Welcome to the School of Chemistry & Physics

UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics is one of five Schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. It is located predominantly on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses, with a small Engineering service presence on Howard College.

It has a staff complement of 148 academic and support staff , houses approximately 600 undergraduate students and boasts a postgraduate component of 250, engaged in Honours, Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral research.

The School’s cutting -edge laboratories and research equipment compare favourably with the best in the world. Caring and enthusiastic lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and an excellent degree in Chemistry or Physics to their name.
Latest News
BSc Graduate s Knowledge of the World Advanced through Physics
BSc Graduate s Knowledge of the World Advanced through Physics
Mr Njabulo Mbanjwa, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics, has been named as the top third-year student in Physics on the Pietermaritzburg campus.
Physics Graduate Refuses Failure
Physics Graduate Refuses Failure
Mr Jashan Naicker has graduated with his Honours in Physics after an academic journey from a national diploma to being a current masters candidate, conquering failure to get there.
MSc in Physics Summa Cum Laude for Senior Student
MSc in Physics Summa Cum Laude for Senior Student
Twenty-eight years after being awarded his previous qualification – a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the then Vaal Triangle Technikon - Mr Oelof Kruger graduated with an MSc in Physics summa cum laude.
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Pietermaritzberg campus:

Main Campus
King Edward Avenue 

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  Telephone: 033 260 6223
  Email: scp@ukzn.ac.za

  Westville campus:

H block
Westville Campus
University Road

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  Telephone: 031 260 3090
  Email: scp@ukzn.ac.za

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