Tuesday, June 30, 2020

University of Port Harcourt Postgraduate Courses And Admission Requirements [Part 1]


A.  FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

All Humanities Ph.D Programmes require a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5- point scale.  In addition, candidates must score a minimum of 60% in the admission interview to be found admissible.


1.  COMPARATIVE LITERATURE PROGRAMME

M.A. Comparative Literature
Ph.D Comparative Literature

Requirements for MA Comparative Literature Programme:

Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 points on a 5-point scale or its equivalent in Literature from a recognized University. Graduates in English have to produce evidence of a minimum of two years (four semesters) academic exposure to French or another language of International communication.

African Language

There is a Special African Language requirement for the Comparative Literature Programme. Any candidate who is deficient in speaking, reading or writing an African language will be required to take an appropriate course in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies and produce evidence of having passed that course.

Requirements for Ph.D Comparative Literature Programme:

Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Literature or M.A. Degree in other related discipline in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.

 
2.  DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND FILM STUDIES

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), 
Master of Arts (MA), 
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

(i)  Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Theatre & Media Arts

Admission Requirements for PGD Programme in Theatre & Media Arts

To qualify for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma programme, a candidate must obtain a first Degree in the disciplines within the Humanities or a first Degree from any other discipline.

(ii) Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in the following areas:

(a)    Dramatic Theory and Criticism
(b)    Sociology of Drama
(c)    Film Studies
(d)    Theatre and Cultural Administration
(e)    Directing
(f)    Theatre History
(g)    Technical Theatre
(h)    Playwriting
(i)    Costume and Make-Up
(j)     Theatre in Education

Requirements for M.A. Theatre Arts

Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree in Theatre Arts with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent in Theatre Arts from a recognized University.

Requirements for M.A. Theatre & Film Studies

Candidates must obtain a first Degree in Theatre and Media Arts or in a related discipline with a CGPA not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale.

Requirements for M.A. Film & Television Studies

Candidates must obtain a first Degree in Film/Television Studies or a related discipline with a CGPA of not less than 3.00on a 5-point scale.

Requirements for Master of Fine Arts (MFA - Professional) Programme in Film & Television Studies

To qualify for admission into MFA (professional) programme, the candidate must obtain a first Degree in a related discipline to Film and TV Studies.

Requirements for Ph.D Theatre Arts

Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Theatre Arts in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.

Ph.D in Film & Television Studies

Areas of Specialization:
(i)     Film History
(ii)    Film Theory & Criticism
(iii)   Film & Gender Studies
(iv)   Film & Popular Culture
(v)    Film/Video & Globalization

Requirements for Ph.D in Film & Television Studies

Candidates must obtain a Master’s Degree in Film/Television Studies.  The following CGPAs and point scales will be used:
(a) Candidates with Master’s Degree on a 5-point scale with a CGPA not below 3.50
(b) Candidates with Master’s Degree on 4-point scale with CGPA not below 3.00.
(c)   Candidates based on percentage with not less than 60%.

The Ph.D programme will run for a minimum of two years and maximum of five years for full-time mode of study and a minimum of three years and maximum of seven years for part-time mode of study.

Ph.D in Theatre and Media Arts

Areas of Specialization:
(i)     Theatre History
(ii)    Dramatic Theory and Criticism
(iii)   Play Directing
(iv)   Radio/Television
(v)    Stand-up Comedy
(vi)   Theatre Management
(vii)   Events Management
(viii)  Stage Acting
(ix)    Arts Administration
(x)     Dance and Choreography
(xi)    Technical Theatre
(xii)   Costume Design & Make-up

Requirement for Ph.D in Theatre and Media Arts

Candidates must obtain a first Degree in Theatre Arts.  CGPA requirements and duration of programmes are as stated in item a – c above.

 
3.  DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES

(a)    M.A., Ph.D in Literature with emphasis on:
        (i)   Theory of Literature
        (ii)  African Literature
        (iii) African Oral Literature

(b)    M.A., Ph.D in English Language with emphasis on:
        (i)   Applied English Linguistics
        (ii)  English as a Second Language (ESL)
       (iii) Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics
(iv) Sociolinguistics
(v)  Phonology

Requirements for M.A. English Studies

Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent in English Studies from a recognized University.

Requirements for Ph.D English Studies

Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in English Studies or related discipline with a CGPA of not less than 3.50 on a 5-points scale.


