Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes Admissions 2019/2020

Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes Admissions 2019/2020

The University Of Ilorin is inviting applications from the suitably qualified candidates for the Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes admission for 2019/2020 academic session.

Interested candidates should read this post properly for the available courses and eligibility before proceeding to the application process.

Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes Offered

  1. Ph.D. Degree Programmes

This programme is for the candidates who possess M.A; M.Ed.; M.Eng; M.Sc.; LL.M; M.Comm.H; and M.P.H degrees, with at least 60% or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score in their Master degree programmes.

The Ph.D. degree programme runs for at least 36 calendar months and at most 60 calendar months for full-time candidates and a minimum period of 48 calendar months and at most 72 calendar months for part-time candidates.

For this programme relevant Courses will be taken for studies where prescribed and a Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D. programme.

  1. M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree Programmes

This programme is for candidates who scored between 55.00 and 59.99 percent and it is available only to full-time candidates.

The M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree Programmes runs for at least 12 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months and a Dissertation is produced after the research work.

M.Phil /Ph.D. candidates are eligible for conversion to Ph.D. candidature, following a progress assessment report to be made by a Panel of Examiners after the first session of registration.

Candidates are expected to score not less than 60% (aggregate) at the end of the first session in order to be eligible for conversion for the Ph.D. program,

  1. Master Degree Programmes

The M.A.; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; M.Com.H., LL.M, and M.P.H. degrees run for at least 18 calendar months and at most 36 calendar months for full-time candidates OR at least 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for part-time candidates and a Dissertation is produced after the research work.

  1. Postgraduate Diploma Degree Programmes

This programme is available for Third class (honors) and it runs for 12 calendar months which will commence on 2nd October and end on 30th September of the upper year.

After the date of first registration, the 12 calendar months start counting automatically and as well lapse automatically at the expiration of the prescribed maximum duration for each programme. Although, candidates are allowed to apply for an extension of not more than 12 months, in the first instance, subject to a maximum of two such extensions.

Eligibility for Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes Admissions

General Requirements:

  • All Certificates should be presented at the purchasing point of the application form.
  • NYSC Discharge Certificate/Exemption Certificate must be presented on or before September 30th, 2019.
  • The application form is expected to be submitted online alongside with the scanned copies of the candidate’s credentials.
  • All supporting documents mentioned above with the hard copy of the application form should be forwarded between Friday, 10th May 2019 and Friday 28th, June 2019, to:

Secretary, Postgraduate School,

University of Ilorin,

Ilorin, Nigeria

  • While the Transcripts of Academic Records submission should be to the Head of Department of the candidate’s aspiring department.
  • The Unilorin Postgraduate School disclaims liability for any misdirected transcript.
  • All candidates are required to possess 5 O/L Credit passes of which English Language and Mathematics must be inclusive.
  • Candidates who graduated from the University of Ilorin or other recognized universities and are aspiring for Masters Degree Programme in Unilorin must possess at least Second Class Honors Degree (Lower Division) and should apply for programmes in which they obtained their first degrees. Although, candidates applying for programmes outside those in which they obtained their first degrees may be admitted, presuming they satisfy Senate in a qualifying examination which will be conducted.
  • Second Class Honors Degree (Lower Division) is the least class of Degree required from every applicant for all academic programmes regardless of the institution where the Bachelor’s degree is obtained.
  • Every candidate must request for their official Bachelor’s degree transcript to be sent to Head of Department of the aspiring department, before the expiration of the stated deadline Friday 28th, June, 2019.
  • Ph.D. degree programme aspirants must possess a relevant Master degree from Unilorin or any other recognized University, with an average weighted score minimum of 60%.

