BSc Hons in Botany

General

Program Description

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Botany and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the 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 specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research-based postgraduate science study.

Admission to the Honours programme is subject to approval by the Department. A prospective candidate must have a minimum average mark of at least 60% for Botany on the third year level.

The programme consists of six modules which must be passed individually:

  • The modules for this programme are: Post-harvest Physiology (BOT0017), Plant Biotechnology (BOT0047), Plant Systematics and Molecular Evolution (BOT0067), Project (BOT0077), Scientific Methods(BOT0087), Advanced Plant Taxonomy and Economic Botany(BOT0097).

In addition, one or more additional modules may be required by the Departmental Head. Participation in Departmental excursions may also be required.

The examination consists of written papers or reports in each section. All sections carry equal weight and must all be passed individually.

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

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