Molecular and Cell Biology offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg encompass a wide range of focus areas, each with its own unique advantages:
Applied Bioinformatics: Several researchers within the school work at the interface of experimental biology and bioinformatics, therefore, the school provides an ideal environment for students to learn and apply bioinformatics skills on a wide variety of biological data. Students will get hands-on experience in bioinformatics tools and working at the command line.
Biochemistry & Cell Biology: The field of Biochemistry and Cell Biology provides theoretical and experimental understanding of the structure and function of the important biological molecules, the most fundamental entities of a living organism. The application of this knowledge can, for example, help to develop new drugs to combat complex and deadly diseases affecting mankind.
Genetics & Developmental Biology: This is the era of the gene. You can sequence it, research how it functions, study how it makes an animal, plant, bacterium or virus, how it evolves and how it can make cells cancerous. See how it is transforming biology, biotechnology, pharmacology and medicine.
Microbiology & Biotechnology: All life as we know it is dependent on microbes. The field of microbiology aims to expand our current understanding of not only individual microorganisms but also the impact they have on humankind as a whole. This new found knowledge can be applied across a variety of fields including agriculture, biotechnology and medicine, thereby addressing many of our global challenges benefiting both humankind and our environment.
Analytical biochemist, Biomedical scientist, Healthcare scientist, Clinical biochemist, Industrial enzymology, Life science research scientist, Medical diagnostics, Cryopreservation of cells and tissues, Stem Cell Technology, Agricultural, Medical, Environmental & Veterinary biotechnology, Industrial biotechnology, Insecticides research and production, Water quality research, Production of scientific products, Medicinal products and Pharmaceutical Industry, Food Industry, Biotechnology Industry, Brewing Industry, Science Journalism, Patent Law, Bioinformatics, Bioconsultant, Application Specialist, Life science & pharmaceutical sales.
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesMolecular Sciences Bioinformatics Genetics View 13 other Masters in Genetics in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor of Science Honours in a related field with a minimum weighted average of 65%.
- must be identified and approached prior to application.
International1710 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1710 USD per year during 12 months.
National1710 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1710 USD per year during 12 months.
R 25 040
Living costs for Johannesburg
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