University of Benin (UNIBEN) Postgraduate School

Postgraduate Studies are the natural next step as you continue pursuing your academic goals, having gone through undergraduate training successfully. At the University of Benin Postgraduate School, you can go on to obtain a Master’s or Doctorate Degree.

The University of Benin has a very strong Postgraduate institution, awarding Postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s Degrees and PhDs in various courses and disciplines.

The University of Benin provide a conducive atmosphere for postgraduate students, as well as seasoned academics who teach and supervise them as they go through the writing of their projects and theses respectively. UNIBEN Postgraduate students win a number of grants every year.

There are many Faculties in the University of Benin Postgraduate School.

  • Faculty of Agriculture,
  • Faculty of Arts,
  • Faculty of Education,
  • Faculty of Engineering,
  • Institute of Education,
  • Institute of Public Administration and extension services.
  • Faculty of Law,
  • Faculty of Management Sciences,
  • Faculty of Life Sciences,
  • Faculty of Medical sciences,
  • Faculty of Pharmacy,
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences,
  • Faculty of Sch. of Basic Med. Science,
  • Faculty of Sch. of Dentistry,
  • Faculty of Medicine, and
  • Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Centre of excellence in Geophysics and petroleum engineering
  • University of Benin/African Economic research Consortium Corroborative
  • Ph.D Program in Economics
  • Centre for Gender Studies.

The Uniben School of Postgraduate Studies leads to the Award of:

  • Postgraduate Diploma,
  • Master’s degree,
  • Master of Philosophy and
  • Doctor of Philosophy.

UNIBEN Postgraduate School Website

The Uniben official website is uniben.edu. All the resources you need are available at the Uniben official website. However, Uniben postgraduate applications can also be carried out at po.myuniben.org

University of Benin Postgraduate School Admission Requirements

  1. A Candidate for postgraduate studies in the university of Benin must have obtained at least five (5) credits in WASC, NECO, GCE (ordinary level or their equivalents,) A credit pass in Maths and English is required.
  2. Four credits of Ordinary level plus OND (not pass), NCE, IJMB or Advance level passes.
  3. A holder of a Pass (Degree/Diploma) is not qualified for admission into the postgraduate programme of the University of Benin. In addition, all holders of 3rd class degree must possess PGD to be considered for admission into the Masters programmes.
  4. Candidates who obtained Masters degree but with Weighted Average Score (WAS) between 55.0-59% can only be considered for admission into the M.Phil programme in the first instance.
  5. A candidate applying for the Ph.D in any programme of the University of Benin must have obtained a weighted average score of 60% or letter grade ‘B’ average in the Masters degree.
  6. A candidate applying for the PhD with a Master’s degree from any other University who in his/her Master’s study has not previously taken the compulsory courses or their equivalents similar to the ones in the University of Benin shall on admission be required to offer and pass such courses with a minimum of 60% or letter grade ‘B’.
  7. Only students who have the NYSC discharge, exemption or exclusion certificate can be allowed to clear into the different courses.

Uniben Postgraduate School Transcripts

Candidates should request for their transcript from their former institution by clicking on the link www.etx-ng.com/unibenpg to forward their academic transcript(s) to the “Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies”, to reach him not later than 8 weeks from the date of this publication. Applications of candidates whose transcripts are not forwarded to the school shall not be processed.

ETX- NG TRANSCRIPT SERVICE:

ETX-NG in partnership with the University of Benin receives and verifies all incoming transcripts to School of Postgraduate Studies University of Benin.

Candidates could therefore request that their transcript be sent directly to School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Benin using the ETX-NG NETWORK.

To request and have your transcript deliver directly to School of Postgraduate Studies University of Benin, kindly use any of following links or options:

Referees Reports: Candidates should print out the referee forms provided in the application page fill and return to the directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Applications shall not be processed unless the referee reports are available.

UNIBEN Postgraduate Entrance Exam

This is to inform all candidates that have applied or intend to apply for the University of Benin postgraduate school admission that there is usually Postgraduate Entrance Exam.

After buying the UNIBEN postgraduate form and registering for the Program, you will have to wait for Uniben to schedule entrance Examination. The examination will be based on the postgraduate course you are going for and the courses you are already familiar with.

After the Uniben postgraduate entrance Exam, your results will be uploaded to Uniben website.

How to Check UNIBEN Postgraduate Result And Admission Status

  1. Visit uniben portal at http://uniben.waeup.org/login,
  2. Supply your username and password in the required column,
  3. Finally, click on ‘Login’ to access your admission status.

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Uniben Postgraduate School Fees

Uniben Masters School Fees

Faculty of Arts

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N100,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N20,000
  • Total- N254,500

Faculty of Education

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N100,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N3,000
  • Other Miscellaneous- N20,000
  • Total- N255,000

Faculty of Engineering

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N120,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N20,000
  • Total- N274,500

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N120,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N20,000
  • Total- N274,500

Faculty of Law

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N120,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N20,000
  • Total- N274,500

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N150,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N20,000
  • Total- N304,500

Faculty of Life Sciences

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N100,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N20,000
  • Total- N254,500

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N120,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N62,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N40,000
  • Total- N304,500

Faculty of Physical Sciences

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N120,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N30,000
  • Total- N285,000

Faculty of Sch. of Basic Med. Sciences

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N120,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N30,000
  • Total- N284,500

Faculty of Sch. of Dentistry

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N120,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N20,000
  • Total- N274,500

Faculty of Sch. of Medicine

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N150,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N60,000
  • Total- N344,500

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N100,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N52,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N20,000
  • Total- N254,500

Masters in Business Administration

  • Acceptance Fee- N50,000
  • 1ST Year Tuition Fee- N200,000
  • 2ND Year Tuition Fee- N100,000
  • Hostel Fee- N25,000
  • Faculty Prospectus- N5,000
  • Departmental Fees- N2,500
  • Other Miscellaneous- N35,000 – N60,000
  • Total- At least N430,000

UNIBEN Ph.D Fees

Basic tuition for Ph.D is around N200,000 to N400,000 for all Faculties, excluding other financial requirements.

How to Apply for UNIBEN Postgraduate Admission

Candidates are to purchase application forms online with valid VERVE OR MASTER ATM BANK CARD from any commercial bank in Nigeria for the sum of N21,000.00 (Twenty one thousand naira only).

The form must be correctly filled with all information required before submitting online and thereafter printed out from the uniben Website, www.uniben.edu.

Courses Offered in University of Benin Postgraduate School And Admission Requirements

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE:
DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ECONS &
EXTENSION SERVICES
Programmes Offered:
1. Ph.D. Agricultural Extension and Rural
Development (Full time and Part Time)
2. Ph.D. Agricultural Economics and Resource
Management (Full time and Part Time)
3. M.Sc. Agricultural Extension and Rural
Development (Full time and Part Time)
4. M.Sc Agricultural Economics and Resource
Management (Full time and Part Time)
5. Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural
Extension and Rural Development
6. Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural
Economics and Resource Management
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
(a) Master of Science in (M. Sc.) in Agricultural
Economics Resource Management
(i) Agribusiness Management
(ii) Agricultural Finance
(iii) Agricultural Development and Policy
(iv) Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives
(v) Agricultural Production Economics and
Farm Management
(vi) Resource and Environmental Economics
(b) Master of Science in (M. Sc.) in Agricultural
Extension and Rural Development
(i) Agricultural Extension Education
(ii) Agricultural Extension Administration
(iii) Agricultural Communication
(iv) Planning and Evaluation of Extension
Programmes
(v) Rural Development
(vi) Gender and Climate Change Issues in
Agricultural Extension/Rural Development.
(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Agricultural
Economics Resource Management
(i) Agribusiness management
(ii) Agricultural Finance
(iii) Agricultural Development and Policy
(iv) Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives
(v) Agricultural Production Economics and
Farm Management
(vi) Resource and Environmental Economics
(d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Agricultural
Extension and Rural Development
(i) Agricultural Extension and Rural
Development
(ii) Agricultural Extension Programme Planning
and Evaluation
(iii) Agricultural Administration
(iv) Agricultural Communication.

Admission Requirements
A. M.Sc. Degree Programme in Agricultural
Economics and Agricultural Extension:
Candidates for admission to these
programmes shall hold a first degree of the
University of Benin or any other University
approved by the Senate of the University of
Benin in any of Agricultural Economics,
Agricultural Extension, and any other related
discipline. The Minimum qualification for
admission shall be a Second Lower division.

B. Ph.D. Degree Programmes:
The entry requirement for the Ph.D.
Programmes shall be a Masters Degree of the
University of Benin or any other University
approved by the Senate, in any of the
disciplines indicated in (a) above with an
average M.Sc. Score of 60% and above.

