Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Africa

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

When studying biological & life sciences, students learn different characteristics of natural science. Depending on the area of focus, students may study the human body, plant biology, or animal science in order to help with real-world problems.

Even if you choose East Africa’s mythological, enchanting Tanzania; Senegal, land of teranga or South Africa, with its wide opportunities to soak in and serve, research in Africa will be overwhelming.

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MPhil Aquaculture

University Of Cape Coast
Campus 1 year September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Africa 2017. The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. Admission Requirements : Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a Second Class Lower Division or higher OR Bachelor's degree in Fisheries related course with a Second Class Lower Division or higher In addition, candidates must pass an oral interview Specific requirements for graduation: The course work assessment during the first year is based on assignments, reports from practical work as well as quizzes. These form 40% of the total exam mark. The End of Semester examinations constitute 60% of the total mark. A thesis research in the second year will starts after successfully completing the course work. Departmental seminar presentations are held to ascertain students’ progress and to allow faculty and other students make relevant inputs. The thesis is subjected to both external and internal review after submission by the student. If successful, an oral examination (viva) is held for the student. Upon successful defence, the department then recommends to the School of Graduate Studies to consider awarding the candidate for an award of MPhil degree in Aquaculture. Level 500 [-]

Faculty of Agriculture

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2017 Nigeria Enugu

The National Universities Commission (NUC), as a regulatory agency for University Education in Nigeria, has as parts of its mandate, the definition and maintenance of academic standards. [+]

