M.Sc and Ph.D Postgraduate Programmes

The Department of Animal Science offers full-time and part-time programmes leading to the award of Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees subject to the University Postgraduate School regulations.

Objective of the Programme

Candidates seeking admission into the M.Sc. degree programme must satisfy at least one of the following requirements.

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Animal Science with first or second class honours from a recognized university.
  2. A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline , with first or second class honours; A candidate with this qualification will be required to complete satisfactorily certain remedial courses specified by the Department. This should be monitored by the student’s supervisory committee and compliance reported to the Faculty Board.
  3. Any other requirements as specified by the Faculty Board of Agriculture or the Postgraduate School.

Master of Science Degree Programme

Fundamentals of cell biology. Anatomy and Physiology of domestic animals with emphasis on the physiology of the cell, nervous system, muscles, bone, circulatory system and other circulatory fluids, respiration, digestion and reproduction. Comparative study of small and large animals. The laboratory interpretation of histological preparations.