School of Life Sciences

Welcome to the School of Life Sciences

Welcome to the School of Life Sciences, which is located on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. The School has a staff complement of 144 academic and support staff; houses approximately 1600 undergraduate students; and boasts a postgraduate component of 514, engaged in Honours, Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral research.
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Late applications still open for 1st-year programmes | 6 Feb 2023

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science still has limited places available in its first-year programmes for funded or self-funded students.
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Registration 2023

The University has put in place measures to ensure that the 2023 registration processes continue in a manner that mitigates the health and safety risks for our staff, students, and members of our local communities.
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UKZN Participates in eThekwini Grade 9 Subject Choice Expo

UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) recently took part in a three-day Grade 9 Expo hosted by the eThekwini Municipality in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education. The purpose of the Expo was to empower learners with information about potential career paths. Three hundred learners from different...
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CompLit4U Project Successfully Trains Another Group of CMS Staff

The CompLit4U project recently ran its second basic computer literacy training for 2022 with a group of 15 Campus Management Services (CMS) staff on the Westville campus. The course was created by Dr Tanja Reinhardt, STEC@UKZN Co-ordinator, and Mr Sashlin Girraj, College of AES PR Officer, with the goal to empower CMS staff members...
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LABRATS Shine in Inter-Varsity Brewing Competition

Hops, barley, and water is all one would think take to produce the ideal beer, right? Well, not entirely… UKZN’s LABRATS recently attended the annual South African Breweries (SAB) Brewing and Tasting (Inter-Varsity) Competition held at the University of the Free-State in Bloemfontein, and learnt that there is a lot...
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Ademola Olaniran

Ms Xoli Shandu
031 260 1545

The School of Life Sciences is comprised of 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.

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:

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