The graduate programme in the Department leads to the award of Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in the following areas:
- Analytical/ Environmental Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME
The graduate programme in Chemistry involves Prescribed Course work carefully designed to expose the students to advance theoretical chemical concepts. Such a background will considerably assist the student in the understanding, interpretation and analysis of his/her experimental results obtained from laboratory research.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
- A Student on the graduate programme in Chemistry is normally required to achieve satisfactory performance in specified number of taught courses.
- He is also expected to undertake some original research for a thesis in the following areas;
- Natural products Chemistry
- Physical organic Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
- Synthetic ORGANIC Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry and
- Inorganic Chemistry
- All courses and their corresponding examination shall be completed within the first year of the graduate programme.
- All courses shall be registered for according to the Graduate School regulations.
- Research project shall be embarked upon mainly in the second year of the M. Sc, graduate programme.
- A compulsory seminar shall be give by each graduate student for the M.Sc. on his/ Her research work after completing the research work.
REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION
To qualify for the award of M. Sc. degree in Chemistry, a student shall be required to pass a minimum of 30 units including Core Courses. Compulsory course, complementary courses and Research thesis. In addition a student shall present at least a seminar. No student shall without passing all the necessary taught courses.
A student for the M.Sc degree programme shall be expected to undertake a research under two supervisors. Research projects shall normal be approved by the Departmental Graduate Committee chaired by the Head of Department. A student shall be expected to successfully defend the thesis in accordance with the Graduate School regulations.