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UNN Postgraduate Admission Form for 2021/2022 Session

UNN Postgraduate Admission Invitation and Details, 2021/2022 (Primary)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into postgraduate programmes in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in the areas of specialization indicated under each Department/Institute/Centre as follows for the 2021/2022 academic session:

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UNN Postgraduate Available Programmes

  1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE                       

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes

  1. Department of Agricultural Economics

Farm Management and Production Economics; Agricultural Marketing and Agri-business; Agricultural Finance and Project Analysis; Agricultural Cooperative and Resources; Environmental Economics.

The Department of Agricultural Economics also offers PGD programme in Co-operative Studies; Farm Management and Production Economics; Agribusiness and Marketing.

Departments of Food Science and Technology, Crop Science, Animal Science, Agricultural Extension and Soil Science, offer Postgraduate Diploma Programmes.

  1. Department of Animal Science

Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry; Animal Production; Animal Physiology; Animal Breeding and Genetics.

  1. Department of Crop Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D.

Crop Physiology Economic Entomology; Crop Production; Forage Crops; Hematology; Ornamental Horticulture; Plant Breeding and Genetics; Plant Pathology; Tropical Fruits and Plantation Crops; Vegetable Crops; Weed Science.

  1. Department of Agricultural Extension

Agricultural Administration; Agricultural Communication; Agricultural Extension Education; Agricultural Planning and Evaluation; Rural Sociology.


  1. Department of Food Science and Technology

Food Chemistry and Analysis; Animal Production Technology; Fruits and Vegetable Processing Technology; Quality Control and Assurance; Cereals, Pulses, Legumes and Tuber Processing Technology; Food Biotechnology; Food Engineering and Processing.

  1. Department of Home Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes

Family and Child Studies; Home Management (Family Resource Management); Hospitality and Institutional Management; Interior Decoration and Design; Food and Nutrition; Textile, Clothing and Fashion Design.

  1. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes

Dietetics; Community and Public Health Nutrition; Human and Experimental Nutrition

  1. Department of Soil Science

Soil Genesis Survey and Classification;Remote Sensing, Environmental Impact Assessment and Land Evaluation; Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy; Soil Fertility and Management; Soil Physics and Conservation; Soil Biology and Biochemistry.



PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. degree programmes

  1. Department of Archaeology and Tourism (PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. Programmes)

Paleolithic Studies; Iron Age Archaeology; Origins of Food Production and Urbanization; and Cultural Resource Management (Museum or Tourism Option).

  1. Department of English and Literary Studies (PGD, M.A and Ph.D.)

English as a second Language (ESL); English Language; Literature; and Comparative Studies and Literature; Oral Literature.

  1. Department of Fine and Applied Arts

Ph.D. Art History; Ph.D. Art Education; Ph.D. Art Administration and Management; Ph.D. Fine Arts and Design (with specialization in Painting, Print Making; Sculpture-Visual Communication Design; Textile Design; Fashion Design; Ceramics).

M.F.A. with specialization in Painting; Print Making; Sculpture; Textile Design; Fashion Design; Ceramics; Communication Art and Design (Options: Graphic Design and Advertizing; Product Design; Web Design and New Media); Film Making and Photography.

M.A. Art History: Traditional African Art; Modern African Art; Asian Oriental Art; African-American Art.

M.A. Art Education; M.A. Art Administration and Management

PGD in Fine and Applied Arts.

  1. Department of Foreign Languages and Literary Studies (MA programme)

African Literature in French; Caribbean Literature in French; Translation.

The Department also offers Ph.D programmes in the following areas of specialization:

African Literature in French; Caribbean Literature in French; German Literature.

  1. Department of History and International Studies (PGD, M.A. and Ph.D.)

Political History; Economic History; Social History; International Studies


  1. Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages (M.A, Ph.D)

Linguistics; African Languages; Literature in African Languages; and Translation and Interpretation).

The Department offers Ph.D. in the following areas of specialization:

Linguistics; African Languages and Literature.

  1. Department of Mass Communication

PGD, M.A and Ph.D.

Multimedia and Journalism; Broadcasting/Electronic Media; Public Relations; Advertising and Marketing Communications; Communication Advocacy; Development Communication; Population Communication.


  1. Department of Music

Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM):

African Music Industry; Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management; Music Education; Research; Composition and Musical Instrument Technology.


MA Degree Programme:

Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management; Music Education; Research; Composition and Musical Instrument Technology.




Ph.D Degree Programme in the following areas:

African Music; Music Education; Composition; Musicology; Music Performance and Musical Instrument Technology; Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management; Research and Musical Instrument Technology.


  1. Department of Theatre and Film Studies

(M.A and Ph.D.

Acting and Directing; Dramatic Theory and Criticism; Applied Theatre; Playwriting; African and Caribbean Drama and Theatre; Film and Media Arts Studies; Performance Studies; Scenography; Theatre and Cultural Administration.



M.Sc and Ph.D degree programmes in following Departments:

  1. Department of Human Anatomy

Gross Anatomy; Neuroanatomy; Histology; Embryology; Reproductive Technologies; Anatomical Science Education; Forensic Biology; Cell Biology; Biological Anthropology.


  1. Human Physiology

Blood; Cardiovascular System; Renal Physiology; Endocrinology; Reproduction; Developmental Programming; Neurophysiology.


  1. Medical Biochemistry

Biochemical and Molecular Parasitology; Enzymology; Micronutrients and Molecular Toxicology; Molecular Nutrition and Food Research; and Clinical Biochemistry.




M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following Departments:

  1. Department of Biochemistry

Environmental Biochemistry; Enzymology; Industrial Biochemistry& Biotechnology; Medical Biochemistry; Nutritional Biochemistry; Molecular Biology; Pharmacological Biochemistry;ProteinChemistry; Lipid Biochemistry; Plant  Biochemistry.


  1. Department of Microbiology

Brewing Science and Technology (PGD); Medical Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.); Environmental Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.); Food/Industrial Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.); and Brewing Science and Technology (M.Sc).

  1. Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D

Biosystematic/Taxonomy; Palynology/Palaeoecology; Plant Anatomy; Plant Physiology; Ecophysiology; Plant Pathology/Mycology; Genetics and Plant Breeding; Plant Ecology; Environmental Botany/Economic Botany; Plant Biotechnology; Algal Biotechnology; Fungal Biotechnology; Bagel Biotechnology; Aquatic Botany; Phycology/Limnology (Aquatic Ecology); and Ethnomedicine/ Phytomedicine.


  1. Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology

(M.Sc. and (Ph.D.)

Animal and Environme; Parasitology and Public Health;  Entomology and Forensic Sciences; Fishery Science and Aquaculture;  Hydrobiology/Aquatic Sciences;  Ecology and Environmental Biology; Animal Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.




PGD, MBA, M.Sc and Ph.D. programmes

  1. Department of Accountancy

Financial Accounting; Management Accounting, Auditing and Investigation; Taxation Laws and Accounts; Public Sector Accounting; Management Information System.

  1. Department of Banking and Finance

      PGD and MBA

Banking; Finance

      M.Sc and Ph.D

Finance; Banking and Credit Risk Management; Banking/Finance and Economic Development; Risk Management in Financial Institutions.


  1. Department of Management

Administrative Theory and Practice; Human Resources Management; Production and Operations Management; Analytical Techniques; Corporate Strategy and Business Policy; Project Management and Feasibility Analysis; and Comparative Management Systems.

  1. Department of Marketing

Marketing Communications; Physical Distribution and Channel Management; Industrial Marketing; Consumer-Buyer Behaviour; and International Marketing, Strategic Marketing.  The Department of Marketing also offers executive M.Sc. degree programme in Public Relations.



PGDE, PGDL, M.Ed. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:

  1. Department of Adult Education & Extra Mural Studies

Adult Education Administration; Community Development; Extension & Distance Education.

  1. Department of Arts Education

Curriculum Studies; Language Education; Educational Technology; Comparative & International Education; Music Education; Fine & Applied Arts Education; Moral Education; Religious Education.


