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UMYU 2015/2016 Postgraduate Application Form, Requirements, Guidelines & Closing Date Out



The Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU), Katsin invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate Programmes for the 2015/2016 academic session.
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES:
1. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
a).Department of Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instructions
M.Ed. Educational Psychology
b)Department of Library and Information Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Record Management (PGDIRM)
2. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
a).Department of Arabic
M. A. Arabic
Ph.D Arabic
b).Department of Nigerian Languages (Hausa)
M.A. Hausa
Ph.D. Hausa
c). Department of History and Security Studies
M.A History
Ph.D. History
d). Department of Islamic Studies
M. A. Islamic Studies
Ph.D. Islamic Studies
e)Department of English and French
M.A. English
3. FACULTY OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
a).Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
M.Sc. Chemistry
b). Department of Geography
Postgraduate Diploma in Resource Development (PGDRD)
Masters in Resource Development (MRD)
M.Sc. Geography
Ph.D. Geography
c).Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
M.Sc. Computer Science
M.Sc. Mathematics
d) Department of Biology
M.Sc. Biology
DURATION
Postgraduate Diploma - 2 to 4 Semesters
Masters in Resource Development (MRD) - 2 to 4 Semesters
M.A./M.Sc. - 4 to 6 Semesters
Ph.D -   6 to 10 Semesters
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Postgraduate Diploma
The following shall qualify for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma   Programmes:-
(i) Graduates of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU) or other recognized Universities.
(ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of lower credit pass or its equivalent in relevant areas.
(iii) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.
(iv) Candidates must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e. five credit passes at the O’level to include English Language and Mathematics.
Master’s Degree
The following shall qualify for the Master’s Degree Programmes: -
(i) Graduates of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University or other recognized Universities who have obtained the approved degree of Bachelor with at least Second-Class Honours (CGPA 3.00) or its equivalent, or candidates with University degree and appropriate Postgraduate Diploma of UMYU or any recognized University with at least a credit level pass.
(ii) Candidates whose degrees are unclassified should score an average of “C” or 50% or above.
(iii) Candidates with only Bachelors degree in third class division who have at least five years relevant working experience. This shall be applicable to MRD only.
(iv) Candidate who possess HND with at least a credit pass from recognized institutions and at least credit pass at Postgraduate Diploma of UMYU or any other recognized institution in the relevant areas. This shall be applicable to MRD only.
(v) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.
(vi)  In addition to (i) - (v) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e. five credit passes at the O’level to include English Language and Mathematics.
(vii)Also candidates seeking admission into the M.A, M.Ed. and M.Sc. programmes shall sit an entrance examination to be conducted by the University.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
The following shall qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy Programmes: -
(i) Graduates of UMYU and other recognized universities who have obtained a good Masters Degree with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5 point scale or a CGPA of 3.00 on a 4 point scale appropriate to the proposed areas of study.(ii) Candidates with the Degree of Professional Masters with at least a Bachelor’s Degree may qualify for admission provided that they satisfy the condition in (i) above.
(iii) Graduates of UMYU or other recognized Universities who have obtained Masters of Philosophy degree appropriate to the proposed areas of study.
(iv) In addition to (i), (ii) and (iii) above candidates must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Second Class Lower division (CGPA 3.00).
(v) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.
(vi) In addition to (i) – (v) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e. five credit passes at the O'level to include English Language and Mathematics.
(vii) In addition to (i) – (vi) above, a candidate must submit a copy of his/her MA/MSc thesis as part of the requirement for admission.
(viii) A candidate must state the proposed area of Research and submit a synopsis of not less than 500 words for the proposed topic of research.
Method of Application:
Interested candidates for all the Postgraduate Programmes can download the application and related Forms (PG01, PG02 and PG03) from www.umyu.edu.ng FREE OF CHARGE.
Submission of Application Forms
(i) Completed application Forms should be returned to the Secretary, Postgraduate School, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, P.M.B 2218, Katsina not later than 11th December, 2015.
(ii) Each completed application form should be accompanied with a bank draft of N10,000:00 or 100 USD for foreign applicants in the name of the University or teller from Ja’iz Bank( Account number 0000595829).
(iii) All candidates are advised to check the University’s website for acknowledgement after the closing date.
(iv) All candidates are required to request their previous institutions to forward copies of their academic transcripts accompanied by Form B, to the Secretary Postgraduate School, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina.
Entrance Examination Details:
The Postgraduate School of Umaru Musa Yar'adua University wishes to inform applicants for Masters and Doctorate Degrees in the 2015/2016 admission exercise that Entrance Examinations would hold as follows:
Date: Saturday, 6th February, 2016
Time:  10:00am prompt
Venue: Applicants' various Departments
Exam Fees: N2,000
Payment of the Exam Fees can be made at Bursary Department, Room B1-12 on or before the date of the examinations.

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