List of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Postgraduate Courses 2023/2024

List of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Postgraduate Courses 2023/2024. The full list of PG courses offered at the University of Nigeria Nsukka has been released. Continue reading to see the full list.

List UNN Postgraduate Courses

The management of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has advertised the following postgraduate programmes for the 2022/2023 academic session admission exercise.

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UNN Postgraduate Courses and Programmes

The following are the courses offered at UNN. Check carefully to see your preferred course.


PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes

Department of Agricultural Economics

  1. Farm Management and Production Economics
  2. Agricultural Marketing and Agri-business
  3. Agricultural Finance and Project Analysis
  4. Agricultural Cooperative and Resources
  5. Environmental Economics.

The Department of Agricultural Economics also offers

PGD programme in

  • Co-operative Studies
  • Farm Management and Production Economics
  • Agribusiness and Marketing

Departments of Food Science and Technology

  1. Crop Science
  2. Animal Science
  3. Agricultural Extension and Soil Science

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes.

Department of Animal Science

  1. Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry;
  2. Animal Production;
  3. Animal Physiology;
  4. Animal Breeding and Genetics.

Department of Crop Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D.

  1. Crop Physiology Economic Entomology
  2. Crop Production
  3. Forage Crops
  4. Hematology
  5. Ornamental Horticulture
  6. Plant Breeding and Genetics
  7. Plant Pathology
  8. Tropical Fruits and Plantation Crops
  9. Vegetable Crops
  10. Weed Science

Department of Agricultural Extension

  1. Agricultural Administration
  2. Agricultural Communication
  3. Agricultural Extension Education
  4. Agricultural Planning and Evaluation
  5. Rural Sociology

Department of Food Science and Technology

  1. Food Chemistry and Analysis
  2. Animal Production Technology
  3. Fruits and Vegetable Processing Technology
  4. Quality Control and Assurance
  5. Cereals, Pulses, Legumes and Tuber Processing Technology
  6. Food Biotechnology
  7. Food Engineering and Processing.

Department of Home Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes

  1. Family and Child Studies
  2. Home Management (Family Resource Management)
  3. Hospitality and Institutional Management
  4. Interior Decoration and Design
  5. Food and Nutrition
  6. Textile, Clothing and Fashion Design

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes

  1. Dietetics
  2. Community and Public Health Nutrition
  3. Human and Experimental Nutrition

Department of Soil Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes

  1. Soil Genesis Survey and Classification
  2. Remote Sensing
  3. Environmental Impact Assessment and Land Evaluation
  4. Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
  5. Soil Fertility and Management
  6. Soil Physics and Conservation
  7. Soil Biology and Biochemistry


PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. degree programmes

Department of Archaeology and Tourism

(PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. Programmes)

  1. Paleolithic Studies;
  2. Iron Age Archaeology;
  3. Origins of Food Production and Urbanization;
  4. Cultural Resource Management (Museum or Tourism Option).

Department of English and Literary Studies

(PGD, M.A and Ph.D.)

  1. English as a second Language (ESL);
  2. English Language;
  3. Literature;
  4. Comparative Studies and Literature.

Department of Fine and Applied Arts

  1. D. Art History;
  2. D. Art Education;
  3. D. Art Administration and Management;

Ph.D. Fine Arts and Design with specialization in

  1. Painting,
  2. Print Making;
  3. Sculpture-Visual Communication Design;
  4. Textile Design;
  5. Fashion Design;
  6. Ceramics

M.F.A. with specialization in

  1. Painting;
  2. Print Making; Sculpture;
  3. Textile Design;
  4. Fashion Design;
  5. Ceramics;
  6. Communication Art and Design (Options: Graphic Design and Advertising; Product Design; Web Design and New Media);
  7. Film Making and Photography.

M.A. Art History:

  1. Traditional African Art;
  2. Modern African Art;
  3. Asian Oriental Art;
  4. African-American Art.

M.A. Art Education;

M.A. Art Administration and Management

PGD in Fine and Applied Arts.

Department of Foreign Languages and Literary Studies

(MA programme)

  1. African Literature in French;
  2. German Literature;
  3. Caribbean Literature in French;
  4. Translation (FEENG – FRE).

Ph.D programmes in the following areas of specialization:

  1. African Literature in French;
  2. Caribbean Literature in French;
  3. German Literature.

Department of History and International Studies

(M.A. and Ph.D.)