  1. The Department of Educational Foundations

Childhood Education; Educational Psychology; Guidance & Counselling; History of Education; Philosophy of Education; Sociology of Education; Special Education; Educational Administration and Planning

  1. Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education

Public Health Education; School Health Education; Mental and Emotional Health Education; Occupational and Industrial Health Education; Administration and Management of Physical Education and Sports; Curriculum and Physical Education Teacher Education; Psychology of Sports; Sociology of Sports; Recreation and Tourism; Exercise Physiology; Adapted Physical Education. For PGD: (a) Health Education (PGDHE); (b) Human Kinetics and Sports Studies (PGDHKS).

  1. Department of Library & Information Science

PGDL, M.L.S and Ph.D. Degree Programmes

  1. Department of Science Education

Educational Research Methodology; Mathematics Education; Physics Education; Chemistry Education; Biology Education; Measurement & Evaluation, and Integrated Science Education.




PGD Science Education  with the following options:

Biology Option; Chemistry Option; Integrated Science Option; Mathematics Option and Physics Option.


  1. Department of Social Science Education

Economics Education; Political Science Education; Population & Family Life Education; Geographical & Environmental Education; and Social Studies Education.

Postgraduate Diploma programmes in the Faculty of Education are domiciled as follows:  (PGDE) in Educational Foundations; PGDL in Library & Information Science; Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Education domiciled in the Department of Social Science Education.



M.Sc., M.Engr. And Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:


  1. Department of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering:

(M.Engr and Ph.D)

Power Systems, Machinery and Mechatronic Engineering; Soil and Water Resources Engineering; Food and Bioprocess Engineering; Structures and Environmental Control Engineering; Biomass and Renewable Energy Engineering; Aqua Cultural Engineering; Forest Engineering; Ecological Engineering.

  1. Department of Civil Engineering

(PGDCE, M.Sc., M.Engr, Ph.D)

Structural Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Water Resources Engineering; Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering; Materials & Construction; and Highway Engineering.


  1. Department of Electrical Engineering

(M.Engr. and Ph.D)

Power Electronics, Drives and New System; Electrical Machine and Drives; Electromagnetic Fields and Application; Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering; and Automatic Control Systems.

  1. Department of Electronic Engineering

      (M.Sc, M.Engr and Ph.D)

Communications; Digital and Computer Electronics.  Currently, the Department of Electronics Engineering has no facilities in the area of Control Systems.

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering

     (PGD, M.Sc., M.Engr., Ph.D.)

Materials Technology and Mechanics; Fluid Mechanics and Gas Dynamics; Design and Production Technology; Industrial Engineering and Management.

  1. Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

(PGD, M.Sc, M.Engr., Ph.D)

Chemical/Process Metallurgy (Minerals Processing, Extraction of Metals, Corrosion, Metallurgical Process Development, Modern Coating)

Physical/Mechanical Metallurgy (Welding, Failure Analysis, Heat Treatment of Metals, Metal Working, Fracture Mechanism, Dislocation Mechanism)

Materials Engineering (Nano-Technology, Composites, Polymer, Biomaterials, Nuclear Materials, Ceramics and Refractory, Electronic and Magnetic Materials)


The Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offer PGDprogrammes.




M.Sc., M.Arch.and Ph.D. Programmes in the following Departments:

  1. Departments of Architecture

Architectural Design; Architectural Science and Technology; Housing; Construction Management; Architectural History and Theory; Sustainable Design; Architectural Conservation; Architectural Practice and Management; Industrial Design; Landscape Architecture Design; Urban Design, Computer Aided Design/Technology and Media Architecture and Interior Design.

  1. Department of Estate Management

(PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D. and Master in Real Estate (MRE) Programmes)

Valuation; Feasibility/Viability Appraisals; Taxation, Facility and Property Management; Development and Utilization and Land Resources inclusive of Estate and Interests tread as strongly rooted in Philosophical and Socio-economic foundations of their Relationship to man, society and environment.

  1. Department of Geoinformatics& Surveying

(PGD, M.Sc., MGIT and Ph.D.)

Land Surveying; Geodesy; Protogrammetry; Remote Sensing; Hydrography; Cartography; Geographic Information System (GIS); Land Information Management (LIM).


  1. Department of Urban & Regional Planning

(M.Sc, MURP and Ph.D.)

Traffic and Transportation Planning;Tourism Planning and Development;Conservation/Preservation;Housing and Community Development;Recreation Facility Planning; Social Services and Planning;Regional/Rural Development Planning;Land Use and Development control; Urban Design; Environmental Planning and Management.




  1. Department of Health Administration & Management

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D

Health Economics; Health Management & Policy.

  1. Department of Medical Laboratory Science

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D

Clinical Chemistry; Hematology; Histopathology; Microbiology; and Immunology.

  1. Department of Medical Radiography & Radiological Sciences

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D

Medical Imaging with options in;

  • Medical Ultrasound
  • Computerized Tomography(CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Conventional Radiography

Radiation Therapy and Oncology; Radiation and Environmental Protection; Radiography Education; Radiology Administration and Management.



  1. Department of Medical Rehabilitation

M.Sc M.Sc/Ph.D  and Ph.D

Cardio-Pulmonary Physiotherapy; Neurological Physiotherapy; Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy; Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy; Women’s Health Physiotherapy; Paediatric Physiotherapy; Community Physiotherapy.


  1. Department of Nursing Sciences

M.Sc and Ph.D

Maternal & Child Health Nursing; Medical Surgical Nursing; Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing; Nursing Administration & Management; Community Health Nursing; and Nursing Education.



LL.M. and Ph.D.  Degree programmes in the following Departments:

  1. Department of Commercial and Corporate Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas:  Law of Business Organization; Banking; Investment and Capital Market; Law of Commercial Transaction; Insurance Law; and Maritime.


  1. Department of Customary and Indigenous Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree progrqmmes in the following areas: Customary Jurisprudence; Customary Property Law; Indigenous Peoples in International Law.


  1. International and Corporate Law

LL.M degree programmes in the  following  areas:  Public and International Law; Law of International Institutions; International Environmental Law; International Economic Law; International Human Rights Law; and International Criminal Law.


  1. Department of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas:

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory; Comparative Constitutionalism; International Criminal Law and Theory; Law and Development.


  1. Department of Private Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas:

Laws Governing the Private Practice of Law, Civil Proceedings and Allied Professional Concerns; The Regulation of Private Investments, the Capital Market and Industrial Relations; Laws Pertaining to Personal and Familial Relations; International Business Law & Institutions; Private Law Theory


  1. Department of Property Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas:

Property and Fiscal Law; Law of International Finance and Commerce; Law of Corporations, Governance and Dispute Settlement


  1. Department of Public Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas:

Administrative Law; Comparative Constitutional Law; Human Rights Law; Health Law and Policy; Humanitarian Law; Advanced Criminal Law.





  1. Department of Community Medicine

MPH degree programme is offered by the Department of Community Medicine in the following areas of specialization:

Epidemiology; Biostatistics & Population Studies; Health Care Studies; General Preventive & Health Communication Studies; Primary Health Care and Nutrition Studies.


  1. Department of Pharmacology &Therapeutics

M.Sc, Ph.D and MDdegree programmes.

Pharmacology; Toxicology; Statistics; Epidemiology


  1. Department of Medicine

M.Sc. and MD (Doctor of Medicine) are offered by the Department of Medicine in the following areas of specialization:


MD degree in Cardiology; Nephrology; Neurology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology); Rheumatology; Infectious Diseases; Clinical Pharmacology/Therapeutics and Dermatology.


M.Sc. degree in Cardiology; Nephrology; Neurology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology); Rheumatology; Infectious Diseases; Clinical Pharmacology/Therapeutics and Dermatology.


  1. Department of Haematology and Immunology

M.Sc and Ph.D are offered by the Department of Haematology and Immunology in the following areas of specialization: (1) Haermatology – Haemoglobinopathies; Hoemostasis; Haem-Obcology; Transfusion Medicine. (2) Immunology – Clinical Immunology/Allergy; Vaccinology; Tumor immunology; Transplant Immunology.





