BSc Program in Biology in Africa

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A BSc or Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate degree that usually takes three to five years.  During this course of study, students can learn general and specialized skills that are helpful for future education or work opportunities.

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BSc in Life and Environmental Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of life and environmental sciences. [+]

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. AUCKLAND PARK KINGSWAY CAMPUS This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of life and environmental sciences. The purpose of the BSc Life and Environmental Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with life, earth and environmental sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. With the focus of the programme being on the principles and theory of the life and environmental sciences with the possible applications thereof, the students acquire the appropriate competence and research ability that serves as a basis for entry into the labour market and a range of professional training and practice as well as postgraduate studies opportunities. Exit level outcomes Students should be able to: Identify, interpret, analyse and solve routine as well as unfamiliar problems and issues using enquiry and theory-driven arguments Demonstrate effectiveness in working with others in a team by taking responsibility for their own work and showing regard for the work of others Identify, evaluate and address their own task-specific learning needs Develop good information retrieval as well as quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills, including the appropriate use of ICT Demonstrate a well-grounded, systematic and integrated knowledge and theory of the life and environmental sciences Monitor and evaluate their own academic development and progress based on a commonly applied life and environmental sciences related criteria Present and communicate information and ideas and opinions in well-structured arguments, adhering to appropriate academic/ professional discourse Use science and technology reliably in variable and unfamiliar contexts and adhere to recognised professional and/or ethical standards, seeking guidance where appropriate Identify, distinguish, effectively select and apply procedures, processes, methods/techniques of enquiry and research applicable to the life and environmental sciences related contexts [-]

BSc Hons in Zoology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

BSc Honours in Zoology [+]

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Zoology, 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. BSc Hons: Zoology (HBS003) comprises 11 modules composed of modules ZOO0017, ZOO0027, ZOO0037, ZOO0047, ZOO0057, ZOO0067, ZOO0077, ZOO0097, ZOO0098, ZOO0127 and ZOO0157. The department annually determines the availability of modules. NQF Level: 7 Credits: 138 Rules of access: BSc degree with Zoology as major Conditions of acceptance A restricted number of learners (approx. 12) will be accepted annually. This number is determined by the available places in the department. Final acceptance will be based on final year results, obtaining a minimum of 65% in an English proficiency test and the outcome of a written easy type application, evaluated by Academic staff of the Department of Zoology. [-]

BSc Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Department offers a four-year Undergraduate programme leading to the award of BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Students take general courses in Biology during the first two years, as well as compulsory University courses. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. [+]

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. The Department offers a four-year Undergraduate programme leading to the award of BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Students take general courses in Biology during the first two years, as well as compulsory University courses. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. Year 1: General Biology and other foundation courses within the university to be taken by all students of the School of Biological Sciences. Year 2: General Biology courses to be taken by all biological science students. Selection of students into the specialised fields (at the various departments within the School), will be conducted at the end of the 2nd semester of year 2. Year 3: A blend of courses from the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences and some selected courses from the School of Biological Sciences will be offered to students who are selected for the B.Sc. Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences programme. Year 4: Students undertake specially-tailored courses by the department covering the four subject areas; Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Oceanography & Limnology, Fisheries Science, and Aquaculture. A topic for project dissertation may be chosen from any of the four specified areas by students in the 4th year. Admission Requirements: Post WASSSCE - SSSCE admissions: Candidates must obtain: passes in Core English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies. passes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with grades not lower than C6 in Biology and one other elective science subject. an overall aggregate of 36 or better in three core and three elective subjects. NOTE: Students will be selected into B.Sc. (Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences) at the beginning of level 300. [-]

BSc Biochemistry

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The BSc programme in Biochemistry is designed to produce graduates who will meet the human resource needs of second cycle, tertiary, research institutions, food, brewing and pharmaceutical industries. The programme equips students with: <ul> <li>skills and techniques for conducting bioscience research and presentation of results under the supervision of a lecturer,</li> <li>​educational training in research methodology and statistical tools necessary to conduct research at the workplace,</li> <li>​broad knowledge-based academic issues in Biochemistry and related fields</li> </ul> [+]

