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UNN Postgraduate Form 2021/2022 Admission is now Available

University of Nigeria UNN Postgraduate Form 2021/2022 Session Admission is Out.

The Unn postgraduate form 2021 released. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), invites applications from all qualified candidates for admission into postgraduate programmes in leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in the areas of specialization indicated under each Department/ Institute /Centre as follows for the 2021/2022 academic session:

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes
A. Department of Agricultural Economics
Farm Management and Production Economics; Agricultural Marketing and Agri-business; Agricultural Finance and Project Analysis; Agricultural Cooperative and Resources; Environmental Economics.

The Department of Agricultural Economics also offers PGD programme in Co-operative Studies; Farm Management and Production Economics; Agribusiness and Marketing.

Departments of Food Science and Technology, Crop Science, Animal Science, Agricultural Extension and Soil Science, offer Postgraduate Diploma Programmes.

B. Department of Animal Science

Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry; Animal Production; Animal Physiology; Animal Breeding and Genetics.

C. Department of Crop Science
PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D.

Crop Physiology Economic Entomology; Crop Production; Forage Crops; Hematology; Ornamental Horticulture; Plant Breeding and Genetics; Plant Pathology; Tropical Fruits and Plantation Crops; Vegetable Crops; Weed Science.

D.    Department of Agricultural Extension

Agricultural Administration; Agricultural Communication; Agricultural Extension Education; Agricultural Planning and Evaluation; Rural Sociology.

E.     Department of Food Science and Technology

Food Chemistry and Analysis; Animal Production Technology; Fruits and Vegetable Processing Technology; Quality Control and Assurance; Cereals, Pulses, Legumes and Tuber Processing Technology; Food Biotechnology; Food Engineering and Processing.

F.     Department of Home Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes

Family and Child Studies; Home Management (Family Resource Management); Hospitality and Institutional Management; Interior Decoration and Design; Food and Nutrition; Textile, Clothing and Fashion Design.

G.    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes

 Dietetics; Community and Public Health Nutrition; Human and Experimental Nutrition

H.    Department of Soil Science

Soil Genesis Survey and Classification;Remote Sensing, Environmental Impact Assessment and Land Evaluation; Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy; Soil Fertility and Management; Soil Physics and Conservation; Soil Biology and Biochemistry.


PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. degree programmes

A.    Department of Archaeology and Tourism (PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. Programmes)

Paleolithic Studies; Iron Age Archaeology; Origins of Food Production and Urbanization; and Cultural Resource Management (Museum or Tourism Option).

B.     Department of English and Literary Studies (PGD, M.A and Ph.D.)

English as a second Language (ESL); English Language; Literature; and Comparative Studies and Literature; Oral Literature.

C.    Department of Fine and Applied Arts

Ph.D. Art History; Ph.D. Art Education; Ph.D. Art Administration and Management; Ph.D. Fine Arts and Design (with specialization in Painting, Print Making; Sculpture-Visual Communication Design; Textile Design; Fashion Design; Ceramics).

M.F.A. with specialization in Painting; Print Making; Sculpture; Textile Design; Fashion Design; Ceramics; Communication Art and Design (Options: Graphic Design and Advertizing; Product Design; Web Design and New Media); Film Making and Photography.

M.A. Art History: Traditional African Art; Modern African Art; Asian Oriental Art; African-American Art.

M.A. Art Education; M.A. Art Administration and Management

PGD in Fine and Applied Arts.

D.    Department of Foreign Languages and Literary Studies (MA programme)

African Literature in French; Caribbean Literature in French; Translation.

The Department also offers Ph.D programmes in the following areas of specialization:

African Literature in French; Caribbean Literature in French; German Literature.

E.     Department of History and International Studies (PGD, M.A. and Ph.D.)

Political History; Economic History; Social History; International Studies

F.     Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages (M.A, Ph.D)

Linguistics; African Languages; Literature in African Languages; and Translation and Interpretation).

The Department offers Ph.D. in the following areas of specialization:

Linguistics; African Languages and Literature.

G.    Department of Mass Communication

PGD, M.A and Ph.D.

Multimedia and Journalism; Broadcasting/Electronic Media; Public Relations; Advertising and Marketing Communications; Communication Advocacy; Development Communication; Population Communication.

H.    Department of Music

Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM):

African Music Industry; Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management; Music Education; Research; Composition and Musical Instrument Technology.

MA Degree Programme:

Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management; Music Education; Research; Composition and Musical Instrument Technology.

Ph.D Degree Programme in the following areas:

African Music; Music Education; Composition; Musicology; Music Performance and Musical Instrument Technology; Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management; Research and Musical Instrument Technology.

I.       Department of Theatre and Film Studies

(M.A and Ph.D.

Acting and Directing; Dramatic Theory and Criticism; Applied Theatre; Playwriting; African and Caribbean Drama and Theatre; Film and Media Arts Studies; Performance Studies; Scenography; Theatre and Cultural Administration.