  1. Political History;
  2. Economic and Social History;
  3. Religious History.

Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages (M.A)

  1. Linguistics;
  2. African Languages;
  3. Literature in African Languages;
  4. Translation and Interpretation

Ph.D. in the following areas of specialization:

  1. Linguistics;
  2. African Languages and Literature.

Department of Mass Communication

PGD, M.A and Ph.D.

  1. Electronic Media Sequence;
  2. The Print and Media Sequence;
  3. Advertising and Public Relations;
  4. Communication Theories and Research.

Department of Music

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDM) in:

  1. African Music Industry;
  2. Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management;
  3. Music Education;
  4. Research;
  5. Composition and Musical Instrument Technology.

MA Degree Programme in:

  1. Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management;
  2. Music Education;
  3. Research;
  4. Composition and Musical Instrument Technology.

Ph.D Degree Programme in:

  1. African Music;
  2. Music Education;
  3. Composition;
  4. Musicology;
  5. Music Performance and Musical Instrument Technology;
  6. Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management;
  7. Research and Musical Instrument Technology.

Department of Theatre and Film Studies

(M.A and Ph.D. degrees in)

  1. Acting and Directing.
  2. Dramatic Theory and Criticism.
  3. Applied Theatre.
  4. African and Caribbean Drama and Theatre.
  5. Film and Media Arts Studies.
  6. Performance Studies.
  7. Theatre and Cultural Administration.


M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following Departments:

Department of Biochemistry

  1. Environmental Biochemistry;
  2. Enzymology;
  3. Industrial Biochemistry;
  4. Medical Biochemistry;
  5. Nutritional Biochemistry;
  6. Molecular Biology;
  7. Pharmacological Biochemistry.

Ph.D programme in Lipid Biochemistry.

Department of Microbiology

  1. Brewing Science and Technology (PGD);
  2. Medical Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.);
  3. Environmental Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.);
  4. Food/Industrial Microbiology (M.Sc. and Ph.D.);
  5. Brewing Science and Technology (M.Sc).

Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology

  1. Biosystematic/Taxonomy;
  2. Palynology/Palaeoecology;
  3. Plant Anatomy;
  4. Plant Physiology;
  5. Ecophysiology;
  6. Plant Pathology;
  7. Mycology;
  8. Genetics and Plant Breeding;
  9. Plant Ecology;
  10. Environmental Botany/Economic Botany;
  11. Plant Biotechnology;
  12. Bagel Biotechnology;
  13. Aquatic Botany;
  14. Phycology/Limnology (Aquatic Ecology);
  15. Ethnomedicine/ Phytomedicine.

Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology

(M.Sc. and (Ph.D.)

  1. Animal and Environmental Physiology.
  2. Parasitology and Public Health.
  3. Entomology and Forensic Sciences.
  4. Fishery Science and Aquaculture.
  5. Hydrobiology/Aquatic Sciences.
  6. Ecology and Environmental Biology.
  7. Animal Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.


PGD, MBA, M.Sc and Ph.D. programmes

Department of Accountancy

  1. Financial Accounting;
  2. Management Accounting,
  3. Auditing and Investigation;
  4. Taxation Laws and Accounts;
  5. Public Sector Accounting;
  6. Management Information System.

Department of Banking and Finance

  1. Banking;
  2. Financial Theory and Management;
  3. Investment;
  4. Financial Institutions;
  5. International Finance
  6. Public Finance.

Department of Management

  1. Administrative Theory and Practice;
  2. Human Resources Management;
  3. Production and Operations Management;
  4. Analytical Techniques;
  5. Corporate Strategy and Business Policy;
  6. Project Management and Feasibility Analysis;
  7. Comparative Management Systems.

Department of Marketing

  1. Marketing Communications;
  2. Physical Distribution and Channel Management;
  3. Industrial Marketing;
  4. Consumer-Buyer Behaviour;
  5. International Marketing,
  6. Strategic Marketing.

Executive M.Sc. degree programme in Public Relations.

