BSc Program in Life Sciences 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.

In regards to the study of biological & life sciences, students may focus on one aspect of natural science or study how they work together, such as the environment and human health or biology and geology.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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BSc in Life and Environmental Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 4 years February 2018 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. [+]

BSc Degrees in Life Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. 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... [-]

BSc Hons in Botany

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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 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 Departm ent. 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. [-]

BSc in Biology (Molecular Sciences)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2018 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... [+]

BSc Degrees in Life Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. 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... [-]

BSc in Biology (Animal Biology)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2018 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... [-]

Faculty of Agriculture

University of Ilorin
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Ilorin

The Faculty has five degree programmes of five (5) or four (4) or three (3) academic years for the GCE ‘O’ Level and ‘A” Level holders respectively, leading to the award of : Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric.) degree with limited specialization in the final year in any of the following options: Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Agronomy, Animal Production and Crop Protection. [+]

BSc Degrees in Life Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin was established in the 1982/83 session and had its foundation Dean in the 1983/84 session. Presently, the Faculty comprises of seven (7) Academic departments viz: Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Agronomy Animal Production Crop Protection Home Economics and Food Science Forest Resources Management offices. Also in the same complex are Departments of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development; Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management; Department of Crop Protection; Department of Home Economics and Food Science; and Department of Forest Resource Management. The Faculty has five degree programmes of five (5) or four (4) or three (3) academic years for the GCE ‘O’ Level and ‘A” Level holders respectively, leading to the award of : Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric.) degree with limited specialization in the final year in any of the following options: Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Agronomy, Animal Production and Crop Protection. B. Sc. Home Economics B. Sc. Food Science B. Forestry and Wildlife. B. Sc. Agricultural Extension and Community Development Forestry and Wildlife The main objectives of the department include, but not limited to: Produce graduates with massive entrepreneurship and self-employment capabilities; Impart graduates with skills in all areas of forestry and wildlife; Produce graduates relevant to industry and society and who can impart positively on National and International forestry and wildlife goals. B.Sc Agricultural Extension And Community Development This is a... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Management

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Midrand

Our degree in Biotechnology Management provides you with a solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation in microbiology, molecular biology, plant physiology and agricultural biotechnology with an emphasis on application based research, managing projects and using technology. [+]

Our degree in Biotechnology Management provides you with a solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation in microbiology, molecular biology, plant physiology and agricultural biotechnology with an emphasis on application based research, managing projects and using technology. You will cover a range of core modules such as Animal and Plant Biology, Agricultural Economics and Environmental Biotechnology, Protein Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry. You will also cover subject areas such as Computer Skills, Mathematics for Science Students, Quantitative Techniques, and Clinical Trials. We attribute the success of this degree to our blended teaching methods, which consist of interactive lectures with smaller classes, experiential learning and the use of technology We offer you an environment that combines theory, research and real world practical application. In addition, we have excellent facilities such as computer and science labs and quality lecture rooms and our curriculum is relevant, current and industry led. We ensure that you graduate with essential work and life skills such as analytical thinking, meeting deadlines, problem solving, collaborating in teams and communication. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blended approach of lecture-led and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in your third year. You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allow for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer and science labs and WiFi. You attend lectures,... [-]