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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$3,032 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
Campus:Westville
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Cell biology is a branch of biology that studies the different structures and functions of the cell and focuses mainly on the idea of the cell as the basic unit of life.

Cell biology explains the structure, organisation of the organelles they contain, their physiological properties, metabolic processes, signaling pathways, life cycle and interactions with their environment.

Knowing the components of cells and how cells work is fundamental to all biological sciences; it is also essential for research in bio-medical fields such as cancer, and other diseases.

Research in cell biology is closely related to genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, and developmental biology.

Curriculum

Year 1 – BIOL101(16), 102(16), CHEM110(16), CHEM120(16), MATH150(16), PHYS131(16), STAT130(16)

Year 2 – (BIOC201(16) or BIOC203(16)), 234(16), RDNA202(16)

Year 3 – BIOL316(16), 345(16), 350(16), (BIOL304(16) or 347(16) OR 344(16))

Admission Requirements

– NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Agricultural Science/Physical Science/Life Science at level 4.

– Admission points required: 28-48 (highest scoring students taken first; BSc in Industrial and Applied Biotechnology requires a minimum point score of 30).

– The closing date for applications is 30 September.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $128

Closing dates for Undergraduate Programmes:

Medicine: 30 June
All other programmes: 30 September
– Applications to study must be made in the prescribed manner via the Central Applications
Office (www.cao.ac.za), and must include the presentation of the Matriculation Certificate where specified.
– An applicant who has studied at any other tertiary education institution must, in addition, present an academic record and a certificate of conduct from that institution.

For new admissions:
– APS (Accumulated points score)
– Selections are processed on a sliding scale, on academic merit, with the minimum as per subject requirements.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Biology Lab Technician
– Bio-technologist
– Cellular Biologist
– Instructor
– Molecular Biologist
– Pharmaceutical researcher
– Researcher

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,032
Tuition Fees for International Students: $12,747

South African students pay R50275 per year as tuition fees.
Students from SADC countries pay local tuition fees plus a levy of R3400 (R1800 per semester)
Application fee:
– All students from SADC and other African countries pay: R470
– All students from outside of Africa: U$146
– Students from within Africa but outside SADC and from the rest of the world are required to pay US $ 14 535.00 per annum; i.e. U$ 6 895.00 per semester (first or second) inclusive of the international levy, where registration is required for one semester only to complete a qualification.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr. Andre Vosloo
Academic Leader
 
Shereen Samuels
Student Administration