The Department of Biology offers Biology as a qualifying course for a three or four year degree of Bachelor of Science. The four-year BSc starts with an Extended degree programme (ECP) for students who do not comply with the admission requirements for the first level in the three-year degree qualification. The current ECP in Biology stenches the first year curriculum of Biology I over two years.
The admission requirements for the first level of the three-year BSc is NQF4 and at least a symbol of 5 in Mathematics and 4 in Physical Sciences, Biology, English and one additional subject. The admission requirements for the Extended degree programme is a symbol of 4 in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Biology, English and one additional subject.
Possible subjects that can be combined with Biology in the Life Sciences stream are Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology.
|· MBIO000||· ECP BSc I – Introduction to Life Sciences studies I|
|· MBIB000||· ECP BSc II – Introduction to Life Sciences studies II|
|· MFMB010||· Extended Curriculum Programme Year I for MBChB|
|· MBIO011||· BSc I Introduction to Biological Studies|
|· MZOO012||· BSc I Animal Biology|
|· MZOA021||· BSc II Invertebrates and Botany|
|· MZOB022||· BSc II Adaptive Biodiversity of Vertebrates|
|· MZOA031||· BSc III Ecology|
|· MZOB032||· BSc III Conservation Genetics|
|– MBIO011||BSc Dietetics I – Introduction to Biological Studies|
|– MBLA010||BSc Physiotherapy I – Introduction to Biological Studies|
|– MBLB010||MBChB I – Introduction to Biological Studies|
|– MBLC010||BDS I – Introduction to Biological Studies|
|– MBLD010||BDT I – Introduction to Biological Studies|
BSc Honours in Biology
A BSc Honours in Biology is also presented. This course focuses on Environmental Biology, Palaeontology and Philosophy of Biological Science, Fish Parasitology, Tick Biology and the completion of a research project. Admission requirements are: BSc with 60% for Biology/Zoology III or any relevant subject at third year level and/or a personal interview.
|MZOO080||BSc Honours Year Project|
|MZOA081||BSc Honours Environmental Biology|
|MZOB081||BSc Honours Palaeontology & Philosophy|
|MZOA082||BSc Honours Tick Biology|
|MZOB082||BSc Honours Parasitology|
A Masters and Doctorate degree in Biology can only be achieved through the submission of a dissertation/thesis. Research in the department focuses mainly around Conservation Biology, Acarology and Ethnobotany, Fish Parasitology and Palaeontology.
|MBOA090||Master of Science in Botany|
|MZOA090||Master of Science in Zoology|
|MBOA100||Doctor of Philosophy in Botany|
|MZOA100||Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology|