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Biology Academic Programmes

Academic Offerings

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

Service Courses:

– 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