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Tuition Fees:$2,410 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
Campus:Pietermaritzburg
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Biology is a diverse field that focuses on living things and their interaction with the environment.

The courses here, combine practical and theory work with a mixture of lectures and lab work.

Biological Sciences offers you a wide choice of study areas, ranging from botany to ecology and zoology.

Curriculum

Year 1 – BIOL101(16), 102(16), CHEM110(16), CHEM120(16), MATH150(16), PHYS131(16), STAT130(16)

Year 2 – BIOL211(16), 213(16), 16C from (BIOL204(16), 222(16)), RDNA202(16)

Year 3 – BIOL304(16), 305(16), 315(16), 324(16)

Admission Requirements

Admission 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 took first; BSc in Industrial and Applied Biotechnology requires a minimum point score of 30).
– The closing date for applications is 30 September.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $128

Closing dates for Undergraduate Programmes:

Medicine: 30 June
All other programmes: 30 September
– Applications to study must be made in the prescribed manner via the Central Applications
Office (www.cao.ac.za), and must include the presentation of the Matriculation Certificate where specified.
– An applicant who has studied at any other tertiary education institution must, in addition, present an academic record and a certificate of conduct from that institution.

For new admissions:
– APS (Accumulated points score)
– Selections are processed on a sliding scale, on academic merit, with the minimum as per subject requirements.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Botany
– Cellular Biology
– Ecology
– Entomology
– Environmental Biology
– Grassland and Rangeland Science
– Marine Biology
– Zoology

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $2,410
Tuition Fees for International Students: $12,747

South African students pay R39957 per year as tuition fees.
Students from SADC countries pay local tuition fees plus a levy of R3400 (R1800 per semester)
Application fee:
– All students from SADC and other African countries pay: R470
– All students from outside of Africa: U$146
– Students from within Africa but outside SADC and from the rest of the world are required to pay US $ 14 535.00 per annum; i.e. U$ 6 895.00 per semester (first or second) inclusive of the international levy, where registration is required for one semester only to complete a qualification.

Relevant Contact

 
Shahidul Islam
Academic Leader
 
Shereen Samuels
Undergraduate Administration