UNIZIK Begins Application For Admission To Post-graduate Courses For The 2014/2015 Academic Year

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time or part-time admissions to the postgraduate courses offered by Nnamdi Azikiwe University for the 2014/2015 academic year.



Doctorate and Masters’ Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes are available in the areas listed below

Agricultural Science(a)  Agric Economics & Extension                                                             PGD
Arts (a)English Language: (Indicate either LANGUAGE or LITERATURE)              MA, Ph.D.(b) History & International Studies:                                                         MA, PhD

(c) Igbo, African & Asian Studies:                                                           PGD, MA, Ph.D

(d) Linguistics:                                                                                            PGD, MA, Ph.D.

(e) Modern European Language:                                                                PGD, MA, Ph.D.

(f) Music:                                                                                             PGD,MA, PhD

(g) Religion & Human Relations:                                                             MA, PhD

(h) Philosophy:                                                                                     MA, Ph.D.

(i) Theatre Arts:                                                                                          PGD, MA, Ph.D.

Basic Medical Sciences(a) Anatomy                                                                                              M.Sc(b) Physiology                                                                                            M.Sc, Ph.D.
Bio. Sciences(a) Applied Biochemistry:                                                                   M.Sc., Ph.D.(b) Applied Microbiology & Brewing:                                                      PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(c) Botany:                                                                                              PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(d) Parasitology & Entomology:                                                                PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(e) Zoology:                                                                                            PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Education(a) Adult Education:                                                                         M.Ed., Ph.D.(b) Educational Foundation:                                                                    PGDE, M.Ed., Ph.D.

(c) Educational Management & Policy:                                               PGD, M.Ed., Ph.D.

(d) Human Kinetics and Health Education                                          M.Sc., Ph.D.

(e) Guidance & Counselling:                                                             M.Ed., Ph.D.

(f) Library & Information Science:                                                     PGD, MLIS, Ph.D.

(g) Science Education:                                                                    M.Sc., Ph.D.

(h) Vocational Education:                                                                M.Sc(Ed.), Ph.D.

Engineering & Technology(a) Agricultural & Bio-resources Engineering:                                          PGD, M.Eng, Ph.D.(b) Civil Engineering:                                                                              PGD, M.Eng., Ph.D.

(c) Chemical Engineering:                                                                        PGD, M.Eng, Ph.D.

(d) Electrical Engineering:                                                                       PGD, M.Eng., Ph.D.

(e) Electronic & Computer Engineering:                                                  PGD, M.Eng, Ph.D.

(f) Industrial/Production Engineering:                                                      PGD, M.Eng, Ph.D.

(g) Mechanical Engineering:                                                                     PGD, M.Eng, Ph.D.

(h) Metallurgical & Material Engineering:                                               PGD, M.Eng, Ph.D.

Environmental Sciences(a) Architecture:                                                                               PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.(b) Building:                                                                                    PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(c) Environmental Management:                                                        PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(d) Estate Management:                                                                   PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(e) Fine & Applied Arts:                                                                     PGD, MFA., Ph.D.

(f) Geography and Meteorology:                                                             PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(g) Surveying & Geoinformatics:                                                            PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Health Science & Technology(a) Medical Laboratory Science:                                                             PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.(b) Nursing Sciences:                                                                              PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(c) Radiography:                                                                                     PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(d) Medical Rehabilitation                                                                   M.Sc

 Law  Law                                                                                                          LL.M, Ph.D.
Management Sciences(a) Accountancy:                                                                                      PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.(b) Banking & Finance:                                                                            PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(c) Business Administration:                                                                    PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(d) Co-operative Economics & Management:                                          PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(e) Marketing:                                                                                          PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(f) Public Administration:                                                                   PGD, MPA, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(g) Management Sciences                                                                        MBA

Medicine(a) Chemical Pathology:                                                                   M.Sc., Ph.D.(b) Community Medicine:                                                                  MPH

(c) Immunology                                                                              M.Sc, Ph.D.

(c) Medical Microbiology:                                                                  M.Sc., Ph.D.

(d) Pharmacology:                                                                          PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Pharmaceutical Sciences(a) Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management:                         M.Pharm, Ph.D.(b) Pharmaceutical Biology & Traditional Medicine:                             M.Sc., M.Pharm, Ph.D.

