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Welcome to the School of Life Sciences
School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences, which is located on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses, is one of five schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The School has a staff complement of 117 academic and support staff; houses approximately 1609 undergraduate students; and boasts a postgraduate component of 606, engaged in Honours, Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral research. The School’s cutting edge laboratories and research equipment compare favourably with the best in the world. Caring and enthusiastic lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and a first class degree in the Life Sciences to their name. 


Areas of Specialisation

This field of study encompasses all human, plant and animal life – ranging from microscopic germs to elephants and everything in between. Areas of specialisation within UKZN’s School of Life Sciences include: 
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology 
Latest News
UKZN Students at Environmental Open Day Hosted by eThekwini Munici...
UKZN Students at Environmental Open Day Hosted by eThekwini Munici...
The Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department (EPCPD) of the eThekwini Municipality hosted an open day for students from UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the School of Life Sciences
Biochemistry Professor to Edit Special Diabetes Issue of Molecules...
Biochemistry Professor to Edit Special Diabetes Issue of Molecules...
Professor Shahidul Islam of Biochemistry in UKZN’s School of SLS has been appointed as a Lead Guest Editor for a special issue of the international, peer-reviewed European Molecules journal, titled ‘Sugar Substitutes and Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome’.
Professor Colleen Downs Awarded SA-Canada Trilateral Chair
Professor Colleen Downs Awarded SA-Canada Trilateral Chair
Professor Colleen Downs, South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cap
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Physical Address
Pietermaritzburg Campus
Life Sciences Campus
Carbis Road
Scottsville

Westville Campus
Westville Campus
University Road
Westville

Postal Address
Pietermaritzburg Campus
Private Bag X 01
Scottsville
3209

Westville Campus
Private Bag X 54001
Durban
4000

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