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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$757 /year
Applications Begin:February 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Biology
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Science
Campus:Mbarara Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution.

Despite the complexity of the science, there are certain unifying concepts that consolidate it into a single, coherent field. Biology recognizes the cell as the basic unit of life, genes as the basic unit of heredity, and evolution as the engine that propels the creation and extinction of species.

Living organisms are open systems that survive by transforming energy and decreasing their local entropy to maintain a stable and vital condition defined as homeostasis.

Sub-disciplines of biology are defined by the research methods employed and the kind of system studied: theoretical biology uses mathematical methods to formulate quantitative models while experimental biology performs empirical experiments to test the validity of proposed theories and understand the mechanisms underlying life and how it appeared and evolved from non-living matter about 4 billion years ago through a gradual increase in the complexity of the system

Admission Requirements

An honors degree in Botany/ Zoology/ Ethnobotany/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Forestry/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Medicine.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $27

How to Apply
1. Go to https://applications.must.ac.ug
2. If you don’t have an Access Code, click “Click here to get an Access Code”, fill in the form and submit. An Access Code will then be sent to your email and phone number. If you already have an Access Code, proceed to step 3.
3. Enter you email address and Access Code that has been sent to your phone number to login
4. Select the application category i.e. Direct Entry and click “Apply Now”
5. Fill in the application form and submit
6. Click “Pay for Form” to generate a payment reference number to be used for paying application fees in the bank
7. Go to the bank and pay the application fees using the payment reference number generated in “Step 6”

Applicants should note that;
i. All academic documents presented must be from an accredited institution
ii. Cases of Impersonation, Falsification of Documents or giving false/incomplete information whenever discovered will lead to Automatic cancellation of Admission.
iii. Completed Applications must be accompanied with certified copies of academic documents
iv. Detailed information about the specific entry requirements for each programme can be obtained from the university website, http://registrar.must.ac.ug/downloads, or contact the Academic Registrar’s office.
v. Applicants whose first language is not English or did not go through an education system with English as a medium of instruction will be required to provide evidence from a recognized English language training institution that they have sufficient command of English language to cope with the programmes.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Academic researcher
– Biotechnologist
– Higher education lecturer
– Marine biologist
– Microbiologist
– Nanotechnologist
– Nature conservation officer
– Pharmacologist.

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan Students: $757
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,513

Tuition Fee per year for Ugandan Students = 2,800,000 UGX
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 5,600,000 UGX

The Tuition fee per semester is = 1,400,000 UGX (Ugandan Students) and 2,800,000 UGX (Foreign Students)
Note:
**International Students pay double the amount of local students

Relevant Contact

 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
 
Dean of Students' Office
Responsible for Students Enquiries