2014/2015 UNIBEN Postgraduate Supplementary Admission Form Details
The University of Benin was founded in 1970. It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1st July, 1971. In his Budget Speech in April 1972, the then Military Governor of Mid-Western State, Col. S. O. Ogbemudia (then also Visitor to the University) formally announced the change of the name of the Institute of Technology to the University of Benin. On 1st April, 1975 the University at the request of the State Government, was taken over by the Federal Government and became a Federal University.
The University of Benin (UNIBEN) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters degree and Ph.D in the Departments of Theatre Arts and Mass Communication and The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) Abuja.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
I. A Candidate for postgraduate studies in the university of Benin must have obtained at least five (5) credits in WASC, NECO, GCE (ordinary level or their equivalents,) A credit pass in Maths and English is required.
II. Four credits of Ordinary level plus OND (not pass), NCE, IJMB or Advance level passes.
III. A holder of a Pass (Degree/Diploma) is not qualified for admission into the postgraduate programme of the University of Benin. In addition, all holders of 3rd class degree must possess PGD to be considered for admission into the Masters programmes.
IV. Candidates who obtained Masters degree but with Weighted Average Score (WAS) between 55.0-59% can only be considered for admission into the M.Phil programme in the first instance.
V. A candidate applying for the Ph.D in any programme of the University of Benin must have obtained a weighted average score of 60% or letter grade ‘B’ average in the Masters degree.
VI. A candidate applying for the PhD with a Master’s degree from any other University who in his/her Master’s study has not previously taken the compulsory courses or their equivalents similar to the ones in the University of Benin shall on admission be required to offer and pass such courses with a minimum of 60% or letter grade ‘B’.
Candidates should request their former Universities/Institutions to forward their academic transcript(s) to the “Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies”, to reach him not later than 8 weeks from the date of this publication.Applications of candidates whose transcripts are not forwarded to the school shall not be processed.
Candidates should request their referees to mail reports on them directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Applications shall not be processed unless the referee reports are available.
FACULTY OF ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS AND MASS COMMUNICATION
a) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) . in Mass Communication
b) Masters of Arts, (M.A) in Mass Communication
c) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Mass Communication
Advertising, Broadcasting and Films, Business and Organizational Communication, Development Communication, News media Journalism, Print Journalism, Public Relations etc.
A. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Mass Communication:
The PGD Programme in Mass Communication is open to candidates with:
I. First degree in Mass communication not below third class.
II. Honours degree not below second class lower division in any discipline
III. HND in Mass communication with CGPA of 3.00 and above.
IV. Those whose CGPA in their HND (Mass Communication) is below 3.00 are required to have a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience.
V. HND or equivalent and any other discipline with a CGPA not below 3.50.
Masters of Arts M.A in Mass Communication:
The Master of Arts (M.A) degree programme in Mass communication is designed for candidates who have background knowledge in Mass communication having earned degree(s) in Mass Communication or PGD in Mass Communication. Apart from this the programme is also designed for Candidates who met the entry requirement as stipulated by the University of Benin senate for M.A programme in Mass Communication.
To qualify for admission into the Masters of Arts (M.A) degree programme, a candidate must possess one of the following qualifications.
i. Honours degree (not below Second Class lower) in Mass Communication or journalism obtained from University recorgnised by senate of the University of Benin.
ii. HND in Mass Communication, or Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Mass Communication with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and above.
iii. B.A/B.Sc in other discipline or a PGD Mass Communication with not less than a CGPA of 3.0.
Candidates could be required to take and pass a qualifying oral/written exam administered by the Department/PG school as the case may be.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree programme in Mass Communication
The Doctor of Philosophy (P.hD) degree programme in Mass Communication is purposefully designed to provide qualitative education to deserving candidates. It is geared towards equipping its graduates with the needful knowledge and professional skills required for successful professional academic careers in the field of Mass Communication
To qualify, the candidates must meet the University of Benin admission requirement for a Ph.D programme:
i. Masters degree in Mass Communication with not less than 60% (B) from the university of Benin or approved university recorgnised by the senate of the University of Benin.
ii. Pass an oral/written examination administered by the department/the postgraduate school as the case may be.
Duration of Programmes:
PGD: The programme is expected to Last for a minimum of two semesters for full time.
M.A: The programme is expected to Last for a minimum of three semesters for full time.
b) Ph.D. A candidate on full time will be required to spend a minimum of thirty six (36) calendar months
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE STUDIES
The University of Benin, in affiliation with the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), Abuja, offers programmes leading to the award of masters degrees in Legislative Studies, Legislative Drafting. NILS is the capacity building organ of the National Assembly; it was established by an Act of Parliament. It works to support and strengthen the legislature in the pursuit of the ideals of democracy through research, training, legislative support, advocacy and networking.
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the legislative Postgraduate programmes of the University of Benin/National Institute for Legislative Studies. The University of Benin awards the degrees while the programmes are run at the facilities of the National Institute for Legislative Studies in Abuja by academic staff of the two institutions and renowned practitioners in the democratic and legislative process.
A. THE POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED
i. Masters in Legislative Studies
ii. Masters in Legislative Drafting
The general objectives of the postgraduate programmes are two-fold:
i. to equip legislators and legislative staff at all tiers of government with the knowledge and skills required for improved performance of their various functions; and
ii. to provide opportunities for members of the public who are interested in the practices and procedures of the legislature to familiarize themselves with the operating procedures and processes of this branch of government.
The programmes are available on full-time basis. Lectures are delivered on week days.
Duration of Programmes:
The duration of the master’s degree programme is a minimum period of four (4) semesters, and a maximum period of six (6) semesters.
Programme Delivery Approach:
All the Postgraduate Programmes are delivered through a series of lectures, continuous assessment, course examinations and dissertation.
B. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for admission into the Master’s Degree Programme, a prospective candidate must:
Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in a relevant area from a recognized university, or a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant area from a recognized institution with at least 60% CGPA;
Have the matriculation requirements of Five (5) credit passes at the Ordinary Level, including English Language and Mathematics.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Candidates are to purchase application forms online with valid VERVE OR MASTER ATM BANK CARD for the sum of N12,050.00.
The form must be correctly filled with all information required before submitting online and thereafter printed out from the uniben Website, www.uniben.edu. The following documents will be printed out from the Website:- application, referee, and Transcript request forms. Any form not properly filled will not be treated.
Only candidate given admission into the various Postgraduate programmes are to proceed to pay the total amount of Non-Refundable Acceptance fees itemised below.
Bank/Portal Charges – 3,000.00
Admission clearance – 20,000.00
ICT Levy – 6,000.00
Development levy – 15,000.00
MTN Net Library – 1,000.00
Total – 45,000.00
Note: Acceptance fee must be paid before candidates can be cleared.
All application processes must be completed latest on 16th March 2015.
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