POSTGRADUATE DEGREES 2024 INTAKE

POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES FOR THE 2024 INTAKE

Admission Into Postgraduate Degree Programmes.

Applications are invited from candidates who meet the requirements for entry into the Postgraduate Degree Programmes.

Applications should be submitted online by following this link:https://sis.nust.ac.zw/ or

download the application form, complete and submit to:-

The Senior Assistant Registrar, Admissions and Student Records, NUST, Gwanda Road/Cecil Avenue, P O Box AC 939 Ascot, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Enquiries should be directed to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar (Admissions and Student Records) Telephone: (+263) 292 -

289557/282842/288413/284237

Payment Procedures

Application Fee

a) Zimbabwean Nationals

An application fee of US$40 must be paid during the online application process.

b) International Applicants

The application fee for International Applicants is US$50.

c) The closing date for applications is 15 March 2024.

Late Application Fee

a) Zimbabwean Nationals

The late application fee of USD50 must be paid during the online application process.

b) International Applicants

The late application fee for international applicants is USD60

c) The closing date for late applications is 29 March 2024.

Application fees may be paid via the following mode.

For Zimbabwean Nationals:

(i) Cash at NUST Bulawayo Campus/ Harare Office, Zimdef office No 8

(ii) Cash deposit into the following accounts:

 

Bank: ZB BANK

Branch: Jason Moyo

Name: National University of Science and Technology

Account Number: 4372-035542-405

 

Bank: FBC Bank

Account Name: National University of Science and Technology

Account Number: 4820068620666

Branch Address: 108 Jason Moyo Street and 11th Avenue

Bulawayo

 

For International Applicants:

Bank: FBC Bank

 Account Name: National University of Science and Technology

Account Number: 4820068620666

Branch Address: 108 Jason Moyo Street and 11th Avenue

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Swift Code: FBCPZWHA

 

 

FACULTIES AND DEGREE PROGRAMMES 

 

FACULTY

DEGREE PROGRAMME

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applied Science

Master of Science Degree in

Applied Microbiology and

Biotechnology

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Biological Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology. 

 Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed before admission.

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class(2.2)Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

Master of Science Degree in Analytical Chemistry

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Chemistry, Applied Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

Master of Science Degree in

Applied Mathematical Modelling

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Statistics, Computer Science or Operations Research.

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience or,

Applicants with at least an Upper Second (2.1)Honours degree class in a programme with a significant Mathematical content as determined by the Departmental Board.

Master of Science Degree in Big Data Science

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Computing (Computer Engineering, Informatics, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software

Engineering), Electronic Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Business Analytics or Operations Research.

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class(2.2)Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

Master of Science Degree in Computer Science

Applicants must be holders of a B.Sc honours degree with a degree class of at least 2.2 in computing (computer

 

 

science, computer engineering, informatics, information systems, software engineering or electronic engineering)

Masters in Information Systems  

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least an Upper Second (2.1) in Computing (Computer Engineering, Informatics, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering), Electronic Engineering.

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields must have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

 

Master of Science Degree in

Lasers and Applied Optics

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Applied Physics or Physics.

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

 

•    For those applicants who do not have an Honours Degree in Physics or Applied Physics, the level of Physics background will be considered adequate if an applicant has passed the following courses or their equivalent:

•    Thermal Physics

•    Quantum Mechanics

•    Electromagnetism

•    Atomic Physics

•    Nuclear Physics

Master of Science Degree in Geophysics

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Applied Physics or Geology.

•   Applicants with a BSc Honours Degree in Geology with a minimum classification of Upper Second (2.1) may be considered for admission if they have a good mathematics background. 

•   Any other equivalent qualifications obtained from recognised institutions in Zimbabwe or elsewhere may be considered for admission.

Applicants with a Lower Second Class(2.2)Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

Master of Science Degree in

Medical Physics

               

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Applied Physics or Biophysics. Preference shall be given to those already working in the Health Delivery Sector.

