The Master of Science in Natural and Applied Sciences is a postgraduate specialization degree that 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. The programme is purposefully designed to enable students to evaluate and apply natural sciences theories, techniques and models to solve complex societal problems in the specialized Applied areas of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Candidates will be considered for admission into the Master of Science in Natural and Applied Science programme if they have:
• A minimum of Bachelor of Science in Natural and Applied Sciences Honours with evidence of a supervised research from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, or;
• A four-year Natural and Applied Sciences (or related) degree from any other recognised institutions, 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, in addition to meeting NUST’s General Admission Requirements as stated in the General Rules. Candidates may be required to attend a pre-selection interview at the discretion of the Higher Degrees Committee to ascertain their competencies for independent research in a specialised area of Natural and Applied Sciences.
Additionally, evidence of English language proficiency is required. A cut off mark 60% in the area of specialization is imposed as a minimum requirement. Registration prior to the approval of a research proposal is provisional and will be made official only when the proposal is approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee. These procedures will be fully explained to each prospective student during his or her personal interview for admission into the programme.