UNIPORT Postgraduate Admission Form And Screening Details 2016/2017 Released – How to Apply

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University Of Porthacourt UNIPORT

This is to inform the general public that the University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT
postgraduate programmes admission form for
the 2016/2017 academic session is on sale.
The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
invites applications from suitably qualified
candidates for admission into its postgraduate
programmes for the 2016/2017 academic
session.
UNIPORT POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES AND
REQUIREMENTS.
. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS, EDUCATION
AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
A. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
All Humanities PhD Programmes require a
minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5 point scale except
English 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
PhD 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 PhD 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
Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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 PhD 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. , PhD in Literature with emphasis on:
(i) Theory of Literature
(ii) African Literature
(iii) African Oral Literature
(b) M.A., PhD 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 PhD 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:
1. French Grammar and Linguistics
2. African Literature in French
3. French Literature
(iv) M.A. Translation (English/French)
(v) PhD 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 PhD 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, a candidate must have a
good Honours degree in the Humanities, Social
Sciences, Education, Law and the Management
Sciences.
(ii) Master of Arts (M.A.) in the following areas:
(a) Diplomacy
(b) Africa History & Development Studies
(c) Niger Delta Studies
(d) Cultural Heritage Management
Qualifications for Admission
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 (PhD) programme in
the following areas:
1. Diplomacy
2. African History and Development Studies
3. History and Niger Delta Studies
4. Archaeology
5. Cultural Heritage Management
Qualifications for Admission
Candidates who have MA/MSc Degree with a
CGPA of not less than 3.5 on a 5 point scale or
its equivalent in the Humanities and Social
Sciences, especially History, Archaeology,
Anthropology, Religious and Cultural Studies,
Sociology, Economics and International Relations
to qualify for admission into the various Graduate
options in the Department. 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 PhD degree programmes. In addition,
candidates will be required to present a written
proposal on a dissertation 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., PhD in Linguistics in the following
areas:
Descriptive Linguistics
Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching)
Applied Linguistics (Clinical Linguistics)
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis or
Stylistics
(b) M.A., PhD (Linguistics and a Nigerian
Language:
Igbo, Ikwerre, Izon, Kalabari and Khana)
(c) M.A., PhD (Communication Studies) in the
following areas:
Communication Theory/International
Communication
Development/Cultural Communication
Public Relations/Advertising
Broadcast Media Studies
Print Media Studies
Corporate Communication
Requirements for M.A. Linguistics &
Communication 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
Linguistics, Mass Communication,
Communication Studies/Arts, or a subject with a
strong linguistic component or a Merit pass with
a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5 point scale or its
equivalent in Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics
or Linguistics and/or Communication Studies
from a recognized University.
Requirements for PhD Linguistics &
Communication Studies
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in
Linguistics or M.A. Degree in Communication
Studies or related discipline in addition to the
other Faculty Requirements.
7. DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
M.A., PhD 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., PhD 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 PhD Religious and Cultural
Studies:
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in
Religious and Cultural in addition to the other
faculty Requirements.
9. DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS & DESIGN
M.A; PhD 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
B. FACULTY OF EDUCATION (REGULAR AND
SANDWICH)
All Education PhD Programmes require a
minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5 point scale. All
PhD candidates are expected to attend a pre-
admission oral interview, at which they are
required to defend their written proposals
10. DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES
AND
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
M.Ed and Ph.D Regular Programmes on Full-
Time and Part-Time basis. M.Ed Sandwich (Long
Vacation) programme. Both the Regular (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
11. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL
FOUNDATIONS
M.Ed, PhD on Full-Time and Part-Time basis.
M.Ed Sandwich (Long Vacation) programme.
Both the Regular (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
12. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL
MANAGEMENT
M.Ed, PhD Regular Programmes on Full-Time
and Part-Time basis. M.Ed Sandwich (Long
Vacation) programme. Both the Regular (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
13. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL
PSYCHOLOGY, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
M.Ed, Ph.D Regular Programmes on Full-Time
and Part-Time basis. M.Ed Sandwich (Long
Vacation) programme. Both the Regular (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
14. DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND NON-FORMAL
EDUCATION
M.Ed, Ph.D Regular Programmes on Full-Time
and Part-Time basis. M.Ed Sandwich (Long
Vacation) programme. Both the Regular (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 3.00 CGPA 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.
15. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND
HEALTH EDUCATION
M.Ed, Ph.D Regular Programmes on Full-Time
and Part-Time basis. M.Ed Sandwich (Long
Vacation) programme. Both the Regular (Ph.D &
M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation) M.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
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) Upper Credit in Postgraduate Diploma in
Education (PGDE) with a CGPA of at least 4.00
C. M.Ed Health Education
Areas of Specialization
(a) Community Health Education
(b) Occupational Health and Safety Education
(c) School Health 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) or
Human Kinetics and Health Education (Integrated
Major).
(ii) A Degree in Medicine or appropriate Medical
Science in Nursing or Advanced Graduate
Diploma in Health Education (ADHE).
(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 Human Kinetics
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.
D. PhD in the following areas:
(i) Sports Management
(ii) Psychology and Sociology of Sports
(iii) Sports Marketing
(iv) Health Education (Community Health)
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.
16. INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
Regular (Full-Time and Part-Time) basis and
sandwich (Long Vacation) programme.
The programme consists of four areas, namely:
(a) Studies in the Theory and Practice of
Education
(b) Specialized Procedure in the Teaching of
Subjects
(c) Supervised Practice in Teaching
(d) Supervised Project
(i) Requirements –
Candidates must possess any of the following
degrees;
(a) BSc, BA, B.Eng, MSc, M.A, MBA, PhD
(without any Teaching Certificate) and their
equivalent from a recognized University.(1st
Degree with a minimum of 3rd class)
(b) HND Upper Credit and its equivalent from
recognized Polytechnics.
(ii) Duration
(a) Full-Time: The Programme will last for a
minimum of 12 calendar months and maximum of
24 calendar months.
C. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
All Social Sciences PhD Programmes require a
minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5 point scale except
Economics and Sociology (Demography and
Population Studies) which requires a minimum
CGPA of 4.0 on a 5 point scale.
17. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
(ii) M.Sc, PhD 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 PhD Economics:
Candidates must have an M.Sc Degree in
Economics in addition to the other Faculty
Requirements.
18. DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND
ENVIRONMENTAL
MANAGEMENT
(i) PGD Geography and Environmental
Management (PGDGEM)
(ii) M.Sc, PhD in Geography in the following
areas:
(a) Rural Land Use
(b) Urban Geography
(c) Transport Geography
(d) Regional Development Planning
(e) Biogeography
(f) Climatology
(g) Geomorphology
(h) Environmental Management (M.Sc only)
19. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
(i) Post Graduate Diploma in Sociology (PGDS).
To be eligible to apply for
the 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, PhD in Sociology in the following
areas:
(a) Industrial Relations & Personnel Management
(b) Criminology, Police Science & Social Work
(c) Sociology of Development
20. DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND
ADMINISTRATIVE
STUDIES
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs
(PGDIA)
(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:
(a) Political Theory and Methodology
(b) Development Studies
(c) International Relations
(d) Nigerian Government and Politics
Requirements for PhD Political and
Administrative Studies:
Candidates must have an M.Sc Degree in
Political and Administrative Studies in addition to
the other Faculty Requirements.
21. 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 3.0 on a 5 point
scale or 5.0 on a 7 point scale. However,
candidates with Third Class or Pass Degrees may
be considered, provided they have relevant
employment for five (5) years and seven (7)
years, respectively.
DURATION
The Programme is designed to last for twelve
calendar months (12), consisting of two
semesters and field research/report writing and
presentation period.
22. CENTRE FOR ETHNIC AND CONFLICT
STUDIES (CENTECS)
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict
Studies
Requirements for PGD in Peace & Conflict
Studies:
To be eligible for admission into the Peace and
Conflict Studies Programme,
candidates must possess a first Degree (B.Sc.,
B.Ed, B.A) from any recognized University.
Preference will be given to candidates who have
Degrees in related Fields of study, and to those
who work in the peace and conflict sector. In
exceptional cases, candidates without first
Degree, but who have attended high professional
institutions like the National War College, NIPSS,
etc .and who have demonstrable practical
experience in peacekeeping operations and other
peace building activities, may be considered for
admission.
