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Environmental & Water Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Cape Town, South Africa
If you are interested in the interaction of humans with the environment, the processes operating in the environment and affecting our water resources and the influence of natural phenomena on the environment, this Environmental & Water Science degree from University of the Western Cape is for you.
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Water is the cornerstone of life as we know it.  We live in a world where more and more people rely on a limited water supply. South Africa with an average annual rainfall of 500mm has limited water resources.  If we do not understand our water resources and the environments where they occur, we cannot manage them and then will be heading for disaster. Apply now for this Environmental & Water Science degree from University of the Western Cape.


  • Hydrogeologists/Geohydrologists
  • Hydrologists
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Water Managers
  • Geographical Information Systems Specialist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Private Consultants

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    375 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Earth Science
  • Chemistry
  • English for Educational Development 
  • Statistics
  • Life Science
  • Biodiversity & Conservation

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • You need to submit your final school results to Higher Education South Africa (HESA)  for an evaluation.
  • We unfortunately will not be able to respond to your application until you submit a confirmation letter issued by HESA stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.
  • Certified copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5280 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1958 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Local: R32,800 - R45,650 South African Rands
  • International: R76,520 South African Rands

Living costs for Cape Town

  • 9088 - 15530 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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