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Master of Informatics
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 2 Years
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 09MAIN


The revised Master of Informatics programme is applied research‐based (thesis) programme, designed to expand students’ knowledge 
and expertise  in  Business Informatics, Web Informatics and  other  fields  related  to Informatics.  Students will  develop a  thorough 
understanding of relevant methodological approaches, and develop competence in the application of theory, concepts, constructs
and  appropriate  models  for  applied  research  including  descriptive,  explicative  and  simulation  through  participation  in  research 
activities and tasks to acquire understanding under the supervision of experienced supervisor.
The programme builds on previously acquired theoretical and practical knowledge at NQF level 8 and other scientific and industrial 
experience of the students to investigate and develop novel innovative ideas and products to solve problems in the field of Informatics. 
The  degree is  designed  for  the  candidates with Informatics  background who  seek  to  deepen and enhance  competencies in  their 
specialised areas. The programme will create a critical mass of skilled individuals in the field of Informatics that are of great need in 
the country and the world. 

The end product  of a Master  of informatics  study is  the  thesis, a  research  task completed  under  the guidance  of  supervisor  that 
improves  student’s  understanding  to  the  field and  prepares  the graduate  to embrace  scientific approach in  solving  problem. The
Master’s  degree  programme in Informatics will provide guidance,  training and mentorship  for  students  from various Informatics‐
related fields, with the aim of preparing the next generation of Informatics experts and researchers. 


Admission Requirements 

Applicants who hold a Bachelor Honours, NQF level 8 from recognised institutions, or equivalent qualifications, in disciplines related  to Informatics may  be  considered  for  admission  into  this  programme.  Applicants  need  to  provide  evidence  of  having  conducted  supervised  research and may  be  required  to make‐up  specific  deficiencies in  coursework at  the  discretion  of  the Higher Degrees Committee.  In  addition,  applicants  may  be  required  to  attend  a  pre‐selection  interview  and  or  a  test  at  the  discretion  of  the  department,  particularly  when  applicant’s  coursework  are  considered  to  be  at  variance  to  the  admission  requirement  of  the  programme. The Higher Degree Committee (HDC) will approve the final selection and admission of the candidates in accordance with  the regulations as specified by the Rules for Postgraduate Studies of NUST. Registration prior to the approval of a research proposal  is provisional and will be made official only when the Higher Degrees Committee approves the proposal. These procedures will be  fully explained to each prospective student during his or her personal interview. 

Applicants from other institutions must submit detailed information on all courses in their previous qualifications, as well as contact  details  of  three  referees.  The  latter  also  applies  to  applicants  who  have  been  working  in  the  field  after  obtaining  their  previous  qualifications. Exceptions may be approved by the Higher Degrees Committee, and all admissions are at the discretion of the Faculty  Postgraduate Committee. 

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