UNILORIN Postgraduate Admission Form 2017/2018 Released

UNILORIN Postgraduate
Admission 2017/2018
Announced

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for admission into various
Postgraduate degree programmes of the
University.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: (i) Only Courses available
for the session are advertised and as such
Candidates are advised to select courses
available in this advertisement.
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(ii) Candidates are advised to PRINT out the
advertisement and STUDY thoroughly before
COMMENCING the application procedure
A. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED
Ph.D. Degree Programmes
These are available to holders of M.A; M.Ed.;
M.Eng.; M.Sc.; LL.M; M.Comm.H.; and M.P.H
degrees, with a minimum of 60% or equivalent
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score in
their Master degree programmes. A Ph.D. degree
programme runs for a minimum period of 36
calendar months and a maximum period of 48
calendar months for full-time candidates OR a
minimum period of 48 calendar months and a
maximum period of 60 calendar months for part-
time candidates. Relevant Courses will be taken
for the Ph.D. studies where prescribed and a
Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D.
programme.
M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree Programmes
Candidates who score between 55.00 and 59.99
percent can apply for admission into the Master
of Philosophy (M.Phil/Ph.D.) degree programme.
The M.Phil/Ph.D. degree programme is available
only to full-time candidates. It runs for a
minimum period of 12 calendar months and a
maximum period of 24 calendar months and a
Dissertation is produced after the research work.
Candidates in this category are eligible for
conversion to Ph.D. candidature, following a
progress assessment report to be made by a
Panel of Examiners at the end of the first
session of registration. To be eligible for
conversion for the Ph.D. program, candidates are
expected to score not less than 60% (aggregate)
at the end of the first session.
Master Degree Programmes
M.A.; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; M.Com.H., LL.M
and M.P.H. degrees run for a minimum period of
24 calendar months and a maximum period of 36
calendar months for full-time candidates OR a
minimum period of 36 calendar months and a
maximum period of 48 calendar months for part-
time candidates. All Master Degree Programmes
are by course work. This is in addition to a
research report at the end of which a
Dissertation is produced
Postgraduate Diploma Degree Programmes
Postgraduate Diploma degrees are available to
candidates with a Third class (honours) degree.
Applicants are to note that programmes
automatically lapse at the expiration of the
prescribed maximum duration for each
programme. However, a candidate may apply for
an extension of not more than 12 months, in the
first instance, subject to a maximum of two such
extensions.
General information
The Postgraduate session for Postgraduate
programmes is 12 calendar months, commencing
on 2nd October and ending on 30th September of
the following year. The 12 calendar months start
to count automatically from the date of first
registration.
B. ELIGIBILITY FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
General Requirements
All Certificates shall be available at the point of
purchasing the application form, including the
National Youth Service Corp DISCHARGE
CERTIFICATE OR EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE.
Candidates are expected to submit their
application forms on line together with the
scanned copies of their credentials.
All supporting documents in (i) above and the
hard copy of the application form should be
forwarded to the Secretary, Postgraduate School,
University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria between
Monday, 8th May, 2017 and Monday 22nd, May,
2017 while the submission of Transcripts of
Academic Records should be to the Head of
Department where the admission is being
sought. The Postgraduate School will not be held
liable for any misdirected transcript, please.
All candidates must have 5 O/L Credit passes,
including English Language and Mathematics.
Applicants for the Master degree programmes
who are graduates of the University of Ilorin and
other recognized universities must have a
minimum of Second Class Honours Degree
(Lower Division) and must be applying for
programmes in which they have their first
degrees. However, applicants with Second Class
Honours Degree (Lower Division) and those with
higher classes of degrees seeking admissions
into programmes outside those in which they
have their first degrees may be admitted,
provided they satisfy Senate in a qualifying
examination to be conducted. The least class of
Degree for all academic programme applicants is
Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division).
Regardless of the institution where the
Bachelor’s degree is obtained. ALL candidates
shall apply early for their official Bachelor’s
degree transcript to be sent to the Head of
Department where the admission is being sought,
before the expiration of the stated deadline in B
(ii) above.
Applicants for the Ph.D. degree programme shall
have obtained a relevant Master degree of this or
other recognized University, with an average
weighted score of at least 60%. Short-listed
candidates would be required to satisfy the
Postgraduate School in the qualifying interviews
and assessments by the relevant Department.
Applicants are therefore advised to interact with
the department to which they have applied to
ascertain the date of the interview for the Ph.D.
degree programme. Regardless of the Institution
where the Master degree was obtained. ALL
candidates must apply early for the official copy
of their academic transcripts to be sent to the
Head of Department where the admission is
being sought for the purpose of this admission
and before the expiration of the stated deadline.
