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Admissions into Postgraduate Programmes In The 2013/2014 Academic Session


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into various
Postgraduate degree programmes of the University.

A. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED
1. Ph.D. Degree Programmes are available to holders of M.A; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.;
LL.M; M.Comm.H.; and M.P.H degrees, with a minimum of 60% score in their
Master degree programmes. A Ph.D. degree programme runs for a minimum
period of 30 calendar months and a maximum period of 42 calendar months
for Full-Time candidates OR a minimum period of 42 calendar months and a
maximum period of 54 calendar months for Part-Time candidates.

2. Candidates who score between 55 and 59.9 percent should apply for admission into
the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree programme. The M.Phil. degree
programme is available only to Full-Time candidates and it runs for a minimum
period of 12 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months.
Candidates in this category are eligible for conversion to Ph.D. candidature following
a progress assessment report to be made by a Panel of Examiners at the end of the
first semester of registration.

3. M.A.; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; M.Com.H., LL.M and M.P.H. Degrees, run for a
minimum period of 12 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar
months for Full-Time candidates OR a minimum period of 24 calendar months and a
maximum period of 36 calendar months for Part-Time candidates. At the University
of Ilorin, unless with a written approval of the University Senate, a Master or Ph.D.
degree programme automatically lapses at the expiration of the maximum duration
for each programme. However, a Master or Ph.D. degree candidate may apply for
an extension of not more than 12 months, in the first instance, subject to a maximum
of two such extensions.

4. All Master Degree Programmes, except M.Phil., are by course work, in addition to a
research project report. M.Phil. and Ph.D. Degree Programmes are normally by
research, except where relevant course work may be prescribed, where necessary.
A dissertation is required for the M.Phil. programme and a thesis is required for the
Ph.D. programme.

5. All Returning Students are expected to register at the beginning of every
Postgraduate academic session. The session is for 12 calendar months,
commencing on 2nd October and ends on 30th September of the following year.

B. DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMMES

1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
i. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC. ECONS. AND FARM MANAGEMENT
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Agric. Econs.; Farm Management.

ii. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC. EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Agricultural Extension.

iii. DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Agronomy (with specialization in General Agronomy; Plant
Physiology; Horticulture; Plant Breeding, or Weed Science).
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Soil Science (with specialization in General Soil Science, Soil
classification/Land Use Planning, Soil Microbiology, Soil Chemistry and Fertility, or
Pedology)

iv. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION
M.Sc. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition; Animal Breeding and
Genetics)
M.Phil. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition; Animal Breeding
and Genetics.
Ph.D. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition; Animal Breeding and
Genetics.

v. DEPARTMENT OF CROP PROTECTION
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Crop Protection (with specialization in General Crop Protection;
Applied Entomology; Plant Pathology).

2. FACULTY OF ARTS
i DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC
M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Arabic.

ii. DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. English Language; Literature-in-English.

iii. DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH
M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. French Language; Literature-in-French.

iv. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. History

v. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND NIGERIAN LANGUAGES
M.A; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Yoruba Language; Yoruba
Literature.


vi. DEPARTMENT OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
M.A.; Performing Arts with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance.
M.Phil.; Performing Arts with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance.
Ph.D. Performing Arts with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance.

vii. DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIONS
M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Christian Studies; Comparative Religious Studies; Islamic
Studies

viii. CENTRE FOR PEACE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
M.A. Peace and Development Studies.

3. FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
(I). ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
(i) DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Accounting and Finance

(ii) DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Business Administration (with specialization in General
Management; Human Resources Management; Marketing; Operations
Management).

(iii) DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Economics (with specialization in
Transport/Communication Economics; Development Economics; Health
Economics; Public Finance; Labour and Human Resource Economics;
International Economics; Monetary Economics).

(iv) DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Geography (with specialization in Regional Development
and Planning; Rural Development; Transport Planning; Industrial Development,
Urban and Regional Planning; Population Studies; Climatology; Agro-
Climatology; Geomorphology; Biogeography; Soil Geography; Land Resources
Evaluation; Environmental Management; or Water Resources).

(v) DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
M.Sc.; M.Phil; Ph.D. Political Science (with specialization in Comparative
Politics; International Relations; Political Economy).

(vi) DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Sociology. (with specialization in Industrial Sociology;
Criminology; Medical Sociology).




