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
Lecturer featured in Quest magazine
Lecturer featured in Quest magazine
Dr Judy Stephenson was interviewed about SuperDARN data in her supervision of postgraduate students in the school.
UKZN Unveils State-of-the-Art New Laboratories
UKZN Unveils State-of-the-Art New Laboratories
The University has invested R14million into the Peptide Sciences Laboratory and Laser Chemical Vapour Deposition (LCVD) and Thin Films Laboratory, which were officially opened by Vice-Chancellor
UKZN Delegates Deliver Impressive Presentations at SKA Conference
UKZN Delegates Deliver Impressive Presentations at SKA Conference
Students, postdoctoral researchers and staff from UKZN’s Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) delivered well-received presentations at the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) postgraduate conference in Cape Town.
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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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