24 months
1810 USD/year
460 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Applied Geology programme at University of Namibia is offered on a full-time basis on a block course schedule over a period of two years for full time students. The mode of teaching will include lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, field practicals, site visits, case studies and group projects.


The study duration shall be two years for full time students. The maximum study period shall not exceed three years. An extension of registration beyond the stipulated maximum study period may be granted by relevant committees if valid reasons are advanced.

Requirements for qualification award

This Applied Geology programme at University of Namibia will be awarded to candidates credited with all 264 credits, and who have met the requirements of the compulsory courses, industrial attachments, field and laboratory practicals as well as the project thesis. 

In addition students are required to provide proof of competency of at least one foreign language other than English. It is recommended that students should learn a language that is relevant in internationally operating companies such as French, Russian, German, Spanish or Chinese. 

The language course(s) will be offered in consultation with the UNAM Language Centre (non-degree purposes). Student will graduate with an MSc in Applied Geology, either majoring in Exploration & Economic Geology or majoring in Environmental Geology & Hydrogeology depending on the elective courses a student chooses in year two of the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Mineral Processing and Metallurgy
  • Applied Geochemistry 
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Project Management, Economics and Law
  • Research methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




264 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To register for an MSc postgraduate degree programme a candidate must hold a BSc Honours degree in Geology (NQF level 8) or a recognized equivalent qualification. The applicants will be accepted on the basis of their undergraduate record. An average mark of minimum 60% is required. The number of successful applicants will be limited by the availability of resources.
  • Radiological Report
  • Deed of Surety Form
  • Medical Certificate (original)
  • Two (2) Passport size photos
  • Admission letter from UNAM
  • Proof of Registration from UNAM
  • Proof of accommodation in Namibia
  • Completed main application form and visa form
  • Police Clearance from home country (compulsory)
  • Reasons for studying in Namibia (write one paragraph)
  • Proof of medical aid/ insurance (valid and active)*.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 905 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 230 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Namibian students: 3500 N$ per semester
    • Non SADC students: 13800 N$ per semester

Living costs for Windhoek

10175 - 12578 NAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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