(II). PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the
under-listed Postgraduate Professional Degree Programmes of the University:
(a) Master of Business Administration (Executive) (MBA Executive)
(b) Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Full-Time or Part-Time)
(c) Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS)
(d) Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
(e) Master of International Studies (MIS)
(f) Master of Public Administration (MPA)
(g) Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information System (PGDGIS)
(h) Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Executive
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of six (6)
semesters, and a maximum period of ten (10) semesters. Students will attend
lectures only on weekends. They are also expected to come in for two (2)
weeks during long vacation for intensive academic work. The available areas of
specialization include: Accounting, Marketing, Personnel Management, Finance,
General Management, and Operations Management.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 24
calendar months and a maximum period of 36 calendar months for Full-Time;
and a minimum period of 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48
calendar months for Part-Time. Areas of specialization include: Accounting,
Marketing, Personnel, Finance, General Management and Operations
Management.

Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18
calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months. This
programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.

Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18
calendar months and a maximum period of 30 calendar months. Areas of
specialization include: Labour Management Relations, Personnel and Human
Resources Management; Industrial, Conflict and Dispute Resolution; and
Labour Law. This programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.






Master of International Studies (MIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 30
calendar months and a maximum period of 45 calendar months. Lectures hold
fortnightly. The available areas of specialization include: International
Economic Relations; Foreign Policy; Strategic Studies; Diplomacy and
International Politics.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18
calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months. Areas of
specialization include: Public Finance, Budgeting, Personnel Management,
Public Policy and Development Administration. This programme is available on
Full-Time basis ONLY.

Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information System (PGDGIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 12 months and a
maximum period of 18 calendar months. This programme is available on Full-Time
basis ONLY.

Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 30 calendar
months and a maximum period of 45 calendar months. The programme runs on
weekends and fortnightly. The available areas of specialization include: International
Economic Relations; Foreign Policy; Strategic Studies; Diplomacy and International
Politics.

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 12 calendar months
and a maximum of 18 calendar months. This programme is available on Full-Time
basis ONLY.

ELIGIBILTY FOR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Candidates for admission into the MBA programme shall normally possess Bachelorís
degrees from a recognized University, with a minimum of Second Class Honours
(Lower Division). Holders of professional qualifications such as ACA, ACMA, AIB,
ACIS, CIBN, ACTS or HND (Upper Credit) must possess a Post-Graduate Diploma
Certificate in Strategic Management from the University of Ilorin with a minimum
average weighted score of 60%. All candidates should have at least Five (5) Credit
Passes at the Ordinary Level (O/L), including English Language and Mathematics,
irrespective of field of study.

Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS)
Candidates for admission into the MGIS programme shall normally possess
Bachelorís degrees from a recognized University with a minimum of Second Class
Honours (Lower Division). Holders of professional qualifications such as HND (Upper
Credit) with a minimum of five years post-qualification experience are also eligible to
apply.

Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
Candidates for admission into the MILR degree programme shall normally possess a
honours degree of the University of Ilorin, or from any other recognized University.

Master of International Studies (MIS)
Candidates for admission into MIS Professional degree programme shall normally
possess Bachelorís Degrees in any discipline with at least a Second Class (Honours)
from the University of Ilorin, or any other recognized University.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Candidates for admission into the MPA degree programme shall normally possess
have a minimum of Third Class Honours degree in any discipline from the University
of Ilorin, or any other recognized University.

Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information System (PGDGIS)
Candidates for admission into the GIS Postgraduate diploma programme shall
normally possess a recognized Bachelorís Degree with at least a Third Class
Honours or HND (Lower Credit) or their equivalent, in Geography, Environmental
Science, the Sciences, other Social Sciences, Forestry, Engineering, Architecture,
Town Planning, etc,. Notwithstanding the above, candidates with substantial work
experience who have attained managerial positions may still be considered for
admission on individual merit.

Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)
Candidates for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and
Diplomacy (PGDIAD) programme shall normally possess Bachelorís Degrees in any
discipline with a minimum of PASS grade from the University of Ilorin or any other
recognized University or HND with at least a Lower Credit.

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)
Candidates for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management
(PGDSM) should normally possess Bachelorís Degrees or Professional
qualifications such as ICAN or HND certificate with a minimum of Lower Credit from
recognized Institutions.

4. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS); M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Computer
Science.

DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Ph.D. Library Science.

5. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
i. DEANíS OFFICE
Post Doctoral Diploma in Education (PDDE)
This is an online programme.

ii. DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES EDUCATION
M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. in Educational Psychology; Educational Research,
Measurement and Evaluation; Sociology of Education; Arabic Education;
Comparative Education; English Language Education; History and Policy of
Education; Mother-Tongue Education; Religious Studies Education; Philosophy of
Education; Social Studies Education; Curriculum Development.

iii. DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELLOR EDUCATION
M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Educational Guidance and Counselling.

iv. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT
M.Ed. Educational Management
Ph.D. Educational Management

v. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION
M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Physical Education (with specializations in Administration
and Management of Physical Education and Sports; Curriculum and Teacher
Education; Exercise Physiology).
M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Health Education.

vi. DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION
M.Ed.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Mathematics Education; Educational Technology;
Curriculum Development; Science Education (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

6. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
i. M.Eng.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (with
specialization in Soil and Water Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage;
Agroclimatology; Farm Power and Machinery; Agricultural Mechanization; Agro-
Product Food Processing and Storage; Agricultural Buildings and Environment.

ii. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Civil Engineering (with specialization in Structural
Engineering and Materials; Transportation Engineering and Highway Materials;
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering).

iii. DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Electrical Engineering.

iv. DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
M.Eng.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (with specialization in Applied
Mechanics/Production; Thermofluid; Metallurgy)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
7. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
i. DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Anatomy

ii. DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY & PARASITOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Medical Microbiology (with specialization in Medical
Bacteriology; Medical Virology; Medical Mycology).
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Medical Parasitology (with specialization in Medical
Helminthology; Medical Entomology; Medical Protozoology).

iii DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Physiology (with specialization in Cardiovascular
Physiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism; membrane Physiology;
Neurosciences; Reproduction).

8. FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES
i. DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Master of Community Health (M.Comm.H.); Master of Public Health (MPH.);
M.Phil.; Ph.D. Epidemiology and Community Health (with specializations in
Tropical Public Health; Occupational and Environmental Health; Health
Management or Health Education).

9. FACULTY OF LAW
LL.M.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Common Law (The Ph.D. is currently available only to academic
staff of the University of Ilorin)
LL.M.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Islamic Law

10. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
i. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemistry, M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Biochemistry (with
specialization in Enzymology; Nutritional Biochemistry; Toxicology; Parasite
Biochemistry; Membrane Biochemistry, Environmental Biochemistry; Clinical
Biochemistry; or Reproductive Biochemistry).
ii. DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Chemistry (with specialization in Inorganic; Organic;
Physical; Analytical; Organometallic).
M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry.

iii. DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL SCIENCES
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Geology (with specialization in Solid Mineral Exploration;
Petroleum Geology & Sedimentology; or Engineering and Hydrogeology).
Ph.D. Geology. (with specialization in Solid Mineral Exploration; Petroleum
Geology & Sedimentology; or Engineering and Hydrogeology).

iv. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
M.Sc., M.Phil.; Ph.D. Mathematics (with specialization in Optimization; Fluid
Mechanics; Analytical Dynamics; Numerical Analysis; Algebra; Complex
Analysis; Real Analysis, Elasticity; Topology).

v. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
M.Sc.; Microbiology (with specialization in Microbial Physiology; Industrial
Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary Microbiology;
Plant Pathology).

M.Phil.; Ph.D. Microbiology (with specialization in Microbial Physiology;
Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology, Medical and Veterinary
Microbiology).

vi. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Physics (with specialization in Space Physics and Radio
Propagation; Communication Physics; Solar Energy; Materials Science and
Solid State Physics; Theoretical Physics; Geophysics; Atmospheric Physics; or
Meteorology).

vii. DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Plant Biology (with specialization in Plant Physiology and
Biochemistry; Biosystematics and Cytogenetics; Applied Genetics and Plant
Breeding, Plant Anatomy; Plant Taxonomy; Plant Diversity and Environmental
Management, Algology; Bryology).

viii. DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS)
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Statistics (with specialization in Sample Survey Theory
and Methods; Biometry; Design and Analysis of Experiments; Biostatistics;
Categorical Data Analysis; Quality Control; Modelling; Microarray Analysis;
Survival Analysis; Multivariate Analysis; Time series and Econometrics).


ix. DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. Zoology (with specialization in Entomology; Hydrobilogy
and Fisheries; Parasitology).

