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 MACE LAB FEATURED ON 50 50 TV SHOW
UKZN MACE LAB FEATURED ON 50 50 TV SHOW
Dr Deborah Robertson-Andersson and Mr Gan Moodley with their students from UKZN’s MACE Lab were recently featured on the SABC TV programme 50/50 in an Earth Day segment titled Plague of Plastic: KZN.
Coastal Conservation the Best Option - UK Beach Erosion Expert
Coastal Conservation the Best Option - UK Beach Erosion Expert
“No Beaches for our Children? How to Adapt to the Future”, was the title of a presentation delivered at UKZN by Dr Luciana Esteves
Genetics Honours Programme Meeting need for Scarce Skills
Genetics Honours Programme Meeting need for Scarce Skills
Genetics Honours programme, fills an important role in the training of geneticists.
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Contact Details
Pietermaritzburg & Westville campuses

Mrs Devashnee Chinniah
Telephone: 031 260 8317
Email: chinniahd@ukzn.ac.za
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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