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
MACE Lab Gets Behind Novel River Cleaning System
MACE Lab Gets Behind Novel River Cleaning System
Dr Deborah Robertson-Andersson is working hard at implementing a project that will collect plastic and other debris from oceans and rivers
CAES scoops gold at the Royal Show
CAES scoops gold at the Royal Show
UKZN has once again pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat at the annual Pietermaritzburg Royal Agricultural Show.
AECI Bursaries for Science and Engineering Students
AECI Bursaries for Science and Engineering Students
Ten students from UKZN’s Science and Engineering Access programme have been awarded AECI bursaries worth R792 000
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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

Westville Campus
Westville Campus
University Road

Postal Address
Pietermaritzburg Campus
Private Bag X 01

Westville Campus
Private Bag X 54001

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