Duration of Programmes:
a) M.Sc.(Agric Econs) & M.Sc. (Agric
Extension)
Full-Time: Minimum of 4 semesters
Maximum of 6 semesters
Part Time: Minimum of 6 semesters
Maximum of 8 semesters
b) Ph.D. (Agric Econs) 6-10 semesters
Ph.D. (Agric Extension) )6-10 semesters
(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
PROGRAMMES OFFERED:
(a) Master of Science (M.Sc) in Animal Science
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in:
1) Animal Science
2) Agricultural Biochemistry & Nutrition
AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATION:
(a) Master of Animal Science (M.Sc) with
specialization in:
i) Animal Production and Management
ii) Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition
iii) Animal Breeding & Genetics
iv) Animal Physiology
v) Pasture and Range Management
vi) Animal product, Science and Technology
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with
specialization in:
i) Animal Production and Management
ii) Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
iii) Monogastric Nutrition and Management
iv) Ruminant Nutrition and Management
v) Animal Breeding and Genetics
vi) Animal Physiology and Reproduction
vii) Animal product Science and Technology
viii) Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition
ix) Pasture and Range Management
x) Reproductive Physiology and Artificial
Insemination.

Admission Requirements:
(a) Master of Science (M.Sc) Programme:
To be admitted into the degree of Master of
Science programme, a candidate shall hold:
(i) A Bachelors honours degree in
Agriculture with option in Animal Science
with a minimum of Second Class Lower
Division of the University of Benin or any
other University recognized by the Senate of
the University of Benin;
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme:
To qualify for admission into the Ph.D.
programme, a candidate must hold a Master
degree (by thesis) in Animal Science,
Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition, Food
Science and technology from the University
of Benin or any other University approved by
the Senate of University of Benin. Candidates
with Master by Project in Animal Science or
related area of study will be admitted subject
to their having minimum average score of 60
percent.

Duration of Programmes:
(a) M.Sc.: Minimum of 24 (twenty-four) months
and a maximum of 48 (forty-eight) calendar
months for full-time while part-time shall be
twice the period for the full-time. The
conversion from part-time to full-time and
vice-versa may be permitted.
(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
A student who fails to submit his or her
thesis within seven calendar years (84
calendar months) from the date of initial
registration for the Ph.D. degree shall be
asked to withdraw from the programme.
However, under special circumstances, the
Senate on the recommendation of the School
of Postgraduate Studies after consulting with
the Supervisor may grant extension of time.

DEPARTMENT OF CROP SCIENCE
Programmes Offered:
Post graduate Diploma in Crop science
a) Crop production
b) Crop Protection
Master of Science (MSc.) in crop science with
specialization in:
(a) Crop Physiology and farming system
(b) Horticulture and Landscape design.
(c) Crop Breeding and Genetics
(d) Crop Biotechnology
(e) Crop Protection (Entomology,
Phytopathology and Weed Science options
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with specialization
in: (a) Crop Breeding and Genetics
(b) Horticulture and Landscape design.
(c) Crop Physiology and Farming Systems
(d) Crop Biotechnology
(e) Crop Protection (Entomology,
Phytopathology and Weed Science options)

Duration of Programm:
PGD Full Time: minimum of 2 semesters and
Maximum of four semesters.
Part time PGD programmes runs for a minimum
duration of 4 semesters and Maximum of 6
semesters
M.Sc. – Full-Time: 4-6 semesters
M.Sc. – part-Time: 6-8 semesters
Ph.D programme:Full-Time6-12 semesters
Ph.D programme: Part -Time 8-16 semesters

Admission Requirements:
a). Postgraduate diploma programme:- candidates
seeking admission for postgraduate diploma in
crop science and crop protection must have at
least one of the following qualification from
recorgnised institutions.
(i) Higher national Diploma in Agriculture or
related disciplines with minimum of lower
credit.
(ii) Minimum of Third Class degree at Bachelors
level in agriculture plus a minimum of five
years cognate experience.
(iii) Minimum of pass in Higher National Diploma
plus 10 (ten) years cognate experience.
(a) Master of Science degree in Crop Science:
In addition to the general regulations and
guidelines on admission, a degree of Master
candidate shall hold a good honours degree in:
(i) Agriculture of the University of Benin or
any other University recognized by the
Senate with a minimum of second class
Lower degree.
(ii) HND Upper credit plus PGD (Crop
Science) at distinction in addition to
satisfying university matriculation
requirement.
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in
Crop Science:
To qualify for admission into the Ph.D
programme, a candidate must hold a Masters
Degree of the University of Benin or any
other University recognized and approved by
Senate, in any of the disciplines indicated in
(a) above. In addition, the candidate must
have a weighted average of 60%.

DEPARTMENT OF AQUACULTURE AND
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
1. PGD in fisheries
2. Professional Master’s degree in Fisheries and
Aquaculture
3. M.Sc.in Fisheries
4. Ph.D in Fisheries
Area of specialisation/options is:
(a) Aquaculture
(b) Water Pollution
(c) Fisheries Economics
(d) Fisheries Production and Management
(e) Fisheries technology

Admission Requirements:
(a) M.Sc.Programme:
In addition to the general regulations and
guidelines on admission, a candidate shall:

i) Hold a good degree (minimum of Second
Class Lower Division) in Fisheries of the
University of Benin or any University
recognized by Senate or
ii) Hold a good degree (minimum of Second
Class Lower Division) in Agriculture,
Zoology or related field of the University
of Benin or any University recognized by
Senate.
Such candidates may be required by the
Departmental Postgraduate Advisory
Committee to make up possible
undergraduate deficiencies by taking and
passing such courses without credit.
(b) Ph.D Programmes:
A candidate must possess one of the following:
i) M.Phil Degree in Fisheries or other related
field of study of the University of Benin or
any other University recognized by the
University of Benin Senate.
ii) M.Sc. Degree in Fisheries or other related
fields of study of the University of Benin
or any other University recognized by the
University of Benin Senate. Such
candidates must have a minimum of B
average in courses chosen, equivalent to a
weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.50
minimum on a 50 point scale.

Duration of Programmes:
M.Sc:The duration for the programme shall be a
minimum of twelve (12) calendar months and a
maximum of forty-eight (48) calendar month.
Ph.D: The duration for the programme shall be a
minimum of thirty six (36) calendar months for full
time while part time is sixty (60) Calendar months
Minimum and a maximum of eighty four (84)
calendar months.

Any candidate whose progress is considered to be
unsatisfactory in any subsequent session shall be
advised to withdraw from the programme.

DEPARTMENT OF FOREST RESOURCES
AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT:
Programmes Offered:
M.Sc and Ph.D:
(a) M.Sc.Wood Science and Utilization
((b) M.Sc Agro-Forestry and Organic Farming
(c) M.Sc Wildlife Conservation and Management
(d) M.Sc. Siviculture and Tree Improvement
(e) M.Sc. Social Forestry and Extension
(f). M.Sc. Forest Ecology and Rehabilitation.
(g).M. Sc. Wildlife Eco-Tourism Management
(h) Ph.D. Wood Science and Utilization
(i)Ph.D. Agro-Forestry and Organic Farming
(j) Ph.D. Wildlife Conservation and Management.
(k) Ph.D Siviculture and Tree Improvement
(l)Ph.D. Social Forestry and Extension
(m) Ph.D. Forest Ecology and Rehabilitation
(n) Ph.D. Wildlife Eco-Tourism Management
(o). Ph.D. forest pest and disease.
p) Ph.D Forest Economics.
Admission Requirements:
a. Master of Science (M.Sc.)
In addition to the general regulations and guidelines
on admission, a candidate shall possess a minimum
of:
(i) At least Second Class Honours Degree (Lower
Division) in Forestry and/or Wildlife or related
field of Science from the University of Benin
or any other University recognized by the
Senate of the University of Benin.

(ii) Application from other disciplines other than
Forestry and/or Wildlife may be admitted but
will be required to take and pass remedial
courses at the undergraduate or Master Level.
Such remedial courses shall be non-credit
earning. Also candidates with Postgraduate
Diploma in Forestry and/or Wildlife related
discipline from the University of Benin or any
other University recognized by the Senate of
the University of Benin may be admitted.
b. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) :
To be admitted into the Ph.D programme, the
applicant must hold a Master Degree of the
University of Benin or any other Institution
recognized by Senate, with an average grade of ‘B’
in any of the discipline indicated in (a) above.
Duration of Programmes:
M.Sc.
The duration for the programme shall be a
minimum of eighteen (18) calendar months and a
maximum of forty-eight (48) calendar month.
Ph.D:

The duration for the programme shall be a
minimum of twenty-four (24) calendar months and
a maximum of seventy-two (72) calendar month.
For part-time programme, in both degrees, the
duration shall be twice the normal period for the
full-time programme.

DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE AND
LAND MANAGEMENT:
Programmes Offered:
(a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Soil Science
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Soil Science
Available Options/Specializations:
(a) Soil Chemistry and mineralogy
(b) Soil Fertility/fertilizer technology
(b) Soil Physics and conservation
(c) Soil Management and Conservation
(d) Pedology
(e) soil survey and land use planning
(f) Environmental soil science
Philosophy/Objective:
The objective of the grade programme shall be to
provide advanced instruction in specialized fields
and training methods for persons engaged in soil
research.

