Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Postgraduates Courses

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Postgraduate studies and research at Obafemi Awolowo University started in 1964. The first postgraduate programme was established in Pharmacy; one of the foundation faculties and today, the University has a postgraduate student enrollment of over 5,000 and offers postgraduate programmes in all Faculties, comprising 16 Postgraduate Diplomas, 106 Masters (including professional degrees), 32 Master of Philosophy and 80 Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes.

Postgraduate education at Obafemi Awolowo University is administered by the Postgraduate College in accordance with academic policies established by the University’s senate and the Postgraduate College Board, a standing committee of Senate.

 

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Postgraduate programmes available are:

  • Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates
  • Masters degrees
    • Masters with coursework, long essays/reports – MSc, MA, LLM, MEd, MFA & including Professional Masters – MSc, MA
    • Masters with coursework & research thesis – MSc, MA
    • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) with coursework & research thesis
  • Doctorate (PhD)

 

These are the list of Obafemi Awolowo University Postgraduates Courses

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

  • M.A (Adult Education)
  • Ph.D. (Adult Education)

 

African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI)

  • Tech. (Technology Management)
  • M.Sc. (Technology Management)
  • Ph.D. (Technology Management)

 

African Languages & Literature

  • M.A.
  • Ph.D.

 

Agric. Ext. & Rural Sociology

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Sc. (Agricultural Communication)
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

 

Agricultural Economics

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

 

Agricultural Engineering

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

 

Anatomy

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D.

 

Animal Science

  • Sc
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

 

Architecture

  • PGDAC
  • PGDADP
  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

 

Arts and Social Science Education

  • EPh.D. Curriculum Studies (Arts Option)
  • M.A.EPh.D. (Religious Studies)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (English)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (Fine and Applied Arts)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (French)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (History)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (Music)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (Social Studies)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (Yoruba)
  • M.A.EPh.D. (Curriculum Studies)
  • M.A.EPh.D. (Language Arts)
  • M.Sc. EPh.D. (Economics)
  • M.Sc. EPh.D. (Geography)
  • M.Sc. EPh.D. (Political Science)
  • M.Phil. EPh.D. (Curriculum studies)
  • M.Phil. EPh.D. (Social Science Education)
  • M.Phil. EPh.D. (Social Studies)
  • M.Phil ( Language Education)
  • Ph.D. (Language Education)
  • Ph.D. (Social Science Education)
  • Ph.D. (Social Studies)
  • Ph.D. EPh.D. Curriculum Studies (Arts Option)

 

Biochemistry

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

 

Botany

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D.

 

Building

  • M.Sc. in Building Maintenance
  • M.Sc. in Building Services
  • M.Sc. in Building Structures
  • M.Sc. in Construction Management
  • M.Phil. in Building Maintenance
  • M.Phil. in Building Services
  • M.Phil. in Building Structures
  • M.Phil. in Construction Management
  • Ph.D. in Building Maintenance
  • Ph.D. in Building Services
  • Ph.D. in Building Structures
  • Ph.D. in Construction Management

 

Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies

  • PGD (Gender and Development)
  • M.Sc. (Gender and Development)
  • Ph.D. (Gender and Development)

 

Centre for Industrial Research & Dev.

  • PGD (Entrepreneurship Development)

 

Chemical Engineering

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D.

 

Chemical Pathology

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D.

 

Chemistry

  • M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry)
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry)
  • M.Phil ( Applied Chemistry)
  • M.Phil ( Chemistry)
  • D (Applied Chemistry)
  • Ph.D. (Chemistry)

 

Civil Engineering

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D.

