Master's in Geographic Sciences in Africa

Best Masters in Geographic Sciences in Africa 2017

Geographic Sciences

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Geographic sciences is a discipline that deals with the study of planet Earth and its many features. Students who study this field can learn about the planet and how humans live on it, in addition to the technology used for analyzing data.

Even if you choose East Africa’s mythological, enchanting Tanzania; Senegal, land of teranga or South Africa, with its wide opportunities to soak in and serve, research in Africa will be overwhelming.

Masters in Geographic Sciences in Africa

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MTech in Metallurgy Engineering (Research - based)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2017 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. [+]

Best Masters Programs in Geographic Sciences in Africa 2017. 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  February 2017 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. [+]

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. [-]

MSc in Geography

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 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. [+]

Best Masters Programs in Geographic 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. [-]

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2017 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 with other organizations since the science of Biology cuts across many scientific fields and activities including biochemistry, environmental pollution, natural resources conservation, agriculture, stored products research, forestry, silviculture and mineral oil exploration; To collect and store information on organisms of economic importance, as well as present day under-exploited or non-utilized tropical plant and animal species to facilitate species inventory and genetic resources evaluation so as to prevent their possible extinction. Areas of Specialization The Department of Applied Biology offers Postgraduates programs in pest management, plant physiology, Ecology and Environmental biology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, Hydrobiology and Fisheries. Degrees Awarded The Department has designed programmes leading to the award of postgraduates Diploma (PGD), Master of Science (M.Sc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. A Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Applied Entomology and Pest management, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries The objective of the Post-graduate Diploma is to enable students develop the capacity in tackling the programs caused by agricultural diseases, and pests such as insects mites and nematodes. The programme will also aim at acquainting the students with general principles, techniques and other methods applicable in the management and combating of those agricultural and medically important pests and parasites and diseases. Admission Requirements All candidates must have five credits passes including English, mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O'level. The Postgraduate Diploma programme admission is open to B.Sc (3rd) Class and HND (upper credit minimum) graduate or its equivalent in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Entomology ,Ecology, Applied Biology, Microbiology and other related fields such as Crop protection, Agricultural Extension and Medical Laboratory Technology. All applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the school of Graduate Studies. Graduates of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology or of other approved Universities are eligible to apply. Candidate who possess HND or its equivalent a minimum of credit level pass in the above-mentioned areas are also eligible to apply. The Post-graduate Diploma Thesis shall follow the format and regulations of the first degree thesis of the University and work reported thesis must be done during the approved period of the programme. There shall be in-house oral examination on the thesis. There shall be an examination for each course at the end of each semester. The minimum passing grade per course is C. Course failed at the first and second semester examination will be carried over in the next academic year. A candidate who has failed to make an overall minimum CGPA of 2.4 shall be deemed to have failed the examination. Mode of Study The programme may be pursued full-time or part-time involving course work and a supervised research project. Duration of Study The full-time postgraduate Diploma programme shall last for a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters, while the part-time programme shall last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters. Structure of Programme The Department offers postgraduates diploma in Applied Biology with options to specialize in Pest management, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Hydrobiology Fisheries and Plant Pathology. Applied MicroBiology and Brewing Introduction The postgraduate programme of the Department of Applied Microbiology and Brewing is designed to produce man power that can comfortably be absorbed into industries for Food, Brewing and other Fermentation Industries. The programme is also designed for absorption of our graduates into Faculty of Medicine and Sciences as Lecturers or as Laboratory Scientists. The Department offers programmes leading to: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Master of Science (M.Sc) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in these areas of specialization. Brewing Science and Technology Microbial Biotechnology Medical/Pathogenic Microbiology Environmental Microbiology Food and Industrial Microbiology Philosophy The Department aims at producing matured scientific and technological manpower required to achieve the national goals of Nigeria in general. It also centres its desire towards development of sound academic excellence that can compete with our counterparts elsewhere in the world. To achieve this, the curriculum places emphasis on; Quality laboratory training Sound theoretical knowledge Application of hitech/internet facilities towards problem solving. Production of quality graduates with ability to move into research and development. Based on the above aims and objectives, it is our belief that the general needs of our state and our nation Nigeria will be met in areas of; Medicare, industry, environmental protection and food development. The science and research development areas of our nations will also have available manpower. While the University will have desired manpower to propel the requirements of our future leaders in the field of biotechnology and other industries. