List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In RSU


The management of Rivers State 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 RSU 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 RSU.

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

  1. The RSUPG 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 RSU or not.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In RSU 1


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

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

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

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In RSU

A. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
1. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Agricultural Economics
b. MSc, PhD Agricultural Economics with specialization in:
a. Agric-business Management and Marketing
b. Production Economics and Farm Management
c. Agricultural Finance
d. Resource and Environmental Economics
2. Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
b. MSc, PhD in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with
specialization in:
i. Agricultural Extension Administration
ii. Agricultural Extension Communication
iii. Rural Sociology
iv. Community and Rural Development
3. Department of Animal Science
a. PGD in Animal Science
b. MSc, PhD Animal Science with specialization in:
i. Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
ii. Animal Production and Management
iii. Animal Physiology and Reproduction
iv. Animal Breeding and Genetics
4. Department of Crop/Soil Science
a. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
i) PGD Crop Science
ii) PGD Soil Science
b. MSc, PhD in Crop Science with specialization in:
i) Plant Pathology
ii) Crop Physiology
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iii) Crop Production
iv) Plant bleeding and genetics
v) Environmental crop Science
vi) Farming Systems
vii) Entomology
viii) Horticulture
c. MSc, PhD in Soil Science with Specialization in:
a) Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
b) Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
c) Soil physics and Conservation
d) Environmental Soil Science
e) Soil survey and Land use planning
f) Soil fertility and Fertilizer Technology
g) Pedology
5. Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment
a. PGD in Fisheries and Aquatic Environment
b. MSc, PhD Fisheries and Aquatic Environment with Specialization in:
i. Aquatic Ecology
ii. Aquaculture
iii. Fisheries Biology
iv. Fisheries Management and Policy
v. Fish Processing and Utilization
vi. Fish Nutrition
6. Department of Food Science and Technology
a. PGD Food Science and Technology
b. MSc, PhD in Food Science and Technology with Specialization in:
i) Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
ii) Food Chemistry/Biochemistry
iii) Food Quality Control and Assurance
iv) Food Processing and Storage Technology
7. Department of Forestry and Environment
a. PGD forestry and Environment
b. MSc, PhD Forestry and Environment with Specialization in
i. Forest Pathology
ii. Forest Ecology and Environmental Management
iii. Agro-Forestry, Silviculture and Tree Improvement
iv. Forest Soil and Microbiology
v. Forest Biometrics and Mensuration
vi. Wood Science and Technology
vii. Medicinal Plants and Phytomedicine
viii. Wildlife Resources Management
ix. Wildlife Ecology and Ecotourism
L. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES (Full Time and Part Time)
1 Department of Human Anatomy
a. PGD, MSc, PhD with specialization in:
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i. Clinical and Radiological Anatomy
ii. Embryology and Andrology
iii. Neuroscience
iv. Biological and Forensic Anatomy
v. Microscopic Anatomy
vi. Genetics and Genomics
vii. Sports Anatomy
viii. Gross and Comparative Anatomy
1. Department of Medical Biochemistry
a. PGD, MSc, PhD with specialization in:
i. Medical /Clinical Biochemistry
ii. Toxicological / Environmental Biochemistry
iii. Pharmacological Biochemistry
iv. Nutritional Biochemistry
v. Forensic Biochemistry
vi. Endocrinology/Immunobiochemistry
3. Department of Human Physiology
a. PGD, MSc, PhD with specialization in:
i. Cell, General and Molecular Physiology
ii. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
iii. Renal and Body Fluids Physiology
iv. Reproductive and Endocrine Physiology
v. Environmental and Metabolic Physiology
vi. Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Physiology
vii. Exercise and Sports Physiology
viii. Electro Physiology
4. Department of Nursing Science
a. PGD, MSc, PhD with specialization in:
i. Community/Public Health Nursing
ii. Maternal and Child Health Nursing.
iii. Medical Surgical Nursing.
iv. Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing.
v. Nursing Administration and Management
vi. Nursing Education.
5. Department of Public Health Sciences
a. PGD, in Public Health with specialization in:
i. Public Health
ii. Health Information Management
b. MSc, PhD, Public Health with specialization in:
i. Epidemiology