 

Community Health

  • Masters of Public Health(MPH)
  • M.Phil. (Public Health)
  • (Public Health)

 

Computer Science

  • PGD (Computer Science)
  • M.Sc. (Computer Engineering)
  • M.Sc. (Computer Science)
  • M.Sc. (Information Systems)
  • M.Sc. (Intelligent Systems Engineering)
  • M.Sc. (Software Engineering)
  • M.Phil. (Computer Engineering)
  • M.Phil. (Computer Science)
  • M.Phil. (Information Systems)
  • M.Phil. (Intelligent Systems Engineering)
  • M.Phil. (Software Engineering)
  • Ph.D. (Computer Science)
  • Ph.D. (Computer Engineering)
  • Ph.D. (Information Systems)
  • Ph.D. (Intelligent Systems Engineering)
  • Ph.D. (Software Engineering)

 

Crop Production and Protection

  • M.Sc
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

 

Demography & Social Statistics

  • M.Sc
  • Masters in Demography and Social Statistics
  • M.Phil ( Demography and Social Statistics)
  • Ph.D.

 

Dramatic Arts

  • PGD (Dramatic Art)
  • M.A.
  • Phil
  • Ph.D.

 

Drug Research & Production Unit

  • PGD (Phytomedicines)
  • M.Sc. (Phytomedicines)
  • Ph.D.

 

Economics

  • PGD (Economics)
  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil ( Economics)
  • Ph.D.

 

Educational Foundations and Counselling

  • EPh.D.
  • M.A. EPh.D. (Guidance and Counselling)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (History of Education)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (Philosophy of Education)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (Psychology of Education)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (Sociology of Education)
  • M.A. EPh.D. (Test and Measurement )
  • M.Phil. (Guidance and Counselling)
  • M.Phil. (History of Education)
  • M.Phil. (Philosophy of Education)
  • M.Phil. (Psychology of Education)
  • M.Phil. (Sociology of Education)
  • M.Phil. (Test and Measurement )
  • Ph.D.

 

Educational Management

  • Ed (Educational Planning)
  • Ed (Educational Administration)
  • Ed (Higher Educational Administration)
  • M.A. Education (Educational Administration)
  • M.A. Education (Higher Educational Administration)
  • M.A.Education (Educational Planning)
  • M.Phil. Economics of Education
  • M.Phil. Educational Administration
  • M.Phil. Educational Planning
  • M.Phil. Higher Educational Administration
  • M.Phil. Human Resource Management in Education
  • Management Information System in Education
  • Ph.D. Economics of Education
  • Ph.D. Education (Educational Administration)
  • Ph.D. Education (Educational Planning)
  • Ph.D. Education (Higher Educational Administration)
  • Ph.D. Human Resources Management in Education
  • Ph.D. Management Information System in Education

 

Educational Technology and Library Studies

  • Ed Educational Technology
  • EPh.D. e-Learning
  • M.A. Educational Technology
  • M.A.EPh.D. e-Learning
  • M.Phil. Educationl Technology
  • Ph.D. Educational Technology

 

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

  • PGD (Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering)
  • Tech. (Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering)
  • M.Sc. (Electronic and Electrical Engineering)
  • M.Phil. (Electronic and Electrical Engineering)
  • Ph.D. (Electronic and Electrical Engineering)

 

English

  • M.A.
  • M.A. (Literature in English)
  • M.Phil
  • M.Phil. (Literature in English)
  • Ph.D. (Literature in English)
  • Ph.D.

 

Estate Management

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D.

 

Fine Arts

  • F.M.A.
  • M.A.
  • Ph.D.

 

Food Science & Technology

  • PGD (Food Science & Technology)
  • M.Sc. (Food Science & Technology)
  • M.Phil ( Food Science & Technology)
  • Ph.D. (Food Science and Technology)

 

Foreign Languages

  • M.A. (French Language and Linguistics)
  • M.A (Comparative Literature)
  • M.A. German Lang. & Linguistics
  • M.A. Lit. in Portuguese
  • M.A. Portuguese Lang. & Linguistics
  • M.A.(African Lit. in French)
  • M.A.(French Literature)
  • M.A.(Language & Linguistics)
  • M.A.(Lusophone Area Studies)
  • M.Phil.(Language & Linguistics)
  • M.Phil ( African Lit. in French)
  • M.Phil ( Comparative Literature)
  • M.Phil ( French Literature)
  • M.Phil. (French Language and Linguistics)
  • M.Phil. German Lang & Linguistics
  • M.Phil. Lit. in Portuguese
  • M.Phil. Portuguese Lang & Linguistics
  • M.Phil. (Lusophone Area Studies)
  • Ph.D. (African Lit. in French)
  • Ph.D. (Comparative Literature)
  • Ph.D. (French Lang. and Lit.)
  • Ph.D. (French Language and Linguistic)
  • Ph.D. German Lang. & Linguistics
  • Ph.D. Lit. in Portuguese

