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UFS Plant Sciences Requirements

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

The University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Plant Sciences consists of the following divisions:

  • Botany
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology

These divisions are multi-disciplined and cover plant-related teaching subjects and research. Some subjects of interest include:

  • Conventional Plant Breeding
  • Ecology
  • Ecophysiology
  • Ethnobotany
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Food Nutritional Value and Protein Quality
  • Molecular Plant Breeding
  • Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Mycology
  • Palaeobotany
  • Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Phytomedicine
  • Plant Disease Epidemiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Phylogenetics
  • Plant-Animal interactions
  • Pollination Ecology
  • Proteonomics
  • Rust Pathology
  • Soil Health Ecology
  • Taxonomy
  • Systematics
  • and many more.

Students and researchers have access to the most modern laboratories and scientific equipment.

Important Links:

2022 Undergraduate Faculty Booklet
2022 Postgraduate Faculty Brochure
2022 Undergraduate Prospectus
2022 Faculty Rulebook (All campusses)

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Undergraduate studies

Code

Learning program

Requirements

Closing dates

BC4320 BSc in Botany AP score =32 Level 4 – Tuition language Level 5 Mathematics and Life Sciences and Physical Sciences 30 September
BC432041 BSc in Botany and Plant Breeding
BC432042 BSc in Botany and Plant Pathology
BC432082 BSc in Plant Health Ecology
BC540041 BSc Agric in Plant Breeding AP score =32 Level 4 – Tuition language Level 5 Mathematics, Life Sciences or Agricultural Sciences 30 September
BC540042 BSc Agric in Plant Pathology Level 5 Physical Sciences

 

Postgraduate studies

Honours Degree
BC460020 BSc Honours in Botany Selection 60% average for third year Botany modules 30 September
BC460041 BSc Honors in Plant Breeding Selection 60% average for third year Plant Breeding modules
BC460042 BSc Honors in Plant Pathology Selection Plant Health or appropriate Plant Pathology modules
BC460082 BSc Honors in Plant Health Ecology Selection 60% average for third year Plant Pathology modules
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Master’s Degree
BC480020 MSc in Botany Selection
BC480041 MSc in Plant Breeding Selection
BC480042 MSc in Plant Pathology Selection
BC480081 MSc in Plant Breeding Interdisciplinary Selection
BC480082 MSc in Plant Health Ecology Selection
BC480083 MSc in Plant Pathology Interdisciplinary Selection
BC580041 MSc Agric in Plant Breeding Selection
BC580042 MSc Agric in Plant Pathology Selection
BC580081 MSc Agric in Plant Breeding Interdisciplinary Selection
BC580083 MSc Agric in Plant Pathology Interdisciplinary Selection

 

Doctoral Degree
BC490020 PhD in Botany Selection
BC490041 PhD in Plant Breeding Selection
BC490042 PhD in Plant Pathology Selection
BC490081 PhD in Plant Breeding Interdisciplinary Selection
BC490082 PhD in Plant Health Ecology Selection
BC490083 PhD in Plant Pathology Interdisciplinary Selection

 

Departmental Head

Prof Liezel Herselman
T: +27 51 401 2514
E: HerselmanL@ufs.ac.za

Programme Director

Prof B Visser
T: +27 51 401 3278
E: VisserB@ufs.ac.za

Botany

Dr L Mohase
T: +27 51 401 9788
E: MohaseL@ufs.ac.za

Plant Breeding

Dr A Minnaar-Ontong
T: +27 51 401 9100
E: MinnaarA@ufs.ac.za

Plant Pathology

Prof WHP Boshoff
T: +27 51 401 2466
E: BoshoffWHP@ufs.ac.za

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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