M.Sc and Ph.D degree programmes in following Departments:

A.    Department of Human Anatomy

Gross Anatomy; Neuroanatomy; Histology; Embryology; Reproductive Technologies; Anatomical Science Education; Forensic Biology; Cell Biology; Biological Anthropology.

B.     Human Physiology

Blood; Cardiovascular System; Renal Physiology; Endocrinology; Reproduction; Developmental Programming; Neurophysiology.

C.       Medical Biochemistry

Biochemical and Molecular Parasitology; Enzymology; Micronutrients and Molecular Toxicology; Molecular Nutrition and Food Research; and Clinical Biochemistry.


M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following Departments:

A.    Department of Biochemistry

Environmental Biochemistry; Enzymology; Industrial Biochemistry& Biotechnology; Medical Biochemistry; Nutritional Biochemistry; Molecular Biology; Pharmacological Biochemistry;ProteinChemistry; Lipid Biochemistry; Plant  Biochemistry.

B.     Department of Microbiology

Brewing Science and Technology (PGD); Medical Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.); Environmental Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.); Food/Industrial Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.); and Brewing Science and Technology (M.Sc).

C.    Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D

Biosystematic/Taxonomy; Palynology/Palaeoecology; Plant Anatomy; Plant Physiology; Ecophysiology; Plant Pathology/Mycology; Genetics and Plant Breeding; Plant Ecology; Environmental Botany/Economic Botany; Plant Biotechnology; Algal Biotechnology; Fungal Biotechnology; Bagel Biotechnology; Aquatic Botany; Phycology/Limnology (Aquatic Ecology); and Ethnomedicine/ Phytomedicine.

D.    Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology

(M.Sc. and (Ph.D.)

Animal and Environme; Parasitology and Public Health;  Entomology and Forensic Sciences; Fishery Science and Aquaculture;  Hydrobiology/Aquatic Sciences;  Ecology and Environmental Biology; Animal Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.


PGD, MBA, M.Sc and Ph.D. programmes

A.    Department of Accountancy

Financial Accounting; Management Accounting, Auditing and Investigation; Taxation Laws and Accounts; Public Sector Accounting; Management Information System.

B.  Department of Banking and Finance
PGD and MBA Banking; Finance
M.Sc and Ph.D Finance; Banking and Credit Risk Management; Banking/Finance and Economic Development; Risk Management in Financial Institutions.

C. Department of Management                     

Administrative Theory and Practice; Human Resources Management; Production and Operations Management; Analytical Techniques; Corporate Strategy and Business Policy; Project Management and Feasibility Analysis; and Comparative Management Systems.

D. Department of Marketing

Marketing Communications; Physical Distribution and Channel Management; Industrial Marketing; Consumer-Buyer Behaviour; and International Marketing, Strategic Marketing.  The Department of Marketing also offers executive M.Sc. degree programme in Public Relations.


PGDE, PGDL, M.Ed. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:

A.    Department of Adult Education & Extra Mural Studies

Adult Education Administration; Community Development; Extension & Distance Education.

B.     Department of Arts Education

Curriculum Studies; Language Education; Educational Technology; Comparative & International Education; Music Education; Fine & Applied Arts Education; Moral Education; Religious Education.

C.    The Department of Educational Foundations

Childhood Education; Educational Psychology; Guidance &Counselling; History of Education; Philosophy of Education; Sociology of Education; Special Education.

D.    Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education

Public Health Education; School Health Education; Mental and Emotional Health Education; Occupational and Industrial Health Education; Administration and Management of Physical Education and Sports; Curriculum and Physical Education Teacher Education; Psychology of Sports; Sociology of Sports; Recreation and Tourism; Exercise Physiology; Adapted Physical Education. For PGD: (a) Health Education (PGDHE); (b) Human Kinetics and Sports Studies (PGDHKS).

E.     Department of Library & Information Science

PGDL, M.L.S and Ph.D. Degree Programmes

F.     Department of Science Education

Educational Research Methodology; Mathematics Education; Physics Education; Chemistry Education; Biology Education; Measurement & Evaluation, and Integrated Science Education.

PGD Science Education  with the following options:

Biology Option; Chemistry Option; Integrated Science Option; Mathematics Option and Physics Option.

G.    Department of Social Science Education

Economics Education; Political Science Education; Population & Family Life Education; Geographical & Environmental Education; and Social Studies Education.

Postgraduate Diploma programmes in the Faculty of Education are domiciled as follows:  (PGDE) in Educational Foundations; PGDL in Library & Information Science; Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Education domiciled in the Department of Social Science Education. 


M.Sc., M.Engr. And Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:

A.    Department of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering: (M.Engr and Ph.D)

Power Systems, Machinery and Mechatronic Engineering; Soil and Water Resources Engineering; Food and Bioprocess Engineering; Structures and Environmental Control Engineering; Biomass and Renewable Energy Engineering; Aqua Cultural Engineering; Forest Engineering; Ecological Engineering.

B.     Department of Civil Engineering (PGDCE, M.Sc., M.Engr, Ph.D)

Structural Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Water Resources Engineering; Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering; Materials & Construction; and Highway Engineering.

