The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is two years in duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year.
The MPhil in Oceanography and Limnology is geared towards training qualified limnologists and oceanographers who will be able to apply principles of limnology and oceanography to solving current socio-ecological problems for sustainable development. The programme is also expected to produce highly motivated aquatic resource managers and planners with a critical scientific knowledge necessary for understanding the risks and benefits of freshwater and marine ecosystems management decisions.
Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a Second Class Lower Division or higher
Bachelor's degree in Aquatic Sciences and/or Fisheries Science related course with a Second Class Lower Division or higher
In addition, candidates must pass an oral interview
Specific requirements for graduation:
The course work assessment during the first year is based on assignments, reports from practical work as well as quizzes. These form 40% of the total exam mark. The End of Semester examinations constitute 60% of the total mark. A thesis research in the second year will starts after successfully completing the course work. Departmental seminar presentations are held to ascertain students’ progress and to allow faculty and other students make relevant inputs. The thesis is subjected to both external and internal review after submission by the student. If successful, an oral examination (viva) is held for the student. Upon successful defence, the department then recommends to the School of Graduate Studies to consider awarding the candidate for an award of MPhil degree in Oceanography and Limnology.
The minimum admission requirement for the MPhil in Oceanography and Limnology is a first degree (Second Class Lower Division or equivalent) in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline, from a recognised university. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology.