UNIBEN Begins Admission Postgraduate Programmes 2014/2015 Academic Session



Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters degree and Ph.D in the various Faculties/Schools/Institutes of the University of Benin.

A. GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

I. A Candidate for postgraduate studies in the university of Benin must have obtained at least five (5) credits in WASC, NECO, GCE (ordinary level or their equivalents,) A credit pass in Maths and English is required.

II. Four credits of Ordinary level plus OND (not pass), NCE, IJMB or Advance level passes.

III. A holder of a Pass (Degree/Diploma) is not qualified for admission into the postgraduate programme of the University of Benin. In addition, all holders of 3rd class degree must possess PGD to be considered for admission into the Masters programmes.

IV. Candidates who obtained Masters degree but with Weighted Average Score (WAS) between 55.0-59% can only be considered for admission into the M.Phil programme in the first instance.

V. A candidate applying for the Ph.D in any programme of the University of Benin must have obtained a weighted average score of 60% or letter grade ‘B’ average in the Masters degree.

VI. A candidate applying for the PhD with a Master’s degree from any other University who in his/her Master’s study has not previously taken the compulsory courses or their equivalents similar to the ones in the University of Benin shall on admission be required to offer and pass such courses with a minimum of 60% or letter grade ‘B’.
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Candidates should request their former Universities/Institutions to forward their academic transcript(s) to the “Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies”, to reach him not later than 8 weeks from the date of this publication.

Applications of candidates whose transcripts are not forwarded to the school shall not be processed.
Referees Reports

Candidates should request their referees to mail reports on them directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Applications shall not be processed unless the referee reports are available.

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ECONS & EXTENSION SERVICES

Programmes Offered:

a) Ph.D. Agricultural Economics (Full Time and part time)

b) Ph.D. Agricultural Extension (Full Time and part time)

c) M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (Full Time and part time)

d) M.Sc. Agricultural Extension Services (Full Time and part time)

e) M.Sc. Rural Sociology (Full Time and Part Time)

Admission Requirements

A. M.Sc. Degree Programme in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Extension:

Candidates for admission to these programmes shall hold a first degree of the University of Benin or any other University approved by the Senate of the University of Benin in any of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, and any other related discipline. The Minimum qualification for admission shall be a Second Lower division.

B. Ph.D Degree Programmes:

The entry requirement for the Ph.D Programmes shall be a Masters Degree of the University of Benin or any other University approved by the Senate, in any of the disciplines indicated in (a) above with an average M.Sc Score of 60% and above.

Duration of Programmes:

a) M.Sc. (Agric Econs) & M.Sc. (Agric Extension)

Full-Time: Minimum of 4 semesters

Maximum of 6 semesters

Part Time: Minimum of 6 semesters

Maximum of 8 semesters

b) Ph.D. (Agric Econs) 6-10 semesters

Ph.D. (Agric Extension)) 6-10 semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

PROGRAMMES OFFERED:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc) in Animal Science

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in:

1) Animal Science

2) Agricultural Biochemistry & Nutrition

AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATION:

(a) Master of Animal Science (M.Sc) with specialization in:

i) Animal Science (Animal Production and Management)

ii) Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition

iii) Meat Science and Technology

iv) Animal Nutrition

v) Animal Breeding & Genetics

vi) Animal Physiology and Reproduction

vii) Animal Nutrition and Management

viii) Food Science and Technology

ix) Pasture and Range Management

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with specialization in:

i) Animal Production and Management

ii) Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry

iii) Monogastric Nutrition and Management

iv) Ruminant Nutrition and Management

v) Animal Breeding and Genetics

vi) Animal Physiology and Reproduction

vii) Meat Science and Technology

viii) Nutritional Biochemistry and Nutrition

ix) Pasture and Range Management

x) Food Science and Technology

xi) Reproductive Physiology and Artificial Insemination

Admission Requirements:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc) Programme:

To be admitted into the degree of Master of Science programme, a candidate shall hold:

(i) A good honours degree in Agriculture with option in Animal Science with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin;

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme:

To qualify for admission into the Ph.D. programme, a candidate must hold a Master degree (by thesis) in Animal Science, Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition, Food Science and technology from the University of Benin or any other University approved by the Senate of University of Benin. Candidates with Master by Project in Animal Science or related area of study will be admitted subject to their having minimum average score of 60 percent.

Duration of Programmes:

(a) M.Sc.: Minimum of 24 (twenty-four) months and a maximum of 48 (forty-eight) calendar months for full-time while part-time shall be twice the period for the full-time. The conversion from part-time to full-time and vice-versa may be permitted.

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

A student who fails to submit his or her thesis within seven calendar years (84 calendar months) from the date of initial registration for the Ph.D. degree shall be asked to withdraw from the programme. However, under special circumstances, the Senate on the recommendation of the School of Postgraduate Studies after consulting with the Supervisor may grant extension of time.

(a) M.Sc.:The candidate must accumulate a minimum of 30 credit unit including six (6) unit of supervised Research projects and three (3) of Seminar. The candidate shall take and pass all required courses with an average of C grade (at least 50%) each. In addition, the candidate must carry out an independent Research and submit a thesis, which must be defended orally before an External Examiner.

(b) Ph.D.: To qualify for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Animal Science,

(i) The Candidate shall take courses of twelve (12) Credit units in the relevant areas from among the listed courses. The courses must be passed with an average grade of not less than C.

(ii) After successfully completing twelve (12) credit units from the coursework, Candidate shall be required to defend his/her Research proposal in the subject to the Departmental Postgraduate Committee.

(iii) The candidate shall also be required to present a Seminar at the completion of his/her Research work. This Seminar shall not be Credit earning.

(iv) The candidate must successfully complete and orally defend the Thesis write up in accordance with stipulated University regulations on the subject.

The format and submission of Thesis shall be in conformity with guideline laid down by the School of Postgraduate Studies.

DEPARTMENT OF CROP SCIENCE

Programmes Offered:

Master of Science (MSc.) with specialization in:

(a) Crop Breeding and Genetics

(b) Crop Physiology and Farming Systems

(c) Crop Protection (Entomology, Phytopathology and Weed Science options

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with specialization in:

(a) Crop Breeding and Genetics

(b) Crop Physiology and Farming Systems

(c) Crop Protection (Entomology, Phytopathology and Weed Science options)

Duration of Programm:

M.Sc. – Full-Time: 18-48 months

Ph.D programme: Full-Time 36-60 months

The programme shall consist of 12 months course work and 24 months intensive independent research.

Admission Requirements:

(a) Master of Science degree in Crop Science:

In addition to the general regulations and guidelines on admission, a degree of Master candidate shall hold a good honours degree in:

(i) Agriculture of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate.

(ii) The Biological Sciences of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by Senate.

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Crop Science:

To qualify for admission into the Ph.D programme, a candidate must hold a Masters Degree of the University of Benin or any other University recognized and approved by Senate, in any of the disciplines indicated in (a) above. In addition, the candidate must have a weighted average of 60%.

No entrance examination

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES

M.Sc. in Fisheries with specialization in:

(a) Aquaculture

(b) Water Pollution

(c) Fisheries Economics

(d) Fisheries Production and Management

(e) Fisheries Technology

Ph.D in Fisheries with Specialization in:

(a) Aquaculture

(b) Water Pollution

(c) Fisheries Economics

(d) Fisheries Production and Management

(e) Fisheries Technology

Admission Requirements:

(a) M.Sc. Programme:

In addition to the general regulations and guidelines on admission, a candidate shall:

i) Hold a good degree (minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in Fisheries of the University of Benin or any University recognized by Senate or

ii) Hold a good degree (minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in Agriculture, Zoology or related field of the University of Benin or any University recognized by Senate.

Such candidates may be required by the Departmental Postgraduate Advisory Committee to make up possible undergraduate deficiencies by taking and passing such courses without credit.

(b) Ph.D Programmes:

A candidate must possess one of the following:

i) M.Phil Degree in Fisheries or other related field of study of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the University of Benin Senate.

ii) M.Sc. Degree in Fisheries or other related fields of study of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the University of Benin Senate. Such candidates must have a minimum of B average in courses chosen, equivalent to a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 50 point scale.

Duration of Programmes:

M.Sc:The duration for the programme shall be a minimum of twelve (12) calendar months and a maximum of forty-eight (48) calendar month.

Ph.D: The duration for the programme shall be a minimum of thirty six (36) calendar months for full time while part time is sixty (60) Calendar months Minimum and a maximum of eighty four (84) calendar month.

Any candidate whose progress is considered to be unsatisfactory in any subsequent session shall be advised to withdraw from the programme.

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE:

Programmes Offered:

M.Sc and Ph.D:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Environmental Conservation and Socio-Forestry

(b) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Wood Science and Utilization

(c) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agro-Forestry

(d) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Wildlife Conservation and Management

(e) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Environmental Conservation and Socio-Forestry

(f) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Wood Science and Utilization

(g) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Agro-Forestry

(h) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Wildlife Conservation and Management.

Available Options/Specializations:

i) Environmental Conservation and Socio-Forestry

ii) Wood Science and Utilization

iii) Agro-Forestry and Silviculture

iv) Wildlife Conservation and Management

Admission Requirements:

a. Master of Science(M.Sc.)

In addition to the general regulations and guidelines on admission, a candidate shall possess a minimum of:

(i) At least Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) in Forestry and/or Wildlife or related field of Science from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin.

(ii) Application from other disciplines other than Forestry and/or Wildlife may be admitted but will be required to take and pass remedial courses at the undergraduate or Master Level. Such remedial courses shall be non-credit earning. Also candidates with Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry and/or Wildlife related discipline from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin may be admitted.

b. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) :

To be admitted into the Ph.D programme, the applicant must hold a Master Degree of the University of Benin or any other Institution recognized by Senate, with an average grade of ‘B’ in any of the discipline indicated in (a) above.

Duration of Programmes:

M.Sc.

The duration for the programme shall be a minimum of eighteen (18) calendar months and a maximum of forty-eight (48) calendar month.

Ph.D:

The duration for the programme shall be a minimum of twenty-four (24) calendar months and a maximum of seventy-two (72) calendar month.

For part-time programme, in both degrees, the duration shall be twice the normal period for the full-time programme.

DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE:

Programmes Offered:

(a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Soil Science

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Soil Science

Available Options/Specializations:

(a) Soil Chemistry

(b) Soil Fertility/Plant Nutrition

(b) Soil Physics

(c) Soil Management and Conservation

(d) Pedology

(e) Soil Microbiology/Biochemistry

Philosophy/Objective:

The objective of the grade programme shall be to provide advanced instruction in specialized fields and training methods for persons engaged in soil research.

Admission Requirements:

(a) M.Sc. Degree: To be admitted into the Degree of Master of Science programme, a candidate shall:

(i) Hold a good honours in Agriculture with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division of the University of Benin or any University recognized by Senate, or

(ii) Hold a good honours degree in the related Sciences with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division of the University of Benin or any University recognized by the Senate.

(iii) Students who come in with Degree outside Agriculture will be required to take remedial courses at the undergraduate level. Credit earned in such cases shall not count towards the credit requirement for the M.Sc. degree.

(b) Ph.D Degree

To qualify for admission into the Ph.D programme in Soil Science, a candidate must hold a Master Degree in Soil Science or related field of the University of Benin or any other University approved by Senate, in any of the disciplines indicated and must have a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 5-pointscale.

Duration of Programmes

M.Sc. programme:

(i) Full-Time 18-48 months

(ii) Part Time 36-96 months

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 24-72 months

(ii) Part Time 48-142 months

Entry into the programmes is not by written entrance examination.

FACULTY OF ARTS

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND LITERATURE

Programmes Offered:

(a) Master of Arts in English and Literature

(b) Master of Philosophy in English and Literature

(c) Doctor of Philosophy in English and Literature

AVAILABLE SPECIALIZATIONS:

(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) with specialization in:

(i) English Language

(ii) Literature in English

(iii) African 0ral Literature

(b) Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) with specialization in:

(i) English Language

(ii) Literature in English

(iii) African 0ral Literature

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with specialization in:

(i) English Language

(ii) Literature in English

(iii) African 0ral Literature

Admission Requirements

M.A. Programme:

A good Bachelor of Arts degree in English, not lower than Second Class (Honours), Lower Division. In addition, candidates with lower than First Class (Hons) B.A. degree are required to pass a qualifying written examination to be set by the Department.

