University of Ibadan Postgraduate Courses & Requirements


Founded in 1948, the University of Ibadan (UI) is highly-sought-after when it comes to post graduate (PG) education. Currently, the University’s postgraduate students comprise 40% of its annual enrolment.

In this post, we’ve compiled a list of the admission requirements for the postgraduate courses offered by the University of Ibadan.

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University of Ibadan

Admission Requirements

  • Candidates for admission to higher degree programmes must be graduates of the University of Ibadan or other Universities/Institutions recognised by the Senate.
  • Admission is based on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Postgraduate Committee.
  • Candidates without any previous higher degrees in the relevant discipline may be admitted only to either the Degree of Master or the Professional Degree of Master.
  • Candidates with recognised Research Higher Degree in the relevant discipline may be admitted to the M.Phil or Ph.D. degree programmes as appropriate, on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Postgraduate Committee.
  • Admission is full time, part time or occasional. The grades of these candidates must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for a higher degree programme


However, it is important to note that occassional students will not be awarded a degree from the University of Ibadan.


Available Research Degree Programmes

These programmes include

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D),
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil),
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.),
  • Degree of Master (M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed, LL.M).


These are available in the following faculties and disciplines:


  • Islamic Studies;
  • Arabic & Islamic Studies;
  • Archaeology;
  • Anthropology;
  • Classics;
  • English (Literature & Language);
  • History;
  • Communication & Language Arts;
  • Linguistics & African Languages;
  • Nigeria Languages (Yoruba);
  • French Studies,
  • Translation,
  • Comparative Literature,
  • Cultural Studies,
  • European Studies;
  • Philosophy,
  • Religious Studies; and
  • Theatre Arts


  • Archaeology;
  • Anthropology;
  • Botany;
  • Microbiology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Industrial Chemistry;
  • Computer Science;
  • Geography (Physical);
  • Geology;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physics;
  • Statistics; and
  • Zoology


  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Anatomy;
  • Biochemistry;
  • Chemical Pathology;
  • Haematology;
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics;
  • Physiology; and


  • Clinical Sciences
  • Anaesthesia;
  • Nursing;
  • Psychiatry;
  • Paediatrics;
  • Physiotherapy; and Surgery.
  • Community Health,
  • Occupational Health,
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Opthalmology,

(c) Dentistry

(d) Public Health

  • Biostatistics;
  • Epidemiology and Medical Statistics;
  • Epidemiology;
  • Field Epidemiology;
  • Environmental Health;
  • Human Nutrition;
  • Medical Demography;
  • Health Promotion and Education;
  • Population and Reproductive Health Education,
  • Reproductive and Family Health,
  • Health Policy and Management,
  • Health Services Administration,
  • Institute of Child Health.



  • Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy;
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology;
  • Clinical Pharmacy;
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry;

Agriculture and Forestry

  • Crop Protection and Environmental Biology;
  • Agricultural Economics;
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development;
  • Agricultural Extension;
  • Rural Sociology;
  • Rural Communication;
  • Home Economics;
  • Agronomy;
  • Animal Science;
  • Forest Resources Management;
  • Wildlife Management and Fisheries Management;
  • Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition.


Social Sciences

  • Economics;
  • Geography (Human);
  • Political Science;
  • Sociology;
  • Psychology;
  • Urban and Regional Planning



  • Adult Education;
  • Literacy Training and Development;
  • Educational Management;
  • Guidance and Counselling;
  • Counselling Psychology;
  • Special Education;
  • Library, Archival & Information Studies;
  • Human Kinetics & Health Education;
  • Teacher Education;
  • School Media: Media Resource Management


 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

  • Veterinary Anatomy;
  • Veterinary Medicine;
  • Tropical Veterinary Medicine;
  • Veterinary Microbiology;
  • Veterinary Parasitology;
  • Veterinary Pathology;
  • Veterinary Physiology;
  • Veterinary Pharmacology;
  • Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Reproduction;
  • Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine



The M.Sc. Veterinary Microbiology runs for two sessions.



