University of Port Harcourt Postgraduate Courses

The University of Port Harcourt has officially released the list of accredited UNIPORT Postgraduate courses offered in the institution for interested candidates who wants to pursue a master’s or PhD degree at the University of Port Harcourt.

On this page, we will be guiding you on the list of Postgraduate courses offered at the University of Port-Harcourt alongside their entry admission requirements so you take cognizance of them before selecting a course of study in UNIPORT. Below is the complete list of the University of Port Harcourt Postgraduate Courses.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered at the University of Port Harcourt

Below is the list of what to look out for before choosing a course in UNIPORT.

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE PROGRAMME

M.A. Comparative Literature

PhD Comparative Literature

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND FILM STUDIES

M.A. Theatre Arts

M.A. Theatre & Film Studies

M.A. Film & Television Studies

Master of Fine Arts (MFA – Professional) Programme

in Film & Television Studies

PhD in Film & Television Studies

PhD in Theatre and Media Arts

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES

M.A. English Studies

PhD English Studies

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

M.A. Foreign Languages and Literature

PhD Foreign Languages and Literature

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND DIPLOMATIC STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

M.A., PhD in Philosophy in the following areas:

(a) African Philosophy

(b) Political Philosophy

(c) Philosophy of Law

(d) Philosophy of Science

(e) Philosophy of Social Science

(f) Ethics

(g) Metaphysics

(h) Epistemology

(i) Logic and Methodology

(j) History of Philosophy

(k) Philosophy of Development

DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL STUDIES

  1. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Religious & Cultural Studies
  2. A., PhD in Religious and Cultural Studies in the following areas:

(a) African Indigenous Religion

(b) Biblical Studies

(c) Church History

(d) Islamic Studies

(e) Religious Ethics

(f) Sociology of Religion

(g) Philosophy of Religion

DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS & DESIGN

  1. a) African Art History

(b) Design History

(c) Painting

(d) Sculpture

(e) Ceramics Design

(f) Graphics & Communication Design with Specialization in Advertising, Printmaking, Animation & Photography.

(g) Textiles & Fashion Design

DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Both the Regular (PhD & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation)

M.Ed

Programmes have the following areas:

(a) Curriculum and Instruction

(b) Educational Technology

(c) Language Education

(d) Mathematics Education

(e) Science Education

(f) Social Studies Education

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

Both the Regular (PhD & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation)

M.Ed

Programmes have the following areas:

(a) Philosophy of Education

(b) History and Policy of Education

(c) Sociology of Education

(d) Comparative Education

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Both the Regular (PhD & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation)

M.Ed

Programmes have the following areas:

(a) Educational Administration

(b) Educational Planning

(c) Economics of Education

(d) Administration of Higher Education

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING

Both the Regular (PhD & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation)

M.Ed

Programmes have the following areas:

(a) Educational Psychology

(b) Guidance and Counselling

(c) Educational Measurement and Evaluation

DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND NON-FORMAL EDUCATION

Both the Regular (PhD & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation)

M.Ed

Programmes have the following areas:

(a) Literacy Education

(b) Distance Education

(c) Environmental Adult Education

(d) Community Development

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Both the Regular (PhD & M.Ed) and Sandwich (Long Vacation)

M.Ed

Programmes have the following areas:

(A) M.Sc (Ed) Human Kinetics

Areas of Specialization

(a) Physiology of Exercise

(b) Sports Administration and Marketing

(c) Sport Psychology

(d) Sociology of Sport

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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Regular and sandwich (Long Vacation) programme.

The programme consists of four areas, namely:

(a) Studies in the Theory and Practice of Education

(b) Specialized Procedure in the Teaching of Subjects

(c) Supervised Practice in Teaching

(d) Supervised Project initiation Therapy

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Economics

(ii) M.Sc, PhD in Economics in the following areas:

(a) Economic Theory

(b) Development Economics

(c) Monetary Economics

(d) Quantitative Economics (with sub-area in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics)

(e) Labour and Manpower Economics

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

(i) PGD Geography and Environmental Management (PGDGEM)

(ii) M.Sc, PhD in Geography in the following areas:

(a) Rural Land Use and Rural Development

(b) Urban Geography

(c) Transport Geography

(d) Regional Development Planning

(e) Biogeography

(f) Climatology

(g) Geomorphology

(h) Environmental Management

(i) Watershed and Wetlands Management (M.Sc only)

(j) Geographic Information System (GIS) (M.Sc only)

(iii) PhD in Disaster Risk Management

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology (PGDS)

(ii) M.Sc, PhD in Sociology in the following areas:

(a) Industrial Relations & Personnel Management

(b) Criminology, Police Science & Social Work

(c) Sociology of Development

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs (PGDIA)

(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:

(a) Political Theory and Methodology

(b) Development Studies

(c) International Relations

(d) Nigerian Government and Politics

CLAUDE AKE SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

(i) Executive Master’s Degree Programme in Public Administration (MPA)

