UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, NIGERIA
P.M.B. 1515, ILORIN, NIGERIA
Website: www.unilorin.edu.ng | e-mail:pgschool@
Phone: +234-811-114-1632, +234-903-092-4197
ADMISSIONS INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN THE
2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates
for admission into various Postgraduate degree
programmes of the University.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only Courses available for the
session are advertised and as such candidates are
advised to select courses available in the
advertisement. Any action contrary to this instruction is
at the candidate’s risk, please.
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED
1. Ph.D. Degree Programmes
These are available to holders of M.A; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.;
LLM; M.Comm.H.; and M.P.H degrees, with a minimum of
60% or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
score in their Masterdegree programmes. A Ph.D. degree
programme runs for a minimum period of 36 calendar
months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months
for full-time candidates OR a minimum period of 48
calendar months and a maximum period of 60 calendar
months for part-time candidates. Relevant Courses will
be taken for the Ph.D. studies where prescribed and a
Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D. programme.
2. M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree Programmes
Candidates who score between 55.00 and 59.99 percent can
apply for admission into the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil/
Ph.D.) degree programme. The M.Phil/Ph.D. degree
programme is available only to full-time candidates. It runs
for a minimum period of 12 calendar months and a
maximum period of 24 calendar months and a Dissertation
is produced after the research work. Candidates in this
category are eligible for conversion to Ph.D. candidature,
following a progress assessment report to be made by a
Panel of Examiners at the end of the first session of
registration. To be eligible for conversion for the Ph.D.
program, candidates are expected to score not less than
60% (aggregate) at the end of the first session.
3. Master Degree Programmes
M.A.; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.sc.; M.Com.H., LL.M and M.P.H.
degrees run for a minimum period of 24 calendar months
and a maximum period of 36 calendar months for full-time
candidates OR a minimum period of 36 calendar months
and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for part-time
candidates. All Master Degree Programmes are by course
work. This is in addition to a research report at the end of
which a Dissertation is produced
4. Postgraduate Diploma Degree Programmes
Postgraduate Diploma degrees are available to candidates
with a Third class (honours) degree.
Applicants are to note that programmes automatically lapse
at the expiration of the prescribed maximum duration for
each programme. However, a candidate may apply for an
extension of not more than 12 months, in the first instance,
subject to a maximum of two such extensions.
The Postgraduate session for Postgraduate programmes is
12 calendar months, commencing on 2nd October and
ending on 30th September of the following year. The 12
calendar months start to count automatically from the date
of first registration.
Application fee for all programmes is N25,000.00 only for
applicants within Nigeria OR $200.00 only for international
DATES AND VENUES OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
A three-hour qualifying examination for all applicants
seeking admissions into Master and Postgraduate Diploma
Degree programmes will hold on Saturday, 2nd July, 2016,
at 10.00a.m prompt. Please note that the above
information services as the invitation for the qualifying
examinations. Candidates applying for the MPhil/Ph.D. and
the Ph.D. programmes will be contacted by the various
departments through the contact phone numbers submitted
by the candidates.
Venues of the examinations are stated below:
(i) FACULTY OF ARTS NEW LECTURE THEATRE: – For
candidates seeking admission into Faculty of Arts.
(ii) FACULTY OF ARTS LECTURE HALL AND FACULTIES OF
MANAGEMENT SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE
THEATHRE: – for candidates seeking admissions into
Faculties of Management Sciences and Social Sciences.
(iii) FACULTY OF EDUCATION OLD LECTURE THEATRE – For
candidates seeking admissions into Faculties of Education
(iv) LECTURE THEATRE I & II NEW SCIENCE LECTURE
THEATRE & ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE
For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculties of,
Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Engineering &
Technology, Physical and Life Sciences.
(v) FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION
SCIENCES LECTURE ROOM: for candidate seeking
admission into the Faculty.
NOTE: There will be no formal letters of invitation to
candidates for the Qualifying
Examination as this advertisement will serve as the
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application Forms are to be completed online and will close
on Friday, 3rd June 2016. Note that the latest date for
receipt of supporting documents is Monday, 11th July 2016.
Successful applicants would be notified through their e-mail
Mr. E. D. Obafemi
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