Masters of Science in Chemistry

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) degree having studied Chemistry either as a single subject or as one of the two Science subjects at Bachelor’s degree level or its equivalent from a University recognized by the Senate.
  • Under exceptional circumstances a holder of at least a Second-Class Honours (Lower Division) degree having studied Chemistry as either a single subject or as one of the two Science subjects at Bachelor’s degree level or its equivalent may be registered provided the candidate produces evidence of proven postgraduate research ability.

DURATION OF STUDY

Two (2) Academic Years

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objectives of this programme shall be to:

  • To provide highly qualified career Chemists
  • To train students in the current trends in Chemistry
  • To prepare MSc. Chemistry students for doctoral studies
  • To attract well qualified students and provide intellectual challenge in a structure containing appropriate amount of flexibility
  • To equip students with a range of skills, including problem solving, project work and presentation, to enable them to take prominent roles in a wide spectrum of employment and research

GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME

  • To maintain an educational program consistent with the latest technological development in Chemistry and to prepare individuals for successful careers in teaching, research and innovation in fields such as medicine, engineering and technology to respond to the changing demands in research.
  • To train chemists who will demonstrate expertise (breadth and depth) in Chemistry
  • To contribute towards the development of standard working procedures and systematic approach in problem analysis, modelling and implementation of solutions at the workplace.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

To enhance innovation, creativity and professionalism in Chemistry

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Student requirement

The student shall be required to attend all classes, attend academic writing and seminar presentations to qualify for graduation for the award of Master of Science in Chemistry.

STUDENTS ASSESSMENTS

The University’s Common Regulations regarding students’ assessment shall apply. However, the following assessment procedures shall be taken into consideration.

a) Continuous Assessment

Continuous assessment will be done throughout the duration of the coursework.  They will comprise of sitting tests, assignments.  Sit in test shall constitute 25% of the total course marks while individual/ group assignment will constitute another 15% of the total course marks

b) Semester Examinations

They are usually the final examination for given course unit undertaken during the semester. Student shall be required to take end of semester examinations pertaining to the course units they have undertaken during the semester. Each semester examinations will constitute 60% of the total mark for the course unit.

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY THESIS

Each student will be required to conduct a research on an approved topic within the course structure. The student will be subjected to continuous supervision. The Masters of Science in Chemistry Thesis shall be marked out of 100%.  The thesis shall be equivalent to ten (10) units hence six (30) credit hours