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Biochemistry (PGDB)

(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:

(a) Enzymology

(b) Nutrition and Toxicology

(c) Medical Biochemistry/Immunochemistry

(d) Environmental Biochemistry

(e) Pharmacological Biochemistry

DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programme in the following options:

(a) Biosystematics/Plant Taxonomy

(b) Genetics and Breeding

(c) Environmental Plant Science

(d) Herbarium Management

(e) Biotechnology

(f) Ethnobotany and Phytomedicine

(g) Horticulture

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology (PGDM)

(ii) M.Sc in Industrial Microbiology

(iii) M.Sc in Environmental Microbiology and Bioremediation

(iv) M.Sc in Food Microbiology

(v) M.Sc in Pathogenic Microbiology & Biotechnology

(v) PhD in Microbiology

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL & ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

(i) PGD in Animal and Environmental Biology

(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:

(a) Hydrobiology and Fisheries Biology

(b) Environmental Parasitology and Public Health

(c) Environmental Entomology & Pest Management

(d) Environmental Animal Physiology

(e) Environmental & Conservation Biology

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Geology (PGDG)

(ii) M.Sc, PhD in the following areas:

(a) Biostratigraphy

(b) Engineering Geology

(c) Environmental Geology

(d) Exploration of Geophysics

(e) Structural Geology

(f) Hydrogeology

(h) Petroleum Geology

(i) Marine Geology

(j) Sequence Stratigraphy

(k) Remote Sensing

(l) Sedimentology and Reservoir Geology

(m) Organic Geochemistry

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS/STATISTICS

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:

(a) Statistics (PGDST)

(b) PGD in Statistics & Mathematics (PGDM)

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF CROP & SOIL SCIENCE

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD) in Crop & Soil Science

(ii) Master of Science (M.Sc) Programme in Crop Protection with specialization in

(a) Crop Protection (Agric Entomology)

(b) Crop Protection (Crop Pathology)

(c) Crop Protection (Plant Nematology)

(d) Crop Protection (Weed Science)

(iii) Master of Science (M.Sc) Programme in Soil Science

(iv) Master of Science (M.Sc) Programme in Crop Production with specialization in

(a) M.Sc Crop Production (Crop Physiology)

(b) M.Sc Crop Production (Horticulture)

(c) M.Sc Crop Production (Crop Breeding and Genetics)

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD) in Forestry & Wildlife Management

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

(a) Silviculture and Forecast Biology

(b) Forest Economics and Management

(c) Biometrics and Measurement

(d) Wood Science

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programme in Animal Science and Master of Science (M.Sc) programme in Animal Nutrition and  Agricultural Biochemistry.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS & EXTENSION

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Economics & Extension, Master of Science (M.Sc) in Agricultural Economics & Master of Science (M.Sc) in Agricultural Extension

(i) PGD in Agricultural Economics & Extension

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

MD/MS DEGREE PROGRAMME

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

(1) PGD in Human Physiology

(2) M.Sc, PhD in Human Physiology

Special areas:

(a) Membrane Physiology

(b) Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology

(c) Blood Physiology

(d) Nutrition Physiology

(e) Neuro Physiology

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ANATOMY

(i) M.Sc, PhD in Anatomy

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

(i) M.Sc Pharmacology

DEPARTMENT OF HAEMATOLOGY, BLOOD TRANSFUSION AND IMMUNOLOGY

FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

M.Sc Sports Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF PREVENTIVE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE

FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOGNOSY

(i) M.Pharm and Ph.D Programmes

Areas of Specialization:

(a) Phytochemistry/Phytotherapy Research

(b) Medicinal Plant Research

(c) Standardization of Phytopharmaceuticals/Herbals

(d) Formulation Studies of Herbal Products

(e) Tissues Culture

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS AND

PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY

(i) M.Pharm and Ph.D Programmes

Areas of Specialization for M.Pharm:

(a) M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics

(b) M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Technology

DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

(i) MSc & PhD Toxicology

Areas of Specialization:

(a) Drug Toxicology

(b) Food Toxicology

(c) Medical/Clinical Toxicology

(d) Environmental Toxicology

SPORTS INSTITUTE

  1. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN SPORTS

(i) Sports Broadcasting/Journalism

(ii) Sports Marketing

(iii) Team Management

(iv) Massage Therapy

(v) Fitness and Recreation

(vi) Sports Medicine

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Master of Engineering Management (MEM) in the following areas:

(a) Chemical Engineering

(b) Civil Engineering

(c) Electrical./Electronic Engineering

(d) Mechanical Engineering

(e) Petroleum Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering (PGDCE)

(ii) M.Eng, PhD in Chemical Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM & GAS ENGINEERING

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering (PGDPE)

(ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology (PGDPT)

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

PGD and PhD programmes in Mechanical Engineering

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME)

