Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Sciences or MSc in Biotechnology, may be considered for direct admission into the Ph.D. Biotechnology 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.
programme and may be allowed to proceed for the Ph.D. programme after successful completion of the M. Phil. programme:
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.
The progarmme shall run for a minimum of SIX (6) semesters and a maximum of NINE (9) semesters.
a. Course work
Candidate must demonstrate orally complete mastery of basic theoretical biochemistry as well as successfully defend his/her research dissertation before a panel of internal and external examiners.