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UNIPORT Postgraduate Admission 2016/2017 Announced

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following postgraduate Programmes of University of Port-harcourt (UNIPORT) for 2016/2016 session:

A. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

All Humanities Ph.D Programmes require a minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5 point scale except English Studies and History&Diplomatic Studies which requires a minimum CGPA of 4.0 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 shall possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.0 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) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

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

Admission Requirements for PGD Programme in Theartre&Media Arts

To qualify for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma programme, acandidate 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.

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Requirements for Ph.D Theatre Arts

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

3. DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES

(a) M.A., Ph.D in Literature with emphasis on:

(i) Theory of Literature

(ii) African Literature

(iii) African 0ral 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

1. 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 in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.

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.

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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

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 4.00 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 0ral 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.

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Requirements for Ph.D Linguistics&Communication Studies

Candidates wishing to enroll in the Communication component must hold at least a Masters 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) Social and Political Philosophy

(c) Philosophy of Law

(d) Philosophy of Science

(e) Philosophy of Social Science

(f) Ethics/Moral Philosophy

(g) Metaphysics

(h) Epistemology

(i) Logic and Methodology

(j) History of Philosophy

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 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 3.0 points 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.




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