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class(2.2)Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

 

Master of Science Degree  in Radiography

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in

Radiography

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above field will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

In addition, applicants must be registered or be eligible for registration with the Allied Health Practitioners Council.  

Master of Science Degree in Medical Ultrasound

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Radiography, (Diagnostic or Therapeutic).

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

 

In addition, applicants must be registered with or are eligible for registration with the Allied Health Practitioner’s Council of Zimbabwe. programme

 

Any other relevant qualification obtained from a recognised institution in Zimbabwe or elsewhere may be considered for admission.

Master of Science Degree in Operations Research and

Statistics

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Statistics,

Operations Research, Computer Science, Computing, Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in any field. 

 

Applicants with a lower Second (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience or a Postgraduate qualification in a related field.

Master of Science Degree in

Sports Science 

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Sports Science or related field.

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience or an internationally recognised coaching qualification or license which is equivalent to an Honours First Degree from a Sport Federation or Institution of a similar kind. 

The Built

Environment

Master of Science Degree in

Construction Project

Management  

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree, with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Construction

Management, Rural & Urban Planning, Building

Economics, Civil Engineering or Property Management.  

Applicants with a relevant degree offered in the Faculty of The Built Environment may be considered into the programme. 

 

 

Shortlisted applicants may be interviewed before acceptance.          

 

Master of Urban Design

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least (2.1) in Urban Design, Architecture, Rural Urban Planning, Building Economics, Civil Engineering and Property Management. Other programmes offered in the built environment shall be considered on an individual basis with a Minimum overall pass of Upper Second Class (2.1)

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least 2 years’ post qualification experience.

 

Master of Philosophy Degree in

Property Studies 

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least (2.1) in Urban Design, Architecture, Rural Urban Planning, Building Economics, Civil Engineering and Property Management. Other programmes offered in the built environment shall be considered on an individual basis with a Minimum overall pass of Upper Second Class (2.1)

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least 2 years’ post qualification experience.

Commerce

Master of Science Degree in

Accounting and Finance

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree, B Com Honours Degree or equivalent with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Accounting or equivalent.

• Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of Financial Reporting and Financial Analysis.

• Professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, CIS will be an added advantage.

 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2)Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

Master of Science Degree in

Banking and Financial

Economics

 

Applicants must be holders of an Honours Degree in Banking, Finance, Finance & Banking, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Financial Mathematics, Econometrics, Accounting & Finance, Risk Management, or their equivalents. 

Special Entry Requirements:

Bank employees holding any other honours degree and a full IOBZ Diploma are also encouraged to apply and may be considered under special entry.

 

Master of Science Degree in

Financial Engineering 

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree, B Com Honours Degree or equivalent with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in any field with a financial and mathematical content.

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a strong mathematical background. 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience

Master of Science Degree in

Finance and Investment 

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree, B Com Honours Degree or equivalent with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in a Commercial Degree or equivalent. 

In addition, applicants should have completed and passed Corporate Finance. 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience

Master of Science Degree in

Fiscal Studies 

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree, B Com Honours Degree or equivalent with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Fiscal Studies, Public Finance, Customs, Taxation, Economics or equivalent.  A Bachelors’ Honours Degree in any discipline plus an acceptable Postgraduate Diploma in the above disciplines. 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

Master of Science Degree in

Risk Management and Insurance

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree, BComm Honours Degree or equivalent with a degree class of at least upper Second (2.1) in Risk Management and Insurance, Mathematics, Computer Science or

Statistics   or

Applicants who hold a Commercial Degree or equivalent, preferably with a Lower Second Class (2.2) or better, from a recognised University; must have an Advanced Diploma   in Insurance and/or Risk Management from a recognised Institution/Professional body.

 

Master of Science Degree in

Strategic Marketing 

 

Applicants must be holders of a BComm Honours Degree in Marketing or any business-related field from a recognized University.  Holders of non-marketing or business Degrees with experience in the marketing field and who have completed and passed any two of the following modules in their Undergraduate Degree will also be considered: Principles of Economics, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management 

and any of the following:

Financial Management, Statistics, Accounting Principles, Quantitative Analysis of Business and Research Methodology. 

