Postgraduate Information

The School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences offers a number of world class post graduate qualifications. Entry into these programmes is a competitive process and is subject to applicants meeting prescribed minimum criteria. 

Below is a list of the programmes offered by the School

Postgraduate Programmes Offered

  • Postgraduate Diplomas in Community Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Security are offered within the School

Masters Programmes Offered

  •  Master of Science,
  •  Master of Science in Agriculture,
  •  Master of Science programmes are offered, whereby students engage in full-time research under the supervision of an academic staff member.  Applicants must have a credit-weighted average of at least 60% at Honours level or equivalent must be achieved to be considered for this programme.  This degree takes a minimum of one year.  The application date is open.

PhD Programmes Offered

  •  Doctor of Philosophy,
  •  Doctor of Science in Agriculture,
  •  A Doctoral programme is offered where students engage in novel research supervised by academic members of staff.  This is typically involves three years of study.  The application date is open.

Postdoctoral study

  • Remunerated, postdoctoral research positions are available on application.  


Click on the brochure below to download the UKZN application guide.


  To download application forms please click here

Postgraduate Administrative Officer 

Ms Marsha Manjoo

Postgraduate/Higher Degrees Office

Rabie Saunders Building, Room 5

Private Bag X01



Tel:       +27 33 260 5493


Fax:      +27 33 260 6094