List of Accredited Postgraduate Programmes Offered In OAU

The management of Obafemi Awolowo 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 Obafemi Awolowo 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 OAU.

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

  1. The OAUPG 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 OAU or not.

List of Accredited Postgraduate Programmes Offered In OAU 1

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

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

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

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In OAU

FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATION

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes are available in the following areas:

Financial Management (PGDFM)

Management Studies (PGDMS)

Public Administration (PGDPA)

International Relations (PGDIR)

Local Government Studies (PGDLG)

(ii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Long Essay Master of Business Administration (MBA) Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master of International Relations (MIR)

Masters in Local Government Studies (MLGS).

(iii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Research Thesis

Master of Science in Accounting (M.Sc.)

Master of Science in Business Administration (M.Sc.)

Master of Science in Local Government Studies (M.Sc.)

Master of Science in Public Administration (M.Sc.)

Master of Science in International Relations (M.Sc.)

Master of Philosophy in Business Administration (M.Phil.)

(iv) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree Programmes Ph.D. programmes in

Business Administration

Public Administration

International Relations

Local Government Studies

Accounting

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

(i) Masters Degree Programme by coursework and Long Essay/Project

M.Sc. in Agricultural Communication in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology.

(ii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Research Thesis M.Sc.;

M.Phil programmes in Agricultural Economics

Animal Science

Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

Plant Science

Seed Science and Technology

Soil Science.

(iii) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree Programmes in

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

Animal Science

Plant Science

Seed Science and Technology

Soil Science and Land Resources Management.

FACULTY OF ARTS

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Dramatic Arts (PGDA)

(ii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Long Essay/Project Master of Arts in Dramatic Arts (M.A) Master of Arts in Fine Arts (MFA)

(iii) Masters Degree Programmes by Course work and Research Thesis M.A.,

M.Phil. Programmes in History

Linguistics

English Language

Literature-in-English

Philosophy

Religious Studies

Foreign Languages

Yoruba Language

Yoruba Literature

Music

African Art Studies

Dramatic Arts

(iv) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programmes in History;

Linguistics

English Language

Philosophy

Religious Studies

Foreign Languages

Literature-in-English

Yoruba Language

Yoruba Literature

Music

African Art Studies

Dramatic Arts.

FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

(i) Masters Degree programmes by Coursework and Research Thesis Master of Science (M.Sc.); and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in the following areas of specialization: Medical Microbiology and Parasitology; Chemical Pathology; Anatomy; Physiotherapy; Nursing; Physiological Sciences; Immunology

(ii) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree programme Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree Programmes are available in the following areas of specialization: Medical Microbiology and Parasitology; Chemical Pathology; Anatomy; Physiotherapy; Nursing; Physiological Sciences; Immunology.

FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programmes by Course work and Research

Thesis:

(i) (a) M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Clinical Psychology

(b) Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

(ii) Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programmes (a) Ph.D. Programmes are available in Psychiatry

(iii) Doctor of Medicine, M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) in Medicine.

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

(i) Master Degree Programme by Course work and Long Essay/Project Master of Dental Public Health (MDPH)

(ii) Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programmes by Course Work and Research Thesis (a) M.Sc. in Dental Public Health (b) Ph.D. in Dental Public Health

FACULTY OF EDUCATION (Admission in Harmattan Semester Only)

(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) (a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (to be operated) at the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo) (b) Postgraduate Diploma in Education – OAU, Ile-Ife

(ii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Long Essay (M.Ed.) M.Ed. Programmes are available in the following areas: Educational Administration; Guidance and Counselling; Curriculum Studies; Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Educational Technology, Physical Education; Higher Educational Administration; History of Education; Philosophy of Education; Psychology of Education; Tests and Measurement; Sociology and Education.

(iii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Research Thesis (M.A. Education) M.A. (Education) programmes are available in the following areas of specialization: History of Education; Educational Planning; Educational Administration; Higher Educational Administration; Curriculum Studies; Tests and Measurements; Psychology of Education; Sociology of Education; Guidance and Counselling; Language Arts Education; Science Education; Social Science Education; Mathematics Education; Educational Technology; Adult Education; Physical Education. Comparative Education; Philosophy of Education; Early Childhood Education.

(iv) Masters of Philosophy by Coursework and Research (a) Guidance and Counselling (b) History of Education (c) Philosophy of Education (d) Psychology of Education (e) Sociology of Education (f) Tests and Measurement of Education

(v) Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) Education Programmes These are available with specialization in History of Education; Educational Planning; Educational Administration; Higher Educational Administration; Curriculum Studies; Tests and Measurements; Philosophy of Education; Guidance and Counselling; Psychology of Education; Sociology of Education; Language Arts Education; Science Education; Social Science Education; Mathematics Education; Educational Technology; Adult Education; Physical Education; Early Childhood Development.

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

(i) Postgraduate Diploma (a) Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation (PGDAC); (b) Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Design and Practice (PGDADPP) (c) Postgraduate Diploma in Transportation Planning, Housing and Urban Renewal Processes; Landscape Planning; Planning Process and Waste Management.

(ii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Long Essay/Project (a) Master of Science in Architecture (Professional); (b) Master of Arts in Fine Arts (M.F.A.) with Specialization in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture, Textile Design;

(iii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Research Thesis: M.Sc.; M.Phil.are available with specialization in Architecture, Building Structures; Building Maintenances; Building Services; Construction Management; Estate Management; Quantity Surveying; Urban and Regional Planning; Transportation Planning, Housing and Urban; Renewal Processes; Landscape Planning; Planning process and Waste Management.

