List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In UDUSOK

The management of Usman Danfodio University Sokoto 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 Usman Danfodio University Sokoto 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 UDUSOK.

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

  1. The UDUSOKPG 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 UDUSOK or not.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In UDUSOK 1

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

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

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

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In UDUSOK

 

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE 
a.Department of Soil SciencePh.D Soil Science, M.Phil. Soil Science, MSc. Soil Science
 
b.Department of Forestry & EnvironmentPh.D. Forestry, M.Phil. Forestry, MSc. Forest Biology & Silviculture,
  Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry
 
c.Department of Animal SciencePh.D. Animal Science, M.Phil. Animal Science, MSc. Animal Science
  Postgraduate Diploma (Livestock Production & Management)
 
d.Department of Agricultural EconomicsPh.D. Agricultural Economics, M.Phil. Agricultural Economics,
  MSc. Agricultural Economics, Postgraduate Diploma (Agric. Econs & Extension)
 
e.Department of Crop SciencePh.D. Crop Science, MSc. Crop Science
 
f.Department of Agric. Ext. & Rural DevelopmentPh.D. Agricultural Extension, M.Phil. Agricultural Extension,
  MSc. Agricultural Extension
 
g.Department of Fisheries & AquacultureM.Phil. Fisheries Management, MSc. Fisheries Management,
  Postgraduate Diploma in Fisheries Management
 
2.FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES 
a.Department of Public AdministrationMaster of Public Administration (MPA),
  Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA)
 
b.Department of Business AdministrationExecutive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
 
3.FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 
a.Department of SociologyPh.D. Sociology, M.Phil. Sociology, MSc. Sociology, Master of Social Policy (MSP)
 
b.Department of Political SciencePh.D. Political Science, M.Phil. Political Science, MSc. Political Science
  Master of International Affairs & Diplomacy (MIAD), Master of Governance and Public Policy (MGPP)
 
c.Department of GeographyPh.D. Geography, M.Phil. Geography, MSc. Geography,
  Master in Gender, Environment and Development (M.GED)
  Master in Geographic Information System (M.GIS)
  Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information System (PGDGIS)
 
d.Department of EconomicsMSc. Economics, Master of Banking and Finance (MBF),
  Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF)
 
4.FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 
a.Department of Vet. AnatomyPh.D. Vet. Anatomy, MSc. Vet. Anatomy
 
b.Department of Vet. Physiology & BiochemistryMSc. Vet. Physiology
   
c.Department of Vet. Pharmacology & ToxicologyPh.D. Vet. Pharmacology, MSc. Vet. Pharmacology
 
d.Department of Vet. MedicinePh.D. Vet. Medicine, MVM Vet. Medicine
 
e.Department of Vet. PathologyPh.D. Vet. Pathology, MSc. Vet. Pathology
 
f.Department of Theriogenology & Animal ProductionPh.D. Theriogenology, MSc. Theriogenology, MSc. Animal Production
 
g.Department of Surgery & RadiologyPh.D. Vet. Surgery, MVS Vet. Surgery
 
h.Department of Vet. Pub. Health & Preventive MedicinePh.D. Preventive Medicine, Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health, MVPH, MPVM
 
i.Department of Vet. MicrobiologyPh.D. Vet. Microbiology, MSc. Vet. Microbiology
 
j.Department of Vet. ParasitologyMSc. Vet. Parasitology
 
5.FACULTY OF ARTS & ISLAMIC STUDIES 
a.Department of ArabicPh.D. Arabic. M.A. Arabic
 
b.Department of Nigerian LanguagesPh.D. Hausa, M.A. Hausa
 
c.Department of Modern European Language & Linguistics.Ph.D. English Language, Ph.D. Literature in English, Ph.D. Linguistics, Ph.D. French, M.Phil. English Language, M.Phil. Literature in English, M.Phil. Linguistics, M.Phil. French, M.A. English Language, M.A. Literature in English, M.A. Linguistics, M.A. French.
 
d.Department of HistoryPh.D. History, M.Phil. History, M.A. History, Masters International Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Migration & Refugee Studies (PGDMRS)
  Postgraduate Diploma in African and Development Studies (PGDADS)
 
e.Deaprtment of Islamic StudiesPh.D. Islamic Studies, M.Phil. Islamic Studies, M.A. Islamic Studies
 
6.FACULTY OF EDUCATION & EXTENSION SERVICES 
a.Department of Adult Education & ExtensionPh.D. Primary Education, M.Phil. Primary Education, M.Ed. Adult Education, M.Ed. Primary Education
 
b.Department of Curriculum & Educational Technology.Ph.D. Language Education, M.Phil. Language Education, M.Ed. Language Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
   
c.Department of Science & Vocational EducationPh.D. Science Education, Ph.D. Maths Education, M.Phil. Science Education
  M.Ed. Science Education, M.Ed. Maths Education.
 
d.Department of Educational FoundationPh.D. Admin & Planning, Ph.D. Sociology of Education, Ph.D. Philosophy of Education,
  Ph.D. Guidance & Counselling, M.Ed. Educational Psychology, M.Ed. Sociology of Education, M.Ed. Philosophy of Education, M.Ed. Guidance & Councelling.
 