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes Basic Admission Requirements All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O' Level. Candidates with Bachelors Degree from an approved University must obtain a minimum of pass degree in the relevant science discipline. Holders of HND in relevant programmes from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper Credit may also be considered for admission. Duration of Programme Full-time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters. The Part-Time Postgraduate Programme shall run for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters. Geology and Mining Introduction he postgraduate programmes of the Department of Geology and Mining have been designed to respond to expanding need for manpower in many areas of geology and allied fields. The basic theories and principles which are usually taught at the undergraduate level are becoming increasingly insufficient for coping with the complexities of today's geological problems and many employers of labour in geologically related fields prefer to hire those with postgraduate degrees. Philosophy and Objectives The Postgraduates Degree Programme in the Department of Geology and Mining are designed to produce high level Geologists, Researchers and Professionals that are satisfactorily equipped with analytical and technical skills necessary for the adequate performance of their jobs as academics and professionals. The program intends to train students to enable them handle the problems of petroleum, mineral and water resources in the area of distribution and availability management. Available Programmes The Department offers PGD in geology, M. Sc and Ph. D. degree programmes in the following areas: Environmental Geology, Applied Geophysics, Hydrogeology and Mineral Exploration. The programme may be expanded to include other aspects of geology and mining as necessary equipment and personnel become available. Nature of the programme The programme for M. Sc degree would consist of course work and research project. The study for the Ph. D degree is by comprehensive research to be embodied in a thesis. Admission Requirements In addition to the normal university's entry requirement, candidates with good degrees in areas such as physics, mathematics, chemistry and engineering are also eligible for admission. Admission to Ph. D programme is subject to the availability of supervisors and research facilities. Remedial courses may also be undertaken by some Ph. D candidates as recommended by their supervisors. Industrial Chemistry Introduction The post graduate programme of the department will offer courses leading to PGD, M.Sc. M.Phil and Ph.D. the objective of the programme is to produce high manpower in the chemical science to take up responsible features in industry, academic and research establishments and other government agencies in order to generate chemical data on Nigeria's natural resources and solve local problems as well as collaboration in inter-disciplinary research for the general good of the society. Philosophy It is now generally accepted that science and technology are the basis of modern development worldwide. Chemistry being a key science is expected to improve the living standards of human society and its continued study as a discipline will sustain societal development. The post graduate programme of the department is formulated in such a way as to inculcate in students the correct scientific chemical knowledge so as to yield maximum dividend to the society. The dividend can be measured in terms of solutions to the human problems of hunger, population, raw materials for the industry, new products, energy, biochemical processes and the environment at large. Aims and Objectives The aims and objectives of Industrial Chemistry department PG program are as follows: Providing students with knowledge and competitive skills to enhance their performance and to enable them to assume broader responsibilities in the rapidly changing environment in the context of the global and contemporary knowledge economy. Producing high level practitioners who are capable of applying appropriate chemical principles and techniques for solving problems in the local, national and international environment viz-z-viz teaching, research and industry. Producing socially responsive and functional chemists capable of positively driving the engine of Nigeria's economy through accelerated technological development. Proving opportunity for University graduates in relevant science disciplines and HND holders to convert and aspire to higher degrees in chemistry. Master of Science (M.Sc. in Chemistry) A candidate with a first degree in chemistry form a recognize University with minimum of a Second Class Lower Division may be admitted provided the University Matriculation requirement is satisfied. A candidate with an Upper Credit Pass in the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), in chemistry from a recognized University may also be admitted to a Masters Degree Programme provided the University Matriculation requirements are satisfied. Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) A candidate with a M.Sc. Degree in relevant Chemistry field with a minimum CGPA of 3.3 on a 5 point scale from a recognized University may be admitted. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree A candidate who holds a Masters Degree, with a minimum of CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or average of 60%, which includes coursework and research thesis in a relevant chemistry discipline, from a recognized University may be admitted provided the University Matriculation requirements are satisfied. Mandatory duration of programme A uniform duration for the programme for all Universities, making allowance for minor individual university variation shall be adopted as follows: 1.Postgraduate diploma programme Full-time: Minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters. Part-time: Minimum of four(4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. 2.Masters degree programme Full-time: Minimum of three (3) semesters and a maximum of five (5) semesters. Part-time: Minimum of five (5) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. 