All Higher Degree candidates that attended
foreign Universities, where English language is
not the medium of instruction, should submit to
the Postgraduate School, evidence of their
English Language proficiency, e.g. TOEFL or
IELTS scores.
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diplomas and
Masters degree Programmes will be subjected to
the written assessment (qualifying examination)
irrespective of the class of degree obtained,
except applicants from the University of Ilorin
with a First Class and Second Class, Upper
Division (Honours).
International applicants (Applicants who are
domiciled outside Nigeria, and non-Nigerian and
applying outside the country) shall be exempted
from the qualifying examination. However,
International applicants applying from outside
the country for the Doctor of Philosophy
programmes shall be requested to submit a
proposal of not more than 5 pages, giving details
of what research they intend to carry out. This
should be sent electronically to
pgschool@unilorin.edu.ng
Applicants applying for any of the Full-time
programme of the University should the letter of
release from their employers at the point of
registration.
Programme Specifics
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in
Computer Science shall satisfy one of the
following:
a minimum of first degree in any of the following
disciplines from a recognised 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.
Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics
shall satisfy one of the following:
A minimum of an honour’s degree from a
recognized University in any of Science and
Social Science disciplines;
HND in Statistics from a recognized Polytechnic
with a minimum of Lower Credit.
C. DETAILS OF AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES
1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
AND FARM MANAGEMENT: M.Sc.; M.Phil/Ph.D.;
Ph.D. Agricultural Economics (with specialization
in Agricultural Economics)
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT: M.Sc.; Ph.D.
Agricultural Extension
DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY
M.Sc.; Agronomy (with specialization in General
Agronomy, Horticulture; Plant Breeding Genetics,
Weed Science and Crop Physiology).
M.Phil/Ph.D., Ph.D. Agronomy with specialization
in General Agronomy, Horticulture and Weed
Science.
M.Sc.; Soil Science (with specialization in Soil
Microbiology & Biochemical, Soil Fertility and
Chemistry, Soil and Water Management, Soil
Survey and Land use Evaluations).
M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Soil Science (with
specialization in Genetics, Soil Science, Pedology,
Soil Survey and Land Use, Soil Microbiology and
Biochemistry)
DEPARTMENT OF CROP PROTECTION
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Crop Protection (with specialization
in Entomology; Phyto -Pathology).
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION
Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production
M.Sc.; MPhil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Animal Production
(with specialization in Animal Nutrition, Animal
Breeding and Genetics, Animal Physiology).
DEPARTMENT OF HOME ECONOMICS AND
FOOD SCIENCE
M.Sc. Food Science (with specializations in Food
Post- Harvest Technology, Plant and Animal
Processing and Preservation, Food Safety and
Biotechnology).
M.Sc. Home Economics (with specializations in
Home Economics, Family and Child Development,
Textiles, Clothing and Fashion Management,
Hospitality and Tourism Management, Home
Management).
2. FACULTY OF ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC.
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Languages.
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Literature.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. English Language
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. Literature–in–English
DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH
M.A.; (with specialization in Translation
Sociolinguistics and Stylistic)
M.A. Literature-in-French (with specialization in
African Literature)
Ph.D. French Language (with specialization in
Translation)
DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND NIGERIAN
LANGUAGES
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Linguistics;
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Applied Linguistics;
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Yoruba Language
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Yoruba Literature
DEPARTMENT OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
M.A.; Performing Arts (with specialization in
Drama; Music; Dance).
M.Phil./Ph.D. Performing Arts (with
specialization in Drama; Music; Dance).
Ph.D. Performing Arts (with specialization in
Drama; Music; Dance).
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIONS
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Christian Studies.
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Comparative
Religious Studies
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Islamic Studies
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. History and
International Studies.
CENTRE FOR PEACE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
M.A.; Ph.D. Peace and Development Studies.
(with specialization in Conflict Management and
Peace Building, Security and Strategic Studies,
Peace and Environmental Studies and Peace and
Development Journalism)
3. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
M.Sc. Finance
Ph.D. Finance (Internal Only)
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING
M.Sc. Accounting
Ph.D. (with specialization in Strategic
Management Accounting, Environmental
Accounting, Taxation, Financial Reporting and
Governance, Auditing and Investigation)
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Business Administration (with
specialization in General Management, Marketing
Management, Human Resources Management,
Operation Management).
4. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
M.Sc. Political Science (with specialization in
Comparative Politics and International Relations).
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Sociology. (with specialization in
Industrial Sociology; Criminology; Medical
Sociology).
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D. Geography and
Environmental Management (with specializations
in Climatology, Geomorphology, Biogeography,
Hydrology and Water Resources, Social
Geography, Remote Sensing, Regional
Development, Population Geography, Urban
Geography, Rural Geography, Settlement
Geography, Transport Geography, Housing
Studies, Agricultural Geography, Medical
Geography, Gender Studies, Tourism and
Recreation, Resource Management).
5. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND
INFORMATION SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
(PGDCS).
Sc. Mass Communication (with specialization in
Print Journalism, Broadcast Journalism and
Public Relation & Advertising)
6. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology
(PGDET).
M.Ed.; M.Phil. /Ph.D.; Ph.D.;. Educational
Technology (with specialization in Assistive
Technology, Distance Education, E- Learning and
Instructional Technology)
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION
M.Ed.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Health Education
( with specialization in Primary Health Care,
Reproductive and Family Health, Drug Education,
Safety Health Education, Nutritional Education,
and Community Health Education).
Master of Public Health Education (M. PHE)
(with specialization in Drug Education, Primary
Health care, Community Health Education,
Reproductive and Family Health, Safety Health
Education).
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETIC EDUCATION
M.Sc. (Ed.); M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.; Human
Kinetics (with specialization in Administration
and Management of Human Kinetics and Sports
Exercise and Sport Science).
M.Sc. (Ed.); Human Kinetics (with specialization
in Recreation and Tourism).
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION
M.Ed.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Curriculum
Development in Science Education
M.Ed.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Mathematics
Education
M.Ed.; Science Education (with specialization in
Physics)
M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. (with specialization in
Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
EDUCATION
M.Ed., M.Phil./Ph.D., Social Studies Education
M.Ed., M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. Curriculum
Development
M.Ed., Ph.D. Educational Psychology
M.Ed., M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. Sociology of
Education
DEPARTMENT OF ARTS EDUCATION
M.Ed., Ph.D. English Language Education; Arabic
Language Education; Mother Tongue Education;
Comparative Education, Religion Education,
History Education (for M.Ed. only).
M.Phil./Ph.D. English Language Education
7. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND
BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
(with specialization in Soil and Water
Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage
Engineering; Farm Power and Machinery
Engineering; Agro-Product Processing Food
Engineering, Aqua cultural Engineering;
Renewable Energy Engineering)
M.Phil./Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems
Engineering (with specialization in Farm Power
and Machinery Engineering, Soil and Water
conservation, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering,
Agro-Product Processing and Food Engineering,
Renewable Energy).
Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
(Farm Power and Machinery Engineering, Soil
and Water Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage,
Agro-Production & Food Engineering).
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; Civil Engineering (with Specialization in
Structural and Materials Engineering; Highway
and Transportation Engineering, Water,
Geotechnical Engineering).
M.Phil./Ph.D. Civil Engineering
Ph.D. Civil Engineering
M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management
(IWRM).
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND
ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Electronics
(with specialization in Electronics and
Communication Engineering; Control
Engineering).
M.Eng. Electrical and Electronics (with
specialization in Power and Mechanics)
M.Eng. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
(with specialization in Computer and Control (for
Staff only).
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
(with specialization in Production Engineering,
Thermofluids Engineering, Materials and
Metallurgical Engineering)
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Production
Engineering; Thermofluids Engineering, Material
and Metallurgical Engineering)
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
(with specialization in Polymer Engineering,
Pollution Engineering, Biochemical Engineering,
Transport Process Engineering).
8. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY
M.Sc. Anatomy (with specialization in
Neuroanatomy; Molecular Endocrinology;
Physical Anthropology; Developmental Biology,
and Reproductive Biology).
M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Anatomy (with
specialization in Neuroanatomy, Molecular
Endocrinology, Developmental Biology, and
Reproductive Biology).
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Physiology (with
specialization in Cardiovascular Physiology;
Endocrinology and Metabolism; Membrane
Physiology; Neurophysiology).
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY AND
THERAPEUTICS
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Pharmacology and Therapeutic
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
AND PARASITOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil/ Ph.D. Medical Microbiology and
Parasitology (with specialization in Bacteriology,
Virology, Mycology, Parasitology)
FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND
COMMUNITY HEALTH
Master of Community Health (M.Comm.H.); (with
specialization in Tropical Public Health,
Epidemiology and Community Health,
Occupational Health, Environmental Health,
Health Management and Health Education).
