UI Postgraduate Admission Requirements For All Departments.

UI Postgraduates Admission Requirements – The information contained herein is intended as a guide to prospective applicants who is vying  for Postgraduate or higher degree admission in the University of Ibadan.

Candidates are advised to study each of the department and faculty of interest before application. Hopefully, this information would help someone.

UI Postgraduate Admission Requirements

(a) Candidates for admission to higher degree programmes shall normally be graduates of the University of Ibadan or other Universities/Institutions recognised by the Senate. Admission shall be made by the Postgraduate College on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Postgraduate Committee.

(b) Candidates without any previous higher degrees in the relevant discipline may be admitted only to either the Degree of Master or the Professional Degree of Master.

(c) Candidates with recognised “Research Higher” Degree in the relevant discipline may be admitted to the M.Phil or Ph.D. degree programmes as appropriate, on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Postgraduate Committee.

(d) Where, in respect of an otherwise eligible candidate with a higher degree, a firm recommendation for admission to the Ph.D. degree programme cannot be made, a Faculty may recommend that a candidate be admitted provisionally to the M.Phil/Ph.D. programme  pending  an  assessment  report.

Such an assessment shall be made by a panel set up by the Faculty Postgraduate Committee on the recommendation of the student’s department and shall take place not later than the end of the first semester of registration.


(i) Full-Time Admission

Full-time admission can be offered only to candidates who satisfy the Postgraduate College that they are not in employment, or that they have been released by their employers to undertake full-time studies. Candidates found to have made a false declaration in this regard shall be asked to withdraw from the University.

(ii) Part-Time Admission

Candidates may be admitted to part-time registration, if they are on the academic staff of the University or can satisfy the Postgraduate College that facilitiesfor their work as part-time students are adequate. Candidates applying for part-time registration may be asked to show evidence of release by their employers.

(iii) Admission as Occasional Students

Candidates who satisfy the minimum entry requirements for higher degree programme and are recommended by the Faculty Postgraduate Committee may be admitted as occasional students, but shall not be awarded a degree of the University of Ibadan.  This type of admission is also open to candidates registered for higher degrees of other Universities, recognised by Senate.


Requests for application forms into higher degree programmes of the University are normally made every year.  The procedure for obtaining Application Forms is available at www.pgscollege.ui.edu.ng.

Application forms cost N13,000 for academic programmes and N18,000 for professional programmes. Applicants for the degree of Master and Postgraduate Diploma are to pay an extra N3,000:00 for test of proficiency in English Language.


(a) All application forms are to be submitted on-line. Applicants are to approach any Bank with payment advice on the portal. Note that E-channels are available.

(b) Incomplete information from an applicant may delay or halt action on such    application.

(c) A candidate may apply to only one department or programme.

(d) Applicants are to upload their relevant credentials and submit along with their application electronically

(e) Acknowledgement of Application

Applicants would be informed electronically (through the e mail addresses provided in the electronically filled Application form) of progress in the processing of their forms.

(f) Letters of Recommendation

The Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan, requires three e-letters of recommendation from faculty members or others well acquainted with the student’s academic work. Please note that the referee forms are part of the on-line application to be completed and submitted electronically.

(g) Transcripts/Certificates

Official transcripts of all degrees completed are to be mailed directly to the Deputy Registrar/Admission Officer Postgraduate College.  If the Registrar of an applicant’s University will provide an official copy to the School directly, applicants must enclose along with the application an unofficial or student’s copy of the transcript for temporary reference.  To prevent delays, applicants should make adequate arrangements with their Registrars to provide transcripts before the stipulated deadline.


The University of Ibadan does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation or preference1age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or physically challenged in the admission of students to all rights, privileges, programmes and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the administration of its educational policies and scholarship facilities.

Applications are considered on a competitive basis by the Faculty Admissions Committee which evaluates all available information and selects the best qualified applicants from those whose credentials meet the standards for admission.

In every case, decisions are reached through a comparison of the academic merits of all applicants applying in the same field.  A bachelor’s degree in a broad programme of general education is normally prerequisite for admission but is not sufficient in itself.

Foreign applicants are expected to have bachelor’s degree with at least a Second Class Upper Division from Universities recognised by the Senate.

Since the language of instructions in the University of Ibadan is English, proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English is required for admission.

 Applicants for the degree of Master and Postgraduate Diplomas shall be required to sit for a proficiency test and obtain a mark of at least 40% before their application can be considered.  Academic records are also examined to determine whether the applicant has established a firm basis for graduate work in the proposed field of study.

Letters of recommendation or Referee’s Reports are given very serious consideration.

When an applicant fails to provide required documents, (transcripts, etc) his or her admission chances suffer in relation to those whose credentials are complete.

