Master's Program in Natural Sciences in Africa

View all Masters Programs in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017/2018

Natural Sciences

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

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.

Many programs in Africa take place in a very unusual cultural and physical environment than most students are familiar with in the good old days. Come To Know to adapt to this living conditions is part of fun and the challenge of living there. The challenge is intellectual, emotional and physical.

View all Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017/2018

Read More

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Enugu

The Department of Applied Biology offers postgraduate programmes leading to PGD, M.Sc. and PhD degrees in biological science disciplines. At the moment six areas, namely Pest Management (Entomology) and Plant Physiology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Genetics and Plant Pathology. are covered. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences Applied Biology and Biotechnology Introduction The Department of Applied Biology offers postgraduate programmes leading to PGD, M.Sc. and PhD degrees in biological science disciplines. At the moment six areas, namely Pest Management (Entomology) and Plant Physiology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Genetics and Plant Pathology. are covered. Courses in other disciplines will be mounted as manpower becomes available in the specialist areas. Philosophy Science is generally accepted to be the bedrock of technological development which is the main index of national growth and maturity. Thus scientific orientation and knowledge lead to faster development of human resources and improvement of human welfare. Based on these considerations, an important and urgent national need arises to impart a broad knowledge in basic sciences to those with the right aptitude. Only a sound science base can nurture technology for service to society. The social relevance and acceptability of the scientifically trained are self-evident from this standpoint, the promise of self-realization and actualization can serve as incentive for the pursuit of scientific knowledge. All the postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences in this university are based on the above philosophy. However, the detailed objectives vary according to the individual disciplines. Objectives In applied Biology, the broad objectives are: To provide well-trained biologists in specialist fields to man relevant positions in Research Institutes, Universities and other institutions of higher learning in the country; To development expertise and facilities so... [-]

Faculty of Environmental Science

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Enugu

The range of exposure and the scope of the academic programme in ESUT's Department of Architecture are designed to produce skilled, innovative and responsive architects who are capable of meeting the challenges of time in the building industry for both public and private sectors. [+]

Faculty of Environmental Science Architecture Philosophy The range of exposure and the scope of the academic programme in ESUT's Department of Architecture are designed to produce skilled, innovative and responsive architects who are capable of meeting the challenges of time in the building industry for both public and private sectors. Objectives The ESUT Department of Architecture is committed to a high quality of professional education aimed at producing architects that are capable of solving complex environmental design problems. Post Graduate Programmes The Department runs two programmes viz. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Architecture. 1.Post Graduate Diploma The Postgraduate Diploma (Architecture) is designed for two (2) semesters within a minimum period of 12 (twelve) calendar months to bring up students (candidates) who were unable to meet up with the minimum academic Final Cumulative Grade Point Average (FCGPA) of 3.00 on the five (5) point scale (or of any adjustment)--- from the studies of Bachelor of Sciences (Architecture) degree, or equivalent --- so as to qualify to apply for admission into the Master of Sciences (Architecture) programme in the Department of Architecture. 2.M.Sc. (Architecture) Degree The programme extends over a minimum of two academic years of two semesters each, with course work as well as research culminating in a Dissertation comprising a Report and Dissertation Design and Drawings, to be defended before an External Examiner. Duration of Programmes PGD: Full-time: 2 semesters minimum and 4 semesters maximum. M.Sc. - Full-time: 2 calendar years minimum and 4 calendar years... [-]

MTech in Environmental Health

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

To provide students with the skills to conduct independent research through advanced problem solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking in the field of Environmental Health. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. To provide students with the skills to conduct independent research through advanced problem solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking in the field of Environmental Health. Admission requirements BTech Environmental Health. An average of 65% is required in the BTech programme. Contact details Name: Mrs Martha Chadyiwa Tel: 011 559 6239 / Email: mchadyiwa@uj.ac.za [-]

MTech in Chemical Engineering (Research - based)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for chemical engineers or technologists working in process-related industries. Students who have obtained this qualification will be competent to conduct independent research in chemical engineering, and contribute significantly to knowledge production through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing knowledge. [+]