C.    Department of Electrical Engineering (M.Engr. and Ph.D)

Power Electronics, Drives and New System; Electrical Machine and Drives; Electromagnetic Fields and Application; Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering; and Automatic Control Systems.

D.    Department of Electronic Engineering (M.Sc, M.Engr and Ph.D)

Communications; Digital and Computer Electronics.  Currently, the Department of Electronics Engineering has no facilities in the area of Control Systems.

E. Department of Mechanical Engineering (PGD, M.Sc., M.Engr., Ph.D.)

Materials Technology and Mechanics; Fluid Mechanics and Gas Dynamics; Design and Production Technology; Industrial Engineering and Management.

F. Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (PGD, M.Sc, M.Engr., Ph.D)

Chemical/Process Metallurgy (Minerals Processing, Extraction of Metals, Corrosion, Metallurgical Process Development, Modern Coating)

Physical/Mechanical Metallurgy (Welding, Failure Analysis, Heat Treatment of Metals, Metal Working, Fracture Mechanism, Dislocation Mechanism)

Materials Engineering (Nano-Technology, Composites, Polymer, Biomaterials, Nuclear Materials, Ceramics and Refractory, Electronic and Magnetic Materials)

The Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offer PGDprogrammes.


PGD, M.Sc., M.Arch.and Ph.D. Programmes in the following Departments:

A.    Departments of Architecture

Architectural Design; Architectural Science and Technology; Housing; Construction Management; Architectural History and Theory; Sustainable Design; Architectural Conservation; Architectural Practice and Management; Industrial Design; Landscape Architecture Design; Urban Design, Computer Aided Design/Technology and Media Architecture and Interior Design.

B.     Department of Estate Management (PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D. and Master in Real Estate (MRE) Programmes)

Valuation; Feasibility/Viability Appraisals; Taxation, Facility and Property Management; Development and Utilization and Land Resources inclusive of Estate and Interests tread as strongly rooted in Philosophical and Socio-economic foundations of their Relationship to man, society and environment.

C.    Department of Geoinformatics& Surveying (PGD, M.Sc., MGIT and Ph.D.)

Land Surveying; Geodesy; Protogrammetry; Remote Sensing; Hydrography; Cartography; Geographic Information System (GIS); Land Information Management (LIM).

D.    Department of Urban & Regional Planning (M.Sc, MURP and Ph.D.)

Traffic and Transportation Planning;Tourism Planning and Development;Conservation/Preservation;Housing and Community Development;Recreation Facility Planning; Social Services and Planning;Regional/Rural Development Planning;Land Use and Development control; Urban Design; Environmental Planning and Management.


A.    Department of Health Administration & Management

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D Health Economics; Health Management & Policy.

B.     Department of Medical Laboratory Science

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D Clinical Chemistry; Hematology; Histopathology; Microbiology; and Immunology.

C.  Department of Medical Radiography & Radiological Sciences

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D Medical Imaging with options in;
·  Medical Ultrasound
·  Computerized Tomography(CT)
·  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
·  Nuclear medicine
·   Conventional Radiography

Radiation Therapy and Oncology; Radiation and Environmental Protection; Radiography Education; Radiology Administration and Management.

E.     Department of Medical Rehabilitation

M.Sc M.Sc/Ph.D  and Ph.D

Cardio-Pulmonary Physiotherapy; Neurological Physiotherapy; Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy; Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy; Women’s Health Physiotherapy; Paediatric Physiotherapy; Community Physiotherapy.

F.     Department of Nursing Sciences

M.Sc and Ph.D

Maternal & Child Health Nursing; Medical Surgical Nursing; Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing; Nursing Administration & Management; Community Health Nursing; and Nursing Education.


LL.M. and Ph.D.  Degree programmes in the following Departments:

A.    Department of Commercial and Corporate Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas:  Law of Business Organization; Banking; Investment and Capital Market; Law of Commercial Transaction; Insurance Law; and Maritime.

B.     Department of Customary and Indigenous Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree progrqmmes in the following areas: Customary Jurisprudence; Customary Property Law; Indigenous Peoples in International Law.

C.       International and Corporate Law

LL.M degree programmes in the  following  areas:  Public and International Law; Law of International Institutions; International Environmental Law; International Economic Law; International Human Rights Law; and International Criminal Law.

D.    Department of  Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas: 

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory; Comparative Constitutionalism; International Criminal Law and Theory; Law and Development.

E.     Department of Private Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas: 

Laws Governing the Private Practice of Law, Civil Proceedings and Allied Professional Concerns; The Regulation of Private Investments, the Capital Market and Industrial Relations; Laws Pertaining to Personal and Familial Relations; International Business Law & Institutions; Private Law Theory

F.     Department of Property Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas:

Property and Fiscal Law; Law of International Finance and Commerce; Law of Corporations, Governance and Dispute Settlement

G.    Department of Public Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas: 

Administrative Law; Comparative Constitutional Law; Human Rights Law; Health Law and Policy; Humanitarian Law; Advanced Criminal Law.


