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Faculty Website: Faculty of Science
Department: Department of Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MPhil in Energy Studies (Research)
Programme Code: M2205Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
The primary purpose of the MSc dissertation is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organisational skills. A dissertation-based Master of Science degree consists of a comprehensive study of a specialized area in the field of specialisation, reported on and submitted in the form of a dissertation at the end of the programme. The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.
Admission to the Masters in Energy Studies preferably requires an Honours Degree in Energy Studies, although a student with Honours in a related subject, together with appropriate experience in the energy industry, may be considered for admission. It may be required of a student in the latter category to register for, and successfully complete, one or more of the modules for the Honours programme in Energy Studies before the master’s study is commenced.