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AAU Postgraduate Admission Form For 2024 Session

Are you aspiring to pursue higher education and advance your career? Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, is inviting qualified candidates to apply for its diverse range of Higher Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes for the 2021/2022 Academic Session. This blog post serves as your comprehensive guide to the available programs and admission requirements.

Higher Degrees Available

1. Master and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programmes

(A) Faculty of Agriculture

i. Department of Animal Science

  • M.Sc, M.Phil, and Ph.D in Animal Science (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
    • Animal Physiology and Reproduction
    • Animal Breeding and Genetics
    • Animal Production and Management
    • Food Science and Technology

ii. Department of Crop Science

  • M.Ed, M.Phil, and Ph.D in Crop Science (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Crop Production
    • Crop Physiology
    • Crop Breeding and Genetics
    • Pasture Agronomy
    • Weed Science
    • Crop Protection (Plant Pathology and Entomology)

iii. Department of Soil Science

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Soil Science (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Soil Management
    • Soil Minerology & Pedology
    • Soil Fertility & Chemistry
    • Soil Microbiology

iv. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • M.Sc, M.Phil, and Ph.D in Agricultural Economics (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Agricultural Resources Economics
    • Farm Management and Production Economics
    • Agricultural Marketing
    • Agricultural Co-operatives
    • Agricultural Finance
    • Agric-Business
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology with options in:
    • Agricultural Programme Planning and Evaluation
    • Agricultural Administration
    • Agricultural Advertising/Communication
    • Community/Rural Development
    • Extension Processes and Practice
    • Rural Sociology

(B) Faculty of Arts

i. Department of English

  • M.A and Ph.D in English (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • English Language or English Literature

ii. Department of Modern Languages

  • M.A. and Ph.D in French Studies (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • French Language
    • Applied French Linguistics
    • Translation and Interpretation
    • Literature (French or other Francophone Africa or Caribbean)
    • Civilizations (French or other Francophone Speaking Countries)

iii. Department of Religious Management and Cultural Studies

  • M.A. and Ph.D in Religious Management (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • African Traditional Religion
    • Church History
    • Christian Theology
    • New Testament Studies
    • Philosophy of Religion

iv. Department of History and International Studies

  • M.A, M.Phil, and Ph.D in History (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)

(C) Department of Philosophy

  • M.A. and Ph.D in Philosophy (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • African Philosophy
    • Epistemology
    • Metaphysics
    • Ethics.

(D) Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

i. Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

  • M.Sc in Medical Laboratory Sciences (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)

ii. Department of Human Physiology

  • M.Sc in Human Physiology (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)

(E) Faculty of Education

i. Department of Curriculum and Instruction

  • M.Ed and Ph.D in Curriculum and Instructions (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Social Studies Education
    • Science Education
    • Language Education

ii. Department of Educational Foundation and Management

  • M.Ed, M.Phil, and Ph.D in Educational Foundations and Management (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)

iii. Department of Guidance and Counselling

  • M.Ed and Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Guidance and Counselling
    • Educational Psychology

iv. Department of Vocational and Technical Education

  • M.Ed and Ph.D in Vocational and Technical Education (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Technical Education
    • Home Economics Education

(F) Faculty of Engineering

i. Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering

  • M.Sc and Ph.D in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Electrical Power and Machines
    • Electronics and Telecommunications
    • Control and Instrumentation

ii. Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • M.Eng and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Applied Mechanics/Engineering Design
    • Thermo-Fluids

(G) Faculty of Environmental Studies

i. Department of Architecture

  • M.Sc and Ph.D in Architecture (FULL-TIME ONLY)

(H) Faculty of Law

  • LL.M and Ph.D Programmes (PART-TIME ONLY)
  • Specializations:
    • Commercial and Industrial Law
    • Private and Property Law
    • Public Law
    • Jurisprudence and International Law

(I) Faculty of Management Science

i. Department of Business Administration

  • MBA, M.Sc, M.Phil, and Ph.D Programmes
    • Master in Business Administration (MBA) (PART-TIME ONLY)
    • Master of Science in Business Administration (M.Sc) (PART-TIME/FULL-TIME)
    • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Business Administration (FULL-TIME)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Business Administration (FULL-TIME)

ii. Department of Public Administration

  • MPA, M.Sc, and Ph.D Programmes
    • Master in Public Administration (MPA) (PART-TIME ONLY)
    • Master of Science in Public Administration (M.Sc) (PART-TIME/FULL-TIME)
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Ph.D) (PART-TIME/FULL-TIME)

iii. Department of Accounting

  • M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes
    • Master of Science in Accounting (M.Sc) (PART-TIME/FULL-TIME)
    • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Accounting (FULL-TIME)
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting (Ph.D) (FULL-TIME)