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  • Short-listed candidates are expected to satisfy the Postgraduate School in the qualifying interviews and assessments by the relevant Department. Candidates are hereby, advised to interact with the aspiring department to ascertain the date of the interview for the Ph.D. degree programme.
  • All Candidates must request early for the official copy of their academic transcripts to be forwarded to the Head of Department of their various aspiring departments for the purpose of this admission and before the expiration of the stated deadline regardless of the Institution where the Master degree was obtained.
  • All Higher Degree aspirants who attended foreign Universities, where English is not the language of instruction must submit their evidence of English Language proficiency, e.g. TOEFL or IELTS scores obtained within the validity period of such certifications to the Postgraduate School.
  • Postgraduate Diplomas and Master degree Programmes applicants will write a qualifying examination; irrespective of the obtained class of degree, Unilorin candidates with a First Class and Second Class, Upper Division (Honors) are exempted from this written assessment.
  • International aspirants (Candidates who are domiciled outside Nigeria, and non-Nigerians, applying from outside the country) will not partake in the qualifying examination. Although, Doctor of Philosophy programmes international applicants will be required to submit a proposal of 5 pages maximum, giving details of what research they intend to carry out and should be forward electronically to pgschool@unilorin.edu.ng before or on 28th June 2019.
  • All Full-time programme aspirants are required to present a letter of release from their employers at the point of registration.

Programme Specifics

Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of first degree in any of the following disciplines from a recognized University: Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences or the Humanities.
  • HND in Computer Science or Engineering from recognized Polytechnics with a minimum of Lower Credit; and
  • HND in any other discipline different from those in (ii) but preferably from Sciences or Social Sciences with a minimum of Lower Credit from a recognized Polytechnic or equivalent Institution, with at least one-year cognate experience.

Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics

  • Open to applicants who have a minimum of an honor’s degree from a recognized University in any of Science and Social Science disciplines;
  • Open to applicants with HND in Statistics obtained from a recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower Credit.

M.A. Peace and Security Studies

  • This programme is OPEN ONLY to participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) of the Institute of Security Studies, Abuja.

M.A. Peace and Strategic Studies

  • This programme is OPEN ONLY to participant in the Executive Management Course (EMC) of the Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE), Ilorin or any other equivalent programme approved by NASE.

M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

  • The programme is OPEN ONLY to participants of the Natural Water Institute, Kaduna.

Available Courses for The Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

M.Sc.; Ph.D. with Specialization in:

  1. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

Department of Agronomy (M.Sc.)

With specialization in:

  1. General Agronomy
  2. Horticulture; Plant Breeding
  3. Genetics and Weed Science
  4. Crop Physiology

Department of Agronomy (M.Phil/Ph.D., Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. General Agronomy
  2. Horticulture
  3. Weed Science

M.Sc. in Soil Science

With specialization in:

  1. Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry
  2. Soil Fertility and Chemistry
  3. Soil and Water Management
  4. Soil Survey and Land Use

M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. in Soil Science

With specialization in:

  1. Genetics
  2. Soil Science
  3. Pedology
  4. Soil Survey and Land Use
  5. Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry

Department of Crop Protection (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Entomology; Plant –Pathology

Department of Animal Production (PGD)

With specialization in:

  1. Animal Production

M.Sc.; MPhil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Animal Production

With specialization in:

  1. Animal Nutrition
  2. Animal Breeding and Genetics
  3. Animal Physiology
  4. Monogastric Nutrition
  5. Ruminant Nutrition
  6. Animal Products and Processing
  7. Toxicology

Department of Home Economics and Food Science (PGD, M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Food Science

M.Sc. Home Economics

FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of Arabic

  1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Languages.
  2. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Literature.

Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages

  1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Linguistics
  2. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Applied Linguistics
  3. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Yoruba Language
  4. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Yoruba Literature

Department of The Performing Arts (M.A., M.Phil./Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Dance

Department of Religions

  1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Christian Studies.
  2. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Comparative Religious Studies
  3. M.A. in Islamic Studies

Department of History and International Studies

  1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. History and International Studies.

Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies

M.A. Peace and Development Studies with specialization in:

  1. Conflict Management and
  2. Peace Building
  3. Security and Strategic Studies
  4. Peace and Environmental Studies and
  5. Peace and Development Journalism

M.A. Peace and Security Studies

M.A. Peace and Strategic Studies

FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology (M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Bacteriology
  2. Virology
  3. Mycology
  4. Parasitology

Department of Physiology (M.Sc.; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Cardiovascular Physiology
  2. Endocrinology and Metabolism
  3. Membrane Physiology
  4. Neurophysiology

 Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

  1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

Department of Epidemiology and Community Health

  1. Master of Community Health (M.Comm.H.)
  2. Master in Public Health (MPH)

Ph.D. Public Health

With specialization in:

  1. Health Management

FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Department of Computer Science

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)
  2. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Computer Science

Department of Library and Information Sciences

  1. Master in Library and Information Sciences
  2. Ph.D. in Library and Information Sciences

Department of Mass Communication

  1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Mass Communication

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Department of Educational Technology

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET)

M.Ed.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.; Educational Technology

With specialization in:

  1. E-Learning
  2. Instructional Technology

Department of Human Kinetic Education (M.Sc. (Ed.); M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Administration and Management of Human Kinetics Education and Sports
  2. Sports Exercise and Sport Science, Recreation and Tourism

Department of Science Education (M.Ed.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Physics
  2. M.Ed. Mathematics Education

Department of Social Sciences Education

  1. M.Ed.; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Educational Psychology
  2. M.Ed., Ph.D. Sociology of Education
  3. M.Ed., Ph.D. Educational Measurement and Research Evaluation

Department of Adult and Primary Education

  1. M.Ed., Ph.D. Childhood Education Studies

Department of Counsellor Education

  1. M.Ed.; Ph.D.; Educational Guidance and Counselling

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (M.Eng.)

With  specialization in:

  1. Soil and Water Conservation
  2. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  3. Farm Power & Machinery Engineering
  4. Aquacultural Engineering
  5. Renewable Energy Engineering

M.Phil./Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

With specialization in:

  1. Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
  2. Soil & Water Conservation
  3. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  4. Renewable Energy

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

With specialization in:

  1. Soil and Water Conservation
  2. Irrigation & Drainage
  3. Farm Power and Machinery Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering (M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Polymer Engineering
  2. Biochemical Engineering
  3. Environmental Engineering
  4. Process Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering (M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  2. Transportation and Highway
  3. Geotechnical Engineering
  4. Structural and Materials Engineering

M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Power and Machines Engineering
  2. Electronics and Communications Engineering

FACULTY OF LAW

Department of Common Law

  1. LL.M Common Law.

Department of Islamic Law

  1. LL.M; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Islamic Law.

FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry

  1. PGD; M.Sc.; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Biochemistry.

Department of Microbiology (M.Sc)

With specialization in:

  1. Industrial Microbiology
  2. Environmental Microbiology
  3. Medical & Veterinary Microbiology
  4. Microbial Physiology

M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Microbiology with specialization in:

  1. Industrial Microbiology
  2. Environmental Microbiology
  3. Medical & Veterinary Microbiology

Department of Zoology (M.Sc.)

With specialization in:

  1. Cell Biology and Genetics
  2. Entomology
  3. Fisheries
  4. Cell Biology
  5. Genetics
  6. Hydrobiology

Ph.D. Zoology with specialization in:

  1. Entomology
  2. Fisheries
  3. Hydrobiology
  4. Parasitology

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Department of Finance

  1. M.Sc. Accounting
  2. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Finance

FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Mathematics (M.Sc., M.Phil./Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Optimization
  2. Fluid Mechanics
  3. Analytical
  4. Dynamics
  5. Numerical Analysis

Ph.D. Mathematics with specialization in:

  1. Optimization
  2. Fluid Mechanics
  3. Analytical
  4. Dynamics

Department of Chemistry

  1. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Chemistry

M.Sc.in Chemistry with specialization in:

  1. Physical/Inorganic
  2. Organic
  3. Analytical/Environmental

M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. Chemistry with specialization in:

  1. Physical
  2. Inorganic
  3. Analytical/Environmental
  4. Organic

Department of Industrial Chemistry (M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D. and Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Analytical /Environmental Chemistry
  2. Food and Nutrition Chemistry
  3. Medicinal / Natural Products Chemistry
  4. Applied Physical/Petroleum Chemistry
  5. Applied Inorganic Chemistry, Material Chemistry

Department of Physics (M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Radio Propagation and Space/Communication Physics
  2. Ionospheric Physics
  3. Solid State and Materials Science
  4. Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  5. Solar Energy and Solar Radiation Physics
  6. Meteorology
  7. Atmospheric Physics
  8. Radio Propagation

Department of Statistics

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS).