Admission Requirements:
(a) M.Sc. Degree: To be admitted into the Degree
of Master of Science programme, a candidate
shall:
(i) Hold a good honours in Agriculture with a
minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division of
the University of Benin or any University
recognized by Senate, or
(ii) Hold a good honours degree in the related
Sciences with a minimum of 2nd Class
Lower Division of the University of Benin
or any University recognized by the
Senate.
(iii) Students who come in with Degree outside
Agriculture will be required to take
remedial courses at the undergraduate
level. Credit earned in such cases shall not
count towards the credit requirement for
the M.Sc. degree.
(b) Ph.D Degree
To qualify for admission into the Ph.D
programme in Soil Science, a candidate must hold a Master Degree in Soil Science or
related field of the University of Benin or
any other University approved by Senate, in
any of the disciplines indicated and must
have a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of
3.50 minimum on a 5-pointscale.
Duration of Programmes
M.Sc. programme:
(i) Full-Time 18-48 months
(ii) Part Time 36-96 months

(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 24-72 months
(ii) Part Time 48-142 months
Entry into the programmes is not by written
entrance examination.

FACULTY OF ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND
LITERATURE
Programmes Offered:
(a) Master of Arts in English and Literature
(b) Master of Philosophy in English and Literature
(c) Doctor of Philosophy in English and Literature

AVAILABLE SPECIALIZATIONS:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) with specialization
in:
(i) English Language
(ii) Literature in English
(iii) African Oral Literature
(b) Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) with
specialization in:
(i) English Language
(ii) Literature in English
(iii) African Oral Literature
(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with
specialization in:
(i) English Language
(ii) Literature in English
(iii) African Oral Literature
Admission Requirements
M.A. Programme:
A good Bachelor of Arts degree in English, not
lower than Second Class (Honours), Lower
Division. In addition, candidates with lower than
First Class (Hons) B.A. degreeare required to pass a
qualifying written examination to be set by the
Department.
M.Phil. Programme:
(a) A Master of Arts degree obtained from an
acceptable University.
(b) A candidate who scores a minimum grade of
60% in a compulsory
Seminar paper may be permitted to proceed to the
M.Phil Programme without completing the (M.A.)
Programme.
Ph.D. Programme:
(b) A Master of Arts Degree in English obtained
from an acceptable University.
(b) A candidate who scores a grade of a minimum
of B in each of the MA. course work
examinations and a minimum of B in a
compulsory seminar paper may be permitted to
proceed to the Ph.D. programme without
completing the M.A. programme.
Duration of Program
(a) The programme is for a minimum of 2
semesters, and a maximum of 8 semesters.
(b) Part-Time M.A. programme is for a minimum
of 4 semesters and a maximum of 1o semesters.
(a) Full Time:
(i) A minimum of Full-Time4-6 semesters for
students with B.A.
(ii) A minimum of 2- 6 semesters for students
with M.A.
(c) Part-Time:
(i) A minimum of 6 semesters and a
maximum of 1o semesters for students,
with B.A.
M.Sc programme:
(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 6-8semesters
(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
(ii)Part-Time 8-12 semesters
Ph.D:.
Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
All Candidates are required to do written
entrance examination.

DEPARTMENT OF FINE AND APPLIED
ARTS
1. Vacancies exist for suitably qualified candidates
in the underlisted areas:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art
History
(b) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A)
(c) M.Phil Art History
(d) M.Phil Fine and Applied Arts
(e) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Art
History
(f) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in
Visual Arts

2. AVAILABLE OPTIONS
SPECIALIZATIONS:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art History with
specialization in:
iAfrican Art
ii. European Art
iii. Art Criticism
(b ) Master of Fine/Applied Arts (MFA) Degree
with Specialization in:
(i) Painting
(ii) Sculpture
(i) Ceramics
(iii) Textile/Fashion
(ii) Printmaking
(iii) Advertisement
(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Art History
with specialization in:
i African Art
ii. European Art
iii. Art Criticism
(d )Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Visual Arts
with specialization in
i Sculpture
ii Painting
iii Ceramics
iv Graphics
v Textile Design

3. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
(A) M.A. Art History Programme
Admission into the M. A. (Art History programme
is open to :
(i) Candidates who already possess the first
degree in (a) Art History; (b) Any major areas of the Fine/Applied Arts and (c )
Art Education with minimum of Second
Class Lower Division from a recognized
University.
(ii) Candidates with Master of Fine Arts
(M.F.A.) degree in any major areas of
the Fine/Applied Arts with a minimum
cumulative weighted average of 60%
from a recognized University.
(iii) B. A. or B.Sc degree with a minimum of
Second Class Lower Division in: (a)
Anthropology (b) African Studies, (c )
Sociology (d) History (e) Archaeology
(f) Museum Studies. Candidates with
deficiencies may be required to register
for and pass lower course(s) from any or
all of the following undergraduate Art
History courses FAH 213, FAH 223,
HAH 316, FAH 326, and FAH 426 as
may be deemed necessary by the
supervisor(s).
B. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
programme
(a) A reputable B.A. or B.F.A. in studio art with
specialization in painting, sculpture,
advertising, printmaking, textile/fashion
design and ceramics. All candidates must
show a portfolio of minimum of 25 pieces of
the applicant’s work which will be reviewed
by the postgraduate. Sub-Committee of the
Department.
(b) Candidates with H.N.D. certificates plus six
years post graduation experience with Upper
Credit Pass and B.Ed (Fine /Applied Arts
degree with two years post-graduation
experience may also be considered.
(C) Ph. D. Art History Programme
(i) The candidates must possess the degree of
Master of Arts in Art History with a minimum
cumulative weighted average of 60% or an M.
Phil in Art History from any University
recognized by University of Benin.
(ii) In Exceptional Cases, candidates with a
minimum weighted average of 60% in Master
of Fine Art may be considered provided that
such candidates posses in addition to the
MFA, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts
not below Second Class Upper Division.
(iii) Candidates with M.A. (Art Education) and
M.F.A.)degrees who are interested in pursuing
the Ph.D degree in Art History will be made
to complete M.A. Art History Programme
with an average score of 50% as a remedial
before entering the programme.
The candidates admitted under B(i) above may be
required to take and pass the prescribed course(s)
from the M.A. Art History Programme of the
University of Benin, as may be deemed necessary
by the Department.

Duration of Programmes
a. The M.A (Art History) and M.F.A
programmes
Full Time: a minimum of 3 semesters and a
maximum of 6 semesters
Part time: The duration shall be twice the normal
period of the full time programme. A minimum of 4
semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters.
1.Admission Requirements
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) Art History

Admissions into the M. Phil (Art History)
programme are open to:
(i).Candidates who already possess the Degree of
Master of Arts in Art History, Museum Studies,
African History from any University recognized by
the University of Benin.
(ii).Candidates with a minimum weighted Average
of 55% in the Master of Art (M.A) may be
considered provided that such candidate possess in
addition to the M.A. Art History, a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in their relevant areas of study.
(iii).In exceptional cases, staff who are already in
the system and wish to undertake the programme
with a GPA of less than 55% but not lower than
52% will be admitted into the programme.
(iv).Candidates with M.A. Art History from any
University recognized by the University of Benin
who are interested in pursuing the M. Phil Degree
in Art History will be considered.

Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) Fine and Applied
Arts
(i).Candidate with an MFA Degree in Studio Arts
with specialization in Painting, Sculpture,
Advertising, Printmaking, Textile/Fashion Design
and Ceramics will be considered.
(ii).In exceptional cases, staff who are already in the
system and wish to undertake the programme with
a GPA of less than 55% but not less than 52% will
be admitted into the M. Philprogramme.
(iii).Candidates with M.A., M. Ed. (Art Education)
from a recognized University will be admitted
provided their 1st Degrees in B.A./B.Ed., BFA are
in any of the following Studio Arts namely
Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Textiles/ Fashion
Design, Metal Design and Graphic Design.

Duration of Programmes
The M. Phil (Art History) and the M. Phil Fine and
Applied Arts are by full time of one calendar year
of 12 months. Full Time: Minimum durationof three
(3) Semesters and maximum of five (5) Semesters.
M. Phil Fine and Applied Arts: Full Time:
minimum of three (3) semesters and maximum of
five (5) Semesters.
The Ph.D (Art History and Visual Arts).
Full time: A minimum of 6 semesters and a
maximum of 8 semesters
Part time: A minimum of 8 semesters and a
maximum of 14 semesters
The School of Postgraduate Studies may approve an
extension where necessary.

UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

(a) The programme is for a minimum of 2
semesters, and a maximum of 8 semesters.
(b) Part-Time M.A. programme is for a minimum
of 4 semesters and a maximum of 1o semesters.
(a) Full Time:
(i) A minimum of Full-Time4-6 semesters for
students with B.A.
(ii) A minimum of 2- 6 semesters for students
with M.A.
(c) Part-Time:
(i) A minimum of 6 semesters and a
maximum of 1o semesters for students,
with B.A.
M.Sc programme:
(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 6-8semesters
(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
(ii)Part-Time 8-12 semesters
Ph.D:.
Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
All Candidates are required to do written
entrance examination.
DEPARTMENT OF FINE AND APPLIED
ARTS
1. Vacancies exist for suitably qualified candidates
in the underlisted areas:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art
History
(b) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A)
(c) M.Phil Art History
(d) M.Phil Fine and Applied Arts
(e) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Art
History
(f) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in
Visual Arts
2. AVAILABLE OPTIONS
SPECIALIZATIONS:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art History with
specialization in:
iAfrican Art
ii. European Art
iii. Art Criticism
(b ) Master of Fine/Applied Arts (MFA) Degree
with Specialization in:
(i) Painting
(ii) Sculpture
(i) Ceramics
(iii) Textile/Fashion
(ii) Printmaking
(iii) Advertisement
(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Art History
with specialization in:
i African Art
ii. European Art
iii. Art Criticism
(d )Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Visual Arts
with specialization in
i Sculpture
ii Painting
iii Ceramics
iv Graphics
v Textile Design
3. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
(A) M.A. Art History Programme
Admission into the M. A. (Art History programme
is open to :
(i) Candidates who already possess the first
degree in (a) Art History; (b) Any major

areas of the Fine/Applied Arts and (c )
Art Education with minimum of Second
Class Lower Division from a recognized
University.
(ii) Candidates with Master of Fine Arts
(M.F.A.) degree in any major areas of
the Fine/Applied Arts with a minimum
cumulative weighted average of 60%
from a recognized University.
(iii) B. A. or B.Sc degree with a minimum of
Second Class Lower Division in: (a)
Anthropology (b) African Studies, (c )
Sociology (d) History (e) Archaeology
(f) Museum Studies. Candidates with
deficiencies may be required to register
for and pass lower course(s) from any or
all of the following undergraduate Art
History courses FAH 213, FAH 223,
HAH 316, FAH 326, and FAH 426 as
may be deemed necessary by the
supervisor(s).
B. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
programme
(a) A reputable B.A. or B.F.A. in studio art with
specialization in painting, sculpture,
advertising, printmaking, textile/fashion
design and ceramics. All candidates must
show a portfolio of minimum of 25 pieces of
the applicant’s work which will be reviewed
by the postgraduate. Sub-Committee of the
Department.
(b) Candidates with H.N.D. certificates plus six
years post graduation experience with Upper
Credit Pass and B.Ed (Fine /Applied Arts
degree with two years post-graduation
experience may also be considered.
(C) Ph. D. Art History Programme
(i) The candidates must possess the degree of
Master of Arts in Art History with a minimum
cumulative weighted average of 60% or an M.
Phil in Art History from any University
recognized by University of Benin.
(ii) In Exceptional Cases, candidates with a
minimum weighted average of 60% in Master
of Fine Art may be considered provided that
such candidates posses in addition to the
MFA, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts
not below Second Class Upper Division.
(iii) Candidates with M.A. (Art Education) and
M.F.A.)degrees who are interested in pursuing
the Ph.D degree in Art History will be made
to complete M.A. Art History Programme
with an average score of 50% as a remedial
before entering the programme.
The candidates admitted under B(i) above may be
required to take and pass the prescribed course(s)
from the M.A. Art History Programme of the
University of Benin, as may be deemed necessary
by the Department.
Duration of Programmes
a. The M.A (Art History) and M.F.A
programmes
Full Time: a minimum of 3 semesters and a
maximum of 6 semesters
Part time: The duration shall be twice the normal
period of the full time programme. A minimum of 4
semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters.

1.Admission Requirements
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) Art History
Admissions into the M. Phil (Art History)
programme are open to:
(i).Candidates who already possess the Degree of
Master of Arts in Art History, Museum Studies,
African History from any University recognized by
the University of Benin.
(ii).Candidates with a minimum weighted Average
of 55% in the Master of Art (M.A) may be
considered provided that such candidate possess in
addition to the M.A. Art History, a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in their relevant areas of study.
(iii).In exceptional cases, staff who are already in
the system and wish to undertake the programme
with a GPA of less than 55% but not lower than
52% will be admitted into the programme.
(iv).Candidates with M.A. Art History from any
University recognized by the University of Benin
who are interested in pursuing the M. Phil Degree
in Art History will be considered.
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) Fine and Applied
Arts
(i).Candidate with an MFA Degree in Studio Arts
with specialization in Painting, Sculpture,
Advertising, Printmaking, Textile/Fashion Design
and Ceramics will be considered.
(ii).In exceptional cases, staff who are already in the
system and wish to undertake the programme with
a GPA of less than 55% but not less than 52% will
be admitted into the M. Philprogramme.
(iii).Candidates with M.A., M. Ed. (Art Education)
from a recognized University will be admitted
provided their 1st Degrees in B.A./B.Ed., BFA are
in any of the following Studio Arts namely
Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Textiles/ Fashion
Design, Metal Design and Graphic Design.
Duration of Programmes
The M. Phil (Art History) and the M. Phil Fine and
Applied Arts are by full time of one calendar year
of 12 months. Full Time: Minimum durationof three
(3) Semesters and maximum of five (5) Semesters.
M. Phil Fine and Applied Arts: Full Time:
minimum of three (3) semesters and maximum of
five (5) Semesters.
The Ph.D (Art History and Visual Arts).
Full time: A minimum of 6 semesters and a
maximum of 8 semesters
Part time: A minimum of 8 semesters and a
maximum of 14 semesters
The School of Postgraduate Studies may approve an
extension where necessary.

UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, NIGERIA
IN COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL CENTRE
FOR WOMEN DEVELOPMENT, ABUJA, NIGERIA
ADMISSION INTO MASTER OF ARTS (MA)
PROGRAMME IN GENDER AND PEACE
BUILDING
2015/2016 ACADEMIC SESSION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates
for admission into the Master of Arts (MA) programme in
Gender and Peace Building.

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
i. A Candidate for postgraduate studies in the
University of Benin must have obtained at
least five (5) credits in WASC, NECO, GCE
(ordinary level or their equivalent, including
English and Mathematics or both, as
appropriate).
ii. Four credits at Ordinary level OND (not pass),
NCE, IJMB or Advance level passes.
iii. A holder of a Pass (Degree/Diploma) is not
qualified for admission into the postgraduate
programmes of the University of Benin.
Admission Requirements:
To be eligible for admission into this programme, a
candidate must:
a) Hold a Bachelor degree of the University of
Benin or that of any other University with at
least a Second Class Honours Lower Division.
b) Or be a mature candidate who must be a
minimum of 45 years old with 15 years
working experience holding the HND or Third
Class Honours Degree of a recognized
university.

Duration of Programme:
The duration of the Masters Programme is two semesters
(12 months) full time, 9 months for course work and 3
months to complete an approved project.
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS AND
MASS COMMUNICATIONS
Programmes Offered:
(a) Postgraduate Diploma Theatre Arts
(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Mass
Communication
(c) Master of Arts Theatre Arts
(d) Maters in (M.A) Mass communication
(e) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Theatre
Arts
(f) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Theatre
Arts
(g) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mass
communication.
Available Options/Specializations:
(a) Theory and Criticism of Arts
(b) Media/Communications
(c) Music and Dance
(d) Arts Administration/Theatre Management
(e) Performance Theory and Praxis
(f) Dramatic Theory and Criticism
Admission Requirements:
(a) M.Phil Programme:
The admission requirements are the same as
the general requirements for admission into
higher degree programmes of the University
of Benin. Candidates for the M.Phil
programme are expected to pass an M.A.
Theatre Arts with an average of between 50-
59%. Also candidates with an M.A. degree

in Art related Discipline like English and
Literature, Mass Communication, French,
History and other courses in humanities may
be admitted but will be required to take some
prescribed courses in Theatre Arts at the
M.A. level to remedy their deficiencies.
(b) Ph.D. Programme:
Candidates seeking admission into the Ph.D.
Programme in Theatre Arts must have an
M.A. degree in Theatre Arts with an overall
average of 60% or a B or an M.Phil degree in
Theatre Arts.

Duration of Programme:
(a) The Postgraduate Diploma programme FullTime shall be for twelve calendar months
except for the Part-time which shall be for at
least 3 semesters and at most 6 semesters.
Candidates would be expected to register for
and pass a minimum of 35 credits. The
courses are taught across two semesters and a
project done under supervision shall be
submitted at the end. For the Part-Time,
courses are taught across three semesters
with a project at the end.
(b) The M.A. programme shall be for 2
semesters. During this period, candidates
would be expected to register for and pass a
minimum of 40 credits. The courses are
taught across two semesters and a
dissertation done under proper supervision
shall be submitted at the end. A full time
programme shall not exceed a maximum of
twenty-four months. Candidates must also
make a mandatory 75% attendance. The Part
Time M.A. programme would be taught
across three semesters and a properly
supervised project submitted at the end of the
programme. The Part-Time programme shall
not exceed a maximum of 8 semesters.
(c) M.Phil in Theatre Arts:
(i) 2 semesters
(ii) 3 semesters maximum
(d) Ph.D. Theatre Arts:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters
DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Programmes Offered:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in French
(b) Master of Philosophy (M.phil)French
(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in French

AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATIONS:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) with
Specialization in:
(i) French Language
(ii) French Literature
(iii) African Literature
(iv) Caribbean Literature
(v) Comparative Literature
(vi) Literary Stylistics
(vii) Translation Studies
(b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) with
Specialization in:
(viii) French Language
(ix) French Literature
(x) African Literature
(xi) Caribbean Literature
(xii) Comparative Literature
(xiii) Literary Stylistics
(xiv) Translation Studies
(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with
specialization in:
(i) French Language
(j) French Literature
(k) African Literature
(l) Caribbean Literature
(m) Comparative Literature
(n) Literary Stylistics
(o) Translation studies

