Recent advances in molecular cellular biology, especially the continuing development of recombinant DNA technology, have revolutionised our understanding of the structure, function and regulation of individual genes and proteins. Cell biology is the subdiscipline of biology that studies the basic unit of life, the cell, and investigates:
Molecular biology is a marriage of biochemistry, microbiology and cell biology. It will have an increasingly important role to play in many aspects of modern medicine, genetics, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genomics. Molecular biology has made extensive contributions to the fields of medical DNA analysis, new drug discovery, tissue growth and transplantation, and many other diverse areas affecting daily life and health.
You could pursue a career as a laboratory technician, research assistant, research associate, research officer, research or business development manager, scientist and other careers that require knowledge of molecular and cellular biology.
Gain research experience and enhance your career prospects with an honours degree. These programs are designed to connect your undergraduate study with supervised independent research. An honours degree also provides a pathway into further study, such as a Masters by Research or PhD. You can take honours as a standalone degree or as part of an embedded honours program.
Embedded honours program
Standalone honours program
Honours in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS)
BABS offers honours programs in the following areas:
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