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Postgraduate Degree Programmes


The Department of Chemistry runs a two-year M. Sc. Program and a three-year doctorate program leading to a Ph.D. degree.


Master of Science (M. Sc.)/Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Degree Programs

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a B. Sc.  degree (First Class or Second Class Upper Division) in Chemistry, Engineering or any other science discipline from a recognized university. Applicants with Second Class (Lower Division) or pass degrees could be considered after an interview.

Course and Research Work

This is a two-year program based on a combination of taught courses and research projects in all branches of chemistry.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess an M. Sc. or M.Phil degree from a recognized university. The first degree of the applicant should not be lower than a Second Class (Upper Division) or its equivalent. An outline of a research proposal should accompany the application.


Course and Research Work

This is a minimum of three-years program. The degree is awarded on the basis of course work and a research work in which a candidate had made an original contribution to knowledge.

The postgraduate level programs are tailored to produce graduates for industry and careers in research and academia.

Postgraduate studies is pursued in the following areas:

- Organic Chemistry - specializing in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or

                                 Natural Products Chemistry.

- Physical Chemistry - specializing in Computational Quantum Chemistry,

                                 Polymer Chemistry or Biofuels.

- Inorganic Chemistry - specializing in organometallic chemistry,

                                   bioinorganic chemistry or inorganic materials.

- Analytical Chemistry

- Environmental Chemistry

- Polymer Science and Technology, in partnership with the University of Manchester, UK.