Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) will place you at the front-line of science and push you to think beyond the normal boundaries. You can pursue careers ranging from the proverbial A to Z: from an actuary to a zoologist, from a forensic expert to a meteorologist – the list is as endless as mathematics itself. Once you graduate with an internationally recognised degree from NAS, you will have had access to programmes that will allow you to be ready for the workplace or able to start your own business and contribute to the economy. 

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is the largest of its kind in Africa. This diverse faculty is renowned for its expertise in forestry and agriculture, food systems, biotechnology, life sciences, and mathematical and statistical sciences.

Our broad range of disciplines allows us to tackle interdisciplinary societal problems by finding solutions to complex issues in modern society such as the sustainability of food production and food security and cures for poverty-related and infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis, HIV/ AIDS and Malaria. This is achieved through targeted research, and appropriate training focused on the latest technology and innovation.

TOP 101–150 - in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (2020/21 QS Rankings)
TOP 301–350 - in the world for Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences (2020/21 QS Rankings)
TOP 401–450 - in the world for Mathematics (2020/21 QS Rankings)

TOP 1% globally for Agricultural Sciences, Biology and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Environment/Ecology, Microbiology, and Plant and Animal Science (Essential Science Indicators)

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