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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Biochemistry is a four-semester subject, offered at second and third year levels, which may be taken as a major subject for the degrees of B.Sc., B.Com. and B.Journ. Students wishing to take Biochemistry must successfully complete Chemistry 1 for entry into second year and Biochemistry 2 for entry into third year. Students wishing to major in Biochemistry are encouraged to take Microbiology 2. Formal lectures are complimented with laboratory practical experience and field trips.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National students: 27.02

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Biochemistry; Bioenergetics and Metabolism
  • Biochemical Techniques; Biological Chemistry and Computational Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry of Information Flow; Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Physiological and Medical biochemistry; Enzymology and Bioinformatics with Case Studies

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

(a) All foreign applications will only be considered after the closing date of 30 September: Receipt of your application will be acknowledged and you will be notifi ed of the outcome of your application in October.

(b) Undergraduate students who have already completed their school-leaving examinations: International applicants may qualify for exemption through AEB or Cambridge examinations if they have two A level passes (A, B or C) or equivalent. It is not sufficient to pass in O levels alone. Application for exemption will be made through the University after registration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1861 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1861 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1861 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1861 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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29200 south african rand per year.

Living costs for Grahamstown

  • 7630 - 10640 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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