Professional MBA degree programmes in

  1. Accounting,
  2. Banking and Finance;
  3. Management and Marketing.


PGDE, PGDL, M.Ed. and Ph.D. degree:

Department of Adult Education & Extra Mural Studies

  1. Adult Education Administration;
  2. Community Development;
  3. Extension & Distance Education.

Department of Arts Education

  1. Curriculum Studies;
  2. Language Education;
  3. Educational Technology;
  4. Comparative & International Education;
  5. Music Education;
  6. Fine & Applied Arts Education.

Department of Educational Foundations

  1. Childhood Education;
  2. Educational Psychology;
  3. Guidance & Counselling;
  4. History of Education;
  5. Philosophy of Education;
  6. Sociology of Education;
  7. Special Education.

Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education

  1. Public Health Education;
  2. School Health Education;
  3. Mental and Emotional Health Education;
  4. Occupational and Industrial Health Education;
  5. Administration and Management of Physical Education and Sports;
  6. Curriculum and Physical Education Teacher Education;
  7. Psychology of Sports;
  8. Sociology of Sports;
  9. Recreation and Tourism;
  10. Exercise Physiology;
  11. Adapted Physical Education.

For PGD: (a) Health Education (PGDHE); (b) Human Kinetics and Sports Studies (PGDHKS).

Department of Library & Information Science

M.L.S and Ph.D. Degree Programmes

Department of Science Education

  1. Educational Research Methodology;
  2. Mathematics Education;
  3. Physics Education;
  4. Chemistry Education;
  5. Biology Education;
  6. Measurement & Evaluation,
  7. Integrated Science Education.

Department of Social Science Education

  1. Economics Education;
  2. Political Science Education;
  3. Population & Family Life Education;
  4. Geographical & Environmental Education;
  5. Social Studies Education.

Postgraduate Diploma programmes in the Faculty of Education are domiciled as follows: (PGDE) in Educational Foundations;

  • PGDL in Library & Information Science;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Education domiciled in the Department of Social Science Education.


M.Sc., M.Engr. And Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:

Department of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering:

  1. Farm Power & Machinery;
  2. Soil Water Engineering;
  3. Agricultural Products Processing & Storage;
  4. Farm Structures & Environmental Control.

Department of Civil Engineering

(PGD, M.Sc., M.Engr, Ph.D)

  1. Structural Engineering
  2. Water Resources Engineering
  3. Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering
  4. Materials & Construction
  5. Highway Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering

  1. Power Electronics, Drives and New System
  2. Electrical Machine and Drives
  3. Electromagnetic Fields and Application
  4. Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering
  5. Automatic Control Systems

Department of Electronic Engineering

(M.Sc, M.Engr and Ph.D)

  1. Communications
  2. Digital and Computer Electronics

Currently, the Department of Electronics Engineering has no facilities in the area of Control Systems.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

(PGD, M.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.)

  1. Energy and Power Technology
  2. Materials Technology and Mechanics
  3. Fluid Mechanics and Gas Dynamics
  4. Design and Production Technology
  5. Industrial Engineering and Management

The Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offer PGD programmes.


PGD, M.Sc., M.Arch. and Ph.D. Programmes in the following Departments:

Departments of Architecture

  1. Architectural Design
  2. Architectural Science and Technology
  3. Housing
  4. Construction Management
  5. Architectural History and Theory
  6. Sustainable Design
  7. Architectural Conservation
  8. Architectural Practice and Management
  9. Industrial Design
  10. Landscape Architecture Design
  11. Urban Design, Computer Aided Design/Technology and Media Architecture and Interior Design

Department of Estate Management

(PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D. and Master in Real Estate (MRE) Programmes)

  1. Valuation
  2. Feasibility/Viability Appraisals
  3. Taxation, Facility and Property Management
  4. Development and Utilization and Land Resources inclusive of Estate and Interests tread as strongly rooted in Philosophical and Socio-economic foundations of their Relationship to man, society and environment.

Department of Geoinformatics & Surveying

(PGD, M.Sc., MGIT and Ph.D.)

  1. Land Surveying.
  2. Remote Sensing.
  3. Geographic Information System (GIS).
  4. Land Information Management (LIM).

Department of Urban & Regional Planning

(MURP and Ph.D.)

  1. Information Technoogy in Urban and Regional Planning
  2. Traffic and Transportation Planning
  3. Transportation Planning and Development
  4. Conservation/Preservation
  5. Housing and Community Development
  6. Recreation and Facility Planning
  7. Regional/Rural Analysis and Planning
  8. Development Control; Environmental Management
  9. Social Science and Planning


M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following Departments:

Department of Health Administration & Management

  1. Health Economics;
  2. Health Management & Policy.

The Department of Health Administration also offers PGD programme.

