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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Postgraduate programmes of Akwa Ibom State University for the 2019/2020 academic year. All applicants seeking admission into the postgraduate programmes must satisfy the University matriculation requirements.

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FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
> Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Economics
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics with specialization in: Agribusiness Management, Food Marketing and International Trade, Farm Management and Production Economics, Consumer Welfare and Food Economics, Resource and Environmental Economics, Agricultural Project Planning and Appraisal, Agricultural Cooperative, Agricultural Financial Management.
M. Sc. in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

Admission Requirements:
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
- Higher National Diploma in Agriculture with minimum of lower credit.
- Minimum of Third Class Degree at Bachelor’s level in Agriculture or Science - related disciplines.
- Minimum of Pass in Higher National Diploma in Agriculture or related disciplines with six (6) years cognate experience.

M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Science- related disciplines with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.
- HND Upper Credit plus PGD at Distinction level.

Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
- Higher National Diploma in Agriculture with minimum of Lower Credit.
- Minimum of Third Class Degree at Bachelor’s level in Agriculture or Science - related disciplines.
- Minimum of Pass in Higher National Diploma plus five (5) years cognate experience.

M. Sc. in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language at not more than two sittings
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Science- related disciplines with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division
- HND Upper Credit plus PGD at Distinction Level.

> Department of Animal Science
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Animal Science.
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Animal Science with specialization in: Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry, Animal Physiology, Animal Products and Processing, Animal Production and Management, Pasture and Range Management.

Admission Requirements:
PGD programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language at not more than two sittings.
- Minimum of 3rd Class Degree in Animal Production/Animal Science or a related discipline.
- Minimum of HND Upper Credit in Animal Production/Animal Science.

M.Sc. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language at not more than two sittings
- Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science or related discipline with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.
- HND Upper Credit plus PGD at Distinction Level.

Ph.D. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language at not more than two sittings
- Master’s Degree in Animal Science or related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale.

> Department of Crop Science
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Crop Science.
M.Sc. in Crop Science with specialization in: Plant Breeding and Genetics, Crop Physiology, Horticulture, Seed Science and Technology, Weed Science, Entomology, Crop Production and Farming Systems.
Ph.D. in Crop Science with specialization in: Crop Physiology, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Weed Science, Seed Science and Technology.

Admission Requirements:
PGD Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language at not more than two sittings.
- Higher National Diploma in Agriculture with a minimum of Lower Credit.
- Minimum of 3rd Class Degree at Bachelor’s level in Agriculture with a minimum of five years cognate experience.
- Minimum of Pass in Higher National Diploma with ten (10) years cognate experience.

M.Sc. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or related discipline with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.
- HND Upper Credit plus PGD at Distinction Level.

Ph.D. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
- Masters (MSc) Degree in any of the fields of Agriculture or related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale from recognized institutions.

> Department of Soil Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Soil Science.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Soil Science with specialization in: Soil Microbiology, Pedology, Soil Physics and Conservation, Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, and Environmental Management.

Admission Requirements
PGD Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language at not more than two sittings.
- Higher National Diploma in Agriculture with a minimum of Lower Credit.
- Minimum of Third Class Degree at Bachelor’s level in Agriculture or Sciences.
- Minimum of Pass in Higher National Diploma plus ten (10) years cognate experience.

M.Sc. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or related discipline, with a minimum of Second Class, lower Division.
- HND Upper Credit plus PGD at Distinction Level, in addition to satisfying the University matriculation requirements.
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FACULTY OF ARTS
> Department of Philosophy
M. A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy with specialization in: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Moral Philosophy (Ethics), Logic, History of Philosophy, African Philosophy and Political Philosophy.

Admission Requirements:
Master of Arts (M.A) programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language at not more than two sittings
- A minimum of Second Class Lower Division at the Bachelor’s Level in Philosophy from a recognized University.
- Holders of Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy at Distinction Level from a recognized University.

Ph.D. in Philosophy Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language at not more than two sittings
- M.A. in Philosophy with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale
- A minimum of Second Class Lower Division at the Bachelor’s Level in Philosophy from a recognized University.