  • Agricultural and Environmental Engineering;
  • Wood Products Engineering;
  • Food Technology;
  • Industrial & Production Engineering;
  • Petroleum Engineering;
  • Civil Engineering;
  • Mechanical Engineering;
  • Electrical/ Electronics Engineering


  • For candidates that don’t have a first degree in Agricultural Engineering, these candidates will be required to spend an additional two semesters on the programme.
  • For candidates that don’t have a first degree in Industrial Engineering, they will also be required to spend an additional semester on the programme.
  • Sc. Mechanical Engineering is a three semesters full-time or six semesters part-time programme.


Faculty of Law

Master of Law (LL.M) Programme is conducted on an interdepartmental basis.

Admission Requirements:

  • Admission is open to any holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Law of University of Ibadan or of other approved Universities recognized by the Senate.
  • Applicants must satisfy the O’Level first degree matriculation requirements of the University of Ibadan i.e. O’Level Credit passes in 5 subjects at not more than 2 sittings including merit or credit in English Literature.
  • Candidates may be required to undergo a selection/interview process prior to their admission.


Institute of African Studies (M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D)

  • Anthropology;
  • History;
  • Religion and Belief System;
  • African Music;
  • Dance Studies;
  • Visual Arts;
  • African Law;
  • Peace and Conflict Studies


Admission Requirements

  • Candidates to be admitted for the M.A. Programme should possess at least a good honours degree in, humanities, social sciences, law and other cognate disciplines. Preference shall be given to candidates doing related jobs in Government Parastatals industry and Security Services.
  • Also, application must satisfy the ‘O’ Level/First degree matriculation requirements of the University of Ibadan i.e ‘O/Level credit passes in 5 subjects at not more than 2 sittings including English Language and 4 other relevant matriculation subjects.
  • The duration of the Masters Programme is 3 semesters for full-time students


Postgraduate Diploma

There are 14 Postgraduate Diploma courses available in the following Faculties

Faculty of Arts

  • Theatre Arts

Faculty of Science

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Radiation Protection

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Anaesthesia,
  • Radiotherapy

Faculty of Education

  • G.D.E. Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education (P.G.D.T.H.E.) in the Department of Teacher Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (Part-Time and FullTime) in the Department of Social Work Institute of Education Part-Time P.G.D.E

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Analysis in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Agriculture and Forestry

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biodiversity Management in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Management,
  • Diploma in Agricultural Extension
  • Veterinary Medicine;
  • Veterinary Radiology;
  • Veterinary Anaesthesiology; all these in the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Reproduction

Institute of Child Health

  • Professional PGD in Child Health

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Population and Reproductive Health (PGD POP RH).

If you’re interested in applying to the University of Ibadan for your postgraduate education, you can start right away. The application forms cost N10750 for academic programmes and N15750 for professional programmes.


Usually, the application forms are available between January and April every year. You can visit the PG website for more information. Also, we’ve compiled a list of guidelines to help you during the course of your application

  • All application forms must be completed and returned to: The Admissions Officer, Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan.
  • Incomplete information may affect the candidate’s admission chances
  • Applicants are strongly advised to start processing their applications early in order to leave enough room for postal and other delays. A time lag of 2 to 3 weeks is usually required for the movement of mail to Nigeria from destinations outside Africa, and vice-versa.
  • Candidates are required to ensure that their referees outside Nigeria forward their reports to the Postgraduate School at least 4 weeks before the stipulated deadline.
  • The applicant’s full name and proposed course of study should appear on every document submitted, and especially on items that may arrive under separate confidential cover.
  • A candidate may apply to only one department or programme.
  • The Personal Information Card which is the basis of all records on applications received must be legible and complete.
  • Foreign applicants are expected to have bachelor’s degree with at least a Second Class Upper Division from Universities recognised by the Senate.
  • Applicants who are considered for admission but cannot demonstrate proof of adequate proficiency may be required, to complete a course of instruction in English, prior to the beginning of their respective programmes.
  • Academic records are also examined to determine whether the applicant has established a firm basis for graduate work in the proposed field of study.
  • Letters of recommendation or Referee’s Reports are extremely important and absence of these documents could jeopardize the candidate’s admission chances.
  • Interviews may be required for some programmes. This will be arranged by the Postgraduate School’s Admission Office in collaboration with the relevant departments.
  • The Postgraduate School does not entertain deferment of admissions. Any offer of admission not taken up in the particular year it is given, may be considered to have lapsed.