M.Phil. Programme:

(a) A Master of Arts degree obtained from an acceptable University.

(b) A candidate who scores a minimum grade of 60% in a compulsory

Seminar paper may be permitted to proceed to the M.Phil Programme without completing the (M.A.) Programme.

Ph.D. Programme:

(a) A Master of Arts Degree in English obtained from an acceptable University.

(b) A candidate who scores a grade of a minimum of B in each of the MA. course work examinations and a minimum of B in a compulsory seminar paper may be permitted to proceed to the Ph.D. programme without completing the M.A. programme.

Duration of Programmes:

M.A.:

(a) The programme is for a minimum of 2 semesters, and a maximum of 8 semesters.

(b) Part-Time M.A. programme is for a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 1o semesters.

(a) Full Time:

(i) A minimum of Full-Time 4-6 semesters for students with B.A.

(ii) A minimum of 2- 6 semesters for students with M.A.

(c) Part-Time:

(i) A minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 1o semesters for students, with B.A.

M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 6-8semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii)Part-Time 8-12 semesters

Ph.D:.

Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

All Candidates are required to do written entrance examination.

DEPARTMENT OF FINE AND APPLIED ARTS

1. Vacancies exist for suitably qualified candidates in the underlisted areas:

(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art History

(b) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A)

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Art History

(d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Visual Arts

2. AVAILABLE OPTIONS SPECIALIZATIONS:

(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art History with specialization in:

i African Art

ii. European Art

iii. Art Criticism

(b ) Master of Fine/Applied Arts (MFA) Degree with Specialization in:

(i) Painting

(ii) Sculpture

(i) Ceramics

(iii) Textile/Fashion

(ii) Printmaking

(iii) Advertisement

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Art History with specialization in:

i African Art

ii. European Art

iii. Art Criticism

(d )Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Visual Arts with specialization in

i Sculpture

ii Painting

iii Ceramics

iv Graphics

v Textile Design

3. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(A) M.A. Art History Programme

Admission into the M. A. (Art History programme is open to :

(i) Candidates who already possess the first degree in (a) Art History; (b) Any major areas of the Fine/Applied Arts and (c ) Art Education with minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University.

(ii) Candidates with Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in any major areas of the Fine/Applied Arts with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60% from a recognized University.

(iii) B. A. or B.Sc degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in: (a) Anthropology (b) African Studies, (c ) Sociology (d) History (e) Archaeology (f) Museum Studies. Candidates with deficiencies may be required to register for and pass lower course(s) from any or all of the following undergraduate Art History courses FAH 213, FAH 223, HAH 316, FAH 326, and FAH 426 as may be deemed necessary by the supervisor(s).

B. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree programme

(a) A reputable B.A. or B.F.A. in studio art with specialization in painting, sculpture, advertising, printmaking, textile/fashion design and ceramics. All candidates must show a portfolio of minimum of 25 pieces of the applicant’s work which will be reviewed by the postgraduate. Sub-Committee of the Department.

(b) Candidates with H.N.D. certificates plus six years post graduation experience with Upper Credit Pass and B.Ed (Fine /Applied Arts degree with two years post-graduation experience may also be considered.

(C) Ph. D. Art History Programme

(i) The candidates must possess the degree of Master of Arts in Art History with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60% or an M. Phil in Art History from any University recognized by University of Benin.

(ii) In Exceptional Cases, candidates with a minimum weighted average of 60% in Master of Fine Art may be considered provided that such candidates posses in addition to the MFA, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts not below Second Class Upper Division.

(iii) Candidates with M.A. (Art Education) and M.F.A.) degrees who are interested in pursuing the Ph.D degree in Art History will be made to complete M.A. Art History Programme with an average score of 50% as a remedial before entering the programme.

The candidates admitted under B(i) above may be required to take and pass the prescribed course(s) from the M.A. Art History Programme of the University of Benin, as may be deemed necessary by the Department.

Duration of Programmes

a. The M.A (Art History) and M.F.A programmes

Full Time: a minimum of 3 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters

Part time: The duration shall be twice the normal period of the full time programme. A minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters.

The Ph.D (Art History and Visual Arts).

Full time: A minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters

Part time: A minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 14 semesters

The School of Postgraduate Studies may approve an extension where necessary.

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS

Programmes Offered:

(a) Postgraduate Diploma Theatre Arts

(b) Master of Arts Theatre Arts

(c) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Theatre Arts

(d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Theatre Arts

Available Options/Specializations:

(a) Theory and Criticism of Arts

(b) Media/Communications

(c) Music and Dance

(d) Arts Administration/Theatre Management

(e) Performance Theory and Praxis

(f) Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Admission Requirements:

(a) M.Phil Programme:

The admission requirements are the same as the general requirements for admission into higher degree programmes of the University of Benin. Candidates for the M.Phil programme are expected to pass an M.A. Theatre Arts with an average of between 50-59%. Also candidates with an M.A. degree in Art related Discipline like English and Literature, Mass Communication, French, History and other courses in humanities may be admitted but will be required to take some prescribed courses in Theatre Arts at the M.A. level to remedy their deficiencies.

(b) Ph.D. Programme:

Candidates seeking admission into the Ph.D. Programme in Theatre Arts must have an M.A. degree in Theatre Arts with an overall average of 60% or a B or an M.Phil degree in Theatre Arts.

Duration of Programme:

(a) The Postgraduate Diploma programme Full-Time shall be for twelve calendar months except for the Part-time which shall be for at least 3 semesters and at most 6 semesters. Candidates would be expected to register for and pass a minimum of 35 credits. The courses are taught across two semesters and a project done under supervision shall be submitted at the end. For the Part-Time, courses are taught across three semesters with a project at the end.

(b) The M.A. programme shall be for 2 semesters. During this period, candidates would be expected to register for and pass a minimum of 40 credits. The courses are taught across two semesters and a dissertation done under proper supervision shall be submitted at the end. A full time programme shall not exceed a maximum of twenty-four months. Candidates must also make a mandatory 75% attendance. The Part Time M.A. programme would be taught across three semesters and a properly supervised project submitted at the end of the programme. The Part-Time programme shall not exceed a maximum of 8 semesters.

(c) M.Phil in Theatre Arts:

(i) 2 semesters

(ii) 3 semesters maximum

(d) Ph.D. Theatre Arts:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Programmes Offered:

(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in French

(b) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Translation Studies

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in French

AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATIONS:

(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) with Specialization in:

(i) French Language

(ii) French Literature

(iii) African Literature

(iv) Caribbean Literature

(v) Comparative Literature

(vi) Literary Stylistics

(vii) Translation Studies

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with specialization in:

(i) French Literature

(ii) African Literature

(iii) Caribbean Literature

(iv) Comparative Literature

(v) Literary Stylistics

Admission Requirements:

(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in French programmes.

A good Bachelor’s degree in French or its equivalent. Candidates who obtain a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division from other Universities shall be required to produce their academic transcripts for screening.

(b) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Translation programme:

A good Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. There must be evidence that the candidate has had sufficient training in translation. Candidates from other universities must produce their transcripts for screening.

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme:

Admission to the Ph.D. programme will depend strictly on the possession of a Master degree in a relevant discipline. Candidate must have a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.5 minimum on a 5-point scale.

Duration of Programmes:

(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in French programme:

(i) 2 semesters for full-time students.

(ii) 4 semesters for part-time students.

(b) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Translation Studies:

(i) 2 semesters for full time students

(ii) 4 semesters months for part-time students

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme:

The period will normally be for a period of 4 semesters but candidates are allowed a maximum of seven years.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Programmes Offered:

a) Master of Arts (MA) degree in History

b) Masters of Arts in Gender and Peace Building ( run jointly with the centre for women development, Abuja)

c) Master Degree in International History and Diplomacy (MIHD) (Full-Time)

2. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History

Admission Requirements:

1. M.A. History:

A good Bachelor’s Degree (a minimum of Second Class, Lower Division with a weighted degree average 55% or GPA if 3.3 on scale 5.0 in History from the University of Benin or any other recognized University. Candidates with a degree in Education with History as the major area or a degree in other disciplines related to History may be considered for admission provided that they meet the above requirements. Such candidates will be required to take make-up courses in History as may be determined by the Department.

Duration of Programme:

The programme runs sessionally and full-time for a minimum of 2 semesters.

2.(a) MIHD: (Full-Time)

Admission Requirements:

A good First degree (minimum of Second Class, Lower Division) in History or relevant disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Education. However, a candidate with a degree in an unrelated discipline but has practical experience of at least two years would be required to take prescribed remedial courses.

Duration of Programme:

The programme runs for a minimum of three semesters.

3. Ph.D. History:

Admission Requirements:

An MA in History from a recognized University, and an average of 60% in the MA examination.

Duration of Programme:

The programme runs for a minimum of 4 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND AFRICAN LANGUAGES:

Programmes Offered:

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics

Master of Phiosophy (M.Phil.) in Linguistics.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Linguistics.

Areas of specialization available:

(a) Syntax

(b) Semantics

(c) Syntax and Semantics

(d) Phonology

(e) African Linguistics

(f) Sociolinguistics

(g) Applied Linguistics

(h) Language Universals

(i) Historical/Comparative Linguistics

(j) Psycholinguistics

(k) Discourse Analysis

Admission Requirements:

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics:

A good Bachelor Degree (Second Class Lower Division or above) in Linguistics from the University of Benin or any other recognized University, or such a Degree in a cognate field deemed adequate as a basis for advanced study in Linguistics (such as in a specific language, sociology, anthropology, education, mathematics or computer science), provided that a student may be required to audit specific undergraduate courses or take special remedial courses in Linguistics in areas in which the Department considers him/her deficient. A Bachelors Degree of Second Class Lower Division may be considered for admission if the weighted Degree Average is high in this Division and if the candidate has compensatory qualifications (such as a background of specific language study or experience).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Linguistics:

The possession of M.A. Degree in Linguistics by thesis or an M.Phil in Linguistics or a cognate discipline. Transfer of registration from the Masters programme, on the recommendation of the Departmental Board of Postgraduate Studies, provided the candidate has obtained a grade not less than a B or 60% average in the M.A. comprehensive examination.

Duration of Programme:

(a) M.A programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 6-8semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND NON FORMAL

EDUCATION

Programmes Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with specialization in:

(1) M.Ed. (Adult and Non-formal Education)

(2) M.Ed. (Rural and Community Development)

(3) M.Ed. (Women Education)

(4) Ph.D in Adult and Non-Formal Education

(5) Ph.D in Rural and Community Development

(6 ) Ph.D in Women Education

Admission Requirements:

M.Ed Programme:

(a) a good honours degree in Adult Education of the University of Benin or any University recognized by the Senate.

(b) a good honours degree in Education of the University recognized by Senate

(c) a good honours degree in Teaching subject plus Postgraduate Diploma in Education or any other qualification which the Senate may deem suitable.

Ph.D Programme:

(i) Posses an appropriate Master’s degree in Education of the University of Benin, or any other University approved by the University of Benin Senate with a minimum average of 60% OR

(ii) Shall in the case of Master degree holders without any qualification in Education, such candidates will be required to posses the PGDE.

Duration of Programme:

M.Ed:

(a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

Note: There is no examination.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CURRICULUM STUDIES

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

I. MASTERS DEGREE

A. M.Sc. Ed. In the following areas:

(i) Social Studies (Full-Time)

(ii) Biology (Full-Time)

(iii) Chemistry (Full-Time)

(iv) Mathematics (Full-Time)

(v) Physics (Full-Time)

(vi) Computer Science (Full-Time)

B. M.Ed in the following areas:

(i) Measurement and Evaluation (Full-Time)

(ii) Counselling Psychology (Full-Time)

(iii) Curriculum Studies (Full-Time )

(iv) Instructional Technology (Full)

C. M.A. Ed in the following area:

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(i) Social Studies (Full-Time)

(ii) English (Full-Time)

II. PH.D. DEGREE

Available in the following area (Full Time Only)

(i) Social Studies

(ii) Curriculum Studies (Science or Maths)

(iv) Measurement and Evaluation

(v) Counselling Psychology

(vi) Biology Education

(vii) Chemistry Education

(viii) Mathematics Education

(ix) Physics

(x) Instructional Technology

(xi) Language Education (English & French)

Duration of Programme

I. (a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

Admission Requirements

i. Masters: A good honours degree with second class lower in education from the University of Benin or any other institution recognized by the Senate of The University of Benin in the appropriate teaching subject. Single honours degree holders must possess the Nigeria Certificate in Education or PDGE (at least at Merit level).