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

M.Eng., PhD in Civil Engineering in the following areas:

(a) Geotechnical Engineering

(b) Water Resources Engineering

(c) Highway & Transportation Engineering

(d) Structural Engineering

(e) Environmental Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC

ENGINEERING

(i) M.Eng. in Electrical/Electronic Engineering in the following areas:

(a) Power System and Machines

(b) Electronics and Telecommunications

(ii) PhD in Electrical Engineering and Technology in the  following areas:

(a) Power Systems Engineering

(b) Electrical Machines

(c) Power Electronics and Drives

(d) Instrumentation and Control

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in the following areas:

(a) Accounting

(b) Finance and Banking

(c) Management

(d) Marketing

UNIPORT PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following categories of candidates may be admitted on application:

1. Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who have obtained a degree of Bachelors’s with at least a third-class honours with a GPA not less than 2.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent.

2. For PGD in Business Administration, a minimum of a third-class honours degree must be from Business Administration.

3. Candidates must have completed their NYSC to be eligible to apply for any postgraduate course or programme at UNIPORT

4. Holders with Higher National Diploma (HND) with a 3.50 Grade Point Average on a five-point scale or its equivalent may be admitted.

5. For Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, candidates who hold other professional qualifications such as Associate Institute of Bankers, Associate Certified Chartered Accountants, Associate Cost and Management Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Professional Accountants, Associate Chartered Institute of Accountants, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, e.t.c. have added advantage for admission. Candidates w

6. with professional qualifications, including 5 credits in WASC or GCE O/L or NECO to satisfy the basic University entry requirement, for admission for degree courses into respective departments.

7. Candidates who hold other qualifications considered equivalent to the above and acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University may be admitted.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR PhD AT UNIPORT NSUKA

The following categories of candidates may be admitted on application:

1. Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who have obtained the degree of Master appropriate for their proposed area of study with a minimum of 3.50 GPA on a 5-point scale, provided that satisfactory research work formed part of the Masters’s degree.

2. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above acceptable to the Senate of the University.

3. Demonstrated evidence of completed academic research will be an advantage.

Applicants who meet the above requirements become automatically eligible for application into the University of Port-Harcourt postgraduate school.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for any of the PGD courses offered in UNIPORT must meet the following requirements:
i. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 5 (Five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than two sittings.

1. Candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University or HND from any recognized Polytechnic in Nigeria not lower than Third Class, or its equivalent to be eligible to apply.

2.  In addition to the above, Candidates with a Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Merit in a related field of study from a Polytechnic or any recognized institution

3.  Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class (Lower Division) in an area not related to the field applying for may be considered

ACADEMIC MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for Academic Masters Degree courses offered in UNIPORT must meet the following requirements:

1. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than two sittings.

2. In addition to the above, Candidates must have obtained a first Degree from the University of Port-Harcourt(UNIPORT) or any recognized university in a relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division); and

3. Lastly, Candidates with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 is also eligible.

PROFESSIONAL MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for professional Masters’s Degree courses offered in UNIPORT must meet the following requirements:

1. Applying Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than 2 sittings and not more than two years apart.

2. Another PG admission requirement for Professional Masters’s at UNIPORTis, Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from UNIPORTor any recognized university in a relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

3. In addition to the above (ii) candidates with a Third Class Degree or HND and a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from the University of Port-Harcourt or any recognized institution with a minimum of 3.50 CGPA are eligible to apply.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES (ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ONLY)

Candidates applying for PhD programmes offered in UNIPORT must meet the following requirements:

1. One of the requirements includes a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than 2 sittings and not more than two years apart.

2. Secondly, Candidates are expected to have obtained a First Degree from the University of Port-Harcourt any the recognised universities in Nigeria from any relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

3.  Lastly, the Candidate must have obtained a Masters’s Degree from UNIPORT or any recognized university in the proposed field of study with a minimum CGPA of 3.50.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that candidates with B.Sc, PGD and HND cannot apply for PhD directly without going through Masters’s Degree programme first.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificates, and photocopies of all qualifying credentials, including O’level must be attached to the completed application forms.

Candidates should arrange for their transcripts to be sent directly to the Secretary, of the School of Postgraduate Studies. Non-receipt of transcripts in time is to the detriment of the applicant.

DURATION OF UNIPORT PG PROGRAMMES

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

1. Full-Time Diploma:  Minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters.

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

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

1. Full-Time: A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters.

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

M.PHIL/PH.D PROGRAMMES

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

2. Part-Time: A Minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters

PhD Programme

1. Full-Time: A Minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

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

UNIPORT PG courses are wide in terms of scope of coverage. The University offers PG courses in almost every field that is beneficial to students. The above are the PG courses offered in UNIPORT that are currently accredited by the NTBE (National Board for Technical Education).

Please note that the University of Port Harcourt Postgraduate Courses listed above are still offered in the institution. Feel free to select any that suit your career path. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via the comment section below.

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