> Department of Religious and Cultural Studies
M. A. and Ph.D. in Religious and Cultural Studies with specialization in: African Traditional Religion, Biblical Studies, New Testament, Old Testament, Church History, Philosophy of Religion, Islamic Studies and Sociology of Religion.

Admission Requirements
M.A. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5)subjects including English Language and any four Arts and Social Science subjects at not more than two sittings.
- A minimum of Second Class Lower Degree in Religious Studies or its variants (e.g. Religion, Religious and Cultural Studies, Religious Management and Cultural Studies, Islamic or Christian Religious Studies, Theology).

Ph.D. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language at not more than two sittings.
- A Master’s Degree in Religious Studies or its variants from a recognized university, with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale.
- Candidates who did not make up to 4.00 will be required to register for the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme. Such candidates must present two seminars and a research proposal for grading and must score a minimum CGPA of 4.0 before proceeding to the Ph.D., otherwise the M.Phil. Degree should be awarded upon the submission of a thesis. This thesis would be examined following the procedure of a Ph.D. thesis.

> Department of Performing Arts
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Performing Arts and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Performing Arts with specialization in Theatre; Film Design and Technology; Arts and Events Management; Acting, Dance and Choreography; Media, Directing and Script Writing; Theatre for Development.

Admission Requirements
M. A. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Literature at not more than two sittings.
- Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Performing Arts, Theatre/Media/Film or Creative Arts

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Literature at not more than two sittings.
- A Master of Arts Degree in Performing Arts or related discipline with a CGPA of not less than 4.0 on a 5-point scale from a recognized university

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION
> Department of Science Education
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Library and Information Science.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
Master of Education, (M.Ed.) and Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation.

M.Ed and Ph.D in Integrated Science Education, Mathematics Education, Chemistry Education, Biology Education and Physics Education.

Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science (PGDLIS)
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
- First Degree in any field of specialization with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University.
- Candidates with 3rd Class Degree in areas other than Library and Information Science with three years relevant post qualification experience may be considered for admission.
- HND in Library and Information Science, at Upper Credit Level
- Candidates who possess HND in Library and Information Science at a Lower Credit Level with 5 years cognate post-qualification experience may be considered.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings
- First degree in any field of specialization with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University.
- Higher National Diploma (HND) in Education with a minimum of Credit Level in any of the teaching subjects
- Candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) at Credit Level in any field of specialization with 3 years relevant post-qualification experience may be considered for admission.
- Candidates with 3rd Class Degree in any area of specialization, with three years relevant post- qualification experience, may be considered for admission.

M.Ed. Physics Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and one other subject, at not more than two sittings.
- Bachelor's Degree in Physics Education with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University.
- Candidates with HND in Physics from recognized Polytechnics must in addition, possess a PGDE at a minimum of Upper Credit level.

M.Ed. Integrated Science Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry and Biology and any other two relevant subjects at not more than two sittings.
- Bachelor's Degree in any of the Science Education Programmes with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University.
- Candidates with HND in any of the Sciences from recognized Polytechnics must in addition possess a PGDE at a minimum of Upper Credit Level.

M.Ed. Chemistry Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and any other subject at not more than two sittings.
- Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry Education with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University.
- Candidates with HND in Chemistry from approved Polytechnics must in addition possess a PGDE at a minimum of Upper Credit Level.

M.Ed. Biology Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two other relevant subjects at not more than two sittings.
- Bachelor's Degree in Biology Education with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized university.
- Candidates with HND in Biology from approved Polytechnics must in addition possess a PGDE at a minimum of Upper Credit level.

M.Ed. Mathematics Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two sittings.
- Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University.
- Candidates with HND in Mathematics from recognized Polytechnics must in addition possess a PGDE at a minimum of Upper Credit Level.

M.Ed. Educational Research, Measurement & Evaluation Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any other three relevant subjects at not more than two sittings.
- B.Sc. Degree in any Education Programme with a minimum of Second Class
Lower Division from an approved University
- Candidates with HND in any of the l Sciences from approved Polytechnics must in addition possess a PGDE at a minimum of Upper Credit Level.

Ph.D. Physics Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- Master's Degree in Physics Education with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale or 60% (B).

Ph.D. Chemistry Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and any other subject at not more than two sittings
- Master's Degree in Chemistry Education with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale or 60% (B).