Admission Requirements:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in French
programmes.
A good Bachelor’s degree in French or its
equivalent. Candidates who obtain a
minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division from
other Universities shall be required to
produce their academic transcripts for
screening.
(b) Master of Philosophy (M.phil)
inprogramme:
A candidate who applies for a Ph.D
Programme who obtained a masters
degreebut with weighted Average score
(WAS) of between 55.0-59.99% may be
admitted into the M.phil programme in the
first instance.
(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme:
Admission to the Ph.D. programme will
depend strictly on the possession of a Master
degree in a relevant discipline. Candidate
must have a weighted average of 60% or
CGPA of 3.5 minimum on a 5-point scale.
Duration of Programmes:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) in French
programme:
(i) 2 semesters for full-time students.
(ii) 4 semesters for part-time students.
(b) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Translation Studies:
(i) 2 semesters for full time students
(ii) 4 semesters months for part-time students
(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme:
The period will normally be for a period of 4
semesters but candidates are allowed a
maximum of seven years.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Programmes Offered:
a) Master of Arts (MA) degree in History
b) Master Degree in International History and
Diplomacy (MIHD) (Full-Time)
c) Master of Arts (MA) International Studies and
Diplomacy
d). Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History
e) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International
Studies and Diplomacy
Admission Requirements:
1. M.A. History:
A good Bachelor’s Degree (a minimum of Second
Class, Lower Division with a weighted degree
average 55% or GPA if 3.3 on scale 5.0 in History
from the University of Benin or any other
recognized University. Candidates with a degree in
Education with History as the major area or a
degree in other disciplines related to History may be
considered for admission provided that they meet
the above requirements. Such candidates will be
required to take make-up courses in History as may
be determined by the Department.
Duration of Programme:
The programme runs sessionally and full-time for a
minimum of 2 semesters.
2.(a) MIHD: (Full-Time)
Admission Requirements:
A good First degree (minimum of Second Class,
Lower Division) in History or relevant disciplines
in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and
Education. However, a candidate with a degree in
an unrelated discipline but has practical experience
of at least two years would be required to take
prescribed remedial courses.

Duration of Programme:
The programme runs for a minimum of three
semesters.
3. Ph.D. History:

Admission Requirements:
An MA in History from a recognized University,
and an average of 60% in the MA examination.
Duration of Programme:
The programme runs for a minimum of 4 semesters
Admission Requirements
(a). MA International Studies and
DiplomacyProgramme
To be eligible for admission into the MA
International Studies and Diplomacyprogramme, a
candidate must:
(i). have five credit passes including English
Language and History or Government at the
Ordinary Level as basic requirements; and
(ii). possess not lower than a Second Class Degree
(Lower Division) in International Studies and
Diplomacy or History of the University of Benin, or
of any other approved/recognized university.
Applicants who have degrees in International
Relations, Strategic/Diplomatic Studies, African
Studies, and Political Sciencewill also be
considered.
Ph.D International Studies and
DiplomacyProgramme
To qualify for admission into the Ph.D International
Studies and Diplomacy programme, a candidate
must:
i) possess an MA degree in International Studies
and Diplomacy, History (or any of its variants, for
example, History and International Studies, History
and Diplomatic Studies, History and Strategic
Studies, etc) of the University of Benin, or any
approved/recognized university; and
ii) have a Cumulative Grade Point average (CGPA)
of not less than 3.5 on a five-point scale, or an
average of 60%; or

iii) possess an M.Phil. degree in the areas listed in i.
Duration of Programmes
MA International Studies and Diplomacy
The duration of the MA International Studies and
Diplomacy programme is a minimum of three
semesters (two semesters for course work, and the
third for the dissertation), and maximum of four
semesters.
Ph.D International Studies and Diplomacy
The minimum duration for the Ph.DInternational
Studies and Diplomacyprogramme is six semesters,
and a maximum of eight semesters.

DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS STUDIES.
Programmes Offered:
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics/Edo Language
and Literature
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics/Igbo Language
and Literature
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Linguistics.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Linguistics/Edo
Language and Literature
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Linguistics/igbo
Language and Literature
Areas of specialization available:
(a) Syntax
(b) Semantics
(c) Phonology
(d) African Linguistics
(e) Sociolinguistics
(f) Applied Linguistics
(g) Historical/Comparative Linguistics
(h) Psycholinguistics
(i) Phonetics
(k) Discourse Analysis

Admission Requirements:
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics:
A good Bachelor Degree (Second Class Lower
Division or above) in Linguistics from the
University of Benin or any other recognized
University, or such a Degree in a cognate field
deemed adequate as a basis for advanced study in
Linguistics (such as in a specific language,
sociology, anthropology, education, mathematics or
computer science), provided that a student may be
required to audit specific undergraduate courses or
take special remedial courses in Linguistics in areas
in which the Department considers him/her
deficient. A Bachelors Degree of Second Class
Lower Division may be considered for admission if
the weighted Degree Average is high in this
Division and if the candidate has compensatory
qualifications (such as a background of specific
language study or experience).
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Linguistics:
The possession of M.A. Degree in Linguistics by
thesis or an M.Phil in Linguistics or a cognate
discipline. Transfer of registration from the
Masters programme, on the recommendation of the
Departmental Board of Postgraduate Studies,
provided the candidate has obtained a grade not less
than a B or 60% average in the M.A.
comprehensive examination.
Duration of Programme:
(a) M.A programme:
(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 6-8semesters
(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

FACULTY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND NON
FORMAL EDUCATION
Programmes Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with specialization
in:
(1) M.Ed. (Adult and Non-formal Education)
(2) M.Ed. (Rural and Community Development)
(3) M.Ed. (Women Education)
(4) Ph.D in Adult and Non-Formal Education
(5) Ph.D in Rural and Community Development
(6 ) Ph.D in Women Education
Admission Requirements:
M.Ed Programme:
(a) a good honours degree in Adult Education of
the University of Benin or any University
recognized by the Senate.
(b) a good honours degree in Education of the
University recognized by Senate
(c) a good honours degree in Teaching subject
plus Postgraduate Diploma in Education or
any other qualification which the Senate may
deem suitable.
Ph.D Programme:
(i) Posses an appropriate Master’s degree in
Education of the University of Benin, or any
other University approved by the University
of Benin Senate with a minimum average of
60% OR
(ii) Shall in the case of Master degree holders
without any qualification in Education, such
candidates will be required to posses the
PGDE.
Duration of Programme:
M.Ed:
(a) M.Sc programme:
(i) Full-Time 3-4 semesters

(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters
Note: There is no examination.

DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
PROGRAMMES OFFERED
I. MASTERS DEGREE
A. M.Sc. Ed. In the following areas:
(i) Social Studies (Full-Time)
(ii) Biology (Full-Time)
(iii) Chemistry (Full-Time)
(iv) Mathematics (Full-Time)
(v) Physics (Full-Time)
(vi) Computer Science (Full-Time)
B. M.Ed in the following areas:
(iii) Curriculum Studies (Full-Time )
(iv) Instructional Technology (Full)
C. M.A. Ed in the following area:
(i) Social Studies (Full-Time)
(ii) English (Full-Time)
D. M.Phil
All available subjects areas (Full Time
II. PH.D. DEGREE
Available in the following area (Full Time Only)
(i) Social Studies Education
(ii) Curriculum Studies (Science or Maths)
(iv) Biology Education
(v) Chemistry Education
(vi) Mathematics Education
(vii) Physics
(viii) Instructional Technology
(ix) Language Education (English & French)
Duration of Programme
I. (a) M.Sc programme:
(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters
(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
Admission Requirements
i. Masters: A good honours degree with at
least a second class lower division in
education from the University of Benin or
any other institution recognized by the
Senate of The University of Benin in the
appropriate teaching subject. Single honours
degree holders must possess the Nigeria
Certificate in Education or PDGE (at least at
Merit level).
II. PH.D: An appropriate Masters Degree in
Education from the University of Benin or
any other University approved by the
University of Benin Senate with a Minimum
of 60% average. Masters degree holders
outside education must possess the PDGE
(with at least merit level).

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL
EVALUATION AND COUNSELLING
PSYCHOLOGY (EECP)

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
I. MASTERS DEGREE OFFERED
(i) M.Ed. Measurement and Evaluation
(ii) M.Ed. Counselling Psychology
(ii) M.Ed Early Childhood Education
(iv). M.Phil Measurement and Evaluation
(v). M.Phil. Counselling Psychology
(vi). Ph.D. Measurement and Evaluation
(vii). Ph.D. Counselling Psychology
(viii). PhD Early Childhood Education
Duration of Programme
I. (a) M.Sc programme:
(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters
(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
Admission Requirements
i. Masters: A good honours degree with
second class lower in education from the
University of Benin or any other institution
recognized by the Senate of The University
of Benin in the appropriate teaching subject.
Single honours degree holders must possess
the Nigeria Certificate in Education or
PDGE (at least at Merit level).
II. PH.D: An appropriate Masters Degree in
Education from the University of Benin or
any other University approved by the
University of Benin Senate with a Minimum

of 60% average. Masters degree holders
outside education must possess the PDGE
(with at least merit level).
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL
MANAGEMENT:
Programmes Offered:
(a) Master of Educational Management (M.Ed.)
c) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in
Educational Management
(e) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Educational
Management
(f) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Educational
Planning.

