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UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES FOR THE AUGUST 2010 INTAKE

Applications are invited for admission to the following programmes at the Midlands State University for the August 2010 Intake. Applicants are advised to visit our website, www.msu.ac.zw or contact the Admissions Office for entry requirements to various programmes. 

A. UNDERGRADUATE CONVENTIONAL/PARALLEL HONOURS DEGREE PROGRAMMES.

DEGREE PROGRAMMES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (‘A’ LEVEL SUBJECTS)
Faculty of Arts (B A Hons degree)

1 English and Communication (HENG) – 4 years

English Literature and any Arts/Humanities.

2.African Languages (HAFL) – 4 years

Shona /Ndebele and any Arts/Humanities

3.Development Studies (DSH) – 4 years

History,  Arts/Humanities plus ‘O’lev Maths.

4.History and International Studies (HISH) – 4 years

History, Arts/Humanities

5. International Studies

History, Arts/Humanities

5.Archeology, Museum Studies and Cultural
    Heritage Studies (HACHMS). – 4 years

History, Arts/Humanities plus ‘O’lev Maths.

6.Theology and Religious Studies – 4 years

Divinity, and any Arts/Humanities

7. Theatre Arts – 4 years

Shona/Ndebele/Literature + Arts Subjects

   

Faculty of Commerce (B COMM. Hons degree)

(‘O’lev Maths is a must under Commerce)

1.Accounting Degree (HACC) – 4 years

Accounting , plus Commercials.

2. Economics (HECON) – 4 years

Economics, Mathematics, plus Commercials

3.Business Management(HMAN)   – 4 years

Management of Business, plus Commercials

4.Tourism and Hospitality Management – 4 years

Management of Business, plus Commercials

5.Marketing Management (HMRK) – 4 years

Management of Business, plus Commercials

6.Banking and Finance(HBF)  – 4 years                   

Mathematics, plus Commercials

7.Insurance and Risk Management (HIRM) – 4 years

Mathematics, plus Commercials

8.Entreprenuarship (HENT) – 4 years

Management of Business, plus Commercials

9.Retail Management -4years

Management of Business, plus Commercials

   

Faculty of Social Sciences (B SC Hons degree)

 

1.Geography and Environmental Science  (HGES) – 4 yrs

Geography, Economics, Humanities, ‘O’ lev Maths

2.Media and Society Studies (HMSS) – 4 years

English Literature, History, and Humanities

3.Human Resource Management (HRM) – 4 years

Management of Business, + any Humanities.

4.Music and Musicology (BMM) – 4 years

Music, Art, Arts or Humanities.

5.Local Governance (LGS) – 4 years

Commercials, Sciences or Humanities.

6.Psychology (PSY) – 4 years

Humanities/Arts + ‘O’lev Biology & Maths.

   

Faculty of Law (LLB Hons degree)

 

Law (LLB) - 5 years

English Literature/History, Humanities, Commercials, Social Sciences.

Faculty of Science and Technology (BSC Hons degree)

 

1.Surveying and Geometrics (HSVG) – 5 years

Mathematics, Physics, and any Sciences,

2.Mathematics (HMATH) – 4 years

Mathematics, and any Sciences,

3.Biological Sciences (HBZ) – 4 years

Biology, and any Sciences.

4.Physics (HPHY) – 4 years

Physics, and any Sciences,

5.Chemical Technology (HCT) – 4 years

Chemistry, and any Sciences

6.Food Science and Nutrition (FSN)

Chemistry, Biology, and any Sciences

7.Computer Science (CSC) – 4 years

Mathematics, Physics, and any Sciences,

8.Information Systems (HINFO) – 4 years

Mathematics, and any Commercials,

   

Faculty of Natural Resources Management and Agriculture (B SC Hons degree).

 

1.Horticulture (HHORT) – 4 years

Biology/Agriculture, and any Sciences

2.Agronomy (HAGRO) – 4 years

Biology/Agriculture, and any Sciences

3.Livestock and Wildlife Management (HLWM)4yrs

Biology, Chemistry, and any Sciences

4.Land and Water Resources Management -4years

Maths, Geography /Agriculture,

5.Agricultural Economics and Development

Commercials, Agriculture, Mathematics, Geography, Biology.

   

Faculty of Education .(B ED Hons degree)–4 years

 
Subjects on offer are: Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, English, Geography, Fashion and Textiles, History, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Food Science and Nutrition and African Languages. At least 2 ‘A’ level subjects

B. VISITING SCHOOL (BLOCK RELEASE).

Faculty of Arts.

1.B A. (Hons) in Development Studies. – 3 years.

Faculty of Commerce-
1. B Comm. Accounting (Hons) –3 years. (To start in July 2010).
2. B Comm. Business Management (Hons) – 3 years.
3. B Comm. Marketing Management (Hons) - 3 years.
4. B Comm. Insurance and Risk Management (Hons) - 3 years.