Department of Medical Laboratory Science

  1. Clinical Chemistry;
  2. Hematology;
  3. Histopathology;
  4. Microbiology;

Department of Medical Radiography & Radiological Sciences

  1. Medical Imaging;
  2. Radiation/Environmental Protection;
  3. Radiological Education;
  4. Radiotherapy & Oncology;
  5. Radiology Administration & Management.

Department of Medical Rehabilitation

  1. Physiotherapy
  2. Path kinesiology
  3. Biomechanics
  4. Neurology

Department of Nursing Sciences

  1. Maternal & Child Health Nursing;
  2. Medical Surgical Nursing;
  3. Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing;
  4. Nursing Administration & Management;
  5. Community Health Nursing;
  6. Nursing Education.


Department of Commercial and Corporate Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas: 

  1. Law of Business Organization
  2. Banking
  3. Investment and Capital Market
  4. Law of Commercial Transaction
  5. Insurance Law
  6. Maritime

Department of Customary and Indigenous Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas:

  1. Customary Law and Human Rights Regime;
  2. Comparative Law;
  3. The History of Customary Law;
  4. The Institution of Infrastructure of Customary Law;
  5. Indigenous Peoples in National and international Law.
  6. International and Corporate Law

LL.M degree programmes in the following areas: 

  1. Public and International Law;
  2. Law of International Institutions;
  3. International Environmental Law;
  4. International Economic Law;
  5. International Human Rights Law;
  6. International Criminal Law.

Department of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas: 

  1. Jurisprudence and Legal Theory;
  2. Comparative Jurisprudence;
  3. International Criminal Theory and Development;
  4. Justice and Human Rights.

Department of Private Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree programmes in the following areas: 

  1. Property and Fiscal Law;
  2. Law of International Finance and Commerce;
  3. Corporations;
  4. Governance and Dispute Settlement.

Department of Public Law

LL.M and Ph.D degree and programmes in

  1. Public Law
  2. Administrative Law
  3. Comparative Constitutional Law
  4. Human Rights Law
  5. Health Law and Policy
  6. Humanitarian Law
  7. Advanced Criminal Law


M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes are offered by the following Departments:

Department of Community Medicine

MPH in Public Health with specialization in the following areas:

  1. Epidemiology of Community Disease
  2. Health Services Management/Health Economics
  3. Occupational and Environmental Health
  4. Social Medicine
  5. Health Education
  6. Maternal and Child Health

Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

M.Sc. and DMSC degree programmes.

Department of Medicine

M.Sc. and MD (Doctor of Medicine) are offered by the Department of Medicine in the following areas of specialization:

MD degree in

  1. Cardiology
  2. Nephrology
  3. Neurology
  4. Endocrinology
  5. Gastroenterology
  6. Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology)
  7. Rheumatology
  8. Infectious Diseases
  9. Clinical Pharmacology/Therapeutics
  10. Dermatology

M.Sc. degree in

  1. Cardiology
  2. Nephrology
  3. Neurology
  4. Endocrinology
  5. Gastroenterology
  6. Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology)
  7. Rheumatology
  8. Infectious Diseases
  9. Clinical Pharmacology/Therapeutics
  10. Dermatology


M.Pharm, M.Sc., (Pharm); and Ph.D. degree programmes

Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Management

Pharmaceutical Services e.g., drug information services;

Pharmacotherapy of various units e.g.,

  1. oncology
  2. cardiovascular
  3. neurology
  4. Ambulatory Care/Adult Medicine
  5. Clinical Pharmacokinetics/biopharmaceutics
  6. Hospital Pharmacy
  7. Pharmaceutical care
  8. Social Pharmacy/Behavioural Pharmacy
  9. Pediatric Pharmacy
  10. Hematology
  11. Pharmacy Practice Management
  12. Infectious Diseases
  13. Public Health Pharmacy
  14. Pharmacoeconomics/ Pharmacoepidemicology
  15. Social Pharmacy/Behavioural Pharmacy
  16. Pediatric Pharmacy
  17. Hematology
  18. Pharmacy Management
  19. Infectious Diseases

