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Ecology and Conservation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
Ecology and Conservation program offered by the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  this career line includes diverse training in ecology and conservation, which are sought-after skills in dealing with the interdisciplinary challenges faced by society



Studying Ecology and Conservation program offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  will gain insight into the quantitative study and use of ecological, physiological, and systematic principles. These are studied in the contexts of ecology, conservation, and environmental science, and their applications in conservation biology and environmental management.

You can continue studies in Law, Economics, Engineering, Veterinary Science, and Development Management.

Career Opportunities

  • Ecotourism
  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Environmental Economist
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental NGO
  • Forestry
  • Nature Conservation
  • Planning and Consulting
  • Wildlife Documentaries
  • Research for South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introductory Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Auxiliary Mathematics
  • Complementary Life Sciences
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Evolution 
  • Fundamentals of Ecology 
  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour 

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

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

    3490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3490 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3490 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 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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