• Prof Matshepo Matoane

    Dean & Head of School

    matoanem@ukzn.ac.za
    031 260 2115

    Welcome Message From the Dean

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS). The School of Applied Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is one of six schools within the College of Humanities (the University has four colleges), was established on the 1st of January 2012 with the amalgamation of four large and complementary applied scientific fields of study: 

    The School also has several renowned hubs of excellence, clinics, and strategic thinking groups. The School has three beautiful learning sites within the Zulu Kingdom (parallel, within relative terms, to the Indian Ocean [warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches]), namely, Howard College Campus (near the great metropolitan City of Durban), Westville Campus (also City of Durban), and Pietermaritzburg Campus (City of Pietermaritzburg [capital of the KwaZulu-Natal Province within the Republic of South Africa]). Through core values and a culture of – respect, excellence, accountability, client centeredness, honesty and trust – the School (along with numerous formal and informal partners on all seven continents) is globally recognised for its inspired greatness in service, research, teaching and learning, community engagement, and internationalisation. The School’s academic and support staff can in many ways be described as the best of the best in their specialities. All the School’s professional qualifications are fully accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa, and the South African Council for Social Service Professions, and prepares successful candidates for professional registration (multiple categories) and the ethical and empowered practice thereof. Our student cohort (first year to doctorate), from all over the World, are critically engaged with society. Our alumni (Culture, Communication and Media Studies specialists; criminologists and criminal justice practitioners; psychologists; and social workers) are distinctly sought after. The future today the African way.

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    Culture, Communication & Media Studies

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    Criminology & Forensic Studies

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    Psychology

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    Social Work

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