DURATION : The Postgraduate Diploma in Peace
and Conflict Studies is designed for 12 months
full time.
II. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NATURAL, APPLIED
& MEDICAL
SCIENCES
COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
All Science PhD Programmes require a minimum
CGPA of 4.0 on a 5 point scale and thesis score
not lower than 60% (B). All PhD candidates are
expected to attend a pre-admission oral
interview, at which they are REQUIRED to defend
their written proposals.
D. FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL
SCIENCES
23. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemistry (PGDB)
(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:
(a) Enzymology
(b) Nutrition and Toxicology
(c) Medical Biochemistry/Immunochemistry
(d) Environmental Biochemistry
(e) Pharmacological Biochemistry
24 DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL
CHEMISTRY
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry
Candidates with HND certificates are not eligible
for the PGD in Chemistry programme (PGDC)
(ii) M.Sc, PhD in Pure & Industrial Chemistry in
the following areas:
(a) Analytical Chemistry
(b) Inorganic Chemistry
(c) Physical Chemistry
(d) Organic Chemistry
(e) Environmental Chemistry
(f) Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry
(g) Petroleum Chemistry and Petrochemicals
(h) Mineral Processing and Chemical Metallurgy
(i) Polymer Science/Technology
25. DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND
BIOTECHNOLOGY
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programme in the
following options:
(a) Biosystematics/Plant Taxonomy
(b) Genetics and Breeding
(c) Environmental Plant Science
(d) Herbarium Management
(e) Biotechnology
(f) Ethnobotany and Phytomedicine
(g) Horticulture
Requirements for PGD Plant Science and
Biotechnology:
Candidates must possess at least a Second
Class Lower Degree (22) or a strong Third Class
(3rd) Bachelors’ Degree in Botany/Plant Science,
or any good Honours Degree in Microbiology,
Agriculture, Crop Science, Biochemistry,
Genetics, Biotechnology or related field
(depending on the option of the PGD) from the
University of Port Harcourt or any other
recognized University within or outside Nigeria.
Potential Candidates with HND in relevant fields
deemed suitable by the Department of Plant
Science and Biotechnology’s Graduate Board of
Studies would be considered for the requisite
programmes.
(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:
(a) Plant Physiology
(b) Mycology and Plant Pathology
(c) Plant Ecology
(d) Plant Biosystematics and Taxonomy
26. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology (PGDM)
(ii) M.Sc in Industrial Microbiology
(iii) M.Sc in Environmental Microbiology and
Bioremediation
(iv) M.Sc in Food Microbiology
(v) PhD in Microbiology
27. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL &
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
(i) PGD in Animal and Environmental Biology
(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:
(a) Hydrobiology and Fisheries Biology
(b) Environmental Parasitology and Public Health
(c) Environmental Entomology & Pest
Management
(d) Environmental Animal Physiology
Requirements for M.Sc in Animal &
Environmental Biology:
Candidates must possess at least a Second
Class Honours Degree of the University of Port
Harcourt or any other recognized University in
the relevant subject (e.g. Zoology, Biology, Crop
Science, Environmental Sciences etc. with a
minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale or its
equivalent.
Requirements for Ph.D in Animal &
Environmental Biology:
Candidates for the Ph.D programme must have a
Masters Degree and should normally have an
average of at least 60% or CGPA of 4.0 in the
relevant discipline at the Masters level.
For candidates who obtained their Masters
exclusively by research assessment, admission
will be based on the quality of their thesis.
Candidates may be required to attend a pre-
admission interview session. Final selection of a
candidate shall be based on his/her interview
performance and other criteria.
E. FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES &
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
28. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Requirements for PGD in Physics:
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in
Physics from the University of Port Harcourt or
any other recognized University.
Requirements for M.Sc in Physics:
A minimum of Second Class Lower degree with a
CGPA of not less than 3.0 is required for M.Sc
programme of the Department.
M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:
(a) Solid State Electronics
(b) Applied Geophysics
(c) Material Science
(d) Theoretical Physics
(e) Environmental Physics
Requirements for Ph.D in Physics:
Candidate must have MSc Degree in the relevant
field in addition to the other Faculty
Requirements.
29. DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Geology (PGDG)
(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:
(a) Biostratigraphy
(b) Engineering Geology
(c) Environmental Geology
(d) Exploration Geophysics
(e) Structural Geology
(f) Hydrogeology
(h) Petroleum Geology
(i) Marine Geology
(j) Sequence Stratigraphy
(k) Remote Sensing
(l) Sedimentology and Reservoir Geology
(m) Organic Geochemistry
30. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS/
STATISTICS
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:
(a) Statistics (PGDST)
(b) PGD in Statistics & Mathematics (PGDM)
(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:
(a) Pure Mathematics
(b) Applied Mathematics
(c) Industrial Mathematics
(d) Mathematics/Mathematical Physics
(e) Statistics
31. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
(PGDCS)
(ii) M.Sc in Computer Science
(iii) PhD in Computer Science with specialization
in the following areas:
(a) Software Engineering
(b) Algorithms
(c) Artificial Intelligence – expert systems,
neutral networks, fuzzy logic, pattern recognition,
etc.
(d) Database Systems – object databases, data
mining, information
retrieval, etc.
(e) Systems Programming
(f) Web Applications
Requirements for M.Sc in Computer Science:
(i) Candidate must possess at least a First
Degree from University of Port Harcourt or any
other recognized University.
(ii) HND or its equivalent (at least an Upper
Credit).
Requirements for Ph.D in Computer Science:
Candidate must possess an M.Sc Degree in
Computer Science or Information Technology in
addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
F. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
32. MD/MS DEGREE PROGRAMME
(a) Candidates must be either Medical Graduates
(MBBS) of the University of Port Harcourt for not
less than 5 years or confirmed and experienced
academic staff of the University with Medical
Degree of other recognized Universities.
(b) In addition to the above, candidates must
possess either a recognized professional
qualification at the fellowship level or at least an
M.Sc Degree of a recognized University, after the
MB.BS Degree.
33. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
(1) PGD in Human Physiology
(2) M.Sc, PhD in Human Physiology
Special areas :
(a) Membrane Physiology
(b) Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology
(c) Blood Physiology
(d) Nutrition Physiology
(e) Neuro Physiology
Requirements for M.Sc Programmes:
(i) Graduates of the University of Port Harcourt
or other Universities recognized by statute of the
University of Port Harcourt with a Second Class
Honours Degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
on a 5 point scale or its equivalent in Human
Physiology or related discipline.
(ii) Holders of MB.BS, DVVM or BVM, Pharmacy,
Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Anatomy with a
CGPA of 3.50 in Postgraduate Diploma in Human
Physiology.
(iii) Requirement for PhD Programmes :
Candidates must possess an M.Sc or M.Phil
degree or its equivalent in Human Physiology in
addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
34. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ANATOMY
(i) M.Sc, PhD in Anatomy
Requirements for M.Sc in Human Anatomy:
(a) Candidates must possess a Second Class
Honours Degree with at least a CGPA of 3.00 on
a 5 point scale or its equivalent in Anatomy from
the University of Port Harcourt or other
recognized Universities.
(b) Holders of good degree in Medicine and
Surgery, Veterinary Medicine and Physiotherapy.
ii. Areas of Specialization in PhD Anatomy:
(a) Histochemistry and Teratology
(b) Clinical Anatomy
(c) Physical and Forensic Anthropology
(d) Radiological Anatomy
Requirements for Ph.D in Anatomy:
Candidate must have MSc Degree in Anatomy
with a minimum CGPA of 4 points on a 5 points
scale or its equivalent qualification. Interviews
are conducted to assess candidates before
admission and final selection is based on
interview performance.
35. DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
(i) M.Sc Pharmacology
(a) Candidates must possess a Second Class
Honours Degree with at least a CGPA of 3.00 on
a 5 point scale or its equivalent in Pharmacology
from the University of Port Harcourt or other
recognized Universities.
(b) Holders of good Degree in Medicine and
Surgery, Veterinary Medicine,
Dentistry, Physiology and related Biomedical
Science subjects.
(ii) Ph.D in Pharmacology: Candidates must
possess an M.Sc or an M.Phil Degree or an
equivalent Degree in Pharmacology in addition to
the other Faculty Requirements with a minimum
CGPA of 4.0 on a 5 point scale.
