Postgraduate Degree Programmes:2023 Intake

ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES.

Applications are invited from candidates who meet the requirements for entry into First Year Undergraduate Programmes.
Applications should be submitted online via this link https://apply.nust.ac.zw/apply/

Only International Applicants should download the form from the NUST website via this link https://www.nust.ac.zw/index.php/application-forms.html, complete the form and submit to:

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

Enquiries should be directed to:
The Senior Assistant Registrar (Admissions and Student Records)
Telephone: (+263) 292 -289557/282842/288413/284237

Completed Forms may also be submitted at our NUST Harare Office,
ZIMDEF House,
18572 off Mother Patrick Avenue,
Rotten Row,
Harare (Next to The Magistrate Court).

Payment Procedures

Application Fee

a) Zimbabwean Nationals

An application fee of US$20 or the ZWL figure provided must be paid during the online application process. For Special Entry and International applicants, the banking details are provided below.

b) International Applicants

The application fee for International Applicants is US$30.

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

c) The closing date for applications is 10 February 2023 at midday.

Application fees may be paid via the following modes:

For Zimbabwean Nationals:

(i) Cash at NUST Bulawayo Campus
(ii)Swipe at NUST Bulawayo Campus/ Harare Office, Zimdef House
(iii)Rtgs or a cash deposit into the following accounts:

Bank: ZB BANK
Branch: Jason Moyo
Name: National University of Science and Technology
Account Number: 4372-035542-090

or
Bank: FBC Bank
Branch: Jason Moyo
Branch Code: 8305
Account Number: 3120068620276
Account Name: National University of Science and Technology

Nostro Account
Bank: FBC Bank
Account Name: National University of Science and Technology
Account Number: 4820068620666
Branch Address:108 Jason Moyo Street and 11th Avenue Bulawayo

 

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 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.

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

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, 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 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 a good Honours Degree in Banking, Finance, Economics or their equivalents with a degree classification of at least 2.2

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 Lower Second (2.1) in Risk Management and Insurance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or any Business related fields.

                            or

Applicants must hold a Commercial Degree or equivalent, preferably with a Lower Second Class (2.2) or better, from a recognised University; coupled with a Professional Qualification 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.

Institute of Development Studies

 

Master of Science Degree in Development Studies (2 years)

  • Applicants must holder 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 (2 years)

  • 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 be in possession of:

  • 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).

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

 

Master of Science Degree in Eco-tourism and Biodiversity Conservation

 

 

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 qualifications 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 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.

 

 

 

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