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ABSU Postgraduate Admission 2017/2018 Announced

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under listed postgraduate Diploma and Higher Degree Programmes of Abia State University in the 2017/2018 Academic session.

AVAILABLE COURSES

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

  • Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Sc and Ph.D programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension with options in:
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Production/Farm Management
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives
  • Agricultural Environmental Economics
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Rural Sociology and Community Development
  • Agricultural Extension Communication
  • Agricultural Extension Planning, and Administration
  • Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Policy
  • Rural Development and Extension Services.
  • DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
  • Postgraduate Diploma Programmes PGD
  • Sc and Ph.D Crop Production and Protection with options in: Agronomy, Agro Forestry and Physiology
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Production

Sc and Ph.DProgrammes with the following options:

  • Ruminant Animal Production and Management
  • Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Animal Production
  • Genetics and Breeding.
DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

Sc and Ph.DProgrammes in Soil Science, with specialization in:

  • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
  • Soil Physics
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Soil Pedology
  • Soil Management and Conservation
  • Soil Microbiology
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Department offers the following programmes M.Sc and Ph.D programmes with the following options:

  • Food Science and Processing
  • Food Engineering

FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following programmes: PGD, M.Sc, MPhil and Ph.Dprogrammes with specialization in:

  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Nutritional and Toxicology
  • Toxicology
  • Environmental Biochemistry
  • Industrial Biochemistry
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

The Department offers the following programmes:

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology

Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes in Microbiology with the following specialization:

  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Immunology and Immunochemistry
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food
  • Public Health
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Soil Microbiology
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (BOTANY)

The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:

  • Sc and Ph.D in Plant Ecology
  • Sc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology)
  • Sc and Ph.D in Plant Physiology.
DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:

  1. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD CHE) in Pure and Industrial Chemistry

Sc and Ph.D with Industrial Chemistry options in:

  • Mineral Processing and Extension Metallurgy
  • Chemical Process Technology
  • Polymer Technology
  • Petroleum Chemistry
  • Separation Chemistry

Sc and Ph.D degree in Pure Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry.
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

The Department offers the following programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (GPD CHE)

Sc and Ph.D in the following areas:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry – (Petroleum, Industrial Chemistry Technology Separation Chemistry, etc)
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Sc in Astrophysics
  • Sc and Ph.D in Geophysics
  • Sc in Atmospheric Physics
  • Sc in Medical Physics

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)

M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:

  • Medical Entomology/Parasitology
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Hydrobiology

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
  • Sc (Accountancy) MPhil
  • D (Accountancy)
DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management
  • Sc (Marketing) MPhil
  • D (Marketing).
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management
  • Sc (Management) MPhil
  • D (Management)
DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Sc in Banking and Finance MPhil
  • D (Finance)
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
  • Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
  • Development Economics MPhil
  • Industrial Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Quantitative Economics

FACULTY OF LAW

The Faculty offers the following full time/part time programmes in the following areas:

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGD Laws)

M (Chosen from the following areas: MPhil

  • D (Course work and Thesis)
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Criminal Law
  • Comparative Company Law
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
  • International Economics Law
  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING

The Department offers the following programmes: PGD, MS.c, MPHIL AND Ph.D in:

  • Environmental Management
  • Climatology
  • Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Agricultural Development
  • Population Geography
  • Rural Development
DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management
  • Sc Degree in Estate Management
  • D in State Management.
DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (MURP)

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) MPhil
  • D in Urban and Regional Planning
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
  • Sc (Architecture)
  • MPhil (Architecture)
  • D (Architecture)
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The Department offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)
  • Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes with specialization in the following:
  • Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Pollution and Waste Management
  • Bioremediation and Pollution Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Environmental Engineering Management

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

The Faculty offers the following programmes at both full-time, part-time and sandwich in the following areas:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  • ED and Ph.D in the following area:
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Education Technology, Language Education, Education Economics, Accounting Education, Government Education
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Educational Admin. and Planning

A (ED) and Ph.D in the following areas:

  • Education Social Studies
  • Education Sociology
  • Cooperative Education
  • Education Philosophy
  • Education History
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

The College offers the following programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology

Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes in the following areas:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Environmental Health Sciences:
  • Options/Specialization (HSE)
  • Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
  • Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology
  • Pollution Control Management
  • Solid and Special Waste Management
  • Food Hygiene, Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Vector Control and Pest Management
  • Hygiene Education and Promotion
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Radiation Health and Control
  • Environmental Health Laboratory and Instrumentation
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Occupational and Environmental Pathology (For Medically Qualified)
  • Environmental Occupational Medicine (For Medically qualified).
  • Sc, and Ph.DProgrammes in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrist (FNCO)
  • Pharmacology:
  • M.Sc, MPhil/Ph.D, Ph.D with areas of specialization: – Molecular Pharmacology – Toxicology – Chemotherapy – Neuro Pharmacology – Biochemical Pharmacology – Clinical Pharmacology
  • Public Health Programme
  • PGD in Public Heakth (PGDPH)
  • Master in Public Health (MPH)
  • Sc in Public Health
  • D Public Health

Options:

  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Community Health
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
  • Environmental Health Safety
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Community Health.

Note: Candidates with CGPA less than 4.0 point in 5.0 scale (60%) may be required to do MPH with credit Unit before progressing to Ph.D.

MJCE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Faculty offers the following programmes:

DEPARTMENT Of POLITICAL SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:

  • International Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Sc
  • Public Administration
  • International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • MPA
  • Masters in Public Administration
  • D in the Department of Political Science.