Department of Pharmaceutics

  1. Physical Pharmaceutics
  2. Compounding
  3. Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology
  4. Dispensing
  5. Pharmacy practices

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  1. Natural Products Chemistry;
  2. Drug Metabolism;
  3. Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy

  1. Powder and Tablet Technology
  2. Semi-Solid Dosage Design
  3. Cosmic Science
  4. Liquid Formulations Technology
  5. Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

  1. Autonomic Pharmacology
  2. Neuropharmacology
  3. Biochemical Pharmacology
  4. Chemotherapy
  5. Clinical Pharmacology
  6. Toxicology
  7. Cardiovasular Pharmacology
  8. Natural Product Pharmacology
  9. Advanced General Pharmacology
  10. Advanced Pharmacokinetics and Drug Interactions

Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology NEW

PGD, M.Pharm, M.Sc, Ph.D Programmes in the Following Areas:

  1. Bacteriology
  2. Virology
  3. Mycology
  4. Parasitology
  5. Immunology
  6. Infectious diseases and Antibiotic resistance
  7. Genetic engineering and Bioinformatices
  8. Sterile Technology


M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:

Department of Computer Science

  1. Data Communication
  2. Software Development
  3. Numerical Analysis
  4. Information Management
  5. Software Engineering
  6. Microprocessor Based Systems

Department of Geology

(M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes in the following areas):

  1. Economic Geology and Geochemistry
  2. Engineering Geology
  3. Environmental Geology
  4. Applied Geophysics
  5. Hydrography
  6. Mineralogy and Petrology
  7. Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy
  8. Palynology
  9. Petroleum Geoscience
  10. Structural Geology
  11. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

Department of Physics & Astronomy

  1. Solid Earth Geophysics
  2. Astrophysics
  3. Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science
  4. Solar Energy Physics
  5. Atmospheric Physics
  6. Medical Physics

Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry

  1. Inorganic
  2. Physical
  3. Organic
  4. Analytical
  5. Fossil Fuel
  6. Polymer
  7. Industrial Chemistry

Department of Statistics

Stochastic Processes:

  • Operations Research
  • Applied Statistics
  • Time Series Modeling
  • Design of Experiments.


PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D degree programmes in the following Departments:

Department of Economics

  1. Economic Theory
  2. Economic Development and Planning
  3. International Economics
  4. Money and Banking
  5. Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
  6. Quantitative Economics
  7. Energy Economics
  8. Public Sector Economics

Department of Geography

  1. Geomorphology
  2. Climatology and Physical Oceanography
  3. Hydrology and Water Resources
  4. Biogeography
  5. Cartography
  6. Remote Sensing
  7. Environmental Management
  8. Agricultural Geography
  9. Rural Geography
  10. Urban Geography
  11. Industrial Geography
  12. Transportation Geography
  13. Population Geography
  14. Political Geography
  15. Climate Change Economics
  16. Policy & Innovation

Departments of Philosophy

  1. Political and Social Philosophy
  2. Western Metaphysics
  3. Moral Philosophy
  4. History of Western Philosophy and African Philosophy

Department of Political Science

(M.Sc and Ph.D. programmes in the following areas):

  1. Political Theory
  2. Public Administration
  3. Comparative Politics, Development and Social Change
  4. Electoral Studies
  5. International Relations and Diplomacy
  6. Political Economy
  7. Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies
  8. Human Security and Counter-Terrorisms Studies.

Department of Psychology

(M.Sc. & Ph.D. degree programmes)

  1. Experimental Psychology
  2. Developmental Psychology
  3. Clinical Psychology
  4. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  5. Social Psychology
  6. School Psychology
  7. Counseling Psychology

Department of Public Administration and Local Government

MPA, M.Sc., DPA & Ph.D. degree programmes.

  1. Financial Management;
  2. International Administration;
  3. Human Resources Management.

Department of Religion & Cultural Studies

M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes

  1. Old Testament
  2. New Testament
  3. Church History
  4. Traditional Religion
  5. Religion and Society

Departments of Religion & Cultural Studies and Philosophy do not offer PGD programmes.

