UNICAL Begins Admission into Graduate Programmes for 2015/2016 Academic Session

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Graduate Programmes in the 2015/2016 academic year leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy Degree of the University of Calabar.

UNICAL Begins Admission into Graduate Programmes for 2015/2016 Academic Session

Available Post Graduate Diploma Programmes
Programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s, and Ph.D degrees are available in the under-listed Departments. Click Here for details of each programme and specific requirements (PDF)

Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
Animal Science;
Crop Science
Soil Science
Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management

Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences

Public Health
Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Microbiology/ Parasitology Unit
Chemical Pathology Unit and Haematology Unit)
Radiography and Radiological Sciences
Nursing Sciences.

Faculty of Arts

English and Literary Studies
History and International Studies
Linguistics and Communication Studies
Religious and Cultural Studies
Theatre and Media Studies
Modern Languages and Translation Studies.

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences


Faculty of Education

Arts Education
Business Education
Continuing Education and Development Studies
Curriculum and Teaching
Educational Administration and Planning
Educational Foundations
Guidance and Counselling; Environmental Education
Human Kinetics and Health Education
Library and Information Science
Science Education; Social Science Education
Special Education.

Faculty of Law


Faculty of Management Sciences

Banking and Finance
Business Management

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Medicine and Dentistry
Community Medicine.

Faculty of Science

Genetics and Biotechnology
Computer Science
Pure and Applied Chemistry
Zoology and Environmental Biology.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Geography and Environmental Science
Political Science
Public Administration.

Institute of Education

PGD Education
PGD Environmental Education

Institute of Oceanography

Fisheries and Aquaculture
Physical Oceanography
Biological Oceanography

Institute of Public Policy and Administration

PGD Public Administration
Policy and Administrative Studies

General Regulations

Courses may be offered full-time or part-time. All programmes begin with coursework and end with a project for Graduate Diploma, MBA, MPA and MPAS or thesis for Master’s and Ph.D degree.

Duration of Programme

For Full-time Studies: the Postgraduate Diploma lasts for two (2) semesters. The Master’s degrees last for 3 – 5 semesters; and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes last for 6 – 10 semesters.
For Part-time Programmes, the Master’s degrees last for 4-6 semesters, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) lasts for 10-14 semesters.

Note that PGD programmes run on full-time basis only.

Requirements for Admission

Candidates are required to have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale and 2.75 on a 4-point scale for Master’s programmes and 4.00 on a 5-point scale and 3.00 on a 4-point scale for the Ph.D programmes. A CGPA of 1.50 and above is required for PGD programmes.

Candidates with Master’s degree from recognized universities may credit the relevant courses towards the Ph.D programme, provided that the quality of the grade is acceptable to the Graduate School


Filling of forms: Surnames first, First name next, Middle name last. There will be no changes made after submission of application forms online. Therefore candidates must think through before submission as any changes will attract a fee. This is to prevent multiple applications.

The titles Mr, Miss or Mrs may be used but not Rev(Dr), Chief, etc. Programmes applied for should be Ph.D, M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc, MPH, LLM, PGDE, PGDEE, PGDPA, PGDM, PGD, etc.


Candidates are to ensure that their academic transcripts are forwarded by their previous institutions through courier service to the Academic Secretary, Graduate School, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Cross River State, on or before the deadline indicated below.

All transcripts must be received in Graduate School on or before the screening day being 6th November, 2015.
Candidates whose transcripts are not received in the Graduate School by 6th November, shall not be considered for admission.

There will be no room for awaiting results (all applicants whose results have not been approved by the Graduate School Board/University Senate will not be considered for admission).

Admission Screening Exercise

All candidates are also expected to take part in the admission screening exercise which take place on Friday, 13th November, 2015 for MBA, MPAS, and all PGD candidates while Saturday, 14th November, 2015 is for Master’s and Ph.D candidates.

The screening test will be a computer based test as follows:

Part A – Written (Use of English Language, Logic, Mathematics, ICT and General Knowledge);

Part B – Oral interview in the respective departments based on subject area/concept note for Ph.D and Master’s candidates.

There shall be No oral interview for MBA, MPAS and all PGD programmes.

Application Closing Date
The website for submission of application will be shut down on Friday, 6th November, 2015.

Mode of Application

Interested candidates should Click the following link to Start Application http://unicalpg.org/

Thereafter, candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of N20,000.00 at any branch of the under-listed banks nationwide.

A printout with a unique PIN will be issued at the bank. Candidates would then enter their unique PIN and their mobile phone numbers on the website to access the form.

Follow the steps by providing your data as prompted and ensure that your form is submitted.

You are to print out a copy of your form and concept note, by clicking on print button after submission. Please bring a copy of the printed form to the venue on the day of the screening.

Process flow of E-Scratch Card for UNCIAL Post Graduate Application

Walk into any bank across the federation and make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase Graduate School application form for 2015/2016 academic session

Walk into any Enterprise Bank across the federation and make payment on Calpay platform to purchase Graduate School application form for 2015/2016 academic session

Make a payment of N20,000.00 and obtain the payment slip.

Go online to www.unicalpg.org

Logon with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Post Graduate form

Concept Note
As part of the application, candidates are expected to submit a Concept Note of 3 pages maximum for Ph.D programmes and a-one-and-a-half (1 ½) page maximum for Masters’ programme. The concept note will be typed online in a space provided in the form and printed out for submission to the department. The concept note is a Mini Summary of Research Proposal highlighting what candidates intend to research on when admitted. It has to cover the following:

*Statement of the programme
*Relevance of study to self and society
*Aim(s) of the study
*Brief theoretical background

Note: Candidates who fail to send their concept notes online along with their application forms will not be allowed to take part in the oral interview

Help Desk/Enquiry
Admission/Available Programmes: 08064355991, 08037969617, 08035432338

Issues with online forms: 07056693127, 08035191335, 07056693126, 08098957263, 08054165689.

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