Religion Honours Programme

Religion and Social Transformation (Howard College & Pietermaritzburg):

The Programme in Religion and Social Transformation advances inter- and cross- religious/cultural understanding empowers previously disadvantaged religions and cultures and seeks to contribute to the efficient functioning of a diverse South African society. Graduates are critical researchers, administrators and managers in areas covered by the modules taken as part of each qualification. With respect to religious and cultural institutions, heritage tourism, conflict management, marketing, journalism, practical ministry, teaching and/or tertiary education and research, graduates are able pro-actively to address issues of social transformation. In addition they will be able to plan research, conduct it in a participatory manner, and work towards the empowering of people and the alleviation of conflict and discontent.

Religion offers PG studies in:

  • Religion and Social Transformation
  • Specialisation in the following areas:
    • Religion & Politics/Media/Gender/Race…
    • African Religious Heritage
    • Christianity including African Independent Churches
    • Islam
    • Hinduism
    • Comparative Religion

AN UNDERSTANDING OF RELIGION AS A DISCIPLINE IS IMPORTANT.

The duration of the programme is one academic year on a full-time basis.

For information about the modules offered refer to the College of Humanities handbook (syllabi section) or contact the discipline directly.

Application for current UKZN students

Please submit the following:

There is no application fee for current students.

Application for new applicants and previous UKZN students

Please submit the following motivation form and the application form together with all the requirements listed on page 7 of the application form:

Submission of applications

For the Howard College Honours programme, please submit the application to:

Nalita Masiza

School Office Administrator

For the Pietermaritzburg Honours programme, please submit the application to:

Alleyne Coleman

PG Admissions OfficerSchool Office Administrator

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 30 SEPTEMBER 2020.

Candidates will be notified before the end of October 2020.

Important

PLEASE DO NOT DO AN ONLINE APPLICATION FOR POST GRAD HONOURS, AND PLEASE DO NOT HAND IN YOUR APPLICATION AT THE CENTRAL APPLICATIONS OFFICE. ONLY APPLY AS INDICATED ABOVE, OTHERWISE YOUR APPLICATION COULD GET LOST IN THE SYSTEM.