UNN ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMICS, POLICY AND INNOVATION NOW OPENS FOR 2013/2014
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admissions into Full-time and Part-time Postgraduate Programmes in Climate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation for the 2013/2014 session.
Candidates on full time employment are not eligible to apply for full time studies. Presently, all programmes in climate change are domiciled in the Department of Geography, Faculty of the Social Sciences.
Available programmes in Climate Change are:
PGD in Cimate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation;
M.Sc. in Cimate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation;
Ph.D. in Cimate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation; and
M.Sc./Ph.D. in Cimate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation
ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMICS, POLICY AND INNOVATION (CCEPI)
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
The following shall qualify for postgraduate diploma admission:
i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities;
ii) Holders of Credit (Upper credit) level passes at HND;
iii) Candidates with the Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of third class honours;
iv) Please note that in all cases candidates must have obtained 5 credits in WASC or GCE or NECO including English and Mathematics.
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME
The following shall qualify for Master’s Degree admission:
(i) Graduates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized Universities who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree with at least a good second class honours in the following faculties/disciplines: Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences & Technology, Physical Sciences, the Social Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Business Administration, Environmental Studies, Faculties in the Humanities and Law.
(ii) Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation of the University of Nigeria or awarded by other recognized institutions with at least Upper Credit level passes;
(iii) Candidates whose first degrees are unclassified but have scores of 50% or above;
(iv) Please note that in all cases, candidates must have obtained 5 credits in WASC or GCE or NECO including English and Mathematics;
(v) Candidates who hold qualifications other than those listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University of Nigeria.
DOCTORATE DEGREE (Ph.D.) PROGRAMME
The following shall qualify for Doctorate Degree admission:
(a) Candidates of the University of Nigeria or of other recognized Universities who have obtained the Master’s degree in Climate Change Economics, Policy and Innovation with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 grade point average on a 5-point scale, 3.00 grade point average on a 4-point scale or ‘B’ 60% average provided that satisfactory research work formed part of the Master’s degree programme;
(b) Demonstrated evidence of completed academic research will be an advantage.
The following shall qualify for Master’s/Ph.D. admission:
(a) A candidate with first class honours from a recognized University may be admitted into a Master’s/Ph.D. programme;
(b) A candidate with Master’s degree from a recognized University with a grade point average of 3.50 on a 5-point scale or 3.00 on a 4-point scale, i.e. 60%.
DURATION OF COURSES
(a) Postgraduate Diploma – Two Semesters.
(b) Master’s degree – Twelve Months for full-time and Three Semesters for part-time.
(c) Ph.D. degree – Two Calendar Years (minimum) and Five Calendar Years (maximum) for full-time;
Three Calendar Years (minimum) and Six Calendar Years (maximum) for part-time
Candidates are expected to complete their programme at the minimum duration but not to exceed the maximum..
For Regular programmes, Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s applicants/candidates are considered for admission once in a session, while Doctorate degree candidates are considered for admission twice in an academic session and therefore may register at the beginning of the first or second semester immediately following their admissions.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application Forms can be obtained ONLINE on payment of a non-refundable fee of N20,000.00 (Twenty thousand naira only) made payable to “The University of Nigeria Postgraduate School Fees Account, at any bank within the country using the E-tranzact platform.
Applicants should log onto http://portal.unn.edu.ng and click on “Applications”, and follow the procedure.
The current postgraduate studies prospectus is also available at the office of “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka”, and on payment of N3,000.00 (three thousand naira only) at any branch of Diamond Bank plc, under the account name: University of Nigeria Postgraduate School Fees Account, a copy could be obtained.
Candidates should download 3 copies of the referee report form (D1) after completing preliminary and personal details online.
Some details on the form would be inserted automatically with the information provided by the candidate online while the remaining should be completed by the referees manually and returned to the candidate who will enclose it in sealed envelope for submission.
Please note that application forms shall not be processed unless the referee reports are available.
Candidate should download transcript request forms (D2) also provided online, and submit to their former Universities/Institutions to forward with a copy of Academic transcript(s) to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka” to reach him/her not later than 18th November, 2013.
Candidates whose transcripts are not received on or before the deadline by the School shall not have their application forms processed.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORMS
Most information required would be completed online.
However, a copy of the online completed application form should be downloaded and printed. The printed application form with the relevant documents as listed below should be posted or delivered to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully;
a. NYSC Certificates (Discharge or Exemption Certificate);
b. Two copies of the Application summary form (D3) available online should be downloaded & printed;
i. One copy of the printed summary form (D3) should be glued very neatly (NOT STAPLED) on a brown (10” x 15”) Envelope;
ii. The second copy of the printed summary form (D3) should be glued very neatly (NOT STAPLED) on a white (9” x 13”) File Jacket;
d. All accompanying documents should be placed in the file Jacket, specified in (c.ii) and the File Jacket should be placed in brown envelope as specified in (c.i) above.
All documents must fit into the (10” x 15”)-sized Envelope and delivered or addressed and sent by courier to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka”.
Application starts from the date of this publication and closes on 20th November, 2013.
Dr. (Mrs.) M. E. Odukwe
Secretary to the School
School of Postgraduate Studies
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
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