Applicants for 1, 2, 3 and 4 must:      

 -          Have at least 5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language and Mathematics.

 -          Be holders of a Diploma, or a Higher National Diploma or any related qualification in any of the    

             above disciplines.

 -          Be employed in a field related to the above disciplines.

 -          Have at least two years working experience after attainment of a Diploma or Higher Diploma.

 -          Submit confirmation letter of employment from the employer.

5. B Comm   Economics (Hons) - 3 years.

Applicants must have any of the following;      

-           Diploma in Statistics/Education.

-           Institute of Bankers Diploma.

-           HND/ND in Businesses Studies/Accountancy.

         HND/ND in Purchasing and Supply.

-           HND/ND in Marketing/Computers.

-           Institute of Administration & Commerce (IAC).

-           Institute of Personnel Management of Zimbabwe (IMZ).

-           Diploma from the Institute of Real Estate.

-           Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) Diploma.

-           Diploma in Business Administration (ZIM).

 Or    ‘A’ level passes plus Proof of Employment.

6. B Comm   Banking and Finance (Hons) – 3 years.

Applicants must have any of the following;               

 -          Diploma in Banking and/or Finance from any recognized institution.

 -          Institute of Bankers in Zimbabwe (IOBZ).

 -          HND/ND In Business Studies or Accountancy or Computers.

 -          HND/ND in Institute of Administration and Commerce (IAC).

 -          Diploma in Business Administration (ZIM).

 -          Diploma from the Institute of real Estate Agents.

 -          Diploma in Education or in Mathematics or in Statistics.

             Or     ‘A’ level passes.

             At least two years work experience in relevant field.

            Proof of employment.

7. B Comm   Tourism and Hospitality (Hons) – 3 years (To start on the 5th of July 2010)

Applicants must have: -          Diploma in Tourism or related fields.

Faculty of Education.

1.Bachelor of Adult Education Degree (3 years-Block Release).

              2.Diploma in Adult Education Degree (2 years- Block Release).

                  Entry requirements for 1 and 2:

-          Applicants must be currently working in the fields of, Agriculture, Health, NGOs, Security,

                  Commerce, Education, Adult Literacy Organisations, Development fields.

-          Have a Diploma (for 1.) in Adult Education. OR, 5 ‘O’ level subjects (for 2).

-          Have experience in the occupation or discipline area in which they teach adult learners.

            -     Have attained a satisfactory standard of performance on any entrance test, which the

                  University may devise for the purpose of application and entry.

3.Bachelor of Education Degree (2 years-Full Time).

                Subjects on offer are: Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, English, Geography, Fashion and

Textiles, History, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Food Science and Nutrition and African Languages.

4.Bachelor of Education Degree (3 years – Block Release).

                Students will be required to attend lectures during the school holidays. Subjects on offer are:

Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, English, Geography, Fashion and Textiles, History,  Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Food Science and Nutrition, African Languages and Educational Foundation.

                Entry requirements for 1 and 2

                Applicants must:-

              - Have at least 5 ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language.

              - Have an ‘A’ Level pass in a relevant subject.

              - Be a holder of a Diploma in Education (Primary or Secondary) or equivalent.

5.Bachelor of Education DegreeComputer Science (2 years –Full Time).

               Applicants must:-

              - Have at least 5 ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

              - Be a holder of a diploma in Education with Computer Studies as main subject.

              - Be a holder of a Diploma in Education and a recognized qualification in Computer studies.

Faculty of Social Sciences – 
     1. B Sc. Local Governance Studies (Hons) - 3 years.
     2. B Sc Human Resource Management (Hons) – 3 years.
     3. B Sc Psychology (Hons) – 3 years.

Applicants for 1, 2 and 3 must have;   

-           Have at least 5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language and Mathematics.                                             - Be holders of a Diploma, or a Higher National Diploma or any related qualification in any of the

             above disciplines.

-           Be employed in a field related to the above disciplines.

-           Have at least two years working experience after attainment of a Diploma or Higher Diploma.

-           Submit confirmation letter of employment from the employer.

 Faculty of Natural Resources Management and Agriculture-

 B Sc. Natural Resources Management and Agriculture (Hons)-3 years.                                           

Applicants must have:   

-           Have at least 5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language and Mathematics.

-           Be holders of a Diploma, or a Higher National Diploma or any related qualification in any of the

              above disciplines.

-           Be employed in a field related to the above disciplines.

-           Have at least two years working experience after attainment of a Diploma or Higher Diploma.

-           Submit confirmation letter of employment from the employer.

C. POST GRADUATE DEGREES AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES.

 Faculty of Arts.

1.      Master of Arts in International Affairs –Block Release (18mths).

Applicants should have Honours degree in History/ and Development Studies and Economic History or related fields.

2.      Master of Arts in African Languages and Culture –Block Release (18mths).

Applicants should have Honours degree in African Languages or related fields.

