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    Faculty of Social Studies

    Faculty of Social Studies is a university division specializing in teaching in areas traditionally classified as “social sciences” for academic purposes.

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    Social Studies Degrees

    The Faculty is proud of academic excellence, effecting social change and development through research

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Faculty of Social Studies

Acting Dean

 Prof I Chirisa

Prof. I Chirisa

Qualifications: D.Phil in Rural and Urban Planning (UZ), MSc (Rural & Urban Planning, UZ); BSc (Rural & Urban Planning Honours, UZ); Post-Grad Diploma (Land Management Informal Settlements Regularisation, IHS, The Netherlands)

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Studies (FSS). The faculty has a long and distinguished reputation of teaching, research and community service as well as producing highly qualified and capable individuals. 

Being the largest faculty at the University of Zimbabwe, it comprises eight research oriented departments, and a student population of about 2 672. Being a vibrant and sundry social science community, student mentorship; interaction with stakeholders; participation in national, regional and international events; multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach; and entrepreneurial spirit are the core principles in the Faculty. Underpinned by these principles, the faculty has been playing a significant role not only in the university but in the country and beyond. 

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Social Studies Programmes

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Rural and Urban Planning
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Administrative Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Political Science

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