Holders of non-business related Degrees with relevant and recognised Post-graduate Diplomas in Marketing or other business-related fields and a minimum of two years’ experience in the field of marketing will also be considered for admission into this programme.

Graduate School of Business

Master of Business Leadership

Degree (MBL) 

(NEW)

Applicants must be holders of a minimum of a First Degree in relevant areas plus at least two years’ Postgraduate work experience.

Shortlisted applicants may be interviewed before acceptance.

Institute of

Development

Studies

 

Master of Science Degree in Development Studies 

  • Applicants must be holders a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies or equivalent.
  • Relevant work experience in the field of development or equivalent will be an added advantage.

Master of Science Degree in Disaster Management 

  • Applicant must be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Or Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies or equivalent.
  • Relevant work experience in the field of Disaster Risk and Emergence Management or equivalent will be an added advantage.

Communication and Information

Science

Master of Science Degree in

Strategic Communication

 

Applicants must be holders of an Honours Degree, with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Social Sciences, Arts or Business related studies.  

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2 Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience 

Special Entry

Candidates with Higher National Diplomas in Social Sciences, Arts and Business related studies plus 3 years post qualification experience in communication and strategic related field.

Master of Science Degree in

Journalism and Media Studies

 

 

Applicants must be holders of an Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Journalism and or Media Studies or related discipline such as Communication Studies, Public Relations and Advertising. 

Applicants with a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours

Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least.

 

 

three years’ post-qualification practical experience in a recognized media house.

Applicants with any first Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and or Media Studies or related fields may be admitted into the programme.

Master of Science Degree in

Library and Information Science

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Library and Information Science or in any other Information Science field (Archives, Records Management, Publishing, Archaeology, Cultural

Heritage and Museology studies).   

  • At least a Lower Second Class (2.2) Degree in any other field plus a Postgraduate qualification or an equivalent in Library and Information Science. 

Applicants who have obtained Degree Class of a Pass (3) in any Information Science field listed in the first criteria and at least five (5) years’ relevant experience in information-related sciences may be considered for admission.

Master of Science Degree in

Records          and          Archives

Management 

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Records and Archives Management; Records Management; Archival Science; Information Studies; History or Heritage Studies from an accredited University or higher education institution.

Applicants with a Lower Second Class 2.2 Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

  • Applicants with any first Degree in a field other than those listed above will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification practical experience in a records and archives related establishment.

Engineering

Master of Engineering Degree in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management

(MSOM) 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Engineering, such as Industrial, Industrial and Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Production, Mechanical,

Mechatronics, Chemical, Electrical, Electrical and Electronics and Fibre and Polymer Materials Engineering.  

  • Applicants with a Lower Second Class 2.2 Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

Master of Engineering Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and

Operations               Management

(MEOM)

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Engineering, such as Industrial, Industrial and Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Production, Mechanical,

Mechatronics, Chemical, Electrical, Electrical and Electronics and Fibre and Polymer Materials Engineering.  

  • Applicants with a Lower Second Class 2.2 Honours Degree in the above fields will be required to have at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

 

 

NB: Admission into the above programme will be subject to adequate numbers of applicants qualifying to make a class.

Master of Engineering Degree in Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering 

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Lower Second (2.2) in Chemical Engineering or related disciplines such as Environmental Engineering, Applied Biochemistry, Applied Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Process Engineering or Petrochemical Engineering from an accredited college or university. 

Post qualification work experience is an added advantage. NB Admission into the programme will be subject to adequate numbers of applicants qualifying to make a class.

Environmental Science

Master of Science Degree in Environmental Health 

 

Applicants should have:

A Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in

Environmental Science and Health, Bachelor of

Environmental Science Honours Degree in Public Health or any other related field with at least a Lower Second Degree classification (2.2).

Duration of the programme will be 24 months (2 years).

