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|Tuition Fees:||$671 /year|
|Applications Begin:||August 2020|
|Final Award:||Master of Science in Biotechnology|
|Start Date:||June 2021|
|Academic Unit:||School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences|
|Campus:||Jambo Drive Main Campus|
|Application Deadline:||April 2021|
The School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (SMNS) has since its inception in June 2008 developed various postgraduate programmes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Sciences, and Science Education.
The design of these programmes has been based on modern and rigorous mathematical, scientific and technological standards and platforms that should continually contribute to meeting national and regional needs for specialised human resource capacities in these fields.
The programmes are intended to build and strengthen the human resource base required for sustained knowledge-based, socio-economic development, and enhanced scientific and technological competitiveness of Zambia in the world.
The programme is designed to ensure that the academic and professional mandates of Biotechnology meet the following objectives:
– To provide advanced theoretical, practical and research-based knowledge and skills in specialised basic and applied disciplines of Biology.
– To upgrade the qualifications of teachers, lecturers, educators and training providers through the provision of advanced skills and knowledge needed to effectively deliver courses and related services at tertiary levels of academic and professional education.
– Provide graduate students with opportunities to develop specialised academic and research skills that should enhance their career prospects, while stimulating intellectual and professional growth.
First Year (Students take a total of five courses: 1 compulsory research methods course + 4 Biotechnology courses)
BI 500 Research methods and Statistics
BT 510 Plant biotechnology
BT 520 Biology and biotechnology of extremophiles
BT 530 Bioprocess optimisation and Application
BT 540 Biofuels Biotechnology
BT 600 Research and Dissertation in Biotechnology
-Possess a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a related field from a recognized institution
-In addition to the admissions requirements for MBA,(finance), applicants who hold professional accounting qualifications in ACCA and CIMA
are eligible, provided they hold 5 ‘O’ level credits (Grade 12 or form 5 with Mathematics and English inclusive)
How To Apply:
Candidates are requested are apply online by logging on to the Copperbelt University website and clicking the apply now link.
Applicants are further advised to complete and submit the form online and thereafter print the ZANACO student Bill muster form.
This is what will be use to make the payment of 200Zmk at any Zambian commercial bank branch
Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Biomedical Engineer
– Medical Scientist
– Biological/Clinical Technician
– Process Development Scientist
– Biomanufacturing Specialists
– Business Development Manager
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