The BSc (Biotechnology Management) prepares you for work in many areas of biotechnology and is an excellent foundation for careers in medical and scientific research, agriculture management, food technology, technical sales and academia.

Our degree provides you with a solid theoretical and intensive practical foundation in microbiology, molecular biology, plant physiology and agricultural biotechnology with an emphasis on application based research, managing projects and using technology. You will cover a range of core modules such as Animal and Plant Biology, Agricultural Economics and Environmental Biotechnology, Protein Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry. You will also cover subject areas such as Computer Skills, Mathematics for Science Students, Quantitative Techniques, and Clinical Trials.

We offer you an environment that combines theory, research and practical application. We have excellent facilities such as computer and science labs and quality lecture rooms. Our curriculum is relevant, current and industry led. We ensure that you graduate with essential work skills such as analytical thinking, meeting deadlines, problem solving, collaborating in teams and communication.

Are you curious about how the world will manage and solve the biological, biomedical and agricultural challenges of the future? Are you as excited by research and investigation as you are by commerce and management? This degree could be just for you.

Be part of the scientific discoveries ahead.




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Course summary

  • Location Midrand Campus
  • SAQA ID Number 62753
  • NQF Level Level 7
  • Faculty Faculty of Applied Science
  • Study Mode Full-time (FT)
  • Study Duration Minimum 3 years, Maximum 5 years
  • Start Date Semester 1: February, Semester 2: July
  • Accredited / registered / recognised by Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


  • Pearson Institute of Higher Education, 44 Alsatian Road, Glen Austin Extension 3, Midrand, South Africa, 1685
  • +27 11 690 1700