B.Sc. On Campus

Chemical Science

University of the Western Cape

48 months
5280 USD/year
1958 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Your undergraduate studies in the Chemical Science programe from University of the Western Cape will include at least some of the sub-disciplines listed below. In reality these sub-disciplines integrate to support and enhance each other, and there are no clear boundaries delineating them. 


Chemistry is often described as the central science because it touches all the other sciences. Chemical Science from University of the Western Cape can be defined as the study of matter and its transformations. Since all the natural sciences involve working with or studying matter in some form or another, chemistry plays an central supporting role in fields such as biochemistry, biotechnology, geology, food science, agriculture, pharmaceutics, polymer science, electronics and forensic science.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program you should be able to:

  • Apply chemical concepts and principles to engage with real-world phenomena or examples;
  • Conduct scientific investigations, including the collection, handling and interpretation of experimental data;
  • Conduct research using the library, the web and other sources of information;
  • Use the internet and computer-based word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to complete tasks;
  • Recognise the relationship of chemistry to society, technology and the environment;
  • See chemistry as discipline in a wider context;
  • Present a clear, well-structured oral presentation and well-structured practical reports; and
  • Work productively in co-operative learning groups.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Life Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need to submit your final school results to Universities South Africa (USA) for an evaluation.
  • We Unfortunately will not be able to respond to your application until you submit a confirmation letter issued by Universities South Africa (USA) stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5280 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1958 USD per year during 48 months.
  • Local: R32,800 - R45,650 South African Rands
  • International: R76,520 South African Rands

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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