4.  DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
(i)     Postgraduate Diploma in French (PGDF)
(ii)    Postgraduate Diploma in Translation (PGDT)
(iii)   M.A. French in the following areas:
French Grammar and Linguistics
African Literature in French
French Literature
(iv)   M.A. Translation (English/French)
(v)     Ph.D French/Translation (English/French)

Requirements for M.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures

Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent in Foreign Languages and Literatures from a recognized University or PGD Upper Credit.

Requirements for Ph.D Foreign Languages and Literatures

Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.

 
5.  DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND DIPLOMATIC STUDIES

(i)  Postgraduate Diploma in History & Diplomatic Studies (PGDHDS)

Qualifications for Admission

To be eligible for admission into Postgraduate Diploma Programme in History and Diplomacy, a candidate must have a good honours Degree not less than Third Class and a CGPA of not less than 1.50 and above in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Law and the Management Sciences.

(ii)  Master of Arts (M.A.)and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in the following areas
(a) Social & Political History
(b)   Economic History
(c)   Diplomatic & International Studies

Qualifications for Admission into the Masters Programme

To qualify for admission into the M.A Degree Programmes of the Department, candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent of the University of Port Harcourt or from any other recognized University in the relevant subjects.

Except for Archaeology/Cultural Heritage Management, candidates from non-History backgrounds will be required to pass through the Department’s Postgraduate Diploma Programme in History and Diplomacy before admission into the MA programmes.

(iii)  Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme

Qualifications for Admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme

To be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy programme in History and Diplomatic studies, a candidate must have an MA/M.Sc Degree with a CGPA of 3.50 and above on a 5-point scale in History from any Nigerian University or abroad. Except for Archaeology, candidates from non-History backgrounds are expected to pass through the Department’s Postgraduate Diploma Programme in History and Diplomatic Studies to be admitted into Ph.D Degree programmes. In addition, candidates will be required to present a written proposal on a thesis topic in their chosen field and score a minimum of 60% in pre-admission oral interview.

 
6.  DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES

(i)     Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies (PGDCS)
(ii)   (a)  M.A., Ph.D in Linguistics in the following areas:
Descriptive Linguistics
Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching)
Applied Linguistics (Clinical Linguistics)
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
       (b)   M.A., Ph.D (Linguistics and a Nigerian Language:
              Igbo, Ikwerre, Izon, Kalabari and Khana) 
       (c)   M.A., Ph.D (Communication Studies) in the following areas:
Corporate Communication/Conflict Management
Development Communication
International Communication
Public Relations/Advertising
Broadcast Media
Print Media
Integrated Marketing Communication
Film Studies
Requirements for Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies:

To be eligible for admission into the programme, a candidate must have a good honours Degree in any field from any recognized University.  Candidates with HND Upper Credit are also eligible for admission into the PGD Programme.  Candidates with pass Degree will not be admitted.

Requirements for M.A. Linguistics & Communication Studies:

Candidates wishing to enroll in the Communication component must hold at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or a Lower Credit with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale in Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Communication Studies/Arts.  Candidates wishing to enroll in the Linguistics component must possess the same qualifications in Linguistics or a subject with a strong linguistic component.

Requirements for Ph.D Linguistics & Communication Studies

Candidates wishing to enroll in the Communication component must hold at least a Master’s Degree with a CGPA of at least 3.50 on a 5-point scale in Mass Communication, Communication Studies/Arts.  Candidates wishing to enroll in the Linguistics component must possess the same qualifications in Linguistics or a subject with a strong linguistic component.

 
7. DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

M.A., Ph.D in Philosophy in the following areas:
(a)    African Philosophy
(b)    Political Philosophy
(c)    Philosophy of Law
(d)    Philosophy of Science
(e)    Philosophy of Social Science
(f)    Ethics
(g)    Metaphysics
(h)    Epistemology
(i)     Logic and Methodology
(j)     History of Philosophy
(k)    Philosophy of Development

O’Level Requirements

All candidates must possess O’Level credit passes in five relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

Requirements for M.A. Philosophy

Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent in Philosophy (single honours) or combined honours Degree with Philosophy as a component.

Requirements for Ph.D Philosophy

Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Philosophy with a CGPA of at least 3.50 or its equivalent in addition to the other faculty requirements.


