Applications are invited fromsuitably qualified candidates for admission into various Postgraduate degree programmes of the University of Unilorin.

A. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED

1. Ph.D. Degree Programmes 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% score in their Master degree programmes. A Ph.D. degree programme runs for a minimum period of 30 calendar months and a maximum period of 42 calendar months for Full-Time candidates OR a minimum period of 42 calendar months and a maximum period of 54 calendar months for Part-Time candidates.

2. Candidates who score between 55 and 59.9 percentshould apply for admission into the Master of Philosophy(M.Phil) degree programme. The M.Phil. degree programme is available only to Full-Time candidates and it runs for a minimum period of 12 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months.

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 semester of registration.

3. M.A.; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; M.Com.H., LL.M and M.P.H. Degrees, run for a minimum period of 12 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months for Full-Time candidates OR a minimum period of 24 calendar months and a maximum period of 36 calendar months for Part-Time candidates. At the University of Ilorin, unless with a written approval of the University Senate, a Master or Ph.D. degree programme automatically lapses at the expiration of the maximum duration for each programme.

However, a Master or Ph.D. degree candidate may apply for an extension of not more than 12 months, in the first instance, subject to a maximum of two such extensions.

4. All Master Degree Programmes, except M.Phil., are by course work, inaddition to a research project report. M.Phil. and Ph.D. Degree Programmes are normally by research, except where relevant course work may be prescribed, where necessary.

A dissertation is required for the M.Phil. programme and a thesis is required for the Ph.D. programme.

5. All Returning Students are expected to register at the beginning of every Postgraduate academic session.

The session is for 12 calendar months, commencing on 2nd October and ends on 30th September of the following year.

B. 1.

DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMMES FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

i. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC. ECONS.AND FARM MANAGEMENT M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Agric. Econs.; Farm Management.

ii. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC. EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Agricultural Extension.

iii. DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Agronomy (with specialization in General Agronomy; Plant Physiology; Horticulture; Plant Breeding, or Weed Science). M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Soil Science (with specialization in General Soil Science, Soil classification/Land Use Planning, Soil Microbiology, Soil Chemistry and Fertility, or Pedology)

iv. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION M.Sc. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition; Animal Breeding and Genetics) M.Phil. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition; Animal Breeding and Genetics. Ph.D. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition; Animal Breeding and Genetics.

v. DEPARTMENT OF CROP PROTECTION M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Crop Protection (with specialization in General Crop Protection; Applied Entomology; Plant Pathology).

2. FACULTY OF ARTS

i. DEPARTMENT OF ARABICM.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Arabic.

ii. DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH M.A.;M.Phil.; Ph.D. English Language; Literature-in-English.

iii. DEPARTMENT OFFRENCH M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. French Language; Literature-in-French.

iv. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. History

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v. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND NIGERIAN LANGUAGES M.A; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Yoruba Language; Yoruba Literature.

vi. DEPARTMENT OF THE PERFORMING ARTS M.A.; Performing Arts with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance. M.Phil.; Performing Arts with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance. Ph.D. Performing Arts with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance.

vii. DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIONS M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Christian Studies; Comparative Religious Studies; Islamic Studies

viii. CENTRE FOR PEACE AND STRATEGIC STUDIESM.A. Peace and Development Studies.

3. FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

(I). ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

(i) DEPARTMENTOF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Accounting and Finance

(ii) DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Business Administration (with specialization in General Management; Human Resources Management; Marketing; Operations Management).

(iii) DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Economics(with specialization in Transport/Communication Economics; Development Economics; Health Economics; Public Finance; Labour and Human Resource Economics; International Economics; Monetary Economics).

(iv) DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Geography (with specialization in Regional Development and Planning; Rural Development; Transport Planning; Industrial Development, Urban and Regional Planning;Population Studies; Climatology; AgroClimatology; Geomorphology; Biogeography; Soil Geography; Land Resources Evaluation; Environmental Management; or Water Resources).