1. Interviews

Interviews/subject tests maybe required for some programmes.  The relevant Departments in collaboration with the Postgraduate College Admission Office will arrange such interviews/tests

2. Policy on Deferred Admission:

The Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan, does not entertain deferment of admissions.  Any offer of admission not taken up in the particular year it is given, may be considered to have lapsed. The affected candidates may however, reapply in the following academic year if they are still interested in their respective course of study.

Such applications will be considered afresh along with other new forms. No bias would however be introduced.


(a) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Degree of and other Master degree such as M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed, LL.M, These are available in the following Faculties/disciplines:

 (i) Faculty of Arts
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies:

(Arabic Language and Literature, Islamic Studies);

  • Archaeology and Anthropology,

(Ethnoarchaeology, Theory and Method in Archaeology Pre-Historic, Archaeology of Africa, Archaeology of Tropical Regions Environmental Archaeology, Cultural Resources Management and Museum Science, Culture of Development Studies, Applied Anthropology, Medical Anthropology Media  Anthropology).

  • Classics;

Classical Literature, Ancient History, Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Science and Religion, Classical Archaeology and History of Africa in Antiquity, Epigraphy: Latin Epigraphy; Greek Epigraphy, Classical Mythology, Gender Issues in the Classical World, Roman law and International Relations and Diplomacy

  • Communication and Language Arts;

Receptive Communication/Language Arts, Expressive Communication/Language Arts, Applied Communication, Book Development and Publishing, Broadcasting and Broadcast Journalism, Print Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Indigenous Communication

  • English

English Language: Contrastive Analysis, Varieties of English, English as a Second Language, Socio Linguistics, Stylistics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Phonology/Phonetics of English, Psycholinguistics, Syntax, Semantics

Literature: Oral Literature, African Literature in English, English Literature, Caribbean Literature, American Literature, Literature Theory and Criticism

  • History:

Linguistics &African Languages; Nigeria Languages, Literatures (Yoruba or Igbo), Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, French Studies,   Translation,   Comparative Literature, Linguistics (Phonology, Syntax, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics), Yoruba Language, Yoruba Literature

  • European Studies:

French Studies: Translation Studies, French Literature, Caribbean Literature

Comparative Literature, Francophone African Literature

European Studies: Intra European History and Governance, Contemporary European Culture

Philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophical Logic, Ethics

Traditional African Philosophy, Philosophy of the Social Science, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Culture.

 Religious Studies: African Traditional Religion, Christian Theology, Church History and Doctrine, Comparative Study of Religions, Islamic Studies, Old Testament, New Testament, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Ethics, Sociology of Religion

 Theatre Arts: Theatre History, Theatre Theory and Criticism, Arts of the Theatre – Acting, Theatre Directing, Technical Theatre and Theatre Technology; Costume and Make-up Design; Sound Design; Lighting Design; Speech and Rhetorical Arts; Music Arts; Dance and Choreographic Arts, Media Arts/Media Studies (Film/Television, Radio and Folk Arts),Theatre Management and Arts Administration, Tourism Management

Theatre for Development/Community Theatre, Educational Drama and Children’s Theatre

Faculty of Science
  • Archaeology and Anthropology:

Theory and Method in Archaeology, Pre-Historic and Historic Archaeology especially of Africa, Cultural Resources Management and Museum Science, Cultural Development Studies, Applied Anthropology

  •  Botany:

Ecology, Ethnobotany, Economic Botany, Biotechnology, Palynology,

Lower Green Plants/Environmental Pollution Monitoring, Mycology/Fungal

Plant Anatomy, Plant Taxonomy/Biosystematics, Plant Pathology

Plant Genetics/Molecular Biology,  Plant Physiology & Biochemistry.

  • Microbiology:

Food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Environmental Microbiology, General Microbiology.

Pathogenic Microbiology

  • Chemistry:

Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control.

  • Computer Science:

Software Engineering, Data Mining, Knowledge Management, Computer Networking, Information Security, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Bioinformatics, Language Theory.

  • Geography Science:

Climatology, Geomorphology, Biogeography (Soils and Vegetation), Land Resources Analysis and Planning, Quantitative Techniques,

Geographical Information Systems,  Hydrology and Water Resources.

  • Geology:

Mineral Exploration (with options in Geophysics, Geochemistry and Economic/Mining Geology), Industrial Mineralogy, Geochemistry/Petrology/Soil Mineralogy, Quaternary Geology/Environmental Geology, Applied Geophysics,

Petroleum Geology/Sedimentology, Micropaleontology/ Biostratigraphy, Economic Geology, Petrology/Structural Geology, Micropaleontology/Palynology,

Sedimentology/Sequence Stratigraphy,  Engineering Geology/ Hydrogeology.

