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.
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.
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- Life Sciences
- 48 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 43 other Bachelors in Biochemistry in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International5280 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5280 USD per year during 48 months.
National1958 USD/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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