(iv) Ph.D. Programmes: These are available with specialization in Architecture, Building Structures; Building Maintenance; Building Services; Construction Management; Estate Management; Quantity Surveying; Urban and Regional Planning; African Art Studies.

FACULTY OF LAW (Admission in Harmattan Semester Only)

(i) Master of Law (LL.M)

(ii) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Degree Programme by Coursework and Research Thesis. This is available with specialization in Jurisprudence and Private Law; Public Law; International Law and Business Law

(iii) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree Programmes Ph.D. degree programmes available with specialization in Jurisprudence and Private Law; Public Law; International Law and Business Law

FACULTY OF PHARMACY

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programme PGD in Phytomedicines

(ii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Research Thesis (a) M.Sc. Programmes in: Phytomedicines; Pharmaceutical Analysis; Pharmacology; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Pharmaceutics; Pharmacognosy; Pharmacy Administration. (b) M.Phil. in Pharmacology; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Pharmaceutics; and Pharmacognosy; Pharmacy Administration.

(iii) Ph.D. Programmes These are available with specialization in Pharmacology; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Pharmaceutics; Pharmacognosy; Phytomedicines; Pharmaceutical Analysis; Pharmacy Administration.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) (a) Environmental Management and Control; (b) Biosystematics (c) Museum Techniques

(ii) Masters Degree Programmes by Course work and Long Essay/Project Master in Conservation Science; Master of Actuarial Science (M.A.S.); Mineral Exploration Petroleum Geochemistry; Petroleum Geophysics; Petroleum Geoscience; Groundwater and Environmental Geoscience

(iii) Masters Degree Programmes

M.Sc. and M.Phil. Programmes by Coursework and Research Thesis Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Mathematics; Microbiology; Biosystematics; Physics; Engineering Physics; Zoology; Applied Geology; Applied Geophysics; Environmental Control and Management, Biosystematics in the Natural History Museum; Statistics.

(iv) Ph.D. Programmes These are available with specialization in: Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Mathematics; Geology. Applied Geology; Microbiology; Physics; Engineering Physics; Zoology Biosystematics, Applied Geophysics and Statistics.

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

( i) Postgraduate (PGD) Programme In Entrepreneurship Development; Social Work and Social Development; Population and Development; Economics.

(ii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Long Essay/Project Masters in Demography and Social Statistics (M.D.S.); Master in Political Science (M.P.S.); Master in Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing(MGIS); Master in Industrial and Labour Relations(MILR); Masters in Managerial Psychology (MMPsych.); Master of Economics Science (MES)

(iii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Research Thesis in the following areas: M.Sc. Degree in any of the following areas; Economics; Geography; Demography and Social Statistics; Sociology and Anthropology; Political Science; Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing.

(iv) M.Phil. degree programme by Coursework and Research thesis in the following areas: Demography and Social Statistics, Economics. (v) Ph.D. Programmes Course work and Research Thesis In any of the following areas; Economics, Geography; Demography and Social Statistics; Political Science; Sociology and Anthropology; Psychology.

FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes (PGD) (a) Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology; Computer Science, (b) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering; Information and Communication Technology.

(ii) Masters Degree Programmes by Course work and Long Essay/Project (a) Master of Technology Management (M.Tech. Management) (b) Telecommunications Engineering; Master of Technology in Information and Communication Technology (M.Tech. in ICT)

(iii) Masters Degree Programmes by Coursework and Research Thesis: Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Degree Programmes are available in the following areas: Food Science and Technology; Agricultural Engineering; Civil Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Computer Science; Technology Planning and Management; Electronic and Electrical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering.

(iv) Ph.D. Programmes Doctor of Philosophy Degree programmes are available in: Agricultural Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Electronics and Electrical Engineering; Food Science and Technology; Technology Planning and Management; Mechanical Engineering; Materials Science Engineering.

OAU PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for admission to a Postgraduate programme of the University, the candidate must possess five O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any other three relevant subjects at not more than two sittings.

A.   POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD)

To be eligible for admission to the PGD programme, candidates must be holders of third class honors first degree in a relevant discipline from any university or holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) at minimum of upper Credit in a relevant discipline. For unclassified HND Certificates, a CGPA of 3.5(5- point scale) and 3.00 (4-point scale) or 60% shall be taken as equivalent to upper credit.

B.   MASTERS DEGREE (M.SC.)

To be eligible for admission to the Master’s degree programme, candidates must.

  1. Be graduates of OAUor any other recognized Universities by Senate and shall have obtained a first degree with at least Second Class Honors.
  2. Possess a first degree with Third Class Honors from a recognized University and at least an Upper Credit at Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field, or

iii. Possess the Higher National Diploma (HND), with at least Upper Credit and Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field from a recognized institution, or

  1. Any other certificate or qualification that may be acceptable to Senate.

C.   DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE (PH.D.).

To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, a candidate shall have obtained a Master’s Degree which includes course work and research from this or its equivalent from any other University recognized by Senate in relevant disciplines, with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 4.0 (5- point scale) or 3.00 (4- point scale).

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

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

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

  1. 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 OAU 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 Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) or any recognized university in relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division); and

iii. 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 OAU 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 OAUis, Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from OAUor any recognized university in relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

iii. In addition to the above (ii) candidates with Third Class Degree or HND and a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from Obafemi Awolowo 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 OAU 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 Obafemi Awolowo Universityor any the recognised universities in Nigeria from any relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

iii. Lastly, Candidate must have obtained a Masters Degree from OAU 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 OAU 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.

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

Please note that the OAU 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.