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M.Sc Biotechnology

Introduction:

Master’s and doctoral degree in Biotechnology 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 MSc programme involves a comprehensive coursework component and intensive research component, which 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. progammes, 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, any Natural Sciences, Agriculture or Human and Veterinary Medicine or Pharmaceutical Sciences 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 adviser. .

M.Sc Biotechnology Courses
First Semester   |   Second Semester   |   Prescribed Electives   |   Electives
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 SCI801 MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP -
2 BTEC841 GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
3 BTEC843 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 2
4 BTEC845 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY 3
5 BTEC847 BIOSAFETY 2
6 BTEC849 CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE 3
5 BTEC851 BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY I 2
6 FBTE709 Principles of Forensic Sciences 2
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 SCI802 ICT AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY -
2 BTEC842 BIOETHICS 2
3 BTEC844 BIOENTREPRENEURSHIP & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 2
4 BTEC846 BIOINFORMATICS 3
5 BTEC848 BIOENGINEERING 2
6 BTEC850 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY and BIOSTATISTICS 2
7 BTEC852 BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY II 2
8 BTEC896 RESEARCH PROJECTS 12
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 BTEC854 Agricultural Biotechnology 4
2 BTEC856 Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 4
3 BTEC858 Industrial & Environmental Biotechnology 2
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 BTEC853 RECENT ADVANCES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2
2 BCHM862 Nutritional Genomics, Evolution and Environment 2
3 VMSM847 Advanced Clinical Onocology 3
4 PHCL815 Toxicology 3
5 MICR809 Advanced Industrial Microbiology 3
6 BIOL863 BIOMASS/RESOURCE UTILIZATION 3