 

Geography

  • M.GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Ph.D
  • M.Sc. (Remote Sensing and GIS)
  • M.Phil. (Geography)
  • M.Phil. (Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System)
  • Ph.D
  • Ph.D. (Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System)

 

Geology

  • Master in Groundwater and Environmental Geosciences
  • Master in Mineral Exploration
  • Master in Petroleum Geochemistry
  • Master in Petroleum Geophysics
  • Master in Petroleum Geosciences
  • M.Sc. (Applied Geophysics)
  • M.Sc.(Applied Geology)
  • M.Phil ( Applied Geology)
  • M.Phil. (Applied Geophysics)
  • Ph.D (Applied Geophysics)
  • Ph.D (Applied Geology)

 

Haematology and Immunology

  • M.Sc. Immunology
  • PhD (Immunology)

 

History

  • M.A (African History)
  • M.A (Diplomatic History)
  • M.A (Economic History)
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D (History)

 

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies

  • PGD (Ecology)
  • M.Sc.(Environmental Control and Management)
  • Ph.D (Environmental Control and Management)

 

Institute of Education

  • PGD (Education)
  • Ed (Early Childhood)
  • Ed in Integrated Science
  • M.A. (Ed) in Integrated Science
  • M.A.Ed(Early Childhood Education)
  • M.Phil ( Ed) in Early Childhood Development
  • M.Phil. (Ed) in Integrated Science
  • Ph.D (Ed) in Integrated Science
  • Ph.D (Ed) in Early Childhood Development
  • Ph.D (Ed) in Integrated Science

 

International Relations

  • PGD (International Relations)
  • Masters in International Relations
  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D (International Relations)

 

Law

  • M. A
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D

 

Local Government Studies

  • PGD (Local Government)
  • Masters in Local Government Studies
  • M.Sc. (Local Government Studies)
  • M.Phil. (Local Government Studies)
  • D (Local Government Studies)

 

Management and Accounting

  • PGD (Financial Management)
  • PGD (Management Studies)
  • Executive Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Business Administration (Regular)
  • M.Sc. (Accounting)
  • M.Sc. (Business Administration)
  • Ph.D (Accounting)
  • Ph.D (Business Administration)

 

Materials Science and Engineering

  • PGD (Material Science and Engineering)
  • M.Sc. (Material Science and Engineering)
  • M.Phil. (Material Science and Engineering)
  • Ph.D (Material Science and Engineering)

 

Mathematics

  • Master of Actuarial Science
  • M.Sc. (Statistics)
  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil ( Mathematics)
  • M.Phil ( Statistics)
  • Ph.D

 

Mechanical Engineering

  • M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Medical Microbiology & Parasitology

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D

 

Medical Rehabilitation

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D

 

Mental Health

  • M.Sc. (Psychiatry)
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • D (Clinical Psychology)
  • D (Psychiatry)

 

Microbiology

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D

 

Music

  • M.A.
  • Ph.D

 

Natural History Museum

  • PGD
  • M.C.S.(Conservation Science)
  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil ( Biosystematics)
  • Ph.D

 

Nursing

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D

 

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Analysis)
  • M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
  • M.Phil. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
    • Ph.D

    (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

 

Pharmaceutics

  • M.Sc. (Pharmaceutics)
  • Ph.D (Pharmaceutics)

 

Pharmacognosy

  • M.Sc. (Pharmacognosy)
  • M.Phil ( Pharmacognosy)
  • Ph.D (Pharmacognosy)

 