Admission Requirements:
(a) M.Ed Degree programmes (FullTime/Part-Time):
To be admitted into the degree of Master of
Educational Management and Foundation
programmes, a candidate shall have either or
both the following requirements:
(i) A good honours degree in Education of the
University of Benin or any University
recognized by the Senate.
(ii) A good honours degree in a teaching subject,
plus a postgraduate Diploma in Education or
any other qualification which the department
and Senate may deem suitable.
(iii) Teacher with the third class honours degree
with at least 5 years experience may be
admitted.
(b) M.Phil Degree Programmes
To be admitted into the Master of Philosophy
programmes in Educational Management and
foundations, a candidate shall have the M.Ed
in Educational Management and Foundations
of the University of Benin or any University
recognized by the Senate with a minimum
average of 55% in M.Ed degree examination,
including project.
(c) Ph.D Degree Programmes
The admission requirements for the Ph.D
degrees in Educational Administration and
Educational planning include:
(i) M.Phil degree
(ii) M.Ed degree with an orally
defended thesis
(iii) M.Ed degree with project with an
averagescore of 60%
To be admitted to the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in Educational foundations,
candidate shall:
(i) Possess a Master Degree of the
University of Benin or other recognized
and approved Universities appropriate to
the intended course.
(ii) The Ph.D candidate shall have passed;
for not degree or for not less than three
academic sessions (Post Master Degree)
an approved course of study under a
supervisor.

Duration:
(a) M.Sc programme:
(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 6-8semesters
(b) M.Phil. 6 -8 semesters
(c) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND
SPORTS SCIENCE
Programmes Offered:
(a) Master of Science Education (M.Sc. (Ed) in
Human Kinetics and Sports Kinetics and Sports
curriculum
(b) Master of Science Education (M.Sc. (Ed)in
Sports Management
(c) Master of Science Education (M.Sc.
(Ed)Exercise Physiology
(d) Master of Science Education (M.Sc. (Ed)in
recreation, leisure and tourism
(e) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Human
Kinetics and Sports Kinetics and Sports
curriculum
(f) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Sports
Management
(g) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Exercise
Physiology
(h) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in recreation,
leisure and tourism.

Admission requirements
Master of Science Education (M.Sc. (Ed) in
Human Kinetics and Sports Kinetics and Sports
curriculum
To be admitted into the Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Education Degree programme, the three
specialization areas in Health Education, a
candidate shall possess at least a Second Class
Honours, Lower Division from a recognized
University in any aspects of Human Kinetics and
Sports Sciences etc. Academic transcripts are
required for screening. The programme is for full
time. All candidates shall be subjected to a
departmental selection interview.
Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. in Human Kinetics
and Sports Kinetics and Sports curriculum
To be eligible for admission into the Ph.D
programme in Human Kinetics and Sports Sciences,
the candidate shall possess a Master’s degree of the
University of Benin or of other recognized
Universities in an area relevant to Human Kinetics
and Sports Sciences. Where the Master’s degree is
not directly in Health Education, the undergraduate
degree must be in Human Kinetics and Sports
Scienceswith other combinations. Students admitted
under this dispensation shall be required to take and
pass all Faculty and Departmental courses where
there are deficiencies as verifiable from their
official transcripts. All such admissions shall be
regarded as “conditional admission” subject to
satisfying the examiners in all the deficient courses
as demonstrated by minimum of 50% in each
course. If the student is not able to clear all
deficiencies by the end of the first year, he/she
would be asked to withdraw. In addition to the
above, all candidates will be required to attend oral
interview before admission and have a cumulative
of 60% in the Masters Degree work.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SAFETY AND
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Programmes offered
a) Master of Science Education (M.Sc.
(Ed) in Health Education
b) Master of Public Health Education
(MPHE)
c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health
Education
Area of Specialization
ii) Master of Science Education (M.Sc.
(Ed) in Health Education
iii) Master of Public Health Education
(MPHE)
iv) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health
Education
M.Sc. (Ed) in Health Education with
Specialization in:
i) School Health Education
ii) Community Health Education
iii) Environmental and Safety Education
Ph.D. Programmes in Health Education are in
three Areas of Specialization in:
i) School Health Education
ii) Community Health Education
iii) Environmental and Safety Education
Admission Requirements
To be admitted into the Master of Science (M.Sc.)
in Health Education Degree Programme the three
specialization areas in Health Education, a
candidate shall possess at least a Second Class
Honours, Lower Division from a recognized
University in Health Education, or Health
Education with other combinations e.g. Health and
Home Economics, health and Physical Education,
etc. Academic transcripts are required for
screening. The programme is for full time. All
candidates shall be subjected to a departmental
selection interview.
Master of Public Education (MPHE)
Admission Requirements
To be admitted into Master of Public Health
Education programme, a candidate shall possess at
least a Second Class Honours, Lower Division
degree in Health Education or related areas, e.g.
Home Economics Education, Safety Environmental
Science/Education, Biology, Microbiology, etc.
from a recognized University. The programme is
for full time. All candidates for this programme
must be subjected to a departmental selection
interview.
Ph.D.

Admission Requirements
To be eligible for admission into the Ph.D.
programme in Health Education, the candidate shall
possess a Masters degree of the University of Benin
or of other recognized Universities in an area
relevant to Health Education. Where the Masters
degree is not directly in Health Education, the
undergraduate degree must be in Health Education
or Health Education with combinations. Students
admitted under this dispensation shall be required to
take and pass all Faculty and Departmental courses
where there are deficiencies as verifiable from their
official transcripts. All such admissions shall be
regarded as “conditional admission” subject to
satisfying the examiners in all the deficient courses
as demonstrated by minimum of 50% in each
course. If the student is not able to clear all
deficiencies by the end of the first year, he/she
would be asked to withdraw. In addition to the
above, all candidates will be required to attend
oral interview before admission and have a
cumulative of 60% in the Master’s Degree work.

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL
FOUNDATIONS
Program Offered
(a) Masters in Educational Foundations
(M.Ed) with options in:
(i) Educational Philosophy
(ii) Educational Sociology
(iii) History of Education
(iv) Comparative and International Education.
(b) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in the same
options listed in (a) I – iv above.
(c) Ph.D Programmes in the same options listed
in (a) i-iv above.
(d) Admission Requirements.
(a) M.Ed degree Programmes (Full-Time and
Part-Time To be admitted into the degree of
Masters of Educational Foundations
programmes, a candidate shall have either or
both of the following requirements:
(i) Have a good honours degree in Education of
the University of Benin or any University
recognized by the Senate, with O/L Credit
pass in English Language and Mathematics.
(ii) Have a good honours degree in a teaching
subject plus a postgraduate Diploma in
Education or any other qualification which
the Department and Senate may deem
suitable.
(iii) Teacher with the third class honours degree
with at least 5 years experience MAY be
considered for admission.
(b) M.Phil Degree Programmes (Full-Time
Only)
To be admitted into the Master of Philosophy
programmes in Educational Foundations, a
candidate shall have the M.Ed in Educational
Foundations of the University of Benin or
any University recognized by the Senate
with a minimum average of 55% in M.Ed
degree examination, including project.
(c)Ph.D Degree Programmes (Full-Time only)
The admission requirements for the Ph.D degree
in Educational Foundations include:
(i) M.Phil degree
(ii) M.ED degree with an orally defended
thesis
(iii) M.Ed degree with project with an
average score of 60%.
(iv) In all cases, candidates are interviewed
by the Departmental Post Graduate Committee
which is chaired by the Head of Department.
There is no entrance examination.
DEPARTMENT OF VOCATIONAL &
TECHNICALEDUCATION
PROGRAMMES OFFERED:
(a) Master of Education (M.Ed) Business
Education
(b) Master of Education (M.Ed) Technical
Education
(c) Master of Education (M.Ed.)in Home
Economics
(d) Ph.D in Home Economics Education
(e) Ph.D in Business Education
AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATIONS:
(a) Master of Education (M.Ed) Business
Education:
(i) Office Technology & Management
(ii) Accounting
(b) Master of Education (M.Ed) in Technical
Education:
(i) Electrical and Electronics Technology
(ii) Mechanical Technology
(iii) Woodwork and Building Technology
iv. Metal work technology
(c )Master of Education (M.Ed) Home
EconomicsEducation
i. Clothing and Textile Technology
Food and Nutrition Technology
(d) M.Phil in Home Economics Education
(e) Ph.D. in Home Economics Education
(f) Ph.D in Business Education.
i. Accounting
ii. Office Technology and Management
Admission Requirements:
(a) M.Ed Business Education:
To be admitted into the Degree of Master in
Business Education, a candidate must meet
any of the following requirements:
(1) A good Honours Degree in Business
Education of the University of Benin or any
other University approved by Senate with a
minimum of 2.8 GPA.
(2) A good Honours Degree in
Business/Secretarial Administration,
with a minimum of 2.8 GPA plus a
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
(PGDE).
(3) HND (Upper Credit) plus Postgraduate
Diploma in Technical Teacher
Education. (PGDTECH)
(b) M.Ed Technical Education:
To be admitted into the degree of Master of
Education in Technical Education, a candidate
shall have either or both of the following
requirements:
(1) A good Honours Degree in Technical
Education respectively of the
University of Benin or any other
recognized University with a minimum
of 2.8 GPA.
(2) First Degree in Engineering, With a
minimum of 2.8 GPA plus A
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
(PGDE).
(3) HND (Upper Credit) plus Postgraduate
Diploma in technical Education.
(c) M.Ed in Home Economics:
To be admitted into the degree of Master of
Education in Home Economics, a candidate
shall have either or both of the following
requirements:
(1) A good Honours Degree (First Class
Upper or Second Class Lower
Division) in Home Economics
Education, Food and Nutrition
Education, Clothing and Textile
Science Education with a minimum of
2.8 GPA.
(2) HND Upper or Lower Credit in Home
Economics, Food, Nutrition,
Community Nutrition, Clothing and
Textile Science, Hotel and Catering
Management, Food Technology plus a
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
(PGDE).
(3) A good Degree in Home Economics,
Food and Nutrition, Home
Management, Catering Science, Hotel
and Catering Management, Food
Technology, Clothing and Textile with
a minimum of 2.8 GPA plus a
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
(PGDE).
4) Candidates with Third Class Honours
in Home Economics Education and
related fields who have more than 5
years teaching experience may be
considered.
(d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Home
Economics:
To be admitted into the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in Home Economics a candidate
shall have either or both of the following
requirements:
(1) A Masters Degree with thesis in Home
Economics Education, Food and
Nutrition, Clothing and Textile Science
Education from University of Benin or
any other recognized University.
(2) A Masters Degree with thesis in Home
Economics or other related field from
the University of Benin or any other
recognized University plus NCE or
PGDE.
Duration of Programmes:
(a) M.Ed (Business Education):
The duration of the Master in Business
Education programme shall be for a minimum
of twelve calendar months, and a maximum of
8 semesters for the full time, and a minimum
of three (3) years and maximum of five (5)
years during long vacation for part-time
(b) M.Ed (Technical Education):
The duration of the Master in Technical
Education programme shall be a minimum of
twelve (12) calendar months, and a maximum
of 8 semesters for the full-time, and a
minimum of (3) and maximum of five (5)
years during long vacations for part-time.
(c) M.Ed (Home Economics):
The duration of the Master in Technical
Education programme shall be a minimum of
twelve (12) calendar months, and a maximum
of 8 semesters for the full-time, and a
minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five
(5) years during long vacations for part-time..
(d) Ph.D (Home Economics Education):
The duration of the Ph.D programme shall be
for a minimum of twenty-four (24) months
(full-time) or a minimum of thirty-six (36)
months if on Part-Time.

