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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

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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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. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in South 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. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in South 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. [-]

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. [+]

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

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. [+]

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. [-]

Master of the Built Environment in the Field of Housing (MBE Housing)

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

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in South Africa 2017. MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. Benefits of the programme The MBE Housing develops practical, managerial, analytical, and spatial skills as well as social and cultural sensitivities to meet housing challenges in the unevenly developing world. Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Housing Theory Concepts and Policy (20 points) Housing Finance and Law (20 points) Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20 points) Management of Existing Housing Stock or Housing Seminar on Upgrading of Informal Settlements (20 points) Research Methods (10 points) Research Report (90 points) Closing dates 31 August (non-South African students) 31 October (South African citizens and permanent residents) The closing date for short courses is one week before start of the course. [-]

Master in Energy

University of Pretoria
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Pretoria

The Institutional Research Theme “Energy” strives to provide the best balance between the University’s current research activities and the energy focus areas that are prioritised by Government [+]

Master in Energy

The Institutional Research Theme “Energy” strives to provide the best balance between the University’s current research activities and the energy focus areas that are prioritised by Government, with an initial focus on electrical energy. This will set the University on the road towards national relevancy as it will be searching for solutions to South Africa’s energy problems.

The main research themes include:

Energy Production (This includes all viable energy production technologies, ranging from coal to nuclear to renewables.) Energy Distribution (This includes highly relevant topics such as “smart grids” and energy storage, which are gaining importance in the light of the increasing contribution of renewable energies such as solar and wind energy.) Energy Optimisation (The majority of energy plants are not very efficient, which creates considerable opportunities for research to improve thermal efficiency, improve efficiency by managing the demand side, plant lifetime extension, etc.) Advanced Materials (Almost all energy systems make use of advanced materials. Specific focus materials would be, for example, high-temperature materials and graphite.)   Policy, Economics and Society (Many energy systems do not fail technically, but fail because of poor policy decisions, legal shortcomings, poor economic modelling, poor project management, or poor societal management strategies.) Environment (Climate change is seen as a large component within the energy sector, notably aspects that link to greenhouse gases, nuclear and other waste, and carbon footprint.) ... [-]