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Missionvale campus is situated between Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage and ideally positioned to service the Zwide and New Brighton areas.

It is currently used for the NMMU’s extended programmes and has 1300 students but was formally the PE campus of Vista University.


Missionvale Campus offers academic programmes from the following disciplines:

Engineering, the Built Environment & Information Technology

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Settlements Development
  • Higher Certificate IT (User Support Services)

Business & Economic Sciences

  • B Com (Extended Curriculum)
  • N Dip (Extended Curriculum)
  • BA (Development Studies)

Health Sciences

  • B Cur Nursing Science (Extended Curriculum)


  • Bachelor of Education: Honours
  • Language in Learning and Teaching
  • Special Needs Education
  • School Leadership


  • Post Graduate Diploma (Criminal Justice Practice)
  • Higher Certificate (Criminal Justice Practice)


  • Centre for Integrated Post-School Education 
  • Centre for Community Schools
  • Co-operative Development Centre 


  • Laboratory ( Nursing)
  • Library
  • Lecture Halls
  • Ekhaya Student Centre
  • Student and staff catering facilities
  • Bookshop 
  • Art Shop
  • University shop
  • Locker space for students
  • Individual and group study areas
  • Student societies hub
  • Computer Lab
  • Indoor Sports Centre 
  • Indoor Sport Centre seating 4 000 people. 
  • Sports Field

 Community Engagement

  • Projects, Schools, Workshops
  • The Centre for Integrated Post-School Education & Training [CIPSET]
  • The Centre for the Community School
  • The Community Psychology Centre
  • The Law Clinic

Notable Mention

Bird Street campus has the largest indoor centre in the province, in addition to the fully fledged 1.5 ha traditional medicine garden for research by the pharmacy and biochemistry students. The medicine garden allows the students to do traditional medicine research.

The campus library is the first in the country to have an environmentally friendly lighting system with carbon dioxide sensors that saves energy.

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