WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:October 2020
Final Award:Master of Science in Mathematics
Start Date:January 2020
Academic Unit:Faculty of Sciences
Campus:Bamenda Campus
Application Deadline: October 2020
Programme Overview

The scientific and technological explosion which is shaping the world today is under- pinned by subtle mathematical applications, some of which are founded on deep mathematical theories. The Department of Mathematics, in its Master of Science degree programme, aims to introduce and develop in its students, abilities that prepare them as future participants in the scientific and technological progress of society.

The Master degree programme is designed to give the students the opportunity to deepen and broaden their knowledge in core areas of Mathematics –pure and applied. It is aimed at offering to students both the breadth and depth of knowledge required in their area of interest and to bring to them possible extensions of their areas of interests. The ultimate goal is, of course, to give its graduates excellent qualifications leading to the PhD degree programmes, as well as, to professions in Teaching, Business (including Financial Institutions), Industry and Technology.

Admission Requirements

a) Admission
Candidates will be required to have earned at least a Second Class Honours degree in Mathematics or a related area.
Candidates with other backgrounds will have to present full transcripts for consideration by the Department of Mathematics. Supplementary undergraduate courses may be required by the Department.
All candidates seeking admission into the Master of Science degree programme in Mathematics must present a typed written proposal of two to three pages stating:

– Their motivation
– Why they want to study at CATUC, Bamenda
– What field they want to specialize in
– Why they have chosen their field of specialization
Each admitted candidate will be attributed a Thesis Supervisor from the Department of Mathematics at CATUC or State University. The Master’s Thesis must be a scientific contribution to the area of research.
Attendance at Lectures and Seminars delivered by both professors and students are obligatory for all students in the Master of Science degree programme .
Each candidate will be expected to present at least one seminar paper before presentation of the Thesis.
Master degree Thesis must be submitted between six to twelve months after course work would have been completed and successfully validated.
Master degree candidates will be expected to earn a GPA of at least 2.5 to be eligible for graduation. Unsuccessful candidates will have two more chances to graduate within the subsequent two years.

After graduation, candidates with a GPA of at least 3.0 can be admitted into the PhD programme.
Graduates with a GPA of less than 3.0 can be admitted into the PhD programme if they show proficiency through publications in peer-reviewed journals.
All courses and presentations of Papers and Theses must be in the English language.

Application Process
Application Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

1. Pay a Registration Fee of 10.000frs into into any of our Bank Accounts: Cameroon and collect a receipt of payment.

Account Name: Catholic University of Cameroon, (CATUC) Bamenda
a) ECOBANK = 0200122608355201
b) SGBC = 05160350250-22
c) NFC BANK = 17301022306
d) Union Bank of Cameroon (UBC) = 00111013204
e) United Bank of Africa (UBA) = 04050000060

NB: All Payments should be done in the Student’s Name.

2. Present the Bank Receipt at the Registry, and collect an Application Form A1 (for Faculty of Business – FBMS, Faculty of Science – FSC, Faculty of Humanities -FHSS), or collect an Entrance Form (for those sitting the Entrance Exams into the Professional Schools; School of Engineering – SENG, School of Agriculture -STANR, School of Health & Medical Sciences -SHMS).

or Download the appropriate application form from the internet

3. Fill the Form A1 and submit it to the Registry with the following documents attached:

i. One clean photocopy of Birth Certificate
ii. One clean photocopy of GCE O’L Certificate/Result Slip or Probatoire
iii. One clean photocopy of GCE A’L Certificate/Result Slip or BAC
iv. 1000frs for Passport-size Photograph (hard & soft to be taken on campus)

– Students with foreign degrees/certificates should present Equivalences to their certificates obtained from the Ministry of Higher Education
(MINESUP), Yaounde.
–All students applying for the Philosophy programme should certify all their certificates.

Career Opportunities

The programme is a mainstream Master’s degree programme in Mathematics with several courses having direct applications to industry and technology.
Graduates can be employed to teach in Secondary Education and other institutions at such a level. Graduates gain sufficient skills to work in Industry and establishments such as the Stock Market, Banks and Information Technology.

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Tuition Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Cameroonian Students = 1,024,500 F CFA
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 2,024,500 F CFA

A message from the school about the 2020-2021 academic year reads:
Cognizant of the fact that the people of the Northwest and Southwest regions have been groaning under the weight of the socio-political crisis for close to four years now, and that currently the entire country is in the grips of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic which both have far-reaching economic implications, the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda have decided to grant certain percentage discounts on tuition fees to the ‘early birds’ who enrol on any of the school’s degree programmes, beginning next academic year till further notice.

Relevant Contact

Lana Afor Foncham Taboh
Executive Assistant to Vice Chancellor
General School Office
For General/Admission Enquiries