(c) Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology:                              M.Sc., M.Pharm, Ph.D.

(d) Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry:                                           M.Sc., M.Pharm, Ph.D.

(e) Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology:                        M.Pharm, Ph.D.

(f) Pharmacology and Toxicology:                                                        M.Sc., M.Pharm, Ph.D.

(g) Forensic Sciences                                                                   M.Sc

Physical Sciences(a) Applied Statistics:                                                                               PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.(b) Computer Science:                                                                             PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(c) Geological Sciences:                                                                          PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(d) Mathematics:                                                                                     PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(f) Physics & Industrial Physics:                                                             PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(g) Pure & Industrial Chemistry:                                                            PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Social Sciences(a) Economics:                                                                                         PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.(b) Mass Communication:                                                                       PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(c) Psychology:                                                                                       PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(d) Political Science:                                                                              PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.

(e) Sociology and Anthropology                                                            PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.





The following may apply for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma programme:

2. 1.1.   Graduates from approved University who hold first degree classification with a FCGPA of 2.50 and above on a 5point scale.

2.1.2.    Candidates from approved Polytechnic, Monotechnics, and who hold a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit.


The following may apply for admission into Masters Programmes:

  1. Graduates from approved Universities who have obtained the appropriate degree with minimum FCGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale or a minimum of 60% for universities who do not use Final Cumulative Grade Point Average, in the proposed field of study.
  2. Holders of Postgraduate Diploma from recognized institutions with an FCGPA of 3.0 and above (on a 5 point scale). A good first degree will be an advantage.
    1. Graduates from approved universities who obtained Masters degree in the proposed field of study.
    2. A candidate seeking admission into Ph.D. programmes from the Masters programme would be required to have obtained a minimum FCGPA of 3.50 except for Sciences and Education where minimum FCGPA is 4.00 and above on a 5 point scale or a minimum of 60% for universities who do not use the Final Cumulative Grade Point Average, in the proposed field of study.

Candidates for all Postgraduate programmes must have a minimum of 5 credits including English Language and any four relevant subjects at one or two sittings in addition to other Departmental/Faculty and General University Requirements.


4.1        Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD)

The full time Postgraduate Diploma programme lasts for a minimum of 12 continuous calendar months. Part time programme shall last for a minimum of 18 calendar months.

  1. Masters Degree Programmes

The Masters Degree programmes last for a minimum of three (3) semesters for full-time. Part-Time programme shall last for a minimum of five (5) semesters.

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme

Full-Time candidates with Masters’ degree will be required to spend a minimum of six (6) semesters while Part-Time candidates will be required to spend a minimum of eight (8) semesters.


5.1        Application form should be completed on-line by login onto my.unizik.edu.ng/postgraduate on payment of   N10, 000.00 (Ten thousand naira only) in any of the Banks within the University. Candidates are advised to obtain information on Departmental requirements and areas of specialization from the website www.unizik.edu.ng/postgraduate

5.2        Print a copy of the completed Application Form

5.3        Download and print a copy of the transcript form. The form should be sent to the candidates’ institution for his/her academic transcripts. Students are to ensure that the Transcript Form is attached to the Transcript. Failure to do so will result to non-processing of the Student’s Admission. Married candidates should also indicate their maiden name in the transcript form. Reverends/Priest should also indicate their title while filling the form and also in their transcript form

5.4        Download and print three copies of the referee report form for your referees to complete.

5.5        Ph.D. applicants are expected to write a proposal of not more than six hundred (600) words on their areas of interest and submit alongside with their application form.

5.6        Copy of the completed application form, referees’ reports and claimed certificates, including O’ level certificates, evidence of Change of name, birth certificate, teller and confirmation order from the bank of purchase should be submitted at the Admissions Unit, School of Postgraduate Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, not later than two months from the date of this publication.

5.7        Transcripts should be forwarded not later than end of September, 2014. Applicants should assist in this process to enhance their chances of making admission in October, 2014

For more information on the Entry requirements, Areas of specialization, O’ level requirements and other necessary information, log on to www.unizik.edu.ng/postgraduate or see Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies.

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