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M.Sc Biochemistry


Master’s and doctoral degree in Biochemistry programmes in the Department of Biochemistry have as their main objective the production of manpower with skills in various aspects of biotechnology to solve relevant societal problems.
The Master’s programme involves a comprehensive coursework component and intensive research component, and run for a minimum of FOUR (4) semesters and a maximum of SIX (6) semesters.

Admission Requirement:

To be considered for admission into the M.Sc. Biochemistry programme, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
i. Applicants must have five (5) credit passes including English language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
ii. A first degree in Biochemistry with at least a second class honours of Ahmadu Bello University or
iii. An equivalent degree from another University recognized by Ahmadu Bello University.
iv. At least two favorable letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s previous academic advisor.

M.Sc Biochemistry Courses
Core Courses   |   Prescribed Electives
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 VMPP818 Applied Physiology 3
2 VMPH815 Introductory Molecular Genetics 3
3 VMSM847 Advanced Clinical Onocology 3
4 PHCL815 Toxicology 4
5 MICR809 Advanced Industrial Microbiology 4
6 COMM810 Advanced Biostatistics 3