8.  DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL STUDIES

i.  Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Religious & Cultural Studies

ii. M.A., Ph.D in Religious and Cultural Studies in the following areas:
(a)    African Indigenous Religion
(b)    Biblical Studies
(c)    Church History
(d)    Islamic Studies
(e)    Religious Ethics
(f)    Sociology of Religion
(g)    Philosophy of Religion

Requirements for PGD in Religious and Cultural Studies:

Candidates must possess good honours Degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Law, Management Sciences, and Science from the University of Port Harcourt or any other institution recognized by the Senate of the University of Port Harcourt.

Requirements for MA in Religious and Cultural Studies:

Admission to the MA programme will be open to candidates with the B.A. Degree in Religious and Cultural Studies, Islamic Studies, Theology or other related disciplines such as Philosophy, History, Sociology and Anthropology on a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale, from the University of Port Harcourt or any other institution recognized by the Senate of the University of Port Harcourt

Requirements for Ph.D Religious and Cultural Studies:

Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Religious and Cultural Studies in addition to the other faculty requirements.

 
9.  DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS & DESIGN

M.A; Ph.D in Fine Arts & Design in the following areas:
(a)  African Art History
(b) Design History
(c)  Painting
(d)  Sculpture
(e)   Ceramics Design
(f)  Graphics & Communication Design with Specialization in Advertising, Printmaking, Animation & Photography.
(g)  Textiles & Fashion Design

O’Level Requirements

All candidates must possess a minimum of five O’Level Credit passes which must include English Language and Mathematics in addition to other faculty requirements.

 
10.  DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

(i)   Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM)
(ii)  Master of Arts in Music

Requirements for Postgraduate Diploma in Music:

Candidates with first degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 5-point scale in disciplines other than Music, with demonstrative competent potentials for music studies; or graduates with bachelor’s degree in Music with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 on a 5-point scale are eligible to apply.  HND holders in Music with appropriate CGPA may be considered.  In addition, all applicants into the programme shall be auditioned.

Requirements for Master of Arts in Music:

Candidates with a recognized University bachelor’s degree in Music, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale, or as may be stipulated by the School of Graduate Studies from time to time.  Bachelor of Church Music (BCM) holders from a recognized theological institution or any other accredited institution may be considered for admission into the M.A. programme if their transcripts reveal that the courses and tutelage covered in the BCM programmes are equivalent to those in Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music programmes of conventional higher Institutions.  In cases where remediable deficiencies are discovered in the BCM programmes undertaken, the candidate shall audit relevant courses at the undergraduate level, or go through the PGDM programme.

B.  FACULTY OF EDUCATION (FULL-TIME, PART-TIME AND SANDWICH)

M.Ed and Ph.D Programmes on Full-Time and Part-Time basis; M.Ed Sandwich (Long Vacation) programme. All Education Ph.D Programmes require a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale. All Ph.D

candidates are expected to attend a pre-admission oral interview, at which they are required to defend their written proposals. All Masters candidates must have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale.

11. DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES AND

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Both the Full-Time and Part-Time (Ph.D & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation) M.Ed Programmes have the following areas:

(a)    Curriculum and Instruction
(b)    Educational Technology
(c)    Language Education
(d)    Mathematics Education
(e)    Science Education
(f)    Social Studies Education


Requirement:  Same as Faculty.

12.   DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

Both the Full-Time and Part-Time (Ph.D & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation) M.Ed Programmes have the following areas:
         (a)    Philosophy of Education
         (b)    History and Policy of Education
         (c)    Sociology of Education
         (d)    Comparative Education

Requirement:  Same as Faculty.

13.  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Both the Full-Time and Part-Time (Ph.D & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation) M.Ed Programmes have the following areas
(a)    Educational Administration
(b)   Educational Planning      
(c)    Economics of Education
(d)   Administration of Higher Education

Requirement:  Same as Faculty.

14. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING

Both the Full-Time and Part-Time (Ph.D & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation) M.Ed Programmes have the following areas:
(a)    Educational Psychology
(b)    Guidance and Counselling
(c)    Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Requirement:  Same as Faculty.

