University of Kwazulu Natal UKZN School of Life Sciences Courses Offered

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University of Kwazulu Natal UKZN School of Life Sciences Courses Offered

UKZN School of Life Sciences Courses Offered – Check below:

Undergraduate studies

Bachelor of Science
UKZN’s School of Life Sciences offers a three year undergraduate programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc).

This may be achieved in two ways:

1) Through a general and flexible BSc (Life and Earth Sciences Stream) with possible major subject combinations of any two of the following:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Ecology, Genetics
  • Microbiology.

2) Through a specific focused BSc, which has a more directed outcome:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Industrial and Applied
  • Biotechnology
  • Marine Biology

Minimum entrance requirements:

  • NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Agricultural Science Physical Science/Life Science at level 4.
  • Admission points required: 28-48 (highest scoring students taken first; BSc in Industrial and Applied Biotechnology requires a minimum point score of 30).
  • The closing date for applications is 30 September every year.
See also  University of the Witwatersrand Physics Department

Postgraduate studies

Bachelor of Science (Honours)
A one- year specialist programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours). A minimum of 55% must be achieved at BSc level to gain admittance to Honours. The closing date for applications is 30 September, although late applications will be considered on payment of a late application fee

Master of Science
A Master of Science programme is offered, whereby students engage in research under the supervision of an academic staff
member. A minimum of a BSc Honours degree or equivalent must be achieved to be considered for this programme. This degree takes a minimum of one year.

Doctor of Philosophy
A Doctor of Philosophy programme is offered where students engage in novel research supervised by academic members of staff. This is typically three years of full time study and normally follows on from a Master of Science Degree.

Postdoctoral study
Remunerated, postdoctoral research positions are available on application.