  1. Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Management

M.Pharm and Ph.D

Pharmaceutical Services e.g. drug information services; Pharmacotherapy of various units e.g. oncology, cardiovascular, neurology; Ambulatory Care/Adult Medicine; Clinical Pharmacokinetics/biopharmaceutics; Hospital Pharmacy; Pharmaceutical care; Social Pharmacy/Behavioural Pharmacy; Pediatric Pharmacy; Hematology; Pharmacy Practice Management; Infectious Diseases; Public Health Pharmacy; Pharmacoeconomics/ Pharmacoepidemicology; Social Pharmacy/Behavioural Pharmacy; Pediatric Pharmacy; Hematology; Pharmacy Management; and Infectious Diseases.

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
  2. Pharm, M.Sc and Ph.D

Natural Products Chemistry; Drug Metabolism; and Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology

PGD, M. Pharm, M.Sc, Ph.D Programmes

Fermentation and General Pharmaceutical MicrobiologyPharmaceutical BiotechnologyGenetics and ImmunologySterilization and DisinfectionMicrobial EcologySterile Products FormulationChemotherapy


  1. DDepartment of Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy
  2. Pharm and Ph.D Programmes

Powder and Tablet Technology; Dispersed Systems and Semi-Solids; Bipharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics; Parenteral Dosage form Technology; Industrial Pharmacy.

  1. Department of Pharmaceutics

M.Sc, M.Pharm and Ph.D Programmes

Physical Pharmaceutics; Compounding; Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology; Dispensing; and Pharmacy practices.


  1. Department of Pharmacognosy and Environmental Medicine

M.Pharm, M.Sc, Ph.D Programmes in the following areas:

Phytochemistry; Biomedicinal Chemistry; Ethnobotany; Phytopharmacology; Drug Evaluation and Quality Control

  1. Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

M.Pharm, M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Autonomic Pharmacology; Neuropharmacology; Biochemical Pharmacology; Chemotherapy; Clinical Pharmacology; Toxicology; Cardiovascular Pharmacology; Natural product Pharmacology; General Pharmacology.



  1. Department of Computer Science

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes

Systems Engineering; Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Computer Networks; Theoretical Computer Science; Data communication


  1. Department of Geology

(M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes in the following areas):

Economic Geology and Geochemistry; Engineering Geology/Environmental Geology; Applied Geophysics; Hydrogeology/Environmental Geology; Mineralogy and Petrology; Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy; Petroleum Geoscience; Stratigraphy and Sedimentology; Structural Geology.


  1. Department of Physics & Astronomy

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Condensed Matter Physics; Medical Physics; Theoretical High Energy Physics; Solid Earth Geophysics; Astronomy; Atmospheric Physics; Solar Energy Physics/ Materials Science.


  1. Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Inorganic Chemistry; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Fossil Fuel (Petroleum, Coal and Natural gas) Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Industrial Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry


  1. Department of Mathematics

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Pure Mathematics; Applied Mathematics


  1. Department of Statistics

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes

Probability; Inference; Design of Experiments/Analysis; Sample Survey/Demography; Stochastic Processes/Time Series; Statistical Computing





  1. Department of Economics

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D degree programmes in:

Economic TheoryEconometricsMonetary EconomicsLabour and Industrial EconomicsInternational EconomicsDevelopment EconomicsMathematical EconomicsOperations ResearchPetroleum and Energy EconomicsFinance and Public Sector EconomicsEnvironmental EconomicsHealth Economics.


  1. Department of Geography

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D degree programmes in:

Agricultural GeographyBiogeographyCartographyClimatology/Physical OceanographyEnvironmental ManagementGeographic Information SystemsGeomorphologyHydrology and Water ResourcesIndustrial GeographyPolitical GeographyPopulation GeographyRemote SensingRural GeographyTransportation Geography and Urban Geography.


  1. Departments of Philosophy

PGD, M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in:


Political and Social Philosophy; Western Metaphysics; Ethics/Moral Philosophy; Epistemology; History of Western Philosophy; African Philosophy; Jurisprudence/ Philosophy of Law.


Metaphysics; Epistemology; Moral Philosophy/Ethics; History of Western Philosophy; African Philosophy; Political and Social Philosophy; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence


  1. Department of Political Science

PGD, PGDEA, M.Sc and Ph.D. Programmes in:


Political Theory; Public Administration; Comparative Politics; Electoral Studies; International Relations; Political Economy; Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies; Human Security and Counter-Terrorism Studies. PGDEA is Postgraduate Diploma in Election Administration.


  1. Department of Psychology

M.Sc. & Ph.D. Programmes in:

Experimental Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Social Psychology; School Psychology;and Counseling Psychology.

  1. Department of Public Administration and Local Government

PGD, MPA, M.Sc., DPA& Ph.D. degree programmes.

Financial Management; International Administration; Local Government and Human Resources Management

PGD and M.Sc in Social Policy


  1. Department of Religion & Cultural Studies

PGD, M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes

Old Testament; New Testament; Church History; African Traditional Religion; Religion and Society; Religion and Conflict Resolution.


  1. Department of Sociology/Anthropology

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmesin the following areas:

Anthropology; Anthropology and Development; Climate Change and Society; Comparative Ethnography; Criminology and Sociology of Deviance; Culture and Communication; Demography and Population Studies; Environmental Sociology; Family Studies; Gender and Women Studies; Industrial and Labour Relations; Industrial Sociology; Medical Anthropology; Medical Sociology; Military Sociology and Diplomacy; Oral Tradition and Sociology; Organizational Sociology; Political Anthropology; Political Sociology; Postcolonial Studies; Rural Sociology; Security Studies; Social Development Studies; Social Institutions; Symbolic Anthropology; Urban Anthropology; Urban Sociology.


The Department of Sociology/Anthropology offers PGD programme in the following areas:


Criminology; Gender and Women Studies; Industrial and Labour Relations; Social Development Studies.

  1. Department of Social Work

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D Programmes in:

Social Gerontology; Community Development; Medical Social Work; Social Policy/Industrial Social Work; Social Work Administration; Family Social Work; Psychiatric Social Work; Clinical Social Work; School Social Work.



M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:


  1. Department of Veterinary Anatomy

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in:

Neuroanatomy; Developmental Anatomy Embryology; Microscopic Anatomy (Histology); Gross and Comparative Anatomy; Immunochemistry; Histochemistry; and Applied Anatomy and Biotechnology.

  1. Department of Animal Health and Production

(M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

Large Ruminant Health and Production; Small Ruminant Health and Management; Dairy Animal Health and Production; Nutrition in Health and Disease; Swine Health and Production; Poultry Health and Management; Animal Genetics and Breeding; Animal Health Management and Economics; Nutrition and Biotechnology; Fishery, Zoo and Micro livestock.

  1. Department of Veterinary Medicine

(M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

Avian Medicine; Ruminant Medicine; Small Animal Medicine; Swine Medicine; Equine Medicine; Fish Medicine; Laboratory and Wildlife Medicine; Ethnoveterinary Medicine.

  1. Department of Veterinary Obstetrics & Reproductive Diseases

M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in:

Veterinary Andrology; Gynaecology; Obstetrics and Reproductive Biotechnology.


  1. Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

(M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

Veterinary Helminthology; Veterinary Protozoology; Veterinary Entomology

  1. Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology

(M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

(i)   Veterinary Pathology: Diagnostic (Anatomic) Pathology; (Clinical Pathology (Haematology and Clinical Chemistry); Avian Pathology; Nutritional Pathology.

(ii) Veterinary Microbiology: Bacteriology; Virology; Mycology; Micoplasmology and Rickettsiology; and Immunology.


  1. Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology

(M.Sc and Ph.D programmes)

Veterinary Biochemistry, Veterinary Pharmacology, Veterinary Physiology and Veterinary Toxicology

  1. Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

(M.Sc., MVPH, MPVM and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

Veterinary Public Health; Preventive Veterinary Medicine; Veterinary Epidemiology

  1. Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology

M.Sc., and Ph.D. degree programmes

Veterinary Anaesthesiology; Veterinary soft tissue surgery; Veterinary Orthopaedics and Lameness; Veterinary Radiology; Veterinary Ultrasonology and other diagnostic Imaging; Veterinary Oncology and Nuclear Medicine; Veterinary Dentistry and Dental technology



PGDE, PGDTE, M.Tech., M.Ed. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following    Departments:

  1. Department of Agricultural Education

      (PGDTE, M.Tech., M.Ed. and Ph.D.)