Faculty of Agriculture Agricultural Economics and Extension Introduction The National Universities Commission (NUC), as a regulatory agency for University Education in Nigeria, has as parts of its mandate, the definition and maintenance of academic standards. The Commission has in the past organized the development of Minimum Academic Standards and subsequently, accreditation for all approved undergraduate programmes offered in Nigerian Universities. For postgraduate programmes, NUC has concluded the process of developing benchmarks and minimum academic standards as a follow up to the success recorded in the undergraduate programmes. These Benchmarks and Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for postgraduate programmes in Agricultural Sciences are to facilitate accreditation of the programmes in Nigerian Universities. The benchmarks describe the minimum requirements each University is to attain. Individual Universities may modify them provided they do not go below the minimum benchmarks. Programmes Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology Agricultural Economics Animal Science & Production Fisheries and Aquaculture Agronomy/ Crop Science/Crop Production/Plant Science Science and Technology Land and Water Management Soil Sciences, Land and water Management. Philosophy The philosophy of the postgraduate programmes in agricultural and related disciplines is to develop highly skilled manpower for the agricultural and other sectors of the economy. The programmes will equally produce competent scientists and researchers for Universities and Research Centers as well as make the public and private sectors able to compete globally and to act as change agents within the Nigerian economy. Aims and Objectives The postgraduate programmes in Agriculture are aimed at: Producing persons with advanced knowledge and skills in agricultural science and related disciplines; Exposing professionals in related disciplines to knowledge, skills and practices of modern agriculture; Providing training in specific aspects of agricultural sciences; Providing advanced professional training for graduate employees of industry, the public service or in self-employment; Equipping students with research skills through the conduct of supervised research, seminar presentations, project and thesis preparation; Providing training for those whose future careers lie in teaching and research at the tertiary level and in research and development in the public and private sectors. Agronomy and Ecological Management Postgraduate Programmes in Soil Science and Ecological Management/Crop Science and Forestry Management Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) In Soil Science and Ecological Management/Crop Science and Forestry Management Philosophy The philosophy of the postgraduate diploma programme in soil science and ecological management/crop science and forestry management is to provide postgraduate training in these (fields) for Higher National Diploma Graduate of Agriculture, professionals wishing to convert to agriculture and recent graduates of Agriculture who otherwise would not qualify for admission into the Masters Degree Programmes in these fields. Aims and Objectives The Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Soil Science and Ecological Management/Crop Science and Forestry Management is aimed at: Production persons with advanced knowledge and skills in this field. Exposing professional in related fields to knowledge, skills and practiced of the above disciplines Provide training in specific aspects of these disciplines Admission Requirements Candidates Seeking admission for postgraduate Diploma in Soil Science and Ecological Management/Crop Science and Forestry Management must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institutions: Higher National Diploma in Agriculture with minimum of lower credit. Minimum of pass Degree at bachelor's level in Agriculture plus a minimum of five years cognate experience. Minimum of pass in Higher National Diploma plus ten (10) years cognate experience. Duration of Postgraduate Diploma Programmes The full time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters. The part-time Postgraduate Diploma programme shall run for a minimum duration of four(4) semesters and maximum of six(6) semesters. Animal Science and Fisheries Management Introduction There is established for the profession of Animal Science an institute known as the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Act No 26 of 2007). NIAS is the regulatory body for Animal Science practice and has powers to regulate all issues pertaining to Animal husbandry practice and standard of training. In fulfillment of this mandate therefore, only candidates that are registerable with the Institute can be admitted for post-graduated training in Animal Science. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Science Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Fisheries Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Animal Science Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Fisheries Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Animal Science Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Fisheries. Philosophy The philosophy of the postgraduate programme in Animal/Fisheries Science is to develop highly skilled man power for the livestock and fisheries sectors of the economy. The programmes will equally produce competent scientists and researchers for Universities and Research Centers as well as make the public and private sectors able to compete globally and to act s change agents within the Nigerian economy. Aims and Objectives The postgraduate programmes in Animal/Fisheries Science and Management are aimed at: Producing persons with advanced knowledge and skills in Animal Science and Fisheries. Exposing professions in related discipline to knowledge, skills and practices of modern Animal Agriculture. Providing training in specific aspects of Animal/Fisheries Sciences Providing advanced professional training for graduate employees of industry, the public service or in self-employment. Equipping students with research skills through the conduct of supervised research, seminar presentations, project and thesis preparation. Providing training for those whose future careers lie in teaching and research at the tertiary level and in research and development in the public and private sectors. PostGraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Science This programme is design to serves as a remedial course for holders of a B. Agriculture (Animal Science ) with a FCGPA of less than 2.40. Aims and Objectives The Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Animal Science is aimed at: Producing persons with advanced knowledge and skills in basic and applied animal science. Providing training in specific aspects of animal production/animal science. Admission Requirements The criteria for admission into the PGD programme will be as follows: Matriculation requirement of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, including Mathematics and English Language. A 3rd class degree in Animal Production/Animal Science, or a Pass degree with minimum of 5 years cognate experience. Mode and Duration of Study The Full-time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of two (2) semesters and maximum of four (4) semesters. The Part-time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of four (4) semesters and maximum of six (6) semesters. Food Science & Technology Programmes Offered Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Food Science and Technology Academic Master's Degree in Food Science and Technology (M.Sc.) Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in Food Science and Technology PostGraduate Diploma in Food Science Philosophy The philosophy of the postgraduate diploma programme in Food Sciences and Technology is to provide postgraduate training in Food Science and Technology Higher National Diploma graduates of Agriculture, and recent graduates of agriculture who otherwise would not quality for admission into Maters Degree Programmes in Food Science and Technology. Aims and Objectives The postgraduate Diploma Programme in Food Science and Technology is aimed at: Producing persons with advanced knowledge and skills in food science and technology Exposing non-agricultural professionals to knowledge, skills and practice of food science and technology Providing training in specific aspects of food science and technology Admission Requirements Candidates seeking admission for Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institutions: Higher National Diploma in Agriculture with a minimum of upper credit. Minimum of pass Degree at Bachelor's level with five (5) years cognate experience. Minimum of pass in Higher National Diploma plus ten (10) years cognate experience. Duration of Postgraduate Diploma Programmes The full - time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of two (2) semesters and maximum of four (4) semesters. The part - time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum duration of four (4) semesters and maximum of six (6) semesters. [-]