The BSc programme in Biochemistry is designed to produce graduates who will meet the human resource needs of second cycle, tertiary, research institutions, food, brewing and pharmaceutical industries. The programme equips students with: skills and techniques for conducting bioscience research and presentation of results under the supervision of a lecturer, ​educational training in research methodology and statistical tools necessary to conduct research at the workplace, ​broad knowledge-based academic issues in Biochemistry and related fields HOW DO WE PREPARE YOU FOR A B.SC.DEGREE IN BIOCHEMISTRY? The first year provides an introduction to Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will also choose a liberal course from a list offered by the University. You will gain foundation in Biological Sciences. In Year two, you will build on this foundation with the inclusion of Mathematics for Biologists, and Introductory Biochemistry courses. In your third year, you will study courses including Research methods, Biostatistics and core Biochemistry courses. You will be expected to carry out attachment training in an industry, which is expected to build on your knowledge base and expose you to the job market. In the final year you will study Bio-entrepreneurship and other core Biochemistry courses and produce a dissertation necessary for graduation. Courses are taught through lectures, discussions and oral presentations by students. Students are assessed using continuous assessment by quizzes, assignments, oral presentations and participation in class discussion, which constitutes 40% and an End of Semester Examination, which comprises 60% of the total marks. WHAT TO DO TO QUALIFY FOR AN AWARD OF A DEGREE A minimum of 120-credit load of work is required to graduate for the four year programme. Admission Requirements: Candidates must have credit passes (A1 – C6) ‘(A – D)’ in core English, core Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies. In addition, candidates must have obtained credit passes in three elective subjects preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and elective Mathematics with grades not lower than C6/D at the WASSCE/SSSCE levels respectively. [-]

BSc in Biology (Molecular Sciences)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The BSc (Hons) in Biology (Molecular Sciences) offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the biological sciences during your first and second years of... [+]

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. Biology (Molecular Sciences) - BSc (Hons) The BSc (Hons) in Biology (Molecular Sciences) offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the biological sciences during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have the opportunity to focus your studies and specialise in the molecular sciences. In addition to broadening your knowledge of the science of biology, you will gain an understanding of research methods and develop the practical and laboratory skills relevant to your studies and future career. About the course Class sizes are small and teaching staff are supportive and friendly. Many of the areas in which you may choose to specialize are supported by staff research, such as aspects of molecular or environmental biology. You will be taught using a wide variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and field work, small group work and supported self study. Experts in particular areas of biology regularly give talks and presentations as guest speakers. Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories where you will have the opportunity to enhance your practical lab skills. Special features Class sizes are small and teaching staff are friendly and very supportive. You will have the opportunity to build networks with professional biologists and others working in related roles, through professional placements and field work. Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories. You have the opportunity to study abroad in a habitat of your choice (including desert, marine or rainforest). What you will learn In your first and second year of studies you will establish your understanding of the core principles and theories of biology. In your third year you will carry out more focused study and develop a greater depth of knowledge of the molecular sciences. You will develop a range of subject-specific skills and knowledge. You will also enhance your practical, analytical, interpersonal and presentation skills which will support your continued development after you graduate. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Investigating Science and Personal Development; Molecular Basis of Life; Diversity of Life; Cellular Basis of Life; Physiology; Environmental Biology. Level 2 Core Modules: Research Science; Plant Science; Marine Science; Animal Science; Biomolecular Sciences; Wildlife Biology. Level 3 Core Module: Project. You will also study further optional modules. These modules include Molecular Evolution; Freshwater Biology and Ecotoxicology; Human Genetics; Sensory Physiology; Placement. Entry requirements 240 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) including biology or a related subject. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

