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UFS Genetics Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of the Free State (UFS) Genetics.

Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences, in the disciplines Behavioural Genetics or Genetics; and Bachelor of Science majoring in Forensic Science.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science majoring in Behavioural Genetics or Genetics
  • Admission Point: 32 or higher
  • Language of instruction: 50%
  • Mathematics: 60%
  • Life Sciences:60%
  • Physical Sciences: 60%
Requirements for Bachelor of Science majoring in Forensic Science
  • Admission Point: 34 or higher
  • Cumulative AP of 17 and higher for Mathematics, Life Science and Physical Science
  • Language of instruction on level 4 (50%)
  • A selection process takes place before admission. Only 80 students will be admitted.
  • Participation in the National Benchmark Test for Language (Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy) and Mathematics.
  • National Benchmark Test results will be used for selection and admission purposes.
  • No person with a criminal record will be allowed into this programme.

For more information consult the Faculty Undergraduate Booklet 2022 and Faculty Rule Book 2020

Applications

Closing date for applications: 30 September
Apply online

Postgraduate Studies

Research and postgraduate training in the Department of Genetics are conducted under seven broad themes, namely Behavioural Genetics, Conservation- and Population Genetics, Human Genetics, Molecular Systematics, Plant Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Forensic Genetics and Forensic Science. Our expertise is acknowledged by stakeholders in various fields, and we have a range of local and international collaborators to strengthen our research activities.

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Honours degree programmes

Bachelor of Science Honours, majoring in Behavioural Genetics; Genetics; Forensic Genetics or Forensic Science.

Requirements

Admission is subject to selection. A minimum of 60% in Genetics (or equivalent subject) at third year level (NQF 7).

For more information consult the Faculty Rulebook 2022

Applications

Closing date for applications: 30 September
Apply online

Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes

Master of Science: Research Masters majoring in Behavioural Genetics; Genetics; Forensic Genetics; Forensic Science; Forensic Entomology or Forensic Chemistry.

Doctor of Philosophy, majoring in Behavioural Genetics; Genetics; Forensic Genetics; Forensic Science; Forensic Entomology or Forensic Chemistry.

Requirements

Admission into MSc and PhD programmes are subject to selection.

For more information consult the:
2022 Faculty Postgraduate Brochure
2022 UFS Postgraduate Prospectus 

 Faculty Rulebook 2022

Applications:

Apply online

 

Programme Director for Genetics (Academic Enquiries)
(Including undergraduate and postgraduate Behavioural Genetics and Genetics)
Dr Gerda Marx
E: GeneticsPD@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 3974

Programme Director for Forensic Sciences (Academic Enquiries)
(Including undergraduate Forensic Sciences; postgraduate Forensic Genetics, Forensic Science, Forensic Entomology and Forensic Chemistry)
Dr Karen Ehlers
E: EhlersK@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 3978

General Enquiries
Boipelo Segoje
E: SegojeBS@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 9680

Head of Department
Prof Paul Grobler
E: GroblerJP@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 3844

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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