A.    Department of Community Medicine

MPH degree programme is offered by the Department of Community Medicine in the following areas of specialization:

Epidemiology; Biostatistics & Population Studies; Health Care Studies; General Preventive & Health Communication Studies; Primary Health Care and Nutrition Studies.

B.   Department of Pharmacology &Therapeutics

M.Sc, Ph.D and MDdegree programmes.

Pharmacology; Toxicology; Statistics; Epidemiology

C.    Department of Medicine

M.Sc. and MD (Doctor of Medicine) are offered by the Department of Medicine in the following areas of specialization:

MD degree in Cardiology; Nephrology; Neurology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology); Rheumatology; Infectious Diseases; Clinical Pharmacology/Therapeutics and Dermatology.

M.Sc. degree in Cardiology; Nephrology; Neurology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology); Rheumatology; Infectious Diseases; Clinical Pharmacology/Therapeutics and Dermatology.


A. Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Management

M.Pharm and Ph.D

Pharmaceutical Services e.g. drug information services; Pharmacotherapy of various units e.g. oncology, cardiovascular, neurology; Ambulatory Care/Adult Medicine; Clinical Pharmacokinetics/biopharmaceutics; Hospital Pharmacy; Pharmaceutical care; Social Pharmacy/Behavioural Pharmacy; Pediatric Pharmacy; Hematology; Pharmacy Practice Management; Infectious Diseases; Public Health Pharmacy; Pharmacoeconomics/ Pharmacoepidemicology; Social Pharmacy/Behavioural Pharmacy; Pediatric Pharmacy; Hematology; Pharmacy Management; and Infectious Diseases.

B.     Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry

M. Pharm, M.Sc and Ph.D

Natural Products Chemistry; Drug Metabolism; and Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

C.    Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology

PGD, M. Pharm, M.Sc, Ph.D Programmes

Fermentation and General Pharmaceutical Microbiology; Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Genetics and Immunology; Sterilization and Disinfection; Microbial Ecology; Sterile Products Formulation; Chemotherapy

D. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy

M. Pharm and Ph.D Programmes

Powder and Tablet Technology; Dispersed Systems and Semi-Solids; Bipharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics; Parenteral Dosage form Technology; Industrial Pharmacy.

D.    Department of Pharmaceutics

M.Sc, M.Pharm and Ph.D Programmes

Physical Pharmaceutics; Compounding; Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology; Dispensing; and Pharmacy practices.

F.  Department of Pharmacognosy and Environmental Medicine

M.Pharm, M.Sc, Ph.D Programmes in the following areas:

Phytochemistry; Biomedicinal Chemistry; Ethnobotany; Phytopharmacology; Drug Evaluation and Quality Control

G.  Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

M.Pharm, M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Autonomic Pharmacology; Neuropharmacology; Biochemical Pharmacology; Chemotherapy; Clinical Pharmacology; Toxicology; Cardiovascular Pharmacology; Natural product Pharmacology; General Pharmacology.


A.    Department of Computer Science

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes

Systems Engineering; Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Computer Networks; Theoretical Computer Science; Data communication

B.  Department of Geology

(M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes in the following areas): Economic Geology and Geochemistry; Engineering Geology/Environmental Geology; Applied Geophysics; Hydrogeology/Environmental Geology; Mineralogy and Petrology; Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy; Petroleum Geoscience; Stratigraphy and Sedimentology; Structural Geology.  

C. Department of Physics & Astronomy

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Condensed Matter Physics; Medical Physics; Theoretical High Energy Physics; Solid Earth Geophysics; Astronomy; Atmospheric Physics; Solar Energy Physics/ Materials Science.

D.    Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Inorganic Chemistry; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Fossil Fuel (Petroleum, Coal and Natural gas) Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Industrial Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry.

E.     Department of Mathematics

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Pure Mathematics; Applied Mathematics

F.     Department of Statistics

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Probability; Inference; Design of Experiments/Analysis; Sample Survey/Demography; Stochastic Processes/Time Series; Statistical Computing.


A.    Department of Economics

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D degree programmes in:

Economic Theory; Econometrics; Monetary Economics; Labour and Industrial Economics; International Economics; Development Economics; Mathematical Economics; Operations Research; Petroleum and Energy Economics; Finance and Public Sector Economics; Environmental Economics; Health Economics.

B.     Department of Geography

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D degree programmes in:

Agricultural Geography; Biogeography; Cartography; Climatology/Physical Oceanography; Environmental Management; Geographic Information Systems; Geomorphology; Hydrology and Water Resources; Industrial Geography; Political Geography; Population Geography; Remote Sensing; Rural Geography; Transportation Geography and Urban Geography.

C.    Departments of Philosophy

PGD, M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in: M.A Political and Social Philosophy; Western Metaphysics; Ethics/Moral Philosophy; Epistemology; History of Western Philosophy; African Philosophy; Jurisprudence/Philosophy of Law.    