II. PH.D: An appropriate Masters Degree in Education from the University of Benin or any other University approved by the University of Benin Senate with a Minimum of 60% average. Masters degree holders outside education must possess the PDGE (with at least merit level).

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES AND MANAGEMENT:

Programmes Offered:

(a) Master of Educational Management (M.Ed.)

(b) Master of Educational Foundation (M.Ed.)

(c) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Educational Management

(d) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Educational Foundation

(e) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Educational Administration

(f) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Educational Planning

(g) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Educational Foundations

Admission Requirements:

(a) M.Ed Degree programmes (Full-Time/Part-Time):

To be admitted into the degree of Master of Educational Management and Foundation programmes, a candidate shall have either or both the following requirements:

(i) A good honours degree in Education of the University of Benin or any University recognized by the Senate.

(ii) A good honours degree in a teaching subject, plus a postgraduate Diploma in Education or any other qualification which the department and Senate may deem suitable.

(iii) Teacher with the third class honours degree with at least 5 years experience may be admitted.

(b) M.Phil Degree Programmes

To be admitted into the Master of Philosophy programmes in Educational Management and foundations, a candidate shall have the M.Ed in Educational Management and Foundations of the University of Benin or any University recognized by the Senate with a minimum average of 55% in M.Ed degree examination, including project.

(c) Ph.D Degree Programmes

The admission requirements for the Ph.D degrees in Educational Administration and Educational planning include:

(i) M.Phil degree

(ii) M.Ed degree with an orally defended thesis

(iii) M.Ed degree with project with an average

score of 60%

To be admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Educational foundations, candidate shall:

(i) Possess a Master Degree of the University of Benin or other recognized and approved Universities appropriate to the intended course.

(ii) The Ph.D candidate shall have passed; for not degree or for not less than three academic sessions (Post Master Degree) an approved course of study under a supervisor.

Duration:

(a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 6-8semesters

(b) M.Phil. 6 -8 semesters

(c) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL

EDUCATION AND HUMAN KINETICS

Programmes Offered:

(a) Master of Science Education (M.Sc. (Ed) in Human Kinetics

(b) Master of Science Education (M.Sc. (Ed) in Health Education

(c) Master of Public Health Education (MPHE)

(d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human Kinetics and Sport

(e) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Education

(f) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Recreation Education, Leisure & Tourism Sciences

Area of Specialization:

(i) Master of Science Education (M.Sc (Ed) Human Kinetics

(ii) Master of Science Education (M.Sc (Ed) in Health Education

(iii) Master of Public Health Education (MPHE)

(iv) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Health Education

(v) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Human Kinetics and Sports

(vi) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Recreation Education, Leisure & Tourism Sciences

Available Options/Specializations:

M.Sc (Ed) in Human Kinetics with specialization in:

(i) Human Kinetics Curriculum

(ii) Sports Management

(iii) Exercise Physiology

(iv) Recreation, Leisure and Tourism

M.Sc (Ed) in Health Education with Specialization in:

(i) School Health Education

(ii) Community Health Education

(iii) Environmental and safety Education

Masters of Public Health Education (MPHE) with specialization in:

(i) Community Health

(ii) Environmental Health

(iii) Occupational Safety

Ph.D programmes in Human Kinetics and Sports are in four areas of specialization in:

(i) Human Kinetics Curriculum

(ii) Sports Management

(iii) Exercise Physiology

(iv) Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Science

Ph.D programmes in Health Education are in three areas of specialization in:

(i) School Health Education

(ii) Community Health Education

(iii) Environmental and Safety Education

Doctor of Public Health Education (DPHE):

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted into the Master of Science (M.Sc) Education Degree programme, the three specialization areas in Health Education, a candidate shall possess at least a Second Class Honours, Lower Division from a recognized University in Health Education, or Health Education with other combinations e.g. Health and Home Economics, Health and Physical Education, etc. Academic transcripts are required for screening. The programme is for full time. All candidates shall be subjected to a departmental selection interview.

(iv) Master of Public Health Education (MPHE):

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted into Master of Public Health Education programme, a candidate shall possess at least a Second Class Honours, Lower Division degree in Health Education or related areas e.g. Home Economics Education, Safety Environmental Science/Education, Biology, Microbiology etc. from a recognized University. Candidates with Third Class Honours will be considered for admission after five years cognate experience in Public Health Education practice. All candidates for this programme must be subjected to a departmental selection interview. The programme is both for full time and part time.

(v) Master of Science (M.Sc Ed.) Human Kinetics:

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted into the Master of Science Education (M.Sc (Ed.) degree programmes in Human Kinetics and Sports, a candidate shall possess at least a Second Class Honour division degree from the University of Benin or any other recognized University in any aspects of Human Kinetics and Sports.

Admission Requirements:

Ph.D:

To be eligible for admission into the Ph.D programme in Health Education, the candidate shall possess a Masters degree of the University of Benin or of other recognized Universities in an area relevant to Health Education. Where the Masters degree is not directly in Health Education, the undergraduate degree must be in Health Education or Health Education with other combinations. Students admitted under this dispensation shall be required to take and pass all Faculty and Departmental courses where there are deficiencies as verifiable from their official transcripts. All such admissions shall be regarded as “conditional admission” subject to satisfying the examiners in all the deficient courses as demonstrated by minimum of 50% in each course. If the student is not able to clear all deficiencies by the end of the first year, he/she would be asked to withdraw. In addition to the above, all candidates will be required to attend 0ral interview before admission and have a cumulative of 60% in the Masters Degree work.

DEPARTMENT OF VOCATIONAL & TECHNICAL

EDUCATION

PROGRAMMES OFFERED:

(a) Master of Education (M.Ed) Business Education

(b) Master of Education (M.Ed) Technical Education

(c) Master of Education (M.Ed.)in Home Economics

(d) Ph.D in Home Economics Education

(e) Ph.D in Business Education

AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATIONS:

(a) Master of Education (M.Ed) Business Education:

(i) Office Technology & Management

(ii) Accounting

(b) Master of Education (M.Ed) in Technical Education:

(i) Electrical and Electronics Technology

(ii) Mechanical Technology

(iii) Woodwork and Building Technology

(c ) Master of Education (M.Ed) Home Economics Education

(d) Ph.D. in Home Economics Education

(e) Ph.D in Business Education.

Admission Requirements:

(a) M.Ed Business Education:

To be admitted into the Degree of Master in Business Education, a candidate must meet any of the following requirements:

(1) A good Honours Degree in Business Education of the University of Benin or any other University approved by Senate with a minimum of 2.8 GPA.

(2) A good Honours Degree in Business/Secretarial Administration, with a minimum of 2.8 GPA plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).

(3) HND (Upper Credit) plus Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Teacher Education. (PGDTECH)

(b) M.Ed Technical Education:

To be admitted into the degree of Master of Education in Technical Education, a candidate shall have either or both of the following requirements:

(1) A good Honours Degree in Technical Education respectively of the University of Benin or any other recognized University with a minimum of 2.8 GPA.

(2) First Degree in Engineering, With a minimum of 2.8 GPA plus A Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).

(3) HND (Upper Credit) plus Postgraduate Diploma in technical Education.

(c) M.Ed in Home Economics:

To be admitted into the degree of Master of Education in Home Economics, a candidate shall have either or both of the following requirements:

(1) A good Honours Degree (First Class Upper or Second Class Lower Division) in Home Economics Education, Food and Nutrition Education, Clothing and Textile Science Education with a minimum of 2.8 GPA.

(2) HND Upper or Lower Credit in Home Economics, Food, Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Clothing and Textile Science, Hotel and Catering Management, Food Technology plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).

(3) A good Degree in Home Economics, Food and Nutrition, Home Management, Catering Science, Hotel and Catering Management, Food Technology, Clothing and Textile with a minimum of 2.8 GPA plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).

4) Candidates with Third Class Honours in Home Economics Education and related fields who have more than 5 years teaching experience may be considered.

(d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Home Economics:

To be admitted into the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Home Economics a candidate shall have either or both of the following requirements:

(1) A Masters Degree with thesis in Home Economics Education, Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textile Science Education from University of Benin or any other recognized University.

(2) A Masters Degree with thesis in Home Economics or other related field from the University of Benin or any other recognized University plus NCE or PGDE.

Duration of Programmes:

(a) M.Ed (Business Education):

The duration of the Master in Business Education programme shall be for a minimum of twelve calendar months, and a maximum of 8 semesters for the full time, and a minimum of three (3) years and maximum of five (5) years during long vacation for part-time

(b) M.Ed (Technical Education):

The duration of the Master in Technical Education programme shall be a minimum of twelve (12) calendar months, and a maximum of 8 semesters for the full-time, and a minimum of (3) and maximum of five (5) years during long vacations for part-time.

(c) M.Ed (Home Economics):

The duration of the Master in Technical Education programme shall be a minimum of twelve (12) calendar months, and a maximum of 8 semesters for the full-time, and a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) years during long vacations for part-time..

(d) Ph.D (Home Economics Education):

The duration of the Ph.D programme shall be for a minimum of twenty-four (24) months (full-time) or a minimum of thirty-six (36) months if on Part-Time.

There will be no entrance Examination.

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:

Programmes Offered:

(a) Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Chemical engineering.

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemical Engineering

Admission Requirements:

(a) Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) in Chemical Engineering:

(i) A Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering of the University of Benin or other recognized institution of higher learning with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Lower Division.

(ii) A Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering of the University of Benin or other recognized institutions of higher learning with a minimum of Credit classification. In addition, applicants will be required to submit a write-up on their industrial or service postgraduate experience.

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemical Engineering:

An applicant for the Ph.D degree must possess an M.Eng with research thesis in Chemical Engineering from a recognized institution and must have a weighted average of 60%.

Duration of Programmes:

(a) M.Eng: This is a full time programme. The duration of the programme is a 2 semsesters and a maximum of 4 semesters. All lectures will be given onweekdays.

(b) . Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

Note:

As a results of limited spaces in the M.Eng. Programme of the Department, there will be an entrance examination to be fixed at a date by the postgraduate school.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Programme offered:

(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering

(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng) with specialization in:

(i) Engineering Structures and Technology

(ii) Water Resources and Environmental Health Engineering

(iii) Transportation and Highway Engineering

(iv) Geotechnical Engineering

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with specialization in:

(i) Engineering Structures and Technology

(ii) Water Resources and Environmental Health Engineering

(iii) Transportation and Highway Engineering

(iv) Geotechnical Engineering

Admission Requirements:

(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Civil Engineering:

All candidates must normally have at least a Second Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Benin or other recognized institutions of higher learning.

Candidates having at least a Second Class honours (Upper division) degree in other related fields of Engineering or cognate disciplines will be considered on an individual basis. Relevant industrial experience will be an advantage.

Candidates must indicate on their application their intended area of specialization.

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Civil Engineering:

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree is mainly by research geared towards preparing students for advanced research and academic career in the chosen areas of specialization. However, students who are found deficient in some areas may be required to take some taught courses. The total number of credits for such courses will normally not exceed 18 credits. Such candidates must pass a written qualifying examination before they can formally commence work on thesis/dissertation. The taught courses may be selected from one or more area of specialization.

Duration of Programmes:

(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Civil Engineering:

2 semesters minimum

4 semesters maximum

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering:

A minimum of 4 semesters a maximum of 8 semestes for all categories of admission to the programmes.

No written examination is required for admission into any of the programmes.

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS

ENGINEERING

Programmes Offered:

(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)in Computer Engineering

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Engineering

(c) M.Eng in Electrical/Electronics Engineering

(d) Ph.D in Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Admission Requirements:

(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Computer Engineering

(i) B.Eng. in computer engineering, electrical & electronics engineering with a minimum of second class honours (Upper division) from the University of Benin or other recognized institutions of higher learning.

(ii) PGD in Computer Engineering at credit level pass (i.e. 3.5 on 5.0 scale) or 60% on weighted percentage average from the University of Benin or other recognized institutions of higher learning.

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Computer Engineering:

An applicant for the Ph.D degree must possess an M.Eng with research thesis in M.Eng. in Computer Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Benin or other recognized institutions of higher learning.

