Admission


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for entry into the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) for studies leading to various degree awards in the following schools and programmes. The Programmes are run either on full-time [Particularly for Ph.D and Maters (with research)] or flexible time bases. Candidates should pick an option.

1. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

a) Postgraduate Diploma Programme in: i) Christian Theology ii) Journalism iii) Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution b) Master of Arts/Science Programmes in: i) Journalism ii) Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme (By Research) in: i) Christian Theology ii) Islamic Studies iii) English and Literary Studies with specialisation in English Language, Literature in English, African Oral Literature iv) Mass Communication v) International Relations

2. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

a) Postgraduate Diploma Programme in: i) Banking and Finance ii) Cooperative Management iii) Corporate Governance iv) Financial Management v) Human Resource Management vi) Local Government Management b) MBA Programme in: i) Banking and Finance ii) Corporate Governance iii) Financial Management iv) Human Resource Management v) Marketing c) Masters in Public Administration Programme (MPA) with specialisation in: i) Public Personnel Management ii) Hospital Administration iii) Local Government Administration c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme (By Research) in: i) Public Administration

 

3 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) b) Master of Education (M.Ed) in: i) Educational Administration of Planning ii) Educational Technology c) Master of Science Education [M.Sc (Ed)] d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme i) Educational Leadership with specialisation in: ? Education Administration ? Educational Management ii) Science Education iii) Mathematics Education iv) Educational Technology All programmes in the school are by coursework and research.

4. SCHOOL OF LAW a) Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting b) Master of Laws (LL.M) .

 

5 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

a) Postgraduate Diploma in i) Agricultural Extension and Management ii) Digital Communication iii) HIV/AIDs Education and Management iv) Information Technology b) Master of Science (M.Sc) Programme in Information Technology (with Internet Applications) c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme by Research in: i) Agricultural Extension and Management ii) Applied Mathematics (Industrial Option) iii) Crop Production/Protection iv) Animal Production v) Applied Biology vi) Polymer Science vii) Environmental Science/Climate Change ix) Waste Management


6. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

a) To qualify for admission into any of the postgraduate programmes of the University, a candidate must meet, among others, all matriculation requirements of at least five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics. Some programmes accept at least a pass in Mathematics. b) For Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, candidates must possess either a minimum of pass Bachelors degree in any discipline from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN OR a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit. For Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting, the candidate must have been called to the Bar. Also for admission into the School of Business and Human Resource Management Postgraduate Diploma programmes, candidates with Professional qualifications such as ACA, ACIS, ACIB, ACII, ACIA, etc may be considered on individual merit. c) For Master degree programmes, candidates must possess either a Bachelors degree with a minimum of second class lower in the relevant field of study from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN. However, holders of lower classification and with a minimum of 2 years of relevant post- qualification experience may be considered on individual merit OR a Postgraduate Diploma in related field of study from a recognised University OR a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit in the relevant field. Membership of relevant professional bodies may apply for the Master of business (MBA) Programme. d) For the Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes, candidates must possess a masters degree in relevant field of study from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN with a minimum score average of not less than 60% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.

7 GENERAL INFORMATION NOUN: operates a flexible mode of Study that allows a student to determine the place, pace, time and medium of study. Student support services are available at all our Study Centres nationwide

8 METHOD OF APPLICATION: Application should be completed on line Procedure for online of Application form i) Walk into any of the following bank: Access Bank Plc Afribank Plc Bank PHB First City Monument Bank Guaranty Trust Bank Intercontinental Bank Plc Standbic/IBTC Oceanic Bank Skye Bank Spring Bank Sterling Bank UBA Union Bank Zenith Bank ii) Pay the sum of N7,500.00 for Postgraduate and Master’s programme, and N10,000.00 for Ph.D programme. iii) Obtain a NOUN Teller and the E-tranzact receipt which has two numbers. iv) Take your Teller to the nearest Study Centre and obtain a University receipt and Bursary pin number as well as a copy of the University prospectus. v) Go to a Cyber café or anywhere you can access the internet. vi) Type www.nounonline.com to get the allocation form. vii) Use your Receipt No and confirmation numbers containing the E-tranzact receipt as well as the Bursary pin number to access your NOUN online application form. viii) Complete the application form by providing the required information. ix) After completion, the candidate can re-open the form as he /she like before the closing date for editing and/or additional information. x) An acknowledgement will be sent by the University to the candidate’s e-mail address to confirm receipt of the application.

9 NOTE: Candidates are advised to forward transcripts of their academic records and three (3) referees report, 2 of which must be from persons very well acquainted with the candidate’s academic work, to the Registrar of the NOUN 10)

ATTENTION: Successful full-time candidates for the Ph.d and Master Degree by research may be considered for the position of Honorary Assistant Course Coordinator in the respective schools. The position will attract some limited financial support.