Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Sciences and Community Health

This course is undertaken by research only. It is your opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of a discipline and to become familiar with current techniques and methodologies, while meeting the country’s need for researchers of high calibre. 
 
Examination is by assessment of the thesis, the research on which it is based and a viva voce. The MSc can be completed in one to four years (full-time) or two to six years (part-time), while the PhD can be completed in two to six years (full-time) or four to eight years (part-time).
 
Areas of research include bioactive molecules, vaccine and drug development, therapeutics, pharmaceutics, cellular mechanisms and molecular basis of pathogenesis, clinical research, community-based health issues, nutrition and dietetics, behavioral studies, and medical education. 
 
A candidate should have a BSc with at least second class honours. Applicants with a first class undergraduate degree are no longer allowed to enrol directly into a PhD programme. The applicant should first enrol into an MSc programme and convert into PhD after one year of good progress and with recommendation by the supervisors. 
 
All candidates should possess a standard passing mark of at least 6.5 in IELTS (Individual band score of not less than 6.0), 550 (Paper based test) or 79-80 (Internet based test) in TOEFL or equivalent.