36. DEPARTMENT OF HAEMATOLOGY, BLOOD
TRANSFUSION
AND IMMUNOLOGY
Requirements for M.Sc in Immunology
Programmes:
The Course is open to graduates of Medicine,
Dentistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacy,
Pharmacology, Nursing, Biochemistry, Molecular-
Biology, Microbiology, Animal Science, Veterinary
Medicine, Zoology and other relevant courses.
Candidates who hold a minimum of Second Class
Honours (Lower Division) with a minimum CGPA
of 3.00 on a 5 point scale or in any of the above
mentioned subjects, from the University of Port
Harcourt or other recognized Universities shall be
eligible for admission into the programme except,
the Medical and Dental graduates.
G. FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES
37. M.Sc Sports Medicine
(a) For medically qualified persons with MB.BS,
B.Ch or a fellowship in any
Medical discipline.
(b) The duration of Course is 18 – 36 months.
The Course work will be taught in two semesters
of 12 months while the
student will spend the remaining 6 months in a
training attachment and a
project work.
(c) Area of specialty – Sports Medicine
generally, while the project work will
be on Sport of interest.
38. DEPARTMENT OF PREVENTIVE AND SOCIAL
MEDICINE
i. Master of Public Health (MPH) for MBBS
graduate
ii. Master of Science in Public Health (MSc
Public Health MSPH for other B.Sc in Science,
Anatomy etc.
Admission Requirements:
The Programmes will be open to candidates who
possess a first degree in Medicine, Basic Medical
Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing and other relevant
courses allied to Medicine. In addition candidates
must have at least three years post degree
experience and must have completed National
Youth Service (NYSC) programme. Candidates
for admission into the programme will undergo a
selection process and only those who are
successful will be admitted into the programme.
To serve the interest and needs of all Medical,
Health and allied professions who desire the
programme, there is need to simultaneously
mount two separate programmes, one for
medically qualified graduates and another for
non-medically qualified professionals who wish to
practice Public Health.
Requirements for Master of Public Health
Programme:
(a) MBBS or its equivalent, with a minimum of
three years post qualification experience.
(b) Candidates are also required to pass the
qualifying examination.
Requirements for MSc Public Health Programme:
(a) B.Sc Honours in a health-related discipline
with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division
(22) Degree with CGPA not less than 3.00 on a 5
point scale or CGPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale.
(b) Candidates are also required to pass the
qualifying examination.
H. FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
39. DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOGNOSY
(i) M.Pharm and PhD Programmes
Areas of Specialization:
(a) Phytochemistry/Phytotherapy Research
(b) Medicinal Plant Research
(c) Standardization of Phytopharmaceuticals/
Herbals
(d) Formulation Studies of Herbal Products
(e) Tissues Culture
Requirements for M.Pharm
Candidates must possess a good first Degree in
Pharmacy from the University of Port Harcourt or
any other recognized University, not below
Second Class Honours with a minimum CGPA of
3 points on a 5 points scale. Non pharmacy
graduates in closely related subjects like
Chemistry, Biochemistry and Botany may be
considered for admission. Such candidates may
be required to take remedial undergraduate
courses in Pharmacognosy as recommended by
the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee.
Requirements for PhD
(i) Candidates who possess the M.Pharm Degree
in Pharmacognosy of the University of Port
Harcourt or any other recognized Universities,
with a CGPA of 3.5 on a 5 points scale. However
candidates with CGPA of 3.0 in their M.Pharm or
M.Sc Programmes in the Pharmacognosy or
related disciplines may be considered for
admission. Such candidates shall be required to
take recommended 700 level/remedial courses
which they must pass at an average score of
60% in the first year.
(ii) Candidates with M.Sc/M.Pharm degree
(minimum CGPA of 3.5); M.Phil Degrees in
Pharmacognosy, Ethnomedicine, Chemistry,
Biochemistry or Botany of the University of Port
Harcourt or other approved Universities. Final
selection of candidates is by presentation of a
research proposal. Part-Time candidates will also
be considered.
40. DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS AND
PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY
(i) M.Pharm and PhD Programmes
Areas of Specialization for M.Pharm :
(a) M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics
(b) M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Technology
Requirements for M.Pharm
Candidates must be graduates of pharmacy from
the University of Port Harcourt or any other
recognized Universities with at least a Second
Class (Lower Division) or a declassified approved
Degree Programme with evidence of good
performance in pharmaceutics. Candidates shall
be required to satisfy the department in a
selection process.
