Faculty of Natural Sciences
Welcome message from the Dean:Scientists like to ask questions! As you consider your future, your questions may be, “Why study Science? Why study Science at UWC?” UWC is serious about Science. As a UWC Science student you will have access to some of the best Science laboratories and facilities in the southern hemisphere. Not only that, you will be taught, inspired, mentored, and encouraged by international leaders in the scientific disciplines outlined on our website.
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Programme Explainer Series:
In this video, Head of Department Professor Stephen Boatwright, speaks to you about this degree programme, its entry requirements and curriculum.
Possible module combinations: Electives may be taken in Applied Geology, Chemistry and Environmental and Water Science What can I do with this programme? Career opportunities are countless, including research scientist, museum curator, teacher, environmental impact assessment and many more.
Enquiries: Ms Linda van Heerden (email@example.com), Prof. Stephen Boatwright (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Anusha Rajkaran (email@example.com)
In the videos below, Charles Gelderbloem speaks to you about the Extended Curriculum and Mainstream programmes.
Biotechnology: Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP)
Biotechnology: Mainstream Programme
What can I do with this programme? Food Industry (Lab technician, Quality Assurance); SAPS Forensics (DNA analyst); Medical Technologist (Pathcare, Ampath); Science Educators; Research Scientist; Academics
Enquiries: Charles Gelderbloem, firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I do with this programme?
Exploration and/or mining geologist (e.g. in Anglo American, BHP Billiton etc.), Research (e.g. in Council of Geoscience, CSIR and MINTEK etc.), Petroleum geologist, consulting geologist, academics pursuing research and lectureship in universities, business entrepreneur
Enquiries: Prof D. Frei (email@example.com
What can I do with this programme? This is a formative degree and does not prepare you for a specific profession. The qualification with scientific training in basic medical related sciences provides a gateway to further your studies towards different careers. Our graduates work in the food industry as laboratory assistants and as medical or pharmacy representatives. You may also want to combine your degree with a relevant diploma in marketing, finance, education, journalism or even a qualification in the legal arena. Many students continue with postgraduate studies in Medical Bioscience with a view towards a career as research scientist or lecturer.
Enquiries: Prof Ekpo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Possible module combinations: Elective modules can be taken in Computer science, Physics or Economics What can I do with this programme? Data scientists involved with modelling, analysis and forecasting, Academic career, etc. Data scientists are the key players of the future, it is also a scarce skills area with endless job opportunities.
Enquiries: Professor Patidar (email@example.com) or Professor Stiegler (firstname.lastname@example.org)