ii. Environmental Health
iii. Health Education and Promotion
iv. Public Health Nutrition
v. Health Policy and Management
vi. Population and Reproductive Health
vii. Occupational Health and Safety
viii. Biostatistics
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ix. Demography and Health
x. Health Information Management
6. FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCE
Department of Community Medicine MPH, DrPH with specialization in:
i. Epidemiology
ii. Health Systems Management,
iii. Population/Reproductive Health
iv. Occupational Health
B. i. MSc, Health Management
7. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
1. Department of Adult Education and Community Development
MEd, PhD Adult Education and Community Studies
2. Department of Business Education
a) MEd Business Education
MSc (Ed) Business Education with the following areas of specialization:
i) Accountancy
ii) Entrepreneurship
iii) Office Management and Technology
c) PhD Business Education
3. Department of Educational Foundations
MEd, PhD with the following areas of specialization:
i) Philosophy of Education
ii) History and Policy of Education
iii) Sociology of Education
iv) Curriculum and Instruction
v) Educational Technology
vi) Educational Psychology
vii) Educational Measurement and Evaluation
ix) Guidance and Counseling
4. Department of Science Education
MSc (Ed) PhD Science Education, with specialization in:
i) Biology
ii) Chemistry
iii) Mathematics
iv) Physics
5. Department of Vocational and Technology Education
a) MSc (Ed) Agricultural Education, with specialization in:
i) Administration
ii) Community Development
iii) Agricultural Resources and Environment
b. PhD, Agricultural Education
c. MSc (Ed) PhD, Technical Education, with specialization in:
i) Building Technology
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ii) Electrical/Electronics Technology
iii) Mechanical Technology
6. Department of Educational Management
a. MEd, PhD in Educational Management
7. Department of Library and Information Science
a) PGD, MLIS, PhD Library and Information Science with specialization in:
b) School Library and Media Technology
c) Information Science
d) Archives and Records Management
e) Book Trade and Publishing
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
i) PGDE (Full-time, Sandwich and Weekend)
a) Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
ii) The following Master’s Degree MEd, MSc degree programmes are
available in Sandwich programmes only in the Institute of Education.
1. Department of Adult Education and Community Development
M.Ed in Adult Education and Community Development
2. Department of Business Education
M.Ed Business Education
M.Sc (Ed) Business Education with Specialization in:
(a) Accountancy
(b) Entrepreneurship
(c) Office Management and Technology
(d) Economics Education
3. Department of Educational Foundations: M.Ed in:
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Technology
Guidance and Counseling
History and Policy of Education
Measurement and Evaluation
Philosophy of Education
Sociology of Education
4. Department of Educational Management
M.Ed Educational Management
5. Department of Science Education
M.Sc(Ed) Science Education with Specializations in
(a) Biology
(b) Chemistry
(c) Mathematics
(d) Physics
6. Department of Vocational and Technology Education
A. M.Sc. (Ed) Agricultural Education with specializations in:-
(i) Administration
(ii) Community Development
(iii) Agricultural Resources and Environment
B. M.Sc (Ed) Technical Education with Specializations in:
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(i) Electrical and Electronics Technology
(ii) Mechanical Technology
(iii) Building Technology
The following PhD Degree Programmes are available in Sandwich
programmes only in the Institute of Education.
1. Department of Educational Foundations
PhD Curriculum and Instruction
PhD Educational Technology
PhD Guidance and Counseling
PhD History and Policy of Education
PhD Measurement and Evaluation
PhD Philosophy of Education
PhD Sociology of Education
2. Department of Educational Management
PhD Educational Management
3. Department of Science Education
PhD Science Education
4. Department of Vocational and Technology Education
PhD Agricultural Education
PhD Technical Education
8. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
1. Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
a. PGD Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
b. M.Tech/PhD Programmes with specialization in:
i. Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
ii. Soil and Water Engineering
iii. Agricultural Products Processing Storage Engineering
iv. Environmental Engineering
2. Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
a. PGD, M.Tech, PhD Chemical Engineering
3. Department of Civil Engineering
b) PGD Programme Civil Engineering
c) M.Tech and PhD Programme in:
i) Geotechnical Engineering
ii) Water Resources Engineering
iii) Highway Transportation Engineering
iv) Structural Engineering
4. Department of Electrical Engineering
