List of Approved Postgraduate Courses Offered In BUK

The management of Bayero 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 Bayero 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 BUK.

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

  1. The BUKPG 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 BUK or not.

List of Approved Postgraduate Courses Offered In BUK 1

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

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

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

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In BUK

FACULTY OF ARTS AND ISLAMIC STUDIES:

Department of Islamic Studies

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Islamic Studies
    ii. M.A Islamic Studies

Department of Arabic

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Arabic (Language)
    ii. Ph.D/M.Phil Arabic (Literature)
    iii. M.A Arabic (Language)
    iv. M.A Arabic (Literature)
    v. Postgraduate Diploma in Arabic (PGDA)

Department of English and Literary Studies

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil English (Language)
    ii. Ph.D/M.Phil English (Literature)
    iii. M.A English (Language)
    iv. M.A English (Literature)

Department of History

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil History
    ii. M.A History
    iii. Masters in Development Studies (MDS)
    iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies (PGDDS).
  2. FACULTY OF EDUCATION:

Department of Education

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Education with specialization in;
    a. Educational Administration and Planning
    b. Curriculum Studies
    c. Guidance and Counselling
    d. Educational Psychology
    e. Tests and Measurement
    ii. M.Ed Education with specialization in;
    a. Educational Administration and Planning
    b. Curriculum Studies
    c. Guidance and Counselling
    d. Educational Psychology
    e. Tests and Measurement
    iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
    iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (PGDGC)

Department of Adult Education & Community Services

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Adult Education with specialization in;
    a. Gerontology
    b. Social Welfare Education
    c. Extension Education
    d. Community Development
    e. Adult and Non-Formal Education
    ii. M.Ed Adult Education with specialization in;
    a. Gerontology
    b. Social Welfare Education
    c. Extension Education
    d. Community Development
    e. Adult and Non-Formal Education
    iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development & Extension
    Education (PGDCDEE)

Department of Library and Information Sciences

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Library and Information Science
    ii. Masters in Library and Information Science
    iii. Masters in Information Management (MIM)
    iv. Masters in Records Management (MRM)
    v. Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management (PGDIM)
    vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Records Management (PGDRM)

Department of Physical and Health Education

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil in Physical and Health Education with specialization in any of
    the following Areas:
    a. Exercise and Sports Science
    b. Sports Management
    c. Adapted Physical Education
    ii. M.Sc (Ed) Physical and Health Education with specialization in any of the following Areas:
    a. Health Education
    b. Exercise and Sports Science
    c. Sport Management
    d. Adapted Physical Education
    iii M.Sc (Recreation and Sports Tourism Management)
    iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Health Education (PGDHE)
    v. Postgraduate Diploma in Recreation and Tourism Management (PGDRTM)

Department of Special Education

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil in Special Education with area of specialization as follows::
    a. Learning Disabilities
    b. Gifted and Talented
    c. Visual Impairment
    d. Hearing Impairment
    e. Behavior Disorders
    f. Intellectual Disorders
    g. Physical and Health Impairment
    ii. M.(Ed) in Special Education with areas of specialization as follows:
    a. Learning Disabilities
    b. Gifted and Talented
    c. Visual Impairment
    d. Hearing Impairment
    e. Behaviour Disorders
    f. Intellectual Disorders
    g. Physical and Health Impairment
    iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education and Rehabilitation (PGDSER)

Department of Science and Technology Education

  1. M.Sc (Ed) Biology
    ii. M.Sc (Ed) Chemistry
    iii. M.Sc (Ed) Geography
    iv. M.Sc (Ed) Physics
    v. M.Sc (Ed) Mathematics
    vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology Education (PGDSTE)
  2. FACULTY OF SCIENCE:

Department of Mathematical Sciences

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Mathematics
    ii. M.Sc Mathematics
    iii. M.Sc Computational Mathematics
    iv. M.Sc Applied Mathematics
    v. Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics (PGDMaths)

Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Chemistry with specialization in: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Colour Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry
    ii. M.Sc Chemistry with specialization in: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Colour Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry.
    iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (PGDC)

Department of Biological Sciences

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Zoology with specialization in: Fisheries and Aquaculture; Parasitology; Entomology
    ii. M.Sc Zoology with specialization in: Fisheries and Aquaculture; Parasitology; Entomology.
    iii. Ph.D/M.Phil Biology with specialization in Ecology and Environmental Biology, Hydrobiology and Conservation Biology
    iv. M.Sc Biology with specialization in Ecology and Environmental Biology, Hydrobiology and Conservation Biology
    v. Postgraduate Diploma in Biological Sciences (PGDBS)

Department of Plant Biology

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Plant Biology with specialization in: Genetics, Plant Physiology, Plant Ecology, Plant Anatomy,
    Biosystematics/Taxonomy, Mycology/Plant Pathology, Aquatic Botany and Ethnomedicine
    ii. M.Sc Plant Biology with specialization in: Genetics, Plant Physiology, Plant Ecology, Plant Anatomy, Biosystematics/Taxonomy, Mycology/Plant Pathology, Aquatic Botany and Ethnomedicine