Ph.D Metaphysics; Epistemology; Moral Philosophy/Ethics; History of Western Philosophy; African Philosophy; Political and Social Philosophy; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence 

D.    Department of Political Science

PGD, PGDEA, M.Sc and Ph.D. Programmes in: Political Theory; Public Administration; Comparative Politics; Electoral Studies; International Relations; Political Economy; Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies; Human Security and Counter-Terrorism Studies. PGDEA is Postgraduate Diploma in Election Administration.

E.     Department of Psychology

M.Sc. & Ph.D. Programmes in: Experimental Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Social Psychology; School Psychology;and Counseling Psychology.

F.     Department of Public Administration and Local Government

PGD, MPA, M.Sc., DPA& Ph.D. degree programmes.
Financial Management; International Administration; Local Government and Human Resources Management

PGD and M.Sc in Social Policy

G.    Department of Religion & Cultural Studies

PGD, M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes

Old Testament; New Testament; Church History; African Traditional Religion; Religion and Society; Religion and Conflict Resolution.

H.    Department of Sociology/Anthropology

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmesin the following areas:

Anthropology; Anthropology and Development; Climate Change and Society; Comparative Ethnography; Criminology and Sociology of Deviance; Culture and Communication; Demography and Population Studies; Environmental Sociology; Family Studies; Gender and Women Studies; Industrial and Labour Relations; Industrial Sociology; Medical Anthropology; Medical Sociology; Military Sociology and Diplomacy; Oral Tradition and Sociology; Organizational Sociology; Political Anthropology; Political Sociology; Postcolonial Studies; Rural Sociology; Security Studies; Social Development Studies; Social Institutions; Symbolic Anthropology; Urban Anthropology; Urban Sociology.

The Department of Sociology/Anthropology offers PGD programme in the following areas:

Criminology; Gender and Women Studies; Industrial and Labour Relations; Social Development Studies.

I.       Department of Social Work

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D Programmes in:

Social Gerontology; Community Development; Medical Social Work; Social Policy/Industrial Social Work; Social Work Administration; Family Social Work; Psychiatric Social Work; Clinical Social Work; School Social Work.


M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:

A.    Department of Veterinary Anatomy

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in:

Neuroanatomy; Developmental Anatomy Embryology; Microscopic Anatomy (Histology); Gross and Comparative Anatomy; Immunochemistry; Histochemistry; and Applied Anatomy and Biotechnology.

B.     Department of Animal Health and Production

(M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

Large Ruminant Health and Production; Small Ruminant Health and Management; Dairy Animal Health and Production; Nutrition in Health and Disease; Swine Health and Production; Poultry Health and Management; Animal Genetics and Breeding; Animal Health Management and Economics; Nutrition and Biotechnology; Fishery, Zoo and Micro livestock.

C.    Department of Veterinary Medicine

(M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

Avian Medicine; Ruminant Medicine; Small Animal Medicine; Swine Medicine; Equine Medicine; Fish Medicine; Laboratory and Wildlife Medicine; Ethnoveterinary Medicine.

D.    Department of Veterinary Obstetrics & Reproductive Diseases

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in:

Veterinary Andrology; Gynaecology; Obstetrics and Reproductive Biotechnology.

E.     Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

(M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

Veterinary Helminthology; Veterinary Protozoology; Veterinary Entomology

F.     Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology

(M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

(i)   Veterinary Pathology: Diagnostic (Anatomic) Pathology; (Clinical Pathology (Haematology and Clinical Chemistry); Avian Pathology; Nutritional Pathology.

(ii) Veterinary Microbiology: Bacteriology; Virology; Mycology; Micoplasmology and Rickettsiology; and Immunology.

G.    Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology

(M.Sc and Ph.D programmes)

Veterinary Biochemistry, Veterinary Pharmacology, Veterinary Physiology and Veterinary Toxicology

H.    Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

(M.Sc., MVPH, MPVM and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

Veterinary Public Health; Preventive Veterinary Medicine; Veterinary Epidemiology

I.  Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology

M.Sc., and Ph.D. degree programmes

Veterinary Anaesthesiology; Veterinary soft tissue surgery; Veterinary Orthopaedics and Lameness; Veterinary Radiology; Veterinary Ultrasonology and other diagnostic Imaging; Veterinary Oncology and Nuclear Medicine; Veterinary Dentistry and Dental technology


PGDE, PGDTE, M.Tech., M.Ed. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following    Departments:

A.    Department of Agricultural Education (PGDTE, M.Tech., M.Ed. and Ph.D.)

Technology Education in Production Agriculture; Agro-Business Education; Soil Education

B.     Department of Business Education

(PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)

Accounting Education, Marketing Education and Management Education.

C.    Department of Computer & Robotics Education

(PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)
(a)    Software Development and Application.
(b)   Hardware Maintenance and Management.
(c)    Networking and Communication.
(d)   Computer and Robotic Education.

D.    Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management

(PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)

Child Development and Care Education; Clothing and Textile Technology Education; Food and Nutrition Education; Home Management; and Hospitality Management Education.