Available Options/Specialization in:

M.Eng and Ph.D:

Electronics and Telecommunication

Power and Machines

Admission Requirements:

M.Eng:

The following shall be eligible to seek admission into the programme:

1. Holders of B.Eng degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with First or Second Class Honours of the University of Benin

2. Holders of degrees equivalent to (1) from other recognized Universities

3. Holders of the Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Benin

4. Persons having any other qualifications which together with relevant experience deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty of Engineering Board of Studies and approved by Senate of the University of Benin.

Ph.D:

An applicant for the Ph.D programme must possess an M.Eng degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from a recognized Educational Institution and must have a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 5 point scale.

Duration of Programme:

M.Eng:

The programme shall last for a minimum of 2 semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters months on full-time.

Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Programmes Offered:

(1) M.Eng. in Engineering Design and Manufacture

(2) M.Eng. Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion Management

(3) M.Eng. Applied Energy

(4) Ph.D. in Engineering Design and Manufacture

(5) Ph.D. in Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion Management

(6) Ph.D. in Applied Energy

Available Options/Specializations:

(a)i Thermal Power Engineering

ii Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

iii Advanced Fluid Mechanics

iv Head and Mass Transfer Engineering

v. Sound and Vibration Engineering

vi Engineering Design and Manufacture

vii Applied Energy

viii Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion

Management

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with specialization in:

i Thermal Power Engineering

ii Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

iii Advanced Fluid Mechanics

iv Head and Mass Transfer Engineering

v. Sound and Vibration Engineering

vi Engineering Design and Manufacture

vii Applied Energy

viii Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion

Management

Admission Requirements

For the M.Eng. programmes in Thermal Power Engineering, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer Engineering, Sound Vibration Engineering, Engineering Design and Manufacture and Applied Energy, to be considered for admission, a candidate shall possess a minimum of:

A Second Class Lower Division degree in Mechanical Engineering obtained from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by Senate.

A Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Mechanical Engineering at Upper Credit and Third Class Division Degree in Mechanical Engineering obtained from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by Senate

For M.Eng in Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion Management, to be considered for admission, a candidate shall possess a minimum of a Second Class Honours Degree in Metallurgy/Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering and Chemical Engineering obtained from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by Senate, with evidence of enough exposure to Metallurgy and Materials at undergraduate level. The evidence is to be provided through the candidate’s transcript.

A Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Mechanical Engineering obtained from any University recognized by Senate, with credit in PGD examinations.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical

Engineering:

An applicant for the Ph.D Degree must possess an M.Eng with a research thesis in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution and must have a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 5-point scale.

Duration:

(a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

Programmes Offered:

(a) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.):

(i) Production Engineering

(ii) Industrial Engineering

Admission Requirements:

The candidate must have at least a recognized Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering or a related discipline with at least 60% score.

(b) Master of Manufacturing Engineering (M.Eng):

Admission Requirements:

Candidates admitted into M.Eng Programme in Production Engineering shall normally possess either:

(i) a good honours B.Eng. degree in Production Engineering or in Mechanical Engineering with some remedial courses; or

(ii) Equivalent qualification as above from other recognized University with some remedial courses. Professional qualifications and experience in the related field would be an added advantage.

(c) Master of Industrial Engineering (M.Eng.):

Admission Requirements:

(i) a good honours B.Eng. degree in Production Engineering or in Mechanical Engineering with some remedial courses; or,

(ii) equivalent qualification as above from other recognized University or in cognate discipline with remedial courses.

Professional qualifications and experience in the related field would be of added advantage.

(c) Masters of Science (Engineering Management) Degree (M.Sc.)(Part-Time Week End Programme):

Admission Requirements:

Applicants with the following qualification will be considered for admission:

(i) a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.

(ii) a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Relevant science subjects with a minimum of Second Class Honours Lower Division and five years relevant industrial experience

(iii) a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering of the University of Benin or equivalent and four years relevant industrial experience

(iv) for Categories (ii) and (iii) above, a write up on relevant industrial experience will be required.

(d) Postgraduate Diploma in Production Engineering PGDEProdE (Part-Time):

Admission Requirements:

Applicants with any of the following will be considered for admission:

(i) a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a minimum of Third Class Honours

(ii) a Bachelor’s degree in Science with a minimum of Third Class

(iii) a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering of the University of Benin or equivalent

(iv) a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant Science subject

(v) the Higher National Diploma in Engineering with a Pass at the Credit level

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

Prgrammes Offered:

(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Full-Time

(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Long Vacation Part Time)

(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education PGDTED (Full Time)

(d) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education PGDTED (Long Vacation Part Time)

Admission Requirements:

(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (Full-Time):

The required entry qualification for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Full-Time Programme is a Bachelor’s Degree in teaching subjects from a recognized University. Candidates with two or more years of teaching experience stand at an advantage.

Duration of Programme:

One academic session of two semesters.

(b) Postgraduate in Education (Long Vacation Part-Time):

The required entry qualification for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Part Time Programme is a Bachelor’s Degree in teaching subjects from a recognized University. Candidates with two or more years teaching experience stand at an advantage.

Duration: Two long vacations.

(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTED) (Full-Time):

(i) HND in any relevant discipline obtained from any recognized Institution or other Institutions approved by the University.

(ii) A degree in Technical subject obtained from a recognized University.

Duration of Programme:

One academic session of two semesters.

Admission Requirements:

(i) H.N.D. in any relevant discipline obtained from any recognized Institution or any other Institutions approved by the University.

(ii) A degree in technical subject obtained from a recognized University.
INISTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND EXTENSION SERVICES:

Programme Offered:

(i) MASTERS IN HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT (MHPM)

To be admitted into the degree of Masters in Health Planning and Management, a candidate shall:

Admission Requirements:

(a) hold an honours first degree in Health Planning and Management or related fields OR

(b) have an honours degree in a discipline other than Health Planning and Management plus at least 3 years experience in Health Planning, Research and Statistics or other relevant Department after graduation;OR

(c) hold an honours first degree in other disciplines but must in addition possess a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Health Planning and Management or related fields from recognized institutions.

Duration:

The duration of the programme will be a minimum of 12 months and maximum of 48months. It is a full time programme.

Entrance Examination: Entrance Examination is not require­­­­­­d for admission; the candidates shall be selected on qualifications and other requirements.

(ii) POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (PGDPA)

Admission Requirements:

(a) A University degree, HND or its equivalent, minimum 3rd Class

(b) In addition the applicant must have one year administrative/work experience.

Duration:

The duration of the programme is 2 semesters. It is a full time programme.

Entrance Examination: There is no entrance examination. The candidates shall be short listed based on their level of pass in a degree or higher diploma examination and must have done one year NYSC or show a letter of exemption from the relevant authority.

FACULTY OF LAW

Programme Offered:

(a) Master in Law (LL.M)

(b) Master in international Law and secuirty

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Part-Time and Full-Time)

Available Options (Specialization):

(a) Masters in Law (LL.M)

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. in Law)

Admission Requirements

(a) Masters in Law (LL.M):

In addition to the general regulations and guidelines on admission, a candidate shall normally possess a minimum of good First degree in Law (LL.B) not below a Second Class Lower division, from this University or any other University recognized by the Senate of this University. He is also required to pass an entrance examination.

(b) Masters in International Law and Security(M.I.L.S.)

i) It is opened to graduate in law, social sciences,, education, sciences and the humanities with at least a second class degree from any recognized Institution or other Institutions approved by the University

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Law:

An applicant for the Ph.D. degree must possess the LL.M. degree of this University or any other University recognized by the Senate of this University, with a minimum of 60% average in the LL.M. result.

Duration of Programme:

(a) Masters in Law (LL.M) (Part-Time & Full-Time):

The Part-Time Programme is to run for a minimum period of 4semesters while the Full-Time Programme is to run for 2 semesters.

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Law

Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

Programmes Offered:

(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Natural Resource Management (NRM)

(b) Masters in Animal and Environmental Biology (AEB)

(c) Masters in Environmental Quality Management (EQM)

(d) Doctor of Philosophy in Animal and Environmental Biology (AEB)

(e) Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Quality Management (EQM)

AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATION

(a) M.Sc. in Animal and Environmental Biology with specialization in:

(i) Entomology

(ii) Parasitology

(iii Physiology

(iv) Hydrobiology and Fish biology

(ii) M.Sc. in Environmental Quality Management (EQM)

(i) Pollution and Ecotoxicology

(ii) Biodiversity and Conservation

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should be holders of:

(a) PGD:

i First degree in any related discipline , with a minimum of pass degree in the relevant discipline.

ii Candidates who have applied for the M.Sc programmes but do not meet the requirements may be recommended for the PGD programme provided they qualify as above.

(b) M.Sc:

Applicants for the M.Sc in Animal and Environmental Biology (AEB) and M.Sc in Environmental quality management (EQM) should possess:

(i) A first or Second – Class honours degree in Animal and Environmental Biology/Zoology from the University of Benin or other recognized University.

(ii) A First or Second – Class honours degree in a related discipline, but such candidates upon admission will be required to undertake certain remedial courses.

(iii) At least a credit pass in the Postgraduate Diploma in Natural Recourses Management

(iv) Other qualifications and /or experience demanded by the senate of the University of Benin to be adequate and satisfactory.

(c) Ph.D:

Applicant for the Ph.D in Animal and Environmental Biology (AEB) and Ph.D Environmental quality management (EQM) must possess any of the following:

(i) M.Sc in Animal and Environmental Biology/Zoology or M.Sc in Environmental Quality

Management from the University of Benin or any other recognized University.

(ii) M.Sc Degree in a related discipline with a research thesis and must have a weighted average of 60%.

Duration of Programme:

(a) PGD: This programme is designed for three consecutive semesters 3 semesters

(b) M.Sc AEB is a full-time programme ;18 months M.Sc. EQM is a part-time progamme ; 24 – 36 months.

(c ) M.Phil.Full time 18 months, Part-time 4 semesters

(d)Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Programmes Offered:

(a) Master of Science

(b) Master of Philosophy

(c) Doctor of Philosophy

Available Options/Specializations:

(a) Master of Science:

(i) Biology of Parasitic flowering plants

(ii) Biosystematics

(iii) Cell Biology

(iv) Ecology

(v) Environmental Plant Physiology/ Phytoremediation

(vi) Genetics

(vii) Limnology and Algology

(viii) Mycology/Plant Pathology

(ix) Plant Diversity and Conservation

(x) Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

(xi) Phytomedicine

(b) Master of Philosophy:

(i) Biology of Parasitic flowering plants

(ii) Biosystematics

(iii) Cell Biology

(iv) Ecology

(v) Environmental Plant Physiology/ Phytoremediation

(vi) Genetics

(vii) Limnology and Algology

(viii) Mycology/Plant Pathology

(ix) Plant Diversity and Conservation

(x) Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

(xi) Phytomedicine

(c) Doctor of Philosophy:

(i) Biosystematics

(ii) Cell Biology

(iii) Ecology

(iv) Genetics

(v) Limnology and Algology

(vi) Mycology/Plant Pathology

(vii) Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

(viii) Biology of Parasitic flowering plants

(ix) Plant Diversity and Conservation

(x) Phytomedicine

(xi) Environmental Plant Physiology/ Phytoremediation

Admission Requirements:

(i) M.Sc.: Any graduate with a minimum of B.Sc. Second Class Lower Division (Honours) degree in Plant and Biotechnology of Botany of this University or who holds an equivalent from any other recognized Universities or Institutions may be considered for admission to the degree of Master of Science.

(ii) M.Phil: Candidates on the M.Sc. Programme who score with a minimum average of 60% or B in the course-work examination and who also obtained a minimum of 60% in a seminar presented to the Departmental Board will be qualified to pursue the degree programme for Master of Philosophy. Candidates with M.Sc. degree in Plant Biology and Biotechnology or Botany of this University or any other recognized University who may not have earned an average score of 60% or B in the Master’s Programme may be recognized for admission into the M.Phill degree programme.

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(iii) (a) Ph.D.: Candidates possessing qualification (ii) above can proceed to the Ph.D degree programme by transfer (see below), or having satisfactorily completed the M.Phil. Degree or if they possess a Master’s degree by research from another University provided they scored a minimum average of 60% in their course work.

(b) Transfer: An M.Phil candidate who has given a seminar assessed (with at least 60% by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee) may transfer to the Ph.D programme at the end of one session. The candidate may still continue with that same research on a more intensive and/or extended scale.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY:

Programmes Offered:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc.)

