UNISA College of Human Sciences
About UNISA College of Human Sciences
The College of Human Sciences offers high-quality general academic and career-focused distance education tuition in the arts, humanities, social sciences, religion and theology. Offerings in the School of Arts, School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences include internationally recognised undergraduate degrees and diplomas, honours, and master’s degrees through coursework and research, and doctoral programmes.
Through its centres, institutes and units, the College also offers a wide variety of skills-based Short Learning Programmes that will suit your vocational or self-actualisation needs for lifelong learning.
Vision of the College
Our vision, aligned to that of the university, is to become the African college of excellence in the social and human sciences by making a continuous and positive contribution in the service of humanity.
We strive for excellence in teaching and learning, research and community engagement that together make a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and communities we serve.
Mission of the College
The College of Human Sciences is a people–centred community of learning and practice committed to fostering a culture of learning, teaching, research and service with the intent of helping individuals and communities improve the quality of their lives.
We seek to realise an Africanised provision of excellence in teaching and learning, research, community engagement and academic citizenship, focused
- in our teaching and learning endeavours on open distance learning, accessibility, e-learning and learner-centredness,
- in our research on multi-inter- and transdisciplinary engagement, reflexive practice and collaborative practice, and
- in our community engagement and academic citizenship on promoting shared ethical and professional.
Slogan of the College
Together we can make a difference.
UNISA College of Human Sciences Qualifications
Formal qualifications refer to those qualifications that are subsidised by the Department of Higher Education and Training, and therefore offered under the DHET policies and legislation. The following formal qualifications are offered by the college:
Qualification information for everyone planning to start a new qualification:
- Undergraduate degrees, higher certificates and higher diplomas, and postgraduate certificates
- Honours degrees and postgraduate diplomas
- Master’s & doctoral degrees
Qualification information for successful applicants and re-registering students:
The qualification information for the 2017 registration is not yet available.
Short Learning Programmes (non-formal qualifications)
Short Learning Programmes offered by Unisa focus on “just in time” and “just enough” learning to meet a specific learning need identified by society. This need can focus on enabling access to other Short Learning Programmes or to improve access to the study of formal qualifications at Unisa, or it can address a specific need in the workplace.
Short Learning Programmes can update or broaden skills and knowledge in a specific area to enable life-long learning. In this manner, Short Learning Programmes assist students with their continuing professional development by upgrading their skills and knowledge in newly developed areas or by sharing the results of research.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
During your lifetime, you will have acquired various skills, competencies and experiences. This learning – which may have taken place outside of formal education and training – is valuable regardless of where or when it was obtained. You may have acquired skills or knowledge from a combination of training conducted while at work, experience you gained in the workplace, short courses or from community work in a relevant field.
RPL permits you to gain credits within formal certificate, diploma and degree qualifications offered by Unisa based on the level and extent of your knowledge. Your prior learning will be measured against specified prescribed learning outcomes.
Contact UNISA College of Human Sciences
- Undergraduate and general enquiries: CHS@unisa.ac.za
- Postgraduate enquiries: MandD@unisa.ac.za
|College of Human Sciences|
|Executive Dean||Prof AP Phillips||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Executive Dean||Dr BE Zawada||012 429 email@example.com|
|Director: School of Arts||Prof MK Minishi-Majanja|
Dr NP Mpako (Acting)
|012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director: School of Humanities||Prof RS Tshaka (Acting)||012 429 email@example.com|
|Director: School of Social Sciences||Prof L Cornwell||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Head: Office of Graduate Studies and Research||Prof PJ Segalo||012 429 8292||Segalpj@unisa.ac.za|
|College Administrator||Dr JA Oppperman||012429 email@example.com|
|Administrator: Research||Ms E Blos||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Manager: Research and Graduate Studies||Prof MPJSB Madise||012 429 email@example.com|
|Administrator: Research and Graduate Studies||Ms TB Baloyi||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Manager: Tuition, Learner Support and Community Engagement||Prof CK Moropa (Acting)||012 429 email@example.com|
|Ms AL Maluleka||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms E Ndhundhuma||012 429 email@example.com|
|Mr K Sephesu||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|College Tutor Coordinator||Ms W Mokgupi||012 429 email@example.com|
|Academic Support Coordinator: School of Arts||Mr Edgar Mbuthuma||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Anastacia Mukwevho||012 429 email@example.com|
|Ms Lise Leeuwner||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Academic Support Coordinator: School of Humanities||Mr Charles Twala||012 429 email@example.com|
|Academic Support Coordinator: School of Social Sciences||Ms Nomvula Nemaxwi||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Precious Sindane||012 429 email@example.com|
|Student Advisors||Ms M Rubidge||CHS@unisa.ac.za|
|Ms D Mbengwane||CHS@unisa.ac.za|
|Mr G Mathebe||CHS@unisa.ac.za|
|Human Resources||Ms S Janssen||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr I Raulinga||012 429 email@example.com|
|Communication and Marketing||Mrs KR Naidu-Hoffmeester||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Z Nkosinkulu||012 429 email@example.com|
|School of Arts||Chair of Department|
|African Languages||Prof P Phaahla||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Afrikaans and Theory of Literature||Prof M Keuris||012 429 email@example.com|
|Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology||Dr NP Mpako|
Prof. BMR Van Haute (Acting)
|012 441 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication Science||Prof BT Mbatha||012 429 email@example.com|
|English Studies||Prof MMK Lephalala||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Information Science||Prof L Dube||012 429 email@example.com|
|Linguistics and Modern Languages||Prof MN Ngcobo||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|School of Humanities||Chair of Department|
|Anthropology and Archaeology||Dr IE Marais||012 429 email@example.com|
|Biblical and Ancient Studies||Prof EB Farisani||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology||Dr ZJ Banda||012 429 email@example.com|
|History||Prof RS Viljoen||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology||Prof E Baloyi (Acting)||012 429 email@example.com|
|Religious Studies and Arabic||Prof IE Jaffer||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|School of Social Sciences||Chair of Department|
|Development Studies||Prof GE du Plessis (Acting)||012 429 6507||Dplesge@unisa.ac.za|
|Health Studies||Prof MM Moleki||012 429 6369||Molekmm@unisa.ac.za|
|Political Sciences||Dr Thabisi Hoeane||012 429 email@example.com|
|Psychology||Dr M Mojapelo-Batka||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Work||Dr MP Sesoko||012 429 email@example.com|
|Sociology||Dr CG Thomas||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Institutes & Chairs|
|Institute for Gender Studies (IGS)||Prof DC Byrne||012 429 email@example.com|
|Research Institute for Theology and Religion (RITR)||Prof CW du Toit||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|WIPHOLD-Brigalia Bam Chair in Electoral Democracy in Africa||Prof KJ Maphunye||012 429 email@example.com|
|Anthropology and Archeology Museum||Francois Coetzee (Curator)||012 429 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|African Languages Literary Information Museum||Ms H Celliers (Administrator)||012 429 email@example.com|
|Unisa Art Gallery||Bongani Mkhonza (Curator)||012 441 firstname.lastname@example.org|