All Enquiry On Unilag Postgraduate Programme in Cell Biology & Genetics, PGD, M.Sc, M.phil, PHD

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The Department of Cell Biology and Genetics offers programmes leading to the degrees of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cell Biology and Genetics.

The areas of specialization covered by the programme include the following.
* Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes
* PGD in Forensic Biology
* PGD in Genetic counseling
* Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes
* M.Sc. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Cell and Molecular Biology)
* M.Sc. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Genetics)
* M.Sc. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Environmental Biology)
* Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Programmes
* M.PhII. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Cell and Molecular Biology)
* M.Phil.. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Genetics)
* M.Phil. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Environmental Biology)
˟Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programmes
* Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Cell and Molecular Biology)
* Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Genetics)
* Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Genetics (Environmental Biology)

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD) PROGRAMMES ENTRY REQUIREMENT A PGD programme in Cell Biology and Genetics shall last for twelve calendar months, and it is open to candidates with any of the following:
(1) Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree not lower than a third class in any area of Biological, Medical, Biomedical or Paramedical Sciences and currently engaged in activities that require Forensic Biology or Genetic Counseling.
(ii) Any other interested candidate with a Bachelor’s degree not less than a third class in any area of Education including Education (Biology), Arts, or Social Sciences who require Forensic Biology or Genetic Counseling in their endeavours.
(iii) Any candidate as stipulated in (ii) above, who wish to obtain a Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree in any area in the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics may also apply. however, such candidates are required to score a minimum of CGPA of 3.00 in the PGD programme.
(iv) Notwithstanding the possession of i, ii or iii above, a candidate may be required to satisfy a selection process in the form of written or/and oral interview or examination.

GENERAL COURSE CONTENT
* General knowledge of genetic principles in areas of chromosomal studies, extrachromosomal inheritance as applied to plants and animals.
* Current studies in gene expression and molecular biology involving Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
* Specific and applicable knowledge in areas of Molecular Phylogeny and Biosystematics.
˟Information on general Environmental Biology, techniques involving Bioremediation, Toxicology and Ecological Genetics.
* Techniques in plant and animal breeding using qualitative and quantitative genetic analytical methods.

NATURE OF ASSESSMENT
Course work/ Seminar/Research Project.

DURATION
The minimum duration of the course is one (1) academic year

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them pursue successful careers in areas of Biological Sciences and related fields. Candidates are trained to develop critical and analytical thinking skills to enable them function effectively in a wide range of endeavours in the public and private sectors. Candidates with higher degrees in Cell Biology and Genetics can be employed as advisors, consultants, teachers and research scientists in medical, pharmaceutical, agro-based, and environmental protection and assessment outfits.

MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) PROGRAMME
ENTRY REQUIREMENT
The M.Sc. programme in Cell biology and Genetics shall last for twelve calendar months, and it is open to candidates with any of the following:
(i) a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of this or any other approved university in Biology, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Zoology, and marine Biology with at least 3rd class.
(ii) Candidates with a degree in medicine, Nursing and other relate area in Medical, Biomedical or paramedical Sciences can also apply.
(iii) a PGD degree of the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.
(iv) Notwithstanding the possession of i, ii or iii above, a candidate may be required to satisfy a satisfy a selection process in the form of written or/ and interview or examination.

GENERAL COURSE CONTENT
* General knowledge of genetic principles in areas of chromosomal studies, extrachromosomal inheritance as applied to plants and animals.
˟Current studies in gene expression and molecular biology involving Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
˟Specific and applicable knowledge in areas of Molecular Phylogeny and Biosystematics.
˟Information on general Environmental Biology, techniques involving Bioremediation, Toxicology and Ecological Genetics. Techniques in plant and animal breeding using qualitative and quantitative genetic analytical methods.