Area of Specialization:

  • Public Administration and Local Government.
  • The Ph.Dprogramme is for candidates who already possess M.Sc in Political Science, Public Administration and Strategic Studies.
DEPARTMENT Of MASS COMMUNICATION
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication

A. &Ph.D with specialization in:

  • Broadcasting
  • Mass Communication
  • Print Media
  • Advertising and Public Relations
DEPARTMENT Of SOCIOLOGY

PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D in:

  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Sociology of Development
  • Industrial Sociology/Labour Relations
  • Population Studies (Demography)
  • Medical Sociology/Anthropology
  • Gender Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnographic Studies
DEPARTMENT Of FRENCH AND TRANSLATION
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Translation Studies
  • M.A. &Ph.D – Foreign Language – Translation Studies & Linguistics – French Language & Linguistics (FLL) – French Literature (FLT) – Professional Translation Studies (French/English or English Igbo) – African & Caribbean Literature in France (ACL)
DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH
  • – PGD, M.A &Ph.D in English/Literature
DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS
  • M.A &Ph.D in: – Igbo – Linguistics – Applied Linguistics
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY &INTERNATIONAL RELATION
  • M.A &Ph.D with specialization in: – Urban History – Economic History – African History – Political History – Social History – Nigerian History & Politics – International & Diplomatic Studies – Military & Strategic Studies – Peace and Conflict Studies
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY
  • M.A with specialization in: – Christian Theology – Religion and Society – Church History – Biblical Studies (Old & New Testaments) – African Traditional Religion.
DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following constitute, the minimum entry requirements to our postgraduate programmes:

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

A graduate from recognized university or a person with a qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree may be admitted, provided the matriculation and Departmental requirements of this university are satisfied. A holder of Upper Credit in the HND from a recognized institution may also be admitted.

Applicants for PGD in Business Administration must in addition possess credits at O’level in English Language, Mathematics, and Economics.

Applicants for Diploma in Estate Management must possess good honours degree in the appropriate professional examinations of the Nigerian Institute of town planners and the relevant cognate experience may be considered.

For postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology, applicants must possess one of the following: B.Sc or HND in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Laboratory Technology, Food Science and Technology or Chemistry.

For Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacology, applicants must possess B.Sc in allied services from reputable Universities.

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME

A candidate with a first degree from a recognized University having a minimum of a second class lower division may be admitted, provided the university matriculation and Departmental requirements are satisfied. However, candidates with CGPA of 2.6 on 4 point scale or 3.00 on 5 point scale and above will be given preference.

A candidate with a good postgraduate diploma from a recognized University may also be admitted.
Candidates for M.A, and M.ED who do not hold a degree in the relevant field may be required to do Postgraduate Diploma in the course of study.

Applicants for Business Administration course and Industrial Sociology and Personnel Management programmes are required to have credit level passes in English Language, Mathematics and Economics at O’level.

For the Masters Degree in Surgical Pathology or Human Physiology, applicants must have M.B.B.S or equivalent degree obtained from this university or any recognized University. Also for the Masters Degree in Human Physiology, a good second class Honours in Physiology is acceptable. In addition, a good degree in related subject provided the Physiology content is substantial, will be considered.

For the Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management holders of Abia State University Postgraduate Diploma in any recognized Universities in Urban and Regional Planning at the merit level and above will be considered.

For M.Sc in Clinical Optometry, applicants must have O.D from accredited school and ODORBN with CGPA of not less than 3.00 in 5 Point scale.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) DEGREE MPhil/Ph.D

Candidate with a good master degree (NOT MBA) in the relevant or related discipline which includes course work and a defended research dissertation from a recognized University may be admitted, provided the university matriculation requirement is satisfied.

Candidate with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on the 4 point scale or 4.0 point on 5 point scale will be given preference. Candidates must have obtained (60%) sixty percent average in both the course work and the Masters Dissertation examined by an External Examiner and involving an oral defence. In addition to these admission requirements, candidates may be required to present themselves for selection test and interview. Candidate with CGPA lower than 3.0 on 4 point scale or 4.0 on 5 point scale will be required to do an MPhil/Ph.D

CREDENTIALS Photocopies of NYCS Discharge/Exemption Certificate, photocopies of all qualifying credentials, including O’level must be attached to the completed application forms, as well as arrange for their transcripts to be sent directly to the Secretary, school of Postgraduate Studies. Non-receipt of transcripts in time is at the detriment of the applicant.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

Full-Time Diploma: Minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters

Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

Masters Degree Programmes

Full-Time: A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of ten semesters

Part-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

MPhil/Ph.DProgrammes

Full-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of ten semesters

Part-Time: A minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of six semesters.

Ph.DProgramme

Full-Time: Minimum of four semesters and a maximum of ten semesters

Part-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of fourteen semesters.

Method of Application

Proceed to any of bank: first Bank Plc, Zenith; UBA, EcobankPlc; ABSU MFB Uturu, Keystone Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank; Skates hereye Plc on the e-transact network and request to pay the application fee of N11,500 (Eleven thousand, five hundred naira) for the form, service charge inclusive.
Collect the e-transact receipt from the Bank on payment and proceed to any internet centre for the completion of the form.

Log on to the ABSU portal abiastateuniversity.edu.ng and complete the application form.
Finally, confirm your entry and print a copy of the form as well as three copies of the referee’s confidential report which will be forwarded to your referees for completion (Two of these should be your teachers at the University level).

Deadline for application: 31st December, 2017. Successful candidates are expected to commence lectures thereafter. Dr. (Mrs.) E.N. Iheukwumere Registrar 30th June, 2017.

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