(J) Faculty of Life Sciences

i. Department of Biochemistry

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Biochemistry (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Nutritional Biochemistry
    • Clinical Biochemistry
    • Lipid Biochemistry

ii. Department of Botany

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Botany (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Mycology/Plant Pathology
    • Plant Ecology/Bioresearches Development/Ethnobotany
    • Genetic and Plant Breeding; Genetics and Biotechnology

iii. Department of Microbiology

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Microbiology (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Environmental Microbiology
    • Food Microbiology
    • Industrial Microbiology

iv. Department of Zoology

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Zoology (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Entomology
    • Hydrobiology and Fisheries
    • Parasitology

(K) Faculty of Physical Sciences

i. Department of Chemistry

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Chemistry (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Analytical/Environmental Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry

ii. Department of Computer Science

  • M.Sc and Ph.D in Computer Science (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)

iii. Department of Mathematics

  • M.Sc, M.Phil, and Ph.D
    • Master of Science in Mathematics (M.Sc)
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (Ph.D)
    • Master of Science in Statistics (M.Sc)
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics (Ph.D)
    • Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics (M.Sc)
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Mathematics (Ph.D)
    • Master in Philosophy (M.Phil) Mathematics/Industrial Mathematics and Statistics.

iv. Department of Physics

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Physics (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Geophysics
    • Solid State Physics

(L) Faculty of Social Sciences

i. Department of Economics

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Economics (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Econometrics
    • Monetary Economics
    • Project Evaluation
    • Development Economics
    • Public Sector Economics
    • International Trade and Finance
    • Human Resources

ii. Department of Sociology

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Sociology (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Population and Demography
    • Industrial and Labour Relations
    • Political Sociology
    • Criminology and Deviance
    • Sociology and Development
    • Gender Studies

iii. Department of Geography and Environmental Management

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Geography and Regional Planning (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Environmental Resource Management
    • Urban Geography
    • Industrial Geography
    • Climatology
    • Remote Sensing
    • Cartography
    • Rural Development Planning
    • Agricultural Geography

iv. Department of Political Science

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D in Political Science (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Political Theory
    • Comparative Politics and Development Studies
    • Public Administration
    • International Relations.

(M) Centre for Strategic and Development Studies

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D Programmes
  • Specializations:
    • Strategic Studies
    • Policy and Development Studies

(N) Institute of Education

  • M.Ed and Ph.D Programmes in Personnel Psychology and Adult Education (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)
  • Specializations:
    • Personnel Psychology
    • Clinical Child Psychology
    • Educational Evaluation
    • Adult Education

2. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes (FULL-TIME or PART-TIME)

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes are available in various Departments/Institutes, including:

  • Department of Crop Science
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Management
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Material & Production Engineering
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Accounting
  • Centre for Strategic and Development Studies
  • Institute of Education

3. Admission Requirements

a. Master’s Degree Programmes

Candidates should possess any of the following qualifications:

  1. Second Class Honours Degree of Ambrose Alli University or any other recognized University in the relevant discipline.
  2. Third Class Bachelor’s Degree plus PGD or HND with any professional qualification and appropriate PGD from a recognized University.
  3. LL.B with at least Second Class Honours or Third Class Honours with a B.L. and at least five years post-call experience for LL.M programme.
  4. For Master of Arts in French Studies, holders of B.A. or B.ED (French) with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.
  5. For Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA), holders of a Bachelor degree not below Second Class Lower Division in any discipline OR Third Class Degree/HND plus postgraduate diploma in any administration-related discipline, plus at least one year post-qualification experience.
  6. Candidates for the M.Sc programme in Business Administration must have at least five credit passes in GCE O/L or WASCE or NECO or NABTEB, including English Language, Mathematics, and Economics or Commerce, obtained at not more than two sittings.

b. M.Phil Programme

Graduates of Ambrose Alli University with a Master’s degree in a related discipline or graduates of any other approved University with the specified qualifications.

c. Ph.D Programme

Graduates of Ambrose Alli University or any other recognized University who possess a Master’s degree appropriate to the intended course may be admitted, provided they scored an average of 60 per cent in their Master’s degree or M.Phil programme.

d. Departmental Requirements

Departments may require additional tests, interviews, examinations, or pre-requisite courses as conditions for admission. Ph.D candidates may need to fulfill qualifying examination requirements before registration.

e. Postgraduate Diplomas

Various Departments/Institutes have specific requirements for Postgraduate Diploma Programmes. For example:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture requires a B.Sc with a third class degree in any area of Agriculture or related science disciplines.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture requires at least a Third class Hons degree in Architecture.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Elect/Elect, Mechanical, and Materials/Production Engineering) requires a good HND in Engineering with at least four (4) years post-qualification cognate experience or a Graduate in fields relevant to Engineering.

4. Period of Study

The duration of the courses varies:

  • Ph.D Programme (Full-Time): Minimum of three (3) academic sessions, maximum of five (5) academic sessions.
  • Ph.D Programme (Part-Time): Not less than five (5) academic sessions, maximum of eight (8) academic sessions.
  • Master’s Degree Programme (Full-Time): Minimum of three (3) Semesters, maximum of Six (6) Semesters.
  • Masters Programme (Part-Time): Minimum of
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