BSc in Biology (Animal Biology)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The BSc (Hons) in Biology (Animal Biology) offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the biological sciences during your first and second years of study... [+]

Biology (Animal Biology) - BSc (Hons) The BSc (Hons) in Biology (Animal Biology) offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the biological sciences during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have the opportunity to focus your studies and specialise in animal biology. In addition to broadening your knowledge of the science of biology, you will gain an understanding of research methods and develop the practical and laboratory skills relevant to your studies and future career. About the course Class sizes are small and teaching staff are supportive and friendly. Many of the areas in which you may choose to specialize are supported by staff research, such as aspects of molecular or environmental biology. You will be taught using a wide variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and field work, small group work and supported self study. Experts in particular areas of biology regularly give talks and presentations as guest speakers. Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories where you will have the opportunity to enhance your practical lab skills. Special features Class sizes are small and teaching staff are friendly and very supportive. You will have the opportunity to build networks with professional biologists and others working in related roles, through professional placements and field work. Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories. You have the opportunity to study abroad in a habitat of your choice (including desert, marine or rainforest). What you will learn In your first and second year of studies you will establish your understanding of the core principles and theories of biology. In your third year you will carry out more focused study and develop a greater depth of knowledge of animal biology. You will develop a range of subject-specific skills and knowledge. You will also enhance your practical, analytical, interpersonal and presentation skills which will support your continued development after you graduate. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Investigating Science and Personal Development; Molecular Basis of Life; Diversity of Life; Cellular Basis of Life; Physiology; Environmental Biology. Level 2 Core Modules: Research Science; Plant Science; Marine Science; Animal Science; Biomolecular Sciences; Wildlife Biology. Level 3 Core Module: Project. You will also study further optional modules. These modules include Freshwater Biology and Ecotoxicology; Animal Behaviour; Ecology and Conservation; Sensory Physiology; Placement. Entry requirements 240 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) including biology or a related subject. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

BSc in Biology

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The BSc (Hons) in Biology offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the subject during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have... [+]

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. Biology - BSc (Hons) The BSc (Hons) in Biology offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the subject during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have the opportunity to continue with your broad study of Biology or focus your studies on a more specialised field by selecting one of the named routes from Animal Biology and Molecular Sciences. In addition to broadening your knowledge of the science of biology, you will gain an understanding of research methods and develop the practical and laboratory skills relevant to your studies and future career. About the course Class sizes are small and teaching staff are supportive and friendly. Many of the areas in which you may choose to specialize are supported by staff research, such as aspects of molecular or environmental biology. You will be taught using a wide variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and field work, small group work and supported self study. Experts in particular areas of biology regularly give talks and presentations as guest speakers. Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories where you will have the opportunity to enhance your practical lab skills. Special features Class sizes are small and teaching staff are friendly and very supportive. You will have the opportunity to build networks with professional biologists and others working in related roles, through professional placements and field work. Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories. You have the opportunity to study abroad in a habitat of your choice (including desert, marine or rainforest). What you will learn In your first and second year of studies you will establish your understanding of the core principles and theories of biology. In your third year you will have the opportunity to select a particular study route, enabling you to carry out more focused study in your chosen subject areas. Whichever route you choose you will develop a range of subject-specific skills and knowledge. You will also enhance your practical, analytical, interpersonal and presentation skills which will support your continued development after you graduate. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Investigating Science and Personal Development; Molecular Basis of Life; Diversity of Life; Cellular Basis of Life; Physiology; Environmental Biology. Level 2 Core Modules: Research Science; Plant Science; Marine Science; Animal Science; Biomolecular Sciences; Wildlife Biology. Level 3 Core Module: Project. You will also study further optional modules. These modules include Molecular Evolution; Freshwater Biology and Ecotoxicology; Animal Behaviour; Ecology and Conservation; Human Genetics; Sensory Physiology; Placement. Entry requirements 240 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) including biology or a related subject. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]