Master of Science in Physics

Rationale
The physics department offers a two year MSc. degree programme in physics beginning in the 1991/92 Academic year. Postgraduate degree programme normally form an integral part of a University, to serve the general purpose of developing research capabilities through dedicated and persistent scholarship as well as providing relevant trained manpower needed for teaching at institutions of higher learning and/or carrying out research in Academic, public and private institutions. A MSc. in physics will be offered in the following areas of specialization;
(i) Geophysics
(ii) Solid State Physics
(iii) Material Science
(iv) Electronics
(v) Nuclear physics
Programme Objectives
This postgraduate programme is designed to prepare Physists for careers in University teaching, research and in institutions. This objective is met by having programme containing courses in all main chemistry areas. The research project is intended to emphasize practical aspects of the course work and to provide training for chemistry researchers.
Admission Requirements
Prospective candidate to this programme must satisfy the general requirement of admission to the university. In addition, prospective candidates must have studies degree of at least second class honours (Upper Division) or equivalent grade.
Course Duration and Course Structure
YEAR 1
The department offers MSc. in physics by coursework, examination and thesis. During the first year of study there will be only coursework. The candidate will take the five compulsory core courses (700 to 7040 IN THE FIRST half of academic year and the core courses 705 and 706 along with three optional courses in a chosen area of specialization in the second half of the academic year.
Examination Regulations
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Grading System
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree Classification
The Master of Master of Science in Physics degree is not classified in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.