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.
Public talk - Wojciech Hubert Zurek
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PhD in Physics the Best Birthday Present Ever
PhD in Physics the Best Birthday Present Ever
Dr Lerato Shikwambana received the best birthday present ever from UKZN – a PhD in Physics!
Curiosity the Winning Formula
Curiosity the Winning Formula
Ever since she was a child, Ms Stephanie Fraser has had an inquisitive mind. ‘I have always been curious about how things work in our world,’
Vincent Maphai Scholarship Recipient off to MIT
Vincent Maphai Scholarship Recipient off to MIT
The accolades keep rolling in for top-performing Master’s student, Ms Zahra Essack, who was recently awarded the Vincent Maphai Scholarship.
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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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