E.     Department of Industrial Technical Education

(PGDE, PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)

Building/Woodwork Technology; Electrical/Electronic Technology; Metal Work/Automobile Technology.

F.     Department of Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education

Vocational Education (Masters and Ph.D.); Entrepreneurship Education (Masters and Ph.D.);Agricultural Education (PGDTE); Business Education (PGDTE); Computer Education (PGDTE); Home Economics and Hospitality Management (PGDTE); and Industrial Technical Education (PGDTE).


Offers Postgraduate programmes as followings: African Peace and Conflict Studies (PGD); African Studies (M.A, & Ph.D.); and Peace and Conflict Studies (MA).


PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D. degree programmes

The IDS has the following areas of specialization at Masters (M.Sc.) degree level:  Governance and Social Change; Poverty, Power Relations and Social Change; Knowledge, Technology and Society; and International Development.

At Ph.D. degree level, the Institute has the following areas of specialization: Human and Social Development; Community Development; Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building; and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.


Offers postgraduate programmes as follows: M.Sc. and PGD in Maritime Business and International Logistics; M.Sc. and PGD in Maritime Law and Policy; M.Sc. in Maritime Telecommunication; PGD in Radio Maritime Telecommunication; and M.Sc in Maritime Management.


Centre for Environmental Management and Control (CEMAC) offers PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in Environmental Management & Control; Disaster Risk Management; Chemical Security Management. The Centre also offers Master’s degree programmes in Disaster Risk Management (MDRM).


The Institute of Public Health offers M.Sc., DrPH and PhD. programmes in the following areas: Health Systems, Policy and Management; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Health Promotion and Communication; Environmental and Occupational Health; Clinical Epidemiology; Bioethics.


M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following areas: Tropical Paediatrics; Human Reproduction; Adolescent and Child Health; Women’s Health and Reproductive Science.


   PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D

Growth & Development; Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology; Paediatric Sub-speciality; ICT & Priority Advanced Research Methodology.


Offers PGDE sandwich programme and PGD sandwich programme in the following areas: Citizenship Education; Gender Education; Office Administration and Technology Education; and Women Education.


i) Have obtained 5 credits at not more than two sittings in WASC or GCE or NECO or NABTEB including English Language.

ii) Candidates shall also possess the minimum entry requirements for admission into the first degree and postgraduate programmes in their areas of interest for postgraduate studies.

iii) Candidate must be graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who possess the above qualifications.

iv) For the PGD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Architecture, only candidates with University degrees in relevant areas need apply.


The following may qualify for Postgraduate Diploma admission:

(i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized universities who have obtained a degree of bachelor with at least a third class honours with at least 2.0 GPA on 5-point scale. For Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration, candidates with at least third class honours degree with at least 2.0 on 5-point scale in Arts, the Social Sciences, Law, Business Administration or Education. Candidates from disciplines not mentioned above should in addition, possess a minimum of three years cognate post-qualification experience in administrative/managerial positions. For PGD in Business Administration, the 3rd Class Honours must be from Business Administration.

(ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with a 3.50 Grade Point Average on a five-point scale or its equivalent may be admitted. For Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, candidates who hold other professional qualifications such as Associate Institute of Bankers, Associate Certified Chartered Accountants, Associate Cost and Management Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Professional Accountants, Associate Chartered Institute of Accountants, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria etc. have added advantage for admission. Candidates with professional qualifications, including HND, should have obtained pre-professional qualifications, including 5 credits in WASC or GCE O/L or NECO to satisfy the basic University entry requirement, for admission for degree courses in their respective departments.

(iii) In addition to (i) or (ii) above, in special cases, candidates may be admitted after passing such tests as may be prescribed by the Department/Faculty.

(iv) Candidates who hold other qualifications considered equivalent to the above and acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University may be admitted.

For the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
1. PGD Programme
HND in Nutrition and Dietetics, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, or in related disciplines with a minimum of Upper Credit or Third Class Bachelor’s Degree (with a minimum of 2:00 GPA).
2. M.Sc Programme: Candidates seeking admission into M.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics must have obtained as follows:
a) HND (Upper Credit) in Nutrition and Dietetics, Human Nutrition and Dietetics plus PGD (Credit level) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Dietetics.
b) Bachelor’s degree with at least 2nd Class Honours (a minimum of 2.5 GPA) in Nutrition and Dietetics, Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
3. Ph.D. or M.Sc/Ph.D Programme: Candidates seeking admission for Ph.D. degree programme or M.Sc/Ph.D. programme in Human Nutrition and Dietetics must have Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, Human Nutrition and Dietetics with minimum GPA of 3.5 from a recognized institution.

