BScHons in Biochemistry

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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BScHons in Biochemistry
Programme Code: H2002Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 73794

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022

Purpose

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in their respective science disciplines/fields, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of those science disciplines. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 30 credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialisation qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study.

Career Opportunities

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

31 October 2022

Selection Process

Standard entrance requirements for admission to the Honours programme are subject to approval by the Department. A prospective candidate must have a minimum average mark of at least 65% for all exit level (NQF 7) Biochemistry modules and 60% for NQF 6 Biochemistry modules.

•International students will be required to pass the language proficiency test with a minimum of 60%.
•Applicants will be required to write an in-house examination as set annually by the Department.

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