Bowen University Postgraduate Courses

The management of Bowen University has published the list of accredited PG courses offered in the institution for interested candidates who must have selected the school as their preferred choices of institution during their UTME registration.

In this post, aside listing all Bowen University PG courses available in the institution, I will also be guiding you through their entry admission requirements as well as all you need to know before selecting a course of study in BUI.

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

  1. The BUI PG Admission Requirements;
  2. The Duration of programmes
  3. The availability of your programme

The above are the 3 most important factors that can determine if you will be admitted to study your chosen course in BUI or not.

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I will breakdown the above 3 factors before listing the following according to the fBUIlties they are categorized at BUI.

  • List of all PGD programmes offered in BUI.
  • List of all Masters degree programmes offered in BUI.
  • List of all Ph.D programmes available in BUI.

Now I will breakdown the 3 factors that you must take cognizance of when searching for PG courses offered in BUI.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In BUI

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Agricultural Economics – PGD | M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Animal Science – PGD | M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Crop Protection – PGD | M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Environmental Management – PGD | M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Food Science and Technology – PGD | M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Microbiology – PGD | M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. DMathematics – M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Chemistry – PGD | M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Physics – M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Statistics – M. Sc.

COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Mass Communication – PGD | M. Sc.

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES

Religious Studies – PGD | M. A.

COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Accounting – PGD | M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Banking and Finance – PGD | M. Sc.

Business Administration – PGD | MBA | M. Sc. | M.Phil. | Ph. D

Economics – PGD | M. Sc.

Sociology – PGD | M. Sc.

Human Resource Management – M. Sc.

BUI PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA

  • A graduate of Bowen University or from a recognized University with a qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree but with a grade not lower than second class lower division may be admitted. A holder of Higher National Diploma from a recognized institution with a minimum of upper credit may also be admitted.

MASTER’S DEGREE

  • A candidate with a first degree from Bowen University or equivalent from a recognized University with a minimum of a second class lower division may be admitted.
  • A candidate with a good Postgraduate Diploma in addition to a first degree or HND from a recognized institution may also be admitted.

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE

  • A candidate with a Masters degree from Bowen University or its equivalent from a recognized University whose weighted coursework average at the Masters level is between 3.0 and 3.49 CGPA (on 5-point grade average) or between 50 and 54.99%, which includes coursework and dissertation, from a recognized University, may be admitted to the M.Phil. degree programme.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D.) DEGREE

  • Direct admission to Ph.D. programme
    A candidate with a good M. Phil. degree or Master’s degree from Bowen University or its equivalent from a recognized University with a grade not less than 4.00 CGPA (on 5-point scale) or cumulative average of 60%, which includes course work and dissertation may be admitted.
  • Phil./Ph.D. and Conversion to Ph.D.
    A candidate whose weighted coursework average at the Masters level is between 55 and 59.99%, which includes coursework and dissertation, from Bowen University or its equivalent from a recognized University may be admitted to the M.Phil./Ph.D. degree programme

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for any of the PGD courses offered in BUI 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.

ii. 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.

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

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

ACADEMIC MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for Academic Masters Degree courses offered in BUI 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 of Bowen University(BUI) or any recognized university in relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division); and
  3. Lastly, Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 is also eligible.

PROFESSIONAL MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for professional Masters Degree courses offered in BUI must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applying Candidates is 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 year apart.
  2. Another PG admission requirement for Professional Masters at BUIis, Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from BUIor any recognized university in relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)
  3. In addition to the above (ii) candidates with Third Class Degree or HND and a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from Bowen University  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 Ph.D programmes offered in BUI must meet the following requirements:

  1. One of the requirements include 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 year apart.
  2. Secondly, Candidates are expected to have obtained a First Degree from Bowen Universityor any the recognised universities in Nigeria from any relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)
  3. Lastly, Candidate must have obtained a Masters Degree from BUI or any recognized university in the proposed field of study with minimum CGPA of 3.50.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that candidates with B.Sc, PGD and HND cannot apply for Ph.D directly without going though Masters Degree programme first.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificates, 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, School of Postgraduate Studies. Non-receipt of transcripts in time is at the detriment of the applicant.

DURATION OF BUI 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 semester 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

Ph.D 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.

BUI 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 BUI that are currently accredited by the NTBE (National Board for Technical Education).

Please note that the BUI PG courses listed above are still offered in the institution so you can select any that suites your career path and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via the comment section below and I will answer your questions in accordance.