Department of Microbiology

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Microbiology with specialization in: Medical Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Microbiology.
    ii. M.Sc Microbiology with specialization in: Medical Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology and Pharmaceutical.
    iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology PGDEP)
    iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Public Health (PGDEPH)

Department of Physics

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Physics with specialization in: Atomic Physics; Nuclear Structure Physics; Solid-State Physics; Optics; Electronics; Geophysics.
    ii. M.Sc Physics with specialization in: Atomic Physics; Nuclear Structure Physics; Solid-State Physics; Optics; Electronics; Geophysics.
    iii. M.Sc Electronics
    iv. M.Sc Geophysics
    v. M.Sc Nuclear Physics.
    vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Physics (PGDIP)
  2. FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES:

Department of Economics

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Economics
    ii. M.Sc Economics
    iii. Masters in Banking and Finance(MBF) Full-Time/Part Time
    iv. Masters in Health Economics (MHE) Full-Time/Part Time
    v. Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics (PGDHE) Full-Time/Part Time
    vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance(PGDBF)FullTime/Part Time

Department of Political Science

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Political Science with specialization in: Political Economy, Political Theory, International Relations, Policy and Administration, Nigerian and African Politics, Islamic and Middle Eastern Politics, Comparative Politics
    ii. M.Sc Political Science with specialization in: Political Economy, Political Theory, International Relations, Policy and Administration, Nigerian and African Politics, Islamic and Middle Eastern Politics, Comparative Politics
    iii. Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA)
    iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Administration (PGDPPA)

Department of Sociology

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Sociology with specialization in: Demography, Criminology, Complex Organizations, Medical Sociology, Social Policy
    ii. M.Sc Sociology with specialization in: Demography, Criminology, Complex Organizations, Medical Sociology, Social Policy
    iii. Masters in Crime Management Prevention and Control (MCMPC)
    iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Administration (PGDSPA)
    v. Postgraduate Diploma in Crime Management Prevention and Control (PGDCMPC)

Department of Accounting

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Accounting
    ii. M.Sc Accounting
    iii. Masters in Treasury Management(MTM) Full-time and Part-time
    iv. Masters in Accounting and Financial Management (MAFM)
    v. Masters in Taxation and Revenue Administration (MTRA)
    vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGDAF) Full-Time and Part-Time

Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Management
    ii. M.Sc Management
  2. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION:

Department of Mass Communications

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Mass Communication
    ii. M.Sc Mass Communications
    iii. Masters in Public Relations (MPR)
    iv. Masters in Communication Studies (MCS)
    v. Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication (PGDMC)
  2. FACULTY OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE:

Department of Geography

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Geography (Physical Geography)
    ii. Ph.D/M.Phil Geography (Human Geography)
    iii. Ph.D/M.Phil Geography (Population and Development)
    iv. M.Sc Geography (Physical Geography)
    v. M.Sc Geography (Human Geography)
    vi. M.Sc Geography (Population and Development)
    vii. M.Sc Land Resources (Land Development)
    viii.M.Sc Land Resources (Land Administration)
    ix. Postgraduate Diploma in Land Administration (PGDLA)

Department of Environmental Management

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Environmental Management
    ii. M.Sc Environmental Management
    iii. Masters in Environmental Management (MEM)
    iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management (PGDEM)
  2. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE (IIIBF):
  3. a) M.Sc Islamic Banking and Finance
    b) Masters in Islamic Banking and Finance (MIBF)
    c) Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance (PGDIBF)
  4. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING:

Department of Agricultural Engineering

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Agricultural Engineering with specialization in: Farm Power and Machinery Engineering; Soil and Water Engineering; Processing and Storage Engineering
    ii. M.Eng Agricultural Engineering with specialization in: Farm Power and Machinery Engineering; Soil and Water Engineering; Processing and Storage Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil (Energy Engineering)
    ii. Ph.D/M.Phil (Production Engineering)
    iii. Ph.D/M.Phil Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.
    iv. M.Eng (Energy Engineering)
    v. M.Eng (Production Engineering)
    vi. M.Eng Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.
    vii. Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME)

Department of Electrical Engineering

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Electrical Engineering
    ii. M.Eng. Electrical Engineering with specialization in (a) Communication Engineering, (b) Control & Instrumentation Engineering (c) Power & Machines Engineering (d) Electronics Engineering
    iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (PGDEE)

Department of Civil Engineering

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Civil Engineering (Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Transportation Highway Engineering)
    ii. M.Eng Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Management, Transportation, Highway Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering)
    iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (PGDCE)
  2. FACULTY OF LAW:
  3. Ph.D Law
    ii. LL.M Islamic Law
    iii. LL.M Commercial Law
    iv. LL.M Public Law
    v. LL.M International Law
    vi. Masters in Business and Commercial Law (MBCL)
  4. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE:

