UNILORIN Post Graduate Programmes And Their Admission Requirements

For those interested in the University of Ilorin school of post graduate, below is the list of UNILORIN Post graduate programmes and their admission requirements. Carefully go through the list to avoid making mistakes in your forms.

1. Unilorin Ph.D. Degree Programmes Admission Requirements

These are available to holders of M.A; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; LL.M; M.Comm.H.; and M.P.H degrees, with a minimum of 60% or cumulative Grade Point Average score in their Master degree programmes.  A Ph.D. degree programme runs for a minimum period of 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for full-time candidates OR a minimum period of 48 calendar months and a maximum period of 60 calendar months for part-time candidates. Relevant Courses will be taken for the Ph.D. studies where prescribed and a Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D. programme.

2. Unilorin M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree Programmes Admission Requirements

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

3. Unilorin Master Degree Programmes Admission Requirements

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. Unilorin Postgraduate Diploma Degree Programmes Admission Requirements

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

5. General information      

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


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

  1. a minimum of first degree from a recognized University in the Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences or the Humanities disciplines.
  2. HND in Computer Science or Engineering from recognized Polytechnics with a minimum of Lower Credit; and
  3. HND in any other discipline different from those in (ii) but preferably from Sciences or Social Sciences with a minimum of Lower Credit from a recognized Polytechnic or equivalent Institution, with at least one year cognate experience.
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2. Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics shall satisfy one of the following:

(i) A minimum of an honour’s degree from a recognized University in any of Science and Social Science disciplines;

(ii) HND in Statistics from a recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower Credit.

3. Applicants for the Master degree programmes who are graduates of the University of Ilorin and other recognized Universities, must have a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) and must be applying for programmes in which they have their first degrees. However, applicants with Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) and those with higher classes of degrees seeking admissions into programmes outside those in which they have their first degrees may be admitted, provided they satisfy Senate in a qualifying examination to be conducted. The least class of Degree for all academic programme applicants is Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division).  Regardless of the institution where the Bachelor’s degree is obtained, ALL candidates shall apply early for their official Bachelor’s degree transcript to be sent to the Secretary Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, before the expiration of the stated deadline.

4. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree programme shall have obtained a relevant Master degree of this or other recognized University, with an average weighted score of at least 60%.  Short-listed candidates would be required to satisfy the Postgraduate School in the qualifying interviews and assessments by the relevant Department. Applicants are therefore advised to interact with the department to which they have applied to ascertain the date of the interview for the Ph.D. degree programme. Regardless of the Institution where the Master’s degree was obtained, ALL candidates must apply early for their official Master degree academic transcripts to be sent to the Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, for the purpose of this admission and before the expiration of the stated deadline.  All candidates must have 5 O/L credit passes, including English Language and Mathematics or pass in Mathematics, where applicable.

5. All Higher Degree candidates that attended foreign Universities, where English language is not the medium of instruction, should submit to the Postgraduate School, evidence of their English Language proficiency, e.g., TOEFL or IELTS scores.