15.  DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND NON-FORMAL EDUCATION

Both the Full-Time and Part-Time (Ph.D & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation) M.Ed Programmes have the following areas:
(a)    Literacy Education
(b)    Distance Education
(c)    Environmental Adult Education
(d)    Community Development

Requirements for M.Ed Programme

The following categories of candidates may be admitted on application into the Programme:
(i)  Graduates of the University of Port Harcourt or any other approved University who have obtained approved Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education with at least a CGPA of3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent.
(ii) Candidates who did not major in Adult Education but obtained at least 2nd
Class Honours Degree or above and with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education. 
Such candidates would be required to do some remedial courses as prescribed in the handbook.

16.  DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Both the Full-Time and Part-Time (Ph.D & M.Sc (Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation) M.Sc (Ed) Programmes have the following areas:

(A)  M.Sc (Ed) Human Kinetics
Areas of Specialization
        (a)   Physiology of Exercise
        (b)   Sports Administration and Marketing
        (c)   Sport Psychology
        (d)   Sociology of Sport
         (e)   Rehabilitation Therapy           

Requirements

(i)  Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Kinetics or Human Kinetics and Health Education (Integrated Major). Preferably holders of Second Class Honours Degree from a recognized University with at least a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent.

(ii)   Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Science Education

after having obtained the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in Human Kinetics or Human Kinetics and Health Education (this category of candidates may be required to take some additional courses in Human Kinetics and related courses as may be prescribed by the Department).

(iii)  An Upper Credit in Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).

(B) M.Sc (Ed) Health Education
Areas of Specialization
         (a)   Community Health Education
         (b)   Occupational Health and Safety Education
         (c)   Environmental Health and Safety Education

Requirements

(i)   Candidates must possess Second Class Honours Degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent from a recognized University in Health Education or Health and Human Kinetics (Integrated Major) 

(ii)   A Degree in Medicine or appropriate Medical Sciences in Nursing or Advanced Graduate Diploma in Health Education (AGDHE), Pharmacy, Dentistry and other Health and Environmental related disciplines.

(iii)   Candidates with a Second Class Honours Degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in related discipline after having obtained the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in Health Education or Human Kinetics and Health Education (Integrated Major). Such candidates may be required to take additional courses in Human Kinetics and Health Education as may be prescribed by the Department.

(C)  Ph.D in the following areas:
      (i)   Sports Management
       (ii)  Psychology and Sociology of Sports
       (iii) Sports Marketing
       (iv) Community Health Education
       (v)   Environmental Health and Safety Education
       (vi)  Occupational Health and Safety Education

Requirements

Candidates must possess either an M.Ed Degree in Human Kinetics and Health Education or other relevant Discipline in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.

17.  INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

(a)  CENTRE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION STUDIES (CHES)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Full-Time and Part-Time programme.

      The programme consists of the following courses:
      (a)    History and Philosophy of Education
      (b)    Educational Psychology
      (c)    Teaching Method and Instructional Technology
      (d)    Method Course
      (e)    Sociology of Education
      (f)     Educational Administration
      (g)    Curriculum Development
      (h)    Educational Research, Test, Measurement and Evaluation
     (i)     Supervised Practice in Teaching
     (j)     Supervised Project

 
(i)  Requirements -

(a) Candidates who graduated from the Faculty of Education or other disciplines with at least a third class degree with a minimum CGPA of 1.50 are eligible to apply.

(b) HND Upper Credit and its equivalent from recognized Polytechnics.

(ii) Duration

Full-Time: The Programme will last for a minimum of 12 calendar months and maximum of 24 calendar months. 
Part-Time: The programme which will run for three terms is for a minimum of one year and maximum of two years.
 

C.  FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

All Social Sciences Ph.D Programmes require a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale except Economics and Demography and Population Studies in the Department of Sociology which require a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale.

18.  DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

(i)Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
(ii)    M.Sc, Ph.D in Economics in the following areas:
(a)    Economic Theory
(b)    Development Economics
(c)    Monetary Economics
(d)   Quantitative Economics (with sub-area in Mathematical Economics And Econometrics)
(e)  Labour and Manpower Economics

Requirements for Ph.D Economics:

Candidates must have an M.Sc Degree in Economics in addition to the other faculty requirements with a CGPA of 4.00 and above.

