, Ph D and Postdoctoral Study offered in:
• Anthropology, Howard College, PMB
• Computer Science, PMB
• Cultural and Heritage Tourism, Howard College
• Conflict, Transformation and Peace Studies, Howard College, PMB
• Economic History and Development Studies, Howard College
• Ethics Studies, PMB
• Gender Studies, Howard College, PMB
• Global Studies, Howard College
• Government, Business and Ethics, PMB
• History, Howard College, PMB
• Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies, Howard College
• Information Studies, PMB
• Information Systems and Technology, PMB
• Philosophy, Howard College, PMB
• Policy and Development Studies, PMB
• Political Science, Howard College, PMB
• Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Howard College
• Public Policy, Howard College
• Sociology, Howard College, PMB
• Geography and Environmental Management, Howard College
• Geographical Sciences, PMB

Postgraduate Diplomas in Arts and Social Science

Howard College
• Cultural and Heritage Tourism, Howard College (not offered in 2012)
• Drama and Performance Studies, PMB
• Fine Art, PMB
• Information Studies, PMB
• Psychology, PMB
• Records and Archival Management, PMB
• Policy and Development Studies, PMB
• Community Development, Howard College

College of Law and Management Studies

Master of Laws

• Advanced Criminal Justice, Howard College, PMB
• Business Law, Howard College, PMB
• Child Care and Protection, Howard College (Also inter-disciplinary offering)
• Constitutional and Human Rights Litigation, Howard College
• Environmental Law, Howard College, PMB
• Labour Studies, Howard College
• Maritime Law, Howard College
• Medical Law, Howard College
• Taxation, Howard College
Postgraduate Diplomas
• Forensic Investigation and Criminal Justice, Howard College
• Industrial Relations, Howard College

Courses offered under each programme:
LLM Adv Criminal Justice Howard College, PMB
• Advanced Criminal Law
• Criminal Process
• Criminology
• International Trade Law
• Intellectual Property Law
• Sentencing

LLM Business Law, Howard College, PMB
• Advanced Contract Law
• Advanced Corporate Law
• Advanced Insolvency Law
• Advanced Labour Law
• Advanced Tax Law
• Consumer Law in South Africa
• International Trade Law
• Intellectual Property Law
• Sports Law

LLM Childcare and Protection Howard College (also inter-disciplinary offering with Dept of Social Work)
• Research Methodology
• Children’s Rights (Local and International Perspectives)
• The Roles of Professionals in Proceedings
• Affecting Children
• Child Care Policy and Legislation

LLM Constitutional & Human Rights Litigation, Howard College
• Advanced Constitutional Law
• Employment Discrimination
• Constitutional and Human Rights Litigation
• History & Philosophy of Constitutionalism

LLM Environmental Law, Howard College, Pmb
• Land Use and Planning Law
• Natural Resources Law
• Ocean and Coastal Law
• Pollution Control Law
• International Environmental Law

LLM Labour Studies, Howard College
• Advanced Labour Law
• Employment Discrimination
• Labour Dispute Resolution
LL M Maritime Law
Modules to be advised subject to availability.
LLM Medical Law, Howard College
• Bio-ethics and the Law
• Forensic Medicine
• Law and Medical Practice
• HIV/Aids Human Rights and the Law

LLM Taxation, Howard College
• Donations Tax & Estate Duty
• Income Tax
• Income Tax and Estate Planning
• Special Topics
• Dissertation

Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Investigation and Criminal Justice Howard College
• Criminal Justice A
• Criminal Justice B
• Forensic Auditing
• Research Project

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

• Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
• Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, Banking and Investment Management

Bachelor of Commerce Honours (B Com Hons)

Candidates require completion of appropriate Bachelor’s Degree and must meet specific entrance requirements:
• B Com Honours (Accounting)
• B Com Honours (Finance)
• B Com Honours (Economics)
• B Com Honours (Finance & Economics)
• B Com Honours (Finance & Management)

Master of Commerce (Coursework)
• Economics
Research Degrees
• Master of Commerce (Economics)
• Master of Commerce (Finance)
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Qualifications in Accounting
• Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (Full time)
• B Com Honours Accounting (Full time)
• Master of Accounting (Financial Accounting)
Qualifications in Economics and Finance
• Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Studies
• B Com Honours (Economics)
• B Com Honours (Finance)
• M Com in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies (Full Research)
• M Com in Economics (Coursework and Dissertation)
• M Com in Economics (Full Research)
• M Com in Finance (Full Research)
• M Com in Maritime Studies (Coursework and Dissertation)
• PhD Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
• PhD Economics
• PhD Finance

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School of Management, IT and Governance

