Why Wits is a great choice for your degree More than 85% of our research is published in international journals. From telling the story of life, to finding solutions to deep level mining problems, from searching for the Higgs boson at CERN, to understanding the complexities of human interaction, our researchers are working with the best in the world to change our society for the better.
The Faculty of Science is a research-active Faculty Our acknowledged strengths in research include Materials Sciences and Solid State Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Mining Geology, Theoretical Physics, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Evolution & Behavioural Ecology, Geophysics, and Palaeontology and Archaeology.
Research impact The Faculty of Science is committed to producing highly qualified graduate students and research of international standard reported in the leading peer-reviewed literature. In several of our disciplines we rank amongst the top 1% of institutions world-wide based on the impact of our research as determined by a citation analysis.
Biological and Life Sciences Programmes offered by the Schools of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, and Molecular and Cell Biology.
Earth Sciences Courses in this cluster are largely offered through the Schools of Geosciences and Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies.
Mathematical Sciences Programmes offered through the Schools of Mathematics, Computer Science & Applied Mathematics, and Statistics and Actuarial Science.