M.Sc.; Statistics with specialization in:

  1. Experimental Design
  2. Statistical Quality Control
  3. Biostatistics
  4. Sample Survey and Demography
  5. Multivariate Analysis
  6. Econometrics
  7. Mathematical Statistics

M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. with specialization in:

  1. Statistics Quality Control
  2. Biostatistics
  3. Sample Survey and Demography
  4. Survival Analysis

Department of Geology and Mineral Sciences (PGD, M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Petroleum and Sedimentology – option
  2. Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology – option
  3. Solid Minerals Exploration and Mining – option
  4. Applied Geophysics – option

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Economics (Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Development Economics
  2. Health Economics,
  3. International Trade and Finance
  4. Monetary Economics
  5. Public Finance
  6. Transport Economics

Department of Political Science (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Comparative Politics
  2. International
  3. Relations
  4. Security Studies

Department of Sociology (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Industrial Sociology
  2. Criminology
  3. Medical
  4. Sociology

FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Department of Veterinary Microbiology

  1. M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Microbiology

Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

  1. M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

Department of Veterinary Anatomy

  1. M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Anatomy

Department of Veterinary Medicine (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

With specialization in:

  1. Large Animal Medicine
  2. Small Animal Medicine
  3. Aquatic and Fish Medicine
  4. Avian Medicine

Department of Veterinary Microbiology (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

Veterinary Microbiology with options in:

  1. Veterinary Bacteriology
  2. Veterinary Immunology
  3. Veterinary Mycology
  4. Veterinary Virology

Department Veterinary Parasitology (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

With options in:

  1. Veterinary Entomology
  2. Veterinary Helminthology
  3. Protozoology

Department of Veterinary Pathology (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

With options:

  1. Diagnostic Pathology
  2. Clinical Pathology
  3. Avian Pathology

Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

  1. Veterinary Physiology
  2. Veterinary Biochemistry

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

  1. Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  2. Veterinary Public Health

Department of Theriogenology and Production (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

  1. Theriogenology

Department of Animal Health and Production (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

  1. Animal Health and Production

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology (M.Sc.; Ph.D.)

  1. Large Animal Surgery
  2. Small Animal Surgery
  3. Veterinary Anesthesiology
  4. Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Application Fees for the Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes

Application fee for all Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes is N25, 000.00 only for Applicants within Nigeria and $200.00 only for International Applicants.

DATES AND VENUES OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATION

Examination Date for all Master and Postgraduate Degree programmes applicants will be on Saturday, 6th July 2019, at 8.30 a.m. prompt at the below-listed venues

  1. FACULTY OF ARTS NEW LECTURE THEATRE- For aspirants of Faculty of Arts.
  2. FACULTY OF ARTS LECTURE HALL AND FACULTIES OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE THEATRES – For aspirants of Faculties of Management Sciences and Social Sciences.
  3. FACULTY OF EDUCATION NEW LECTURE THEATRE – For aspirants of Faculty of Education.
  4. LECTURE THEATRE I & II NEW SCIENCE LECTURE THEATRE & ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE:- For aspirants of Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Physical and Life Science.
  5. FACULTY OF LAW LECTURE ROOMS AND THEATRE- For aspirants of this Faculty.
  6. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES LECTURE THEATRE – For aspirants of the Faculty.

NOTE: All examination last for three (3) hours

Important Notice

  • The application will close on Saturday, 29th June 2019.
  • The Qualifying Examination will be on July 6, 2019, and no formal letters of invitation to candidates for the Qualifying Examination.
  • The closing date for receipt of supporting documents submission is Wednesday, 31st July 2019.
  • Successful applicants would be informed through e-mail.
  • Download The Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes Admissions 2019/2020 Advertisement PDF here which serves as the invitation.

How to Apply for the UNILORIN Postgraduate ProgrammesAdmissions

  • Visit the Unilorin Postgraduate Programmes Application Portal on uilpgportal.unilorin.edu.ng/pg_app.php
  • Fill the Online Application Form.
  • Follow the on-site guide to complete your application.

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