Postgraduate Diplomas
• Postgraduate Diploma in Management
• Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Commerce Honours (B Com Hons)
Offered in the following specialisations to candidates who completed an appropriate Bachelor’s degree and meet specified entrance requirements:
• B Com Honours (Human Resource Management)
• B Com Honours (Marketing Management)
• B Com Honours (Supply Chain Management)
• B Com Honours (Small Business Development Studies)
• B Com Honours (Management)
• B Com Honours (Information Systems)
• B Com Honours (Marketing and Supply Chain Management)

Research Degrees
• Master of Commerce (Entrepreneurship)
• Master of Commerce (Human Resources)
• Master of Commerce (Information Technology)
• Master of Commerce (Marketing)
• Master of Commerce (Management)
• Master of Commerce (Supply Chain Management)
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the fields of:
• Human Resource Management
• Information Technology
• Marketing
• Management
• Supply Chain Management
• B Com Honours
• M Com (Full Research and Coursework)
• PhD

Qualifications in Management
Postgraduate Diplomas
• Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
• Postgraduate Diploma in Management
• Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

Bachelor of Administration Honours (BAdmin Hons)
Candidates require completion of appropriate Bachelor’s Degree and must meet specific entrance requirements:
• BAdmin Honours (Public Administration)

B Com Honours
• B Com Honours (Human Resources Management)
• B Com Honours (Management)
• B Com Honours (Marketing Management)
• B Com Honours (Marketing and Supply Chain Management)
• B Com Honours (Supply Chain Management)
• B Com Honours (Small Business Development Studies)
• B Com Honours (Industrial Relations)

Master of Commerce/Administration (Coursework)
• Master of Commerce in Human Resource Management
• Master of Commerce in Industrial Relations/Employment Relations
• Master of Commerce in Management
• Master of Commerce in Marketing Management

Master of Commerce (Full Research)
• Master of Commerce in Management
• Master of Commerce in Marketing Management
• Master of Commerce in Human Resource Management
• Master of Commerce in Human Resource Development
• Master of Commerce in Industrial Relations/Employment Relations

Master of Administration (Full Research)
• Master of Administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the fields of:
• Management
• Industrial Relations
• Human Resource Management
• Human Resource Development
• Marketing Management

Qualifications in Governance
• B Admin Honours in Public Administration
• Master of Public Administration (MPA)
• Master of Administration
• Doctor of Administration

 

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

Qualifications in Engineering and Land Surveying
Howard College
Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
A Doctor of Philosophy by research can be undertaken in the various programmes in
Engineering as follows:
• Agricultural, PMB
• Chemical, Howard College
• Civil, Howard College
• Computer, Howard College
• Electrical, Howard College
• Electronic, Howard College
• Mechanical, Howard College
 Property Development, Howard College

Master of Science in Engineering
A Master of Science in Engineering by research can be undertaken in the various
programmes in Engineering as follows:
• Agricultural, PMB
• Chemical, Howard College
• Civil, Howard College
• Computer, Howard College
• Electrical, Howard College
• Electronic, Howard College
• Mechanical, Howard College
A Master of Science in Engineering by coursework can be undertaken in the various
programmes in Engineering as follows:
• Construction Management, Howard College
 Quantity Surveying, Howard College
 Land Surveying, Howard College

Qualifications in Science and Agriculture
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
• Applied Mathematics
• Biochemistry
• Biological Sciences
• Biometry
• Botany
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Crop Science
• Ecological Sciences (General Stream)
• Ecological Sciences (Rangeland and Wildlife Conservation Stream)
• Entomology
• Environmental Science
 Geography and Environmental Management
• Genetics
• Horticultural Science
• Hydrology
• Mathematics
• Microbiology
• Physics
• Plant Pathology
• Soil Science
• Statistics
• Zoology

Bachelor of Agriculture Honours
Bachelor of Agricultural Management Honours
Postgraduate Diplomas
• Postgraduate Diploma (Community Nutrition)
• Postgraduate Diploma (Dietetics)
• Postgraduate Diploma (Food Security)

Master of Science
• Applied Mathematics
• Biochemistry
• Biological Sciences
• Biometry
• Botany
• Chemical Technology
• Chemistry
• Computational Physics
• Computer Science
• Ecology
• Entomology
• Ethnobotany
• Food Security
• Genetics
• Geography
• Grassland Science
• Hydrology
• Mathematics
• Microbiology
• Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
• Physics
• Plant Molecular Biology and Physiology
• Plant Pathology
• Soil Science
• Statistics
• Wildlife Science
• Zoology

Master of Science in Agriculture
• Agribusiness
• Agricultural Economics
• Agricultural Production
• Agricultural and Environmental Instrumentation
• Agrometeorology
• Animal Science
• Community Resources
• Consumer Studies
• Crop Science
• Cultivated Pastures
• Environmental Science
• Food Processing
• Food Science
• Grassland Science
• Horticultural Science
• Plant Breeding
 Plant Pathology
• Poultry Science