3.      Master of Arts in African History – (18mths).

Applicants should have Honours degree in History/ and Development Studies and Economic History or related fields.

4        Master of Arts in African and Diasporan Literature – (18mths).

Applicants should have an upper second class pass (2.1) in a relevant first degree.

5        Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies – Block Release (1½years).

Applicants must have any first degree.

6        Doctor of Philosophy.

Applicants must have a relevant Masters Degree.

Faculty of Commerce.

1.      Masters in Business Administration – Block Release (2 years)

Entry Requirements.

§ Be at least 25 years of age.

§ Be a holder of at least a second class degree or its equivalent awarded by Midlands State University or any other recognized institution.  A holder of a third class degree or its equivalent may be admitted only after providing evidence of academic maturity in the desired field of study as shall be judged by Faculty Post Graduate Studies Committee.

§ Have at least (2) years of relevant experience.

§ Provide two references from reputable people certifying their ability and suitability to undertake the programme successfully.

§ Submit a statement of purpose, stating why they would like to pursue the MBA programme.

§ Submit a research proposal on a dissertation topic of their choice which has to be at least five (5) typed pages.

2.      Executive MBA (EMBA) – Block Release (2 years)

                      Entry requirements.

§ Be at least 40 years of age.

§ Be an Executive of their own business or has been a manager for at least ten (10) years.  

§ Hold at least a diploma from a recognized institution in a recognized area of study.

§ Be required to provide two references from reputable people certifying their ability and suitability

to undertake the programme successfully.

§ Undergo an interviewing process conducted by the Faculty Post Graduate Studies Committee.

3.      Master of Commerce, Accounting – (18mths).

                     Applicants should have an Honours degree with a specialization in Accounting.

4        Master of Commerce, Economics – (18mths).

                     Applicants should have an Honours degree with a specialization in Economics.

5        Master of Commerce, Strategic Management and Corporate Governance – (2 years).

Applicants should have an Honours degree in Management, Accounting, Human Resources Management and /or other tertiary qualification approved by the department.

6        Master of Commerce, Marketing Strategy – (18mths).

Applicants should have a good Honours degree (1st or upper second) in Marketing, Business Management or their equivalents or any other degree plus an appropriate professional qualification (e.g. IMM, CIMA).

7        Master of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management - ONLINE

Applicants should have an Honours degree with a specialization in Tourism or related fields.

Faculty of Science and Technology.

1.      Master of Science in Information Systems. (18 mounths)

Applicants must be holders of an Honours degree in Information Systems or Computer Science.

Faculty of Social Sciences.

             1.    Post Graduate Diploma in Media and Society Studies. - Block Release (1 year).

Applicants must be holders of any first degree.

              2.  Master of Science in Human Resource Management – Block Release (1½ years).

Entry Requirements.

A good Honours degree in HRM, Human Resource Development, Employment Relations.

               3.  Master of Science in Student Affairs Management.(1½ years).

Applicants must have a relevant Degree and must be employed in a relevant fields.

 Faculty of Education.

1. Post Graduate Diploma in Education – (PGDE) 1 year – Full-Time.

               Applicants must:-
             - Have an acceptable and relevant Degree.

             - Have a minimum of 2 yrs full time employment in Education.

2.Master of Education degree (2 years – Block Release)

- Options on offer are:- Sociology of Education, Philosophy of Education,

   Educational Psychology, Educational Management, Curriculum Studies.

               Applicants must :-Have an acceptable and relevant first degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in

                 Education. Other equivalent degree holders may be admitted.

              - Have a minimum of 3 years full time employment in education.

D.   MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (M. Phil) and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (D. Phil).

Master of Philosophy (M Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (D Phil) degree programmes are offered in all departments. Interested applicants should contact the Senior Assistant Registrar–(Post Graduate Studies office).

How to Apply.

Complete an official application form, which can be obtained from the Admissions Office at Midlands State University upon payment of US$20 for Zimbabwean applicants and US$50 for foreign applicants in the normal application category. Application forms can also be downloaded from our website, www.msu.ac.zw and the completed form should be accompanied by an original deposit slip of the Application fee (US$20) or by a receipt from the bursar’s department (MSU). The Application fee should be deposited in the University’s CBZ ACCOUNT - 01820772520046.  Branch Sort Code – 6508.

Swift Code – COBZZWHA. Applicants may alternatively send their money by registered mail. Cheques, Telegraphic Transfers and money orders will not be accepted. Application forms should be directed to: The Senior Assistant Registrar, Admissions and Academic Affairs, Midlands State University, P Bag 9055, GWERU. Application forms should be accompanied with certified copies of Educational Certificates, Birth and National Identity Certificates.

 

NB. Midlands State University does not have third parties who sell application forms around the country on its behalf.

 

For further details please contact MR I. GUMBO on 054-260416/7

 

The closing date for receipt of application forms is 28 MAY 2010.

 
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