C. ELIGIBILTY FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
1. Candidates seeking admission into the Diploma in Biochemistry programme
shall possess any of the following:
i. A Bachelorís degree in Biochemistry with a minimum of Third Class

ii. A Bachelorís degree in Microbiology, Food Science and Technology,
Chemistry, Pharmacy and other related disciplines with a minimum of Third
Class.

iii. HND/Final Diploma (AIST/AIMLT) in Science Laboratory Technology and
Nursing options and any other related option with a minimum pass at credit
Level

iv. The candidate must possess five Ordinary Level credits in
GCE/SSCE/NECO to include English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
and Mathematics.

2. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science shall satisfy one
of the following:

(a) a minimum of first degree from a recognized University in the Sciences,
Engineering, Social Sciences or the Humanities disciplines.
(b) HND in Computer Science or Engineering from recognized Polytechnics
with a minimum of Lower Credit; and

(c) HND in any other discipline different from those in (ii) but preferably from
Sciences or Social Sciences with a minimum of Lower Credit from a
recognized Polytechnic or equivalent Institution, with at least one year
cognate experience.

3. Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics shall satisfy one of the
following:

(i) A minimum of an honourís degree from a recognized University in any of
Science and Social Science disciplines;

(ii) HND in Statistics from a recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower
Credit.

4. Candidates for admission into the PDDE programme shall normally possess
Ph.D. degrees in any discipline other than Education.

5. Applicants for the academic Master degree programmes who are graduates
of the University of Ilorin and other recognized Universities, must have a
minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Upper Division) and must be
applying for programmes in which they have their first degrees. However,
applicants with Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) and those
with higher classes of degrees seeking admissions into programmes outside
those in which they have their first degrees may be admitted provided they
satisfy Senate in a qualifying examination to be conducted. The least class of
Degree for all academic programme applicants is Second Class Honours
Degree (Lower Division). Regardless of the institution where the Bachelorís
degree is obtained, ALL candidates shall apply early for their official
Bachelorís degree academic transcript to be sent to the Postgraduate
School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, before the expiration of the
stated deadline.

6. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree programme shall have obtained a relevant
Master degree of this or other recognized University, with an average weighted
score of at least 60%. Short-listed candidates would be required to satisfy the
Postgraduate School in the qualifying interviews and assessments by the
relevant Department. Regardless of the Institution where the Masterís degree
was obtained, ALL candidates must apply early for their official Master degree
academic transcripts to be sent to the Postgraduate School, University of
Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, for the purpose of this admission and before the
expiration of the stated deadline. All candidates must have 5 O/L credit
passes, including English Language and Mathematics or pass in Mathematics,
where applicable.

7. All Higher Degree candidates that attended foreign Universities, where English
language is not the medium of instruction, should submit to the Postgraduate
School, evidence of their English Language proficiency, e.g., TOEFL or IELTS
scores.

D. APPLICATION FEES
Application fee for all programmes is N25,000.00 only, for Applicants within
Nigeria or $200 only, for International Applicants.

E. DATES AND VENUES OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
A three-hour qualifying examination for all applicants for the Postgraduate
Diploma in Computer-Science and those seeking admissions into Master
degree programmes, will hold on Saturday, 22nd June, 2013, at 8.30a.m. at
the following venues:

FACULTY OF ARTS LECTURE HALLS AND
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE THEATRE -
For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculty of Business and Social
Sciences.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION LECTURE THEATRE - For candidates seeking
admissions into Faculties of Education, Agriculture, Communication and
Information Sciences.

LECTURE THEATRE I, NEW SCIENCE LECTURE THEATRE &
ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE
For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculties of Arts, Basic Medical
Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Engineering & Technology, and Science.
NOTE: There will be no formal letters of invitation to candidates for the Qualifying
Examination as this advertisement will serve as the invitation.

F. METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application Forms are to be completed on-line and will close on Monday,
17th June 2013. Note that the latest date for receipt of supporting documents
is Friday, 12th July 2013. Successful applicants would be notified by e-mail.



E.D. Obafemi
Registrar




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