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MSc. Zoology

The degree of Masters  of Science (MSc) is undertaken through a two – year full time programme of study and is awarded after examining the candidate in both written examinations and dissertation.  Candidates for the MSc degree specialize in one of four disciplines during their second semester. The disciplines are Entomology, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Parasitology and Wildlife Ecology and Management. Additional courses are given in Climate and Natural Resources, International Conventions, Natural Resources Laws and Policies, Biostatics, Research Methods and Communication skills.

ADMISSION

Entry requirements are varied but largely science-based.   A science background is therefore essential.  Each application is considered on its individual merit.  The minimum requirement is a lower second class degree.

Candidates within the country and from overseas are accepted on condition that they have at least a lower second class degree in Zoology.   Alternatively candidates majoring in Zoology with minor courses in Botany or any other relevant subjects such as Chemistry and Environmental Science from a recognized University may be admitted to the course.  Eligible candidates may be government or privately sponsored.

Core Courses

Title

LH

PH

CH

CU

BOZ 7101

Biostatistics

15

60

45

3

BOZ 7102

Natural Resources and Landscape Processes

30

30

45

3

BOZ  7103

Scientific Inquiry and Communication Skills

15

30

30

3

ZOO 7104

Advanced Project Planning and Management

15

30

30

3

ZOO 7105

Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS)

30

30

45

3

 

Total

105

180

195

15

Areas of Specialization

A student will be required to choose only one area of specialization among the following:

(i) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

(ii) Entomology

(iii) Parasitology

(iv) Wildlife Ecology and Management

Option: Fisheries and Aquaculture

Course

Title

LH

PH

CH

CU

ZFA7201

Fish Handling, Processing and Marketing

15

30

30

2

ZFA7202

Wetland Ecology and Management

15

30

30

2

ZFA7203

Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology

30

30

45

3

ZFA7204

Advanced Fish Population Dynamics

30

30

45

3

ZFA7205

Aquaculture Production Systems

30

30

45

3

ZOO7208

Seminar Series

0

60

30

2

 

Total

 

 

 

15

Entomology

Course

Title

LH

PH

CH

CU

ZET 7201

Insect Morphology and Taxonomy

15

30

30

2

ZET 7202

Insect Physiology

15

30

30

2

ZET 7203

Pesticide Application Technology and Toxicology

15

30

30

2

ZET 7204

Laboratory and Field Methods in Entomology

15

30

30

2

ZET 7205

Principles and Practice of Pest / Vector Control

15

30

30

2

ZET 7206

Ecology of Pests and Vectors

15

30

30

2

ZET 7207

Insect Pathology

15

30

30

2

ZOO7208

Seminar Series

0

60

30

2

 

Total

105

270

240

16

Parasitology

Course

Title

LH

PH

CH

CU

ZET 7201

Insect Morphology and Taxonomy

15

30

30

2

ZPR 7204

Major Parasites of Agricultural, Medical and Veterinary importance

30

30

45

3

ZET 7205

Principles and Practice of Pest / Vector Control

15

30

30

2

ZET 7206

Ecology of Pests and Vectors

15

30

30

2

ZPR 7205

Parasite physiology

15

30

30

2

ZPR7206

Immunology and Pathology of parasitic infections

15

30

30

2

ZOO7208

Seminar Series

0

60

30

2

 

Total

105

240

225

15

Wildlife Ecology and Management

Course

Title

LH

PH

CH

CU

ZVE 7201

Ecology and Behavior of Selected Invertebrates and Vertebrates

 

 

 

3

ZVE 7202

Ecosystems, Populations and Human Development

30

30

45

4

ZVE 7204

Methods of Invertebrate and Vertebrate Surveys and Assessments

30

30

45

3

ZVE 7205

Wildlife Conservation and Management

15

30

30

3

ZOO7208

Seminar series

0

60

30

2

 

Total

 

 

 

15

More information about graduate studies is available on the official website of the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training: https://rgt.mak.ac.ug including information on academic obligations, graduate regulations and admissions.

 

Programme Code: 
MSc.
Years: 
2