Areas of Specialization for PhD :
(a) PhD in Pharmaceutics
(b) PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology
Requirements for PhD
(i) A graduate of the University of Port Harcourt
holding a Masters Degree (M.Pharm) in the
specialized field of Pharmaceutics and
Pharmaceutical Technology with requirements as
stated above for the M.Pharm Programme.
(ii) Graduates of the University of Port Harcourt
holding a Masters Degree as stated above in the
requirements for M.Pharm who have obtained at
least a CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or an
overall average of 60%(B) in the course work.
(iii) A graduate of any other recognized
university who meets the above requirements
shall be admitted on presentation of transcripts
from the university. Candidates may be required
to take relevant remedial courses as may be
recommended by the Departmental and Faculty
Graduate Committees.
41. DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL
PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY
(i) MSc & PhD Toxicology
Areas of Specialization:
(a) Drug Toxicology
(b) Food Toxicology
(c) Medical/Clinical Toxicology
(d) Environmental Toxicology
Requirements for M.Sc Toxicology
Candidates must possess a B.Sc Degree from
the University of Port Harcourt or from any other
recognized University in any of these disciplines:
Biological and Chemical Sciences including
(Chemistry, Civil, Agricultural, Chemical and
Environmental Engineering), Medical Sciences
and Forensic Sciences.
Requirements for PhD
Candidates who obtained a minimum CGPA of
3.5 in the relevant written examinations and
project on the M.Sc Course in Toxicology of the
University of Port Harcourt, or any other
recognized University.
42. SPORTS INSTITUTE
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN
SPORTS
(i) Sports Broadcasting/Journalism
(ii) Sports Marketing
(iii) Team Management
(iv) Massage Therapy
(v) Fitness and Recreation
(vi) Sports Medicine
Admission Requirement for Postgraduate
Diploma Programme in Sports
(i) A degree in Sports Education or related
courses with a minimum of 3rd Class (Honours)
Degree.
(ii) Experience in Sports matters will be an
advantage
Duration
The programme is designed to last for two
semesters of full time course work.
III. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
All Engineering PhD programmes require a
minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5 point scale.
Candidates would be required to attend an
interview before admission and registration for
the programme, and will be required to write a
qualifying examination.
Requirements for College of Engineering
1. PGD Programmes : Candidates must possess a
Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3rd Class
Honours in his/her choice of discipline or a
minimum of 22 in any other related Engineering
discipline.
2. M.Eng Programmes: Candidates must possess
either a Bachelor’s Degree with minimum of
Second Class Honours in the relevant Discipline,
with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 5 point scale
or PGD in the relevant areas with minimum
CGPA of 3.50 on a 5 point scale.
43. Master of Engineering Management (MEM) in
the following areas:
(a) Chemical Engineering
(b) Civil Engineering
(c) Electrical./Electronic Engineering
(d) Mechanical Engineering
(e) Petroleum Engineering
Requirements:
Candidates must possess a Second Class
Bachelor’s Degree in a chosen Engineering
discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0. The
MEM is a Terminal Degree.
44. Master of Environmental Engineering
Technology (M.ENV.T)
Requirements:
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in
Engineering or related science discipline, with a
minimum CGPA of 3.0. The M.Env.T is a
Terminal Degree.
I. FACULTY OF ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
45. DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical
Engineering (PGDCE)
(ii) M.Eng, Ph.D in Chemical Engineering
Requirements for PGDCE
Candidates for PGDCE must possess a
Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of Third Class
in Chemical Engineering or Second Class lower in
any other Engineering discipline.
Duration:
The programme shall last for a minimum of 24
calendar months and a maximum of 60 calendar
months of full-time study or 36 calendar months
and a maximum of 84 calendar months for part-
time study.
46. DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum
Engineering (PGDPE)
(ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum
Technology (PGDPT)
Requirement for PGDPE:
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree
with a minimum of Third Class in Petroleum &
Gas Engineering or a minimum of Second Class
in any related Engineering Discipline.
(ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum
Technology (PGDPT)
Requirement for PGDPT:
Candidates with Degrees in Physics, Chemistry,
Geology, Geophysics, or Metallurgy with a
minimum of Second Class Lower Degree or Third
Class with at least five (5) years industrial
experience are eligible to apply.
(iii) M.Eng., PhD in Petroleum Engineering in the
following areas:
(a) Reservoir Engineering
(b) Gas Engineering
(c) Drilling Engineering
(d) Production Engineering
(e) Petroleum Economics
47. DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical
Engineering (PGDME)
Requirement for PGDME:
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree
with minimum of 3rd Class on a 5 point scale in
Mechanical Engineering or a minimum of Second
Class in any related Engineering Discipline.
ii) M.Eng., PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the
following areas:
(a) Applied Mechanics and Design
(b) Engineering Materials Design
(c) Production/Industrial Engineering
(d) Thermofluid Engineering
J. FACULTY OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS
ENGINEERING
48. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
M.Eng., PhD in Civil Engineering in the following
areas:
(a) Geotechnical Engineering
(b) Water Resources Engineering
(c) Highway & Transportation Engineering
(d) Structural Engineering
(e) Environmental Engineering
49. DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
(i) M.Eng. in Electrical/Electronic Engineering in
the following areas:
(a) Power System and Machines
(b) Electronics and Telecommunications
(ii) Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and
Technology in the following areas:
1. Power Systems Engineering
2. Electrical Machines
3. Power Electronics and Drives
4. Instrumentation and Control
IV. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT,
BUSINESS & TRADE
K. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
All Management Sciences PhD Programmes
require a minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5 point
scale. All PhD candidates are expected to attend
a pre-admission oral interview, at which they are
REQUIRED to defend their written proposals
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in the following
areas:
(a) Accounting
(b) Finance and Banking
(c) Management
(d) Marketing
Requirements for PGD Programmes:
Candidates must possess at least a Third Class
Degree in the field of specialization. Other
candidates in related Disciplines must possess at
least a
Second Class Honours Degree or a third class.
For HND holders, a minimum of upper credit is
acceptable in the related discipline.
(ii) Master of Business Administration (MBA) in
the following areas:
(a) Accounting
(b) Finance and Banking
(c) Management
(d) Marketing
Requirements for MBA Programmes:
Candidates must have B.Sc Degree in the field
of specialization with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
on a 5 point scale in (Accounting, Finance and
Banking, Management, Marketing). Others from
related fields must possess at least a 3.50 on a
5 point scale from PGD programmes.
(iii) Master of Science (M.Sc) in the following
areas:
(a) Accounting
(b) Finance and Banking
(c) Management
(d) Marketing
Requirements for MSc Programmes:
Candidates with a minimum of Second Class
B.Sc degree in the field of specialization with
minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale or its
equivalent.
Holders of MBA in Mgt Sciences with a minimum
CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale or its
equivalent.
(iv) Doctorate Degree (PhD) in the following
areas:
(a) Accounting
(b) Finance and Banking
(c) Management
(d) Marketing
Requirements for Ph.D Programmes:
Candidates must have M.Sc in the field of
specialization (Accounting, Finance and Banking,
Management, Marketing) in addition to the other
Faculty Requirements.
(v) Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in
the following areas:
(a) Accounting
(b) Finance and Banking
(c) Management
(d) Marketing
Requirements for Doctor of Business
Administration (DBA) Programme:
Candidates for the DBA programme must
possess an MBA or M.Sc in Accounting, Finance
and Banking, Management, and Marketing or in
an acceptable and closely related area/
discipline. The Master’s programme must have
had a Thesis/Research component.
Candidates are required to have had a minimum
of 3.5 on a 5.0 point scale or 3.0 on a 4.0 point
scale in their master’s programme.
Working experience of two years attained in a
middle management position in the corporate
world or in an alternative relevant employment
will be an added advantage.
The final selection of candidates for the DBA
programme shall be based on the candidate’s
performance at an interview to be conducted by
the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee
DURATION OF UNIPORT POSTGRADUATE
PROGRAMMES.
A. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE )
The Programme is to run on a Full-Time basis to
last for a minimum of 12 calendar months and
maximum of 24 calendar months and also on a
Part-Time basis for two consecutive long
vacation of eight (8) weeks each sandwich
programme.
