About Postgraduate Programmes


Postgraduate Programme Duration Master Degree Programme

  • Masters in Tropical Medicine–1 Year
  • Master of Science-Full-time: A Minimum of three (3) semesters and a maximum of seven (7) semesters.
Doctorate Programme

(a) Full time PhD: Minimum of four (4) semesters and maximum of eight (8) semesters.

(b) Part time PhD: Minimum of six (6) semesters and maximum of ten (10) semesters.

  • Course content (see Appendix 1)
  • Masters in Tropical Veterinary Medicine

    Seminar 1/Semester

    Students would be expected to present seminars on chosen topics under the guidance of lecturers and prepare such topics for presentation during the programme’s weekly seminar sessions. Project 3/Semester Each student would select a topic under supervision of academic staff and prepare a project as one of the requirements for graduation.

    ( 2) Master in Veterinary Medicine

    A minimum of 1 seminar per semester (1-proposal and 1-post data) required. The proposal should be at the Departmental level and post data at the Faculty level

    (3) Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine

    A minimum of 1 seminar per semester (1-proposal and 2-post data) is required. These should be at the Faculty level.

    Projects, Theses and Dissertations, 2009-2014

    Forty five dissertations or theses were produced between 2009 and 2014 (Appendix 2). Publications from Theses and Dissertations, 2009-2014 Sixteen 16 of the 45 (35.6%) postgraduate students published 50 articles from their research projects between 2009 and 2014 (Appendix 3).

    External Examination System

    External Theses/Dissertation Defence

    (1) Masters in Tropical Veterinary Medicine:

    Not applicable

    (2) Master: Thesis defence external with 1 external and 2 internal examiners at the Faculty level.

    (3) Doctorate: Dissertation defended with 1 external and 3 internal examiners at the School of Postgraduate Studies level. The external defences were conducted after the candidate has successfully defended the project internally. There is an oral public defence with external examiner as the chairman of the examination panel which consist of internal examiners and three supervisors of the candidate. The score from the assessment of the Thesis or Dissertation write up is 50% while the oral public defence is 50% of the total mark of 100%. A candidate is expected to score a minimum of 50% (C). The credit unit for Thesis research is 6-12 for MSc and 12-24 for Dissertation (see table 3 for list of internal and external examiners used by the Department).

    Internal Quality Assurance Mechanism

    The draft of all theses and dissertations are reviewed by each supervisor. After effecting corrections to the draft the candidate then submits a clean copy to the Head of Department who in turn appoints an independent reviewer to look at the write up. It is only after the corrections and suggestions made by the reviewer are effected that copies are sent to internal and external examiners who will grade the write up using a thesis or dissertation assessment form designed by the School of Postgraduate School before the date of the external defense

    • Tropical Veterinary Medicine
    • Veterinary Medicine