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Dept. of Botany & Zoology
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X1
Matieland 7602
South Africa

Tel: +27 21 808-3236
Fax: +27 21 808-2405

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Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University


BSc. in Biodiversity and Ecology (3 yrs)


Honours (1 yr) | MSc. (2 yrs) | PhD. (3 yrs)

Departmental Annual Research Meeting: 19-20 November


8.6 Annual Research Meeting (ARM):  The Annual Research Meeting is compulsory for all staff, postdocs and students. This exercise not only draws attention to the research activities of the department but also provides valuable training (in a supportive environment) and acts as a precursor to participation at national and international scientific meetings.  Students will be required to present the outcomes of their research at these meetings (as specified below):

full-time M.Sc. student (degree extends over two years) will present a talk at the Research Day inher/his second year and in the case of part-time M.Sc. study (the degree extends over three years) the requirement to present a paper at the annual Research Day will be extended to the third year (i.e. the student presents in both second and third years).

full-time Ph.D. student (degree extends over three years) will present a talk at the Research Day inher/his second year.  A part-time Ph.D. student (degree extends over four years) would present at the ARM in his/her second and third year.

Student prizes will be awarded for the best presentations at the ARM.

Should a student not attend the ARM without a good reason, registration for the following year will be suspended until such time as a full explanation had been made in writing and after consultation between the Post-graduate Committee and the supervisor.

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