Requirements


 
Entry Requirements


For candidates applying for the B.A. and BSc. programmes, a minimum of five credits which must include English language and Mathematics is required. Some specific programmes may also require compulsory credit grade in a third subject.

Candidates for admission into Post-Graduate Programmes must possess any one of the following; a second class lower degree, third-class degree from a related field or a pass degree from a related field with a minimum three years related experience. A minimum of second-class lower division may be accepted for candidates from a different field who may wish to apply. Applicants with the HND qualification should ensure that they possess the Upper Credit grade to qualify for admission into the Post - Graduate Diploma programme in the school.


The Faculty accepts a Post-Graduate Diploma or a minimum second-class degree for those applying for a Masters degree Programme.

Please note that all post graduate applicants must also satisfy the ordinary level requirements before being considered for admission.

 

Programme Title

Programme Code

Admission Requirement

Special Consideration

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

BSc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2202

Students who wish to enroll for this programme must possess:

Five ‘O’ level credit passes in SSCE at not more than two sittings, two of which must be English Language and Mathematics;

Holders of first degree from other universities may also be considered for the Direct Entry;

Direct Entry Candidates will be permitted to join in year two of the programme, but they may still be required to do some of the year one courses to be able to graduate.

 

BSc. Criminology and Security Studies

2201

Students aspiring to enroll for this programme must possess:

Five ‘O’ level credits in not more than two sittings in the Senior School Certificate Examination (i. e five credits in S.S.C.E/ G.C.E ‘O’ Level/ NECO/ NABTEB passes in Grade 6 and above) of which two must be English Language and Mathematics.

 

B.A. Christian Theology

2207

For admission into the Bachelor of Arts Programme in Christian theology, the School:

Requires a minimum of five credits, two of which must include English and Mathematics.

Merit passes in Diploma in Theology for Direct Entry into the 200 level for the BA Theology Programme may be considered.

Candidates who have Diploma in Christian Theology from NOUN with an average of B average in addition to four credits shall be considered for placement at the 200 level of the BA programme.

 

B.A. Islamic Studies

2208

Students aspiring to enroll for this programme must possess

five credits in not more than two sittings at G.C.E, S.S.C.E, NECO or its equivalent ; The credits must include English Language and Mathematics.

General University direct entry requirements WAEC / Advanced Level, National Diploma or equivalent.

 

BSc. Mass Communication

2204

Students aspiring to enroll for this programme must posses:

Five ‘O’ level credit passes in SSCE at not more than two sittings, three of which must be English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics.

National Diploma holders from relevant disciplines from institutions recognized by NOUN may also be considered for Direct Entry; OND (Upper Credit), HND (Lower Credit).

 

B.A. English

2205

Students aspiring to enroll for this programme must possess:

Five credits at not more than two sittings in G.C.E, S.S.C.E, NECO or its equivalent, three of which must be in the English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics.

General University direct entry requirements WAEC / Advanced Level, National Diploma or equivalent and B.A in relevant areas.

 

B.A. French and International Studies

2206

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted for the Bachelor of Arts in French and International Studies, a candidate is expected to have:

  1. Five (5) credit passes which must include the following subjects; English Language, French and Mathematics at not more than two sittings at the WAEC or NECO.

    OR
  1. NOUN Diploma in French, Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), National Diploma level Certificates, Diploma in French from the Nigeria French Language Village or a minimum of B1 (DELF/DALF) of Alliance Française, with merit pass in French in addition to three O’ level credit passes, one of which must be English Language and a pass in Mathematics. Candidates who posses these requirements may be considered for entry into the 200 level of the programme. Those who hold B2, C1 and C2 (DELF/DALF) of the Alliance Française are at an advantage.

OR

  1. Candidates without the knowledge of French may also apply. However, such candidates must satisfy other admission requirements as stated in (a) above. Candidate admitted will be required to take a one-year intensive course in French during the first year making a total of 10 semesters as against 8 semesters in (a) above.