Department of Sociology/Anthropology

(M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes)

PGD in

  1. Criminology
  2. Gender and Women Studies
  3. Industrial and labour Relations
  4. Social Development Studies

M.Sc. and Ph.D in Anthropology:

  1. Anthropology and Development
  2. Climate Change and Society
  3. Comparative Ethnography
  4. Criminology and Sociology of Deviance
  5. Culture and Communication
  6. Demography and Population Studies
  7. Environmental Sociology
  8. Family Studies
  9. Gender and Women Studies
  10. Industrial and Labour Relations
  11. Industrial Sociology
  12. Medical Anthropology
  13. Medical Sociology
  14. Military Sociology and Diplomacy
  15. Oral Tradition and Sociology
  16. Organizational Sociology
  17. Political Anthropology
  18. Political Sociology
  19. Postcolonial Studies
  20. Rural Sociology
  21. Security Studies
  22. Social Development Studies
  23. Social Institutions
  24. Symbolic Anthropology
  25. Urban Anthropology
  26. Urban Sociology

Department of Social Work

(PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D degree programmes)

  1. Intervention
  2. Social Work Ethics & Values
  3. Community Development

The Department also offers PGD in Political Science and Election Administration.


M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:

Department of Veterinary Anatomy

  1. Neuroanatomy
  2. Developmental Anatomy Embryology
  3. Microscopic Anatomy (Histology)
  4. Gross and Comparative Anatomy
  5. Immunochemistry
  6. Histochemistry
  7. Applied Anatomy and Biotechnology.

Department of Animal Health and Production

(M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

  1. Large Ruminant Health and Production
  2. Small Ruminant Health and Management
  3. Dairy Animal Health and Production
  4. Nutrition in Health and Disease
  5. Swine Health and Production
  6. Nutrition and Management
  7. Animal Genetics and Breeding
  8. Animal Health Management and Economics
  9. Department of Veterinary Medicine

(M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

  1. Avian Medicine
  2. Ruminant Medicine
  3. Small Animal Medicine
  4. Swine Medicine
  5. Equine Medicine
  6. Fish Laboratory and Wildlife Medicine
  7. Ethnoveterinary Medicine

Department of Veterinary Obstetrics & Reproductive Diseases

  1. Veterinary Andrology
  2. Gynaecology
  3. Obstetrics and Reproductive Biotechnology

Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

(M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

  1. Parasitic Infections
  2. Parasite Zoonoses
  3. Clinical Aspects
  4. Epizootiology
  5. Diagnosis and Control.

Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology

(M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

(i) Veterinary Pathology:

  1. Diagnostic (Anatomic) Pathology;
  2. (Clinical Pathology (Haematology and Clinical Chemistry);
  3. Avian Pathology Nutritional Pathology.

(ii) Veterinary Microbiology:

  1. Bacteriology; Virology;
  2. Mycology;
  3. Micoplasmology and Rickettsiology;

Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology

(M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes)

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

(M.Sc., MVPH, MPVM and Ph.D. Degree Programmes)

(i) Public Health:

  1. Zoonoses
  2. Food Safety; Including Meat, Fish and Milk Hygiene
  3. Environmental Health and Occupational Safety.

(ii) Preventive Medicine:

  1. Epidemiology
  2. Disease Surveillance
  3. Emergency Prearedness and Information Management
  4. Veterinary Quarantine Services
  5. Livestock Production Economics and Entrepreneurship

Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology

M.Sc., and Ph.D. degree programmes

  1. Veterinary Surgery
  2. Diagnostic Imagining
  3. Anaesthesiology
  4. Orthopedic
  5. Soft Tissue Surgery
  6. Animal Surgery


PGDE, PGDTE, M.Tech., M.Ed. and Ph.D. degree programmes in the following Departments:

Department of Agricultural Education

(PGDTE, M.Tech., M.Ed. and Ph.D.)

  1. Technology Education in Production Agriculture;
  2. Agro-Business Education;
  3. Soil Education

Department of Business Education

(PGDTE, M.Tech., M.Ed. and Ph.D.)

  1. Accounting Education
  2. Marketing Education
  3. Management Education

Department of Computer Education

(PGDTE, M.Tech., M.Ed. and Ph.D.)

  1. Software Development and Application.
  2. Hardware Maintenance and Management.
  3. Networking and Communication.
  4. Computer and Robotic Education.

Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management

(PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)

  1. Child Development and Care Education
  2. Clothing and Textile Technology Education
  3. Food and Nutrition Education
  4. Home Management
  5. Hospitality Management Education

Department of Industrial Technical Education

(PGDE, PGDTE, M.Tech., and Ph.D.)

  1. Building/Woodwork Technology
  2. Electrical/Electronic Technology
  3. Metal Work/Automobile Technology

Department of Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education

  1. Vocational Education (Masters and Ph.D.)
  2. Entrepreneurship Education (Masters and Ph.D.)
  3. Agricultural Education (PGDTE)
  4. Business Education (PGDTE)
  5. Computer Education (PGDTE)
  6. Home Economics and Hospitality Management (PGDTE)
  7. Industrial Technical Education (PGDTE)


Offers Postgraduate programmes as followings:

  1. African Peace and Conflict Studies (PGD);
  2. African Studies (M.A, & Ph.D.);
  3. Peace and Conflict Studies (MA).


PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D. degree programmes

The IDS has the following areas of specialization at Masters (M.Sc.) degree level:

  1. Governance and Social Change;
  2. Poverty, Power Relations and Social Change;
  3. Knowledge, Technology and Society;
  4. International Development.

At Ph.D. degree level, the Institute has the following areas of specialization:

  1. Human and Social Development;
  2. Community Development;
  3. Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building;
  4. Natural Resources and Sustainable Development.


Offers postgraduate programmes as follows:

M.Sc. and PGD in Maritime Business and International Logistics;

M.Sc. and PGD in Maritime Law and Policy;

M.Sc. in Maritime Telecommunication;

PGD in Radio Maritime Telecommunication;

  1. Sc in Maritime Management.


Centre for Environmental Management and Control (CEMAC) offers PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes in

  1. Environmental Management & Control
  2. Disaster Risk Management.
  3. Disaster Risk Management (MDRM)


The Centre offers PGD, M.Sc. AND Ph.D. degree programmes in Climate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation. Presently, the PGD and degree programmes in Climate Change are based in the Department of Geography, Faculty of the Social Sciences.


The Institute of Public Health offers M.Sc., DrPH and PhD. programmes in the following areas:

M.Sc Programmes

  1. Applicants for the Epidemiology stream must hold a degree in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary medicine from a recognized university or have a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (second class lower) on a 5-point scale in the biological and health related sciences, and statistics.
  2. Applicants for the clinical epidemiology must hold a degree in Medicine, Nursing or Pharmacy from a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (second class lower) on a 5-point scale where applicable.
  3. Applicants for the Health System Policy and Management stream must hold any of the following basic entry requirements: postgraduate diploma with credit in health economics, management, policy or in a related field plus a first degree from a recognized University with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (second class lower) or a degree in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy or a first degree from University of Nigeria or another recognized University in Business/Health Management/Administration, public administration with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (second class lower) on a 5-point scale.
  4. Applicants for the Occupational and Environmental stream must have obtained a first degree from a recognized University with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (second class lower) on a 5-point scale in Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine and Surgery [MBBS], or in the biological and health related sciences from the University of Nigeria or any other University approved by senate.
  5. Applicants for the Health Promotion and Communication stream must have obtained a first degree from a recognized University with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (second class lower) on a 5-point scale in Nursing, Social Sciences, Biological sciences, Health education, Medicine and Surgery [MBBS] and other courses allied to medicine from the University of Nigeria or any other University approved by senate.
  6. Applicants for the Bioethics programme would have completed a first degree in any course of their choice from a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (second class lower) on a 5-point scale. And would have fulfilled the university of Nigeria minimum requirement for the pursuit of a postgraduate programme.


Candidates for DrPH and PhD admissions in the Institute of Public Health shall possess the following:

  • in a relevant course with a minimum GPA of 4.00/5.00 in MPH for DrPH admission or
  • Membership for M.Sc/PhD admission or
  • Fellowship of West African College of Physicians or National Postgraduate Medical College for PhD admission.


M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in the following areas:

  1. Tropical Paediatrics
  2. Human Reproduction
  3. Adolescent and Child Health
  4. Women’s Health and Reproductive Science.

The Institute also offers Postgraduate Diploma programme in Maternal and Child Health (PGD Maternal & Child Health).

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  1. Growth & Development;
  2. Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology;
  3. Paediatric Sub-speciality;
  4. ICT & Priority Advanced Research Methodology.


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