The College of Humanities consists of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Humanities, Development and Social Sciences. The College is committed to the intellectual development of the region through teaching and learning, research, development and community outreach, both as a measure of social responsibility and in the furtherance of the professional and academic concerns of many of our disciplines.

Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is located at Edgewood (Pinetown) and Pietermaritzburg, and offers the four-year Bachelor of Education degree. The Faculty adheres to and promotes principles of equity, access, quality, collaboration and academic freedom. The Faculty brings together two previous facilities that have strong national reputations for teacher education programmes, adult education, workplace learning and higher education.

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Faculty of Humanities, Development & Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities, Development and Social Sciences administers a wide range of undergraduate degrees of international standing. Those interested in the intellectual concerns of the Humanities, the Arts and the Social Sciences will find many stimulating subjects that they can pursue as majors or as ancillary courses toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science degree. This type of degree can form a useful background to postgraduate study in one or other of the majors in Education and in certain professional disciplines. Those interested in more directed study may register for a structured degree or for one of the specific qualifications. The programmes are offered on the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses and are three to four years long depending on the programme.

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