2014/2015 UNN POST-GRADUATE ADMISSION APPLICATION FORM OUT

The University of Nigeria hereby, advertises to the general public, her Postgraduate Programmes for the 2014/2015 academic year. Applications are hereby  invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into full-time, part-time and sandwich postgraduate programmes in various Faculties, Institutes and Centres for the 2014/2015 academic year. Candidates on full-time employment are not eligible to apply for full-time studies. The available higher degree and postgraduate diploma programmes are indicated below.
1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Animal Science,Crop Science, Food Science & Technology, Soil Science, Home Science, Nutrition & Dietetics. The Department of Animal Science offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry; Animal Production; and Physiology of Reproduction, Growth and Lactation. The Department of Food Science & Technology offers the following areas of specialization: Food Chemistry and Analysis; Animal Products Technology; Fruits and Vegetable Processing Technology; Cereals, Pulses, Legumes and Tuber Processing Technology; Quality Control and Assurance; Food Biotechnology, and Food Engineering and Processing. The following areas of specialization are offered in the Department of Soil Science: Soil Genesis; Survey and Classification; Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy; Soil Biology and Biochemistry; Soil Fertility Management; Soil Physics and Conservation; and Environmental Impact Assessment and Land Evaluation. Department of Agricultural Economics offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. with the following options: Farm Management & Production Economics; Agricultural Marketing & Agribusiness; Agricultural Finance & Project Analysis; Agricultural Cooperatives, Resources & Environmental Economics. The Departments of Agricultural Economics also offers PGD programme in Co-operative Studies; Farm Management & Production Economics and Agribusiness & Marketting. Food Science & Technology, Crop Science, Animal Science, Agricultural Extension, and Soil Science Departments also offer postgraduate Diploma Programmes.
2. FACULTY OF ARTS
PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Mass Communication, and Theatre & Film Studies. Departments of Foreign Languages & Literatures has the following programme areas: M.A. in French literature, African & Carribean Literature in French and Translation French/English/French. The Department also offers M.A. degree programme in German literature. Department of Archeology and Tourism offers M.A. and Ph.D. programmes in Polaeolithic Studies, Iron Age Archeology, Origins of Food Production and Urbanization, Cultural Resource Management (Museum or Tourism Option), while the Department of Fine and Applied Arts offers M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History and Art Education as well as MFA in the areas of Textiles Design, Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics, Visual Communication Design, and Printmaking. Department of English and Literary Studies offers PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. programmes in English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language, Literature, Comparative Studies & Literature. Department of Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian Languages offers the following areas of specialization: M.A. in Linguistics, African Languages, Literature in African Languages, Translation and Interpreting and Ph.D. in Linguistics, African Languages and Literature. Department of Theatre and Film Studies offers M.A. and Ph.D. in History of Drama and Theatre; Dramatic Theory and Criticism; African Drama and Theatre; Acting and Directing; Playwriting. Department of Music offers M.Mus, M.A. and Ph.D. in African Music Industry Ensemble/Theatre Directing & Management, Music Education & Research, Composition & Musical Instruments Technology. University of Nigeria,Nsukka, Aba Campus also offers PGD programme in Nigerian Languages Education (Conversion programme). Department of History & International Studies offers M.A. and Ph.D. programmes
3. FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes are offered by the Departments of Biochemistry, Plant Science & Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Zoology & Environmental Biology. The Department of Zoology offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Physiology, Parasitology, Entomology, Fisheries Biology & Hydrobiology. Department of Biochemistry offers the following options: Vertebrate Biochemistry; Plant Biochemistry; Enzymology & Protein Chemistry as related to food production, Biomedicine Proteomics and Biotechnology; Molecular Biology; Pharmacological Industrial Biochemistry; Medical Biochemistry; Lipids and Lipoproteins; Biophysical Chemistry, Industrial Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Nutrition and Food Sciences; Biochemistry of the Soil; Biochemical Aspects of disease and Bases for Chemistry including African Traditional Medicine; and Human Biochemical Genetics (particularly for the West African sub-region). PGD in Brewing Science and Technology is offered by the Department of Micobiology. Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology offers the following stress areas: Plant Anatomy, Taxonomy/Biosystematic, Embryology of Angiosperms, Ecology/Palaecology, Genetics/Cytology, Mycology/Plant Pathology, Physiology/Tissue Culture, Algology/Bryology.
4. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
PGD, MBA, M.Sc. & Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Management and Marketing. Candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) Upper Credit or its equivalent or those whose first degrees are in fields other than Business Administration, with minimum of good third class honors are eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. Candidates may apply for Regular MBA programme as well as for programmes leading to M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Public Relations) in the Department of Marketing.
5. FACULTY OF EDUCATION

M.Ed. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Adult Education & Extra Mural Studies, Educational Foundations, Arts Education, Science Education, Health and Physical Education (Health Education and Physical Education & Recreation options), Library and Information Science, Social Science Education and Vocational Teacher Education. Institute of Education offers Sandwich postgraduate Diploma programme. The Department of Educational Foundations offers M.Ed. and Ph.D. in the following areas: Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Guidance & Counselling, History of Education,Philosophy of Education, Sociology of Education, and Special Education. The Department of Educational Foundations has no facilities for postgraduate programmes in the area of Educational Administration & Planning and no facilities for Sandwich Postgraduate programmes in all areas this academic year. Department of Library and Information Science offers MLS and Ph.D programmes. Department of Adult Education & Extra Mural Studies offers M.Ed. and Ph.D. with the following options: Administration, Community Development, Extension & Distance Education. Department of Science Education offers M.Ed. & Ph.D. with the following options: Educational Research Methodology; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology; etc. and Measurement & Evaluation. Department of Arts Education offers M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies; Language Education; Educational Technology; Comparative & International Education; Music Education; and Fine & Applied Arts Education. Department of Social Science Education offers M.Ed. and Ph.D. programmes in Economics Education, Political Science Education, Population & Family Life Education, Geography & Environmental Education, and Social Studies Education. Department of Vocational Teacher Education offers M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Education, Computer Education, Home Economics Education, and Industrial Technical Education.Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in the Faculty of education are domiciled as follows; (PGDE), in Educational Foundation; PGTL in Library & Information Science; PGDTE in Vocational Teacher Education and Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Education domiciled in the Department of Social Science Education.

6. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
M.Eng. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Currently, the Department of Electronics Engineering has no facilities in the area of Control Systems. The Department of Civil Engineering offers M.Eng. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following areas: Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering, Materials & Construction, and Highway Engineering. Department of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering offers M.Eng. & Ph.D. degree programmes in the following areas: Farm Power and Machinery, Soil Water Engineering, Agricultural Products Processing & Storage, Farm Structures & Environmental Control. The Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offer PGD programmes.
7. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Architecture, Geoinformatics and Surveying while MURP and Ph.D. are offered in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning. Department of Estate Management offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes only.
8. FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Health Administration & Management, Medical Rehabilitation, Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Radiography & Radiological Sciences. The Department of Health Administration & Management offers PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following areas: Health Economics and Health Management & Policy. The Department of Medical laboratory sciences offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following areas: Clinical Chemistry; Haematology; histopathology; microbiology and immunology. The Department of Medical laboratory sciences also offers PGD programme. Department of nursing sciences offers M.sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following areas: Community Health Nursing; Maternal & Child Health Nursing; Medical Surgical Nursing; Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing; Nursing Administration & Management and Nursing Education. The Department of Medical Radiography & Radiological Sciences offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following areas: Medical Imaging; Radiation/Environmental Protection; Radiological Education; Radiotherapy & Oncology and Health Administration & Management. The Department of Medical Rehabilitation offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following areas; Phisiotherapy; Pathokinesioliogy; Biomechanics; Neurology.
9. FACULTY OF LAW
LL.M. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered in the Departments of Public & Private Law, Property and Commercial Law and International Law & Jurisprudence. Programme areas available in the faculty are: Jurisprudence & Legal Theory, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Company Law, Comparative Criminal Law, Law of Commercial Transactions, International Human Rights Law, Energy & Natural Resources Law, Law of Commercial Arbitration, Sentencing & Treatment of Offenders, Law of Marine Insurance, and Law & Medicine.
10. FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and Human Physiology; while MPH degree programme is offered by the Department of Community Medicine. Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics offers M.Sc. and DMSC degree programmes. Department of Medicine offers M.D. and M.S. degree programmes.
11. FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
M.Pharm./M.Sc., Pharm.D. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Pharmaceutical Technology & Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Pharmaceutics while M.Pharm. & Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Management with the following areas of specialization: Pharmaceutical Services, Pharmacotherapy, Ambulatory Care/Adult Medicine, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Hospital Pharmacy, Social Pharmacy/Behavioural Pharmacy, Paediatric Pharmacy, Hematology, Pharmacy Management, and Infectious Diseases.
12. FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Pure & Industrial Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. The Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry offers the following options: Inorganic, Physical, Organic, Analytical, Fossil Fuel, Polymer, and Industrial Chemistry. The Department of Statistics offers the following options: Stochastic & Time Series Modeling, Inferential Statistics, Design and Analysis of Experiments, Operations Research, and Sample Survey Theory & Methods/Applied Statistics. Department of Physics & Astronomy offers the following areas: Solid Earth Geophysics, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Solar Energy Physics, Atmospheric Physics, and Medical Physics.
13 FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, and Social Work & Community Development. Department of Geography also offers PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in Climate Change Economics, Policy & innovation. Departments of Philosophy, and Religion & Cultural Studies offers M.A. and Ph.D. programmes only. MPA, M.Sc., DPA & Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Department of Public Administration & Local Government. Department of Psychology offers M.Sc. & Ph.D. degree programmes in Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, School Psychology, and Counselling Psychology. Department of Sociology/Anthropology offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in Industrial Relations, Industrial Sociology, Medical
Sociology/Anthropology, Social Development Studies, Criminology, Conflict and Change, Population Studies, Women Studies, Ethnographic Studies, and Culture and Technology. Department of Social Work offers M.Sc. degree programmes in Social Work Intervention, Social Work Ethics & Values, and Community Development. Department of Political Science offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in Political Theory, Public Administration, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Economy; Electoral Studies; Conflict, Peace & Strategic Studies and Human Security & Counter Terrorism Studies. The Department also offers PGD in Political science and Election Administration. The Departments of Religion & Cultural Studies, and Philosophy do not offer PGD programmes.
14 FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the Departments of Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Parasitology & Pharmacology, Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, and Veterinary Pathology & Microbiology and Vetrinary Obstetrics & Reproductory Diseases. Department of Vetrinary Obstetrics & Reproductory Diseases offers M.sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following areas: Vetrinary Andrology; gynaecology; obstetrics and Reproductive biotechnology. Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology offers the following: M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in Veterinary Surgery, and Ph.D. degree programmes in Radiology & Anaesthesiology. Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine offers MVPH and MPVM degree programmes. The Faculty offers MVM degree programmes in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, Veterinary Obstetrics & Reproduction Diseases, and Veterinary Public Health & Zoonosis Diseases. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in Veterinary Helminthology, Protozoology and Rickettsiology, Entomology and Acearology, Parasite Immunology & Parasite Zoonesis are offered by the Department of Veterinary Parasitology & Entomology. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in Veterinary Biochemistry, Veterinary Physiology, and Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology are also offered by the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology.
NOTE: Where applicable, candidates will be expected to specialize in one of the fields of study within the Department (see also the current UNN PG Prospectus). There are no special areas within some departments such as Architecture, Library & Information Science, and Mass Communication.
INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D. degree programmes in Development Studies are offered by the Institute for Development Studies.
INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES
PGD, M.A./M.Sc. & Ph.D. degree programmes in African Studies are offered by the Institute of African Studies.
CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
Centre for Environmental Management and Control (CEMAC) offers PGD, M.Sc., and Ph.D. degree programmes in Environmental Management & Control, and Disaster Risk Management. The centre also offers Master’s degree programmes in Disaster Risk Management (MDRM).
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMICS, POLICY AND INNOVATION (CCEPI)
Available programmes in Climate Change are:
PGD in Cimate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation;
M.Sc. in Cimate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation;
Ph.D. in Cimate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation; and
M.Sc./Ph.D. in Cimate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation
Presently, the PGD and degree programmes in Climate Change are based in the Department of Geography, Faculty of the Social Sciences.
