Faculty Overview

The Faculty of Social Sciences is a place where ideas meet practice. The Faculty considers itself to be the heart and soul of the university. The vision of the Faculty of Social Sciences reads: To be a leading unit within the University that promotes academic excellence in teaching, training, research, university service and community engagement. In Social Sciences we study the mind and body and even attempt to influence the soul (through music). We study the human being at three different levels- individual (HPSY, SW HPS), group/ community (LGS, MBTM, SW, MSS, HRM, HGES, PPM, HPSY, HSOC, MCP, MSHE, MHRM, MLGS) and national and international levels (MSIA, HPS). The Faculty of Social Sciences offers diverse degree programmes from Geography and Environmental Studies, to Human Resource Management, Local Governance Studies, Media and Society Studies, Music Business Technology and Musicology, Politics and Public Management, Peace studies, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work

Pursuant to this vision, the Faculty constantly monitors developments in its environment and in the world at large.  This provides it with societal trends and changes both at home and abroad.  The awareness gained enables the Faculty to respond to trends and changes by introducing new academic programmes or rebranding existing ones to meet the current demand. To this end, the Faculty recently established the School of Social Work located in Harare.

The Faculty of Social Sciences collaborates with other institutions and has Associate / Affiliate relationships with institutions such as Kushinga Phikelela with the Department of Local Governance Studies as well as College of Creative Arts with the Department of Music Business, Musicology and Technology.

The University has several collaborative links with other institutions across Africa. It is our intention as a Faculty to actively seek collaboration with more institutions around the globe in the future. With close to 10 000 students, the Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the largest faculties at the Midlands State University. The Faculty comprises 7 vibrant academic departments and a School of Social Work located in three main campuses of: Gweru, Zvishavane and the Harare.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is always striving to improve the contents of its programes as well as the methods of delivery.  This spirit is embodied in our faculty of prominent and well cited scholars. Their commitment to incomparable teaching and ground breaking research brings intellectual rigor as well as hands-on experience into our classrooms.