List of Postgraduate Courses offered in University of Nigeria (UNN)

Last updated on August 15, 2020 by The Counselor

List of Postgraduate Courses offered by University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

The University of Nigeria (UNN) was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria modelled upon the American educational system.

UNN is a federal university and one of the the five universities in Nigeria with the highest reputation. UNN is one of the few universities in Nigeria approved to offer PGD, M.A, MBA, MSc and PhD programmes.


General Entry Qualifications for Postgraduate Programmes

Candidates for admission into any postgraduate programme of the University must have obtained 5 credits at not more than two sittings in WASC or GCE or NECO or NABTEB including English Language.  Candidates shall also possess the minimum entry requirements for admission into the first degree and postgraduate programmes in their areas of interest for postgraduate studies.

Graduates of the University of Nigeria or other recognized Universities who possess the above qualifications are eligible to apply.

Under the Faculty of Agriculture, UNN offer PGD, MSc and PhD programmes

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Soil Science


Under the Faculty of Arts, UNN offers PGD, M.A and PhD degree programmes in;

  • Archaeology and Tourism (M.A and PhD Programmes only)
  • English and Literary Studies .
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Foreign Languages and Literary Studies (MA programme)
  • History and International Studies (M.A and PhD).
  • Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages (M.A)
  • Mass Communication
  • Music
  • Theatre and Film Studies .


Postgraduate Diploma (PGDM)

  • African Music Industry.
  • Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management.
  • Music Education.
  • Composition and Musical Instrument Technology.

MA Degree Programme

  • Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management
  • Music Education.
  • Composition and Musical Instrument Technology.

PhD Degree Programme

  • African Music.
  • Music Education.
  • Music Performance and Musical Instrument Technology.
  • Ensemble/Theatre Directing and Management.
  • Research and Musical Instrument Technology.


Under the Faculty of Biological Sciences, UNN offers M.Sc. and PhD. programmes in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • Zoology and Environmental Biology

(M.Sc AND (PhD)

  • Animal and Environmental Physiology.
  • Parasitology and Public Health.
  • Entomology and Forensic Sciences.
  • Fishery Science and Aquaculture.
  • Hydrobiology/Aquatic Sciences.
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology.
  • Animal Gernetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.


Under the Faculty of Business Administration, UNN offers PGD, MBA, M.Sc and PhD. Programmes in;

  • Accountancy.
  • Banking and Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing


Under the Faculty of Education, UNN Offers PGDE, M.L.S, PGDL, M.Ed. And Phd Degree Programmes in the following departments:

  • Adult Education & Extra-Mural Studies
  • Arts Education
  • Educational Foundations
  • Library & Information Science
  • Science Education
  • Social Science Education.


Under the Faculty of Engineering, UNN offers M.Sc, M.Eng. and PhD. degree programmes in:

  • Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Under the Faculty of Environmental Studies, UNN offers PGD, M.Sc., M.Arch and PhD. Programmes in;

  • Architecture
  • Estate Management
  • Geoinformatics & Surveying
  • Urban & Regional Planning.


Under the Faculty of Health Sciences & Technology, UNN offers M.Sc. and PhD. programmes in;

  • Health Administration & Management.
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Radiography & Radiological Sciences
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Nursing Sciences


Under the Faculty of Law, UNN offer LL.M. and PhD degree programmes in;

  • Public & Private Law;
  • Property & Commercial Law
  • International Law & Jurisprudence.
  • Jurisprudence & Legal Theory
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Company Law
  • Comparative Criminal Law
  • Law of Commercial Transactions
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Energy & Natural Resources Law
  • Law of Commercial Arbitration
  • Sentencing & Treatment of Offenders
  • Law of Marine Insurance
  • Law & Medicine.


Under the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UNN offers M.Sc. MPH and PhD. degree programmes in;

  • Anatomy
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Human Physiology
  • Medicine and Surgery.
  • Community Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Medicine


Under the Faculty Of Pharmaceutical Sciences UNN offers M.Pharm, M.Sc., (Pharm); and PhD. in;

  • Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology


Under the Faculty of Physical Sciences UNN offer M.Sc. and PhD. degree programmes

  • Computer Science.
  • Geology
  • Economic Geology and Geochemistry
  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Hydrography
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Palaeontology and Stratigraphy
  • Palynology
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Structural Geology
  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Physics & Astronomy.
  • Pure & Industrial Chemistry
  • Statistics


Under the Faculty of Social Sciences UNN Offers PGD, M.Sc. and PhD degree programmes in;

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Political Theory
  • Public Administration
  • Comparative Politics, Development and Social Change
  • Electoral Studies
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Political Economy
  • Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies
  • Human Security and Counter-Terrorisms Studies.
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Local Government
  • Religion & Cultural Studies
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Anthropology.
  • Anthropology and Development.
  • Climate Change and Society.
  • Comparative Ethnography.
  • Criminology and Sociology of Deviance.
  • Culture and Communication.
  • Demography and Population Studies.
  • Environmental Sociology.
  • Family Studies.
  • Gender and Women Studies.
  • Industrial and Labour Relations
  • Industrial Sociology.
  • Medical Anthropology.
  • Medical Sociology.
  • Military Sociology and Diplomacy.
  • Oral Tradition and Sociology.
  • Organizational Sociology.
  • Political Anthropology.
  • Political Sociology.
  • Postcolonial Studies.
  • Rural Sociology.
  • Security Studies.
  • Social Development Studies.
  • Social Institutions.
  • Symbolic Anthropology.
  • Urban Anthropology.
  • Urban Sociology.
  •  Social Work


Under the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UNN offers M.Sc. and PhD. degree programmes in;

  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Animal Health and Production
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Obstetrics & Reproductive Diseases
  • Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology
  • Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology
  • Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Veterinary Surgery & Radiology


Under the Faculty Of Vocational And Technical Education UNN offers in PGDE, PGDTE, M.Tech., M.Ed and PhD degree programmes in;

  • Agricultural Education
  • Business Education
  • Computer Education
  • Home Economics and Hospitality Management
  • Industrial Technical Education
  • Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education


Under Institute of African Studies UNN offers PGD, M.A., M.Sc.  and PhD. degree programmes in;

  • African Peace and Conflict Studies (PGD);
  • African Studies (M.A & PhD)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies (MA).
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