(b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

AvailableOptions/Specialisations:

a) Protein Chemistry and Enzymology

b) Master of Philosophy in:

(i) Protein Chemistry and Enzymology

(ii) Medical and Clinical Biochemistry

(iii) Toxicology and Environmental Biochemistry

(iv) Ethno-Biochemistry

(v) Nutrition and Food Chemistry

(vi) Plant Biochemistry

(vii) Biotechnology

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in:

(i) Protein Chemistry and Enzymology

(ii) Medical and Clinical Biochemistry

(iii) Toxicology and Environmental Biochemistry

(iv) Ethno-Biochemistry

(v) Nutrition and Food Chemistry

(vi) Plant Biochemistry

(vii) Biotechnology

Admission Requirements:

a) Master of Science:

Applicants for this programme should be holders of a first degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Optometry, Microbiology and other relevant science area, with a minimum pass of Second Class Lower division (22).

I). Applicant who satisfy (a) above would be expected to attend an interview at the Department as part of the selection process.

b) Master of Philosophy

Holders of Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Biochemistry from this University or any other University who scored an overall average of not less than 50% and not up to 60% in their course work at the Master level.

c) Doctor of Philosophy:

Applicants for this progrmme should be:

(i) Holders of a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree with a research thesis in Protein Chemistry and Enzymology, Medical/ Clinical Biochemistry, Toxicology/ Environmental Biochemistry, Ethno-Biochemistry, Nutritional/Food Chemistry.

(ii) Holders of Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degree with weighted average of 60% and/or above Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.50 minimum on a 5-point scale.

Duration of Programmes:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The programme is designed to last for two consecutive semesters. The course runs full-time i.e. 12 months minimum.

(b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil):

Full-time 12 months

Part-time 18 months

(c ) Ph.D programme: 24-60 months

Note: Graduates of part time programmes are not eligible to apply. NYSC discharge certificate is a compulsory requirement.

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

PROGRAMMES OFFERED:

(a) Part Time Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology (PGDM)

(b) Master of Science (M.Sc) in Microbiology

(c) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Microbiology

(d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Microbiology

AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATIONS:

A. Part Time Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology (PGDM) with specialization in:

(i) Environmental Microbiology

(ii) Food and Industrial Microbiology

(iii) Medical Microbiology

B. Master of Science (M.Sc) in Microbiology with specialization in:

(i) General Biology

(ii) Environmental and Public Health Microbiology

(iii) Food and Industrial Microbiology

(iv) Brewing Science

(v) Pathogenic Microbiology

(a) Plant Pathogenic Microbiology

(b) Animal Pathogenic Microbiology

(iv) Immunology and Immunochemistry

(vii) Microbial physiology and biochemistry

C. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) with specialization in:

(i) General Biology

(ii) Environmental and Public Health Microbiology

(iii) Food and Industrial Microbiology

(iv) Brewing Science

(v) Pathogenic Microbiology

(a) Plant Pathogenic Microbiology

(b) Animal Pathogenic Microbiology

(vi) Immunology and Immunochemistry

(vii) Microbial physiology and biochemistry

D. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with specialization in:

(i) General Biology

(ii) Environmental and Public Health Microbiology

(iii) Food and Industrial Microbiology

(iv) Brewing Science

(v) Pathogenic Microbiology

(a) Plant Pathogenic Microbiology

(b) Animal Pathogenic Microbiology

(vi) Immunology and Immunochemistry

(vii) Microbial physiology and biochemistry

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT:

A. Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology (PDM)

(i) Holders of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree (at least third class degrees) in Microbiology from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by Senate.

(ii) Holders of B.Sc (Hons.) degrees (at least third class honors) in related fields of study from this University or any other recognized by Senate.

(iii) Candidates with qualifications and experience deemed adequate may also be considered for admission.

(iv) HND in Microbiology with a minimum of upper credit pass.

B. Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree:

(i) Holders of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree (at least Second Class Honours) in Microbiology from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by Senate.

(ii) Holders of B.Sc (Hons.) degrees (at least Second Class Honours) in related fields of study from this University or any other recognized by Senate.

(iv) Candidates with qualifications such as Fellow of Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology (FIMLT) whose qualifications and experience are deemed adequate may also be considered for admission. These candidates shall register for and pass the following undergraduate courses in addition to the prescribed postgraduate courses: MCB310, MCB410 and MCB412.

(v) Candidates who are holders of HND in Microbiology and low grade degree (Third Class) in related fields of study from this University or any other recorgnised by Senate will be qualified for the pursuance of Masters degree after successfully completing PGDM programme with an overall result of B (60%) and above.

C. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Degree:

(i) Holders of Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Microbiology from this University or any other University who scored an overall average of between 57% and 60% in their course work at the Master level.

(ii) Candidates admitted for a PhD programme in Microbiology in this department but are unable to complete the programme may be considered for the award of an M.Phil degree.

D. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with specialization in:

(i) Candidate with a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Microbiology from this or any other University recognized by Senate. Such candidates must have earned an average score of 60% in the course work at the Master level.

(ii) Candidates with a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Microbiology from this or any other recognized University.

DURATION OF PROGRAMME:

(a) PDM: Part Time – 2 – 4 semesters

(b) M.Sc: Full Time – – 2 – 4 semesters

(c) M.Phil: Full Time – – 2 – 4 semesters

(d) PhD: Full Time – 4 – 8 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF OPTOMETRY

Areas of Specialization:

i) M.Sc. Vision Science

ii) M.Sc. Ocular Health

Admission Requirements:

i) A good first degree (GPA 2.5 and above) in Vision Science, Ocular Health Optometry, Doctor of Optometry Degree.

ii) Other suitable qualifications relevant to Optometry from the University of Benin or any other University may be considered

Duration of Programmes:

The Duration of the M.Sc. programme shall be a minimum of 2 semesters

Ph.D in Vision Science/Ocular Health:

Admission Requirement:

A Master’s Degree (60% average) in Vision Science or Ocular Health.

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING

Programmes Offered:

i) PGD in Accounting

ii) M.Sc (Accounting)

iii) M.Sc. Forensic Accounting Option

iv) M.Sc. Taxation option

v) M.Phil (accounting

vi) Ph.D (Accounting)

Admission Requirements:

PGD (Accounting)

1.

I) HND in any relevant discipline obtained from any recognized Institution or other Institutions approved by the University.

ii) A bachelor degree not lower than 3rd class lower division from a recognized University.

M..Sc (Accounting):

1. Candidates to be admitted into the M.Sc programme in Accounting shall possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Division in Accounting from a recognized University;

2. Candidates with Second Class Lower Division in Accounting from a recognized University must possess additional qualifications such as MBA, MBF or Master in Marketing.

3. Candidates with HND Upper Credit in Accounting from a recognized Polytechnic must possess additional qualifications such as MBA, MBF or Master in related discipline.

4. Holders of professional qualifications in Accounting will also be considered for admission. A professional qualification in Accounting will be taken to mean an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria or any other equivalent body.

Ph.D (Accounting)

1. Candidates who already possess the degree of Master of Science in Accounting with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.50 on a 5-point scale) OR

2. M.Sc (with thesis) in Accounting from a recognized University; OR

3. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Accounting from any University recognized by University of Benin Senate;

4. In Exceptional cases, candidates with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60% or a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 (on a 5-point scale) in a Master of Science Degree in related fields may be considered provided that such candidates also possess, in addition to the Master Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting not below Second Class Lower Division.

Candidates admitted under (4) above will be required to take and pass some core Accounting courses from the M.Sc Accounting programme of the University of Benin. This is in addition to the prescribed courses at the Doctorate level.

5. For the avoidance of doubt a prospective student must score an average of 60% in all Master Degree courses as well as minimum score of 60%in the Master degree Project/Thesis to be eligible for admission.

Duration of Course:

M.Sc: The course runs Full Time i.e. 3 semesters

Part time 4 semesters minimum

Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

The School of Postgraduate Studies may approve an extension where necessary.

Course Objectives:

The Ph.D in Accounting course is a highly intensive programme designed to prepare candidates for careers in research, teaching and high level financial consultancy in all sectors of the economy.

The programme requires general familiarity with, and critical knowledge of the major subject areas of Accounting and Management for effective and efficient operation of all sectors of the economy.

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE:

Programmes Offered:

i) M.Sc. (Financial Management) (Full-Time):

ii) MBF (Banking and Finance)(Part-Time):

iii) Master of Science in Financial Management (M.Sc.) Full-Time only

iv) Doctor of Philosophy in Finance

Admission Requirements:

(a) Masters in Banking and Finance (MBF) Part-Time programme only:

Admission Requirement:

Candidates for admission shall be holders of:

(i) Bachelor degree from the University of Benin or/from other University recognized by the Senate of University of Benin with at least 2 years post qualification experience in any financial institution or department. Insurance or Financial/Treasury officers in public and private Corporations also qualify. A pass degree is not acceptable.

(ii) One of the following qualifications or the equivalent with at least 3 years post qualification practical experiences.

(a) CIB

(b) ACCA

(c) ACA

(d) ACIS

(e) ACMA

(f) ACII

(iii) Candidates may also be required to undertake and pass a pre-admission selection examination and/or interview for the Programme. Please indicate you elective area when applying and your e-mail address/telephone.

(b) Master of Science in Financial Management M.Sc (Financial Management) (Full-Time Only):

Candidates for admission into the M.Sc. programme in the department must have a good Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division in Banking & Finance, Business Administration with Financial Management electives, Insurance, Accounting and Economics with Financial Economics elective (or related disciplines), and must have fulfilled the N.Y.S.C. requirement. Candidates may also be required to undertake and pass a pre-admission selection examination and/or interview for the Programme. Please indicate your e-mail address/telephone when applying.

(a) Doctor of Philosophy in Finance (Ph.D. Finance) (Full-Time):

Admission Requirement:

The Ph.D. Finance programme is an intensive programme developed to train top academia and researchers. Admission therefore shall be opened to candidates with good First degrees from relevant academic discipline and M.Sc. Finance, Insurance, Accounting, Financial Economics and other relevant discipline with proven ability to acquire the tools of financial econometrics and research. No applicant with an average M.Sc. pass of less than 60% will be registered (transcript and NYSC certificate must be provided). First degree candidate would be required to first complete the M.Sc. Financial Management before being considered for the Ph.D. in Finance. Candidates will be required to undertake and pass a pre-admission selection test and/or interview for the Programme. Those candidates who do not have the M.Sc. Finance or M.Sc. Financial Economics degree may be required to take qualifying examinations or foundation courses in Banking & Finance. Please indicate your e-mail address/telephone when applying.

M.Phil Finance

Candidate for admission into M.phil finance programme in the department must have completed the MSc Finance or M.Sc in any Major area of finance. The programme is available to graduates who did not make the 60% required for Ph.D but with a minimum average score of 55%.

Duration of Programmes:

The programme consists of course work and defended thesis. Each has a minimum duration of eighteen (18) calendar months and a maximum of forty-eight (48) calendar months for full time students. The M.Sc. programmes shall be available for full time candidates only in the first instance.

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
PROGRAMMES OFFERED:

(a) M.Sc. Programmes;

(b) Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.

(c) Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) (Full-Time and Part-Time):

Admission Requirements:

Admission into the MBA Full-Time and Part-Time programme may be granted to persons who have obtained at least a good Bachelor’s degree (that is, a minimum of Second Class Lower Division), or an HND (with not lower that Credit pass) from a recognized Polytechnic with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) or their equivalents acceptable to the University of Benin. Pre-admission screening to ensure potentiality may include a written test, post-secondary academic transcript evaluation and 0ral interview. A candidate with at least a Second Class Honours Upper division in Business Administration from the University of Benin or from any other recognized University may, on the recommendation of the Department of Business Administration and approval of the Postgraduate Studies, be exempted from the written test. For Part-Time applicants, preference will be given to candidates who are in gainful employment.

Duration of Programme:

The Full-Time MBA programme will be completed in a minimum of three (3) semesters of full-time study commencing with the beginning of each academic year while the minimum duration of Part-time MBA programme is two years.

AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATION:

THE MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc.) PROGRAMMES IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

(a) M.Sc. in Business Administration Programmes is undertaken in four Functional areas:

i. Human Resource Management

ii. Marketing Management

iii. Operations Management

iv. Global Business Management

Admission Requirements:

Candidates for admission into the various M.Sc programme in the department must have a good Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division in Business Administration (or related disciplines)from the University of Benin or other recognized university. Candidates with HND in the relevant area from a recognized Polytechnic who have obtained the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) from the University of Benin and, in addition an MBA from the University of Benin or any other recognized university may also be considered for admission to the programme.

