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FULOKOJA Postgraduate Admission Form Is Out – 2020/2021

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Full-Time/Part-Time Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master degree or Ph.D degree in the various Faculties and in the areas specified under each Department of the Federal University Lokoja:

S/N Faculty/Department Programme
1. Faculty of Arts
Department of English & Literary Studies M.A. English Language
M.A. Literature-in-English
Ph.D. English Language
Ph.D. Literature-in-English
Department of History & International Studies Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Peace and Conflict Studies (PGDPCS)
Master in Peace & Conflict Studies (MPCS)
M.A. History & International Studies
Ph.D. History & International Studies
2. Faculty of Social Sciences
a. Department of Geography M.Sc. Geography
Ph.D Geography
b. Department of Political Science Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Political Science
M.Sc. Political Science
c. Department of Economics Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Economics
M.Sc. Economics
3. Faculty of Science
Department of Mathematical Sciences Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Mathematics
M.Sc. Mathematics
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Pure & Applied Mathematics
Ph.D. in Pure & Applied Mathematics
Department of Computer Science Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science
M.Sc. Computer Science
Ph.D. Computer Science
Department of Geology M.Sc. Geology
Ph.D. Geology
Department of Chemistry M.Sc. Chemistry
Ph.D. Chemistry
Department of Physics Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Physics
M.Sc. Physics
Ph.D. Physics
Department of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Biology
M.Sc. Biology
Ph.D. Biology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

(a)         Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

The Postgraduate Diploma programme runs for a minimum period of two (2) semesters and a maximum period of four (4) semesters. Interested candidates must possess first degree not below third class or HND not below lower credit in related disciplines from recognized institutions. In addition, candidates must possess credits in English Language and Mathematics at O’level, including any other three (3) relevant subjects.

(b)        Master Degree (Academic and Professional)

The Master degree programme runs for a minimum period of 4 semesters and a maximum period of 6 semesters for full-time candidates; a minimum period of 6 semesters and a maximum period of 8 semesters for part-time candidates. All Master Degree Programmes are by coursework. The following may qualify for the Master Degree admission:

i.             Graduates of Federal University Lokoja 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 Federal University Lokoja or other recognized institutions with at least a credit level pass;

ii.            Candidates with only Bachelor’s degree in Third Class division and a relevant Postgraduate Diploma;

iii.          Candidates whose degrees are unclassified with average of “C” or 50% or above. Such candidates may be subjected to qualifying tests;

iv.          Candidates must possess five (5) relevant O’Level credits including English and Mathematics;

v.           NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate;

vi.          Candidates may be required to pass examination set by departments to which they are seeking admission to determine their suitability for postgraduate work;

vii.         Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University.

(c)         Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)

The Master of Philosophy degree programme is available only to full-time candidates. It runs for a minimum period of two (2) semesters and a maximum period of four (4) semesters. Candidates in this category are eligible for conversion to Ph.D. To be eligible for conversion for the Ph.D. programme, candidates are expected to score not less than 4.00 CGPA at the end of the first session. The following may qualify for Master of Philosophy admission:

i.             Graduates of Federal University Lokoja or other recognized institutions who have obtained a Master degree (Academic) with a CGPA of less than 3.0 on a 4-point scale or less than 4.0 on 5-point scale;

ii.            Holders of a Master degree (Academic) in a cognate discipline with a CGPA of 4 and above;

iii.          Candidates must possess five (5) relevant O’Level credits including English Language and Mathematics;

iv.          NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate;

v.           Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University.

(d)        Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. degree programme runs for a minimum period of six (6) semesters and a maximum period of ten (10) semesters. Relevant courses will be taken for the Ph.D. full-time studies where prescribed and a Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D. programme. The following may qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy admission:

i.             Graduates of Federal University Lokoja and other recognized institutions who have obtained good Master degree (Academic) with a CGPA of not less than 4.0 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on a 4-point scale appropriate to the proposed area of study.

ii.            Graduates of Federal University Lokoja and other recognized institutions who have obtained Master of Philosophy degree appropriate to the proposed area of study.

iii.          In addition to (i) and (ii) above, candidates must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Second Class lower division.

iv.          Candidates must possess five (5) relevant O’Level credits including English and Mathematics.

v.           NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate

vi.          Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University.

For further information, please visit the University’s website on www.fulokoja.edu.ng and follow the link or call 08074776750

Signed
Shamaki Nuhu Kaje, FCIA, FCPDM
Deputy Registrar & Secretary, SPGS
for Registrar

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