Dr. Susan Imbahale
Academic Team Leader, DATB
About the Department of Applied and Technical Biology (DATB)
Biology is a fundamental science discipline. Biology degree and diploma will equip you with many transferable skills that are sought-after in the workplace whether scientific industry or not. Scientific research is crucial in our society and very stimulating career for Biologists. As a biologist you will develop knowledge of the world around us by studying living organisms. Careers in research provide the broadest scope of all careers, as research can be conducted across all specializations. Most common research areas within life sciences include, Entomology, Parasitology, Microbiology, Genetics, Immunology, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Botanist, Zoolost and Pharmacology among others. To keep progressing in biological science, you will almost certainly need to do a postgraduate study. Researchers within life sciences help to develop societal knowledge within many areas and with higher postgraduate qualifications, can be found within academia, research institutes, medical facilities and hospitals and also within business and industry. Many biology graduates choose to pursue postgraduate studies within a specialization or related field such as health, teaching or applied science field, as this helps in career progression.