The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) offers a diverse range of programs across its various colleges, catering to a wide array of academic interests and career aspirations. Whether you are interested in Law and Management Studies, Agriculture, Engineering, and Science, Health Sciences, or the Humanities, UKZN provides a comprehensive educational experience designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in their chosen fields. Each program has specific entry requirements, APS ranges, and durations, ensuring that students are well-prepared for their academic journey.

Choosing the right program at UKZN involves understanding the unique requirements and opportunities each course offers. From Bachelor of Commerce degrees in various specializations to Bachelor of Science programs in cutting-edge fields like Computer Science and Information Technology, and from Bachelor of Education degrees focusing on different phases of learning to specialized Health Sciences courses such as Audiology and Physiotherapy, UKZN is committed to providing high-quality education. Explore the detailed course offerings and find the perfect fit for your academic and professional goals.

UKZN Courses and Requirements



UKZN College of Law and Management Studies Courses and Requirements

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BCN, KN-W-BCN
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Maths 5, Engl and LO 4
  • APS Range: 48-32
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Commerce Extended Curriculum (Accounting)

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BCO, KN-W-BCO
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO and Maths 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Administration

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BAD
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths 3
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Business Administration (Evening Classes)

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BBA, KN-W-BBA
  • APS Range: 48-26

Bachelor of Business Science

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BBS
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Maths 6, Engl and LO 4
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Commerce (General)

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BC1, KN-W-BC1
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO and Maths 4
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Majors: Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management, Information Systems and Technology, Human Resources Management, Management, Finance, Economics, Public Administration

Bachelor of Commerce Extended Curriculum (General)

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BCG, KN-W-BCG
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths 3
  • APS Range: 48-26
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Laws

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BL1, KN-P-BL1
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl HL 5/FAL 6 and Maths 3/Maths Lit 5 and LO 4
  • APS Range: 48-32
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Laws (Part-time)

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BLZ, KN-P-BLZ
  • Duration: 6 years

UKZN College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Courses and Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Agricultural

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BEA
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Phys Sci 6, Engl, LO 4, and three other subjects with at least two from the designated list
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Chemical

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BEC
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Agricultural Engineering
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Civil

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BEV, KN-P-BEV
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Agricultural Engineering
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Computer

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BEK, KN-P-BEK
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Agricultural Engineering
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Electrical

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BEE, KN-P-BEE
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Agricultural Engineering
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Electronic

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BEF, KN-P-BEF
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Agricultural Engineering
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Mechanical

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BEM, KN-P-BEM
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Agricultural Engineering
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BSL
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Agricultural Engineering
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Agriculture (Extension and Rural Resource Management)

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BAC
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl, LO, Maths, Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years
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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Agricultural Economics

  • CAO Code: KN-P-SAE
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl, LO, Maths, Agric Sci or Econ or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Agricultural Management

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BAQ
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Agricultural Economics
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Agricultural Plant Sciences

  • CAO Code: KN-P-SAP
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Agribusiness

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BSB
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Agricultural Plant Sciences
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Animal & Poultry Science

  • CAO Code: KN-P-SAA
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Plant Pathology

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BSP
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Animal & Poultry Science
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Soil Science

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BSI
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Animal & Poultry Science
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Science Stream (LES) Life and Earth Sciences

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BS2, KN-W-BS2
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths 5, Engl and LO 4, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science Stream M (Mathematics)

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BS3, KN-W-BS3
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths 5, Engl and LO 4, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BSR
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BSN, KN-W-BSN
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl, LO, Maths, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BSU, KN-W-BSU
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths 5, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Crop and Horticultural Science

  • CAO Code: KN-P-SIH
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl, LO, Maths, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BSS, KN-W-BSS
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Grassland Science)

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BES
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Earth Science

  • CAO Code: KN-P-EES
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Geological Science

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BSG
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Applied Biotechnology

  • CAO Code: KN-P-SII
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BSM
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Human Nutrition

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BSD
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths, Engl, LO, and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years
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Bachelor of Science Augmented Programme

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BS4, KN-W-BS4
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl, LO 4, and Maths and Agric Sci or Life Sci or Phys Sci 3
  • APS Range: 48-26

Bachelor of Science Engineering Augmented Programme

  • CAO Code: KN-H-UNT
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl and LO 4, and Maths, Phys Sci 4
  • APS Range: N/A
  • Duration: 5 years

UKZN College of Health Sciences Courses and Requirements

Bachelor of Audiology

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BPA
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO 4, Maths 3, and Life Sci or Phys Sci 3 (Choices 1-3 only)
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BPB
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO 4, Maths 3, and Life Sci or Phys Sci 3 (Choices 1-3 only)
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Dental Therapy

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BDT
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO 4, Life Sci and Maths 3 (Choices 1-3 only)
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Medical Science: Anatomy

