UI Postgraduate Courses & Requirements

The University of Ibadan is one of the best Federal owned Nigerian Universities. The Institution runs a post-graduate school which offers a variety of programmes across different colleges. This article provides comprehensive information on courses, requirements and tools like AHDH help for admission into the job you desire.

General requirements for Admission into Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan

  • Candidates applying for any of the higher degree programmes must have a good honour degree not below Second Class (lower) in any discipline from the University of Ibadan or other universities approved by Senate
  • Candidates without recognized Higher Degree in the relevant discipline may be admitted either into the degree of Masters or Professional degree of Masters
  • Candidates with recognized Research Higher Degree in the relevant discipline may be admitted either into the Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil) or Doctorate (PhD) programme, based on the recommendation of the appropriate Postgraduate Committee
  • UI Postgraduate Courses & Requirements

Colleges, Faculties and Centres in U. I Postgraduate school

African Regional Centre for Information Science

Programmes offered are:

Master of Information Science (MInfSc) degree programme

(MIRM) Professional Master of Information Resources Management

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree programme

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme

Admission requirements

Applicants to the programme must possess any of the following minimum qualifications, or its equivalents:

  1. A second class honours degree in any discipline from any institution approved by the Senate
  2. Third class in any discipline, in addition to a professional or academic master’s
  3. Higher National Diploma at Upper Credit classification

Areas of Specialization

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Techniques
  • Behavioural Issues in Information Science
  • Organization and retrieval of Information
  • Knowledge Management
  • Economics of Information
  • Politics of Information
  • Information Systems
  • Social Informatics
  • Internet Technology
  • Speech and Language Technology

 Admission requirements for the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree programme and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme.

  1. Candidates with the MinfSc degree or its approved equivalent are eligible to be admitted for the above degrees
  2. Candidates must have an average Mark of 50 – 54.9% in the MInfSc degree or its equivalent, in order to be admitted to the MPhil degree programme, 55 – 59.9% to be admitted to the MPhil/PhD programme, and must have obtained 60% and above to be admitted directly to the PhD programme.

Faculty of Agriculture

Departments under the faculty of Agriculture are:

Department Of Forest Resource Management

Department Of Wildlife And Ecotourism Management

Department Of Wildlife & Ecotourism Management

Department of Aquaculture & Fishery Management

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, which offers the following academic programmes:

– Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Agric) Degree Programme

– Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree Programme

– Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Degree Programme

– Ph.D. Degree Programme

– Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PDAE)

Department of Agricultural Economics

  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Masters in Agricultural Policy and Administration (MAPA)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy(PhD)

Department Of Animal Science

  • (Animal Science)
  • Sc. (Animal Biochemistry and Nutrition)

Department Of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The areas of specialization in the department are Ecology, Toxicology, Genetics, Entomology, Crop Physiology, and Phytopathology (Applied Mycology, Bacteriology, Virology, Nematology)

Vertinary Medicine

Below are the list of programmes offered in Postgraduate Programmes

(a) Master of Science (M.Sc Veterinary Microbiology)

(b) Master of Science (M.Sc Veterinary Parasitology)

(c) Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc Veterinary Microbiology)

(d) Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc Veterinary Parasitology)

(e) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Microbiology

(f) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Parasitology

(g) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

(h) Master of Science (M.Sc. Veterinary Anatomy).

      Social Sciences

Departments under the faculty of Social sciences are Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology and the Department of Urban and Regional Studies

The academic programmes include the Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and the Doctor of Philosophy programmes the departments mentioned above.

The professional post-graduate programmes include:

  • The Master of Business Administration (MBA)- Banking and Finance
  • Master of Science in Banking and Finance Programmes under the Department of Economics
  • The Master of Science in Geographical Information System programme under the Department of Geography
  • The Master of Science in Strategic Studies
  • Professional Master degree programme in Legislative Management
  • Professional Master degree programme in Election Administration under the Department of Political Science
  • Master of Industrial and Personnel Relations
  • Master in Project Development and Implementation programmes under the Department of Sociology
  • Master of Industrial and Personnel Relations degree (MIPR)
  • Masters in Managerial Psychology and Legal, Criminology and Security Psychology under the Department of Psychology (M.Sc)
  • Sc. Housing Development and Management
  • Masters of Urban and Regional Planning and Housing Development
  • Management in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • D Degree programme in Economics