GENERAL ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities.
ii) Holders of Credit (Upper credit) level passes at HND or its equivalent in relevant areas (for programmes in the Faculties of Agriculture and Business Administration; the Departments of Political Science, Public Administration & Local Government, and Vocational Teacher Education; for Postgraduate Diploma in Electoral Administration Programme and
Public Administration & Local Government; and the Department of Vocational Teacher Education). Qualifications such
as AIB, ACCA, ACMA, ICAN, BEEC, CPA, etc, may also be considered for admission.
Candidates with professional qualifications including HND must have obtained 5 credits in WASC or GCE O/L including English and Mathematics for admission into degree programmes in Business Administration. For Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture as well as Geoinformatics and Surveying, in particular, candidates with third class honours degrees in their respective disciplines are also eligible. For Postgraduate Diploma in Geoinformatics & Surveying, in particular, candidates with third class honours degrees in Geography, Geology and other Physical Sciences, as well as HND (Upper Credit) level passes in related fields, are also eligible.
ii) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above which are acceptable to the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies, and Senate of the University may also be considered for Admission.
Please note that in all cases,candidates must have obtained 5 credits in WASC or GCE or NECO including English.
Candidates should also possess the minimum entry requirements for admission into the first degree programmes in their areas of interest for postgraduate studies. For the PGD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Architecture, only candidates with University degrees in relevant areas need apply.
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME
The following shall qualify for Master’s Degree admission:
(i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized universities who have obtained the Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines with at least a good second class honours;
(ii) Candidates with relevant Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Nigeria with at least credit level passes;
(iii) Candidates whose first degrees are unclassified but have scores of 50% or above;
(iv) For M.Ed. degree programmes, candidates with at least a good second class single honours degree in teaching subjects plus at least a merit level pass at Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or those who hold a third class honours degree in Education or a single honours degree in teaching subjects with at least 5 years postgraduate teaching experience, plus Postgraduate Diploma in Education passed at Merit level or above;
(v) For MPA degree programme, candidates should, in addition to (i) and (ii) above, be serving administrative/managerial staff in the Public or Private sector with at least two years post-qualification cognate experience;
(vi) Holders of professional Fellowship qualifications such a FIMLT, FNILT, NIPR, or their equivalents obtained through examination. However, candidates with the professional certificates listed above must have worked as Senior Technologist(s) or in equivalent position(s) for at least three years;
(vii) For MPH degree programme, candidates should in addition to (1) above, have at least three years relevant Post Qualification Experience and at least a Second Class Honours Degree in Nursing Sciences, Health Education, Pharmacy, DVM, MBBS abs BDS.
(viii) Candidates who hold qualifications other than those listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University of Nigeria.
DOCTORATE DEGREE (Ph.D.) PROGRAMME
The following shall qualify for the Doctorate Degree admission:
(a) Candidates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized Universities who have obtained the Master’s degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study with a minimum of 3.50 grade point average on a 5-point scale, 3.00 point on a 4-point scale or ‘B’ 60% average provided that satisfactory research work formed part of the Master’s degree programme.
(b) Demonstrated evidence of completed academic research will be an advantage.
MASTER’S/Ph.D. DEGREE PROGRAMME
(a) A candidate with first class honours Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University may be admitted into a Master’s/Ph.D. degree programme.
(b) A candidate with Master’s degree from the University of Nigeria or other recognized University with a grade point average of 3.50 on 5-point scale or 3.00 on 4-point scale shall qualify for the Master’s/Ph.D. or Ph.D., i.e. 60% score. Any candidate who is not qualified for Ph.D. programme on account of low GPA would not qulify for Masters/Ph.D. programme.
CEMAC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The following may qualify for admission:
1. Postgraduate Diploma Programme
(a) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of pass. Such candidates should have a minimum of five credits in WASC or GCE or NECO including at least one science subject and a pass in Mathematics.