B. MBA Programme
Full-Time: Minimum of 24 Calendar Months and
Maximum of 48 Calendar Months
C. MD and MS Programmes
The Programmes will be at least 24 Calendar
Months duration.
D. Ph.D Programmes
Full-Time candidates will be required to spend a
minimum of 24 calendar
months and a maximum of 60 calendar months.
Part-Time candidates will be required to spend a
minimum of 36 calendar months and a maximum
of 84 calendar months.
E. DBA Programme
Full-time candidates shall be required to spend a
minimum of three (3) years and a maximum of
five (5) years from the date of first registration.
Part-time candidates will be required to spend a
minimum of five (5) years and a maximum of
seven (7) years.
UNIPORT POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME –
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
ALL PGD PROGRAMMES
The minimum requirement for the Postgraduate
Diploma Programmes is a Bachelor’s Degree in
the related disciplines. Candidates must possess
at least a Second Class Honours Degree or Third
Class in the related Discipline. For HND holders a
minimum of Upper Credit is acceptable in the
relevant Departments.
PGDC
For the Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry
(PGDC) Programme, candidates with Third Class
need not apply.
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Candidates must possess at least a Second
Class Honours Degree of the University of Port
Harcourt or any recognized University, in the
relevant subject with a minimum CGPA of 3.00
points on a 5 point scale or its equivalent.
Candidates for the Master’s in Education must
have obtained a first Degree in another field and
in addition a Postgraduate Diploma in Education
(PGDE) with at least an Upper Credit
classification. Candidates for the MBA
Programme must possess a strong qualitative
background. Candidates with PGD must have a
CGPA of 3.50 to register for Master’s Degree in
the relevant field
PhD PROGRAMMES
Generally, for the PhD Programmes, candidates
should have a Master’s Degree with a minimum
CGPA of 3.5 or 4.0 depending on the department
or its equivalent grade in the relevant discipline
at the Master’s level. Admission will be based on
interview performance. PhD involves course work
and qualifying examination.
MD/MS PROGRAMME
(A) Candidates must either be graduates of
Medicine (MBBS) of the University of Port
Harcourt for not less than five (5) years or
confirmed and experienced academic staff of the
University with Medical Degree of recognized
University.
(B) In addition to the above, candidates must
possess either a recognized professional
qualification at the fellowship level or at least an
M.Sc Degree of a recognized University, after the
MBBS Degree
HOW TO APPLY FOR UNIPORT POSTGRADUATE
ADMISSION.
Application Fee of Fourteen Thousand Naira
(N 14,000.00) should be paid online at any of the
following Banks: U&C Microfinance Bank, UBA,
Union Bank, Access Bank, Eco Bank and First
Bank and the sum of Six Thousand Naira
(N 6,000.00) for Prospectus should be paid by
Teller at U&C Microfinance Bank, Choba Park..
Candidates should also visit
www.cgs.uniportdatacenter.net/portal/
application to download the Application Forms
after payment.
Please note that payment for Application Form
does not guarantee admission and the
application fee is non-refundable.
ENCLOSURES TO ACCOMPANY THE
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORMS
Please enclose two copies of the following
documents:
(i) Degree/Postgraduate Diploma Certificate
(ii) NYSC Discharge Certificate or Exemption
Certificate
(iii) O’Level Certificate
(iv) Birth Certificate/Affidavit of Age Declaration
(v) Marriage Certificate/Newspaper Publication
of Change of Name where applicable
(vi) Local Government Identification Letter and
(vii) Receipts of payment for the Form
For Further inquiries, please contact the
following between 9.00 a.m and 4.00 p.m.,
Monday to Friday.
THE GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICER
SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES –
07059243946
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
P. M. B. 5323, PORT HARCOURT
OR
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
LIAISON OFFICE
NO. 6 HARARE STREET
WUSE ZONE 6 – 08037086089
ABUJA.
OR
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
LAGOS LIAISON OFFICE
23 BUSH STREET, OKUPE ESTATE, –
08023415448
MENDE,
MARYLAND, LAGOS.
CLOSING DATE
Completed Application Forms with all necessary
enclosures must be returned to the Office of the
Graduate Studies Officer, not later than
Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

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