Master of Science (MSc) in Natural Sciences in Africa

Compare MSc Programs in Natural Sciences in Africa 2018

Natural Sciences

The MSc, or Master of Science, is a popular Master’s degree designation. Internationally recognized, the MSc is typically awarded after about five to six years of rigorous study in what is usually a science-based field.

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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MSc in Engineering Geology

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ghana Accra

The MSc program in Engineering Geology target working professionals wishing to update their knowledge or acquire new skills in the field of engineering geology. The program seeks to expose students to appreciate and understand interactions between civil engineering designs, and the subsurface. [+]

The MSc program in Engineering Geology target working professionals wishing to update their knowledge or acquire new skills in the field of engineering geology. The program seeks to expose students to appreciate and understand interactions between civil engineering designs, and the subsurface. This MSc program is a full-time one-year taught course that includes a dissertation. The broad-based approach also allows graduates to pursue their career options including consulting and research, as well as to prepare themselves for further studies at higher levels.

The curriculum includes lectures, tutorials, hands-on exercises, laboratory practicals, seminars, field exercises, excursions and the preparation of a dissertation. Practical training programs have been designed to include tutorial visits to building and road construction project sites, dam construction and burrow material sites, mining construction projects, coastal engineering and wetland restoration sites and laboratories of institutions such as AESL, Highways, and mines to mention a few. MSc in Engineering Geology is recommended also for civil engineers who wish to upgrade their knowledge in the application of the geological sciences to engineering practice.... [-]


MSc in Petroleum Geoscience

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 12  September 2018 Ghana Accra

The MSc programme is a full-time 12-month taught course that includes a dissertation. The objective of the programme is to provide advanced training in the field of Petroleum Geoscience. This objective is achieved [+]

The MSc programme is a full-time 12-month taught course that includes a dissertation. The objective of the programme is to provide advanced training in the field of Petroleum Geoscience. This objective is achieved through lectures, tutorials, hands-on exercises, laboratory practicals, seminars, field exercises, excursions and the preparation of a dissertation. The course is career–oriented and is recommended to professional earth and natural scientists who wish to either establish or consolidate a career in the petroleum geosciences. The broad-based approach also allows graduates to pursue their career options, and that includes consulting, research and personal development through pursuance of higher studies. The programme assumes that the student has a good first degree in the earth sciences or related discipline.... [-]


Masters of Science in Industrial Chemistry (M.Sc.)

Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Campus Full time March 2019 Nigeria Ilesa

Masters of Science in Industrial Chemistry (M.Sc.) [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT FOR MASTERS PROGRAM

Candidates for Master degree programs must possess the following:

Five ‘O’ level credits in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings. First degree in cognate field from Joseph Ayo Babalola University or any other recognized University with a minimum of Second Class Honours, or Postgraduate Diploma in cognate area from any recognized Institution with a CGPA not less than 4.0 on 5 point scale. Candidates for admission into M.Sc. Food Science and Technology, who must obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Agriculture, Engineering or any other related disciplines, may be considered but such a Candidate will be required to make up for deficiencies, as appropriate. ACA, ACCA, ACIB, ACII, CAN etc. may also be considered for admission into PGD Accounting For M.Sc. Business Administration, a Graduate with a B.Sc. degree in Insurance and Actuarial Science may be considered for M.Sc. Business Administration with option in Insurance and Risk Management. PGD (Arch) are qualified for the Masters of Science in Architecture (M.Sc. Arch) degree program. A candidate other than the graduate of JABU must produce evidence of industrial Training totaling a minimum period of six months. Candidates would be required to take an oral or written interview METHOD OF APPLICATION ... [-]

Masters of Science in Microbiology (M.Sc.)

Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Campus Full time March 2019 Nigeria Ilesa

Masters of Science in Microbiology (M.Sc.) [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT FOR MASTERS PROGRAMME

Candidates for Master degree programmes must possess the following:

Five ‘O’ level credits in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings. First degree in the cognate field from Joseph Ayo Babalola University or any other recognized University with a minimum of Second Class Honours, or Postgraduate Diploma in the cognate area from any recognized Institution with a CGPA not less than 4.0 on 5 point scale. Candidates for admission into M.Sc. Food Science and Technology, who must obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Agriculture, Engineering or any other related disciplines, may be considered but such a Candidate will be required to make up for deficiencies, as appropriate. ACA, ACCA, ACIB, ACII, CAN etc. may also be considered for admission into PGD Accounting For M.Sc. Business Administration, a Graduate with a B.Sc. degree in Insurance and Actuarial Science may be considered for M.Sc. Business Administration with an option in Insurance and Risk Management. PGD (Arch) are qualified for the Masters of Science in Architecture (M.Sc. Arch) degree programme. A candidate other than the graduate of JABU must produce evidence of industrial Training totalling a minimum period of six months. Candidates would be required to take an oral or written interview METHOD OF APPLICATION ... [-]

M.Sc in Microbiology

Adekunle Ajasin University
Campus Full time Part time March 2019 Nigeria Nigeria Online

M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following specializations: Industrial Microbiology option; Environmental Microbiology option; Medical Microbiology option; Ph.D (in all areas of Microbiology). [+]

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following specializations:

Industrial Microbiology option Environmental Microbiology option Medical Microbiology option Ph.D (in all areas of Microbiology) Admission Requirements:

For the M.Sc. Degree a good honours degree in Microbiology or related fields but not below Second Class Lower Division. The related fields like Agriculture, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Food Science, Public Health, Pharmacy and Medicine. Where necessary, undergraduate deficiency may have to be made up by offerings remedial courses without credit.

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MSc in Zoology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Zoology minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Zoology consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Zoology minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Zoology consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]


MSc in Applied Mathematics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 semesters February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Applied Mathematics minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Applied Mathematics consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Applied Mathematics minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Applied Mathematics consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]


MSc in Nanoscience

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Nanoscience minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Nanoscience consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Nanoscience minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Nanoscience consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]


MSc in Physics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 semesters February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Physics minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Physics consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Physics minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Physics consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]


MSc in Geography

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 semesters February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Geography minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Geography consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Geography minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Geography consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]


MSc in Mathematics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 semesters February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Mathematics minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Mathematics consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Mathematics minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Mathematics consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]


MSc in Mathematical Statistics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 semesters February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Mathematical Statistics minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Mathematical Statistics consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Mathematical Statistics minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Mathematical Statistics consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]


MSc in Geology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 semesters February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Geology minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Geology consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Geology minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Geology consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]