Department of Archaeology & Anthropology

M.A. – Anthropology

M.Sc. – Archaeology

M.F.S – Masters on Forensic Science

Graduate programmes

M.Sc Analytical Chemistry

M.Sc Environmental Chemistry

M.Sc Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control (Professional)

MSc Industrial Chemistry

MSc Inorganic Chemistry

MSc Organic Chemistry

MSc Physical Chemistry

PhD (in Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry)

Department of Computer Science

·        Master of Science in Computer Science

·        Masters in Business Computing

·        M.Phil in Computer Science

·        M.Phil/ Ph.D in Computer Science

·        Ph.D. in Computer Science

Degree of Master of Science in Mineral Exploration in the following areas of specialization:

  • Geochemistry
  • Economic/Mining Geology
  • Geophysics

Degree of Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, with specialization in:

  • Petrology/Structural Geology
  • Applied Geochemistry
  • Geochemistry/Soil Mineralogy
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Economic Geology/Industrial Mineralogy
  • Micropalaeontology/Biostratigraphy
  • Petroleum Geology/Sedimentology
  • Engineering Geology/ Hydrogeology
  • Applied Geophysics

Admission Requirements

Candidates for the M.Sc. Degree Programmes (in Mineral Exploration and Geology) must possess any of the following entry qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Ibadan or any other Universities recognized by Senate
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant courses to earth, physical and applied sciences from the University of Ibadan or any other institution recognized by Senate.

 Department of Mathematics

The department offers the following programmes in both Pure and Applied Mathematics:

M.F.M (Professional Master in Financial Mathematics)

  1. Sc (Mathematics)
  2. Phil (Mathematics)

Ph.D. (Mathematics)

Department Of Microbiology

M.Sc. Environmental Microbiology

M.Sc. Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

M.Sc. Food Microbiology

M.Phil./Ph.D., and PhD (Microbiology) in all fields above.

Department of Physics

Below are the lists of academic programmes offered in the department:

  • M.Sc. – Masters of Science (Physics)
  • M.Phil – Masters of Philosophy (Physics)
  • Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy

Professional programmes:

  • PGDRP – Postgraduate Diploma in Radiation Protection
  • PGD Met – Postgraduate Diploma in Meteorology
  • MRP – Professional Masters in Radiation Protection

Department of Statistics

Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS)

Master of Science In Statistics (M.Sc.  Statistics)

Department Of Civil Engineering

·      Master of Science M.Sc.

·      Masters in Construction Project Management MCPM

·      Professional Postgraduate Programme M.Phil.

·       Ph.D

Admission requirements for MCPM Masters in Construction Project Management        

  • Candidates applying for the Master of Science programme in construction project management must be graduates of the University of Ibadan or higher educational institutions recognised by the University’s senate
  • He or she must have graduated with a minimum of Second Class Degree (Lower Division) in areas relevant to the course. Such include: Architecture, Engineering, Surveying and Building Technology
  • He/she must have at least two years work experience
  • Candidates with Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower credit and at least four years experience in the construction industry at management level may also be considered

Department of Electrical And Electronics Engineering

Faculty of Law

The faculty offers a Masters degree in the following departments:

  • Department of Private and Business law
  • Department of Public and International law

African Regional Centre for Information Science

Below are the higher degree programmes of ARCIS:

Master of Information Science

Master of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy,

  • (MDDRP) Master’s Degree Programme In Drug Development and Regulatory Pharmacy

The Centre for Drug Discovery Development and Production (CDDDP)

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission into the Master’s degree in Drug Development and Regulatory Pharmacy (MDDRP) must fulfil the following requirements:

  • A first degree (Minimum of Second Class Lower) in Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Botany, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biology, Physiology, Anatomy, Agriculture/Forestry, Agric. Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Food Technology, Zoology or any other acceptable science related discipline of the University of Ibadan or other recognised universities
  • Candidates with work experience in pharmaceutical industry or medicine regulatory agency have an added advantage.
  • Candidates must also satisfy the O’ level requirements for their respective degree programmes in accordance to the regulations of the University.
  • Candidates must provide proof of English proficiency

Center for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (Cpeel)

  1. Sc (Energy Studies), LL. M (Energy Law), Ph. D (Energy Studies) with specialization in:
  • Energy and Environment
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy Finance
  • Energy Policy
  • Oil and Gas Economics
  • Economics of the Power Industry
  • Renewable Energy

Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Discovery (PDDD)

Institute of Education

Departments under this Institute are:

Department of Adult Education

  • Bachelor of Education (with Adult Education)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Adult Education.