Technology Education in Production Agriculture; Agro-Business Education; Soil Education

  1. Department of Business Education

(PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)

Accounting Education, Marketing Education and Management Education.

  1. Department of Computer & Robotics Education

(PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)

  • Software Development and Application.
  • Hardware Maintenance and Management.
  • Networking and Communication.
  • Computer and Robotic Education.
  1. Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management

(PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)

Child Development and Care Education; Clothing and Textile Technology Education; Food and Nutrition Education; Home Management; and Hospitality Management Education.


  1. Department of Industrial Technical Education

(PGDE, PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)

Building/Woodwork Technology; Electrical/Electronic Technology; Metal Work/Automobile Technology.

  1. Department of Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education

Vocational Education (Masters and Ph.D.); Entrepreneurship Education (Masters and Ph.D.);Agricultural Education (PGDTE); Business Education (PGDTE); Computer Education (PGDTE); Home Economics and Hospitality Management (PGDTE); and Industrial Technical Education (PGDTE).



Offers Postgraduate programmes as followings:

African Peace and Conflict Studies (PGD); African Studies (M.A, & Ph.D.); and Peace and Conflict Studies (MA and Ph.D).


PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D. degree programmes

The IDS has the following areas of specialization at Masters (M.Sc.) degree level:

Governance and Social Change; Poverty, Power Relations and Social Change; Knowledge, Technology and Society; and International Development.

At Ph.D. degree level, the Institute has the following areas of specialization: Human and Social Development; Community Development; Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building; and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.



Offers postgraduate programmes as follows: M.Sc. and PGD in Maritime Business and International Logistics; M.Sc. and PGD in Maritime Law and Policy; M.Sc. in Maritime Telecommunication; PGD in Radio Maritime Telecommunication; and M.Sc in Maritime Management.



Centre for Environmental Management and Control (CEMAC) offers PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in Environmental Management & Control; Disaster Risk Management; Chemical Security Management. The Centre also offers Master’s degree programmes in Disaster Risk Management (MDRM).



The Institute of Public Health offers M.Sc., DrPH and PhD. programmes in the following areas: Health Systems, Policy and Management; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Health Promotion and Communication; Environmental and Occupational Health; Clinical Epidemiology; Bioethics.



M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following areas: Tropical Paediatrics; Human Reproduction; Adolescent and Child Health; Women’s Health and Reproductive Science.



     M.Sc and Ph.D

Tropical Paediatrics: Human Reproduction and Women Health.



Offers PGDE sandwich programme and PGD sandwich programme in the following areas: Citizenship Education; Gender Education; Office Administration and Technology Education; and Women Education.

Entry Qualifications:

  1. PGD in Citizenship Education: A minimum of Bachelors degree or HND passed at distinction or upper credit in Education, Social Sciences or related fields like Arts (Communication, Fine Arts, Drama and Languages).
  2. PGD in Gender Education: A candidate is qualified to apply with Bachelor’s degree or HND in any area of Education and Social Sciences, Arts and Sciences, passed at distinction or credit level.
  • PGD in Office Administration and Technology Education: The entry requirement is Bachelor’s Degree or HND in any area of Education, Social Sciences, ICT or other professionals whose detailed academic records are acceptable to senate of the University of Nigeria may be admitted.
  1. PGD in Women Education: The entry requirement is Bachelor’s Degree or HND passed at credit level in any area of Education, Social Sciences, ICT or other professionals whose detailed academic records are acceptable to senate of the University of Nigeria may be admitted.

Institute of Climate Change offers postgraduate programmes leading to the award of PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the following areas: Science of Climate Change; Ground Based Measurement and Indigenous Technology Application to Climate Change; Environmental Literacy and Policy Studies on Climate Change; Sustainability Studies; Studies on Environmental and Climate Change Laws.



       Institute for Drug, Herbal Medicines and Excipient Research and Development offers postgraduate programmes leading to the award of M.Sc degrees in the following areas: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Herbal Medicine; Drug Discovery and Development; and Regulatory Science.

Entry Qualifications:

Graduate of related faculties in University of Nigeria or of other recognized universities who have obtained a degree of bachelor with at least a second class honours (lower division) with a CGPA not less than 2.50 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent.

For emphasis, related disciplines as mentioned above include: Pharmacy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science, Parasitoloty, Zoology, Plant Science/Botany, Science Laboratory Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry (Industrial or Applied), etc.




       Postgraduate Programmes in Sustainable Power and Energy Development


African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED) offers postgraduate programmes leading to the award of M.Eng/M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the following areas:

Renewable and New Energy Systems; Power Engineering; Sustainable Energy Materials Engineering; Industrial Electronics and Power Devices; Control and Instrumentation Engineering; Engineering Design & Product Development.

The Centre offers M.Sc and Ph.D in Management of Technology and Innovation (MoTI); and M.Sc in Energy Policy, Regulation and Management.

Finally the Centre offers PGD Programme in Additive Manufacturing (3-D Printing) Technology.

UNN Postgraduate Admission Requirements:

  1. Eng/M.Sc Programmes

Applicants for Masters programmes must possess B.Eng. or B.Sc. degree with at least Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 5-point scale (or 2.4 on a 4-point scale) from any recognized university in the relevant disciplines in engineering or physical science. Graduates from any discipline can, however, apply for M.Sc in Management of Technology and Innovation (MoTI) provided they meet the above CGPA requirement.

  1. D Programmes

Applicants for Ph.D must possess M.Eng or M.Sc with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale (or 3.0 on a 4-point scale) from any recognized university in the relevant disciplines in engineering or physical science. PhD in Management of Technology and Innovation (MoTI) is, however, for graduates of MBA and M.Sc programmes in any management discipline who meet the above CGPA requirement.

  1. PGD Programme

Applicants for PGD could be graduates of science, applied science, maths, engineering or related degrees keen to pursue careers in the development or exploitation of materials; graduates currently working in industry keen to extend their qualifications; individuals wishing to start/progress their career; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience. A first degree with at least a Third Class Honours or Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least a upper credit is required for consideration for admission.



General Entry Requirements

Candidates for admission into any postgraduate programme of the University must:

  1. Have obtained 5 credits at not more than two sittings in WASC or GCE or NECO or NABTEB including English Language.
  2. Candidates shall also possess the minimum entry requirements for admission into the first degree and postgraduate programmes in their areas of interest for postgraduate studies.


  • Candidate must be graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who possess the above qualifications.


  1. For the PGD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Architecture, only candidates with University degrees in relevant areas need apply.



The following may qualify for Postgraduate Diploma admission:

  • Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized universities who have obtained a degree of bachelor with at least a third class honours with at least 2.0 GPA on 5-point scale. For Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration, candidates with at least third class honours degree with at least 2.0 on 5-point scale in Arts, the Social Sciences, Law, Business Administration or Education. Candidates from disciplines not mentioned above should in addition, possess a minimum of three years cognate post-qualification experience in administrative/managerial positions. For PGD in Business Administration, the 3rd Class Honours must be from Business Administration.

(ii)     Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with a 3.50 Grade Point Average on a five-point scale or its equivalent may be admitted. For Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, candidates who hold other professional qualifications such as Associate Institute of Bankers, Associate Certified Chartered Accountants, Associate Cost and Management Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Professional Accountants, Associate Chartered Institute of Accountants, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria etc. have added advantage for admission. Candidates with professional qualifications, including HND, should have obtained pre-professional qualifications, including 5 credits in WASC or GCE O/L or NECO to satisfy the basic University entry requirement, for admission for degree courses in their respective departments.

(iii)     In addition to (i) or (ii) above, in special cases, candidates may be admitted after passing such tests as may be prescribed by the Department/Faculty.

(iv)   Candidates who hold other qualifications considered equivalent to the above and acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University may be admitted.



