M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Bioscience

University of the Western Cape

12 months
5734 USD/year
2177 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In the Medical Bioscience Department from University of the Western Cape we aim at training and developing scientist who will conduct research with a view to reduce the many lifestyle associated diseases. 


To prepare students, the Medical Bioscience programme from University of the Western Cape teaches students Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Microbiology thereby providing an understanding of the structure and function of the human body, and how the body protects itself against disease.


The degree in Medical Bioscience is a formative degree and does not prepare you for a specific profession. The qualification with scientific training in basic medical related sciences provides you with a gateway to further your studies towards different careers. The graduates work in the food industry, as laboratory assistants and as medical or pharmaceutical reps. 

You may also want to combine your degree with a relevant diploma in marketing, finance, education, journalism or even in the legal arena. Many students continue with postgraduate studies in Medical Biosciences with a view towards becoming a research scientists or lecturer.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Medical Bioscience Masters Thesis
  • Specialist module in Anatomical Science 
  • The Microbiology of Female Morbidity and Mortality 
  • Advanced Studies in Reproduction and Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need to submit your final school results to Higher Education South Africa (HESA)  for an evaluation.
  • We unfortunately will not be able to respond to your application until you submit a confirmation letter issued by HESA stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.
  • Certified copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5734 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    2177 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2177 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National students - R36,460 
  • International students - R96,020

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

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


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.

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