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Microbiology is the study of the large and diverse group of living organisms of microscopic size which includes viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae, worms and protozoa. Microbiology is the science which is concerned with the study of micro-organisms including their distribution and role in the environment and their relationship to other living organisms including humans (in health and disease) and other animals. An understanding of the basic nature and molecular structure of the microbes has been a major factor in the advancement of molecular biology as a scientific discipline and in establishing microbial genetics as an advancing science.
Microbiology plays a central role as one of the basic biological sciences and has been at the forefront of research aimed at probing the nature of life
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Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;
have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;
have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.
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