Entry Requirements: Nutrition and Dietetics (PGD)

For PGD programme in Nutrition and Dietetics, candidates must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institutions:

  1. HND in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minimum of Upper Credit or Third Class Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with at least 2.0 GPA on 5-point scale.
  2. Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics: Candidates seeking admission into M.Sc in Nutrition and Dietectics must have obtained as follows:
  1. HND (Upper Credit) in Nutrition and/or Dietetics with PGD (Credit level and above) in Human Nutrition and/or Dietetics.
  2. Bachelor’s degree with at least 2nd Class Honours (Lower Division) in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  3. Bachelor’s degree in related disciplines with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) and PGD in Nutrition and Dietetics at credit level and above in addition to satisfying the University matriculation requirements.
    1. D or M.Sc/Ph.D: Candidates seeking admission for Ph.D degree programme or M.Sc/Ph.D programme in Human Nutrition and Dietetics must have any of the follow qualifications from recognized institution:
  4. Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with at least GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.

Department of Home Science

  1. PGD: Candidates seeking admission for PGD in Home Science must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institution:

HND in Home Science or Home Economics or in  relevant fields with a minimum of Upper Credit, or Third class Bachelor’s degree in Home Science or Home Economics with at least 2.0 GPA on 5-point scale.

  1. Sc: Candidates seeking admission into the Master of Science programme in Home Science must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institutions:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Home Science or related discipline with a minimum of Second Class honours (Lower Division).
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Home Science or related discipline with 3rd class honours degree plus PGD passed at Upper Credit level and above.
  3. HND Upper Credit in Home Science or related disciplines plus PGD at Credit level in the same area in addition to satisfying University matriculation requirements.
  4. Ph.D or M.Sc/Ph.D: Candidates seeking admission into Ph.D or M.Sc/Ph.D programme in Home Science must have Master’s Degree in Home Science/Home Economics or related discipline from recognized Institution with at least 3.50 GPA on 5-point scale.

The following shall qualify for Master’s Degree admission:


  • Graduates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized universities who have obtained the Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines with at least a second class honours with not less than 2.50 GPA;


  • Candidates with relevant Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Nigeria or any other recognized university with at least credit level passes with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on 4-point scale;


  • Candidates whose first degrees are unclassified but have average score of 50% or above;


  • For M.Ed. degree programmes, candidates with at least a good second class single honours degree in teaching subjects plus at least a merit level pass at Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or those who hold a third class honours degree in teaching subjects plus Postgraduate Diploma in Education passed at credit level or above;


  • For MPA degree programme, candidates should, in addition to (i) and (ii) above, be serving administrative/managerial staff in the Public or Private sector with a at least two years post-qualification cognate experience;


  • Holders of professional Fellowship qualifications such a FIMLT, FNILT, NIPR, or their equivalents obtained through examination. However, candidates with the professional certificates listed above must have worked as Senior Technologist(s) or in equivalent position(s) for at least three years;


  • For MD degree Programme in the Department of Medicine: Possession of the Fellowship in Medicine from the National Postgraduate Medical College or its equivalent, or At least an M.Sc. degree in the relevant discipline in which research work predominates, from a recognized university after obtaining the MBBS or its equivalent. The Master’s degree must be with a GPA of at least 3.50 on 5-point scale or 3.00 on 4-point scale in the relevant medical science.


  • For M.Sc. degree programme in the Department of Medicine applicant must hold a degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBBCh) from the University Nigeria or any other recognized University.


  • For MPH degree programme, candidates should in addition to (i) above, have at least three years relevant post qualification experience or at least a Second Class Honours degree in Nursing Sciences, Sociology and Social Work, Psychology, Medical Mircobiology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Health Education, Pharmacy, DVM, MBBS and BDS. For MPH Degree Programme, the Department will screen the candidates further and base their recommendation on such screening result.
  • Candidates who hold qualifications other than those listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University of Nigeria.




Candidates from the University of Nigeria or from other recognized Universities who have obtained Master’s degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study shall qualify for Doctorate Degree admission. Specifically:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale, GPA of 3.0 on 4-point scale is required for admission into Ph.D programme in all Departments except those departments listed in C(ii) below:
  • A minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 5-point scale is required for admission into Ph.D programmes in the following Departments/Faculties: Music, Economics, Public Administration and Local Government, Psychology and Faculties of Education, Medical Sciences, Health Sciences and Technology and Business Administration.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale or a B (60%) average at Master’s degree average provided that satisfactory research work for med part of the Master’s Degree programme.
  • A candidate with first class honours from a recognized University may be admitted into a Master’s/Ph.D. programme in his/her discipline. (see Postgraduate Regulation for details)
  • A candidate with Master’s degree from a recognized University with at least a GPA of 3.50 on 5-point scale or 3.00 on 4-point scale who wishes to do Ph.D degree in a related area or department shall qualify for the Master’s/Ph.D. Any candidate who is not qualified for Ph.D admission on account of low GPA is still not qualified for admission into Master’s/Ph.D. programme.
  • For Faculties and Departments where the possession of Master’s degree with 4.00 points GPA on 5-point scale and above is the condition for Ph.D admission, applicants with Master’s degree GPA of 3.50 and above, but not up to 4.00 may apply for Master’s/Ph.D admission. On completion of Master’s degree coursework specified by the Department, the candidate shall be qualified for a firm Ph.D registration if he or she attains the GPA of 4.00 in the Master’s courses.


NOTE: A candidate admitted into Master’s/Ph.D programme has two options: First, he could complete the Master’s degree programme and then apply to continue with the Doctoral programme without completing a new application form if he/she passes the Master degree with a minimum of 3.50 or 4.0 GPA on a 5-point scale depending on the Department/Faculty. Secondly, the student’s general performance in the course work could be evaluated after the first two semesters of being on the Masters’/Ph.D programme. If the student makes a GPA of 3.50 or 4.0 and above in the coursework (as applicable to the Department/Faculty), Senate on  the recommendations of Departmental and Faculty Postgraduate Studies Committees and the Board of the School may approve that the candidate proceeds to Ph.D programme without fully completing the Master’s degree programme.



  1. M.Ed. Sandwich programmes of the Faculty of Education is offered in the following Departments: Adult Education; Arts Education; Science Education; Human Kinetics and Health Education (Health Education, Physical Education & Recreation options); Social Science Education; and Vocational Teacher Education.

Note:  Candidates are advised to read through the current Postgraduate Regulation of the University of Nigeria for proper guidance on the Entry Requirements and other conditions for Postgraduate admissions in the University.


Click here to download the Postgraduate Regulations

M.Ed. Sandwich programme – Faculty of Education

MLS degree programme is available in the Department of Library & Information Science.


Sandwich Postgraduate Diploma is offered in the Institute of Education (PGDE), Vocational Teacher Education (PGDTE) and Library & Information Science (PGDL).


  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Regular) – Two semesters
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Sandwich) – Three Long Vacations
  • Master’s degree (Regular) :

A minimum of 3 semesters for full-time and 5 semesters for part-time in all Departments/Faculties except for the Departments/Faculties listed below:

A minimum of 4 semesters for Full-time and 6 semesters for part-time for the following Departments/Faculties: Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration and Local Government (PALG), Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Education and Business Administration.

  • Ed. (Sandwich) – three long vacations.

(d)     Ph.D. degree Programme –A minimum of six semester for full time and eight semesters for part time in all Faculties except Agriculture which is has minimum of four semesters for full time and six semesters for part time. Ph.D. programme is not run as a Sandwich programme.

Candidates are expected to complete their programmes at the minimum duration, but not to exceed the maximum duration (See Postgraduate Regulations).

REGISTRATION – For Regular/Sandwich programmes, Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s and Doctorate degree programme, candidates are considered for admission once in a session. Regular students are expected to register their postgraduate courses within four weeks from the commencement of the session.  Candidates admitted for sandwich programmes are expected to register not later than two weeks from the commencement of the sandwich session.


How to Apply UNN Postgraduate Admission Form

Application Forms can be obtained ONLINE on payment of a non-refundable fee ofN26,700.00 (Twenty six, seven hundred naira only) made payable to “The University of Nigeria Postgraduate Application Fees Account, at any bank within the country using the Remita platform. Below is the process flow for the application:

  • Login to the UNN Portal- unnportal.unn.edu.ng
  • Go to postgraduate students
  • Select PG form for 2020/2021
  • Enter your telephone number.
  • Fill in your basic details.
  • Generate Invoice with RRR.
  • Make payments using the online channel or at the bank.
  • Come back to online form.
  • Fill the PG online application form.
  • Upload all necessary credentials in PDF.
  • Complete referee form. (Enter correct Emails).
  • Check the complete details
  • Submit form.

