National Open University of Nigeria Postgraduate Courses

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The National Open University of Nigeria, (NOUN) is the only Nigerian University that is 100% dedicated to providing distance learning in the Country. The University commenced postgraduate studies in 2003 by offering diploma certificates. However, it wasn’t until 2009 that the establishment of the School of Postgraduate Studies.

Currently, the programmes exist as both full-time (research-based Ph.D and Masters Degrees) or part time courses.

These programmes are designed to expand the depth of the student’s knowledge; develop new skills, update professional skills as well as produce graduates that add value to their organisation or business.

Most of the programmes at the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters level are based on Coursework and Research which have been created based on the principles of open and distance Learning.

Currently, the Dean of the School of Post Graduate Studies is Samaila Mande. He is a Business Administration scholar and a Human Resources Management expert.

The vision of NOUN is to achieve excellence in scholarship, research, consultancies, upgrading the professional skills/competencies of graduands and enhancing knowledge development underpinned by the principles of Open and Distance Learning.

And the mission of the institution is to provide a conducive environment for the pursuit of high quality postgraduate studies with the objective of generating and expanding new knowledge as well as enriching the quality of life and experiences of its students.

In this post, we’ve highlighted the postgraduate courses offered by NOUN and the admission requirements into these programmes.

School of Arts & Social Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma Programme in:

  • Christian Theology
  • Journalism
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Criminology and Security Studies
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Master of Arts/Science Programmes in:

  • English
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Mass Communication
  • Christian Theology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme (By Research) in:

  • Christian Theology/Religious Studies
    English and Literary Studies with specialisation in English Language, Literature in English, African Oral Literature

School of Management Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma Programme in:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Cooperative Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Local Government Management

MBA Programme in:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Government
  • Financial Management.
  • Human Resource management.
  • Marketing

Masters in Public Administration Programme (MPA) with Specialisation in:

  • Public Personnel Management
  • Hospital Administration
  • Local Government Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme (By Research) in:
  • Public Administration

School Of Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Master of Education (M.Ed) in:

  • Educational Administration of Planning
  • Educational Technology

Master of Science Education (M.Sc. Ed)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme

  • Educational Leadership with specialization in:
  1. Educational Administration
  2. Educational Management
  • Science Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Mathematics Education

All programmes in the school are by coursework and research

 

School of Law

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting

School of Science & Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in:

  • Agricultural Extension and Management
  • Digital Communication
  • HIV/AIDs Education and Management
  • Information Technology

Master of Science (M,Sc) Programme in Information Technology
with Internet Application.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme by Research in:

  • Agricultural Extension and Management
  • Applied Mathematics (Industrial Option)
  • Crop Production/Protection
  • Animal Production
  • Applied Biology
  • Polymer Science
  • Environmental Science/Climate Change
  • Waste Management

The admission requirements into these programmes have also been highlighted below:

  • Candidate must meet, among others, all matriculation requirements of at least 5 credit passes including English Language and Mathematics. Some programmes accept at least a pass in Mathematics.
  • For Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, Candidates must possess either a minimum of pass Bachelors Degree in any discipline from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN OR a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit.
  • For the Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting, the candidate must have been called to the Bar. Also for admission into the school of Business and Human Resource Management Postgraduate Diploma programmes, candidates with professional qualifications such as ACA, ACIS, ACIB, ACII, ACIA, etc may be considered on individual merit.
  • For Master Degree programmes, candidates must possess either
  • a Bachelors Degree with a minimum of second class lower in the relevant field of study from a University recongnised by the Senate of the NOUN. However, holders of lower classification and with a minimum of 2 years of relevant post-qualification experience may be considered on individual merit
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in related field of study from a recognised University
  • A Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit in the relevant field of study. Candidate with membership certificate of relevant professional bodies may apply for the Master of Business (MBA) programme
  • For the Doctor of Philosophy Degree prorammes, candidates must possess a Masters Degree in relevant field of study from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN with a minimum score average of not less than 60% or a cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.
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