  •  Mathematics:

Algebra/Geometry, Functional Analysis, Dynamical Systems and Applications,

Numerical Analysis/Financial Mathematics,  Operations Research /Probability.

  •  Physics:

Meteorology and Physics of Lower Atmosphere, Radiation and Health Physics, Solid Earth Physics, Solid State Physics, Theoretical Physics.

  • Statistics:

Biometry, Computational Statistics, Economic and Financial Statistics

Environmental Statistics, Statistical Design of Investigation.  

  • Zoology:

Animal Physiology, Cell Biology and Genetics, Cellular Parasitology,

Ecology/Environmental Biology, Entomology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries,


Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Anatomy:

Neurobiology, Histology and Histochemistry, Developmental Anatomy Osteology and Myology, Anthropometry, Molecular biology and forensic Anatomy

  • Biochemistry:

Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, Membrane Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Molecular Drug Metabolism and Toxicology, Nutritional and Industrial Biochemistry

  • Chemical Pathology:

Immunology, Nutrition and Metabolism, Reproductive endocrinology, Toxicology

  • Haematology:

Haemoglobin, Haemostasis blood Coagulation, Platelet firbrinolysis, Anaemias with emphasis on Nutritional Anaemias, Blood Transfusions Immunohaematology Haematological Malignancies, Enzymology especially G6PD

  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics:

Autonomic and central nervous system Chemotherapy, Inflammation and Ethnopharmacology, Toxicology, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, Neuropharmacology, Autonomic and Cardiovascular System   Pharmacology.

  • Physiology:

Applied & Environmental Physiology, Gastrointestinal Physiology & Inflammation, Endocrine & Metabolism Physiology, Reproduction & Developmental Programming, Neurosciences& Oral Physiology, Cardio-Respiratory Physiology

  •  Medical Microbiology and Parasitology:

Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology

  •  Virology:

Diagnostic Virology, Viral Chemotherapy and Oncology, Viral Entomology Molecular Virology, Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Virus infection

Faculty of Clinical Medical Sciences:


Nursing: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Medical/Surgical Nursing

Mental Health/ Psychiatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Nursing


Paediatrics: Cardiology, Growth and Development, Endocrinology/Metabolism,

Gastroenterology/Nutrition,Genetic/Haematology,Neonatology,Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Paediatrics and International Child Health,

 Physiotherapy: Neurological Physiotherapy, Cardio-pulmonary Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Sports and Recreational Physiotherapy

 Surgery: Surgical Sciences, Bioethics

Community Medicine: Global Health, Health Metrics, Humanitarian Studies, Global Diseases and Tobacco Control, Occupational Health Practice,

 Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, Assisted Conceptions, Gynaecological Oncology (Including genetic studies) Fetomaternal Medicine, Urogynaecology.

 Opthalmology: Embryology and Anatomy of the human Eye, Ocular Physiology,

Subspecialty Ophthalmology, Human genetics, Ocular Microbiology, Immunology,

Sterilization and sterile products, Tropical Ocular Infections.

Visual Loss in Children, Visual Loss in Adults, Computers in Medicine, Basic statistical procedures, Evaluation of drug action in man, Ocular Pharmacology,

The Eye in Systemic Diseases, Health systems development, Nuclear Medicine,

Bioethics and biotechnology, Imaging science in Surgery, Lasers and their application in Ophthalmology, Wounds, wound healing and biotechnology of tissue culture

Faculty of Dentistry

Dentistry: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, Conservative Dentistry

Child Oral Health, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Community Dentistry, Periodontology

Faculty of  Public Health

Epidemiology and Medical Statistics: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Clinical Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Field Epidemiology Practice, Medical Demography.

Human Nutrition: Nutrition Biochemistry, Public Health Nutrition/Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition and Diet Therapy, International Nutrition

Food and Nutrition Policy Planning, Food Analysis and Biochemistry

 Health Promotion and Education: Population and Reproductive Health Education, Reproductive and Family Health,

 Health Policy and Management: Health Services Administration, Health Policy and Management.

 Community Medicine: Occupational Health Practice, Occupational Nursing

Reproductive and Family Health

 Institute of Child Health: Public Health Biotechnology, Social aspects of Child Health

Child and Adolescent Health

Faculty of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology,

Physical Pharmacy.

 Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Antimicrobial Agents, Natural Antimicrobial Products

Microbial Genetics, Microbial Drug Resistance and Public Health.

 Clinical Pharmacy: Pharmacotherapeutics, Drug Interactions, Drug Utilization, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacoepidermiology.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Pharmacokinetics and Bioavailability studies,

Photochemical studies, Natural product chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis and drug quality control.

