The following M.Sc programme are being run in the department:-
- Analytical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Industrial Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
Residency Requirement: Two Academic Sessions
Course requirement is as specified under each degree option. Research project commences immediately after second semester examination.
Postgraduate students are to assist in the planning and running of undergraduate laboratory classes and tutorials in relevant areas as directed by the Head of Department. No candidate will normally be expected to work for more than six hours per week during each semester.
Course Requirements: minimum of 27 units distributed as follows: - Compulsory courses common to all degree options CHM601 (3), CHM602 (3)
DEGREE OPTIONS AND COURSES
CHM611 (2), CHM612 (1), CHM613 (2), CHM614 (3), CHM615 (4), CHM616 (3), CHM617 (3), CHM618 (3), CHM619 (1), CHM634 (3) = 25 units
CHM621 (3), CHM622 (3), CHM623 (2), CHM624 (3), CHM625 (2), CHM626 (2), CHM627 (2), CHM629 (2) = 23 units
CHM631(3), CHM632(3), CHM633(2), CHM634(3), CHM635(3), CHM626(3), CHM637(1), CHM638(3), CHM639(1)= 22 units
CHM641(3), CHM642(3), CHM643(2), CHM644(2), CHM645(2), CHM646(3), CHM647(3), CHM648(3), CHM649(1)= 22 units
CHM651 (4), CHM652 (6), CHM653 (3), CHM654 (4), CHM655 (2), CHM656 (2), CHM657 (2), CHM658 (3) = 23 units
CHM681 (1), CHM682 (5), CHM683 (2), CHM684 (4), CHM685 (3), CHM686 (5), CHM677 (1)= 21 units
Where necessary candidates may be required to remedy specific weaknesses at undergraduate level
M.Sc Research and thesis on candidate’s area of degree option: CHM660 (0). Note: In special circumstances the Department may recommend modification of courses requirements by substituting/adding some courses in order to better prepare a candidate for a particular research project.
All courses are subject to the General University Regulations for Higher degree and any regulation approved for the Faculty of Science
PH.D DEGREE PROGRAMME
- Admission Requirements
To be eligible for admission into the Ph.D degree programmes of Faculty of Science, candidates must satisfy at one of the following requirements:
A good M.Sc Degree in chemistry or a related discipline. A candidate with this qualification may be required to complete satisfactorily certain non-credit courses specified by the supervisor and programme concerned. Any other qualification, together with relevant experience, as deemed acceptable to the postgraduate committee and the university senate.
- Structure of the Ph.D Programme
For full time students, the duration of Ph.D degree programme shall normally not be less than two years (24 calendar months) and not more than four years (48 calendar month). Candidates may apply to the university postgraduate committee for extension, but shall normally not be allowed to submit their thesis after five years (60 calendar months).
Part time candidates shall normally pursue studies for not less than four years (48 calendar months) and not more than seven years (84 calendar months) before being examined for the degree, provided that senate may on the recommendation of the school board, extend the maximum period by not more than 12 calendar months for the purpose of these regulations staff of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University who wish to enroll for Ph.D degree shall be regarded as part time candidates.
The Ph.D degree programme shall of either purely research of both courses work or research.
To graduate a candidate is required to have satisfactory completed his thesis dissertation while occur work is applicable the candidates, should have met the requirements of the programme with regards to the course credits.
Candidates may be required to assist in the running of undergraduate laboratory classes and tutorials.
Before graduating, candidates will be expected to present at least two seminars or their research topics required by their programme.
- Course work
When applicable, they will consist of course prescribed by the programme and approved by the school Board depending on the candidate academic background, these perceived courses must be passed (second on pass fail basis).
The research subject topic subject to approval by the school board will normally be within the available research areas or an interdisciplinary area
Before embarking on research work, candidates must normally have passed each of the prescribed courses.
- Postgraduate Ph.D Degree Curriculum
Where necessary the required courses would be drawn from postgraduate M.Sc Degree courses depending on the student’s area of need and or deficiencies.