Programmes
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Post Graduate Courses in the University of Ilorin

Please use the links below to get details of post graduate courses in the faculties.

Postgraduate Courses
The Postgraduate Courses are grouped as follows:

Diploma Programmes:

  1. Diploma Studies leading to the award of:
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, PGDE
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, PGDCS
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics, PDS
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management, PGDEM
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management, PGDSM
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict and Peace studies PGD

Degree Programmes:

  1. Masters Degree leading to the award of:
    • Master in International Studies, MIS
    • Master in Geographic and Information Studies, MGIS
    • Master of Business Administration, MBA
    • Master of Public Administration, MPA
    • Master of Industrial and Labour Relations, MILR
    • Master of Education, M.Ed.
    • Master of Arts, M.A.
    • Master of Science, M.Sc.(in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Industrial Chemistry, Computer Science and Geology)
    • Master of Engineering, (in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Agric. Engineering)

Doctor of Philosophy Research programme leading to the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in various disciplines.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Education, PGDE
    A graduate without teaching qualifications from recognized university or person with qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree will be considered for admission in to this programme.
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, PGDCS
    A graduate with a minimum of Second Class (lower) degree from recognized University preferably in any Science, Engineering, Social Sciences discipline and Humanities; HND in Computer Science or Engineering from a recognized Polytechnic with minimum of Lower Credit; HND in any other discipline different from those in (b) but preferably from Science or Social Sciences with a minimum of Lower Credit from a recognized Polytechnic or Institution with a least one year cognate experience; In addition to any one of the above 5 O/L Credits including English and Mathematics are compulsory for all candidates.
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information System, PGDGIS
    This is open to graduates of University of Ilorin and other approved Universities and institutions recognized by Senate with a B.Sc. Hons. degree, HND, or its equivalent in Geography, Environmental Science, Sciences, other Social Sciences, forestry, Engineering, Architecture, Town Planning, etc.
    Notwithstanding the above, candidates with substantial working experience who have attained managerial position in public and private organization may still be considered on individual merit.
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics, PDS
    Candidates for admission to the course shall be selected from amongst those who hold:
    1. A bachelor’s degree in science and relevant allied basic or social science disciplines from a recognized university.
    2. A higher national diploma in statistics with 5 credit passes at GCE 0/Level including English Language and Mathematics.
  5. Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management, PGDEM
    The course is open to:
    1. graduate of the University of Ilorin and those of any other recognized Universities approved by Senate.
    2. Higher National Diploma, HND, holders with upper credits.
  6. Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management, PGDSM
    Entry qualification is at least Bachelor’s degree from any recognised university. However, candidates with professional qualification such as ICAN or Higher National Diploma (with at least lower credit) may be considered.
  7. Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict and Peace Studies, PGDCPS
    Admission into the Postgraduate diploma programme in conflict and peace studies shall be opened to graduates of the University of Ilorin or any other approved university with appropriate degree of Bachelor in any discipline. Candidates holding the Higher National Diploma in Law, Public Administration, Journalism, etc. with upper credit shall also be eligible for admission. Candidates with similar qualification but with a lower credit shall also be eligible for admission provided they satisfy the Board of Postgraduate School by scoring a minimum of 50% in a qualifying examination administered by the University, and may still be considered on individual merit.
Masters Degree Programmes

Admission Requirements:
Applicants for the Masters degree programmes who are Graduates of Unilorin must have a minimum of Second Class Honour Degree (Upper Division) and must be applying for programmes in which they have their first degrees. Graduates from other Universities with first Class are also eligible. However, applicants having their first degree from other Universities with Class of degree than first Class and Unilorin graduates seeking admission into programmes outside their own field irrespective of the class of degree may be admitted provided they satisfy Senate in a qualifying examination to be conducted.

In the case of MBA/MPA programmes, graduate of the University of Ilorin or any other approved university of any field who satisfies the Board of Postgraduate School by scoring a minimum of 60% in a qualifying examination administered by the University are eligible. Notwithstanding the above, for the MPA programme candidates with professional qualifications such as HND (upper credit) with a minimum of five years post qualification experience are admissible provided they score a minimum of 60% in qualifying examination administered by the University.

Candidates for the MBA (Executive) programme are required to possess a degree from a recognized University or hold professional qualifications approved by Senate, e.g HND (upper credit), ICAN, ACCA, ACMA, AIB, ACIS, etc. and have at least five (5) years post qualification experience in the case of degree holders, and at least eight (8) years for HND and other approved professional qualifications. All candidates for this programme (MBA Executive) must be in full time employment in relatively senior management position.

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.

Admission requirements:
Candidates with Masters Degree from University of Ilorin and other recognized University must have scored at least 60% or its equivalent in their final Masters Degree examination to qualify for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy programmes.

In addition, all such candidates shall appear for an interview to be conducted by the relevant Department. Final admission depends on the outcome of the interview.

Duration of Postgraduate Programmes:

Programme
Minimum Period
Maximum Period
Official Extension
Overall Maximum (Maximum Period + Extension)

PGDE
Sandwich:

2 long vacations (i.e. 2 yrs)

3 long vacations (i.e. 3 yrs)

2 extensions at yearly intervals (i.e. 2 yrs)

5 yrs

PGDCS:
Full Time

9 mths

13 mths

9 mths

22 mths (1 yr 10 mths)

Part Time

15 mths

30 mths

15 mths

45 mths (3 yrs 9 mths)

Sandwich

-

3contact sessions of 10 weeks each

1 contact session

4 contact sessions of 10 weeks each

PGDS:
Full Time

9 Calendar mths

12 mths

9 mths

21 mths (1 yr 9 mths)

Part Time

15 Calendar mths

24 mths

15 mths

39 mths (3 yrs 3 mths)

PGDGIS
Full Time

12 mths

18 mths

-

18 mths (1 yr 6 mths)

Part Time

18 mths

24 mths

-

24 mths (2 yrs)

PGDEM
Sandwich

2 Contact Sessions of 10 weeks each

PGDSM
Part Time

2 Academic Sessions

PGDCPS:
Full Time

12 mths

24 mths

-

24 mths (2 yrs)

Part Time

24 mths

36 mths

-

36 mths (3 yrs)

M.A/M.Ed./M.Eng./M.Sc./M.Comm.H./M.P.H.

Full Time

12 Calendar mths (i.e. 1 yr)

24 mths (i.e. 2 yrs)

1 yr at a time for 2 yrs

4 yrs

Part Time

24 mths (i.e. 2 yrs)

36 mths (i.e. 3 yrs)

1 yr at a time for 2 yrs

5 yrs

Sandwich
(M.Ed.Only)

2 Contact Sessions

4 Contact Sessions

2 Contact Sessions

6 Contact Sessions

MBA/MPA/MILR

Full Time

18 mths(1½ yrs)

30 mths (2½ yrs)

1 yr at a time

for 2 yrs

4½ yrs

Part Time

30 mths (2½ yrs)

60 mths (5 yrs)

1 yr at a time for 2 yrs

7 yrs

Ph.D.
Full Time
30 mths (2½ yrs)
42 mths (3½ yrs)
2 consecutive periods of 12 mths (i.e.2 yrs)
5½ yrs
Part Time
42 mths (3½ yrs)
54 mths (4½ yrs)
2 consecutive periods of 12 mths (i.e.2 yrs)
6½ yrs
 

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