For the Department of Home Science
1. PGD: Candidates seeking admission for PGD in Home Science must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institution:
a) HND in Home Science, Home Economics or relevant fields with a minimum of Upper Credit.
b) Third class Bachelor’s degree (with minimum of 2.00 GPA) in Home Science or Home Economics.
2. M.SC: Candidates seeking admission for the Master of Science programme in Home Science must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institution:
a) Bachelor’s degree in Home Science or related discipline with a minimum of Second Class honours (Lower Division).
b) Bachelor’s degree in Home Science or related discipline with 3rd class honours (with minimum of 2.00 GPA) plus PGD passed at Upper Credit level.
c) HND Upper Credit plus PGD at Upper Credit level in addition to satisfying University matriculation requirements.
3. Ph.D.: Candidates seeking admission into Ph.D. programme or firm registration in Home Science must have Masters Degree in Home Science, Home Economics or related discipline from recognized Institution.
a) With minimum GPA of 3.5 or 60% without failed courses.
b) Those with an average of 50% with outstanding course(s) will take them and as well proceed to their Doctorate programme.
c) Those with an average of less than 50% will retake the entire courses.


The following shall qualify for Master’s Degree admission:
(i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized universities who have obtained the Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines with at least a second class honours with not less than 2.50 GPA;

(ii) Candidates with relevant Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Nigeria or any other recognized university with at least credit level passes with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on 4-point scale;

(iii) Candidates whose first degrees are unclassified but have average score of 50% or above;

(iv) For M.Ed. degree programmes, candidates with at least a good second class single honours degree in teaching subjects plus at least a merit level pass at Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or those who hold a third class honours degree in teaching subjects plus Postgraduate Diploma in Education passed at credit level or above;

(v) For MPA degree programme, candidates should, in addition to (i) and (ii) above, be serving administrative/managerial staff in the Public or Private sector with a at least two years post-qualification cognate experience;

(vi) Holders of professional Fellowship qualifications such a FIMLT, FNILT, NIPR, or their equivalents obtained through examination. However, candidates with the professional certificates listed above must have worked as Senior Technologist(s) or in equivalent position(s) for at least three years;

(vii) For MD degree Programme in the Department of Medicine: Possession of the   Fellowship in Medicine from the National Postgraduate Medical College or its equivalent, or At least an M.Sc. degree in the relevant discipline in which research work predominates, from a recognized university after obtaining the MBBS or its equivalent. The Master’s degree must be with a GPA of at least 3.50 on 5-point scale or 3.00 on 4-point scale in the relevant medical science.

(viii) For M.Sc. degree programme in the Department of Medicine applicant must hold a degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBBCh) from the University Nigeria or any other recognized University.

(ix) For MPH degree programme, candidates should in addition to (i) above, have at least three years relevant post qualification experience or at least a Second Class Honours degree in Nursing Sciences, Sociology and Social Work, Psychology, Medical Mircobiology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Health Education, Pharmacy, DVM, MBBS and BDS. For MPH Degree Programme, the Department will screen the candidates further and base their recommendation on such screening result.

(x) Candidates who hold qualifications other than those listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University of Nigeria.

Candidate from the University of Nigeria or from other recognized Universities who have obtained Master’s degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study shall qualify for Doctorate Degree admission. Specifically,
(i) A minimum Master’s degree GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.00 on a 4-point scale is required for admission into Ph.D programme in all Departments except those departments listed in C: (ii) below:

(ii) A minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 5-point scale is required for admission into Ph.D programme in the following Departments/Faculties: Music, Economics, Psychology, Education, Medical Sciences, Business Administration, Department of Public Administration and Local Government, Faculty of Law.

(iii) A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale or a B (60%) at Master’s degree average provided that satisfactory research work formed part of the Master’s Degree programme.

(i) A candidate with first class honours from a recognized University may be admitted into a Master’s/Ph.D. programme in his/her discipline.

(ii) A candidate with Master’s degree from a recognized University with a GPA of 3.50 on 5-point scale or 3.00 on 4-point scale who wishes to do Ph.D. degree in a related area shall qualify for the Master’s/Ph.D. Any candidate who is not qualified for Ph.D. admission on account of low GPA is still not qualified for admission into Master’s/ Ph.D. programme.

(iii) For Faculties and Departments where the possession of Master’s degree with 4.00 points GPA and above is the condition for Ph.D admission, applicants with Master’s degree GPA of 3.50 and above, but not up to 4.00 may apply for Master’s/Ph.D admission. On completion of Master’s degree coursework specified by the Department, the candidate shall be qualified for a firm Ph.D. registration if he or she attains the GPA of 4.00 in the Master’s programme.

NOTE: A candidate admitted into Master’s/Ph.D programme has two options: First, he could complete the Master’s degree programme and then apply to continue with the Doctoral programme without completing a new application form if he/she passes the Master degree with a minimum of 3.50 or 4.0 GPA on a 5-point scale depending on the Department/Faculty. Secondly, the student’s general performance in the course work could be evaluated after the first two semesters of being on the Masters’/Ph.D programme. If the student makes a GPA of 3.50 or 4.0 and above in the coursework (as applicable to the Department/Faculty), Senate on the recommendations of Departmental and Faculty Postgraduate Studies Committees and the Board of the School may approve that the candidate proceeds to Ph.D programme without fully completing the Master’s degree programme.  

