POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES - JANUARY 2022 INTAKE

ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES FOR THE JANUARY 2022 INTAKE

  • Applications are invited from candidates who meet the requirements for entry into the First Year of the Postgraduate Degree Programmes, for the January 2022 Intake.
  • Online application is available on this website via this link: https://apply.nust.ac.zw/apply/

 Application Fee

a) Zimbabwean Nationals

The Application fee for Zimbabwean Nationals is ZWL$1500.00.

b) International Applicants

The Application fee for International Applicants is US$$30.

 

The closing date for applications is 3 December 2021.

 

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 Pharmacy.

  • 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.

* Significant mathematical content definition;

For those applicants without a Mathematics Honours Degree, the level of mathematical background for entry to the programme will be considered adequate if the applicant has passed the following mathematics courses:

  • SMA1116       Engineering Mathematics 1A
  • SMA1216       Engineering Mathematics 1B, and
  • SMA2116       Engineering Mathematics II

Master of Science Degree in Big Data Science(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

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, 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 Eco-tourism and Biodiversity Conservation

(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Forest Resources and Wildlife Management, Animal Science, Natural Resources Management or any relevant Science Degree.

  • Relevant work experience and professional qualification in Eco-tourism, Strategic Marketing and Business Management 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 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 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 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 (Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

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 (Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

 

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.

Blended Learning for all Applied Science Programmes is commencing on the 10th of January 2022

The Built Environment

Master of Science Degree in Construction Project Management (Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

 

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree, with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Rural & Urban Planning, Building Economics, Civil Engineering or Property Management.   

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 Philosophy Degree in Property Studies

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least 2.2 in the following disciplines:

Property Development and Estate Management, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Economics or Urban Planning from this University or any other recognised University.

  • The application should be accompanied by a research proposal with a focus on one of the following study areas: property development, property management, property valuation, or property marketing or sales. The research proposal not exceeding five (5) pages should include a concise title, introduction, statement of the problem, research objectives, and justification of the study, and a proposed methodology.

Blended Learning for all The Built Environment Programmes is commencing on the 13th of January 2022

Commerce

Master of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance

(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

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. 
  • Blended Learning for MSc Degree in Accounting and Finance is commencing on the 14th of January 2022

Master of Science Degree in Banking and Financial Economics

(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

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 Banking, Finance, Economics or their equivalents.

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

Blended Learning for MSC Degree in Banking and Financial Economics is commencing on the 14th of January 2022

Master of Science Degree in Financial Engineering

(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

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

Blended Learning for MSc Degree in Financial Engineering is commencing on the 14th of January 2022

Master of Science Degree in Finance and Investment

(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

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

Blended Learning for MSc Degree in Finance and Investment is commencing on the 14th of January 2022

Master of Science Degree in Fiscal Studies

(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

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.

Blended Learning for MSc Degree in Fiscal Studies is commencing on the 14th of January 2022

Master of Science Degree in Risk Management and Insurance

(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

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 Risk Management and Insurance or any Business related fields. In addition, the candidate must have thorough knowledge of insurance and/or risk management 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 

                            or

Applicants must hold a General Degree or equivalent, preferably Upper Second Class (Upper Second (2.1)) or better, from are recognised university, coupled with a professional qualification in Insurance and/or Risk Management from a recognised institution. Associates or holders of advanced Diplomas from internationally recognised institutions such as The Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe (IIZ) and The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) with at least three (3) years of working experience at supervisory or management level will also be considered. Applicants with these professional qualifications must show proof of having completed the final level of the qualification's examination(s) to be admitted into the Master of Science Degree in Risk management and Insurance programme.

Blended Learning for MSc Degree in Risk Management and Insurance is commencing on the 14th of January 2022

 

Master of Science Degree in Strategic Marketing (Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

 

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 business related field.  

The Master of Science programme is not intended as an introductory course in Marketing.  Therefore, to be considered for admission an applicant should have completed in their prerequisite Degree the following courses:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Economics

and any of the following:

  • Business Finance, Statistics, Principles of Accounting, Quantitative Analysis for Business, and Marketing or Business 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.

Blended Learning for MSC Degree in Strategic Marketing is commencing on the 12th  of February 2022

Institute of Development Studies

 

Master of Science Degree in Development Studies

(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

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 Development Studies or equivalent from a recognised university, or 

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

Blended Learning for MSc Degree in Development Studies is commencing on the 12th of February 2022

Master of Science Degree in Disaster Management

(Bulawayo or Harare Cohort)

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least Upper Second (2.1) in Disaster Management, Development Studies or equivalent from a recognised university, or 

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 must hold any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Management, Development Studies or equivalent.
  • Relevant work experience in the field of disaster risk and emergence management or equivalent will be an advantage.

Blended Learning for MSc Degree in Disaster Management is commencing on the 12th of February 2022

Medicine

Master of Science Degree in Midwifery Education

 

Applicants must be holders of a BSc Honours Degree with a degree class of at least 2.2 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.

Blended Learning for MSc Degree in Midwifery Education is commencing on the 10th  of January 2022

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.

Blended Learning for MSc in Family Medicine is commencing on the 10th of January 2022

 

 

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