Ph.D. Biology Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry,
Biology and any other subject at not more than two sittings
- Master's Degree in Biology Education with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5- point scale or 60% (B).

Ph.D. Mathematics Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and any other subject at not more than two sittings
- Master's Degree in Mathematics Education with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5 -point scale or 60% (B).

Ph.D. Integrated Science Education Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology at not more than two sittings
- Master's Degree in Integrated Science Education with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale or 60% (B).

Ph.D. Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation Programme
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any other three relevant subjects at not more than two sittings
- Master’s degree in Educational Research, Measurement & Evaluation with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale or 60% (B).
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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
> Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering INEERING
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with specialization in: Electronics, Telecommunication, Communications Network and Security.

PGD Programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- Minimum of Third Class Degree at the Bachelor’s Level in a related area from a recognised University.
- HND with a minimum of Upper Credit in a related area from a recognized institution.
- Holders of the HND with a Lower Credit and a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may be considered.

Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with the following options: Electronics, Telecommunications; Communications Network and Security.
Admission Requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- First degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in relevant Engineering discipline from a recognized University.
- Holders of PGD with Upper Credit in relevant Engineering discipline, from a recognized University may also be admitted provided other University matriculation requirements are satisfied.

> Department of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Chemical Engineering.
Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Chemical Engineering.
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- HND with Upper Credit or its equivalent in Chemical, Petroleum or Petrochemical Engineering from any recognized Polytechnic.
- A Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower division in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry or any other relevant discipline from a recognized University.
- Candidates who possess Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Petroleum or Petrochemical Engineering with Third Class from any recognized University may be considered.

Master of Engineering Programme in Chemical Engineering
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in relevant Engineering discipline from a recognized University.
- Candidates with PGD at Upper Credit in level in Chemical Engineering, from a recognized University may also be admitted provided that other University matriculation requirements are satisfied.

Ph.D. Programme in Chemical Engineering
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- M.Sc. or M. Eng. Degrees, with a minimum of 60% (B) or CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale at the Master’s Degree programme.

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FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

> Department of Geology
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Geology.
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geology with specialization in: Structural Geology and Tectonics, Applied Geophysics, Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Mineral Exploration, Biostratigraphy.

Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Geology

- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- A Bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from an approved university with a minimum of Third Class.
- Holders of HND in relevant programmes from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper Credit may also be considered for admission.
Master of Science Degree Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings.
- First degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Geosciences from a recognized University.
- Candidates who possess Third Class Degree at the Bachelor’s Level or HND and PGD in Geosciences with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale may be considered for admission.

Ph.D. Programme in Geology
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings.
- Master’s degree in the relevant area with a minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5 –point scale or 60% (B).

> Department of Mathematics
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Mathematics.
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematics with specialization in: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics.

Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma programme

- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and other relevant Science subjects at not more than two sittings.
- B.Sc. degree in Mathematics with a Third Class from a recognised University.
- B.Sc. degree in other relevant disciplines with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division.
- Candidates who possess HND in relevant disciplines from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper Credit may be considered for admission.

MSc. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and other relevant Science subjects at not more than two sittings.
- B.Sc. degree in Mathematics with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division from any recognized University.
- PGD in Mathematics with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale.

Ph.D. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and other relevant Science subjects at not more than two sittings.
- M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from a recognized University with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5- point scale or 3.00 on a 4- point scale or 60%.
- Candidates who possess First Class honours Degree in Mathematics could be admitted for the M.Sc./Ph.D. programmes with the hope that after the M.Sc. course work and a satisfactory report by relevant Postgraduate Committees, the candidates programme could be changed to a full-time Ph.D. programme.

> Department of Physics
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Physics.
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics with specialization in: Atmospheric Physics and Space Physics, Geophysics, Electronic and Engineering Physics and Communication Physics, Radiation, Health and Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Mathematical Physics, Energy and Environmental Physics.

Admission Requirements:
PGD Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and other relevant Science subjects at not more than two sittings.
- First degree with a minimum of Third Class in Education Physics
- Candidates who possess HND in Pure and Applied Physics from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper Credit may be considered for admission

M.Sc Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Physics from any recognized University
- Candidates with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering from any recognized University may be considered for admission.
- Candidates who possess Third Class at the Bachelor’s Level or HND at Upper Credit Level and PGD in Physics at Upper Credit level may be considered for admission.