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL
ENGINEERING:
Programmes Offered:
a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in
Chemical Engineering
i.A Bachelor of Engineering degree of the
University of Benin or other recognised
institution of higher learning with a minimum
of Third Class Honours for applicants having
other engineering degree. .
Or
ii.A Bachelor of Science (in physicsChemistry,
Industrial Chemistry and Biochemistry) of the
University of Benin or other recognised
institution of higher learning with a minimum
of Second Class Honours, Lower Division.
b) Masters of Engineering (M. Eng) in
Chemical Engineering
Applicants with the following qualifications
will be considered for admission.
i.A Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical
Engineering of the University of Benin or other
recognized institution of higher learning with a
minimum of Second Class Honours, Lower
Division.
Or
ii.A Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical
Engineering of the University of Benin or other
recognized institutions of higher learning with a
minimum of Merit classification.
c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in
Chemical Engineering
An applicant for the Ph.D degree must posses
an M. Eng with research thesis in Chemical
Engineering from a recognised institution and
must have at least 60%.
Duration of Programme
a) PGD: : This is a full time programme.
The duration of the programme is a minimum
of twelve months and a minimum of Twenty
four months. Lectures will be given on
weekdays.
b) M.Eng: This is a full time programme.
The duration of the programme is a
minimum of twenty four months and a
maximum of Forty eight months. All
lectures will be given on weekdays.
c) Ph.D: The duration of the programme
is a minimum of 36 months and a maximum of
seventy-two months.
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
Programme offered:
(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Civil
Engineering
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil
Engineering
(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng) with
specialization in:
(i) Engineering Structures and Technology
(ii) Water Resources and Environmental
Health Engineering
(iii) Transportation and Highway
Engineering
(iv) Geotechnical Engineering
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with
specialization in:
(i) Engineering Structures and Technology
(ii) Water Resources and Environmental
Health Engineering
(iii) Transportation and Highway
Engineering
(iv) Geotechnical Engineering
Admission Requirements:
(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Civil
Engineering:
All candidates must normally have at least a Second
Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering from the
University of Benin or other recognized institutions
of higher learning.
Candidates having at least a Second Class honours
(Upper division) degree in other related fields of
Engineering or cognate disciplines will be
considered on an individual basis. Relevant
industrial experience will be an advantage.
Candidates must indicate on their application their
intended area of specialization.
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Civil
Engineering:
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree is mainly
by research geared towards preparing students for
advanced research and academic career in the
chosen areas of specialization. However, students
who are found deficient in some areas may be
required to take some taught courses. The total
number of credits for such courses will normally
not exceed 18 credits. Such candidates must pass a
written qualifying examination before they can
formally commence work on thesis/dissertation.
The taught courses may be selected from one or
more area of specialization.
Duration of Programmes:
(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Civil
Engineering:
2 semesters minimum
4 semesters maximum
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil
Engineering:
A minimum of 4 semestersa maximum of 8
semestes for all categories of admission to the
programmes.
No written examination is required for admission
into any of the programmes.
DEPARTMENT OF
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS
ENGINEERING
Programmes Offered:
(a) M.Eng in Electrical/Electronics Engineering
(b) Ph.D in Electrical/Electronics Engineering
Admission Requirements:
(a) M.Eng in Electrical/Electronics Engineering
The following shall be eligible to seek admission
into the programme:
1. Holders of B.Eng degrees in Electrical and
Electronics Engineering with First or Second
Class Honours of the University of Benin
2. Holders of degrees equivalent to (1) from
other recognized Universities
3. Holders of the Postgraduate Diploma in
Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the
University of Benin
4. Persons having any other qualifications
which together with relevant experience
deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty of
Engineering Board of Studies and approved
by Senate of the University of Benin.
(b) Ph.D in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
An applicant for the Ph.D programme must possess
an M.Eng degree in Electrical/Electronic
Engineering from a recognized Educational
Institution and must have a weighted average of
60% or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 5 point scale.
Duration of Programme:
M.Eng:
The programme shall last for a minimum of 4
semesters (2years) and a maximum of 8 semesters
(8months) on full-time.
Ph.D programme:
The programme shall last for a minimum of 6
semesters (3years) and a maximum of 10 semesters
(5months) on full-time.
Available Options/Specialization in:
M.Eng and Ph.D:
Electronics and Telecommunication
Power and Machines.
Note: No written exams is required for any of
the programmes.
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER
ENGINEERING
Programmes Offered:
(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)in Computer
Engineering
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer
Engineering
Admission Requirements:
(a) Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in
Computer Engineering
(i) B.Eng. in computer engineering, electrical &
electronics engineering with a minimum of second
class honours (Upper division) from the University
of Benin or other recognized institutions of higher
learning.
(ii) PGD in Computer Engineering at credit level
pass (i.e. 3.5 on 5.0 scale) or 60% on weighted
percentage average from the University of Benin or
other recognized institutions of higher learning.
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Computer
Engineering:
An applicant for the Ph.D degree must possess an
M.Eng with research thesis in M.Eng. in Computer
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

from the University of Benin or other recognized
institutions of higher learning.
Available Options/Specialization in:
M.Eng and Ph.D:
Electronics and Telecommunication
Power and Machines
Admission Requirements:
M.Eng:
The following shall be eligible to seek admission
into the programme:
1. Holders of B.Eng degrees in Electrical and
Electronics Engineering with First or Second
Class Honours of the University of Benin
2. Holders of degrees equivalent to (1) from
other recognized Universities
3. Holders of the Postgraduate Diploma in
Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the
University of Benin
4. Persons having any other qualifications
which together with relevant experience
deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty of
Engineering Board of Studies and approved
by Senate of the University of Benin.
Ph.D:
An applicant for the Ph.D programme must possess
an M.Eng degree in Electrical/Electronic
Engineering from a recognized Educational
Institution and must have a weighted average of
60% or CGPA of 3.50 minimum on a 5 point scale.
Duration of Programme:
M.Eng:
The programme shall last for a minimum of 2
semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters months
on full-time.
Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
(ii) Part-Time 8-12 semesters

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM
ENGINEERING
Programmes Offered:
1. Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) Degree in
Petroleum Engineering .
2. Doctorate Degree in Petroleum Engineering
(PhD)
Admission requirements
For M.Eng, Candidate must have B.Eng in
Petroleum Engineering or a PGD in Petroleum
Engineering
For Ph.D, Candidates must have Masters Degree in
Petroleum Engineering with an average of 60%.
Duration of course
M.Eng 18 Months which P.hD, 36 – 38 months full
time
Please note that there is will be entrance
examination for M.Eng and Proposal Defence for
P.hD.