Department of Educational Management

  • Ed. (Educational Management)
  • Ed./M.Phil. (Educational Management)
  • D. (Educational Management).

Department of Guidance and Counseling

  • Ed. in Guidance and Counselling
  • Ed. in Guidance and Counselling
  • Masters in Personnel Psychology
  • Phil/Ph.D. Developmental Psychology
  • Phil/Ph.D. Educational Psychology
  • Phil/Ph.D. Counselling Psychology
  • Phil/Ph.D. Personnel Psychology
  • Phil/Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
  • Phil/Ph.D. in Tests and Measurement

Department of Teacher Education

  • Ed. in Language Education
  • Ed. in Science/Maths Education
  • Ed. in Social Studies Education
  • Ed. in Early Childhood Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Ed./M.Phil. in Language Education
  • Ed./M.Phil. in Science/Maths Education
  • Ed./M.Phil. in Social Studies Education
  • Ed./M.Phil. in Educational Technology
  • Ed./M.Phil. in Educational Foundations
  • Ed./M.Phil. in Childhood Education
  • Ed./M.Phil. in Philosophy of Education
  • Ed./M.Phil. in History and Policy of Education
  • Ed./M.Phil. in Curriculum and Instructions
  • D. in Language Education
  • D. in Science/Maths Education
  • D. in Social Studies Education
  • D. in Educational Technology
  • D. in Educational Foundations
  • D. in Childhood Education
  • D. in Philosophy of Education
  • D. in History and Policy of Education
  • D. in Curriculum and Instructions

Department of Library Archival and Information Studies

  • Bachelor in Library and Information Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Librarianship
  •  Master in Library Studies
  • Master in Archival Studies and Records Management
  • Master of Health Information Management
  •  Ph.D. in Library Studies

Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education

  • Ed. in Physical and Health Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Physical and Health Education
  • Ed. in Kinetics and Health Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Special Education

  • Ed. in Special Education
  • Masters in Special Education
  • D. in Special Education

Department of Social Work

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work (PGDSW)
  • Master in Social Work (MSW)

(CLTDPA) Centre for Literacy Training Developments Programme for Africa

  • PGD in Literacy and Development
  •  PGD in Census Literacy and Numeracy
  • Masters in Literacy Training and Development (MLTD)
  • Masters in HIV/AIDS Literacy Management

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts offers postgraduate programmes in the following disciplines:

  • English
  • Philosophy
  • European Studies
  • Classics
  • Linguistics and African Languages
  • Communication and Language Arts
  • History
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre Arts

Basic Medical Sciences

The faculty offers postgraduate studies in the following departments



Biomedical Laboratory Science

Chemical Pathology


Medical Microbiology and Parasitology

Pharmacology & Therapeutics




Clinical Sciences




Obstetrics & Gynaecology


postgraduate (M.Sc. Otorhinolaryngology; MD; PhD


Department of Preventive Medicine and Primary Care




Radiation Oncology



Public Health

Environmental Health Sciences

Epidiomerlogy and Medical Statistics

Health Policy and Management

Health Promotion and Education

Human Nutrition

Faculty of Dentistry

Child Oral Health

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine

Periodontology and Community Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Institutes under the University of Ibadan include:

Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training

Institute of cardiovascular-diseases

Institute of Infectious diseases

Institute of Child Health

The Institute of Child health offers the following Postgraduate programs:

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Masters of Public Health (Child and Adolescent Health)

Master of Science in Public Health Biotechnology

Admission requirements

  • Candidates for admission into the MPH (Child and Adolescent Health) must have a medical degree (MBBS) certificate from the University of Ibadan or other Universities recognized by the senate of the University
  • A graduate with a good honours degree in Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Human Nutrition or other Allied health professionals or a graduate of other courses relevant to child and adolescent health of the University of Ibadan or other Universities recognized by the Senate is eligible.
  • Holders of the Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH) of the Institute of Child Health, College of Medicine in the University of Ibadan are also eligible to apply for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Child and Adolescent Health


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