Prof. Jean Steyn

Dean and Head of School

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Welcome message from the Dean

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS). The School was formed in 2012 as a result of the amalgamation of four programmes:

Psychology is located on both the Pietermaritzburg and Howard College campuses with the rest of the programmes based on the Howard College campus. The School has produced eminent scholars and leaders of note over the years, including Professor Adrian Furnham, who has authored more than 1000 scientific papers and 70 books; the current Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, and  A-rated scientist, Professor Linda Richter… 

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Our Disciplines

Social Work
Social Work is an internationally accepted profession recognized by the United Nations (UN) which hosts a special UN Social Work day every year. The Discipline of Social Work is affiliated with the International Association of Schools of Social Work.
The Discipline of Psychology has three distinct histories; Westville, Pietermaritzburg, and Durban. Today the Discipline is an amalgamation of these three departments, existing on two campuses (Howard College and Pietermaritzburg) and servicing courses on the Westville campus.
This discipline area provides expert knowledge to deal effectively with crime, victimisation and conflict and to promote a democratic and just society with a human rights ethos as set out in the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights and other relevant international legal frameworks and treaties.
Centre for Communication, Media & Society
CCMS offers a range of postgraduate degrees (Honours, MA, PHD) in the Southern African region’s premier graduate research and educational unit in Culture, Communication and Media Studies

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