7.FACULTY OF SCIENCE 
a.Department of MathematicsPh.D. Mathematics, M.Phil. Mathematics, MSc. Mathematics,
  Ph.D. Statistics, MSc. Statistics, Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS)
  Ph.D. Computer Science, MSc. Computer Science, Master Information Technology (MIT), Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDS).
 
b.Department of BiochemistryPh.D. Biochemistry, M.Phil. Biochemistry, MSc. Biochemistry.
 
c.Department of PhysicsPh.D. Physics, M.Phil. Physics, MSc. Physics
 
d.Department of Biological SciencesPh.D. Botany, M.Phil. Botany, MSc. Botany, Ph.D. Biology, M.Phil. Biology,
  MSc. Biology, Ph.D. Zoology, Postgraduate Diploma in Biological Sciences (PGDBS)
 
e.Department of MicrobiologyPh.D. Microbiology, MSc. Microbiology
 
f.Department of Pure & Applied ChemistryPh.D. Petroleum Chemistry, Ph.D. renewable Energy, Ph.D. Pure Chemistry,
  Ph.D. Applied Chemistry, M.Phil. Petroleum Chemistry, M.Phil. Renewable Energy
  MSc. Pure Chemistry, MSc. Applied Chemistry, MSc. Petroleum Chemistry, MSc. Renewable Energy.
 
8.FACULTY OF MEDICAL LAB SCIENCEMSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Chemical Pathology)
  MSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Hispathology)
  MSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Immunology)
  MSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Microbiology)
  MSc. Medical Laboratory Science (Haematology)
 
9.FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE 
a.Department of Pharmacology & TheriogenologyPh.D. Pharmacology, M.Phil. Pharmacology, MSc. Pharmacology
 
b.Department of Chemical Pathology & ImmunologyPh.D. Chemical Pathology, MSc. Chemical Pathology
 
c.Department of PhysiologyPh.D. Physiology, M.Phil. Physiology, MSc. Physiology
 
d.Department of AnatomyMSc. Anatomy
 
10.FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCESMaster of Public Health (MPH)
 
11.FACULTY OF LAWPh.D. Law, LL.M
  Master of Information and Communication Techology Law (MICTEL)

 

UDUSOK PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(A) POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD)

The following may qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma admission:

  1. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognized institutions.
  2. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) (not HD) with a minimum of Upper Creditpass or its equivalent in relevant areas.
  3. In special cases, holders of HND with minimum of Upper Creditpass in non- related areas may be admitted after passing such tests as may be prescribed by the Departments/Faculties.
  4. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  5. In addition to (i) – (iv) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s minimum requirement(s) for matriculation i.e five (5) relevant O/L credits including English Language & Mathematics.

 

(B) MASTER’S DEGREE (ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL)

The following may qualify for the Masters Degree admission:

  1. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognized institutions who have obtained the approved degree of Bachelor with at least second-class division or its equivalent, or candidates with University degree and appropriate Postgraduate Diploma of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognized institutions with at least a credit level pass.
  2. Candidates whose degrees are unclassified with average of “C” or 50% or above. Such candidates may be subjected to qualifying tests.
  3. Candidates with only Bachelors degree in Third Class division and a relevant Postgraduate Diploma.
  4. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  5. Candidates may be required to pass examination set by departments to which they are seeking admission to determine their suitability for postgraduate work.
  6. In addition to (i) -(v) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e five (5) relevant O/L credits including English Language & Mathematics.

(C) MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (M.PHIL.)

The following may qualify for thMaster of Philosophy admission:

  1. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognized institutions who have obtained a Masters degree with a GPA of less than 3.0 on a 4-point scale or less than 4.0 on 5-point scale.
  2. Holders of a Masters degree in a cognate discipline with a GPA of 4 and above.
  3. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  4. In addition to (i) – (iii) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s minimum requirements for matriculation i.e five (5) relevant O/L credits including English Language & Mathematics.

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

The following may qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy admission:

  1. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and other recognized institutions who have obtained good Masters Degree with a GPA of not less than 4.0 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on a 4-point scale appropriate to the proposed areas of study.
  2. Graduates of Usmanu Danfodiyo University and other recognized institutions who have obtained Masters of Philosophy degree appropriate to the proposed areas of study.
  3. In addition to (i) and (ii) above candidates must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Second Class lower division.
  4. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University.
  5. In addition to (i) – (iv) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e five (5) relevant O/L credits including English Language & Mathematics.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for any of the PGD courses offered in UDUSOK 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 UDUSOK 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 Usman Danfodio University Sokoto(UDUSOK) 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 UDUSOK 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 UDUSOKis, Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from UDUSOKor 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 Usman Danfodio University Sokoto  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 UDUSOK 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 Usman Danfodio University Sokotoor 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 UDUSOK 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 UDUSOK 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.

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

Please note that the UDUSOK 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.