Studyportals
M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular and Cell Biology

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

12 months
Duration
1710 USD/year
1710 USD/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The MSc by dissertation in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is offered in the School of Molecular & Cell Biology, with focus areas including Applied Bioinformatics, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Genetics & Developmental Biology, and Microbiology & Biotechnology.

Overview

Key facts

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.

Career Opportunities

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. 

Programme Structure

Curriculum

  • By research and dissertation only.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
7
Start practicing IELTS today!

Credits

190 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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).
7
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science Honours in a related field with a minimum weighted average of 65%.
  • must be identified and approached prior to application.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1710 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1710 USD per year during 12 months.

R 25 040

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 3 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Molecular and Cell Biology
-
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!