Duration of Programme:

The programmes consist of course work and defended thesis. Each programme has a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 48 months for full-time students. The M.Sc. programme shall be available for full-time candidates only.

(b) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) Programmes:

Admission Requirements:

Admission shall be open to candidates with good First degrees (that is, a minimum of Second Class Lower division) and a Masters Degree (M.Sc.) in the relevant academic disciplines from the University of Benin or any other recognized university. Proven ability to apply the tools of business research will also be considered. Candidates who have an HND (with not lower than Credit Pass) in the relevant area from a recognized Polytechnic and who have also obtained the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) from the University of Benin, in addition, an M.Sc. in the relevant area from the University of Benin or any other recognized university may also be considered for admission to the programme. In addition, to be admitted to the PhD grogramme, a candidate must have at least an average of 60% or an average of B in the relevant second degree (M.Sc.). Candidates applying to the Ph.D. programme may be required to take qualifying examination or foundation courses in Business Administration.

Duration of Programme for Ph.D.

a minimum of 3 years shall be required for the candidate with first degree and a minimum of 2 years for candidates with a masters degree.

FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Programme Offered:

(a) M.Sc.

(b) M.Phil

(c) Ph.D

Available Options/Specialization

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc) in Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry with specialization in:

(i) Analytical Chemistry

(ii) Colour Chemistry

(iii) Environmental Chemistry

(iv) Food Chemistry

(v) Inorganic Chemistry

(vi) Medicinal Chemistry

(vii) Mineral Processing

(viii) Solution and Gas Kinetics

(ix) Organic Chemistry

(x) Physical Chemistry

(xi) Polymer Science

(xii) Textile Chemistry

(b) Mater of Philosophy (M.Phil) with specialization in (i-xii) above

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with specialization in (i-xii) above

Admission Requirements:

(a) M.Sc. Degree:

Candidates for the M.Sc. degree programme must hold:

· good honours degree with at least a minimum of Second Class in Pure/Applied/industrial Chemistry from any University recognized by the National University Commission (NUC).

· qualifications deemed equivalent by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee (DPGC):

*B.Sc. Biochemistry *B.Ed. Chemistry

*B.Sc. Chemistry *B.Agric. (Agriculture)

*B.Sc. Applied Physics

*B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering)

(All with a minimum of Second Class Honours).

Candidates with Third Class degree in the above Chemistry based courses must also have acceptable postgraduate diploma in a field regarded as appropriate for the proposed postgraduate research in Chemistry/Applied Chemistry.

*Chemical Technology *Chemical Engineering

*Colour Chemistry *Food Technology

*Industrial Chemistry *Polymer Chemistry

*Material Science *Polymer Technology

*Textile Technology

NOTE: As and where appropriate, and on the advice of the supervisor and the Departmental Postgraduate Programme Committee (DPGC), a candidate must take and pass remedial courses, to make for any deficiencies in his/her qualification. However, credits accruing therefrom will not be used for computing his/her postgraduate degree results.

(b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil):

1. hold an M.Sc degree in Chemistry

2. have an average score in the M.Sc course work of between (55 – 59.9)%

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemistry:

An applicant for the Ph.D degree must:

(i) Pass an M.Sc degree in Chemistry from a recognized institution and must have a weighted average score of 60% and above in the course work.

(ii) Possess an M.Sc or M.Phil degree in chemistry from a recognized University by the NUC.

Duration of Programmes:

(a) M.Sc: Full Time – 4 – 6 semesters

(b) M.Phil: Full Time – 2 – 4 semesters

(c) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

The School of Postgraduate Studies may approve an extension where necessary.

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Programmes Offered:

Postgraduate diploma (PGD) in computer science.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science

Doctor of Philosophy in computer science.

Areas of specialization

a). Post Graduate Diploma PGD)

b). Master of science (M.Sc) with specialization in :

i) Operating system and system programming

ii) Computer Methodology

a. Database/computer information system

b. Advanced software development

c. Artificial intelligence & Expert systems

iii. Theoretical computational techniques

c. Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D)) with specialization in:

i. Operating system and system programming

ii. Computer Methodology

a. Database/computer information system

d. Advanced software development

e. Artificial intelligence & Expert systems

iii. Theoretical computational techniques

Admissions Requirements:

(a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science (Part-Time):

Applicants must have at least a third class honours of the University of Benin or any other

recognized institution. Holders of HND with at least credit, or ACCA, ICCA, ICAN, AIB or other equivalent professional qualifications with relevant industrial experience of a minimum of two years may be considered.

Qualifying Examination:

There may be a qualifying written examination for all candidates seeking admission into the part-time postgraduate programme in Computer Science only when the number of applicants is in excess of one hundred (100). Admission will be finally determined by the performance of the candidate in this examination.

(b) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science (Full Time):

(i) Candidates for the M.Sc. programme must have at least a Second Class Lower Division, B.Sc. Hons. degree with an average GPA of 3.0 and above in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Computer Information Systems from the University of Benin or any other University of recognized standing.

(ii) Candidates with Second Class Lower Division, B.Sc (Hon) degree and above in Engineering or Mathematics or Physics with an average GPA of 3.0 and above may be considered for admission and such candidate will be required to make up for any deficiencies in their preparation by taking and passing the following undergraduate courses: CSC314, CSC313, CSC316, CSC411, CSC432 and CSC211.

(c) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Computer Science:

This is based on a research for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months. To be eligible for admission, a candidate must have a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

(d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Computer Science:

An applicant for the PhD degree must possess an M.Sc. with a research thesis in Computer Science from the University of Benin or any other recognized institution and must have a weighted average of 60% in addition to any other criteria as determined by the Department.

Duration of Course:

(i) PGD: the programme is designed to last for four consecutive semesters. The course runs part time 24 months minimum and a maximum of 48 months.

(ii) M.Sc.: fulltime minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 48 months.

(iii) M.Phil: This is based on research for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months.

(iv) Ph.D programme: minimum of 24 months and maximum of 48 months. The school of postgraduate studies may approve an extension where necessary. 67

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY

Programmes Offered:

(i) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geology

(ii) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Geology

(iii) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Geology

Available Options/Specialization:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc) with specialization in:

(i) Mineral Exploration

(ii) Environmental Geoscience

(iii) Petroleum Geology

(iv) Sedimentolog/Sedimentary Geology

(v) Biostratigraphy

(vi) Hydrogeology

(vii) Applied Geophysics

(viii) Engineering Geology

(b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) with specialization in:

(i) Applied Geochemistry

(ii) Environmental Geochemistry

(iii) Economic Geology

(iv) Applied Geophysics

(v) Petroleum Geology

(vi) Sedimentology/Geology

(vii) Palynology/Micropaleontology

(viii) Hydrogeology

(ix ) Engineering Geology
(ix) Mineral Exploration

(x) Geology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with specialization in:

(i) Applied Geochemistry

(ii) Environmental Geochemistry

(iii) Economic Geology

(iv) Applied Geophysics

(v) Applied Petroleum Geology

(vi) Sedimentology/Geology

(vii) Palynology/Micropaleontology

(viii) Hydrogeology

(ix) Engineering Geology
(x) Mineral Exploration

(xi) Geology

Admission Requirements:

(a) Master of Science Geology:

The Master degree programme is open to only graduates with good first degree in Geology or Geoscience from a University recognized by the Senate. In special cases, students with lower classes of degree, but with relevant professional experience, may also be considered for admission. All students shall be assigned one or more supervisor(s) at the time of registration in their intended area of specialization. Within 9 months of registration, a Master candidate shall select a specific topic for his/her thesis/project after due consultations with his/her supervisor(s). A change of supervisor for a candidate maybe permitted only within 9 months of registration.

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geology:
The Doctorate Degree Programme is open to graduates with a degree of Master of Science of Philosophy in Geology or any appropriate and related field from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate. A candidate initially registered for the Master Degree Programme in Geology may be transferred to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in accordance with the University’s postgraduate regulations and subject to satisfactory report from the candidate’s supervisor(s)

Duration of Programme:
Full-Time study for the award of degree of Ph.D. in Geology shall normally last for a minimum period of 4 semesters for a candidate with a Master of Science Degree and a minimum of 18 months for a candidate with a Master of Philosophy Degree. Part-time students are expected to complete their programme in not less than 8 semesters for the M.Sc. degree holder and 36 months for M.Phil degree holder.

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN GEOSCIENCES (COE)

Masters of Science in

a) Integrated Petroleum Exploration and Evaluation Studies ( Geology or Geophysics option)

b) Integrated Petroleum Engineering and Production Studies

Admission Requirements

i) Review and assessment of academic standard of prospective students

ii) Ability to meet minimum entry requirement – second-class upper( minimum CGPA 4.0) in geology, geophysics, or petroleum engineering

iii) Suitability of the candidates for industry placement based on industry ratings of capacity, achievement and relationship skill.

Iv) Applicants in other disciplines in Physical sciences and engineering with the requisite class of degree would be considered subject to their suitability to take necessary remedial undergraduate courses.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Area of Specialization:

M.Sc and M.Phil in:

· Pure Mathematics

· Applied Mathematics

· Industrial Mathematics

Ph.D in:

· Pure Mathematics

· Applied Mathematics

· Industrial Mathematics

Available Options/specialization:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil), with specialization in:

· Pure Mathematics;

(i) Algebra

(ii) Semigroup

(iii) Functional Analysis

(iv) Ergodic Theory

· Applied Mathematics

(i) Mathematical Physics

(ii) Continuum Mechanics

(iii) Fluid Mechanics and Geophysics

· Industrial Mathematics

(i) Statistics

(ii) Numerical Analysis

(iii) Optimization Theory

(iv) Operations Research

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with specialization in:

· Pure Mathematics

(i) Algebra

(ii) Semigroup

(iii) Functional Analysis

Admission Requirements:

M.Sc:

Prospective candidates for the M.Sc/M.Phil in Mathematics or Industrial Mathematics must attain a minimum of Second Class Honours degree in Mathematics from a recognized University. Candidates with a minimum of second-class honours degree in a related discipline may be admitted. Such candidate may be required to first undergo a prescribed preliminary course of studies of possibly up to two semesters duration and earn a minimum of 24 credit selected from the 400 level Mathematics courses. The candidates in this category are admitted in the Pre-M.Sc class.

M.Phil:

A prospective candidate for the M.Phil/Ph.D degree must possess an M.Sc. appropriate to the intended course from a recognized institution. To be admitted into the Ph.d programme, the candidate must have a minimum weighted average of 60% (B), based on the best six (06) M.Sc. Mathematics courses of University of Benin or equivalent, or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 5-point scale. Where a candidate has less than a weighted average of 60% (b) based on the best six (06) M.Sc Mathematics courses of University of Benin or equivalent, the candidate may be admitted into thenM.Phil programme. A candidate with M.Phil in Mathematics or Industrial Mathematics may be admitted for the Ph.D programme.

Duration of Programmes:

M.Sc and M.Phil:

Full – Time: A Minimum of 2 semesters

Part – Time: A Minimum of 4 semesters

Ph.D:

Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters.

A student who fails to complete his course of study within seven calendar years from the date of registration may be asked to withdraw from the programme. There is no entrance examination into any of the programmes.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Programmes Offered:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc.)

(b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)

(c) Doctor pf Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Available Options:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc.) with Speciliazation in:

(i) Biophysics/MedicalPhysics

(ii) Electronics

(iii) Geophysics/Exploration Geophysics

(iv) Metellurgy and Material Science/Solar Energy

(v) Theoretical/Mathematical Physics

(b) M.Phil with specialization as in (a) above

(c) Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) with specializ-ation in areas of (a) above

Admission Requirements:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc.):

A minimum of Second Class Honours Degree in Physics or its equivalent from a recognized University

(b) M.Phil Degree:

A minimum of M.Sc. degree in Physics in the relevant option or its equivalent from a recognized University. A student transferring from the M.Sc. programme must score a minimum average of 60% in the course work plus a minimum of B in the Seminar.

(c) Ph.D:
An M.Sc. or M.Phil degree in Physics or its equivalent from the University of Benin or its equivalent from any other recognized University, with a minimum of 60% average of B in the M.Sc. course work..

Duration of Programme:

(a) M.Sc. 2 semesters

(b) M.Phil 3 semesters

(c) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

The applicants will undergo a screening exercise before candidates will be short-listed for admission.