Ph.D. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- Master’s Degree in Physics with a CGPA of not less than 4.00 on a 5-point scale or minimum score of 60% (B).

> Department of Statistics
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Statistics
M.Sc. in Statistics.
Ph.D. in Statistics with specialization in: Sample Survey Theory and Methods, Design and Analysis of Experiments/Optimal Designs of Experiments, Multivariate Analysis, Non-Parametric Statistics, Time Series, Operations Research.

Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and other relevant Science subjects at not more than two sittings
- BSc degree in Statistics with a minimum of Third Class from a recognised University.
- B.Sc Degree holders in related disciplines with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division.

MSc Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and other relevant Science subjects at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc. Degree in Statistics with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.
- Candidates who possess Third Class at the Bachelor’s Level or HND at Upper Credit Level and PGD in Statistics with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale may be considered for admission.

Ph.D. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and other relevant Science subjects at not more than two sittings
- M.Sc. Degree in Statistics from a recognized University with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5- point scale or 3.00 on a 4 -point scale or 60%.
- Candidates who possess First Class honours Degree in Statistics could be admitted for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes with the hope that after the M.Sc. course work and a satisfactory report by relevant Postgraduate Committees, the candidates’ programme could be changed for a full time Ph.D. programme.

> Department of Chemistry
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Chemistry.
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry with specialization in: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Petroleum Geochemistry and Processing, Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control, Material Chemistry.

Admission Requirements
PGD Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry with a minimum of Third Class.
- Holders of HND in relevant disciplines from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper Credit may be considered for admission.

Master of Science Degree Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc Degree in Chemistry with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division
- Candidates who possess B.Sc. with a minimum of Third Class or HND at Upper Credit Level and PGD in Chemistry with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale may be considered for admission.

Ph.D. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- Master’s Degree in Chemistry with a CGPA of not less than 4.00 on a 5-point scale or minimum score of 60% (B).

> Department of Computer Science
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science
M.Sc. in Computer Science

Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma Programme

- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from an approved University with a minimum of a Third Class.
- First degree in any field of specialization with a minimum of Third Class from an approved University.
- Holders of HND in Computer Science or Information Technology at a minimum of Upper Credit Level from an approved institution with three years post qualification experience may be considered for admission.

M.Sc. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- BSc degree in Computer Science or Information Technology with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division

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FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

> Department of Genetics and Biotechnology

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Biotechnology.
Admission Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry, and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc. Degree with a minimum of Third Class in any Science - related discipline.
- Holders of HND with a minimum of Upper Credit in any Science- related discipline from approved institutions may be considered for admission.

> Department of Botany
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Botany with specialization in: Plant Taxonomy/Biosystematics, Plant Physiology and Phytochemistry, Plant Ecology, Plant Pathology and Mycology.

Admission requirements
Master of Science Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings.
- B.Sc. Degree in Botany with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.
- Candidates who possess B.Sc. with a minimum of Third Class or HND at Upper Credit Level and PGD in Botany at Upper Credit level may be considered for admission.

Ph.D. Programme
Prospective candidates for admission into the Ph.D. programmes are expected to meet the following entry requirements:
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- M.Sc. Degree in Botany with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5- point scale or 60 (B).

> Department of Zoology
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Zoology.
M.Sc. in Zoology with specialization in: Entomology, Parasitology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries.

Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc. Degree with a minimum of Third Class in the related Science disciplines such as Zoology, Hydrobiology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agriculture and Allied Courses.
- Holders of HND with a minimum of Upper Credit in related disciplines from approved institutions may be considered for admission.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry, and other relevant subjects at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc. Degree in either Zoology, Biology, Hydrobiology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agriculture and allied courses with a minimum of second class lower Division
- Candidates who possess B.Sc. with a minimum of Third Class or HND at Upper Credit Level and University PGD in Zoology at Upper Credit level may be considered for admission.