 

 

Master of Science Degree in Climate Change and Sustainable

Development  

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants must be holders of Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Environmental Science and Health, Public Health, Development Studies, Natural Resources Management and any other related field.

Special Entry Requirements

Applicants with relevant Post Graduate Diploma in

Environmental Management, Environmental Science,

Public Health or any other related field with at least two years work experience may also be eligible for admission into the programme.

 

Master of Science Degree in

Eco-tourism and Biodiversity

Conservation

 

 

Applicants should be in possession of a BSc Honours Degree with a minimum degree class of at least lower Second (2.2) in Life Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality or any other related degree with experience in tourism.

 Special entry will be considered to applicants with a post graduate qualification in ecotourism or tourism fields and 2 years work experience.

 

 

Master of Science Degree in

Applied Geographical

Information Systems and Remote

Sensing

Normal entry:  Applicants should have a BSc Degree with a Lower Second Class (2.2) in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Life Sciences and related Geospatial Disciplines with a significant Geographical Information Systems content.

Special entry:  Candidates with a BSc Honours Degree at 2.2 and at least three years of relevant work experience.

NB Only candidates who already have BSc (Honours) results will be considered for this programme.

Medicine

Master of Science Degree in Midwifery Education

 

Applicants must be holders of a relevant BSc Honours Degree in Nursing or related field. In addition, applicants should hold: 

Midwifery post basic qualification (Diploma or higher).  

•        A valid practicing certificate with the Nurses Council of Zimbabwe.  

•        Applicants should have at least one-year post- qualification experience.

NB Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Master of Medicine Degree in Family Medicine MMED FAM.MED) 

 

Applicants must be holders of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent.

•  Have completed a General Medical Education (GME) post internship.

•  Have a current registration and practising certificate with the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ).

This qualification in Family Medicine is intended for doctors in possession of a first degree in medicine to acquire additional knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to:

•  Provide competent, comprehensive and continuous patient-centered medical care, using the biopsychosocial model, in a continuum across all facilities in the district and provincial health system. This includes curative, preventive, promotive, palliative and rehabilitative care.

NB Short-listed Applicants for admission to the MMED Degree in Family Medicine programme may be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Science and

Technology

Education

Postgraduate Diploma in

Science and Technology

Education (PGDSTE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants must be holders of a Bachelor’s

Degree in Science, Technology, Technical, or Commercial subjects taught in the Secondary School or College. 

Be currently teaching in schools, colleges or related institutions.

NB Admission into the programme will be subject to adequate numbers of applicants qualifying to make a class.

Postgraduate Diploma in

Tertiary and Higher

Education (PGDTHE)

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants must be holders of a Bachelor’s/Postgraduate Degree or equivalent from accredited and recognised institutions. 

Should have teaching/training experience in higher and tertiary education.

NB Admission into the programme will be subject to adequate numbers of applicants qualifying to make a class.

Master of Technology

Education

Degree(MTECHED)

 

 

Applicants must be holders of a Bachelor’s Degree with a degree class of at least 2.2 in Applied Art and Design, Clothing, Textile and Fashion Design, Design and Technology.

Should have a Certificate or Diploma in Science, Design, Technology or Technical Education.

 

Master of Technology Education

Degree(MTECHED) 

 

 

 

Applicants must be holders of a Bachelor’s Degree with a degree class of at least 2.2 in Civil and Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Technical Graphics, Wood Science and Technology.  

Should have a Certificate or Diploma in Engineering, Technology or Technical Education.

NB Admission into the programme will be subject to adequate numbers of applicants qualifying to make a class.

 

Master of Science Degree

Education (MScED) 

 

Applicants must be holders of a Bachelor’s Degree with a degree class of at least 2.2 in Accounting and Business Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics.

Should have a Certificate or Diploma in Education.

NB Admission into the programme will be subject to adequate numbers of applicants qualifying to make a class.

 

NB - Applications should be accompanied by certified copies of Birth certificate, National Identity Card, Educational and Professional Certificates and detailed curriculum vitae. - Responses will be sent only to successful candidates

 

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