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Faculty Website: Faculty of Science
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BScHons in Biochemistry
Programme Code: H2002Q
Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
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.
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.