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UNILORIN 2015/2016 Postgraduate Admission Details and Courses Available

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) postgraduate admission form for the 2015/2016 academic session is now available as has been announced by the school authorities. Interested graduates that wish to apply for admission into the University Of Ilorin Postgraduate school are hereby informed.

The management of UNILORIN invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into her various postgraduate programmes available for the 2015/2016 academic session.


1. Ph.D. Degree Programmes

These 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% or cumulative Grade Point Average score in their Master degree programmes. A Ph.D. degree programme runs for a minimum period of 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for full-time candidates OR a minimum period of 48 calendar months and a maximum period of 60 calendar months for part-time candidates. Relevant Courses will be taken for the Ph.D. studies where prescribed and a Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D. programme.

2. M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree Programmes

Candidates who score between 55.00 and 59.99 percent Cumulative Grade Point Average can apply for admission into the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil/Ph.D.) degree programme. The M.Phil/Ph.D. degree programme is available only to full-time candidates. It runs for a minimum period of 12 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months and a dissertation is produced after the research work. 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 session of registration. To be eligible for conversion for the Ph.D. program, candidates are expected to score not less than 60% (aggregate) at the end of the first session.

3. Master Degree Programmes

M.A.; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; M.Com.H., LL.M and M.P.H. degrees run for a minimum period of 24 calendar months and a maximum period of 36 calendar months for full-time candidates OR a minimum period of 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for part-time candidates. All Master Degree Programmes are by course work. This is in addition to a research report at the end of which a dissertation is produced

4. Postgraduate Diploma Degree Programmes

Postgraduate Diploma degrees are available to candidates with a Third class (honours) degree or lower. Applicants are to note that, programmes automatically lapses at the expiration of the maximum duration for each programme. However, a candidate may apply for an extension of not more than 12 months, in the first instance, subject to a maximum of two such extensions.

The full list of courses are listed below.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only available Courses for the session are advertised and as such candidates are advised to select courses available in the advertisement. Any action contrary to this instruction is at the candidate’s risk, please.

5. UNILORIN 2015/16 Postgraduate Programmes Duration

The Postgraduate session for the Master degree and Postgraduate Diploma is for 12 calendar months, commencing on 2nd October and ending on 30th September of the following year, while for the M.Phil. / Ph.D. and Ph.D. programme is 12 calendar months, session starts to count automatically on the date of first registration.

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

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

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

(i) A minimum of an honour’s 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.

3. Applicants for the Master degree programmes who are graduates of the University of Ilorin and other recognized Universities, must have a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Lower 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 Bachelor’s degree is obtained, ALL candidates shall apply early for their official Bachelor’s degree transcript to be sent to the Secretary Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, before the expiration of the stated deadline.

4. 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. Applicants are therefore advised to interact with the department to which they have applied to ascertain the date of the interview for the Ph.D. degree programme. Regardless of the Institution where the Master’s 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.

5. 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.

6. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters degree Programmes will be subjected to the written assessment (qualifying examination) irrespective of the class of degree obtained, except applicants from the University of Ilorin with a First Class and Second class, Upper Division (Honours)

7. International applicants (Applicants who are domiciled outside Nigeria, and non–Nigerian and applying outside the country) shall be exempted from the qualifying examination. However, International applicants applying from outside the country for the Doctor of Philosophy programmes shall be requested to submit a proposal of not more than 5 pages, giving details of what research they intend to carry out. This should be sent electronically to


Application Forms are to be completed on-line and will close on Tuesday, 30th June 2015. Note that the latest date for receipt of supporting documents is Friday, 31st July 2015. Successful applicants would be notified by e-mail.

Application fee for all programmes is N25,000.00 only for Applicants within Nigeria OR $200.00 only for International Applicants.

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A three-hour qualifying examination for all applicants stated in C6 above for those seeking admissions into Master and Postgraduate Degree programmes, will hold on Saturday, 18th July, 2015, at 8.30a.m prompt in the following venues:

FACULTY OF ARTS LECTURE HALLS AND FACULTIES OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE THEATRES – For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculties of Management Science and Social Sciences.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION LECTURE THEATRE – For candidates seeking admissions into Faculties of Education and Agriculture.

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, Physical and Life Science.

NOTE: There will be no formal letters of invitation to candidates for the Qualifying Examination as this advertisement will serve as the invitation.