Master in Public Health (MPH) (with
specialization in Tropical Public Health,
Epidemiology and Community Health,
Occupational Health, Environmental Health,
Health Management, Health Education).
Ph.D. Public Health (with specialization in
Epidemiology).
10. FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
M.Sc., M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Mathematics (with
specialization in Optimization; Fluid Mechanics;
Analytical Dynamics; Numerical Analysis;
Algebra; Complex Analysis; Mathematical
Modeling; Functional Analysis, Real Analysis,
Operator Algebra).
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry.
M.Sc; Chemistry (with specialization in Physical
Inorganic; Organic; Analytical; Environmental).
M.Phil/Ph.D. Chemistry (with specialization in
Physical; Inorganic, Analytical, Organic).
Ph. D. Chemistry (with specialization in Physical,
Inorganic, Analytical , Organic).
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D. and Ph.D. Industrial
Chemistry (with specialization in Analytical /
Environmental Chemistry, Food and Nutrition
Chemistry, Medicinal / Natural Product
Chemistry)
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D. and Ph.D. Physics (with
specialization in Radio Propagation and Space/
Communication Physics; Ionospheric Physics;
Solid State and Materials’ Science; Theoretical
and Mathematical Physics; Solar Energy and
Solar Radiation Physics; Meteorology and
Atmospheric Physics).
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS) (with
specialization in Design of Exponent, Sample
Survey, Biostatistics, Quality Control, Categorical
Data Analysis).
M.sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D;. Ph.D. Statistics ( with
specialization in Statistical Quality Control,
Biostatistics, Sample Survey and Demography,
Multivariate Analysis, Econometrics,
Mathematical Statistics).
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL
SCIENCES
Postgraduate Diploma Geology (with
specialization in Petroleum Geology/
Sedimentology, Engineering Geology,
Hydrogeology, Solid Minerals, Applied
Geophysical).
M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Geology (with
specialization in Petroleum Geology,
Sedimentology, Engineering Geology,
Hydrogeology, Solid Minerals, Applied
Geophysics).
11. FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.;. Ph.D. Biochemistry.
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.;. Ph.D. Microbiology (with
specialization in Industrial Microbiology;
Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary
Microbiology).
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY
M.Sc., M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Plant Biology (with
specialization in Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy,
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Lower Plants,
Herbal Medicine, Plant Diversity and
Environmental Management.
DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
M.Sc. Zoology (with specialization in Cell Biology
and Genetics, Entomology, Fisheries and
Hydrobiology , Parasitology).
Ph.D. Zoology (with specialization in Entomology,
Fisheries and Hydrobiolgy and Parasitology).
12. FACULTY OF LAW
LLM Common Law.
LLM Islamic Law.
D. APPLICATION FEES
Application fee for all programmes is N25,
000.00 only for Applicants within Nigeria OR
$200.00 only for International Applicants.
E. DATES AND VENUES OF QUALIFYING
EXAMINATION
A three-hour qualifying examination for all
applicants stated in C6 above for those seeking
admissions into Master and Postgraduate Degree
programmes, will hold on Saturday, 1st July,
2017, at 8.30a.m prompt in the following venues:
(i) FACULTY OF ARTS NEW LECTURE THEATRE:-
For candidates seeking admission into Faculty of
Arts.
(ii) FACULTY OF ARTS LECTURE HALL AND
FACULTIES OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE THEATHRE: – For
candidates seeking admissions into Faculties of
Management Science and Social Sciences.
(iii) FACULTY OF EDUCATION NEW LECTURE
THEATRE – For candidates seeking admissions
into Faculty of Education.
(iv) LECTURE THEATRE I & II NEW SCIENCE
LECTURE THEATRE & ENGINEERING LECTURE
THEATRE
for candidates seeking admissions into the
Faculties, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical
Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Physical
and Life Science.
(v) FACULTY OF LAW LECTURE ROOMS AND
THEATRE: for candidates seeking admission into
the Faculty.
(vi) FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND
INFORMATION SCIENCES LECTURE THEATRE:
for candidates seeking admission into the
Faculty.
PLEASE NOTE: July 1st, 2017 is for Qualifying
Examination as there will be no formal
letters of invitation to candidates for the
Qualifying Examination as this advertisement will
serve as the invitation.
F. METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application Forms are to be completed on-line
and will close on Friday, 30th June 2017. Note
that the latest date for receipt of supporting
documents is Monday, 31st July 2017.
Successful applicants would be notified by e-
mail.

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