(v) DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE M.Sc.; M.Phil; Ph.D. Political Science (with specialization in Comparative Politics; International Relations; Political Economy).

(vi) DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Sociology. (with specialization in Industrial Sociology; Criminology; Medical Sociology).

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PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES

Applications are invited fromsuitably qualified candidates for admission into the under-listed Postgraduate Professional Degree Programmes of the University:

(a) Master of Business Administration (Executive) (MBA Executive)

(b) Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Full-Time or Part-Time)

(c) Masterof Geographic Information System (MGIS)

(d) Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)

(e) Master ofInternational Studies (MIS)

(f)Master of Public Administration (MPA)

(g) Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information System (PGDGIS)

(h) Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Executive

The duration of theprogramme shall normally bea minimum period of six (6) semesters, and a maximum period of ten (10) semesters.Students will attend lectures only on weekends. They are also expected to come in for two (2) weeks during long vacation for intensive academic work.

The available areas of specialization include:

Accounting, Marketing, Personnel Management, Finance, General Management, and Operations Management.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 24 calendar months and a maximum period of 36 calendar months for Full-Time; and a minimum period of 36 calendar monthsand a maximum period of 48 calendar months for Part-Time.

Areas of specialization include:

Accounting, Marketing, Personnel, Finance, General Management and OperationsManagement.

Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS)

The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18 calendar monthsand a maximum period of 24 calendar months.

This programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.

Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)

The durationof the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18 calendar monthsand a maximum period of 30 calendar months.

Areas of specialization include:

Labour Management Relations, Personnel and Human Resources Management; Industrial, Conflict and Dispute Resolution; and Labour Law.

This programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY. Master of International Studies (MIS)

The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 30 calendar monthsand a maximum period of 45 calendar months. Lectures hold fortnightly.

The available areas of specialization include:

International Economic Relations; Foreign Policy; Strategic Studies; Diplomacy and International Politics.

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months.

Areas of specialization include:

Public Finance, Budgeting, Personnel Management, Public Policy and Development Administration.

This programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.

Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information System (PGDGIS)

The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 12 months and a maximum period of 18 calendar months. This programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.

Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)

The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 30 calendar monthsand a maximum period of 45 calendar months.

The programme runs on weekends and fortnightly.

The available areas of specialization include:

International Economic Relations; Foreign Policy; Strategic Studies; Diplomacy and International Politics.

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)

The duration of the programme shall normally bea minimum of 12 calendar months and a maximum of 18 calendar months.

This programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.

ELIGIBILTY FOR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Candidates for admission into the MBA programme shall normally possess Bachelors degrees from a recognized University, with aminimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division).

Holders of professional qualifications such as ACA, ACMA, AIB, ACIS, CIBN, ACTS or HND (Upper Credit) must possess a Post-Graduate Diploma Certificate in Strategic Management from the University of Ilorin with aminimum average weighted score of 60%.

All candidates should have at least Five (5) Credit Passes at the Ordinary Level (O/L), including English Language and Mathematics, irrespective of field of study.

Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS)

Candidates for admission into the MGIS programme shall normally possess Bachelor¡¯s degrees from a recognized University with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division).

Holders of professional qualifications such as HND (Upper Credit) with a minimum of five years post-qualification experienceare also eligible to apply.

Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)

Candidates for admission into the MILR degree programme shall normally possess a honours degree of the University of Ilorin, or from any other recognized University.

Master of International Studies (MIS)

Candidates for admission into MIS Professional degree programme shall normally possess Bachelor¡¯s Degrees in any discipline with at leasta Second Class (Honours) from the University of Ilorin, or any other recognized University.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Candidates for admission into the MPA degree programme shall normally possess have a minimum of Third Class Honours degree inany discipline from the University of Ilorin, or any other recognized University.

Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information System (PGDGIS)

Candidates for admission into the GIS Postgraduate diploma programme shall normally possess a recognized Bachelor¡¯s Degree with at least a Third Class Honours orHND (Lower Credit) or their equivalent, in Geography, Environmental Science, the Sciences, other Social Sciences, Forestry, Engineering, Architecture, Town Planning, etc,.

