Taught Postgraduate Programmes
The Masters degree programmes by course work shall normally consists of prescribed lectures, practical and assignments, a dissertation and written examinations. Minimum requirement is a BSc.Honours Degree in the relevant field with at least a 2.2 degree class.
The University offers Masters Degree programmes in the following fields of study:
Master of Science in;
- Microbiology and Biotechnology
The Master of Science in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology aims to develop in students a thorough understanding of the general and advanced principles in the field of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. It is designed to provide graduates with the practical skills required to produce relevant cost-effective solutions in the development of local manufacturing, agricultural and food production industries, environmental pollution and monitoring and also medical technologies.
- Computer Science
This programme is targeting those candidates who are already practicing in the computing fields and want to go deeper and gain more understanding and skills in their area of specialisation. It also target those who want to further their education through Ph. D. degrees in computer science. These include, software engineers, programmers, Software Quality Engineers, Network administrators, Network managers, Information Technology Architects, Security Engineers, Security managers, Software designers, Information System administrators, computer systems analysts, computer science teaching assistants, computer science researchers etc.
- Information Systems
The Master of Science in Information Systems is designed specifically for those graduates that need to learn more about the utilization of information technology in business environments. The target groups in this respect are those IT practitioners in senior and management positions.
- Medical Ultrasound
This programme is designed to enhance radiographers’ competence in medical ultrasound imaging post qualification. It will allow such practitioners to practice with confidence and to offer a patient centred service given the current developments in radiography. The programme is designed to provide both the theory underpinning ultrasound practice as well as allowing students to gain clinical competency in this field.
- Medical Physics
Most of the medical physicists that are required in Zimbabwe currently are to meet the need for radiology and radiotherapy modalities. The programme therefore is trying to produce medical physicists with this focus. There have been lots of advances in the field that may need to be captured in the new programme as for example therapeutic departments now use computed tomography for radiotherapy planning making it imperative that the medical physicist is conversant with both imaging and therapeutic aspects. Prospective candidates include those on full time employment since it’s offered on block release.
Interested in being part of the Geoscientists who explore the subsurface? If you are interested in the above and have a firm foundation in physics, mathematics and a strong drive to experimental and analytical work, then Geophysics is for you. Benefits of being a Geophysicist include numerous travelling, and the skills gained after years of experience can be virtually applied anywhere. You need to be comfortable with the idea of working indoors and outdoors, as well as comfortable with working in remote locations.
Are you interested in working with people and technology in a healthcare setting? Radiography is the fulcrum around which the rest of medicine evolves. You need to have a passion for technology, have excellent communication skills, care and empathy, adaptable, good at making decisions, able to work independently and in a team, interested in sciences, able to work under pressure and calm.
- Lacers and Optics
Who are we targeting? You should have a passion for optical engineeringfields such as laser materials processing, opticalnon-destructive inspection, medical treatment using lasers and telecommunications fields such as broadband data transmission, fibre optic connectivity, digital streaming and broadcasting as well as a quest to understand different kinds of light phenomena.
- Eco-Tourism and Biodiversity Conservation
The Master of Science Degree Programme in Eco-tourism and Biodiversity Conservation offers Natural Sciences and Tourism post-graduates, the background education and practical skills to become stakeholders in the fast growing Eco-tourism industry. The course emphasizes aspects of ecology, tourism, law, business and environmental management, as well as developing professional level practical skills in tourism marketing, report writing, environmental and social assessment, scientific research, and analysis.
- Mathematical Modelling
Mathematical Modelling Programme is targeted at prospective people who are interested in the following the careers paths: Lecturer at University, Research Fellowships, Data Manager, Database Administrator, Market Research Analyst, Financial Analyst, Investment Analyst, Derivatives Trader, Data Mining Scientist and Modelling Consultants.
- Statistics and Operations Research
The Programme is directed at graduates in science, commerce or engineering with a mathematics background, at least equivalent to the first year of mathematics at BSc. or B Tech level in a university degree programme. The aim is to develop an understanding and appreciation of the applicability of operations research and techniques in a given decision making situation. The Programme will also provide opportunities for mathematics graduates to broaden and apply their existing mathematical skills for quantitative analysis.
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