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University of Mauritius

Moka , n/a ,Mauritius

BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences

The Department of Biosciences is offering a new programme of studies in Biological Sciences that adapts to the current demands of society and responds to challenges faced by our students in developing skills in the fast moving biological and frontier sciences. The students will be trained in order to enhance their employability in research, healthcare, environmental conservation and education. Biological science is one of the broadest and most important subjects in the world today. After all, Biology is the study of Life. It encompasses everything from the study of the origins of Life right up to the study of the Biosphere.

This new programme matches the demands of modern biological research by offering an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the most important problems within the different fields of biology. The department's diverse range of interests and expertise provides a challenging intellectual environment that inspires students to study fundamental questions in biology with enthusiasm.

The structure of the programme is semester based. Year I students will learn fundamental and core modules to acquire a broad supportive foundation in biosciences by studying modules such as cell theory and molecular biology, gene theory, diversity and evolution, physiology and adaptations, homeostasis and ecology. In Year II, students will consolidate this foundation and will progress and branch off into two main specialization streams: “Biology/Molecular Cell Biology” and “Ecology and Environmental Science”. In Year III, these streams further branch off into three more focused specializations: “Biology”, “Molecular Cell Biology” or “Ecology and Environmental Science”, thus offering students the opportunity to choose one dedicated area of specialization. Additionally, they will undertake a research project worth 10 credits spread over the two semesters. The total number of credits (97) over the three years of study are harmoniously distributed as follows: (30-39-28) with the module weighting increasing progressively from 1, 3 and 5 in Years I, II and III respectively.

The course will adapt new and innovative strategies in teaching and learning by integrating the use of virtual learning progressively, allowing access to module-related material such as supporting notes, selfassessment tests, molecular models, and animations. It also provides an opportunity to acquire a thorough foundation in theory and practice of Biological and Environmental Sciences with a view to developing both critical ability and practical skills. This degree also has the objective of preparing students for higher studies and research at postgraduate level.  


  • Aug Deadline: May

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For Bachelors program the Cambridge Higher School certificate is necessary or equivalent.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 6600 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 5500 USD
    Application Fee: 50 USD
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