Welcome to Agricultural Sciences 

This Department offers several exciting qualifications both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We consist of a team of permanent staff and part time staff that actively involved in teaching, student assistance and project supervision.


In its quest to offer industry-relevant training, the Nelson Mandela University (North Campus) is offering a course in Game Ranch Management. The game industry in the Eastern Cape has developed into a multi-million Rand industry and has experienced high growth rates over the past few years.

The Game Ranch Managment course, which is practically orientated and involves hands-on training, is being offered by the Nelson Mandela University Department of Agricultural Sciences on the North Campus in Gqeberha. 

Why game ranching?

Our Game Ranch Management students are equipped with knowledge and skills which are especially suitable for a career in game ranch management. Various other careers in the game industry exist like tour guides, guesthouses, the venison industry, etc. 

Qualifications offered:

  • Diploma: Game Ranch Management
  • Advanced Diploma: Game Ranch Management
  • MSc: Game Ranch Management (Research)

Career opportunities:

  • Game Ranch Managers
  • Professional Hunters
  • Nature Reserves
  • Field Guide
  • Meat processors