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Master Program in Biochemistry


Graduate Degree Course:

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The graduate course (M.Sc.) in biochemistry is a perfect blend of taught modules and research dissertation. The students undertake more rigorous studies at advanced level of biochemistry to attain a deep understanding of complex pathways and mechanisms of biochemistry. In addition, the students receive rigorous grounding in the interrelated areas such as molecular biology, biotechnology, immunology, toxicology and biomedical science as well as extensive exposure to laboratory practical and technical advancements. After successful completion of taught modules, the students are required to demonstrate their laboratory and research skills by accomplishing independent research projects under the supervision of assigned faculty. Finally, the students present their research findings and defend their thesis before the examination committee for successful award of the degree.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission conditions contained in the unified regulations for postgraduate studies in Saudi universities and the organizational and executive rules and procedures for postgraduate studies at King Saud University, the department
The following requirements are required to join the program:

1. The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry or related disciplines from King Saud University or its equivalent, with a grade of no less than good if it is from a university that grants it with a grade, regarding the cumulative bachelor’s degree average, and what was indicated in determining the cumulative average. The committee clarifies that the current conditions are written “with a grade of no less than good if it is from a university that grants it with grade,” and therefore it is implicitly mentioned, and if the council explicitly wants to clarify this, it suffices with “with a grade of no less than 3.25 for the bachelor’s degree,” which is equivalent to good if It was from a university that awarded it with distinction.

2. The department has the right to require supplementary materials in a manner that does not conflict with the regulations of postgraduate studies at King Saud University (after accepting a maximum of five courses).

3. Obtaining a score of no less than (45) on the TOEFL-IBT test or (5.0) on the IELTS or its equivalent. The applicant must pass the written examination conducted by the department with a success rate of no less than 60% and a relative weight of 0.9%.

4. A personal interview is conducted (with a relative weight of 10%) for those who pass the written exam

* M.Sc. Syllabus

* M.Sc. Course Description

* M.Sc. Detailed Course Description

Last updated on : January 21, 2024 8:47am