UNIPORT 2016/2017 Postgraduate Admission Form is Out

UNIPORT 2016/2017 Postgraduate Admission Form is Out
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Latest Update: The Management of School of Graduate Studies has approved the extension of the closing date for the sale of Application Forms for 2016/2017 Postgraduate admission to 30th November 2016..

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into its postgraduate programmes for the 2016/2017 academic session.

UNIPORT POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES AND REQUIREMENTS.

. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
A. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
All Humanities PhD Programmes require a minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5 point scale except English Studies which requires a minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5 point scale. In addition candidates must score a minimum of 60% in the admission interview to be found admissible.
1. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE PROGRAMME
M.A. Comparative Literature
PhD Comparative Literature
Requirements for MA Comparative Literature Programme:
Candidates shall possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.0 points on a 5 point scale or its equivalent in Literature from a recognized University. Graduates in English have to produce evidence of a minimum of two years (four semesters) academic exposure to French or another language of International communication.
African Language
There is a Special African Language requirement for the Comparative Literature Programme. Any candidate who is deficient in speaking, reading or writing an African language will be required to take an appropriate course in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies and produce evidence of having passed that course.
Requirements for PhD Comparative Literature Programme:
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Literature or M.A. Degree in other related discipline in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
2. DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND FILM STUDIES
Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the following areas:
(a) Dramatic Theory and Criticism
(b) Sociology of Drama
(c) Film Studies
(d) Theatre and Cultural Administration
(e) Directing
(f) Theatre History
(g) Technical Theatre
(h) Playwriting
(i) Costume and Make-Up
(j) Theatre in Education
Requirements for M.A. Theatre Arts
Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree in Theatre Arts with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5 point scale or its equivalent in Theatre Arts from a recognized University.
Requirements for PhD Theatre Arts
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Theatre Arts in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
3. DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES
(a) M.A., PhD in Literature with emphasis on:
(i) Theory of Literature
(ii) African Literature
(iii) African Oral Literature
(b) M.A., PhD in English Language with emphasis on:
(i) Applied English Linguistics
(ii) English as a Second Language, (ESL)
(iii) Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics
(iv) Sociolinguistics
(v) Phonology
Requirements for M.A. English Studies
Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5 point scale or its equivalent in English Studies from a recognized University.
Requirements for PhD English Studies
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in English Studies or related discipline in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
4. DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in French (PGDF)
(ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Translation (PGDT)
(iii) M.A. French in the following areas:
  1. French Grammar and Linguistics
  2. African Literature in French
  3. French Literature
(iv) M.A. Translation (English/French)
(v) PhD French/Translation (English/French)
Requirements for M.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures
Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5 point scale or its equivalent in Foreign Languages and Literatures from a recognized University or PGD Upper Credit.
Requirements for PhD Foreign Languages and Literatures
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
5. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND DIPLOMATIC STUDIES
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in History & Diplomatic Studies (PGDHDS)
Qualifications for Admission
To be eligible for admission into Postgraduate Diploma Programme, a candidate must have a good Honours degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Law and the Management Sciences.
(ii) Master of Arts (M.A.) in the following areas:
(a) Diplomacy
(b) Africa History & Development Studies
(c) Niger Delta Studies
(d) Cultural Heritage Management
Qualifications for Admission
To qualify for admission into the M.A Degree Programmes of the Department, candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5 point scale or its equivalent of the University of Port Harcourt or from any other recognized University in the relevant subjects.
Except for Archaeology/Cultural Heritage Management, candidates from non-History backgrounds will be required to pass through the Department’s Postgraduate Diploma Programme in History and Diplomacy before admission into the MA programmes.
(iii) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in the following areas:
  1. Diplomacy
  2. African History and Development Studies
  3. History and Niger Delta Studies
  4. Archaeology
  5. Cultural Heritage Management
Qualifications for Admission
Candidates who have MA/MSc Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.5 on a 5 point scale or its equivalent in the Humanities and Social Sciences, especially History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Religious and Cultural Studies, Sociology, Economics and International Relations to qualify for admission into the various Graduate options in the Department. Except for Archaeology, candidates from non-History backgrounds are expected to pass through the Department’s Postgraduate Diploma Programme in History and Diplomatic Studies to be admitted into PhD degree programmes. In addition, candidates will be required to present a written proposal on a dissertation topic in their chosen field, and score a minimum of 60% in pre-admission oral interview.
6. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies (PGDCS)
(ii) (a) M.A., PhD in Linguistics in the following areas:
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching)
  • Applied Linguistics (Clinical Linguistics)
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis or Stylistics
(b) M.A., PhD (Linguistics and a Nigerian Language:
Igbo, Ikwerre, Izon, Kalabari and Khana)
(c) M.A., PhD (Communication Studies) in the following areas:
  • Communication Theory/International Communication
  • Development/Cultural Communication
  • Public Relations/Advertising
  • Broadcast Media Studies
  • Print Media Studies
  • Corporate Communication
Requirements for M.A. Linguistics & Communication Studies
Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5 point scale or its equivalent in Linguistics, Mass Communication, Communication Studies/Arts, or a subject with a strong linguistic component or a Merit pass with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5 point scale or its equivalent in Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics or Linguistics and/or Communication Studies from a recognized University.
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Linguistics or M.A. Degree in Communication Studies or related discipline in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
7. DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
M.A., PhD in Philosophy in the following areas:
(a) African Philosophy
(b) Social and Political Philosophy
(c) Philosophy of Law
(d) Philosophy of Science
(e) Philosophy of Social Science
(f) Ethics/Moral Philosophy
(g) Metaphysics
(h) Epistemology
(i) Logic and Methodology
(j) History of Philosophy
Requirements for M.A. Philosophy
Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale or its equivalent in Philosophy (single honours) or combined honours degree with Philosophy as a component.
Requirements for Ph.D Philosophy
Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Philosophy or its equivalent in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
8. DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL STUDIES
i. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Religious & Cultural Studies
ii. M.A., PhD in Religious and Cultural Studies in the following areas:
(a) African Indigenous Religion
(b) Biblical Studies
(c) Church History
(d) Islamic Studies
(e) Religious Ethics
(f) Sociology of Religion
(g) Philosophy of Religion

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