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  1. adebisi

    pls I av 3rd class in English education from u.i affiliated campus in Oyo..pls is d form available

  2. Oniwide Joel

    Please I have Upper credit in Business Administration from the Polytechnic Ibadan. Is it possible to do my PGD on part-time basis and what are the requirements?

  3. Edet Christian

    Good day sir/Madam.
    I graduated with a 2nd class lower grades in Statistics and I want to further with a Master in Statistics, how do i go about with it and what are the requirements for the program?

  4. Madandola Caleb Kola

    When will 2019/2020 post graduate form out

  5. Akintoye Daniel

    Ihave a second class lower at history and diplomatic study fr TAI SOLARIN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION I want to further more in history, can I be admitted and what are the requirements.

  6. Abimbola

    I finished with 3rd class in chemistry… how will I go abt your postgraduate diploma in science and Laboratory..

  7. Mukong Patrick Henry N.

    Greetings sir/madam. i am a cameroonian and would like to read masters in peace and conflict studies in your noble university. i had a good graduate cgpa. Do i stand the chance of gaining admission as an international student???



  9. Dayyabu Babangida Minjibir

    I am having HND Environmental Health, from School of Hygiene Kano, Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology and diseases control from ATBU Bauchi, Diploma in Environmental Health Tutors from University of Ibadan, and Masters in Environmental Health, public health option from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso LAUTECH , can I apply for PhD. Public Health or Environmental Epidemiology ?

  10. umar jafar hamisu

    I have Bsc biology from bayaro university kano, can I be admitted to undergo masters in Public health MPH

  11. Oby Uba

    l have 3rd class in biochemistry/microbiology.l want to do Msc in biochemistry.Can I be admitted?

  12. Mohammed Kabiru

    Good day Sir/Madam. I have B.Tech Industrial Chemistry and Msc in Forestry Business Management and I would like to apply for Phd in forest Resource Management.What are my chances of getting Phd admission if any? please. Thanks.

  13. Karinate Domoye

    I am a B.Sc 2nd class lower honours degree holder of Public Administration Madonna University. Please what are the requirements and the actual school fees in PGS, University of Ibadan to Study Public and International Law.

  14. Awogo Augustina Ejiroghene

    I graduated from Delta State University,studied guidance and counseling, and I would want to study counseling psychology for my masters. How do I go about it

    1. Ayodeji

      I graduated from OOU with 2:2 (3.48) accounting. I wish to apply for Accounting in UI using 2 o level results. What is my chance of being admitted? How much is acceptance and school fees for full time and part time? What are the requirements for admission? I mean criteria for admission such as exams.

      Your timely response will highly appreciated.

    2. Oshodi Oluwatoyin

      Greetings sir/ma, I finished from Osun State University with second class lower of GP 2.98. I wish to apply for Master’s Degree Program in any of the following Courses 👉 psychology, guidance and counseling or counseling psychology. What is my chance for being Admitted and how do I go about it?

  15. Ebube Confidence

    I am an HND holder in mass communication with an Upper Credit nd wishes to apply for my PGD in UI. Is it possible am giving admission for PGD in Mass Communication.

    Please I need your response.