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS

M.Sc (Economics)

M.Phil (Economics)

Ph.D. (Economics)

Available Options/Specializations:

Considerable opportunities exist for the development of specialized interests with needed analytic and empirical tools, especially in the following areas:

(i) International Trade and Finance

(ii) Econometrics

(iii) Petroleum Economics

(iv) Monetary Theory and Policy

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(v) Development Economics

(vi) Public Sector Economics

(vii) Health Economics

(viii Environmental Economics

(ix)) Labour Economics

Admission Requirements::

a) Master in Economics (M.Sc. Economics):

A good first degree in Economics or any related discipline of the University of Benin, or any other recognized University. Candidates with an MBA (Master in Business Administration) or M.Sc. in Banking and Finance may also be considered.

(b) M.Phil Programme:

To qualify for admission into the M.Phill degree programme, a candidate must possess a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Benin or any other recognized University.

(c ) The Department’s Ph.D. programme has been redesigned and Into the African Economic research Consortium’s Collaborative Ph.D. programme in Africa for which the University of Benin is one of the

Degree awarding Universities.

ADMISSION INTO UNIBEN/AERC COLLABORATIVE PH.D PROGRAMME IN ECONOMICS

The University of Benin in collaboration with the African /Economic Research Consortium, Nairobi, Kenya, wishes to announce the admission of students into the collaborative Ph.D Programme in Economics for the 2014/2015 session. The programme is designed to train a cadre of highly qualified teachers and researchers in Economics.

ELIGILIBILITY:
The programme at the University of Benin is open to nationals of English-speaking West Africa Countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Gambia). Candidates may be self-sponsored or sponsored by public sector institutions and/or research organizations engaged in research and training in Economics and those whose primary mandate is economic management in eligible countries.

THE PROGRAMME:
The Ph.D. Programme is based on course work. To qualify for an award of a Ph.D degree by the University of Benin, candidates will be required to:

Take both compulsory and elective courses in Economics at the Ph.D. level and pass examination in these courses;

· Pass a comprehensive examination at the end of their course work;

· Write a Ph.D. thesis under supervision and undergo 0ral examination.

WHERE TENABLE:

The programme is tenable at the University of Benin. Successful candidates will take courses in two Universities in Africa and write and defend their theses at the University of Benin.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Entry in the collaborative programme shall be on a competitive basis. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

· A good First Degree (First Class or Second Class Upper or its equivalent) in Economics from recognized University.

· A Masters Degree in Economics with a course work component from a recognized University (M.Sc. or M.Phil).

· A weighted averae score of 60% or a letter average ‘B’ in the Masters Degree.

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND REGIONAL PLANNING

The academic Postgraduate Geography and Regional Planning with specialization in the following areas:

(i) Urban Geography and Regional Planning

(ii) Rural Land Resource Management

(iii) Transportation programme of the department leads to the award of M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in Geography

(iv) Political Geography

(v) Population Studies

(vi) Geomorphology

(vii) Hydrology and Water Resource Management

(viii) Climatology

(ix) Environmental Management and Assessment

(x) Geoinformatics (Geographic Information Systems)

(xi) Biogeography

Admission Requirements:

Masters of Geography and Regional Planning (M.Sc.) Programme:

(i) A good first degree or other higher degree(s) not below Second Class Honours (Lower division) in Geography from the University of Benin or any other recognized University.

(ii) A good first degree not below Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or other higher degree(s) in related disciplines from the University of Benin or any other recognized University. When admitted, such candidates are expected to specialize in areas most related to their undergraduate training and may also be required to take a few recommended remedial undergraduate courses to improve their knowledge of Geography.

Master of Philosophy of Geography and Regional Planning (M.Phil) Programme:

Admission to the M.Phil programme of the Department is open to applicants with any of the following qualifications:

(i) A higher degree in Geography from the University of Benin or any other recognized University with no lower than 55% average.

(ii) A good higher degree in related disciplines from the University of Benin or any other recognized University with no lower than 55% average. Students in this category will be required to take some remedial courses.

Doctor of Philosophy of Geography and Regional Planning (Ph.D) Programme:

Admission to the Ph.D programme in Geography and Regional Planning is open to holders of the Masters Degree (M.A; M.Sc.) in Geography or a rela

ted subject from the University of Benin or any other recognized University. Students applying for the Ph.D. must score an average of 60% in their courses. In addition the student must show good evidence of initiative and capability to sustain intensive and long field research. Holders of M.Phil or M.Sc. by thesis will be considered for admission without reference to average score.

Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) Programme:

Admission to the MURP programme in Urban and Regional Planning of the Department is open to applicants with any of the following requirements:

(i) Holders of first degree in Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Engineering, among others (with the experience of holders of B.Ed degree).

(ii) Holders of HND with a minimum of Upper Credit pass in Town Planning

(iii) Holders of HND with Lower Credit pass in Town Planning with a minimum of three (3) years of working experience in planning related. In addition, an applicant may be required as a condition of admission to undergo a selection process.

Duration of Programmes:

M.Sc.:

The programme is normally expected to be completed within a minimum 2 semesters for full time and 3 semesters for part time students. The School of Postgraduate Studies may approve an extension where necessary.

M.Phil:
The programme is normally expected to be completed within a period of 12 to 18 months. The maximum duration of the M.Phil. programme is 36 months for all students. The School of postgraduate Studies may approve an extension where necessary.

Ph.D:

The Ph.D programme is a minimum of two years (four semesters) beyond the Master’s level. It is a four-year programme for part time students and course load is half the load for the full time students. The School of postgraduate Studies may approve an extension where necessary.

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

MPA; M.Sc; and Ph.D Programmes:

MPA Admission Requirements:

(i) A candidate for admission into this programme shall normally have a good first degree or its equivalent.

(ii) A candidate with a University degree must have 2 (two) years post-qualification experience.

(iii) A candidate with a relevant HND qualification must have at least an UPPER CREDIT PASS and 3 (three) years post qualification experience.

(iv) Satisfactory performance in a qualifying entrance examination which may be held for all applicants.

Duration of Programmes:

The course is on Part-Time basis and runs for two academic session covering four semesters. Lectures take place on Fridays and Saturdays (Weekend).

M.Sc.:

Available Areas of Specialization are:

(i) Comparative Politics and Development Studies

(ii) Public Administration

(iii) International Relations

Admission Requirements:

Applicants for this programme should be holders of a minimum of a Second Class Honours Degree in Political Science and/or Public Administration or a related discipline.

Duration of Programmes:

The M.Sc programme is designed to run for a minimum of 3 semesters and a maximum of 4 semesters

Ph.D:

Available Areas of Specialization are:

(i) Comparative Politics and Development Studies

(ii) Public Administration

(iii) International Relations

Admission Requirements:

An applicant for the Ph.D degree must possess

(i) B.Sc degree in Political Science and/or Public Administration or any other relevant Social Science discipline from a recognized University; and

(ii) M.Sc degree in Political Science and/or Public Administration with a minimum average score of ‘B’ (60%), or

(iii) M.Phil degree in political Science and/or Public Administration.

Duration of Programmes:

The duration of the Ph.D programme is a minimum of 3 academic sessions or (36) calendar months and a maximum of 5 academic sessions (Sixty Months).

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Programmes Offered:

1. M.Sc/M.Phil/Ph./D. /Sociology and Anthropology with specialization in:

Available Specialization:

(a) Globalization and Development Studies

(b) Industrial and Labour Relations

(c) Criminology

(d) Demography and Urbanization

(e) Social Work

(f) Socio-Cultural Anthropology

(g) Health and Illness Behaviour

(h) Social Psychology

Admission Requirement:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc.)

(b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)

Conditions of Admission:

(i) A person who holds a First or Second Class degree in Sociology, Anthropology or Sociology and Anthropology or Social Work.

(ii) A person who holds a First or Second Class Combined honours degree in Sociology or anthropology or Social Work.

(iii) A person with a Third Class degree in Sociology or anthropology or Social Work with considerable cognate experience in a relevant field may be considered on the recommendation of the Departmental Postgraduate Committee.

(iv) Persons holding First or Second Class honours degree in any other discipline considered by the Department as relate to Sociology and Anthropology or Social Work may apply. Such candidates will be expected to undertake Sociology, Anthropology or Social Work courses and pass the prescribed examinations. The courses will be selected from the 200, 300 and 400 level courses and approved by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee.

(c) Doctor of Philosophy:

A person who has one of the following qualifications is eligible for admission:

(i) Master of Philosophy degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Sociology and anthropology or Social Work.

(ii) Master of Arts/Master of Science degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Sociology and Anthropology or Social Work with a defended thesis based on original data.

(iii) Master of Arts/Master of Science degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Sociology and Anthropology or Social Work, based on course work and a project report with a score of 60% average and at least three years post Masters working experience in relevant fields.

(iv) Persons holding First and Second Class honours degrees and/or Masters or Doctorate degree as considered by the Department as related to Sociology and anthropology may apply. Such candidates will be required to show evidence of developed interest in the area of specialization. In addition such candidates will be expected to take courses and pass the prescribed examinations.

Duration:

(a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(b) M.Phil. 6 -8 semesters

(c) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

Department of Social Work

M.Sc. Social work

Conditions of Admission:

(i) A person who holds a First or Second Class degree in Sociology, Anthropology or Sociology and Anthropology or Social Work.

(ii) A person who holds a First or Second Class Combined honours degree in Sociology or anthropology or Social Work.

(iii) Students without a degree in social work or sociology/anthropology will be required to take remedial courses and pass them..

FACULTY OF PHARMACY

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS AND PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAMMES OFFERED:
(i) Master of science (MSc)

(ii) Master of philosophy (M.Phil)

(iii) Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D)

AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATION:

(a) Master of Sciences

i) Controlled Drug Delivery including Biopharmaceutical Studies

ii) Powder/Tableting Technology

iii) Stability Studies

iv) Packaging and Drug Interactions

v) Rheological Studies of Liquid and Semi-Solid Formulations

vi) Coating of Solid Dosage Forms

vii) Sourcing and assessment of local Pharmaceutical raw materials

(b) Master of Philosophy/ Doctor of Philosophy:

I) Controlled Drug Delivery; Biopharmaceut-ical Studies

ii) Powder/Tableting Technology

iii) Stability Studies

iv) Packaging and Drug Interactions

v) Rheological Studies of Liquids and Semi-Solid Formulations

vi) Coating of Solid Dosage Forms

vii) Sourcing and assessment of local Pharmaceutical raw materials

Admission Requirements:

a) Master of science (Msc)

A candidate for the MSc degree in addition to the general regulations and guidelines on admission, should possess a minimum of a Second Class (Honours) Lower Division degree, or its equivalent, in pharmacy from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin.

b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil):

A Masters degree in Physical Pharmaceutics and/or Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin. Candidate with degrees from other university will be expected to make up for any deficiency in their course work.

c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D):

A Masters degree in Physical Pharmaceutics and/or Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin. Candidate must also have a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 5 –point scale or an M. Phil Degree in Pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical Technology.

Duration of Programmes:

a) Master of Science (Msc)

A Minimum of 18 months based on course work that would last for at least 6 months and an original research project.

a) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil):

A minimum of 12 months based on course work and original research project.

b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D):

The programme shall take normally NOT LESS THAT 24 MONTHS.

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

Programmes Offered:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc.)

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Areas of Specialization:

i) Analytical chemistry

ii) Organic/ Medicinal chemistry

iii) Natural product chemistry

Admission Requirements:

Master of Science (M.Sc)

Candidates must possess a good degree in Pharmacy or Chemistry or any other suitable qualifications approved by Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Studies of Pharmacy. Candidates who are considered deficient in some areas of Pharmaceutical Chemistry may be required to take prerequisite courses as may be deemed necessary.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.):

A good honours degree in Pharmacy or Chemistry not lower than a Second Class Upper Division or a Master’s degree in the relevant area.

Doctor of Philosophy (Pharm. D) conversion

A Bachelor of Pharmacy degree of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin or any other qualification registered to practice as a Pharmacist by the Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria i.e. registered (with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria) and be practising Pharmacists.

Duration:

M.Sc:It is expected the programme will not to be less than 2 semesters and based on course work and original research work. The course work shall normally occupy not less than 25% of the prescribed time.

All candidates will take all prescribed courses and will undergo scheduled practical during the duration of the programme. A candidate who is deficient in some areas of Pharmaceutical Chemistry will be required to take pre-requisite courses during the training programme. Candidates may not be allowed to start the M.Sc programme until they have completed the pre-requisites courses satisfactorily.

