Welcome to the College of Humanities

Orientation for First-year Students

Getting Started

Congratulations on your admission to the College of Humanities.

You've made an excellent choice!

This webpage has information to help you find your way around and to get to know the different people who are here to assist you. So be sure to visit it through out your first year. Let’s start with a bit of information about the College and UKZN.

There are four Colleges in UKZN. The College of Humanities is the largest of the four Colleges. Each College has a leader called a Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College. Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize is the DVC and Head of College of the College of Humanities. 

The College of Humanities has students on the:

There are six Schools in the College of Humanities. Each School has a leader called a Dean and Head of School. The six Schools in the College of Humanities are:

First Year Online Support Group for Semester 1 2023

For information about the online support group, click the download button below.


NSFAS Students

International Students

Career Paths

“Why are you at University?” Many students may reply, “To study” and that’s true. To ask a follow-up question, “Why are you studying?”

There are several reasons why students decide to study. For some, it might be because it was expected of them or for the pleasure of studying. But for most students the answer is likely to be “To get a job”. 

It is, therefore, important to spend some time thinking about what career you would like to pursue. This depends on several factors such as your personality, your interests, your values, your aptitude, the resources and support that are available to you, family commitments, your matric subjects and your matric score. The degree that you select to study at University should be linked to the career that you would like to pursue. In other words, your degree should be a stepping stone towards achieving your career goals. 

Some key careers that are linked to degrees offered in the College of Humanities are: 

If you are not sure about your career choice, you may do a quick online questionnaire


You could also see a student counsellor (Student Support Services) on any of the three campuses. See page 19 for details of where the offices are. The student counsellors will also be available during the registration week to help you explore possible career paths if you are unsure.