Namibia University of Science and Technology Master of Science in Natural and Applied Sciences

Namibia University of Science and Technology Master of Science in Natural and Applied Sciences

What is Master of Science in Natural and Applied Sciences?

The Master of Natural and Applied Science is designed to provide those working in an environment where scientific knowledge is a priority, such as science teaching and scientific applications, the opportunity to expand their knowledge and experiences consistent with their professional goals and objectives through an interdisciplinary program of study in the natural and  applied sciences.

Entry Requirement

Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Natural and Applied Sciences from NUST; or a four-year degree in Natural and Applied Sciences (or related field) at NQF level 9 from a recognised institution with evidence of supervised research; or a pre-NQF professional or four-year Bachelor degree, with a professional project or research component from a recognised institution and evaluated as appropriate by the Department. Required Supporting Document(s): Copies of academic qualifications and original academic transcripts as well as a concept paper/statement (about 500 words) of their intended research.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is natural science and applied science?

Applied science is a discipline that is used to apply existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, for example: technology or inventions. In natural science, basic science (or pure science) is used to develop information to explain phenomena in the natural world.

What is the difference between Master of Science and Master of applied science?

You may pursue either Master of Science (M.Sc) or the Master of Engineering (M. Eng) from abroad. MASc refers to the master’s of applied science, it is research and thesis-based program where you have five courses and a thesis to fulfill the academic requirement. The admission process has a lot of competition.

What is Masters in natural science?

What is an MSc in Natural Sciences? This field of study typically entails the use of scientific methods to study nature, from physics to astronomy, chemistry to ecology, and so on.

What jobs can you do with a natural science degree?

But because of their skills and knowledge, an even wider range of careers are open to graduates of natural science. Job areas include research, lab technician, teacher, conservation officer, and forensics. Journalism, finance, Civil Service, police and IT jobs are also open to natural science grads.

What is study of natural science?

Natural sciences form the basis for applied science subjects and focus on the study of the universe and the rules of nature. Biology, chemistry and physics are among the major study areas of the discipline, but study fields such as biochemistry and geophysics are also considered natural sciences.

What is the difference between natural science and social science?

Natural science is a branch of science that deals with the natural world whereas social science is a branch of science that deals with human society and social relationships.

What are the importance of natural science?

Natural Science education helps create awareness, a sensitivity and a concern for nature and the environment. It is valuable as the search for truth may teach the virtues of honesty, humility and responsibility.

Is a natural science degree useful?

Studying natural sciences prepares you for a wide variety of careers. You can go into roles in science or industry, as well as in management, marketing, policy, sales or beyond. Here are just some of the jobs our recent graduates have gone on to: Climate Change Policy Advisor.

Why is Applied social science Important?

Thus, social science is important because it provides an evidence-based foundation on which to build a more effective government and democracy. Why social science? Because it helps people understand and engage with the key political and social institutions, thus benefiting individuals and society as a whole.

Is natural science degree hard?

Nat Sci is definitely not equivalent to doing a single degree, unless you specialise in the final year or only choose subjects related to one subject, but it is very good that you have covered all the sciences (if you choose all of them). It’s not much harder than a pure maths or physics degree though.

Is natural science hard?

Roughly speaking, the natural sciences are considered “hard”, whereas the social sciences are usually described as “soft”.

How hard is it to get into natural sciences?

Natural Sciences is tough but students here relish challenges. I have never met a natsci who regretted their decision. The things you study are not unrelated disciplines (like in the US) but rather closely-related subjects of your choice.