> Department of Microbiology
Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology.
M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with specialization in Microbial Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology, Food and Industrial Microbiology and Medical Microbiology

Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc. Degree with a minimum of Third Class in any of the following disciplines: Microbiology, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Science and Food Science.
- Holders of HND in Microbiology and related disciplines at Upper Credit Level may be considered.

M.Sc. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc. Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Microbiology or in related fields such as: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Biology, Botany, Zoology and Agricultural Sciences.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- M.Sc. Degree in Microbiology with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale or 60% (B).

> Department of Marine Biology
M.Sc. in Marine Biology with specialization in Marine Biology and Fishery Ecology, Marine Environmental Science, Oceanography

Admission Requirements
M.Sc. Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry and Physics or Geography at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc. Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in any of the following disciplines Biology, Zoology, Microbiology, Fisheries, Botany or any other relevant Science area from an approved University.

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FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

> Department of Business Administration
PGD, M.Sc and MBA, in Business Administration.

Admission Requirements
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and other relevant subjects at not more than two sittings
- BSc Degree with a minimum of Third Class or HND at a minimum of Upper Credit Level in Management Science or related disciplines.
- Holders of Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in any discipline may be considered.
- Candidates must have a minimum of three years Managerial or Administrative experience.

Master in Business Administration (MBA) Programme
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other relevant subject at not more than two sittings
- B.Sc. Degree in Management Science with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division
- Holders of HND with a minimum of Upper Credit Level and relevant Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 - point scale or 2.75 on a 4 - point scale may be considered for admission.
- Holders of professional qualifications in Administration disciplines and relevant PGD with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5.00 point scale or 2.75 on a 4.00 point scale may be considered.
- Candidates must have a minimum of one year Managerial or Administrative experience.

M.Sc. Degree Programme in Business Administration
- SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and other relevant subjects at not more than two sittings
- A minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) B. Sc. degree in Business Administration or closely related Management Science disciplines.
- Candidates with MBA degree may be considered for admission provided such candidate fulfill the Departmental requirements as stated above.
- Candidates with First Degree in non-Management Science discipline may be admitted into the M. Sc. programme.

Method of Application
Application forms can be accessed online on payment of N15,000.00 (fifteen thousand Naira) only. The following steps should be followed:
- Visit http://www.aksu.edu.ng/pg/portal
- Click the “Apply” button
- Select the Postgraduate Programme Link

PAYMENT:
- Select “Bank”
- Enter your full name, a valid e-mail address and Phone Number
- Click “PAY NOW”
- Generate a payment analysis slip and proceed to any of the designated banks with the slip to make payment.

AFTER PAYMENT
- Visit http://www.aksu.edu.ng/pg/portal
- Click the “Apply” button
- Select the Postgraduate Programme Link
- On the dashboard, Click “ALREADY PAID”
- Provide Your Payment “Reference Number”
- Click “VERIFY AND CONTINUE” to complete the registration.
- Complete the Online registration form by providing the required information.
- Ensure that you have scanned and uploaded the following documents: (SSC or its equivalent, Degree/HND/OND, PGD/PGDE( For M.Sc. applicants only), M.Sc./M.A/M.Ed./MBA/ ( For Ph.D applicants only), NYSC (discharge/exemption/exclusion), Birth Certificate, Certificate Of Origin,
- Click the SUBMIT button after filling the form.
- PRINT the Registration Confirmation slip as proof of registration.

Note:
(1) Applicants must return their completed forms with a Thesis/Dissertation proposal captured on the prescribed School of Postgraduate Studies Proposal Sheet. Such proposals should include the following: Title, Aim/Objectives, Relevance of Study, Methodology, Expected Results among others.
(2) Candidates should remember to request, at the time of purchase of the forms that their relevant academic transcript should be forwarded to; The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Akwa Ibom State University, P.M.B. 1167, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. In addition, completed reference forms should be forwarded to the email address which is stated in the admissions form. Admissions will not normally be offered without transcript and completed reference forms.
(3) Please, ensure that all e-mail addresses provided are valid.
(4) All information uploaded and provided must be correct to avoid being disqualified.

Closing Date:
All completed application forms should be submitted online, with uploaded copies of relevant credentials and a copy of the receipt of payment for the application form, not later than October 25, 2019.

Signed
John E. Udo
Registrar