Concession: However, matured candidates with lesser qualifications to the ones stated above, but who must have attained forty-five years of age and having had minimum of ten years of cognate experience in any recognised organisation where his/her daily routine is dependent on the course of study, could be admitted on concession

 

BSc. Political Science 2211

To be admitted into the programme, prospective students are expected, in addition to the entry requirements of the National Open University of Nigeria, to have:

At least five credits in SSCE, NECO or GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent at not more than two sittings. The credit passes must include English Language, Government, and  Mathematics.

Or        NCE (Political Science and/or Economics related combinations) or GCE A/L passes in any two of the following – Government, History, Economics, Geography, Accounting and Business Management (with a minimum of a credit grade in the two subjects), OND in the relevant discipline or its equivalent with merit pass / upper credit in Government/History/Political Science in addition to five ‘O’ level credit passes, three of which must be English Language, Government and Mathematics.

 

     However, mature candidates with lesser qualifications to the ones stated above, but who must have attained forty-five years of age and having had a minimum of ten years of cognate experience in any recognised organisation where his/her daily routine is dependent on the course of study, could be admitted on concession.
B.Sc. International and Diplomatic Studies 2213

To be admitted for the Bachelor of Science in International and Diplomatic Studies, a candidate is expected to have:

  1. Five (5) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three of the following: Government, History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies and Commerce.

Or       

 

  1. For direct entry, candidates must be holders of NCE in Government/Economics/Geography/History or any related combinations or GCE Advanced Levels passes in any two subjects, which must include any of these: Government, History, Economics, Geography, Accounting or Business Management (with a minimum of a credit grade in the two subjects). Upper Credit pass in OND in the relevant discipline or its equivalent with merit pass in Government/History/Political Science in addition to three ‘O’ level credit passes, two of which must be English Language and Government would also be accepted.
 

 

 

NOTE: All direct entry candidates must satisfy the ordinary level requirements before being considered for admission into any undergraduate programme in the school.

 

 

 

 

 

PGD in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2303

Students who wish to enroll for this programme must be:

Graduates from a recognized university with at least second-class lower division, third class or Persons with qualifications adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree may be admitted into the programme.

Holders of a HND with a minimum of Upper Credit from a recognized institution may also apply.

 

PGD Criminology and Security Studies

2301

Students who wish to enroll for this programme must be:

Graduates from a recognized university with at least second-class lower division, third class or Persons with qualifications adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree may be admitted into the programme.

Persons with qualifications adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree;

Holders of HND with a minimum of Upper Credit from a recognized institution may also apply.

 

PGD in Christian Theology

2308

For admission into the post-graduate diploma in Christian theology, the School accepts:

Graduates from a recognized university with at least second-class lower division, third class or Persons with qualifications adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree may be admitted into the programme.

Holders of a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit from a recognized institution may also apply.

 

PGD in Journalism

2307

Students who wish enroll for this programme must be:

Graduates from a recognized university with at least second-class lower division, third class or Persons with qualifications adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree may be admitted into the programme.

Holders of a HND with a minimum of Upper Credit from a recognized institution may also apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2402

Candidates with a minimum of second- class lower division in relevant social science related subjects from a recognised University may be admitted, provided the matriculation requirements are met;

A candidate with a good post- graduate diploma in Peace Studies from a recognised University may also be admitted.

 

MSc. Mass Communication

2401

Candidates with minimum of first degree in Mass Communication - second- class lower division from any recognised University may be admitted, provided the matriculation requirements are met;

Candidates with good post- graduate diploma in Mass Communication from a recognized University may also be admitted provided matriculation requirement is met.

 

M.A. English Language

2403

Candidates for this programme shall be holders of an honours degree in English from Universities recognised by the Senate of National Open University of Nigeria.

However graduates in related disciplines may also be considered.

 

M.A. French

2405

Students shall normally be holders of an Honours degree in French from universities recognised by NOUN. However graduates of Linguistics, and other modern languages may also be considered provided they score the required overall minimum points in French.