a) PGD Programme in:
i) Power Engineering Option
ii) Electronics Engineering Option
b) MTech Programme in:
i) Power Engineering Option
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ii) Electronics Engineering Option
iii) Communications Engineering Option
c) PhD Programme in:
i) Power Engineering Option
ii) Electronic and Communication Options
5. Department of Marine Engineering
a) PGD Programme Marine Engineering
b) M.Tech, PhD Programmes Marine Engineering with Specialization in
i) Power Plant Option
ii) Naval Architecture and Ship Building Option
iii) Offshore and Subsea Engineering Option
6. Department of Mechanical Engineering
a) PGD Mechanical Engineering
b) M.Tech, Mechanical Engineering with specialization in:
i. Thermo-Fluid Option
ii. Production Option
c) PhD Programme in Thermo-Fluid Option
7 Department of Petroleum Engineering
a. PGD, M.Tech, PhD Petroleum Engineering
FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
1. Department of Architecture
i) MSc, PhD Architecture
2. Department of Estate Management
c) PGD, Estate Management
d) MSc, Estate Management with specialization in:
i. Investment Analysis and Valuation
ii. Real Estate Development Appraisal and Project Management
iii. Facility and Property Management
iii. Environmental Valuation and Management
iv. Land Management and Sustainable Development
3. PhD Estate Management
4. Department of Urban and Regional Planning
i) PGD, PhD Urban and Regional Planning
ii) MSc Housing Studies
iii) MSc Geographic Information System (GIS) and Urban Informatics
iv) MSc Urban Design
v) MSc Disaster Risk Assessment, Planning and Management
vi) PGD, MSc Transport Planning
4. Department of Surveying and Geomatics
i) PGD, MSc, PhD Surveying and Geomatics
D FACULTY OF LAW (FULL TIME AND PART TIME)
A. PGD the following areas:
a) Petroleum and Environmental Law
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b) Land Law and Land Administration
c) Labour Law and Industrial Relations
d) Customary Law and Practice
B. Master of Laws (LLM)
C. MA in Law and Diplomacy
D. Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
E. PhD in Law, with the following options:
i) International Law and Human Rights
ii) Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence
iii) Petroleum, Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law
iv) Property and Compensation Law
v) International Trade Law and International Economic Law, including Globalisation
vi) Comparative Criminal Law and Penology
vii) Labour and Industrial Relations law
viii) Business, Commercial and Intellectual Property Law
ix) Customary, Family and Medical Law
F. PhD in Law and Diplomacy
E. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (FULL TIME AND PART TIME)
a) PGD in the following:
i) Accountancy
ii) Finance
iii) Management
iv) Marketing
v) Office and Information Management
vi) Supply Chain and Logistics Management
vii) Transport Management
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viii) Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
ix) Public Sector Financial Management
x) Project Management
1) Department of Accountancy
a. MSc, MPhil, PhD, in the following areas:
i) Accountancy
ii) Taxation
iii) Public Sector Accounting
2) Department of Banking and Finance
a. MSc, PhD, in the following areas:
i) Banking and Finance
ii) Quantitative Finance
iii) Corporate Finance
iv) Financial Markets
v) Public Sector Financial Management
b. MPhil Finance
3) Department of Management
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a. MSc, MPhil, PhD, in the following areas:
i) Human Resource Management
ii) Industrial Relations
iii) Business Policy
iv) Organizational Behaviour
v) Management
vi) Project Management
vii) Production and Operations Management
4) Department of Marketing
a. MSc, MPhil, PhD, in the following:
i) Marketing
ii) Supply Chain and Logistics Management
iii) Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
5) Department of Office and Information Management
a. MSc, MPhil, PhD Office and Information Management
b. MSc, PhD Strategic Admin/Strategic Information Management
F. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
2. Department of Microbiology
a) PGD the following areas:
i) Microbiology
ii) Public Health
b) MSc, PhD in the following areas:
i) Food Microbiology
ii) Industrial Microbiology
iii) Environmental Microbiology
iv) Public Health Microbiology
i) Clinical/Pathogenic Microbiology
2. Department of Animal and Environmental Biology
a) PGD in Animal and Environmental Biology
b) MSc, PhD in the following areas of Specialization:
i. Applied Entomology
ii Hydrobiology/Ecotoxicology
iii Ecology/Environmental Biology
iv) Marine Biology and Marine Pollution Studies
3. Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology
a) PGD Plant Science and Biotechnology
b) M Sc, Ph D Plant Science and Biotechnology with specialization in:
i) Plant Physiology and Biotechnology
ii) Plant Breeding
iii) Plant Ecology
iv) Cytogenetics
v) Taxonomy and Systematic
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vi) Plant Pathology
