Change the world

Science has changed how we live, and if you’re curious to understand how the world works and you want to find real solutions to real problems – a career in science is the right decision for you.

Let’s look at the reasons why you should consider a career in science:

1) Job opportunities

This important field covers a broad range of subjects and forms part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Science graduates are sought after as your qualification makes you attractive to employers. There are many opportunities in the field of science and often they lead to well-paid jobs.

2) Improve skills

Science teaches you how to take an idea, find a way to prove or disprove it and then show what you’ve learned in an objective way. By training your brain how to think logically, clearly, and critically, you improve your analytical and problem-solving skills. These skills can be used effectively in jobs outside of science too.

3) Solve global problems

The world we live in is constantly changing and there are always new challenges that need to be solved. Climate change, food sustainability, renewable energy, cybersecurity, sanitation, pandemics, clean water – scientists are essential in finding solutions to our most pressing problems and for improving the world in which we live.

4) It’s fun and interesting

The fast-paced nature of discovery and development makes science exciting. This world is constantly changing, and scientists are right there at the forefront. Get a better understanding of how the world works, and who knows, you might even be responsible for the discovery of a new fossil, comet, or vaccine.

The world needs people with science qualifications, now more than ever before. Whether it’s balancing an equation, research, coding, programming, analysing complex mathematical datasets or looking under a microscope, science is essential to our future and to help us meet the challenges of tomorrow and to create a better world for all of us to live in.

Nelson Mandela University’s Science Faculty consists of four schools: Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences; Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics; Environmental Sciences; and Natural Resource Management (situated in George).

Visit the Science Faculty website to find out more about the study opportunities, research and qualifications offered at Nelson Mandela University’s science faculty. To apply online, follow our four-step application process. We look forward to welcoming you to Nelson Mandela University in 2024.


Posted on 01 August 2023 10:46:06

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