This qualification is intended for chemical engineers or technologists working in process-related industries. Students who have obtained this qualification will be competent to conduct independent research in chemical engineering, and contribute significantly to knowledge production through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing knowledge. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome is reported in a dissertation, which complies with the generally accepted norms at that level. Qualification outcomes The qualifying student will have the ability to: Collect and organise information in the selected field/area of research. Apply research methods and techniques appropriately and correctly. Make a significant contribution by recommending improvements to existing Chemical Engineering Science and Technology fields. Admission requirements and selection criteria A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical, or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Conferment of the degree The MTech: Engineering: Chemical will be conferred on students who have completed the dissertation successfully. [-]

Master in Chemistry (MTech / MSc)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the Master in Chemistry 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 organisational skills. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. MTech Chemistry The primary purpose of the MTech Chemistry 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 organisational skills. A dissertation-based MTech Chemistry consists of a comprehensive study of a specialized area in the field of specialisation, reported on and submitted in the form of a dissertation at the end of the programme. 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. The M Tech degree is composed of a research project in a valid research area. A minimum mark of 50% for the research dissertation is taken as sufficient evidence that the candidate has demonstrated the appropriate research capability for this level. MSc in Chemistry The primary purpose of the MSc in Chemistry 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 Chemistry consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the... [-]

Master of Environmental Planning & Management

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

We are living in the century whereby environmental pressures such as global warming, ozone depletion, pollution, climate change, overexploitation of natural resources, altered land use and loss of biodiversity – coincide with a growing world population that needs food and an acceptable standard of living. [+]

We are living in the century whereby environmental pressures such as global warming, ozone depletion, pollution, climate change, overexploitation of natural resources, altered land use and loss of biodiversity – coincide with a growing world population that needs food and an acceptable standard of living. The complex nature of these environmental problems can be best understood and addressed through studies that cross traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. This applies to studies of both global-scale processes as well as those that occur at the local level. Entry requirements Holders of Bachelor of Environmental Planning and Management, Environment Studies; Environmental Studies (Planning and Management), Urban and Regional Planning. Bachelor of Science/Arts in Geography, Economics, Surveying, Geometrics and Geospatial Sciences, Land Economics, Building Economics, Estate Management, Housing Technology. Engineering, Sociology, Agriculture Forestry and Wildlife, Zoology or Botany. Bachelor of Architecture and Law. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade "C" and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization. Examination Candidates examinational shall be through written examination (CAT/Assignments and sit in examination)., practical examination (i.e. Studio) and research project (individual student). Certification Master of Environmental Planning and Management Master's by Project EPM 811: Planning Theory EPM 871: Site and Neighbourhood Planning - Studio I* ESU 801: Research Methods EPM 833: Computer Applications. and Geographic. Information System ESU 802: Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit ESU 800: Statistics EPM 842: Environmental Planning Law & Development Control EPM 831: Participatory and Advocacy Planning EPM 852: Transportation infrastructure Planning... [-]

Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 France Angers

The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is unique programme delivered by two academically renowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University, UK and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017/2018. MSc Computer Science and Informatics - Liverpool Hope University, UK MSc Applied Mathematics - Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is a unique programme delivered by two academically renowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University, UK and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France. By utilising the teaching knowledge, research excellence and first class faculties of two leading European institutions, the Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics provides a world class academic curriculum and practical learning experience for the technology and scientific graduates of the future. The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics programme provides students the opportunity to study both in the UK and in France where they will gain two degrees in less time and at a lower cost than it would take to earn the degrees independently. Successful graduates will gain the MSc Computer Science and Informatics, awarded by Liverpool Hope University, UK and MSc Applied Mathematics, taught at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, and awarded by the University of Angers, France. The programme includes a paid internship where students will be working on a technology project within a company. The internship gives an opportunity to utilise the technical, scientific and academic knowledge learnt within the programme whilst further developing communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills. The internship cumulates in a research dissertation that is assessed by both Liverpool Hope University and Université Catholique de l’Ouest. Entry Requirements: A good degree (minimum of second class or... [-]