List of 2015/2016 UNILORIN Postgraduate Courses/Programmes Available

1M.Sc. Agronomy
2Ph.D. Agronomy
3M. Phil. Agronomy
4M.Sc. Crop Protection
5Ph.D. Crop Protection
6M.Sc. Agric. Economics
7Ph.D. Agric. Economics
8M.Sc. Agric. Extension
9Ph.D. Agric. Extension
10M. Phil. Peace and Strategic Studies
11M.A. Peace and Strategic Studies
12Ph.D. Peace and Strategic Studies
13M. Phil. Arabic
14M.A. Arabic
15Ph.D. Arabic
16M.A. English
17Ph.D. English
18Ph.D. Literature-In-English
19M.A. Literature-In-English
20M.A. French
21Ph.D. French
22M. Phil. Linguistics
23M.A. Linguistics
24M. Phil. Performing Arts
25M.A. Performing Arts
26Ph.D. Performing Arts
27M.A. Christian Studies
28M.A. Islamic Studies
29M.A. Comparative Studies
30M.(Ed.) Educational Psychology
31Ph.D. Educational psychology
32Ph.D. Educational Technology
33M.Phil. Educational Technology
34M.Ed. Educational Technology
35M.Ed. Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education
36M.Phil. Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education
37Ph.D. Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education
38M. Phil. Counsellor Education
39M.(Ed.) Counsellor Education
40Ph.D. Counsellor Education
41M.Ed. Human Kinetics Education
42M. Phil. Human Kinetics Education
43Ph.D. Human Kinetics Education
44M. Phil. Science Education
45Ph.D. Health Education
46M.(Ed.) Science Education
47Ph.D. Science Education
48M.Eng. Agricultural Engineering
49Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering
50M. Phil. Civil Engineering
51M.Eng. Civil Engineering
52Ph.D. Civil Engineering
53M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management
54M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
55M. Phil. Electrical Engineering
56M.Eng. Electrical Engineering
57Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
58M.Sc. Pharmacology and Therapeutics
59Ph.D. Pharmacology and Therapeutics
60M. Phil. Anatomy
61M.Sc. Anatomy
62Ph.D. Anatomy
63M. Phil. Physiology
64M.Sc. Physiology
65Ph.D. Physiology
66M.Comm.H. Epidemiology & Community Health
67M.PH Epid. & Community Health
68M. Phil. Computer Science
69M.Sc. Computer Science
70Ph.D. Computer Science
71M.Sc. Mass Communication
72M.Sc. Library and Information Science
73Ph.D. Library and Information Science
74M. Phil. Bio-Chemistry
75M.Sc. Bio-Chemistry
76M.Sc. Microbiology
77Ph.D. Microbiology
78M.Sc. Plant Biology
79Ph.D. Plant Biology
80M.Sc. Zoology
81Ph.D. Zoology
82Ph.D. Industrial Chemistry
83M. Phil. Industrial Chemistry
84M.Sc Industrial Chemistry
85M. Phil. Chemistry
86M.Sc. Chemistry
87Ph.D. Chemistry
88Ph.D. Bio-Chemistry
89M. Phil. Physics
90M.Sc. Physics
91Ph.D. Physics
92M. Phil. Microbiology
93M. Phil. Plant Biology
94M. Phil. Mathematics
95M.Sc. Mathematics
96Ph.D. Mathematics
97M. Phil. Statistics
98M.Sc. Statistics
99Ph.D. Statistics
100Post Graduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS)
101M. Phil. Finance
102M.Sc. Finance
103M.Sc. Economics
104Ph.D. Economics
105M.Phil. Geography and Environmental Management
106M.Sc. Geography and Environmental Management
107Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Management
108M. Phil. Political Science
109M.Sc. Political Science
110Ph.D. Political Science

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  • Umar Aliyu

    Comments (required) sir, I want know when the sale of form for post graduate will start. also, the detail fees, I mean, the total amount of money to be pay for postgraduate registration.
    sir, your response will be highly appreciated sir.

  • Umar Aliyu

    Comments (required) sir I want to confirm may be I will be given M.ed admission in your school. I studied Educational Administration and Planning ( 2/1) from UDU, sokoto. But, I want to apply for M.ed in Educational Psychology, am I going to be given admission in your noble school?
    Also, I am a serving corp member and our POP will be by first week of September, 2016, can I apply when the form for postgraduate is out for sale?
    pls sir, your response will be highly appreciated sir.

  • Adeleye B.

    Please I want to know if it is possible for me to do an MPhil /PhD program in library and information science in your institution

    1. Yes, it’s possible.

  • Ahmed Olanrewaju

    sir /ma
    i want to confirm if your school runs a post graduate diploma in Lingusitics .
    i will be very happy if you could help furnish me with details with regard to the aforementioned .
    thanks Comments (required)

    1. Ahmed Olanreaju

      Comments (required)is a a post graduate diploma certificate in english education accepted for M .A in Lingusitics .
      Your swift response is needed .

    2. Mr. Olanrewaju, yes, a PG Diploma certificate in English should do.

    3. Yes, the programme is available! And the available details are specified in the article above, Sir.


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