Ph.D: Normally for a period not less than 6 semesters for candidates with a first degree and not less than 4 semesters for candidates with Master’s degree. No formal course work will be offered. However, a candidate found deficient will be required to take the necessary courses along with the M.Sc students. Every candidate registered for the degree of Ph.D will attend and participate in workshops on research techniques and methodology by his/her field of specification offered in the department and determined by his/her supervisor. In addition, a candidate will be required to present seminars during each year of his/her study on topics chosen by him/her and approved by the supervisor.

DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL PHARMACY & PHARMACY PRACTICE:

Programme Offered:

(a) Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
(c ) Doctor of Philosophy (Pharm. D) conversion

Available Options/Specializations:

(i) Pharmacy Practice

(ii) Pharmacoepidemiology

(iii) Pharmacotherapy

(iv) Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Admission Requirements:

(a) Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) Programme:

(i) A good honours degree in pharmacy from a recognized University (not lower than Second Class honours Lower Division)

(ii) Any other qualification(s) approved by Senate.

(b) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD):

(i) An acceptable master’s degree in clinical pharmacy/Pharmacy from a recognized University

(ii) Candidates who are deficient in some areas may be required to audit some MPharm courses.

(c ) Doctor of Philosophy (Pharm. D) conversion

A Bachelor of Pharmacy degree of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin or any other qualification registered to practice as a Pharmacist by the Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria i.e. registered (with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria) and be practicing Pharmacists

Duration of Programme:

(a) MPharm:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 6-8semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

The School of Postgraduate may approve an extension when necessary.

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOGNOSY

Programmes Offered:

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Pharm. D) conversion

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programme

Admission Requirements:

Candidates must possess a good degree in Pharmacy, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or any other suitable qualification approved by Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Studies. Candidates who are considered deficient in some areas of Pharmacognosy will be required to undertake remedial courses from the undergraduate programme as may be deemed necessary. Candidates must pass all the remedial courses satisfactorily.

Duration of Programme:

(a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme

Admission Requirements

(a) A candidate must possess a good Master’s degree in Pharmacognosy

(b) A candidate who has not already obtained a Master’s degree shall register, in the first instance, for a Degree of Masters and at the end of at least twelve months may, subject to satisfactory report from his supervisor be admitted as a candidate for a Degree of Doctor of

Philosophy.
b. Doctor of Philosophy (Pharm. D) conversion

A Bachelor of Pharmacy degree of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin or any other qualification registered to practice as a Pharmacist by the Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria i.e. registered (with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria) and be practising Pharmacists.

Duration of Programme:

The programme is expected to be not less than twenty-four months for candidates with Master’s degree in Pharmacognosy and is based on original research work. The time base for full-time student is minimum of 6 semeters, for the part-time a minimum of 8 semesters.

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY

Programmes Offered:

(a) Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Microbiology (M.Sc. Pharm-Microbiology)

Areas of Specialization:

(i) Inhibition and Destruction of Microorganisms

(ii) Chemotherapy and Mechanisms of action Antimicrobial agent

(iii) Preparation and Microbiological Control of Drug forms and Environment

(iv) Industrial/Applied Microbiology

(b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil).

(i) Studies in Biodegradation and Preservation of Pharmaceutical Products

(ii) Studies of the Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Action; Antimicrobial Agents Combination and Experimental Chemotherapy.

(iv) Studies of bacterial resistance to Antibacterial Agents and Environmental Genotoxicology

(v)Inactivation of Microorganisms and Immunological Studies

Areas of Specialization:

(a) Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Microbiology

(b) Master of Philosophy

(i) Inhibition and Destruction of Microorganisms.

(ii) Chemotherapy and Mechanisms of Action of antimicrobial Agents.

(iii) Industrial/Applied Microbiology.

For the purpose of specialization, related courses are grouped as follows: i and ii i and iii, ii and iii,iii and iv

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)/ Doctor of Philosophy (Pharm.

d) conversion with Specialization in the following

(i) Studies involving biodegradation and preservation of pharmaceutical products.

(ii) Studies of mechanisms of antimicrobial action, antimicrobial agents combination and experimental chemotherapy.

(iii) Studies of bacterial resistance to antibacterial agents and environmental genotoxicology.

(iv) Inactivation of microorganisms land immunological studies.

Admission Requirements:

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Pharmaceutical Microbiology:

Candidates seeking admission to the M.Sc. Degree must satisfy the General

(i) Requirements for Admission into the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Benin. In addition, their undergraduate degree (at least a Second Class Lower Division) should be in either Pharmacy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology (or a good degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Laboratory Sciences (Biological Sciences (option).

(ii) Candidates with FIMLT/FMLS, plus 2 years post qualification experience, who in addition to passing a qualifying examination may be considered for admission.

(b) Master of Philosophy

Holders of Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in

Pharmaceutical Microbiology from University of Benin or any other recognised University who scored below 60% in their course work at the Masters level.

(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D):

An applicant for the Ph.D. degree must possess a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical with a weighted average that is ­­not less than 50% and not up to 60% or a cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of less than 3.50 on a 5-point scale.

d) Doctor of Philosophy (Pharm. D) conversion

A Bachelor of Pharmacy degree of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin or any other qualification registered to practice as a Pharmacist by the Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria i.e. registered (with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria) and be practising Pharmacists.

A candidate registered for the Master’s Degree programme may have his/her registration transferred to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in accordance with the University of Benin Regulations subject to a satisfactory report from his/her supervisor(s).

Duration of Programme:

(a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 6-8semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

(c ) Ph.D./ Ph.D 4-6 semesters

conversion 6 -8 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY

Programmes Offered:

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Available Options/specialization

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Neuro/Psychopharmacology

Biochemical Pharmacology

Ethnopharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology

Toxicology

dmission Requirements:

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Progamme:
Candidates should possess a good University degree (not less than a Second Class Lower Division or its equivalent) in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine, Physiology, Biochemistry or Behavioral sciences. A candidate whose previous background in Pharmacology is considered inadequate by the Department (e.g first degree holders in Biochemistry, physiology) will be required to spend the first year to remedy the deficiency by taking the department’s undergraduate Pharmacology courses which will be followed by a qualifying exam.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Programme:

Candidates should have an M.Sc. degree in Pharmacology of the University of Benin or any other recognized University. Candidates with degrees from other Universities will be expected to make up for any deficiency in their course work.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme:
Candidates must possess an M.Sc. degree in Pharmacology with a research thesis from a recognized University and must have a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 5-point scale or an M.Phil degree in Pharmacology.

Doctor of Philosophy (Pharm. D) conversion
Bachelor of Pharmacy degree of the University of Benin or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Benin or any other qualification registered to practice as a Pharmacist by the Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria i.e. registered (with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria) and be practising Pharmacists.

Duration of programme

a. MS.c A minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 36 months
b. M.Phil: A minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months.
c. Ph.D: A minmimum of 36 months and a maximum of 72 months.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY

Admission Requirements:

(a) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MB.BS) or its equivalent

(b) Candidates should also have completed a one year Housemanship

(c) Should have NYSC Certificate or exemption letter

Duration of Programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

Programme Offered:

Masters in Nephrology

Duration of Programme:

Four semesters (24 calendar months) (Full-Time).

Admission Requirements:

(a) Candidate is expected to possess a first degree in Medicine, such as MB, BS; MB, ChB or equivalent, from any recognised university in Nigeria or abroad .

(b) Evidence of enrolment in the fellowship programme of either the National postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or the West African Postgraduate Medical College, may be an added advantage.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH

Programmes Offered:

Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme:

Admission Requirements:

(a) Post NYSC Medical and Dental doctors would be eligible for admission

(b) Applicants would be required to sit and pass an entrance examination

(c) Acceptable degrees in Health Sciences; Not below 2nd Class Lower

(d) Must have Public Health Experience.

MPH Programmes is on part-time and full-time bases and the candidates are to sit for entrance examination.

Duration of programme

a) MPH: Full time 12 months minimum and

maximum 48 months

b). MPH: Part Time mimimum 24 months and Maximum 48 months

INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH

Admission Requirements

(a) Candidates must hold a Medical Degree (MBBS, MB, CHB) from a recognized University, at least three (3) years before the date of commencement of the course.

(b) Candidates must be fully registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

(c) Candidates must produce satisfactory evidence to the Institute of a successful pre-registration House Job rotation of at least (3) months in Pediatrics.

Duration:

(a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(b) The programme will run only on PART-TIME basis.

SCHOOL OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY:

Programmes Offered:

Master of Science (M.Sc) in Anatomy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Anatomy

Admission Requirements:

M.Sc.in Anatomy:

The candidate should possess a B.Sc. with at least a Second Class honours lower division in Anatomy or a degree in Medicine Dentistry .

Ph.D in Anatomy:
The candidate should pass the M.Sc. degree in Anatomy from a recognized University with a weighted average of 60%.

Duration of Programmes:

(a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY

Postgraduate diploma in Anaesthesiology

Admission Requirements:

(a) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MB.BS) or its equivalent

(b) Candidates should also have completed a one year Housemanship

(c) Should have NYSC Certificate or exemption letter

Duration of Programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

Programme Offered:

M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology

Admission Requirements:

(a) Bachelor’s degree in psychology from a recognised university.y

(b) Acceptable degrees in Health Sciences; Not below 2nd Class Lower

(c) Must have Public Health Experience

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

Programme Offered:

Masters in medical laboratory science

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in medical laboratory science.

Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.)in medical laboratory science.

Available Options/Specializations:

(i) Environmental and Public Health

(ii) Medical Bacteriology/Mycology

(iii) Immunology and Immunochemistry

(iv) Histopathology/Cytopathology

(v) Clinical Chemistry

(vi) Hematology and Transfusion science

(vii) Medical Virology

(viii) Medical Parasitology

(ix) Medical Molecular Biology

Admission Requirements

Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) degree

(a) Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (B.MLSc.) degree from the University of Benin or any other recognized University as approved by Senate..

(b) Holders of B.Sc. Honours degree (at least second class honours) in related fields such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, MBBS, DBS, Pharmacy, Microbiology.

(c) Candidates with professional qualifications such as Associate of Medical Laboratory science (AMLSN) or Fellow of Medical Laboratory Science (FMLSN) whose qualifications and experience are deemed adequate may also be considered for admission.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree.

Holders of Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in medical Laboratory Science from University of Benin or any other recognised University who scored below 60% in their course work at the Masters level.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme:

Candidates must possess an M.Sc. degree in Medical Laboratory Science with a research thesis from a recognized University and must have a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 5-point scale or an M.Phil degree in Medical Laboratory Science.

Duration of Programme:

(a) M.Sc programme:

(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY

Programmes Offered;

(i) M.Sc (Human Physiology)

(ii) Ph.D (Human Physiology)

Admission Requirements:

M.Sc:

(a) A good honours degree in Physiology (preferably 1st Class or Second Class, Upper division), MBBS or B.DS; holders of good honours degree in related Medical Sciences may also be considered.

(b) NYSC discharge certificate or exemption report.

Ph.D: An M.Sc. degree in Physiology.

Duration of Programme:

(a) M.Sc programme:
(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:

(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters

M.Sc:(Physiology): Full-Time

Ph.D: (Physiology): Full-Time

METHOD OF APPLICATION: GENERAL

Candidates are to purchase application forms online with valid VERVE OR MASTER ATM BANK CARD from any commercial bank in Nigeria for the sum of N12,050.00.

The Application form must be correctly filled with all information required before submitting online and thereafter printed out from the UNIBEN Website, www.uniben.edu.

On the UNIBEN website

Click on the WAEUP PORTAL LINK.

Click on the POSTGRADUATE APPLICATION FOR 2014/2015.

Click on REGISTER FOR APPLICATION after reading instructions on the page.

The following documents will be printed out from the Website:- application, referee, and Transcript request forms. Any form not properly filled will not be treated.

All application processes must be completed by 30th September., 2014.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

Only candidate given admission into the various Pg programmes are to proceed to pay the total amount of Non-Refundable Acceptance fees itemised below.

Bank/Portal Charges – 3,000.00

Admission clearance – 20,000.00

ICT Levy – 6,000.00

Development levy – 15,000.00

MTN Net Library – 1,000.00

Total – 45,000.00

Note: Acceptance fee must be paid before candidates can be cleared.


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