Postgraduate (Biochemistry)

The Biochemistry unit of the Department of Biological Sciences offers postgraduate courses and research leading to the award of the following degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology:

Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

The areas of specialization include:

  • Enzymology and Protein Chemistry
  • Membrane Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Food and Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Industrial Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical and Medicinal plant Biochemistry
  • Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology
  • Immunochemistry and Radiation Biochemistry

A. Philosophy

The Philosophy of the Postgraduate Programme in Biochemistry is to give the students opportunity to develop their intellectual capacity in the field of Biochemistry and in their chosen areas of specialization through in-depth training in theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Our mission is to produce well trained, enquiry minded, expert thinkers and entrepreneurially self dependent scientists who will expand the frontiers of knowledge in their areas of specialization, provide solutions to societal problems and make developmental impacts on their communities.

B. Objectives

The main objectives of the programme are:

To produce scientists with in-depth theoretical knowledge, up-to-date analytical techniques and expertise in basic and applied fields of Biochemistry.
To produce highly skilled manpower in biochemistry for the nation’s health, agricultural and industrial sectors, and relevant ministries and parastatals.
To produce intellectuals who are capable of pursuing academic and/or research careers in tertiary institutions, research institutes and international educational/ research-based organizations.
To produce entrepreneurs and employers of labour in relevant product and service industries.