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Unilorin Postgraduate Form 2019/20 Admission is Out

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into various University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Postgraduate degree programmes for the 2019/2020 academic session.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only Courses available for the session are advertised and as such candidates are advised to select courses available in this advertisement.
– Candidates are advised to PRINT out the advertisement and STUDY thoroughly before COMMENCING the application procedure.


1. 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 60 calendar months for full-time candidates OR a minimum period of 48 calendar months and a maximum period of 72 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 18 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.


General Requirements:
i. All Certificates shall be available at the point of purchasing the application form, including the National Youth Service Corp DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE OR EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE.
ii. Candidates are expected to submit their application forms on line together with the scanned copies of their credentials.
iii. 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 Friday, 10th May, 2019 and Friday 28th, June, 2019 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.
iv. All candidates must have 5 O/L Credit passes, including English Language and Mathematics.
v. 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.
vi. 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.
vii. 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.
viii. 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).
ix. 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.
x. 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
i. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science shall satisfy one of the following:
a. a minimum of first degree in any of the following disciplines from a recognised University: Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences or the Humanities.
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.
ii. Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics shall satisfy one of the following: a. A minimum of an honour’s degree from a recognized University in any of Science and Social Science disciplines;
b. HND in Statistics from a recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower Credit.
iii. The M.A. Peace and Security Studies is OPEN ONLY to participant of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) of the Institute of Security Studies, Abuja. The M.A. Peace and Strategic Studies 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.
iv. The M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is OPEN ONLY to participant of  the Natural Water Institute, Kaduna.


i. Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Agricultural Economics (with specialization in Agricultural Economics)
ii. Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
iii. Department of Agronomy
M.Sc.; Agronomy (with specialization in General Agronomy, Horticulture; Plant
Breeding Genetics, Weed Science, Crop Physiology, Crop Production).
M.Phil/Ph.D., Ph.D. Agronomy with specialization in General Agronomy, Horticulture,
Crop Production, Plant Breeding and Genetics 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).
M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Soil Science (with specialization in Genetics, Soil Science,
Pedology, Soil Survey and Land Use, Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry)
iv. Department of Crop Protection
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Crop Protection (with specialization in Entomology; Phyto -Pathology).
v. 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, Monogastric Nutrition, Ruminant
Nutrition, Animal Products and Processing and Toxicology).
vi. 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).

i. Department of Arabic
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Languages.
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Literature.
ii. Department of English
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. English Language
M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. Literature–in–English
iii. Department of French
M.A.; Ph.D. Literature-in-French
M.A.; French Language
iv. 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
v. 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).
vi. 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.; Ph.D. Islamic Studies
vii. Department of History and International Studies
M.A. History and International Studies.
viii. 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)
M.A. Peace and Security Studies; M.A. Peace and Strategic Studies.

i. 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).
ii. Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Medical Microbiology and Parasitology (with specialization in Bacteriology,
Virology, Mycology, Parasitology)
iii. Department of Physiology
M.Sc.; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Physiology (with specialization in Cardiovascular
Physiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism; Membrane Physiology; Neurophysiology).
iv. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Pharmacology

i. 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, Health Management).
ii. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
M.Sc. Tropical Paediatrics
Ph.D. Tropical Paediatrics.

i. Department of Computer Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS).
ii. Department of Library and Information Science
Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS)
Ph.D. Library and Information Science
iii. Department of Mass Communication
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Mass Communication (with specialization in Print Journalism, Broadcast
Journalism and Public Relation & Advertising).

i. 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).
ii. 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).
M.Ed. Public Health Education (M.PHE) (with specialization in Drug Education, Primary
Health care, Community Health Education, Reproductive and Family Health, Safety
Health Education).
i. 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 Education and Sports, Sports Exercise and Sport
Science, Recreation and Tourism).
ii. Department of Science Education
M.Ed.; Science Education (with specialization in Physics);
M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Curriculum Development in Science Education, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics Education.
iii. Department of Social Sciences Education
M.Ed., M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. Social Studies Education
M.Ed., M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. Curriculum Development
M.Ed., M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Educational Psychology
M.Ed., M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Sociology of Education
vi. Department of Arts Education
M.Ed. History & Policy of Education
M.Ed. Philosophy of Education
vii. Department of Counsellor Education
M.Ed.; Ph.D.; Educational Guidance and Counselling
viii. Department of Educational Management
M.Ed. Educational Management.