1. M.Ed. Sandwich programmes of the Faculty of Education are run in the following Departments: Adult Education; Arts Education; Science Education; Health & Physical Education (Health Education, Physical Education & Recreation options); Social Science Education; and Vocational Teacher Education.
2. MLS degree sandwich programme is offered in the Department of Library & Information Science.
3. Sandwich Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Postgraduate Diploma in Vocational Teacher Education (PGDTE) and Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Science (PGDL) are based in the Institute of Education under Sandwich Programme.

NOTE: Candidates are advised to read through the current Postgraduate Regulation of the University for proper guide on the conditions for Postgraduate admissions in the University. Visit http://spgs.unn.edu.ng/postgraduate-regulation/ for regulations.

(a) Postgraduate Diploma (Regular) – Two semesters
(a) Postgraduate Diploma (Sandwich) – Three Long Vacations
(b) Master’s degree (Regular):
(i) A minimum of 3 semesters for full-time and 5 Semesters for part-time in all Departments/ Faculties except for the Departments /Faculties listed in c(ii) below.
(ii) A minimum of 4 semesters for Full-time and 6 semesters for part-time for the following Departments /Faculties: Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration and Local Government (PALG), Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Education and Business Administration.
(c) M.Ed. (Sandwich) – three long vacations.
(d) Ph.D. degree Programme – A minimum of six semester for full time and eight semesters for part time in all Faculties except Agriculture which is four semesters for full time and six semesters for part time. (Ph.D. is not run as a Sandwich programme).

Candidates are expected to complete their programmes at the minimum duration but not to exceed the maximum. (See: Postgraduate Regulations).

REGISTRATION: For Regular /Sandwich programme, Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s and Doctorate degree programmes, candidates are considered for admission once in a session. Regular students are expected to register their postgraduate courses within four weeks from the commencement of the session.

Candidates admitted for sandwich programmes are expected to register not later than two weeks from the commencement of the sandwich session.


Application Forms can be obtained ONLINE on payment of a non-refundable fee of N26,700.00 (Twenty six thousand seven hundred naira only) made payable to “The University of Nigeria Postgraduate Application Fees Account, at any bank within the country using the Remita platform.

Applicants should follow the procedures stated below:

  1. Login to the UNN Portal- www.unnportal.unn.edu.ng
  2. Go to postgraduate students
  3. Select PG form for 2021/2022
  4. Enter your telephone number
  5. Fill in your basic details
  6. Generate Invoice with RRR
  7. Make payments using the online channel or at the bank
  8. Come back to online form
  9. Fill the PG online application form
  10. Upload all necessary credentials in PDF
  11. Complete referee form. (Enter correct Emails)
  12. Check the complete details
  13. Submit form. Please note that with the exception of the transcript, you are not expected to submit hard copies of application materials to the school of Postgraduate Studies.

REFEREE REPORTS: When completing the application form, the candidates shall supply the e-mail addresses of their referees through which a link will be sent to the referees with request to complete the Report Form in respect of the candidate and submit online.

TRANSCRIPTS: Candidate should download transcript request forms (D2) also provided online, and submit to their former Universities/ Institutions to forward with a copy of Academic transcript(s) to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka” to reach him/her not later than closing date. Candidates whose transcripts are not received on or before the deadline by the School would not have their application forms processed.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All information required would be completed online except the transcript. Copies of qualifying certificates/statement of result and NYSC discharge certificate (Exemption or Exclusion Certificate) are to be attached. Note that To Whom It May Concern shall not be accepted in lieu of the certificates specified above.


Online sale of application forms for the 2021/2022 postgraduate admissions in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka will end on Wednesday, 26th May 2022.

1. All applicants shall undergo computer based Postgraduate Admission Screening Test.
2. Check out for information on screening processes via the link below for your further necessary action.
3. Date of the UNN PG Screening Test can be viewed on the link below;
>> https://unn-edu.info/2018/08/pg-screening-exam-date.html

NOTE: For Ph.D. degree programme, a candidate must obtain at least an acceptance letter for publishing an article from a journal certified by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka as a condition for graduation.

Plagiarism test shall be run on Master’s Project Report and Ph.D Thesis before they can be approved.

T. Ugwueze,
Deputy, Registrar/Secretary,
School of Postgraduate Studies.

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Comments (6)

  • Good morning. Kindly does unn offer MSc or Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation? Thanks

  • Good day!
    Pls I want to know:
    Is mathematics done in master degree in unn. If yes, when is the deadline? Thank you

  • Hello please I want be one of your jobber please confirm me I am one of workers

  • I want to apply for PGD(Degree), in Agricultural Economics.

    But I not as a regular student but for Sandwich Program.
    Please when can I apply?

    • Pls when is the date of the exam

      • Please, can a HND graduate with upper credit of at least 3.00 and above apply for PGD in Pharmaceutical Technology and industrial Pharmacy in UNN?
        If No, which department is the nearest, Because, I have seen online that the options available are M.Pharm, M.Sc, and P.hd. in that this department. So can: ✓Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology
        ✓ Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences be the Nearest?
        Please reply me as fast as possible via My email address attached on the email box


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