Master's Program in Natural 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.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

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Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. Topics An introduction to agricultural investment and business models Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country; Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector; Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security; Financial modeling and Financial management; Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts; Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns; Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans. Program Delivery Module I will be delivered through a series of highly interactive classroom sessions, facilitated by experts within the sector and highly qualified faculty. Module II will involve a 5 day intensive exploratory tour of Israel, a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies. It will involve study tours to a variety of well-established farms in Israel and participation in key lectures in established agricultural universities. Who Should Attend This program is designed for visionary leaders in the Government and other public sector officials whose responsibilities relate to investments in agriculture and rural development, who desire to achieve sustainable growth towards increased food security and to provide opportunities for wealth... [-]

Master of Environmental Science

Accra Institute Of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Accra

Master of Environmental Science [+]

Entry Requirements Bachelor Degree in Science, Engineering, Technology Management or any other related areas with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as accepted by Senate; OR Bachelor Degree in Science, Engineering, Technology Management or any other related areas with CGPA less than 2.50, can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years working experience. [-]

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. 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 Metallurgy Engineering (Research - based)

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

At this level a qualifying student will be competent in applying specialised knowledge and research methodology in a metallurgical environment, thus contributing to the research and development needs of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

At this level a qualifying student will be competent in applying specialised knowledge and research methodology in a metallurgical environment, thus contributing to the research and development needs of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. Qualification outcomes and assessment criteria The qualifying student should have the ability to: Initiate and execute applied research in a range of metallurgical activities to full completion. Function at middle to upper management level in a metallurgical environment. Admission requirements and selection criteria A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Metallurgy, or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Conferment of the degree The MTech: Engineering: Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed the dissertation successfully. [-]

MTech in Extraction Metallurgy (Research - based)

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

At this level, a qualifying student will be is competent in applying specialised knowledge and research methodology in a metallurgical environment,thus contributing to the research and development needs of the metallurgic industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. At this level, a qualifying student will be is competent in applying specialised knowledge and research methodology in a metallurgical environment,thus contributing to the research and development needs of the metallurgic industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. Qualification outcomes The qualifying student should have the ability to: Initiate and execute applied research in a range of metallurgical activities to full completion. Function at middle to upper management level in a metallurgical environment. Admission requirements and selection criteria A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Extraction Metallurgy, or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Conferment of the degree The MTech: Extraction Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed the dissertation successfully. [-]

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. [-]

MSc in Geography

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 semesters February 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. 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. For admission to the Master’s Degree in Geography, a BSc/BA Honours degree in Geography is required. A research dissertation dealing with a topic chosen by the candidate, under the supervisor of his choice, but within the field of specialisation of that supervisor. Approved by the Departmental Head and the Faculty of Science. General rules of admission, as set out by the Faculty of Science and the University, apply. [-]

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. [+]

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 form of a research project, written up... [-]

MTech in Biotechnology

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

The primary purpose of the MTech Biotechnology 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. The primary purpose of the MTech Biotechnology 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 Biotechnology 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. Admission requirements A BTech: Biotechnology or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard. Programme structure Nature of programme:Year programme Minimum duration:1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Maximum duration: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time The curriculum consists of: A dissertation and such additional research work as may be prescribed by the Departmental Head. [-]

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. [+]

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 [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 as to permit inter-disciplinary activities and research... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. 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... [-]

International Master in Environmental Management (IMEM)

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Angers Laval Nantes Guingamp Vannes Papeete Reunion (Fr.) Saint-Denis + 7 more

This International Master in Environmental Management (IMEM) has the objective of training future managers with a variety of skills in the ecology of natural resources, urban ecology, environmental management, sustainable development and project management. [+]

This International Master in Environmental Management (IMEM) has the objective of training future managers with a variety of skills in the ecology of natural resources, urban ecology, environmental management, sustainable development and project management. The program is taught in English. UCO offers only the second year of this Master degree. It is designed for students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts or Science in any of the life and natural sciences AND who have completed their first year of a Master degree in a related field (biology, ecology, geography, environment, chemistry, geology, urban planning...). However, students from varied academic backgrounds such as engineering, law and management focused on environmental issues are encouraged to apply to the program. OVERVIEW During this year in environmental management you will use quantitative methods and analytical tools to manage natural and urban environments. You will learn the fundamentals of ecological theory and project management including scope definition, work planning, resource and risk management, along with human relations skills. As a graduate of this program, you’ll have an international perspective on sustainable development and environmental monitoring throughout study cases, fieldtrips, data collection and laboratory work. An internship at the end of your second year will allow you to use the skills needed to conduct independent field research projects in natural or urban environments (direct observation and data collection, research design, field methodology…). The internship can be conducted in Europe or abroad. 

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Specialized Master-quality Security Environment & CSR

Institut Africain de Management
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Senegal Dakar

Companies today face new challenges in view of the increased competitive pressure both in Africa and worldwide. This implies that managers know both master the "routine management" of the company with a higher level of quality while reducing costs and know initiate and manage projects "management - development" aimed at increasing discriminant value of their activity in the medium and long terms. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. Companies today face new challenges in view of the increased competitive pressure both in Africa and worldwide. This implies that managers know both master the "routine management" of the company with a higher level of quality while reducing costs and know initiate and manage projects "management - development" aimed at increasing discriminant value of their activity in the medium and long terms. To successfully achieve both objectives simultaneously, managers must of course know the basic tools and methods of management: accounting - finance, strategy, marketing, human resource management, business law and labor law, etc. They must also master the Quality Management and Sustainable Development, which integrates the various specialties of management in a coherent system. This is especially knowing implement methods that ensure the quality of management by making compatible social, environmental and economic objectives This program aims whose implementation obeys the BMD system and the methodological guide program design ISO 9001 version 2008 is available alone or in joint-degree with Bachelor UQAC. Originality, coherence and pedagogical structure have earned accreditation African and Malagasy Council of Higher Education (CAMES) and the center of excellence of the UEMOA. It lasts four semesters divided into specialties and offering the student a rich and varied horizon on the development of skills in the company and in its national and international environment. To obtain the Master in Quality Sustainability, beyond the validation of the student teaching units should have a memory, and support the pass. What background... [-]