Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry

Rationale
This specialised training has greatly contributed to Kenya agricultural based economy. It is in this view that the Master of Science degree programme in Biochemistry has been developed to further enhance this special role. Egerton University should therefore continue to produce this category of high quality manpower for the agricultural sector. Doctor of Philosophy holders in these specialised areas of biochemistry will be able to staff the academic institutions of higher learning and carry out research in animal and plant molecular sciences.
Programme Objectives
Develop Professional and Research capabilities in major areas of Biochemistry. Develop high calibre professionals needed for Biochemistry research consultancy, extension and teaching in academic, public and private institutions in relation to human development as well as produce graduates grounded in their areas of specialization yet more holistic in their approach to Biochemistry issues.
Admission Requirements
Applicants should be holders of M.Sc in Biochemistry, or related disciplines from Egerton University or any other recognized University.
Course Structure and Duration
The Ph.D programme will extend for a minimum period of 36 months and a maximum of 72 months All candidates shall conduct independent research, with the direction of a subject specialist, write and submit a thesis, in fulfilment for Ph.D in Biochemistry.
Thesis Examination
All candidates enrolled for the Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry shall be required to conduct independent research, leading to writing of a thesis. The defense of the thesis shall be conducted in accordance with the rules established in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Examination Regulations
All examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Grading
The grading of examination for PhD in Biochemistry shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a PhD in Biochemistry a student shall be required to undertake independent research, submit a written thesis and pass an oral thesis examination.
Degree Classification
The PhD in Biochemistry is not classified.