Admission Requirements

B.Sc. Biochemistry Programme

Five (5) O’Level/SSCE Credits at not more than two sittings. Credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Minimum UTME requirement as set by JAMB in relevant subjects

Direct Entry Requirements

In addition to O’ Level requirements, candidates must have passed at credit level in at least two science or related subjects in A-Level OR

  • Two advanced level passes in Chemistry and Biology.
  • Upper credit in ND/NCE in Medical Laboratory, Science Laboratory, or any other related discipline.

M.Sc. Biochemistry Programme

The following criteria will be applied for admission into the Master’s degree programme.

  • All candidates must have five credits passed including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from Redeemer’s University or any other University approved by the senate with a minimum of second class division.
  • Candidates from other universities may be required to offer lower-level courses relevant to their area of specialization.
  • All candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, good communication skills, maturity, ability to make effective independent decisions, and problem-solving potential.

Ph.D. Biochemistry Programme

Candidates must satisfy the general regulations governing postgraduate studies at the Redeemer’s University. In addition, the following departmental requirements should be met:

  • A candidate must have at least five (5) credit passes at ‘O’ level, including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
  • First degree in Biochemistry or any relevant discipline from an approved University, and a minimum of second class lower.
  • Master’s degree (M.Sc. or M.Phil.) in Biochemistry or any relevant courses with a minimum score of 60% weighted score from an approved University.
  • He/she shall present an acceptable research proposal and preliminary results on a topic of interest in the chosen area.
  • In addition to the above, candidates may be subjected to test and/or interview to determine their eligibility further, as may be organized by the department.

Career Prospects

Biochemistry will give you a rudimentary understanding of a subject that anchors the chemistry of virtually all biological and medical sciences. The exciting knowledge acquired in this programme would steer your innovation potential in a remarkable pattern.

Several landmark discoveries made in biochemistry have contributed to human understanding of life, accurately predicting the risk and occurrence of diseases, solving health challenges, promoting safe industrial evolution, slowing down global warming, and discovering and producing safe and effective pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products.

Biochemistry has played a crucial role in managing the economy via quality control and discovering biodegradable and recyclable products and services via biotechnological advancement.

Biochemistry, as a course, will enable you to learn about topics such as the structure-function relationship of many biomolecules and their biosynthetic pathways. The graduate program will allow you to practice ethical cellular mutations and manipulations such as gene cloning and gene knock-out among others.

The biochemistry programme offers you numerous opportunities to practice in many industries and research institutes as well as involvement in policy-making.

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