Master of Mineral Sciences in Geology (Research)

Part I: Course Work

The requirements of the MMinSc (Geology) by course work:

First Year
The  student  will  register  in  two  compulsory  courses,  i.e.,  GG
6011 and GG 6012; one in each semester respectively. To have a complete load of four-course units per semester, the student will be required to register for three other courses in each semester as shown. The choice of such courses will depend on the advice of the supervisor and the research direction of the dissertation. The student’s thesis topic will have to be approved by the department before admission.

First Semester

  • GGY  6920  Research Topic
  • GGY  6620  Igneous and Metamorphic Geochemistry
  • GGY  6820  Exploration Geophysics
  • GGY  6230  Advanced Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • GGY  6530  Regional Exploration Planning and Management .
  • GGY  6730  Surface Water Hydrology
  • GGY  6320  Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution
  • GGY  6220  Advanced Igneous Petrology

Second Semester

  • GGY  6930  Field Studies
  • GGY  6640  Exploration and Environmental Geochemistry
  • GGY  6820  Seismic Geophysics
  • GGY  6540  Feasibility Studies, Mining and Marketing
  • GGY  6740  Groundwater Hydrology
  • GGY  6240  Metamorphic Mineral Equilibria

Courses to be offered in either first semester or second semester are:

  • GGY  6630  Isotope Geochemistry
  • GGY  6250  Sedimentary Mineral Deposits
  • GGY  6352  Mineral Resource Evaluation
  • GGY  6230  Advanced Metamorphic Petrology

Part II: 

  • GGY  7909 Research Work

Second Year

The second year will consist of thesis work, accompanying field work and data processing, so that it can be completed by the end of the academic year.

Applicants for the above (c and i) must possess

(i) A Bachelors of Mineral Science degree with a merit or better from the University of Zambia or its equivalent from any recognized University;

(ii) Alternative Criteria: In special circumstances, candidates in possession of bachelor’s degree with credit and at least 2 years relevant work experience may be considered.

Tuition Fees

Course Work Programmes - PART I

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category B: Per Academic Year K14,500.00 $8,660.00

Master by Research and Part II of Course Work Programmes

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category B: Per Academic Year K13,540.00 $9,460.00

Part Time Fees

  • Part-time fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at 50% of the full-time rate.

Non Tuition Fees

Registration Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Registration K500.00 $80.00
Late Registration K200.00 $30.00

NB: Late registration shall be K200 per additional month after registration period

Examination Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Part I
Masters Degree/Diploma
K1,000.00 $500.00
Part II/Research
Master (Thesis)
K4,500.00 $800.00
Part II/Taught
Master (Dissertation)
K3,000.00 $700.00
Doctor (Thesis) K6,000.00 $900.00
Supplementary (Part I)
Examinations (Per Course)
K500.00 $120.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K2,500.00 $400.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K1,000.00 $250.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K4,000.00 $800.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K2,000.00 $500.00

Other Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Student Amenities K150.00 $50.00
Medical K200.00 $60.00
Union K150.00 $50.00
Maintenance K200.00 $60.00
Internet Connectivity K150.00 $50.00
Student Handbook K200.00 $60.00
Library K200.00 $60.00

Suggested Student Upkeep and Research Costs (Payable to the student)

  Zambian & Non-SADC
Hostel Accommodation (Per month) K700.00
Student Stipend (Living on campus per day) K90.00
Student Stipend (Living outside campus per day) K120.00
Research Cost: Masters ~ 70% Tuition fees
Book Allowance K5,000.00

Here is how to apply for the course.