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Prof. Radhamany Sooryamoorthy

Acting Dean & Head of School

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Ms. Nokulunga Sikhweza
Tel: 031 260 1237
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The functioning of the School of Social Sciences on both the Pietermaritzburg and Howard College (Durban) campuses  – which are about 80km apart – is underpinned by the mission of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) which is: To be the Premier University of African Scholarship and provide leadership in African-Led Globalisation.

The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes in conflict transformation and peace studies, political science, international relations, public policy, sociology, social policy, industrial organisation and labour studies, economic history, historical studies, gender studies, policy and development studies, government business and ethics, geography, anthropology, tourism and heritage management, information studies, and records and archives management…

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June 14, 2018
Master’s in Social Sciences (Politics) student, Mr Thembelani Mazibuko, made UKZN proud when he was chosen as one of four...
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April 26, 2018
Ms Awo Quartey graduated with her Masters in Social Science. She is congratulated by her parents. Ms Awo Quartey graduated...
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April 26, 2018
PMB SRC members Phiwayinkosi Mungwe and Samkelo Gudazi graduate with their Bachelor of Social Science degrees. Six University of KwaZulu-Natal...
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Our Disciplines

Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of humankind, its common roots and the sources of its rich diversity. The discipline’s uniqueness lies in its global, comparative, and diachronic perspective.
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Conflict Transformation & Peace
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Cultural & Heritage Tourism
This is an inter-disciplinary field of study which focuses on various aspects of local culture and heritage and on the implications of their development as tourist attractions.
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Economic History & Development Studies
Graduates with economic history specialisations and/or qualifications enter various sectors of the economy including, but not limited to: banking and other financial services, local and national government...
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Gender Studies
Gender Studies is a multi-discipline that incorporates a variety of questions, problems, theories, and methods in the analysis of structures, operations, relations, and representations of gender.
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Government, Business, and Ethics
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History
History, which is taught on both the Durban and Pietermaritzburg campuses, offers skills for both retrieving and interpreting the past in order to better understand the key challenges of our own time.
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Industrial Organization & Labour Studies
Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies provides a sociological focus on work and livelihoods; its changing form and nature, as well as, its organisation; and, the institutions and organisations of the workplace.
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Information Studies
Information Studies is offered in Pietermaritzburg (PMB) campus at postgraduate level only. It leads to the following qualifications: PhD in Information Studies, Masters Degree in Information Studies through either coursework/short dissertation or thesis, Honours degree in Information Studies, and Postgraduate Diploma
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International Studies
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International Relations
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Public Policy
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Policy and Development Studies
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Political Science
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Sociology
Sociology is the field of study concerned with the way in which we live in the world, along with other people. It explores the many fascinating, hopeful, and sometimes tragic interactions in which we engage in our everyday lives.
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Social Policy
In recent years, political change in South Africahas resulted in major policy changes in all spheres of the country’s social and economic life. This process of transformation has created a need for a considerable increase in personnel trained in the analysis of social and economic issues and policies.
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