 
19.  DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

(i)   PGD Geography and Environmental Management (PGDGEM)
(ii)  M.Sc, Ph.D in Geography and Environment Management in the following areas:
      (a)  Rural Land Use and Rural Development
      (b)  Urban Geography
      (c)  Transport Geography
      (d)  Regional Development Planning
      (e)   Biogeography
      (f)   Climatology
      (g)  Geomorphology
      (h)  Environmental Management
      (i)  Watershed and Wetlands Management (M.Sc only)
      (j)  Geographic Information System (GIS) (M.Sc only)
      (k) Cartography (M.Sc only)
      (l)  Disaster Risk Management (Ph.D only)
only)
      (k) Cartography (M.Sc only)
      (l)  Disaster Risk Management (Ph.D only)

 
O’Level Requirements

Geography component (Rural land use and Rural Development, urban Geography, Transport, Regional Development Planning, Biogeography, Climatology and Geomorphology), candidates must have credit passes in Geography, English Language, Mathematics and any other two Art or Science subjects.
Environmental Management:  Candidates must have credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, plus any other three Art or science subjects.
Disaster Risk Management:  Same as item (b) above.
 

Requirements for M.Sc in Geographic Information System (GIS):

Admission to the M.Sc Degree programme in GIS is open to graduates of this University and other approved universities recognized by Senate with a minimum of second class Bachelor’s in Science, Social Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental Science, Social Sciences and Engineering etc. Work experience in scientific management and policy-oriented establishments will be an added advantage.

Requirements for M.Sc in Watershed and Wetlands Management:

Admission to the M.Sc Degree programme in Watershed and Wetlands Management is open to graduates of this University and other approved universities recognized by Senate. They must either hold the Postgraduate Diploma in Geography and Environmental Management with a CGPA of 3.50 and above or a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Civil, Water and Environmental Engineering, Geological Sciences, Environmental Resource Management, Agriculture and Forestry or Environmental Science with a minimum of second class honours and minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale. Work experience in scientific, management and other related establishments will be an added advantage.

Requirements for Master of Science in Geography and Environmental Management:  Cartography option:

To be eligible for admission into the Professional Masters (PM) programme, applicants should have the following:

(a) At least five (5) O’Level credit passes including English Language and Mathematics.

(b)   A good Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Cartography or other cognate disciplines in Geoinformatics with a minimum of second class lower Degree and a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale, from an approved university with its programme fully accredited.

(c) Candidates with a Postgraduate Diploma Degree in Geography, Cartography, GIS or from a cognate discipline awarded by a recognized institution must have not less than 1.50 CGPA.

(d)   Candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mapping and Surveying disciplines such as Cartography, Remote Sensing, Land Surveying or Geoinformatics, etc, must have a minimum of Upper Credit and a Postgraduate Diploma Degree in relevant areas.

Requirements for Ph.D in Environmental Management:

Admission to the Ph.D Degree programme is open to graduates of this University who have attained a specific level of performance in the M.Sc programme in GIS, Geography and Environmental Management and related disciplines of the University of Port Harcourt or any other recognized University with at least a CGPA of 3.50 in a 5-point scale.

Requirements for Ph.D in Disaster Risk Management:

Admission to the Ph.D Degree programme in Disaster Risk Management is open to graduates of this University who have attained a specific level of performance in the M.Sc programme in Disaster Risk Management, Geography and Environmental Management and related disciplines of the University of Port Harcourt or any other recognized University with at least a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale.

20.  DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

(i)   Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology (PGDS)

Candidates must possess at least a Third Class in Sociology or a minimum of Second Class Honours lower Division in related disciplines in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

(ii) M.Sc, Ph.D in Sociology in the following areas:
(a)  Industrial Relations & Personnel Management
(b) Criminology and  Police Science
(c) Sociology of Development

Requirement for M.Sc in Sociology

Candidates must possess a B.Sc in Sociology with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 or a PGD in Sociology with CGPA of at least 3.50.

Requirements for Ph.D in Sociology

An M.Sc degree in Sociology with at least 3.50 CGPA is required.

21.  DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES

(i)     Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs (PGDIA)
(ii)    Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Public Administration
(iii)   M.Sc, Ph.D in the following areas:
        (a)     Political Theory and Methodology
        (b)    Development Studies
        (c)     International Relations
        (d)    Nigerian Government and Politics
(iv)   Master of Science in Public Administration
(v)    PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies

O’Level Requirements

Candidates must have five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History, Economics and any other Social Science subject.