NATURE OF ASSESSMENT
i) Pass between 24 and 30 units, including all compulsory courses, 18 units of such course work, including compulsory courses, must be from the department.
ii) Submit a written report of research project

DURATION
M.Sc. 2 Semesters

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them pursue successful careers in areas of Biological Sciences and related fields. Candidates are trained to develop critical and analytical thinking skills to enable them function effectively in a wide range of endeavours in the public and private sectors. Candidates with higher degrees in Cell Biology and Genetics can be employed as advisors, consultants, teachers and research scientists in medical, pharmaceutical, agro-based, and environmental protection and assessment outfits.

 

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (M.Phil.) PROGRAMME
ENTRY REQUIREMENT
The M. Phil. Programme is open to candidates with any of the following:
(i) at least a Second Class (Upper Division) Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, of this or any approved University; in Biology, Botany, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Zoology or other related areas such as Medical, Biomedical or Paramedical Sciences.

(ii) a Master of Science by course work of this or any approved university in the area mentioned in (i) above with a CGPA of not less than 3.50.
(iii) Notwithstanding the possession of (i) or (ii) above, a candidate may be required to satisfy a selection process in the form of written or/and oral interview or examination.

GENERAL COURSE CONTENT
* General knowledge of genetic principles in areas of chromosomal studies, exrrachromosomal inheritance as applied to plants and animals.
* Current studies in gene expression and molecular biology involving Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
* Specific and applicable knowledge in areas of Molecular Phylogeny and Biosystematics.
* Information on general Environmental Biology, techniques involving Bioremediation, Toxicology and Ecological Genetic&
* Techniques in plant and animal breeding using qualitative and quantitative genetic analytical methods.

NATURE OF ASSESSMENT
If admitted with a B.Sc,: pass between 30 and 36 wilts, 75% of which, including compulsory courses, must be from the Department.

DURATION
M:Phil. 4 Semesters

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them pursue successful careers in areas of Biological Sciences and related fields. Candidates axe trained to develop critical and analytical thinking skills to enable them function effectively in a wide range of endeavours in the public and private sectors. Candidates with higher degrees in Cell Biology and Genetics can be employed as advisors, consultants, teachers and research scientists in medical, pharmaceutical, agro-based, and environmental protection and assessment outfits.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
(Ph.D.) PROGRAMME
ENTRY REQUIREMENT
The Ph. D. Programme is open to candidates with either:
(i) a Master of Science by course work of this or any approved University, in Biology; Botany,
Biochemistry; Microbiology,
Zoology or other related areas such as Medical, Biomedical and Paramedical Sciences with a CGPA of not less than 4.00.
(ii) A Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) or M. Sc. by research of this or any other approved university in the areas mentioned in (i) above.
(III) Notwithstanding the possession of i or ii above, a candidate may be required to satisfy a selection process in the form of written / oral interview or examination.

GENERAL COURSE CONTENT
General knowledge of genetic principles in areas of chromosomal studies, extracliromosomal inheritance as applied to plants and animals.

  • Current studies in gene expression and molecular biology involving Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
  • Specific and applicable knowledge in areas of Molecular Phylogeny and Biosystematics.
    ˟Information on general Environmental Biology techniques involving
    Bioremediation, Toxicology and Ecological Genetics.
    *Techniques in plant animal breeding using qualitative and quantitative genetic analytical methods

NATURE OF ASSESSMENT
Pass between 6 and 12 units, including compulsory courses, all must be from the Department

DURATION
Ph.D.: Full-Time 6 Semesters
Past-Time 9 Semesters

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge skills necessary to enable pursue successful careers in areas of Biological Sciences and Candidates are trained to develop critical and analytical thinking skill to enable them function effectively in a wide range of endeavour in the public and private sector Candidates with higher é Cell Biology and Genetics can be employed as advisors, consultants,
teachers and research scientists medical, pharmaceutical, agro-based, and environmental protection and assessment outfits.

 

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1 thought on “All Enquiry On Unilag Postgraduate Programme in Cell Biology & Genetics, PGD, M.Sc, M.phil, PHD

    Lilian

    (April 29, 2019 - 5:35 pm)

    Pls what’s the difference between m.Phil and the proper MSc? Also if using an m. Phil to proceed to PhD, is there a requirement for cgpa not less than 4.0? Thanks

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