Please note that with the exception of the transcript, you are not expected to submit hard copies of application materials to the school of Postgraduate Studies.



When completing the application form, the candidates shall supply the e-mail addresses of their referees through which a link will be sent to the referees with request to complete the Report Form in respect of the candidate and submit online.



Candidates should download transcript request forms (D2) also provided online, and submit to their former Universities/Institutions to forward their academic transcript(s) to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka” to reach  him/her not later than 15th May, 2022. Candidates whose transcripts are not received on or before the deadline by the School shall not have their application forms processed.



All information required would be completed online except the transcript. Copies of qualifying certificates/statement of result and NYSC discharge certificate (Exemption or Exclusion Certificate) are to be attached. Note that To Whom It May Concern shall not be accepted in lieu of the certificates specified above.



Application starts from Monday, 14th March, 2022 and closes on Wednesday, 25th May, 2022.



  1. All applicants will undergo computer based postgraduate admission screening.
  2. Check out for information on screening processes via the UNN Website unn.edu.ng from, 1st June, 2022, for your further necessary action.
  3. Date for the Postgraduate Admission Screening: 16th and 17th June, 2022.
  4. NOTE: For Ph.D degree programme, a candidate must have published at least an article from his/her Ph.D thesis in a journal certified by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka as a condition for graduation.
  5. Plagiarism test shall be run on Master’s Project Report and Ph.D Thesis before they can be approved.




Amaka Ukwueze Esq., ACIS, MCAI, FIIA

Acting Secretary

School of Postgraduate Studies.

Monday 14th March, 2022


Also See: UNN Postgraduate Admission Screening Test and Entrance Exam Schedule

Recommended: UNN Postgraduate Programmes and Admission Requirements


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  • Johnny

    Can someone with MSc 3.0 CGPA in management do MSC-PHD in management at UNN Enugu campus?

  • Chidimma

    Some of my referees haven't gotten email notifications. What should be the cause please? I applied this 2020.

  • Can I gain admission into masters in Unn with cgpa of 3.43

  • John Ibeh

    I want to share a personal experience with you while doing my postgraduate programme (MSC) in economics department University of Nigeria. We are three friends while in my undergraduate, graduated and finished our Youth Service Corp in 2016. We decided to enroll for our master immediately. I enrolled for mine in UNN economics department, my friend, Kunle enrolled in Unilag, While Kingsley enrolled in University of Ibadan.
    Notice, three of us graduated with cumulative GP of above 4.0 and can boast of being above average student. The three of us gained admission in 2017 academic calendar to our respective choice universities to do our Master programme in economics. However, we are not all truly fortunate, fate and different circumstances separated us.
    Kunle finished his MSc in economic within one year in Unilag, by end of 2018, he has finished his thesis and by early 2019 has received his certificate of MSc. Kingsley equally finished his MSc in 2018 and by mid-2019, his certificate is ready.
    My experience, I wrote UNN postgraduate exam and I scored 76 and was admitted. I accepted the offer by paying my acceptance fee, but little did I know I made my worst mistake in academics when I accepted the offer. It took the department of economics six months to start lecture after other departments have started receiving lecture.
    I taught that I have seen it all, little did I know that there are lecturers that see themselves as gods that no one questions their action or inactions. One of such lecturers is the PG coordinator who later became the HOD of the economics department. In my entire life I have never seen anyone so arrogant, mannerless, and so unprofessional. He is rude, cruel, and not qualified to be in academic not to talk of being a PG coordinator or even HOD where thing is normal without godfatherism.
    Our issue started when one of the students reported the department to PG school about the inconsistency of the lecturers and lackadaisical attitude towards lecture timetable. He came to class and chase the guy that reported the department to the PG school out of exam hall, shouting and screaming that not even the university authority can question him. He was literally mad that if you are not emotionally strong you will forget all you have red before the exam.
    What Amazed me is that the said Dr chased the guy out of the exam hall simply because he wrote letter to PG school complaining of the lecturers not keeping to time table and fixing lectures randomly, yet, nothing was done by the university to remedy the situation after several complains. THE GUY LOST HIS ADMISSION AND THE FEES HE HAS ALREADY PAYED SIMPLY BECAUSE HE COMPLAINED.
    Economic department in UNN is so disjointed, disorganized, and lack process worse than the poorest state university in Nigeria. All these issues happened when Dr is the PG coordinator and the worst happened in 2019 when he was made the HOD of the department.
    Prior to him being the HOD, the department postgraduate programme was crawling and shaking but when he was appointed the HOD by his cronies (fellow perpetrators) the worst happened. Everything in the department was halted and put on a stand still. As at the time of making this post not even a single person has presented their thesis proposal in my set.
    What blew my mind that finally prompt me to make this information public as a warning to those that is considering UNN economic department for their postgraduate is my investigation into 2016 postgraduate academic set – those before us. My investigation reveals that;
    1. Immediately after the Dr became the HOD the department only had two MSc Seminal proposal and no body have graduated or finished their MSc under the watch of Dr Jude including his supervisee.
    2. Only one of all the supervisee under him in 2015 (FIVE YEARS OF DOING MASTER) set have proposed and graduated and NONE of his supervisee in 2016 (FOUR YEARS OF DOING MASTER AND NONE OF THEM HAVE GRADUATED AND NONE HAS PROSPECT OF GRADUATING SOON) set have proposed and graduated. What shocked me is that my investigation into the academic records of his supervisee in both 2015 and 2016 set revealed that majority of his supervisee are above average and ideally should have finished their thesis. In particular, he is the only person who NONE of his supervisee have graduated or finished his/her thesis from 2015 and 2016 set despite the academic record of the supervisees showing they are above average except one.
    3. I discovered that those students who have graduated from the department are those whose supervisors are willing to tussle it out with him and ensure their supervisee are released but that changed anyway since he became the ALMIGHTY HOD.
    4. I discovered that the Dr made a covenant that he will frustrate all his supervisee and all PG students because he was delayed by his own supervisor while he was doing his PhD programmes.
    5. I discovered that it would take the fastest student with good supervisor (from 2017 academic calendar) till end of 2021 (5 years) to finish their MSc in UNN going by trend of things. I discovered also that it will eventually take some till 2024 (8 years) to finish their MSc in UNN especially those he is supervising.
    6. For me I have enrolled for another MSc in Unilag since 2020 and am confident I will obtain my MSc before the fastest person in UNN 2017 set. WHAT AN ACADEMIC SHAME. I believe ASUU and the PG school should be ashamed of themselves because these are part of the things they should be checkmating to protect the students and their image.
    a. I interviewed 20 persons doing their MSc currently in UNN from both 2016 and 2017 academic session and all the 20 persons regretted enrolling for their MSc in UNN.
    b. The said Dr is still the HOD and PG coordinator even after one year of being appointed as the HOD he is still the PG coordinator (both HOD and PG coordinator you can go and verify).
    c. The worst that can happen to you is that he is assigned to be your supervisor. If you find yourself in such position, you will be a FOOL after this warning to go ahead and accept the offer. You will have yourself to blame.
    d. More than 50 percent of the lecturers in UNN are not dedicated to their work and don’t respect time. They are simply not cultured at all and feel like they are gods. Yes, few of them are good and sound but they are simply not CULTURED.
    e. The management of PG school in UNN don’t care about student complains. In fact, the management are aware of what is happening in UNN and have failed to do anything about it. We have recordings and videos of where the Dr is ranting and threatening students with brimstone and fire and the management failed to act.
    f. UNN economics department are not in any way better than those other fast universities like Unilag, UI, ABU, UNIBEN, Uniport among others. They are only living in past glory. If you doubt any information here go and investigate the information released here, I challenge the authority to investigate the claims in this article.
    I also challenge CBN not to continue using economics department UNN as extension for their postgraduate economics programmes. They can use other universities in the East. I challenge Central Bank of Nigeria to investigate the issue also.