(b) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) from recognized institutions, with a minimum of Upper Credit level pass or its equivalent in relevant areas. Candidates with HND should have obtained a minimum of 5 credits in WASC or GCE O/L or NECO, including English Language and at least one science subject and a pass in Mathematics.
2. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programme in Environmental Management and Control
(a) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who have obtained the approved degree, with a minimum of second class honours division or its equivalent in any of the relevant disciplines.
(b) Candidates with university honours degree who also hold the PGD in Environmental Management and Control of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities with a minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale or 3.00 on a 4-point scale is required.
3. Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) Programme in Environmental Management and Control
Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who have obtained the degree of M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Control or its equivalent under a mode of study in which research accounts for at least 2/3 of the total credit units and coursework accounts for at most 1/3. A minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale or 3.00 on a 4-point scale is required.
4. M.Sc./Ph.D. Programme in Environmental Management & Control
Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who have obtained the degree of M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Control or its equivalent without the 2/3 research content and whose GPA is at least 3.50 on a 5-point scale or 3.00 on 4-point scale. Such candidates will be required to enroll for the M.Sc./Ph.D. to enable them make up for their research deficiency. The candidate so admitted will be required to write an examinable dissertation during the first two semesters of his/her study and obtain at least a grade of “B” before proceeding to the Ph.D. programme.
5.MDRM (Master’s in Disaster Risk Management)
The following may qualify for admission into the Master’s Degree in Disaster Risk Management (MDRM):
a. Graduate of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who have obtained an approved Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second class honours or its equivalent in any of the relevant disciplines;
b. Candidates with University degree who also hold the PGD in Disaster Risk Management or Environmental Management & Control, or equivalent qualifications, of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.00 on a 4-point scale;
c. Candidates who possess HND in related disciplines with at least Credit level pass from recognized institutions and at least a Credit level pass in PGD in Disaster Risk Management or Environmental Management & Control of the University of Nigeria in the relevant areas; and
d. Such candidates must in addition satisfy the basic and higher degree requirements for admission into the University of Nigeria.
ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMICS, POLICY AND INNOVATION (CCEPI)
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
The following shall qualify for postgraduate diploma admission:
i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities;
ii) Holders of Credit (Upper credit) level passes at HND;
iii) Candidates with the Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of third class honours;
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME
The following shall qualify for Master’s Degree admission:
(i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized Universities who have obtained the Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines with at least a good second class honours in the following faculties/disciplines;
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences & Technology, Physical Sciences and vetrinary Medicine, Business Administration, Environment Studies, faculties in Humanities and Law.
(ii) Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation of the University of Nigeria or awarded by other recognized institution with at least Upper Credit level passes;
(iii) Candidates whose first degrees are unclassified but have scores of 50% or above;
(iv)Candidates who hold qualifications other than those listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University of Nigeria.
DOCTORATE DEGREE (Ph.D.) PROGRAMME
The following shall qualify for Doctorate Degree admission:
(a) Candidates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized Universities who have obtained the Master’s degree in Climate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 grade point average on a 5-point scale, 3.00 grade point average on a 4-point scale or ‘B’ 60% average provided that satisfactory research work formed part of the
Master’s degree programme;
(b)Demonstrated evidence of completed academic research will be an advantage.
MASTER’S/Ph.D. PROGRAMME
The following shall qualify for Master’s/Ph.D. admission:
(a) A candidate with first class honours from a recognized University may be admitted into a Master’s/Ph.D. programme;
(b) A candidate with Master’s degree from a recognized University with a grade point average of 3.50 on a 5-point scale or 3.00 on a 4-point scale, i.e. 60%.
SANDWICH POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
1. M. Ed. (Sandwich) programmes in the Faculty of Education are in the following departments:
Departments of Adult Education, Arts Education, Science Education, Health and Physical Education (Health Education and Physical Education & Recreation options), Social Science Education and Vocational Teacher Education. MLS degree programme is offered in the Department of Library & Information Science. Note that the Department of Educational Foundations presently has no facilities for Sandwich postgraduate programmes in all areas. Also the Department of Vocational Teacher Education has no facilities for Sandwich programmes in the area of Business Education.
