List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In BIU

The management of Benson Idahosa 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 Benson Idahosa 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 BIU.

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

  1. The BIUPG 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 BIU or not.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In BIU 1

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

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

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

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In BIU

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D) AND MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (M. PHIL.) IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

 

  1. Animal Breeding and Genetics
  2. Agricultural Economics
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Microbiology
  5. Mathematics
  6. Accounting and Finance
  7. Economics
MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.SC.) IN:
  1. Animal Science/Livestock Production
  2. Agricultural Economics and Extension Services
  3. Agronomy
  4. Biochemistry
  5. Microbiology
  6. Mathematics
  7. Accounting/Finance
  8. Business Administration
  9. Economics
  10. Political Science and Public administration
  11. Computer Science
OTHER MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES:
  1. Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy
  2. Master of Arts in English Language
  3. Master of Business Administration (Executive M.B.A)
  4. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration and Planning
  5. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Guidance and Counselling
  6. Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN:
  1. Education
  2. Animal Science/Livestock Production
  3. Agricultural Economics and Extension Services
  4. Agronomy
  5. Microbiology
  6. Computer Science
  7. Public Administration
  8. Banking and Finance

BIU PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to pursue a postgraduate Diploma Programme, a candidate shall possess:

  1. A Bachelors Degree of Benson Idahosa University of Benson Idahosa University or of any University recognized for this purpose by the senate of Benson Idahosa University or
  2. A Higher National Diploma of a Polytechnic recognized for the purpose by the senate of Benson Idahosa University or
  3. Any qualification deemed by the Senate of Benson Idahosa University to be acceptable

A person so accepted may be required to take a qualifying examination

MASTERS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to pursue a Masters Degree Programme a candidate shall possess:

  1. A first class or a Second Class honours degree of Benson Idahosa University or any university so recognized for the purpose by Senate of Benson Idahosa University or
  2. An H.N.D at Upper Credit Level of a polytechnic so recognized by the Senate of Benson Idahosa University or
  3. Any qualification deemed by the Senate of Benson Idahosa University to be appropriate.

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for any of the PGD courses offered in BIU 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 BIU 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 Benson Idahosa University(BIU) 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 BIU 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 BIUis, Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from BIUor 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 Benson Idahosa 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 BIU 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 Benson Idahosa 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 BIU 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 BIU 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.

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

Please note that the BIU 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.