Notwithstanding the above, candidates with substantial work experience who have attained managerial positions may still be considered for admission on individual merit.

Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)

Candidates for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD) programme shall normally possess Bachelor¡¯s Degrees in any discipline with a minimum of PASS grade from the University of Ilorin or any other recognized University or HNDwith at least a Lower Credit.

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)

Candidates for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM) should normally possess Bachelor¡¯s Degrees or Professional qualificationssuch as ICAN or HND certificate with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized Institutions.

4. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

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

DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE Ph.D. Library Science. 5. FACULTY OFEDUCATION

i. DEANS OFFICE Post Doctoral Diploma in Education (PDDE)

This is an online programme.

ii. DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES EDUCATION M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. in Educational Psychology; Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation; Sociology of Education; Arabic Education; Comparative Education; English Language Education; History and Policy of Education; Mother-Tongue Education; Religious Studies Education; Philosophy of Education; Social Studies Education; Curriculum Development.

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iii. DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELLOR EDUCATION M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Educational Guidance and Counselling.

iv. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT M.Ed. Educational Management Ph.D. Educational Management

v. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Physical Education (with specializations in Administration and Management of Physical Education and Sports; Curriculum and Teacher Education; Exercise Physiology). M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Health Education.

vi. DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Mathematics Education; Educational Technology; Curriculum Development; Science Education (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

6.
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING

i. M.Eng.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage; Agroclimatology; Farm Power and Machinery; Agricultural Mechanization; AgroProduct Food Processingand Storage; Agricultural Buildings and Environment.

ii. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING M.Eng.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Civil Engineering (with specialization in Structural Engineering and Materials; Transportation Engineering and Highway Materials; Water Resources and Environmental Engineering).

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING M.Eng.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Electrical Engineering.

iv. DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING M.Eng.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (with specialization in Applied Mechanics/Production; Thermofluid; Metallurgy)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

7. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

i. DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Anatomy

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY & PARASITOLOGY M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Medical Microbiology (with specialization in Medical Bacteriology; MedicalVirology; Medical Mycology). M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Medical Parasitology (with specialization in Medical Helminthology; Medical Entomology; Medical Protozoology).

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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Physiology(with specialization in Cardiovascular Physiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism; membrane Physiology; Neurosciences; Reproduction).

8.
FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

i. DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH Master ofCommunity Health (M.Comm.H.); Master of Public Health (MPH.); M.Phil.; Ph.D. Epidemiology and Community Health (with specializations in Tropical Public Health; Occupational and Environmental Health;

Health Management or Health Education).

9.
FACULTY OF LAW
LL.M.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Common Law (The Ph.D. is currently available only to academic staff of the University of Ilorin) LL.M.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Islamic Law

10.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE

i. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemistry, M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Biochemistry (with specialization in Enzymology;Nutritional Biochemistry; Toxicology; Parasite Biochemistry; Membrane Biochemistry, Environmental Biochemistry; Clinical Biochemistry; or Reproductive Biochemistry).

ii. DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Chemistry (with specialization in Inorganic; Organic; Physical; Analytical; Organometallic). M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry.

iii. DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY ANDMINERAL SCIENCES M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Geology (with specialization in Solid MineralExploration; Petroleum Geology & Sedimentology; or Engineering and Hydrogeology). Ph.D. Geology.(with specialization in Solid Mineral Exploration; Petroleum Geology & Sedimentology; or Engineering and Hydrogeology).

iv. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS M.Sc., M.Phil.; Ph.D. Mathematics (with specialization in Optimization; Fluid Mechanics; Analytical Dynamics; Numerical Analysis; Algebra; Complex Analysis; Real Analysis, Elasticity; Topology).

v. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY M.Sc.; Microbiology (with specialization in Microbial Physiology; Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary Microbiology;

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