    1. My dear Faculty Members! It is often said that "evil thrives in a society when the good people in such a society say or do nothing". It is partly based on this popular quote that I have decided to say some few things concerning this write-up from a purported former student. Permit me to begin by saying that I am somewhat disappointed by the initial comments made by some academics on this platform. As academics, we should not be persuaded based on emotions but based on sound reasons. As intellectuals, we should scrutinize write-ups with a view to ascertaining their veracity; we should seek truth and cherish truth. Having said the foregoing, let me say that the fact that an institution is painted in lurid colours by a disgruntled or some disgruntled former students does not diminish the credibility of the institution. Incidentally, the first generation universities that were mentioned in the write-up(University of Ibadan, University of Lagos and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria) had at one time or the other been painted "black" and discredited by some disgruntled former students. It is not possible for all the students that enter or pass through a university to shower praises on the university. I did my MSc and PhD at University of Ibadan(in Economics Department). Those of us that were successful have often showered encomiums on the Department and the University. But many of those that were not successful have often vilified the Department and the University. Let me say that, in general, the write-up is not even tangential to the truth rather it is parallel to the truth. The write-up claimed that there are many lecturers in Economics Department of UNN that are not good but are evil yet he only mentioned the name Jude for "crucifixion". This is very unfair to put it mildly. He could not even write the full name of somebody he claimed has been the Postgraduate Co-ordinator and the current Head of the Department he was admitted in about three years ago. This is an eloquent manifestation that he was not a serious student. For record purposes, the full name of the current Head of Economics Department, UNN is Dr. Jude Okechukwu Chukwu. He is an erudite scholar, he is an astute administrator, he is an indefatigable worker in the temple of knowledge and he is an epitome of humility. He is a Reader yet he humbles himself. He has served the Department with matchless diligence and sagacity. Also, he is a moral giant and an unrepentant crusader of sound morality and strict adherence to rules and regulations in the work place. He is highly principled and he holds his principle tenaciously. It was Thomas Jefferson(a former American President) that stated: "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock". Those that are morally bankrupt and always want to "cut corners" will surely hate him. Unfortunately, we are in a world of "moral liliputians". It is not true that Dr. Jude Okechukwu Chukwu has been the Departmental Postgraduate Co-ordinator. He was the Seminar Co-ordinator and few days after he became HOD on 1st August, 2019, he left the position and assigned it to Dr. Innocent Ifelunini. It should be noted that Dr. Chukwu became Head of Economics Department, UNN on 1st August, 2019(just about 7 months before the COVID-19 lock-down). How then could he have caused all the purported "damages" within this short period? As another pointer to the mischievous nature and falsity of the write-up, it is stated in it that "even after one year of being appointed HOD, he is still the PG Co-ordinator". This is blatant falsehood! As shown earlier, it is not up to one year that he became the HOD and he was never the PG Co-ordinator within the past nine(9) years. The write-up further claimed that when he was appointed the HOD by his cronies(fellow perpetrators), the worst happened. Could this be true? Was the headship appointment given by his "cronies(follow perpetrators)"? Was it not the VC that gave the appointment? Or is the VC among his "cronies"("perpetrators")? As academics, we should always do critical thinking otherwise the higher degrees we claim to possess may be considered as useless. It was Chinua Achebe(of the blessed and eternal memory) that once stated that "if the intellectual fails to live by his intellect, he ceases to have relevance". The write-up also claims that Dr. Chukwu "made a covenant that he will frustrate all his Postgraduate supervises and all PG students because he was delayed by his own supervisor while he was doing his PhD programme. This is evidently another blatant lie. The seasoned academic that supervised Dr. Chukwu's PhD thesis is Prof. Felix E. Onah. Dr. Chukwu has maintained an excellent working relationship and rapport with his thesis supervisor. The supervisor did not even delay him(Dr. Chukwu) rather the delay was as a result of his unparalled dedication to his duties in the Department as well as his great passion for excellence; he never wanted to sacrifice excellence on the alter of speed. To his credit, at least two papers from his PhD thesis were published in high impact Thomson Reuters journals(that also appeared in Quartile 1 of Scimago Journal Rank class). To the best of my knowledge, Dr. Chukwu has assisted many PG students professionally; indeed, he has mentored many PG students(i.e., those that showed promise for scholarship). Let me point out here that the write-up did not just vilify Economics Department but the entire University. The write-up claimed, among other things, that "more than 50% of lecturers at UNN are not dedicated to their work ..." Is this true? If we agree that it is true, then we are saying that we don't have a university. I can go on and on showing that the write-up is full of lies but I have to apply discretion which is said to be the better part of valour. Let me advise us not to be too quick to side disgruntled students against our colleagues. Academics in Nigeria, in general, are working very hard in spite of their poor pay and overall welfare condition. It is sad to note that a full professor in Nigeria earns less than $1,000 per month while his counterpart in many sane societies earn more than $6,000 per month. Despite the poor pay and welfare, we are always given "excess work load" particularly in Departments like Economics. Concerning the delay in graduating Postgraduate students in UNN, some colleagues have already stated some of the factors responsible for this. The factors include giving admission in batches without clear standards, admitting many weak students(we often disregard results of screening tests), poor welfare and motivation, excess workload, etc. Some people say that some universities like University of Ibadan and University of Lagos do Master's degree programme in one year. This is not true. The minimum duration for a Master's degree programme( full-time) is 18 months which usually stretch to at least 2 years. University of Ibadan apparently has the most organised Postgraduate programmes but you cannot finish a Master's degree programme there now in less than two years. We should not compare UNN with University of Ibadan. University of Ibadan is by far more organised. For instance, University of Ibadan usually does everything humanly possible to admit only the best candidates for its Postgraduate programmes. In Economics Department at Ibadan, only graduates with First Class and Second Class Upper division are considered for admission and they go through highly competitive selection test; here, we often disregard our screening test and accept weak students. At Ibadan, many departments are top- heavy in terms of academic staffing; here, many of our departments are bottom-heavy. Given that big universities are said to be Postgraduate universities(with many Postgraduate students) and that Postgraduate studies are supposed to be handled by very senior academics(full Professors or at least Readers), it is expected that such big universities should have more of very senior academics. In Economics Department, University of Ibadan, there are at least 10 resident Full Professors and many Readers; but in Economics Department, UNN, there are only 2 resident Full Professors and 2 Readers. At University of Ibadan, academic staff are better motivated than academic staff in UNN. For example, a confirmed academic staff at Ibadan is entitled to sponsorship to attend at least one international conference in foreign country in every two years; but in UNN, conference sponsorship is not clearly defined. In fact, staff welfare at the University of Ibadan is evidently better. Various theories of motivation show clearly that the productivity of workers that are well motivated will be significantly higher than the productivity of workers that are not well motivated. It is often said that "to whom much is given, much is expected". In the same vein, to whom little is given, little should be expected". I dare to say that if we align with any disgruntled student to malign Dr. Jude O. Chukwu, that will be a clear example of demotivation and it will be a great disservice to humanity. Dr. Chukwu has worked extremely hard in the few months he has been the HOD; he successfully led the Department to get full accreditation from NUC, he successfully graduated undergraduate students despite the serious crisis that he inherited and he optimally managed the crisis. Let me end by saying that the triumph of falsehood over truth is only for a moment; the truth will surely conquer in the end. The Christian scriptures(popularly called the Holy Bible) put it admiringly thus: "The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment". (Prov. 12:19; King James Version). On this note I rest my case. I pray the Almighty God to give us understanding in all thing. Uche M. Ozughalu.