Pharmacology

  • M.Sc. (Pharmacology)
  • Ph.D  (Pharmacology)

 

Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacy Administration (M.Phil)
  • Pharmacy Administration (Ph.D)

 

Philosophy

  • M. A
  • Ph.D

 

Physical Education

  • EPh.D.
  • M.A.
  • Ph.D

 

Physics

  • M.Phil ( Health Physics & Environment)
  • M.Phil ( Materials Science)
  • M.Phil ( Medical Physics)
  • M.Phil ( Nuclear Science & Engineering)
  • M.Sc. (Health Physics & Environment)
  • M.Sc. (Materials Science)
  • M.Sc. (Medical Physics)
  • M.Sc. (Nuclear Science and Engineering)
  • M.Sc. (Engineering Physics)
  • M.Sc. (Nuclear Science and Engineering)
  • M.Sc. (Physics)
  • M.Phil ( Engineering Physics)
  • M.Phil. (Physics)
  • Ph.D (Engineering Physics)
  • Ph.D (Health Physics & Environment)
  • Ph.D (Materials Science)
  • Ph.D (Medical Physics)
  • Ph.D (Nuclear Science & Engineering)
  • Ph.D (Physics)

 

Physiology

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D (Physiology)

 

Political Science

  • M.Sc. (with Thesis) in Political Science
  • Master of Political Science (M.P.S.) with Long Essay
  • Ph.D (Political Science)

 

Psychology

  • Masters in Managerial Psychology
  • Sc
  • Ph.D

 

Public Administration

  • PGD (Public Administration)
  • Master of Public Administration
  • M.Sc. (Public Administration)
  • Ph.D (Public Administration)

 

Quantity Surveying

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil ( Quantity Surveying)
  • Ph.D

 

Religious Studies

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil ( Religious Studies)
  • Ph.D

 

Science and Technology Education

  • EPh.D. Curriculum Studies (Science Option)
  • Ed in Integrated Science
  • M.Sc. EPh.D. (Botany)
  • M.Sc. EPh.D. (Chemistry)
  • M.Sc. EPh.D. (Curriculum Studies)
  • M.Sc. EPh.D. (Mathematics)
  • M.Sc. EPh.D. (Physics)
  • M.Sc. EPh.D. (Zoology)
  • M.A. (Ed) in Integrated Science
  • M.Phil. (Ed) in Integrated Science
  • Ph.D. Curriculum Studies (Science Option)

 

Sociology and Anthropology

  • PGD (Social Work and Social Development)
  • Masters Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
  • M.Sc
  • Ph.D

 

Soil Science

  • M.Sc
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D

 

Urban and Regional Planning

  • Housing and Urban Renewal Processes
  • PGD – Housing and Urban Renewal Processes
  • PGD – Landscape Planning
  • PGD – Planning Process and Waste Management
  • PGD – Transportation Planning
  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil ( Urban and Regional Planning)
  • Ph.D

 

Zoology

  • M.Sc.
  • Ph.D

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Postgraduate general requirement

A general requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Philosophy or Science or an acceptable equivalent from an approved University. An academic standing of a minimum of second class lower division or a grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required for admission to Masters degrees: a second class upper division for MPhil: and an MPhil or Master’s degree with research thesis in appropriate field and at least 60% (B+) weighted average in the Masters coursework for admission to Doctorate degree.

A student may be disqualified by the Senate as a result of any of the following:

  • Non- registration for 2 or more consecutive semesters
  • Unsatisfactory academic progress
  • A weighted semester coursework average grade less than B (50%)
  • Failure (grade less than 45%) in more than two courses in any semester
  • Failure in any repeated course irrespective of weighted grade average
  • Exceeding the duration or approved extended duration of the study
  • Concurrent enrollment for more than one postgraduate programme in the University

How to Apply for Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Postgraduate Courses

Postgraduate forms are advertised by the University about June every year. Admission is conducted once (Harmattan semester) every year to the Humanity- based disciplines and twice to the Sciences. You can also use Google alert to state up to date with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Postgraduate news

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