i. 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
M.Phil./Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (with specialization in Farm
Power and Machinery Engineering, Soil and Water conservation).
Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation, Irrigation
and Drainage, Agro-Production & Food Engineering).
ii. Department of Chemical Engineering
M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (with specialization in Polymer
Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Process
iii. Department of Civil Engineering
M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management
iv. Department of Mechanical Engineering
M.Eng. 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)

i. Department of Architecture
M.Sc. (Arch) Masters of Architecture
i. Department of Common Law
LL.M; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Common Law.
ii Department of Islamic Law
LL.M; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Islamic Law.
i. Department of Biochemistry
M.Sc. Biochemistry.
Ph.D. Biochemistry (with specialization in Enzymology, Nutritional Biochemistry,
Biochemical Toxicology, Parasite Biochemistry, Membrane Biochemistry, Environmental
Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry Reproductive Biochemistry and Invertebrate
ii. Department of Microbiology
M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.;. Ph.D. Microbiology (with specialization in Industrial
Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary Microbiology Microbial
iii Department of Plant Biology
PGD; M.Sc., M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Plant Biology (with specialization in Plant Anatomy
and Wood Technology, Plant Taxonomy, Lower Plants, Environmental Botany,
Biosystematics and Cytogenetics, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.
iv. Department of Zoology
M.Sc. Zoology (with specialization in Cell Biology and Animal Genetics, Entomology,
Fisheries and Hydrobiology, Parasitology).
Ph.D. Zoology (with specialization in Entomology, Fisheries and Hydrobiolgy and

i. Department of Business Administration
M.Sc.; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Business Administration (with specialization in General
Management, Marketing Management, Human Resources Management, Operation

i. Department of Mathematics
M.Sc., M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Mathematics (with specialization in Optimization; Fluid
Mechanics; Analytical Dynamics; Numerical Analysis; Complex Analysis; Mathematical
ii. Department of Chemistry
Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry.
M.Sc; Chemistry (with specialization in Physical/Inorganic; Organic; Analytical/
M.Phil/Ph.D. Chemistry (with specialization in Physical; Inorganic, Analytical/
Environmental, Organic).
Ph. D. Chemistry (with specialization in Physical, Inorganic, Analytical/Environmental, Organic).
iii. 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, Applied Physical/Petroleum Chemistry, Applied Inorganic Chemistry,
Material Chemistry).
iv. Department of Physics
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Physics (with specialization in Solar Radiation and Atmospheric Physics,
Ionospheric and Communication Physics, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics).
v. Department of Statistics
Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS) (with specialization in Design of Exponent,
Sample Survey, Biostatistics, Quality Control, Categorical Data Analysis).
M.Sc.; Statistics (with specialization in Statistical Quality Control, Biostatistics, Sample
Survey and Demography, Multivariate Analysis, Econometrics, Mathematical Statistics,
Experimental Design).
M.Phil./Ph.D.;. Ph.D. (with specialization in Quality Control, Biostatistics, Sample
Survey and Demography, Survival Analysis).
vi. Department of Geology and Mineral Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma Geology (with specialization in Petroleum Geology/
Sedimentology, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Solid Minerals Exploration and
Mining, Applied Geophysic).
M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Geology (with specialization in Petroleum Geology,
Sedimentology, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Solid Minerals Exploration and
Mining, Applied Geophysics).

i. Department of Economics
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Economics (with specialization in Development Economics, Health
Economics, International Trade and Finance, Monetary Economics, Public Finance and
Transportation Economics).
ii. Department of Political Science
M.Sc.; Ph.D. Political Science (with specialization in Comparative Politics and
International Relations).
iii. Department of Sociology
M.Sc.; Sociology (with specialization in Industrial Sociology; Criminology; Medical Sociology).
iv. 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).


Application fee for all programmes is N25, 000.00 only for Applicants within Nigeria OR $200.00 only for International Applicants.


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, 7th July, 2018, at 8.30a.m prompt in the following venues:

(i) FACULTY OF ARTS NEW LECTURE THEATRE:- For candidate 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 candidate seeking admission into the Faculty.

PLEASE NOTE: July 6th, 2019 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.


Application fee for all programmes is N25, 000.00 only for Applicants within Nigeria OR $200.00 only for International Applicants.

Application Forms are to be completed on-line via https://uilpgportal.unilorin.edu.ng/pg_app.php and will close on Saturday, 29th June, 2019.

Note that the latest date for receipt of supporting documents is Wednesday, 31st July 2019. Successful applicants would be notified by e-mail.

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