M. Phil/PhD Biochemistry:The programme consists of a coursework component and a research component which runs for a minimum of SIX (6) semesters and a maximum of NINE (9) semesters.
Admission Requirement:i. Applicants must have five (5) credit passes including English language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
ii. An applicant who already holds the M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry may be considered for direct admission into the Ph.D. programme if the applicant’s M.Sc. is considered equivalent to that of Ahmadu Bello University’s department of Biochemistry and must have scored a minimum CGPA of 4.0/5.0 and Thesis score not less than 60% (B). Candidates that meet these requirements but have not passed any of the core courses in the M.Sc. programme in this department shall be required to register and pass at ‘B’ grade such courses.
iii. Candidates in the following categories will be required to enroll for the M. Phil. programme and may be allowed to proceed for the Ph.D. programme after successful completion of the M. Phil. programme:
a) A candidate who’s CGPA at the Master degree level is less than 4.0/5.0 but not lower than 3.5/5.
b) A candidate who’s Master degree programme did not include a thesis component.
c) A candidate who has a Master degree not in Biochemistry but a closely related field.
iv. At least two favorable letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s previous academic advisor.
NOTE: A candidate who does not meet the requirement for upgrading of M. Phil programme to a Ph.D. shall be advised to withdraw.