Motto: Understanding The Unseen

Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes in the
Department

The postgraduate programmes in the Department offer opportunities for Master Degree (MSc), Doctorate Degree (PhD) as well as Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology (PGDM). The following fields are available for the MSc and Ph.D programmes:
1. Medical Microbiology
2. Public Health and Sanitary Microbiology
3. Immunology and Immunobiology
4. Industrial Microbiology
5. Medical Parasitology
6. Food Microbiology
7. Environmental Microbiology
8. Virology
9. Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Admission Requirements

Master of Science (MSc) in Microbiology
The admission requirement for MSc in Microbiology is a first or second class honors degree in Microbiology from Ahmadu Bello University or any other recognized University.  All M.Sc students are required to take postgraduate courses.

Courses to be registered by postgraduate students
All M.Sc. candidates must register at least 30 credit units of courses, seminar and research

Core Courses
All candidates for MSc. Programmes are expected to take the core courses as recommended. MSc. candidates are to take in addition at least four courses as electives. The electives are grouped below based on the area of research.

MSc. Core Courses


Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

MICR 701

Advanced General Microbiology

3

MICR 702

Advanced Microbial Genetics

3

MICR 703

Research Methods & Laboratory Techniques in Microbiology

3

MICR 704

Seminar

3

MICR 705

Advanced Microbial Physiology & Metabolism

3

MICR 700

Research Thesis

12

 

Elective Courses
(a)   Food/Industrial/Environmental/Public Health Microbiology


Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

MICR 708

Advanced Food Microbiology

3

MICR 709

Advanced Industrial Processes,Fermentation and Transformations

3

MICR 712

Advanced Soil Microbiology

3

MICR 713

Aquatic Microbiology

3

VMPH 702

Principles of Epidemiology

3

VMPH 801

Biometry

3

BCHM 705

Principles of Nutrition

3

BCHM 711

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

3

 

* Relevant courses from other Departments/Faculties such as Medicine, Vet. Medicine, Pharmaceutical sciences, Engineering and Agriculture can also be taken.
(b)      Medical Microbiology


Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

MICR 706

Advanced Medical Bacteriology

3

MICR 707

Immunology and Immunobiology

3

MICR 710

Advanced Medical Mycology

3

MICR 711

Advanced Medical Parasitology

3

MICR 714

Advanced Virology

3

VMPH 702

Principles of Epidemiology

3

VMPH 801

Biometry

3

VMPH 705

Zoonosis

3

VMPH 716

Molecular Epidemiology

3

* Relevant courses from other Departments in the University can also be taken.
*All courses with odd number codes are first semester courses while those with even number codes are second semester courses.