Schools

The School of Agriculture
The school,which has been elevated to a Centre of Excellence, offers programmes in
classifications of educational subject matter categories 1 and 10. These are in areas of
Agricultural Economics and Extension, Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences, Food Science
and Technology. The school houses the Institute for Rural Development and a Land Bank Chair
in Agricultural Economics. In addition, the school has an experimental farm on campus, which
is used for experiential learning in animal and plant production programmes.

The School of Education
The school offers programmes in classifications of educational subject matter category 7.
It trains teachers for the foundation and secondary phases and also upgrades the qualifications
of practicing teachers through postgraduate certificate programmes. In addition, the school
has a pre-school on campus which is used for experiential learning.

The School of Environmental Sciences
The school offers programmes in classifications of educational subject matter categories
2 and 8. These are programmes in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management,
Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Water Resources and Mining and Environmental Geology.
The mining-related degrees will be offered through a programme in mining engineering,
while construction technology and additional engineering qualifications will be developed
over the next five years. In addition, the School has a GIS Resource Centre, an environmental
advisory and assessment unit and an Institute of Semi-arid Environmental and
Disaster Management.

The School of Health Sciences
The school offers programmes in classifications of educational subject matter categories
9 and 18. These programmes are in Nursing Science, Public Health, Nutrition, Psychology,
Biokinetics and Recreation and Leisure Studies. The school’s Centre for Biokinetics
and Recreation and Sport Sciences are also used for experiential learning. The school will
develop and implement several new programmes in clinical practice and the allied health
sciences over the next five years.

The School of Human and Social Sciences
The school offers programmes in classifications of educational subject matter categories 5,
11, 17 and 20. These programmes are in Communication and Applied Language Studies,
Development Studies, English, International Relations, African Languages, Gender and Youth
Studies and Social Work. The school also houses the Centre for Indigenous Studies, as well as
the MER Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture.

The School of Law
The school offers programmes in classifications of educational subject matter category 12.
These are in Criminal Justice and Law. In addition, the school has a Legal Aid Clinic on campus
which is used for experiential learning and practice, as well as for providing affordable legal
services to the community. The Ishmael Mahomed Centre for Human and People’s Rights is
also housed in the school.

The School of Management Sciences
The school offers programmes in classifications of educational subject matter categories 4,
6 and 19. These are in Accounting and Auditing, Business Information Systems, Business
Management, Economics, Human Resources Management, Public Management, Tourism and
Hospitality Management. The school houses the Business Career and Placement Centre and
the Oliver Tambo Institute of Government and Policy Studies.

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
The School offers programmes in classifications of educational subject matter categories 6, 13,
14 and 15 in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics. The school houses
the unit for data management and manages the Vuwani Science Resource Centre in the village
of Vuwani. The centre is a flagship community outreach project of Univen. The National
Research Foundation/South Africa Research Chairs Initiative Chair in Biodiversity value and
change in the Vhembe Biosphere is also housed in the school.

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Last updated: September 7, 2017 at 10:52 am
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