3.Doctorate degree Programme Full-time: Minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. Part-time: Minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters. Departmental Postgraduate Committee There is a Post Graduate committee of the department. The Head of department serves as the Chairman of this committee (unless he is not up to rank of Senior lecturer). Members include all academic staff involved in the Postgraduate programmes of the department. There is also the Department Postgraduate Examination Board. This Board has the Head of Department (provided he is up to rank of senior lecturer) as the Chairman, all professors in the department, and other senior members of the department, provided the number does not exceed five. Where external examination is involved the external examiner is a member of this board. The terms of Reference of both bodies are contained in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Post Graduate Booklet. Admission requirement The criteria for admission into the Postgraduate Chemistry programmes are as follows: Basic requirement All candidates must have five Credit passes including English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry O'level. 4.Postgraduates Diploma, PGD A graduate from a recognized University, with at least a pass degree or a holder of a minimum of Upper Credits in the Higher National Diploma HND, from a recognized institution. Holders of the HND at Lower Units with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience maybe considered. Industrial Physics Introduction The Department of Industrial Physics started in 1982 under the defunct Anambra State University of Science and Technology. The Department offers Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of the following degrees: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Philosophy ( M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics. Philosophy Philosophy of postgraduate programmes is anchored on the unbiased and systematic observations, accurate documentation and interpretation of facts and phenomena with a view to generating a body of knowledge. The graduate programme of the Department of Industrial Physics provides a study of: The fundamental principles governing the behavior of the physical universe. The methods of scientific investigations and its applications to the technological problems of today. It places emphasis on the interactions between science, technology and society which is geared towards translating scientific methods into technological breakthroughs which are aimed at solving the problems of the society in which we find ourselves. Aims and Objectives The aims and objectives of postgraduate programmes are: To produce high level man power in the sciences through the acquisition of requisite skills and knowledge, for national development. To develop in science graduates a sense of inquiry capacity for independent research and motivation to extend the frontiers of science and technology. To produce graduates who will be adequately equipped for relevance in the global knowledge economy. To produce graduates who are capable of appropriate scientific principles for solving problem for the promotion of human well being. To produce manpower with optimal competencies and skill to function effectively in the academia and the private sector. The postgraduate programme provides a practical approach to Physics which will be developed from a systematic collection for possible applications in industrial or technological setting. Thus it is hoped that at the end of such a programme, a student must have demonstrated practical ability to carry on original and independent scientific research. Thesis and Dissertation A panel of Examiners shall be constituted to orally assess a thesis or dissertation according to the university regulations, but the examination shall be guided by the following: Postgraduate Diploma Project Report An External EXAMINER shall read and grade the report. The final grade for the project shall be the average of the separate grades of an internal assessment process and the external examiner's assessment. Masters Dissertation The minimum composition of the examination panel shall compose of the following: External Examiner Head of Department Student's Supervisor Co - Supervisor (if any), or at least a member of the Department where no Co- Supervisor exists One member appointed by the PG School. M.Phil Thesis The minimum composition of the examination panel shall compose of the following: External Examiner Head of Department Student's Supervisor Co - Supervisor (if any), or at least a member of the Department where no Co- Supervisor exists One member appointed by the PG School. Ph.D Thesis The minimum composition of the examination panel shall comprise: The External Examiner Head of Department who must be a Ph.D holder Student's Supervisor Co - Supervisor One other member of the Department who must not be below the rank of a Senior Lecturer or an academic staff from a related Department within the faculty who must hold a Ph.D, and A representative of the Board of the Postgraduate School. Academic Regulation Academic session An academic session consists of two semesters. Each semester normally will comprise of 15 weeks of teaching and two weeks of examinations. Modular System All Physics Postgraduate programmes shall be run on a modular system, i.e. the Course Unit system. All courses should therefore be subdivided into more or less self sufficient and logically consistent packages that are taught within a semester and examined at the end of that particular semester. Unit weights should be attached to each course. Definition of Units or Credits Units are loads attached to a course. One unit load is equivalent to one hour per week semester of 15 weeks of lecture or two hours of tutorials or three hours per week of term paper work or laboratory practical per semester of 15 weeks. Programmes All postgraduate students (irrespective of the programme) must take Management and Entrepreneurship and ICT & Research Method as compulsory courses. However any student who has taken them at a particular postgraduate level is exempted at higher levels. PostGraduate Diploma Programmes This programme is intended to serve as a remedial or conversion course for candidates with deficiencies in the field of Physics or those who have studied other courses related to Physics who would want to get properly grounded in Physics. Basic Admission Requirements The criteria for eligibility for admission into PGD programme in Physics will be as follows: All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects as. O'Level. Candidates with Bachelors degree from an approved university must obtain a minimum of pass degree in relevant science discipline including Mathematics, Geology, Surveying, Physics Education, Engineering, Computer Science etc. from ESUT or other universities recognized by ESUT. Holders of HND in relevant programmes such as Engineering, Science Technology etc from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper credit may also be considered for admission. [-]