 Pharmacognosy: Standardization of molecular authentication of Medicinal plants and Herbalmedicines, Biological activities of Nigerian Medicinal Plants,

Tissue Culture, Phytochemistry.

Faculty of Agriculture  

Agricultural Economics: Resources Economics, Agricultural Business and Financial Management, Agricultural Policy and Planning, Agricultural Marketing, Production Economics and Farm Management.

 Agricultural Extension and Rural Development: Agricultural Extension, Rural Sociology, Rural Communication, Home Economics.

 Agronomy: Agricultura Mechanization, Crop Production, Horticulture, Soil Chemistry, Soil Science, Soil Physics, Soil Mineralogy, Soil Fertility, Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Soil Microbiology, Plant Nutrition, Crop Physiology, Farming Systems, Weed Science, Plant Breeding, Seed Production, Pasture Agronomy/ Forage Production, Agrometeorology.

 Animal Science: Animal Production and Management, Animal Physiology and Bioclimatology, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Products and Processing, Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition.

Crop Protection and Environmental Biology: Crop Protection (Entomology),Crop Protection (Phytopathology),Crop Protection (Vertebrate Pest Management),Crop Protection (Weed Management),Crop Improvement (Plant Genetics),Environmental Biology (Crop Physiology),Environmental Biology (Plant Ecology),Environmental Biology (Ecotoxicology).

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

 Aquaculture and Fisheries Management:

Aquaculture: Water quality, Pollution and Toxicology, Fish Nutrition, Fish Biotechnology and Genetics, Fish Hatchery Management, Aquaculture Engineering, Culture Systems, Fish Post Harvest Technology and Food Safety, Fish Marketing and Product Development.

Fisheries Management: Fisheries Ecology, Fisheries Economics and Extension, Fisheries Policy, Planning and Development, Gear Technology, Fish Biology, Fish Biodiversity Management, Wetland Fisheries Resources Management, Fisheries Recreation, Oceanography and Deep Sea Fisheries Management.

Forest Production and Products: Forest Ecology and Biodiversity Management, Forest Genetics and Silviculture, Forest Products Processing and Utilization, Forest Product  Chemistry.

Social and Environmental Forestry: Forest Economics and Governance,  sForest Biometrics and Information System, Urban and Environmental Forestry.

Wildlife and Ecotourism Management:

Wildlife Management: Herpetology, Ornithology, Protected Area Management, Environmental Impact Study, Wildlife Extension Programme, Wildlife Utilization, Wildlife Genetics, Animal Ethology, Wildlife Physiology.

Ecotourism Management: Ecology Management, Tourism Management,

Hotel and Catering Management, Transport and Logistics Management (Air and Sea Port Management), Ecotourism Legislation and policy, Ecotourism Extension, Ecotourism Economics, Fisheries Recreation (Sport Fishing and Others), Aqua-Tourism.

Biodiversity Management: Ecosystem Management, Biodiversity Economy, Legislation and Policy Management, Biodiversity Utilization and Management, Biodiversity Extension Programme, Biodiversity Conservation.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Geography: Economic Geography, Population Geography, Theoretical Geography, Quantitative Techniques, Regional Studies.

Political Science: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Sociology, Public Administration, Political Economy, Political Theory.

 Sociology: Social Policy, Social Anthropology, Demographical and Population Studies, Sociology of Industry and Work, Political Sociology, Deviant behaviour and Social Problems, Criminology and Penology, Medical Sociology/Anthropology, Social Stratification and Mobility, Industrial and Labour Relations, Rural Sociology Social Administration, Industrial Sociology, Political Sociology, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Development.

 Psychology: Experimental Psychology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychometrics, Physiological and Comparative, Forensic Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology Consumer Psychology.


Economics: Economic Theory, Public Sector Economics, Accounting and Finance, Monetary Economic, International Economics, Development Economics, Economic Planning, Petroleum and Energy Economics, Mathematical Economics, Econometrics, Health Economics, Economics of Education, Political Economy, Transportation Economics, Urban and Regional Economics, Economic History.


Banking Finance: Marketing &Consumer Studies

Faculty of Environmental Design and Management

Urban and Regional Planning: Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P), Housing Development and Management, Housing.

Faculty of Education

Adult Education: History of Adult Education, Comparative Adult Education, Literacy, Philosophy of Adult Education, Psychology of Adult Education, Industrial Education, Organisation and Administration of Adult Education, Economics of Adult Education, Principles and Methods of Adult Education, Sociology of Adult Education, Social Welfare, Curriculum Studies in Adult Education, Sociology of Adult Education, Communication Arts, Principles and Methods of Community Development, Literacy, Training and Development (M.L.T.D).

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