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Agricultural Economics
    ii. M.Sc Agricultural Economics
    iii. M.Sc Agricultural Extension
    iv. Ph.D/M.Phil Agricultural Economics (Livelihood and Natural Resources Economics)
    v. M.Sc Agricultural Economics (Livelihood and Natural Resources Economics)

Department of Soil Science

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Soil Science
    ii. M.Sc Soil Science

Department of Agronomy

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Agronomy
    ii. Ph.D/M.Phil Agronomy with specialization in Crops and Cropping Systems in the Dry
    iii. M.Sc Agronomy
    iv. M.Sc Agronomy with specialization in Crops and Cropping Systems in the Dry Lands
    v. Postgraduate Diploma in Horticulture (PGDH)
    vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Irrigation Agronomy (PGDIA)
    vii. Postgraduate Diploma in Dryland Agriculture (PGDDA)

Department of Crop Protection

  1. M.Sc Crop Protection with Specialization in (Agricultural Entomology), (Phytomycology), (Phytobacteriology), (Phytovirology) and (Phytonematology).

Department of Animal Science

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Animal Science with Specialization in any of the following areas: Pasture Production and Range Management; Ruminant Nutrition; Monogastric Nutrition; Animal Reproduction and Physiology; Animal Products and Processing;
    ii. M.Sc Animal Science with Specialization in any of the following areas: Pasture Production and Range Management; Ruminant Nutrition; Monogastric Nutrition; Animal Reproduction and Physiology; Animal Products and Processing;
    iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science (PGDAS)
    iv. Ph.D/M.Phil Dryland Agriculture with specialization in Range and Livestock Management
    v. M.Sc Dryland Agriculture with specialization in Range and Livestock Management
  2. FACULTY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

Department of Computer Science

  1. M.Sc Computer Science
    ii. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)

Department of Information Technology (IT)

  1. Masters in Information and Communication Technology (MICT)
  2. FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES:

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Pharmacology
    ii. M.Sc Pharmacology.
  2. FACULTY OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES:

Department of Physiotherapy

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Physiotherapy
    ii. M.Sc Physiotherapy
    iii. Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

Department of Medical Laboratory Science

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil MLS with areas of specialization
    a. Chemical Pathology/Clinical Chemistry
    b. Haematology and Blood Transfusion Sciences
    c. Histopathology
    d. Medical Bacteriology
    e. Medical Mycology
    f. Medical Parasitology and Entomology
    g. Medical Virology
    h. Immunology
    ii. M.Sc Medical Laboratory Science with areas of specialization
    a. Chemical Pathology/Clinical Chemistry
    b. Haematology and Blood Transfusion Sciences
    c. Histopathology
    d. Medical Bacteriology
    e. Medical Mycology
    f. Medical Parasitology and Entomology
    g. Medical Virology
    h. Immunology
    iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science (PGDMLS) with areas of specialization in:
    a. Chemical Pathology/Clinical Chemistry
    b. Haematology and Blood Transfusion
    c. Histopathology
    d. Medical Microbiology
  2. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES:

Department of Physiology

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Human Physiology
    ii. M.Sc Human Physiology

Department of Biochemistry

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Biochemistry
    ii. M.Sc Biotechnology
    iii. M.Sc Biochemistry with the specialization in any of the following areas; Medical; Toxicology; Nutrition; Environmental; Industrial

Department of Anatomy

  1. Ph.D Anatomy
    ii. M.Sc Anatomy
  2. FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES:

Department of Microbiology Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  1. M.Sc Human Reproduction
    ii. Masters in Reproductive Health (MRH)

Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology

  1. Ph.D/M.Phil Medical Microbiology with specialization in Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Immunology and Mycology
    ii. M.Sc Medical Microbiology with specialization in Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Immunology and Mycology

Department of Otorhinolaryngology

  1. M.Sc Otorhinolaryngology

Department of Community Medicine

  1. M.Sc Public Health.

BUK PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A) To qualify for admission into BUKZaria postgraduate Diploma (PGD) programme,  applicants must be a graduate of the Bayero Universityor any other University recognized by the Senate of BUK Zaria, or persons who hold qualifications adjudged by the Senate of the Bayero University to be equivalent to first degree or holders of recognized Higher National
  2. B) To qualify for admission into a Master’s degree programme at BUKZaria, applicants should be graduates with not less than Second Class Honours degrees in the Lower Division.
  3. C) Applicants for admission into BUKZaria postgraduate programmes for Doctoral degree should be graduates of the  or any other University recognized by the Senate of the Bayero University, who possess Master’s degrees with dissertation and course work  average,  which should not be less than 60%.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for any of the PGD courses offered in BUK 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 BUK 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 Bayero University(BUK) 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 BUK 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 BUKis, Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from BUKor 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 Bayero 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 BUK 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 Bayero 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 BUK 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 BUK 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.

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

Please note that the BUK 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.