Disciplines

The School of Life Sciences includes the broader disciplines and majors in the following areas:

  • Biological Sciences: which includes Botany, Cellular Biology, Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Biology, Grassland and Rangeland Science, Marine Biology and Zoology.

  • Biochemistry: which looks at the molecules that make up ‘life’. It studies the proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and DNA that make living cells and organisims work.

  • Genetics: which explores the pathways that lead from the determinants of heredity, DNA, to the final expressed trait, such as hair colour. It seeks to understand the way in which the basic instructions for this process are encoded and expressed. Understanding the nature of genetic variation permits one to combat disease in humans, plants and animals, and improve existing strains and breeds of plants and animals.

  • Microbiology: an exciting area of science in which students learn how to apply new and advanced technologies to explore the make-up, diversity and functioning of micro-organisms, as well as their relationship with other organisms and the environment.
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