Masters Program in Natural Sciences in Africa

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Natural Sciences

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

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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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. ... [-]


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. ... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics (MMES)

African School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Benin Cotonou

The structure of our MMES program is nearly identical to that of the first two years of a North American doctoral program in Economics. It combines advanced training in quantitative methods with a strong foundation in economic theory and research design. [+]

Master in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics (MMES)

The structure of our MMES program is nearly identical to that of the first two years of a North American doctoral program in Economics. It combines advanced training in quantitative methods with a strong foundation in economic theory and research design. Students who successfully complete the MMES program are well-positioned to complete doctoral-level studies in economics in North America or Europe. MMES graduates also go on to work as research assistants field-based economic studies and in evaluation roles in the public sector, at international agencies, and in NGOs. Students have the opportunity to participate in research conducted by ASE’s Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy. This is an empirically oriented program designed for students and mid-career professionals with a bachelor degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Economics, although other students with strong quantitative skills could also be successful in the program. This program offers three sub-fields: Econometric Theory, Econometrics and Applied Economics.... [-]


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. [+]

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

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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 ... [-]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]