4. Department of Chemistry
a) PGD in Chemistry
b) MSc, PhD in Chemistry with the following options:
i) Analytical Chemistry
ii) Environmental Chemistry
iii) Inorganic Chemistry
iv) Organic and Natural Products Chemistry
ii) Physical Chemistry
5. Department of Computer Science (FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME)
a) PGD, MSc, PhD in Computer Science
6. Department of Medical Laboratory Science
a. PGD, Medical Laboratory Science with specialization in:
i) Medical Microbiology
ii) Chemical Pathology
iii) Hematology and Blood Transfusion Science
iv) Histopathology and Cytology
b. MSc Medical Laboratory Science with specialization in:
i) Medical Microbiology
ii) Chemical Pathology
iii) Hematology and Blood Transfusion Science
iv) Biorisk Management
vi. Histopathology and Cytology
c. PhD Medical Laboratory Science with specialization in:
i) Medical Microbiology
ii) Chemical Pathology
iii) Hematology and Blood Transfusion Science
7. Department of Mathematics
a) PGD Applied Statistics
b) MSc, PhD the following areas:
i) Applied Mathematics
ii) Applied Statistics
7. Department of Physics
a. PGD with specialization in:
i) Applied Geophysics
ii) Radiation and Environmental Physics
b. MSc with specialization in:
i) Applied Geophysics
ii) Radiation and Environmental Physics
iii) Theoretical Physics
c. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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i. Theoretical Physics
ii) Applied Geophysics
iii) Astrophysics/Astronomy
iv) Radiation and Environmental Physics
9. Department of Maritime Science (Executive Part Time)
a. PGD Maritime Transport
b. M.Sc Shipping Management
c. M.Sc Maritime Transport
d. PhD Maritime Transport
H FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
1 Department of English Language and Literature -in- English
(a) PGD, MA, PhD English Language
(b) PGD, MA, PhD Literature- in- English
2 Department of French
(a) PGD, MA French
3 Department of History and International Diplomacy
(a) PGD, MA, PhD History and International Diplomacy
4 Department of Philosophy
(a) PGD, MA, PhD Philosophy
5 Department of Religious and Cultural Studies
(a) PGD, MA, PhD Religious and Cultural Studies
6 Department of Theatre and Film Studies
( a) PGD, MA, PhD Theatre Arts
I FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
2. Department of Political Science
(a) PGD, MSc, PhD Local Government Administration
(b) PGD, MSc, PhD Public Administration
(c) PGD, MSc, PhD Peace, Conflict and Security Studies
(d) MPA Public Administration
4. Department of Sociology
(a) PGD Sociology
(b) MSc, PhD Sociology with specialization in:
i. Industrial Sociology and Labour Relations
ii) Sociology of Development
iii) Social Work and Gender Studies
iv) Sociology of Crime and Security Studies
5. Department of Economics
a) PGD Economics
b) MSc, MPhil, PhD with specialization in:
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i. Development Economics and Planning
ii. International Economics and Finance
iii). Environmental Economics and Policy
iv). Monetary Economics
v) Mathematical Economics and Econometrics
vi) Petroleum and Energy Economics
J. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES
a. PGD Mass Communication
b. MSc Communication and Development Studies
c. PhD Mass Communication
K. INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
a. PGD with specialization in:
i) Environmental Management and Control
ii) Disaster/Environmental Risk Management
b) MSc, with specialization in:
i) Environmental Management and Control
ii) Disaster/Environmental Risk Management
c) PhD with specialization in:
i. Environmental Management and Control
ii. Disaster/Environmental Risk Management


RSU PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Below are the admission requirements for PGD, Masters and Ph.D programmes, in this post we have broken down the admission requirements for all levels of PG programmes respectively. Simply go through them to confirm any of the PG courses offered in RSU that you are eligible to apply for.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for any of the PGD courses offered in RSU 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 RSU 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 Rivers State University(RSU) 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 RSU 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 RSUis, Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from RSUor 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 Rivers State 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 RSU 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 Rivers State 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 RSU 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 RSU 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.

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

Please note that the RSU 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.

 


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