  • CAO Code: KN-W-MBS
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO, Life Sci, Maths, and Phys Sci 4 (Choices 1, 2, and 3 will be prioritised)
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Medical Science: Physiology

  • CAO Code: KN-W-SBF
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO, Maths, Life Sci, and Phys Sci 4 (Choices 1, 2, and 3 will be prioritised)
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

  • CAO Code: KN-M-MBC
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Maths, Phys Sci, Life Sci, and Engl at Level 5, LO 4, and an aggregate of 65%
  • Duration: 6 years

Bachelor of Nursing

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BN1
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO 4, Life Sciences 4, and Maths/Maths Lit 3 (Choice 1 only)
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BOT
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO 4, Maths 3, and Life Sci or Phys Sci 3 (Choices 1-3 only)
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Optometry

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BOP
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO, Maths 4, and Life Sci or Phys Sci 4 (Choices 1-3 only)
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Oral Hygiene

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BON
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Eng, LO 4, Life Sci, and Maths 3 (Choices 1-3 only)
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Pharmacy

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BPR
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, Life Sci, LO, Maths, and Phys Sci 4 (Choices 1-3 only)
  • APS Range: 48-33
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BPH
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO, Maths, Life Sci, and Phys Sci 4 (Choices 1-3 only)
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Sport Science

  • CAO Code: KN-W-BRT
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO 4, and Maths/Maths Lit 3
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

UKZN College of Humanities Courses and Requirements

Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase)

  • CAO Code: KN-E-BFP
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with Engl, LO 4, isiZulu 4, and two subjects at level 3
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Education (Intermediate Phase)

  • CAO Code: KN-E-BIS
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with English and LO 4 and Level 5 in any two of Maths, Dramatic Arts, Geography, History, or Maths Lit, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Education (Senior Phase/Further Education and Training)

  • CAO Code: KN-E-FET
  • Entry Requirements: NSC Deg with English, LO 4, IsiZulu, History, Accounting, Information Technology, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BA2, KN-P-BA2
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl, LO 4 and one of: Bus Stud, Cons Stud, Dram Arts, Econ, Geog, Hist, Info Tech, Life Sci, Maths/Maths Lit, Music, Religion Stud, Vis Arts, any lang HL/FAL 5. Auditions required for music programmes
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years
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Bachelor of Arts in Cultural and Heritage Tourism

  • CAO Code: KN-H-ABT
  • Entry Requirements: Same as BA General Studies
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Arts in Music

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BAM
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl, LO 4, and one of the specified subjects at Level 5 and audition
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Drama Performance

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BAP
  • Entry Requirements: Same as BA in Music
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Social Science (General Studies)

  • CAO Code: KN-H-SO2, KN-P-SO2
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl, LO 4 and one of: Bus Stud, Cons Stud, Dram Arts, Econ, Geog, Hist, Info Tech, Life Sci, Maths/Maths Lit, Music, Religion Stud, Vis Arts, any lang HL/FAL 5. Auditions required for music programmes
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Social Science in Geography and Environmental Management

  • CAO Code: KN-H-SGE, KN-P-SGE
  • Entry Requirements: Same as B Soc Sc General Studies
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Humanities Extended Curriculum Programme

  • CAO Code: KN-H-SO4, KN-P-SO4
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl and LO 4
  • APS Range: 20-27
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Music

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BM1
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl & LO 4 and one of the specified subjects at Level 5 and audition
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music

  • CAO Code: KN-H-DMJ
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Dip with Engl and three subjects and audition
  • Duration: 3 years

Diploma in Music Performance or African Music and Dance or Opera or Choral Studies

  • CAO Code: KN-H-DMP
  • Entry Requirements: Same as Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BAR
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Maths 5, Eng and LO 4 and one of the specified subjects at Level 5. Deserving applicants will be requested to submit a portfolio of creative work, write an essay and complete a questionnaire
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Social Work

  • CAO Code: KN-H-BSX
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Eng and LO 4 and one of the specified subjects at Level 5
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 4 years

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics & Law

  • CAO Code: KN-H-ABP, KN-P-ABP
  • Entry Requirements: NSC-Deg with Engl & LO 4 and one of the specified subjects at Level 5
  • APS Range: 48-30
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

  • CAO Code: KN-P-ABI
  • Entry Requirements: Same as BA General Studies
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art

  • CAO Code: KN-P-AAV
  • Entry Requirements: Same as BA General Studies
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Social Science in Government, Business & Ethics

  • CAO Code: KN-P-SOG
  • Entry Requirements: Same as B Soc Sc General Studies
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Theology

  • CAO Code: KN-P-BTH
  • Entry Requirements: Same as BA General Studies
  • APS Range: 48-28
  • Duration: 3 years

Music Foundation Programme

  • CAO Code: KN-H-MFP
  • Entry Requirements: NSC with Engl (HL or FAL) and LO Level 3 and audition. This is not an access programme and does not lead to degree studies
  • Duration: 1 year

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