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

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

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1 M. Phil. Agric Extension and Rural Development
2 M.Sc. Agric. Extension
3 Ph.D. Agric. Extension
4 M. Phil. Agronomy
5 M.Sc. Agronomy
6 Ph.D. Agronomy
7 M. Phil. Animal Production
8 M.Sc. Animal Production
9 PGD Animal Production
10 Ph.D. Animal Production
11 M.Sc. Crop Protection
12 Ph.D. Crop Protection
13 M. Phil. Agricultural Economics
14 M.Sc. Agricultural Economics
15 Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
16 M.A. Arabic
17 M. Phil. English
18 M. Phil. Literature-In-English
19 M.A. English
20 Ph.D. English
21 Ph.D. Literature-In-English
22 M. Phil. French Language
23 M.A. French Language
24 Ph.D. French Language
25 M.A. History and International Studies
26 M.Phil. History and International Studies
27 Ph.D. History and International Studies
28 M. Phil. Linguistics
29 M. Phil. Yoruba
30 M.A. Yoruba
31 Ph.D. Linguistics
32 Ph.D. Yoruba
33 M. Phil. Performing Arts
34 M.A. Performing Arts
35 Ph.D. Performing Arts
36 M. Phil. Religions
37 M.A. Religions
38 Ph.D. Religions
39 M. Phil. Peace and Development Studies
40 M.A. Peace and Development Studies
41 Ph.D. Peace and Development Studies
42 M.(Ed.) Educational Management
43 Ph.D. Educational Management
44 M. Phil. Curriculum Developmet Science Education
45 M. Phil. Mathematics Education
46 M. Phil. Science Education
47 M.(Ed.) Science Education
48 Ph.D. Science Education
49 M. Phil. Arabic Language Education
50 M.(Ed.) Arabic Education
51 M.(Ed.) English Language Education
52 M.(Ed.) Mother Tongue Education
53 Ph.D. Arabic Education
54 Ph.D. Curriculum Development Arts
55 Ph.D. English Language Education
56 Ph.D. History and Policy of Education
57 Ph.D. Mother Tongue Education
58 M. Phil. Educational Psychology
59 M. Phil. Research Measurement and Evaluation
60 M. Phil. Social Studies Education
61 M. Phil. Sociology of Education
62 M.(Ed.) Sociology of Education
63 M.(Ed.) Educational Psychology
64 M.(Ed.) Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation
65 M.(Ed.) Social Studies Education
66 Ph.D. Educational psychology
67 Ph.D. Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation
68 Ph.D. Social Studies Education
69 Ph.D. Sociology of Education
70 M.Ed. Educational Technology
71 M.Phil. Educational Technology
72 Ph.D. Educational Technology
73 M.Ed. Health Education
74 M.Phil. Health Education
75 Ph.D. Health Education
77 M.Eng. Agricultural Engineering
78 Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering
79 M. Phil. Civil Engineering
80 M.Eng. Civil Engineering
81 Ph.D. Civil Engineering
82 M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
83 Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
84 Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
85 M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management
86 LL.M. Law
87 M. Phil. Law
88 Ph.D. Law
89 LL.M. Islamic Law
90 M. Phil. Islamic Law
91 Ph.D. Islamic Law
92 M. Phil. Anatomy
93 M.Sc. Anatomy
94 Ph.D. Anatomy
95 M. Phil. Physiology
96 M.Sc. Physiology
97 Ph.D. Physiology
98 M.Sc. Medical Microbiology
99 M. Phil. Medical Microbiology
100 Ph.D. Medical Microbiology
101 M.Sc. Pharmacology and Therapeutics
102 Ph.D. Pharmacology and Therapeutics
103 M.Comm.H. Public Health
104 M.PH Public Health
105 Ph.D. Public Health
106 M. Phil. Computer Science
107 M.Sc. Computer Science
108 Ph.D. Computer Science
109 Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)
110 M.Sc. Mass Communication
111 Ph.D. Library and Information Science
112 M. Phil. Bio-Chemistry
113 M.Sc. Bio-Chemistry
114 M.Sc. Microbiology
115 Ph.D. Microbiology
116 M.Sc. Plant Biology
117 Ph.D. Plant Biology
118 M.Sc. Zoology
119 Ph.D. Zoology
120 M. Phil. Chemistry
121 M.Sc. Chemistry
122 PGD in Chemistry
123 Ph.D. Chemistry
124 PGD in Bio-Chemistry
125 Ph.D. Bio-Chemistry
126 M. Phil. Physics
127 M.Sc. Physics
128 Ph.D. Physics
129 M.Sc. Geological Sciences
130 PGD in Geology
131 Ph.D. Geological Sciences
132 M. Phil. Microbiology
133 M. Phil. Mathematics
134 M.Sc. Mathematics
135 Ph.D. Mathematics
136 M. Phil. Statistics
137 M.Sc. Statistics
138 Ph.D. Statistics
139 Post Graduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS)
140 M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry
141 M.Sc. Accounting
142 M. Phil. Business Administration
143 M.Sc. Business Administration
144 Ph.D. Business Administration
145 M.Sc. Finance
146 M.Sc. Political Science
147 M.Sc. Sociology
148 Ph.D. Sociology
149 M.A. Literature-In-English
150 M.A. Linguistics
151 Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
152 Ph.D. Industrial Chemistry
153 M. Phil. Industrial Chemistry
154 M.A. Christian Studies
155 M.A. Islamic Studies
156 M.A. Comparative Studies
157 M.Sc. Soil Science
158 M.A. Arabic Literature
159 M.A. Applied Linguistics
160 M. Phil. Applied Linguistics
161 Ph.D. Applied Linguistics
162 M.A. Yoruba Literature
163 M.(Ed.) Curriculum Development Social Science Education
164 Ph.D. Curriculum Development Social Science Education
165 M.(Ed.) Mathematics Education
166 Ph.D. Mathematics Education
167 M. Phil. Soil Science
168 Ph.D. Soil Science
169 M.A. Literature-In-French
170 Ph.D. Literature-In-French
171 M. Phil. Christian Studies
172 Ph.D. Christian Studies
173 Ph.D. Comparative Religious Studies
174 M. Phil. Comparative Religious Studies
175 M. Phil. Islamic Studies
176 Ph.D. Exercise and Sports Science
177 M. Phil. Exercise and Sports Science
178 M.Sc.(Ed). Exercise and Sports Science
179 M.Sc.(Ed). Administration and Management of Human Kinetics and Sports
180 M. Phil. Administration and Management of Human Kinetics and Sports
181 Ph.D. Administration and Management of Human Kinetics and Sports
182 M.Sc.(Ed). Recreation and Tourism Education
183 M. Phil. Recreation and Tourism Education
184 Ph.D. Recreation and Tourism Education
185 Ph.D. Christian Studies Education
186 M.(Ed.) Christian Studies Education
187 M.(Ed.) Islamic Studies Education
188 Ph.D. Islamic Studies Education
189 M.Sc. Food Science
190 M. Phil. Curriculum Development Social Science Education
191 Master of Public Health Education
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