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Master of Agricultural Management
Master of Agriculture
• Food Security
• Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management
Master of Science (Biological Systems)
Master of Science in Dietetics
Master of Science in Human Nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy
Includes all disciplines listed in various Masters above.
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Honours & PG Diplomas
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
• Applied Mathematics
• Biochemistry
• Biological Sciences
• Cellular Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Ecological Sciences
• Environmental Science
 Geography and Environmental Management
• Geology
• Marine Biology
• Mathematics
• Microbiology
• Physics
• Statistics
Master of Science
By dissertation:
• Applied Mathematics
• Biology
• Biochemistry
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Environmental Science
 Financial Management
• Geography
• Geology
• Mathematics
• Microbiology
• Physics
• Statistics
By coursework:
Master of Marine and Coastal Management (by coursework)
Doctor of Philosophy
By dissertation:
• Applied Mathematics
• Biology
• Biochemistry
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Environmental Science
 Financial Management
• Geography
• Geology
• Mathematics
• Microbiology
• Physics
• Statistics

 

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences
Department of Audiology
• Master of Communication Pathology (Audiology) (Coursework and Research)
• Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Occupational Therapy
• Master of Hand Rehabilitation (Coursework)
• Master of Occupational Therapy (Research)
• Master of Philosophy in Group Therapy (Coursework)
• Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Speech-Language Pathology
• Master of Communication Pathology (Speech-Language Pathology)
(Coursework and Research)
• Doctor of Philosophy
Multi-department postgraduate programmes and qualifications
• Masters of Philosophy (Therapeutic Group Work)
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Master of Pharmacy
• Master of Medical Science (Pharmaceutics) (Research)
• Master of Medical Science (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
• Online Masters in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacoeconomics)
• Master of Medical Science (Pharmacology)
• Doctor of Philosophy
Multi-department postgraduate programmes and qualifications
• Online Masters in Health Sciences
Department of Physiotherapy
• Master of Physiotherapy (Coursework and Research)
• Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Sport Science, Biokinetics and Excercise Science
• Bachelor of Sport Science Honours-Biokinetics
• Bachelor of Sport Science Honours-Exercise Science
• Bachelor of Sport Science Honours-Leisure Studies.
• Master of Sport Science-Biokinetics (Coursework)
• Master of Sport Science-Exercise Science (Coursework)
• Master of Sport Science (Research)
• Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Optometry
• Master of Optometry (Research)
• Doctor of Philosophy
School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences
Department of Clinical Anatomy
• Bachelor of Medical Science Honours-Anatomy
• Master of Medical Science-Medical Biochemistry (Research)
• Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Human Physiology
• Bachelor of Medical Science Honours Physiology
• Master of Medical Science Physiology (Research)
• Master of Medical Science in Sports Medicine (Coursework)
• Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Medical Biochemistry
• Bachelor of Medical Science Honours
• Medical Biochemistry
• Master of Medical Science Medical Biochemistry (Research)
• Doctor of Philosophy

School of Nursing and Public Health
• Bachelor on Nursing Honours
• Master of Nursing-Advanced Midwifery and Women’s and Child Health (Coursework
and Research)
• Master of Nursing – Critical Care and Trauma (Coursework and Research)
• Master of Nursing – Community Health (Coursework and Research)
• Master of Nursing – Nursing Education (Coursework and Research)
• Master of Nursing – Gerontology (Coursework and Research)
• Master of Nursing – Health Service Administration (Coursework and Research)
• Master of Nursing – Psychiatric/Mental Health (Coursework and Research)
• Master of Nursing – Nursing Research (Coursework and Research)
• Doctor of Philosophy

Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
School of Clinical Medicine
• Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (BMedScHons) (Medical Microbiology
and Infection Control)
• Master of Medical Science (MMedSc) – Research (all disciplines)
• Master of Medical Science in Clinical HIV/AIDS Management
• Master of Medical Science in Medical Informatics
• Master of Medical Science Telemedicine
• Master of Public Health
• Master of Medicine in
• Anesthetics
• Anatomical Pathology
• Cardiothoracic Surgery
• Cardiology
• Chemical Pathology
• Dermatology
• Family Medicine
• Forensic Medicine
• Hematology
• Medical Microbiology
• Medicine
• Neurology
• Neurosurgery
• Obstetrics and Gynaecology
• Ophthalmology
• Orthopedic Surgery
• Otorhinolaryngology • Paediatrics and Child Health
• Pediatric Surgery
• Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
• Psychiatry
• Public Health
• Radiology
• Radiotherapy and Oncology • Surgery
• Urology
• Virology
• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
• Postgraduate Diplomas in:
• Clinical HIV/AIDS Management
• Forensic Health Care
• Medical Informatics
• Telemedicine
• Occupational Health
• Public Health

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  1. I want to study B Nursing and 2nd Choice B Medical science : Anatomy in University of Kwazulu Natal in 2020.

  2. Samkelo Thandokuhle

    I want to study Be-d teaching , intermediate and senior phase ,University of Zululand in 2020.

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