  16. Amadi-Odum Chinyeru Alexandra

    I have a first degree in Accounting from the university of Port Harcourt. Firstly, does UI have a Masters Program in Human Resource Management? Secondly, Will it possible to get admission?

  17. Abdullahi Usman

    I have a B.Tech(HONS) in Forestry and Wildlife Management from Moddibo Adama University of Technology, Yola with Third Class can you accept PGD in Forest Biology and Ecology from the same said Institution to quality me to get MSC. in Forestry at UI?

    1. Folorunso Bankole

      I have BA English and literary studies, Ekiti State university, Ado Ekiti.Ekiti State.

  18. Madandola Caleb Kola

    I have B.ed in CR’s education from ABU do I buy form and time,how much is master degree, how much is school fee

  19. Shola

    Hi,i have HND in office technology and management with upper credit, I want to do my pgd in office technology and management,. Please which university have runs that program in pgd? Thanks for your quick response.

  20. Ayokunle

    I have 3rd class in linguistics, can I put in for masters in English language?

  21. forkwa hestine

    hello am forkwa from cameroon i was hoping to get the requirements for admission into he school o social sciences am from cameroon

    1. ADEBOLA

      I have msc (4.26) in peace and conflict from noun,I’m I eligible for PhD?

  22. Victor

    I have a degree in economics and I want to take PGD in psychology, please how do I go about it.

  23. Idowu-thomas

    I am a chartered accountant and has always been interested in the Master’s program in Psychology.
    Please furnish me with the details.

  24. Ogene Alison

    I graduated from Auchi polytechnic as a building technology student
    I want go for my PGD in uni ibadan .
    what are d requirements and d courses available for PGD program


    I have my bsc in political science can I have my masters in French studies?

  26. Eteng Inyang Sunday

    I have hnd in health information management nd I v cgpa of 3.34 can I go ahead for my masters in health information management

  27. salam olawale

    Can second class lower division seek admission in u I computer science department

  28. Kasali Ademola

    Guys I want to go for MSc. Biotechnology.. Am really looking for a university that runs such program

  29. Abiola

    I have Bsc ed degree in accounting … Can I be admitted for MSC economics in UI?

  30. Gbenumisola Adeniran

    Am interested in Library Archival and information science.

  31. Osiboyejo Adeyemi

    I have my in Yoruba language and literature and wish to do educational health as my masters. Is this possible???

  32. Olayinka Oluwafunmike

    I have B.Sc in Demography and Social statistics,O.A.U, how can i apply for Epidemiology and medical statistics in U.I?

  33. Joyce Godwin

    pls do uni Ibadan have a masters program in human resource management?

  34. Clementina

    I have bachelor of art in Yoruba language and literature.(education),and which to do my masters in educational management,is it possible

    1. Bala Ajizentu Garba

      Good day sir
      I have a in statistics, and I want to further in epidemiology and medical statistics in ui. Please can you me how to go on with it.
      . thanks in anticipation

  35. Shittu Azeezz

    Good day sir, I have issue which i believe you could be of assistance. I have my First degree in Medical lab science with 3rd class grade.I which to have my master degree in public health. How do I go about it? Thanks

    1. QueenJ

      Pls we need answer to this I have a similar question

  36. Adesina Adenike

    I have my B.Agric in Animal Nutrition and want to do my masters in Human Nutrition. Do I need a postgraduate diploma before opted for this?

  37. Omile Patrick

    Can I be offered admission for the PhD programme with MBA obtained before 2003

  38. Adegoke Faith

    I have my Bsc in Zoology and want to do my masters in Biomedical Engineering. Do I need a post graduate diploma before doing it?

    1. Falode toba

      I have 3rdclass in science láb tech(biochemistry óption)can i study medical láb tech for Msc ir ir posible diploma


    I have my B.Sc in agricultural and environmental engineering and want to do my master in civil engineering did I need to do a postgraduate diploma before doing it

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