Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into University of Abuja Postgraduate programmes for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

The University of Abuja, offers programmes leading to the award of:

Postgraduate Diploma in Education [PGDE], Business Administration [PGDBA], Public Administration [PGDPA], Banking and Finance [PGDBF] and Environmental Planning and Protection [PGDEPP], Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies.

  • Master of Arts (M.A Arts), Master of Education [M.Ed], Master of Science [M.Sc], Master of Law [LL.M], Master of Public Administration [MPA], Master of Philosophy [M.Phil] and Master of Environmental Planning and Protection [MEPP] and
    Doctorate [PhD] in various areas of specialization in the listed Faculties and Departments.

General Admission Requirements

A candidate for Postgraduate studies in the University of Abuja must have obtained at least five [5] credits in WASC, NECO, GCE [Ordinary Level] or their equivalents, including English and Mathematics.

Candidates applying for the MA, MEd and M.Sc degree programme in any field must have obtained a Bachelors Degree with at least second class lower in the relevant discipline.

A candidate applying for Ph.D in any programme of the University of Abuja must have obtained a weighted average score of 60% (4 points) or letter grade ‘B’ average performance in the Masters degree.

A candidate applying for the Ph.D with a Master’s degree from any other university, who in his/her Master’s study has not previously taken the compulsory courses or their equivalents, similar to the ones in the University of Abuja, shall on admission, be required to offer and pass such courses with a minimum of 60% (4 points) or a letter grade ‘B’.

Candidates seeking for admission into any of the Postgraduate Diploma programmes must possess a University degree with minimum grade of third class or HND with a minimum grade of lower credit in the relevant subject area with three (3) years post qualification experience.

Faculty of Arts

Department of History 4 Diplomatic Studies:

Nigerian and African History – M.A, M.Phil/Ph.D & Ph.D.
Diplomatic Studies M.A, M.Phil/Ph.D & Ph.D.
Postgraduate Diploma in History and Diplomatic Studies.

Department of Theatre Arts:

Postgraduate Diploma in Media Arts.
Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre Arts
M.A in Media Arts
M.A in Theatre Arts
Ph.D in Media Arts
Ph.D in Theatre Arts

Department of English:

English Literature – MA, Ph.D
English Language – M.A, Ph.D

Faculty of Education

Department of Educational Management:

M.Ed. Educational Administration and Planning
Ph.D Educational Administration and Planning

Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology:
Educational Psychology:

Master of Education [M.Ed.] Education Psychology
Master of Philosophy [M.Phil] Educational Psychology
Ph.D – Educational Psychology

Guidance and Counseling:

Master of Education [M.Ed] Guidance and Counseling
Master of Philosophy [M.Phil.] – Guidance and Counseling
Ph.D – Guidance and Counseling
Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] Guidance and Counseling

Department of Arts and Social Science Education [ASSE]:

Postgraduate Diploma in Education – PGDE
Curriculum Studies – M.Ed & Ph.D
Language Education – M.Ed & Ph.D
Social Studies Education – M.Ed & Ph.D

Department of Science and Environmental Education:

Postgraduate Diploma in Education [PG DE]
Master of Education [MEd.]
Master of Philosophy [M.Phil.]
Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]

Faculty of Law

LL.M – Master of Law
Ph.D – Doctor of Philosophy in Law

Faculty of Management Sciences

Department of Accounting:

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting & Finance (M.Sc. Accounting & Finance)

Business Administration Department:

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)
Master of Science in Business Administration (M.Sc. Bus. Administration)

Public Administration Department:

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Sciences in Public Administration (M.Sc. Pub. Admin.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Faculty of Science

Dept. of Biological Sciences:

M.Sc. – Food Microbiology
M.Sc. – Industrial Microbiology
M.Sc. – Environmental Microbiology
Ph.D – Food Microbiolgy
Ph.D – Industrial Microbiology
Ph.D – Environmental Microbiology
M.Sc – Biology [Environmental]
M.Sc. – Botany [Biodiversity]
M.Sc. – Zoology [Parasitology]
M.Sc. – Zoology [Fisheries]
Ph.D – Biology [Environmental]
Ph.D – Botany [Biodiversity]
Ph.D – Zoology [Parasitology]
Ph.D – Zoology [Fisheries]

Department of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry:

M.Sc. Physical Chemistry
Ph.D Physical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry:

M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
Ph.D Organic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry:

M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry
Ph.D Inorganic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry:

M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry
Ph.D Analytical Chemistry

Department of Physics:

M.Sc./Ph.D – Experimental Solid State Physics
M.Sc./Ph.D – Theoretical Solid State Physics
M.Sc./Ph.D – Applied Geophysics

Faculty of Social Science

Department of Economics:

Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDB&F)
Masters in Financial Economics [MFE]
M.Sc. Economics
Ph.D Economics

Department of Political Sciences:

Postgraduate Diploma in Political Sciences [PGDPS]
Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy{MIRD]
Master of Science [M. Sc. Political Sciences specialization] in:

International Relations
Political Economy and Development Studies
Policy Analysis

Ph.D in all areas listed below:

Doctor of Philosophy Degree [Ph.D] in Political Science with specialization in:
International Relations
Political Economy
Policy Analysis

Department of Sociology:

M.Sc./Ph.D – Gender
M.Sc./Ph.D – Development
M.Sc./Ph.D – Industrial
M.Sc./ Ph.D – Criminology
M.Sc/Ph.D – Demography
M.Sc./Ph.D – Medical
Postgraduate Diploma in Intercultural Conflicts & Communications.
Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies.

Department of Geography and Environmental Management:

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Planning & Protection (PGDEPP).
Masters in Environmental Planning and Protection (MEPP).
Master of Science [M.Sc] Geography with specialization in:
Environmental Resources Planning
Population and Manpower Planning
Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D]
Environmental Resources Planning
Population and Manpower Planning

Centre for Gender Security Studies and Youth Advancement

Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies (Part-time)
M.A Gender Studies (Part-time)

Institute of Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (Part-time)

Application Closing Date
9th July, 2015.

Method of Application
Interested candidates can obtain application forms at any of the following banks:

Unity Bank Gwagwalada Branch,
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Gwagwalada and,
First Bank, University of Abuja Main Campus, Airport Road.

The form cost Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) each.

Note: The sale of application forms will close on 28th May, 2015.

Candidates are to request their former institutions to indicate the course/department for/to which they applied, while sending academic transcripts to the University. Completed referees’ forms and academic transcripts should reach the Secretary, Postgraduate School, University of Abuja, P.M.B. 117, Abuja not later than 11th June, 2015.

Completed application forms with [attached] relevant credentials are to be sent to:

The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
University of Abuja,
P.M.B. 117,

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