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Master of Science in Natural and Applied Sciences

Course Overview

Master of Science in Natural and Applied Sciences (with Specialisations in Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics and Biotechnology)

The research-based programme aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and expertise in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology disciplines, and to develop student’s capacity to conduct supervised research of an applied nature as well as ensuring sustainable use of natural resources. Graduates of this programme will be able to play a significant role in the development and management of natural resources, systems and projects as individuals and as part of a team. Further, the programme aims at producing middle and high-level professionals who are able to demonstrate mastery of theoretically sophisticated subject-matter of Natural and Applied Sciences and well as technologies, and who will be able to contribute to national economic development initiatives in positions such as, laboratory managers, bio-informaticists, analytical chemists, brewers, geneticists, environmental scientists, radiation physicists, medical physicists, geophysicists, metrologists, wildlife scientists, marine biologists, biotechnologists, microbiologists, forensic scientists; maintenance scientists for specialised equipment, and science officers etc.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Natural and Applied Sciences from NUST; or a four-year degree in Natural and Applied Sciences (or related field) at NQF level 9 from a recognised institution with evidence of supervised research; or a pre-NQF professional or four-year Bachelor degree, with a professional project or research component from a recognised institution and evaluated as appropriate by the Department. Required Supporting Document(s): Copies of academic qualifications and original academic transcripts as well as a concept paper/statement (about 500 words) of their intended research.

Career Opportunities

Laboratory managers, Bio-informaticists, Analytical chemists, Brewers, Geneticists, Environmental scientists, Radiation physicists, Medical physicists, Geophysicists, Metrologists, Wildlife scientists, Marine biologists, Biotechnologists, Microbiologists, Forensic scientists; Maintenance scientists for specialised equipment, and Science officers etc.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Students are required to submit a research proposal within six months for approval by the Postgraduate Studies Committee. It is compulsory and mandatory that students attend and present at regular research methodology seminars until successful defence and approval of the research proposal. Students are required to present work-in-progress every six months during research seminars for monitoring and assessment purposes.

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