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ALL ABOUT 2012/2013 UNILORIN POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

ADMISSIONS INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN THE 2012/2013 ACADEMIC SESSION

ADMISSIONS INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN THE 2012/2013 ACADEMIC SESSION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into various Postgraduate degree programmes of the University.

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

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, in addition to a research project report. M.Phil. and Ph.D. Degree Programmes are normally by research, except that 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 (i.e., every 12 calendar months, commencing from 2nd October to 30th September).


B. DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMMES

1. 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; Rural Development.

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 special emphasis on Animal Nutrition; Animal Breeding and Genetics)

M.Phil. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition; Animal Breeding and Genetics; Animal Production and Processing)

Ph.D. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition; Animal Breeding and Genetics; Animal Production and Processing)

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 ARABIC
M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Arabic.

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

iii. DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH
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

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

vi. DEPARTMENT OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
M.A.; Performing Arts (Drama; Music; or Dance)
M.Phil.; Performing Arts (Drama; Music; or Dance)
Ph.D. Performing Arts (Drama; Music; or Dance)

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

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

3. FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
(I). ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
(i) DEPARTMENT OF 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;

(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; or 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; Agro-Climatology; 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; Political Theory; International Relations; Political Economy).

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

(II). PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under-listed Postgraduate Professional Degree Programmes of the University:
(a) Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)
(b) Master of Business Administration (MBA)
(c) Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS)
(d) Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
(e) Master of International 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 the programme shall normally be a minimum of six (6) semesters, and a maximum of ten (10) semesters. Executive MBA students will attend lectures 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 a minimum period of 24 calendar months and a maximum period of 36 calendar months for Full-time; a minimum period of 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for Part-time. Areas of specialization include: Accounting, Marketing, Personnel, Finance, General Management and Operations Management.

Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months for full-time candidates ONLY.

Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 30 calendar months for Full-Time only. Areas of specialization include: Labour Management Relations, Personnel and Human Resources Management; Industrial, Conflict and Dispute Resolution; and Labour Law.

Master of International Studies (MIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 30 calendar months and 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.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months for Full-time only. Areas of specialization include: Public Finance, Budgeting, Personnel Management, Public Policy and Development Administration.

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 for Full-time candidates only.

Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 30 calendar months and 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 be a minimum of 12 calendar months and a maximum of 18 calendar months for Full-time candidates only.

ELIGIBILTY FOR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Candidates for admission into the MBA programme should normally possess Bachelor’s degrees from a recognized University with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division). Holders of professional qualifications of 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 a minimum 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 should 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 experience are also eligible to apply.

Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
Candidates for admission into MILR the degree programme must 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 should normally possess Bachelor‘s Degrees in any discipline with at least a 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 must have a honours degree in any 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 must normally possess a recognized Bachelor’s Degree with at least a Third Class Honours or HND (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 must 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 HND with 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 qualifications such 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.

5. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
i. DEAN’S 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; and Curriculum Development.

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 (Not available in the 2011/2012 academic session)

v. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION
M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Physical Education (with options in Administration and Management of Physical Education and Sports. Curriculum and Teacher Education or 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 Engineering (with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage; Agroclimatology; Post-Harvest Engineering-Crop Processing Engineering and Crop Storage Engineering; Farm Power Machinery-Agricultural Mechanization; Soil and Tillage; or Design of Machinery and Equipment).

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).

iii. 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 Production; Thermofluid; Metallurgy)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
7. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
i. DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Anatomy

ii. DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY & PARASITOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Medical Microbiology; Medical Parasitology.

iii DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Physiology.

8. FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES
i. DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Master of Community 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 available for now to only academic staff of the University of Ilorin)
LL.M.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Islamic Law


10. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
i. DEPARTMENT OF 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
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Chemistry (with specialization in Inorganic; Organic; Physical; Analytical; and Environmental Chemistry; or Industrial Chemistry).
M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry.

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

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 or Topology).

v. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
M.Sc.; Microbiology (with specialization in Microbial Physiology; Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary Microbiology; Plant Pathology; or Mycology).
M.Phil.; Ph.D. Microbiology (with specialization in Microbial Physiology; Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology, Medical and Veterinary Microbiology).

vi. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Physics (with specialization in Space Physics and Radio Propagation; Communication Physics; Solar Energy; Materials Science and Solid State Physics; Theoretical Physics; Geophysics; Atmospheric Physics; or Meteorology).

vii. DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Plant Biology (with specialization in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry; Biosystematics and Cytogenetics; Applied Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Anatomy; Plant Taxonomy; Plant Diversity and Environmental Management, Algology or Bryology).

viii. DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS); M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Statistics

ix. DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Zoology (with specialization in Entomology; Fisheries; or Parasitology).

C. ELIGIBILTY FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
1. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science must satisfy one of the following:
(a) a minimum of first degree from a recognized University in Science, Engineering, Social Science or Humanities disciplines.

(b) HND in Computer Science or Engineering from recognized Polytechnics with a minimum of Lower Credit; and

(c) 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.

2. Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics must satisfy one of the following:
(i) A minimum of an honour’s degree from a recognized University in any of Science and Social Science disciplines;

(ii) HND in Statistics from a recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower Credit.

3. Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management (PGDEM) should be:

(i) graduates of the University of Ilorin and those of any other recognized Universities approved by Senate, and

(ii) Higher National Diploma (H.N.D.) holders with Upper Credit and at least, three years work experience.

In addition to the above requirements, 5 O/Level Credit Passes including English Language and Mathematics are compulsory for all candidates applying for the above three Postgraduate Diploma programmes.

4. Candidates for admission into the PDDE programme should normally possess Ph.D. degrees in any discipline other than Education.

5. Applicants for the academic Master degree programmes who are graduates of the University of Ilorin and other recognized Universities, must have a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Upper 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 was obtained, ALL candidates must apply early for their official Bachelor’s degree academic transcript to be sent to the Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, before the expiration of the stated deadline.

6. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree programme must 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. Regardless of the Institution where the Master’s degree was obtained, ALL candidates must apply early for their official Master degree academic transcripts to be sent to the Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, for the purpose of this admission and before the expiration of the stated deadline. All candidates must have 5 O/L credit passes, including English Language and Mathematics or pass in Mathematics, where applicable.

7. 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.

D. APPLICATION FEES
Application fee for all programmes is N25,000.00 only, for Applicants within Nigeria or $200 only, for International Applicants.


E. DATES AND VENUES OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
A three-hour qualifying examination for all applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer-Science and those seeking admissions into Master degree programmes, will be held on Saturday, 16th June, 2012, at 8.30a.m. at the following venues:

FACULTY OF ARTS LECTURE HALLS AND
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE THEATRE -
For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION LECTURE THEATRE - For candidates seeking admissions into Faculties of Education, Agriculture, Communication and Information Sciences.

LECTURE THEATRE I, NEW SCIENCE LECTURE THEATRE & ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE
For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculties of Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Engineering & Technology, and Science.

NOTE: 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
For details on method of application, visit the University of Ilorin website: http://www.unilorin.edu.ng and click on the Unilorin Adverts on the home page, or http://www.unilorin.edu.ng/pgschool/. Application Forms are to be completed on-line and will close on Monday, 11th June 2012. Note that the latest date for receipt of supporting documents is Friday, 29th June 2012. Successful applicants would be notified by e-mail.


Olufolake O. Oyeyemi (Mrs.)
Registrar

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