    2. Yiltawe Elisha Gwamis

      Well said Sir.
      Please Sir,I want you to help me. My name is Yiltawe Elisha Gwamis. A graduate of Federal University of Abuja,Political Science department. I'm from Bauchi state. This year (2020) I applied for admission to run my masters degree programme in university of Nigeria, Nsukka,in Political Science department, and the masters programme is Human Security and Counterterrorism studies. My transcript has long been send. But,since then it keeps showing me admission pending and transcript pending as well. I've asked my referees to confirm whether they have received E-mail, they keep telling me "No". Please Sir,I don't know anyone there and I've never been to the school, is just that it has always been my dream to one day become a student of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I will be very glad and happy if you will help me figure out the main problem with my admission. Thanks a lot sir,and God bless. My Numbers: 07083474729(Airtel),08134108544(MTN)

    3. Greetings!
      My attention has been drawn to an article written by a certain disgruntled former master’s student of Economics, UNN, entitled “Why You Should Not go to UNN Economics Dept. for your MSc Program.” Although we have the right to express our views, it is unfair to make sweeping statements. I will not sit back and allow someone to put a question mark on my degrees because I did BSc and MSc in the said department and institution. I think it makes sense to hear the views of a former student and current staff of the department. I will respond to some of the claims to the best of my knowledge with facts and figures.
      During my undergraduate and postgraduate days, seasoned academics taught me, some of whom are still there (Dr. S. I. Madueme, Dr. Jude O. Chukwu, Dr. Uchechukwu M. Uzughalu, Dr. Ukwueze Ezebuilo, Dr. Emmanuel Nwosu, and others). Dr. Jude O. Chukwu supervised my BSc project. It is worth mentioning that I was the second person to submit in the department out of over 200 students. The same Dr. Jude O. Chukwu supervised even the first student to submit. She later emerged as the best graduating student in my set and currently works with KPMG, while I was the second-best in 2010.
      As the writer of the article, I started a master’s program in Economics, UNN, immediately after the compulsory one-year national service (NYSC) in 2012, and by June 2014, I had finished. In all, I did my masters for 18 months (It was 12 months if you exclude six months of industrial action). Although some of my mates finished in two years, others completed it in three years. While Prof. C. C. Agu was the HOD during that period, Dr. Jude O. Chukwu was the PG seminar coordinator.
      In terms of quality, I hold my head high wherever I go. After my master’s, I was interviewed by the Centre for the Studies of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), a research think tank in Abuja for a post of research associate alongside graduates of the University of Ibadan, University of Benin, foreign Universities, among others. In the end, I was successful with two other UI graduates. I worked for barely three months when UNN offered me an appointment. Competition with graduates from different universities has not stopped. In 2017, I competed for 1 of 25 University of Exeter International Excellence Ph.D. scholarships – a Russell group university. Fortunately, I was the only African awarded. Still, I am working very hard at Exeter to God’s glory.
      As per my experience as a staff of the Department of Economics, UNN, Dr. Jude O. Chukwu was still the PG seminar coordinator before I traveled. On a few occasions, I remember that we slept over in the department, getting either M.Sc or Ph.D. seminar stuffs ready to ensure smooth progression. Some colleagues who have worked under him can validate this experience. We made some notable changes to how seminars and workshops were conducted in the department. Prof S. I. Mdueme (the former HOD) can attest to this. Aside from being the PG seminar coordinator, Dr. Jude O. Chukwu oversaw securing accommodation for our guests, including external examiners. That meant going to and from CEC (the university of Nigeria’s guest house). He carried out that task for many years before I was appointed by Prof S. I. Madueme to take over from him.
      The assertion that Dr. Chukwu’s supervisor delayed his Ph.D. is incorrect and a misguided vent of aggression. Prof F. E. Onah was practically begging him to complete his Ph.D. However, I am aware of three factors that delayed him. First, data problems. Second, his determination to do rigorous research, which eventually led to his traveling to Brazil. Finally, the excess workload in the university. Many of you can nod your head in agreement because we all experience it.
      I will close by submitting that, lots have happened in the department in my absence. For instance, a friend who started his M.Sc in the department the same year with the disappointed writer but had long finished his program told me that he is yet to get his certificate. He complained about a new rule which the PG school made that adds to the bureaucracy. I do not know about it, but I think the process needs to be simplified so that students can graduate in record time.
      May I end it here!
      Eleanya Nduka


      It is no longer a thing of surprise or shock to establish that most mischief makers live and thrive in misinformation and lies inorder to actualise or sustain their nefarious ambition. For some days now, the social media has been flooded with write ups by unscrupulous elements solely aimed at defaming the character of the present HOD of economics, UNN in the person of Dr Jude Chukwu. I wish to reiterate once again that the information disclosed in those write ups are not only false, but baseless, fallacious and maliciously intended. A known fact which is not far from the truth is that mischief makers masquerading as concerned students, former msc student and the likes, whose illicit activities were exposed and cut short were the scenes behind these laughable movies which sole aim is to truncate and debilitate the transformation agenda and efforts of the present HOD. I wish to point at this juncture that lam an active insider in the department and fully aware of most events unfolding in the department. Besides, I had my first degree, second and third degree in the department spanning for three dacades from the period I was an undergraduate. My following submissions therefore is a descriptive narrative of the departmental modus operandi as well as efforts at putting the records straight. As a matter of fact, the present HOD has been in the fore- front of entrenching discipline, justice, fairness, accountability and transparency in the department even before his ascendance to the present position. Dr Jude Chukwu is good mannered, a man of justice, high moral values and an epitome of humility. He is also an astute administrator and an erudite scholar with numerous academic excellence. Those who were opportuned to interact with him could attest to his other numerous examplary charisma. In the area of departmental PG seminar coordination, his administration stopped the fees normally charged to PG students for sending out work for external examinations. He also cancelled the elaborate entertainment expenses subjected to PG students during PG seminars. He was able to break and dismantle the departmental cabal that regularly threatens PG students .The cabal is so powerful that PG students are issued with threats to settle the cabal if such students want progress in their PG program. It was indeed a booming oil business for the cabal. I wish to state that I am one of the victims of the cabal which deployed all manner of tactics, which included anonymous bulk SMS threats, to frustrate my PHd programme. It was this present HOD( Dr. Jude Chukwu) who came to my rescue when he was still the PG seminar Chairman. He encouraged and stood by me and frustrated the efforts of the cabal to enable me complete my PHD programme. He also assisted other numerous PG students with similar experiences. On the issue of undergraduate students welfare, he brought sanity in the operations of
      the present Nigerian Economics Students Association (NESA) executives by entrenching accountability and transparency. It was no longer business as usual whereby undergraduate students are charged arbitrary levies only to be squandered by the executives in collaboration with some lecturers of the department. The HOD operates an open door policy and is accessible to students. On departmental progress, the administration gave a face-lift to the departmental building, accomplished a successful NUC accreditation in 2019 as well as graduated a significant number of final year students, despite the huge falsification/ alterations of undergraduate results he inherited. On overall academic activities, courses are now allocated based on areas of specialisation, wealth of experience and hierarchy. It is no longer news that project supervisors, course lecturers as well as non academic staff of the department now thread with caution in discharging their duties, bearing in mind that any factual allegation against them will be met with decisive action. I can go on and on to mention his laudable transformations in this short period of his tenure. Against this backdrop, it would be judicious to state that no mischievous element will like to associate with a man with such amiable and superlative qualities. The mischievous elements who engage in nefarious activities and whose source of " oil business" were stopped due to his appointment would leave no stone unturned to fight back. They should be alerted they they are defaming the character of a law abiding citizen of Nigeria.Nevertheless, the holy Bible made it clear" Wise men will gain an honourable reputation but stupid men will only add to their disgrace" (Proverb 3:35). Let us be properly guided in our actions and decisions. Dr Nnaji Chibueze.

  • Justina Andirya

    Is postgraduate admission portal be reopen again for sale of form 2020? Pls i need a reply,tanx.

  • With this covid 19 pandemic, processing my transcript for UNN PG admission process will be difficult, so I want to know if the deadline for transcript submission will be postponed. Thank you.

  • please is unn postgraduate form still on sales and when is it ending

  • Please when will unical form be out

  • Nkasi Robert Wodu

    Please sir, my request is directin

    to department of political science ,if there is admission on PGD political theory

    Please sir , my request is directed to department of political science, if there is admission on PGD political theory

  • Kasimu Bala Attahiru

    I tried raising invoice it was not done
    Can I come to the sch for direct application?

    1. Yes you can. Usually faster that way.

  • will the the PG portal re-open for new applicants? I tried raising an invoice for payment but was told admission as closed for the session. Pls update me! Thanks!

  • Imran A. Abdulakeem

    i am a prospective applicant for postgraduate programme. kindly update any time admission form is out. thank you.

    1. You can also bookmark this page, to check for updates.

  • Nwokolo

    When will unn conduct its screening exam for Pg admission into 2018/2019 academic session