Please note that Postgraduate Diploma in Education(PGDE), Postgraduate Diploma in Vocational Teacher Education (PGDTE) and Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Science (PGDL), are based in the Institute of Education under Sandwich Programme.
DURATION OF COURSES
(a) Postgraduate Diploma (Regular) – Two Semesters.
(b) Postgraduate Diploma (Sandwich) – Three Long Vacations.
(c) Master’s degree (Regular) – 12 Months for full-time and 3 Semesters for part-time.
(d) M.Ed., M.A. degrees (Sandwich) – Three Long Vacations.
(e) Ph.D. degree – Two Calendar Years (minimum) and Five Calendar Years (maximum) for full-time; Three Calendar Years (minimum) and Six Calendar Years (maximum) for part-time (Ph.D. is not run as a Sandwich programme).
Candidates are expected to complete their programme at the minimum duration but not to exceed the maximum.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ALL CASES, CANDIDATES MUST HAVE OBTAINED 5 CREDITS IN WASC OR GCE OR NECO INCLUDING ENGLISH.
REGISTRATION
For Regular/Sandwich programmes, Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s candidates are considered for admission once in a session, while Doctorate degree candidates are considered for admission twice in an academic session and therefore may register at the beginning of the first or second semester immediately following their admissions. Candidates admitted for Sandwich programmes are expected to register not later than two weeks from the commencement of the Sandwich session.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application Forms can be obtained ONLINE on payment of a non-refundable fee of N20,000.00 (Twenty thousand naira only) made payable to “The University of Nigeria Postgraduate School Fees Account, at any bank within the country using the E-tranzact platform.
Applicants should log onto http://portal.unn.edu.ng and click on “Applications”, and follow the procedure. The current postgraduate studies prospectus is available online. However, the hardcorpy is also available at the office of “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka”, on payment of N3,000.00 (three thousand naira only) at any branch of Diamond Bank plc, under the account name: University of Nigeria Postgrduate School Fees Account to obtain a copy.
REFEREE REPORTS
Candidates should download 3 copies of the referee report (D1) forms after completing preliminary and personal details online. Some details on the form would be inserted automatically with the information provided by the candidate online while the remaining should be completed by the referee manually and returned to the candidate who will enclose it in sealed envelope for submission. Please note that applications shall not be processed unless the referees reports are available
TRANSCRIPTS
Candidate should download transcript request forms(D2) also provided online, and submit to their former Universities/Institutions to forward with a copy of Academic
transcript(s) to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka” to reach him/her not later than 20th April 2014.
Candidates whose transcripts are not received on or before the deadline by the School shall not have their application forms processed.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORMS
Most information required would be completed online. However, a copy of the online completed application form should be downloaded and printed. The printed application form with the relevant documents as listed below should be posted or delivered to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka for Nsukka based faculties. Candidates for Enugu based faculties are to submit their application forms by post or delivered to: The PAR, School of Postgraduate Unit, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. For ease of reference, Enugu based faculties are: Business Administration; Environmental Studies; Health Sciences & Technology; Medical Sciences; Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and Centre for Environmental Management & Control (CEMAC).
Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully;
a. NYSC Certificates (Discharge or Exemption Certificate) Note that to whom it may concern shall not be accepted
b. Two copies of the Applications summary form (D3) available online should be downloaded & printed;
c. i. One copy of the printed summary form (D3) should be glued very neatly (NOT STAPLED) on a brown (10” x 15”) Envelope;
    ii. The second copy of the printed summary form (D3) should be glued very neatly (NOT STAPLED) on a white (9” x 13”) File Jacket;
d. All accompanying documents should be placed in the file Jacket, specified in (c.ii) and the File Jacket should be placed in brown envelope as specified in (c.i) above.
All documents must fit into the (10” x 15”)-sized Envelope and delivered or addressed and sent by courier to
The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka”.
CLOSING DATE
Application starts from the date of this publication and closes on 20th April 2014.
**IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS**
Check out for information on Screening processes via the UNN website http://portal.unn.edu.ng, from 1st May, 2014, for your further necessary action.
Dr. (Mrs.) M. E. Odukwe
Deputy Registrar/Secretary to The School
School of Postgraduate Studies
University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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