Requirements for Postgraduate Diploma Programme

Candidates must obtain first Degree from recognized Universities with at least a 3rd class or a minimum CGPA of 1.50 on a 5-point scale.

Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration must have at least a CGPA of 1.50 in Public Administration or Political Science and other related disciplines.

Requirements for M.Sc Programme

Candidates must possess a B.Sc Degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or a Postgraduate Diploma with at least a CGPA of 3.50.

Requirements for Master of Science in Public Administration:

(a) Admission to the Master of Science in Public Administration Programme is open to graduates of the University of Port Harcourt or other recognized universities who possess a minimum of second class honours in Public Administration or Political science with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale.

(b) Candidates for admission with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration or Political Science of the University of Port Harcourt or any other recognized university must have at least a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale.


Requirements for Ph.D in Political and Administrative Studies:

Candidates must have an M.Sc Degree in Political and Administrative Studies with a CGPA of 3.50 in addition to other faculty requirements.


CENTRE FOR CONFLICT AND GENDER STUDIES (CCGS)

(i)    Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Development Studies (PGD)
(ii)   Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies (PGD)
(iii)  Master of Science in Gender and Development Studies (M.Sc)
(iv)  Master of Science in Peace and Conflict Studies (M.Sc)

O’Level Requirements:

Candidates for Peace and Conflict Studies, and Gender and Development Studies must have Mathematics, English Language and three other Arts or Science subjects to apply for any of the prpgrammes.

Requirements for PGD in Gender and Development Studies:

(a)   Candidate must posses a minimum of Third Class Degree or its equivalent in any field of discipline with a CGPA of 1.50 on a 5-point scale of the University of Port Harcourt or any other recognized University.

(b)   Candidate with HND must posses a minimum of Upper Credit to be qualified for the programme.

Requirements for PGD in Peace and Conflict Studies: Same as above.

Requirements for M.Sc in Gender  and Development Studies:

Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree of at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in Gender Studies or a Degree in any field from any recognized University with a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale or a minimum grade of Merit at Postgraduate Diploma level in Gender Studies.

Requirements for M.Sc in Peace and Conflict Studies:

Candidates must possess at least a Lower Credit in Peace and Conflict Studies or related discipline at the Postgraduate Diploma level or a degree in related disciplines from any recognized University with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale.

Requirements for PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies:

(a)   Candidates for admission to the programme shall possess an appropriate Master of Science Degree of the University of Port Harcourt or any other recognized university.  Appropriate Degree here means an MSc or Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Peace and Conflict, in addition to a good Bachelor’s Degree.  Preference shall be given to candidates doing related jobs in Government ministries, the private sector, and security services.

(b)   Candidates for admission shall possess a good Master of Science or Master of Arts Degree with at least 3.50 CGPA obtained from University of Port Harcourt or any other recognized university to qualify for admission.

DURATION

The Programme is designed to last for a minimum of twelve (12) calendar months  and a maximum of  twenty-four (24) calendar months

Note: Please go to the Centre of Conflict and Gender Studies to obtain information on the Application Form Fee and mode of payment.


22.   CLAUDE AKE SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

(i) Executive Master’s Degree Programme in Public Administration (MPA)

Requirements for Executive Master’s Degree Programme in PA.

A candidate for the MPA Programme is expected to be a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt or any other approved University with at least a Second Class Honours Lower Division, with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5.00-point scale or 4.20 on a 7- point scale.  However, candidates with Third Class Degree may be considered provided they have relevant employment experience for five (5) years.

DURATION

The Programme is designed to last for twelve (12) calendar months, consisting of two semesters and field research/report writing and presentation period.

Note: Please go to the Claude Ake School of Government to obtain information on the Application Form Fee and mode of payment

D.  FACULTY OF SCIENCE

All Science Ph.D Programmes require a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale and thesis score not lower than 60% (B). All Ph.D candidates are expected to attend a pre-admission oral interview, at which they are REQUIRED to defend their written proposals.

23.  DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

(i)    Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemistry (PGDB)
(ii)   M.Sc, Ph.D in the following areas:
       (a)    Enzymology
       (b)    Nutrition and Toxicology
       (c)    Medical Biochemistry/Immunochemistry
       (d)    Environmental Biochemistry
        (e)    Pharmacological Biochemistry

 



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