MPhil in Fisheries Science

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ghana Accra

YEAR 1 (24 credits minimum and 36 credits maximum for Year 1). Course Codes. OCFS 603 Coastal Zone Management 2. OCFS 605 Statistics and Computing 2 [+]

M.PHIL FISHERIES SCIENCE

YEAR 1 (24 credits minimum and 36 credits maximum for Year 1)

Course Codes

OCFS 603 Coastal Zone Management 2 OCFS 605 Statistics and Computing 2 OCFS 610 Seminar I 3 FISH 611 Ecology of Fishes 3 FISH 612 Aquaculture 3 FISH 613 Fisheries Resource Dynamics and Assessment 3 FISH 617 Fisheries Techniques 2 FISH 618 Fish Physiology

ELECTIVES

(A minimum of 5 credits to be selected in consultation with the supervising lecturer and may depend on the student’s research area)

Course Codes

OCFS 601 Aquatic Environmental Studies 2 OCNO 611 Biological Oceanography 3 OCNO 613 Chemical Oceanography 3 OCNO 615 Physical Oceanography 3 OCNO 617 Oceanographic Techniques 2 OCNO 619 Marine Geoscience 3 OCNO 622 Law of the Sea 1 OCNO 624 Ecology of Estuaries 2 OCNO 626 Ecology and Conservation of Higher Marine Vertebrates 2 OCNO 632 Marine Botany 2 FISH 614 Conservation and Preservation of Fisheries ... [-]

MPhil / PhD in Environmental Science

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ghana Accra

The aim of the M.Phil Programme in Environmental Science is to provide graduate education in the causes, effects and control of environmental problems, particularly in Ghana, for graduates in the basic sciences and closely related disciplines. The role of the environmental scientist is seen as of responsibility for monitorial, investigational and advisory [+]

M.PHIL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The aim of the M.Phil Programme in Environmental Science is to provide graduate education in the causes, effects and control of environmental problems, particularly in Ghana, for graduates in the basic sciences and closely related disciplines. The role of the environmental scientist is seen as of responsibility for monitorial, investigational and advisory functions in the management of the environment. The programme comprises of two semesters of taught courses followed by one year’s research from the area of specialization. The syllabus is divided into two sections. Candidates are required to choose a minimum of two out of the courses in Section B, which are electives.... [-]


Master in Biotechnology and the Management of Animal & Zoonotic Diseases

University of Pretoria
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Pretoria

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Biotechnology and the Management of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases” was established at the University of Pretoria to build and expand [+]

Master in Biotechnology and the Management of Animal & Zoonotic Diseases

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Biotechnology and the Management of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases” was established at the University of Pretoria to build and expand on our current strength and research capacity in animal and zoonotic diseases in the Faculties of Health Sciences, Veterinary Science and Natural and Agricultural Sciences. As the only University with a Faculty of Veterinary Science this presents a unique opportunity for further research growth in this field. Animal health has undergone an almost unprecedented increase in importance in the last century and is today inextricably linked to our local and global economy as well as societal issues such as public health, food and food security. Animal pathogens also affect humans and of the more than 1400 pathogens that affect humans as many as 60% are zoonotic, indicating that the disease can be transmitted from wild and domestic animal to humans. ... [-]


Master in Genomics

University of Pretoria
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Pretoria

Based on established capacity and the tremendous potential for expanding genomics research at the University of Pretoria, the University has identified Genomics as one of its new Institutional Research Themes (IRTs) [+]

Master in Genomics

Based on established capacity and the tremendous potential for expanding genomics research at the University of Pretoria, the University has identified Genomics as one of its new Institutional Research Themes (IRTs). The field of Genomics and with it, all associated fields of the Life Sciences have over the past decade been revolutionized by the high-throughput analysis of microbial, plant and animal genomes, powered in large part by the integration of engineering, biology and computer science. Questions that were previously considered intractable to scientific investigation can now be addressed at unprecedented levels of detail and scope. Importantly, "post-genomics" fields such as transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and population genomics have unlocked the biological functions encoded in genomes and are now forming the basis for innovation and application of genomics information in Agriculture and Health Sciences.... [-]