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Master’s degree (Code 02250123)

The MSc degree is conferred on the grounds of a dissertation and such additional postgraduate coursework as may be prescribed.

Duration of study: 1 year

Admission Requirements

In addition to the General Regulations G.1.3 G.30 and G.62 an appropriate BScHons degree is a prerequisite for admission. An average of 60% is required in the honours year of study for admission to the MSc. Additional requirements and conditions may be prescribed by the Dean on the recommendation of the supervisor head of department and Postgraduate Studies Committee. Admission is approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee in consultation with the head of department and the supervisor.

Where admission to the MSc degree study does not follow on a BScHons degree the minimum period of study for the MSc degree is two years.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the MSc degree consists of the following:

  1. Theoretical knowledge of the major subject/s and such additional modules as may be prescribed.
  2. A dissertation.

CHM 890        Dissertation: Chemistry 890      200 credits

 

Doctorate degree (Code: 02260453)

The PhD degree is conferred on the grounds of a thesis and such additional postgraduate coursework as may be prescribed.

Duration of study: 2 years

Admission requirements

In addition to the requirements of General Regulations G.1.3 and G.62 an appropriate MSc degree is a prerequisite for admission to PhD studies. Additional requirements and conditions can be specified by the Dean on the recommendation of the head of department and the supervisor.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the PhD degree consists of the following:

  1. Theoretical knowledge of the major subject/s and such additional modules as may be prescribed.
  2. A thesis.

CHM 990        Thesis: Chemistry 990              360 credits

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