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING
Programmes Offered:
(1) M.Eng. in Engineering Design and
Manufacture
(2) M.Eng. Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion
Management
(3) M.Eng. Applied Energy
(4) M.Eng. in Thermal Power Engineering
(5) Ph.D. in Engineering Design and
Manufacture
(6) Ph.D. in Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion
Management
(7) Ph.D. in Applied Energy
(8) Ph.D in Thermal Power Engineering
Available Options/Specializations:
(a)i Thermal Power Engineering
ii Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
iii Advanced Fluid Mechanics
iv Head and Mass Transfer Engineering
v. Sound and Vibration Engineering
vi Engineering Design and Manufacture
vii Applied Energy
viii Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion
Management
(b) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with
specialization in:
i Thermal Power Engineering
ii Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
iii Advanced Fluid Mechanics
iv Heat and Mass Transfer Engineering
v. Sound and Vibration Engineering
vi Engineering Design and Manufacture
vii Applied Energy
viii Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion
Management

Admission Requirements
For the M.Eng. programmes in Thermal Power
Engineering, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning,
Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass
Transfer Engineering, Sound Vibration
Engineering, Engineering Design and Manufacture
and Applied Energy, to be considered for
admission, a candidate shall possess a minimum of:
A Second Class Lower Division degree in
Mechanical Engineering obtained from the
University of Benin or any other University
recognized by Senate.
For M.Eng in Industrial Metallurgy and Corrosion
Management, to be considered for admission, a
candidate shall possess a minimum of a Second
Class Honours Degree in Metallurgy/Materials
Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, Production
Engineering and Chemical Engineering obtained
from the University of Benin or any other
University recognized by Senate, with evidence of
enough exposure to Metallurgy and Materials at
undergraduate level. The evidence is to be provided
through the candidate’s transcript.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical
Engineering:
An applicant for the Ph.D Degree must possess an
M.Eng with a research thesis in Mechanical
Engineering from a recognized institution and
must have a weighted average of 60% or CGPA of
3.50 minimum on a 5-point scale.
Duration:
(a) M.Sc programme:
(i) Full-Time 4-6 semesters
(b) Ph.D programme:
(i) Full-Time 6-10 semesters
There will be no entrance examination.

DEPARTMENT OF PRODUCTION
ENGINEERING
PROGRAMMES OFFERED
a. Postgraduate Diploma in Production
Engineering (PGD). Prod E)
b. Master of Science in Engineering
Management (M.Sc. Eng Mgt)
c. Master of Engineering in production
Engineering (M.Eng.)
d. Master of Philosophy in Production
Engineering (M.Phil.)
e. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in
Production Engineering.
2.AVAILABLE OPTIONS/SPECIALIZATIONS
a. Postgraduate Diploma in Production
Engineering (PGD Prod Eng.)
b. Master of science (M.Sc) in
Engineering Management
c. Master of Engineering with
specialization in
i. Manufacturing Engineering
ii. Industrial Engineering
d. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) with
specialization in
i. Manufacturing Engineering
ii. Industrial Engineering
e. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) with
specialization in
i. Manufacturing Engineering
ii. Industrial Engineering
3. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a. Postgraduate Diploma in production
Engineering (PGD.Prod.E) (Part – Time).
Applicants for this programme should be holders
of:
i. A Bachelor Degree in engineering with
a minimum of third class honours.
ii. A Bachelors Degree in relevant
Science subjects with a minimum of a
third class honours.
iii. A postgraduate Diploma in
Engineering of the University of Benin
or from other recognised University.
iv. A Postgraduate Diploma in relevant
Science subjects.
v. A Higher National Diploma in
Engineering with a pass at the credit
level.
b. Master of Science Degree (Engineering
Management) (Part-Time).
Applicants for this programme should be holders
of:
i. A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a
minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower
division)
ii. A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant Science
Subject with a minimum of second class
Honours Lower Division and five years
relevant industrial experience.
iii. A postgraduate Diploma in Engineering of
the University of Benin or its equivalent with
four years relevant industrial experience.
iv. For categories (i) and (ii) above, a write-up
on relevant industrial experience will be
required as appropriate.
c. M.Eng. (Manufacturing) Full time
i. Candidatesadmitted into the M.Eng.
(Manufacturing) Programme shall normally
possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Production

Engineering with a minimum of Second
Class Honours Lower Division or
ii. a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical
Engineering with a minimum of second
class Honours (Lower Division) and
subject to remedial courses.
iii. Professional qualifications and experience
in the related field would be of added
advantage.
d. M.Eng (Industrial Engineering) Full time
Candidates admitted into the M.Eng programme
in Industrial Engineering shall normally
possess either
i. A bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with
a minimum of second class honours lower
division
ii. Professional qualifications and experience
in the related field would be of added
advantage.
e. M.Phil.
programme offered:
i. Manufacturing Engineering
ii. Industrial Engineering
Admission Requirements
Candidates for the M.Phil. degree programme must:
i. Hold an M.Sc/M.Eng degree in
Production/Industrial
Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
ii. Have an average score in the M.Eng/
M.Sc course work of between (55-59)%
f. Doctor of Philosophy
programme offered:
iii. Manufacturing Engineering
iv. Industrial Engineering
v. The candidates must have at least a
recognized Master Degree in Production
Engineering or Industrial engineering or
a related Engineering discipline with
minimum weighted average of 60% or a
CGPA of 3.5 on a 5 point scale.
vi. A candidate with an honours Degree in
Engineering plus Master of Science
Engineering Management will qualify
for PhD in Industrial Engineering
vii. M.Phil. Degree in
Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering.

4. DURATION OF THE PROGRAMMES
a. Postgraduate Diploma in Production
Engineering (Part – Time)
The duration of the programme will be a
minimum of twenty-four months (Four
Semesters) and a maximum of five years (Ten
Semesters). All lectures will be given on
weekends.
b. Master of Science (Engineering
Management) degree (Part-Time).
The duration of the programme will be a
minimum of thirty-six months (Six Semesters)
and a maximum of five years(Ten Semesters).
All lectures will be given on weekends
c. M.Eng (Industrial/Manufacturing
Engineering) Full – Time
The programme is scheduled to be completed in a
minimum period of twenty-four months (Four
Semesters) and a maximum of 48 months (Eight
semesters).
d. Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) Full – Time
M.Phil. (Full Time) 12-24 months
e. Doctor of Philosophy
The programme will last for a minimum
period of 2 years (24 months) for Full – Time
candidates and 3 years (36 months) for Part –
Time candidates. And the Programme should
not exceed a period of 7 years (84 months) for
Full – Time candidates and 8 years (96
months) for Part – Time candidates.
5. ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
No entrance examination in all the programmes.

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

Prgrammes Offered:
(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
Full-Time
(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Long
Vacation Part Time)
(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical
Education PGDTED (Full Time)
(d) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical
Education PGDTED (Long Vacation Part
Time)
Admission Requirements:
(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education
(PGDE) (Full-Time):
The required entry qualification for the
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) FullTime Programme is a Bachelor’s Degree in
teaching subjects from a recognized University.
Candidates with two or more years of teaching
experience stand at an advantage.

Duration of Programme:
One academic session of two semesters.
(b) Postgraduate in Education (Long Vacation
Part-Time):
The required entry qualification for the
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Part
Time Programme is a Bachelor’s Degree in
teaching subjects from a recognized University.
Candidates with two or more years teaching
experience stand at an advantage.
Duration: Two long vacations.
(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical
Education (PGDTED) (Full-Time):
(i) HND in any relevant discipline obtained
from any recognized Institution or other
Institutions approved by the University.
(ii) A degree in Technical subject obtained
from a recognized University.

Duration of Programme:
One academic session of two semesters.
Admission Requirements:
(i) H.N.D. in any relevant discipline
obtained from any recognized Institution
or any other Institutions approved by the
University.
(ii) A degree in technical subject obtained
from a recognized University.
INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
AND EXTENSION SERVICES:
Programme Offered:
(i) MASTERS IN HEALTH PLANNING
AND MANAGEMENT (MHPM)
To be admitted into the degree of Masters in
Health Planning and Management, a candidate
shall:

Admission Requirements:
(a) hold an honours first degree in Health
Planning and Management or related fields
OR
(b) have an honours degree in a discipline other
than Health Planning and Management plus at
least 3 years experience in Health Planning,
Research and Statistics or other relevant
Department after graduation; OR
(c) hold an honours first degree in other
disciplines but must in addition possess a
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Health
Planning and Management or related fields
from recognized institutions.
(d) A pass degree in Health Planning and
Management o any Related Discipline in
addition 3 years’ experience
(e) Any other qualification approved by senate of
the University.

Duration:
The duration of the programme will be a minimum of 12 months and maximum of 48months. It is a
full-time programme. Entrance Examination: Entrance Examination is not required for admission; the candidates shall be selected on qualifications and other requirements.

(ii) PH.D (DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY)
DEGREE IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Admission Requirements:
In addition to the general requirements for
admission into graduate programmes of the
University of Benin, prospective entrants are
required to possess any of the following
qualifications:
(i) Masters degree in Health Planning and
Management with a CGPA of 3.50
(ii) Masters degree in Public Health, Nursing,
Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and related
health professions, Public Administration,
Development Studies, Sociology, Social Work,
Health Education, Business Administration/
Management Plus the Postgraduate Diploma in
Health Administration/Management.
(iii) Any other academic or professional
qualifications in health and human services
acceptable to the senate of the University of
Benin.

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