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Program Details

Faculty : School of Graduate Studies

Program Name : Master of Science Degree in Applied Microbiology

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Type : Graduate

No. of Semesters : 4

Description :

The Master of Science Degree Programme shall consist of course work and Dissertation extending over 4 semesters of full-time study, which include the long vacation period between the semesters. All courses are 3 credits each. The Dissertation shall be based on a supervised original research project extending over the second year of study (Semesters 3 and 4) and shall normally be presented at the end of that year. Extensions beyond this can only be made with the approval of the School of Graduate Studies.  

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  BACTERIOLOGY Credits : 3
  MYCOLOGY Credits : 3
  VIROLOGY Credits : 3
  MOLECULAR GENETICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  RESEARCH SEMINAR Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY Credits : 3
  FOOD MICROBIOLOGY & HYGIENE Credits : 3
  FOOD TOXICOLOGY Credits : 3
  FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Credits : 3
  MICROBIAL ECOLOGY Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY Credits : 3
  SOIL PHYCOLOGY Credits : 3
  MICROBIOLOGY Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  DISSERTATION (BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES) Credits : 12

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  DISSERTATION (BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES) Credits : 12

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.
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