4 years

Starting Date


Tuition Fee

 94,375 – 168,750 ZAR


Stellenbosch, South Africa

Key facts

The four-year Conservation Ecology programme at the Stellenbosch University kicks off with modules in Biology, Chemistry, Geo-environmental Science, Computer Skills and Mathematics. During your second year you will be studying subjects dealing with conservation ecology, biodiversity and applied sciences, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Biometry and Microbiology. And in your third year the focus will be on Conservation Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecology, as well as a choice between Soil Science, Environmental Sociology and Genetics. During your fourth year you integrate all the skills that you gained in the first three years in order to focus on the big and burning issues in conservation.

What we offer

In addition to this, in all four years of the programme, we keep you in touch with hands-on practicals throughout the year. You will also, in your fourth year, have a choice between either developing your own comprehensive conservation plan for a game farm, game reserve or nature area, or conducting a research project on a pre-determined conservation issue. You may also choose specialist topics, such as insect conservation biology. Because of the extinction crisis, the demand for such specialised knowledge is growing worldwide.

Courses included:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geo-environmental Science
  • Computer Skills and Mathematics
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Biometry and Microbiology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Biodiversity and Ecology

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