University of Johannesburg

Master On Campus
12 months
890 USD/year
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The Faculty of Science if offering a Master of Science in Biotechnology at University of Johannesburg.


A Master of Science in Biotechnology at University of Johannesburg dissertation and such additional research work as may be prescribed by the Departmental Head.

Biotechnology offers a diversification of biological knowledge, predominantly of microorganisms, to equip you in the identification and characterisation of bacteria contaminating industrially significant products. Your local supermarket supplies beverages and food products that can be infected with fungi and bacteria. Your girlfriends’ make-up can also be contaminated with microbes. Knowledge of the potential contaminants and techn​iques to screen these products are essential to maintain product quality.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Biotechnology trains graduates with the necessary:

  • skills
  • knowledge
  • subject excellence to meet and exceed requirements of the Biotechnology Industry. 

The graduates must be able to apply Biotechnology and they must be able to convey their expertise to the Industry in order to develop applied research to the benefit of students, staff and industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation in Biotechnology
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Biotechnology or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 890 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

R14,634 – R171,158


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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