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Biochemistry and Cell Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
All living organisms (microbes, parasites, plants, insects, animals and humans) are studied at the molecular level in this course. We investigate the structure and biological functions of enzymes, carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nucleic acids. Biochemistry and Cell Biology program is offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
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Overview

Overview

Biochemistry embraces the fascinating worlds of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Immuno-Technology, Advanced Cell Biology, and Enzymology.

In Biochemistry and Cell Biology offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, you will study all living organisms (microbes, parasites, plants, insects, animals, and humans) at the molecular level. You will investigate the structure and biological functions of enzymes, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids.

Career Opportunities

  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Industrial Enzymology
  • Life Science Research Scientist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Personalised Medicines
  • Protein Biotechnology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Introductory Life Sciences 
  • Chemistry
  • Auxiliary Mathematics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Basic Statistics for the Natural Sciences

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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

  • APS 40+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5
  • Mathematics
Level 5
  • Wait-listing
Applicants with 38-39 points may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5102 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2551 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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R48110-59310

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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