IBBU Postgraduate Admission Application Form is Out – 2021/22

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Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, IBBU postgraduate admission application form for the 2021/2022 academic session is out.

IBBU postgraduate admission application form

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Postgraduate programmes for the 2021/2022 Academic Session.

IBBU Postgraduate Courses.

1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension Services
1 PGD. Agricultural Economics
2 M.Sc.- Agricultural Economics
Department of Animal Production
1 PGD – Animal Production
2 M.Sc – Animal Production
Areas of Specialization
a. Monogastric Nutrition
b. Animal Physiology
c. Animal Products & Processing
d. Ruminant Nutrition
Department of Crop Production
1 PGD. –Crop Production
2 M. Sc – Crop Production
Options available
a. Agronomy
b. Plant Pathology
c. Entomology
d. Soil Science
e. Weed Science

2. FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS
Department of Counseling Psychology
M. Ed Guidance and Counseling

Department of Continuing Education and Community Development
M.Ed
Available specializations:
a. Adult and Non-Formal Education
b. Rural and Community Development
c. Gender Education
d. Industrial Education
e. Entrepreneurial Adult Education
f. Communication Arts in Adult Education
Department Human Kinetic & Health Education
M. Ed – Human Kinetics
Available options:
a. Exercise Physiology.
b. Health Education.
c. Sports Psychology.
d. Sports Administration.

3. FACULTY OF LANGUAGES & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Department of Arabic
1. M.A – Arabic Language
2. M. A – Arabic Literature
Department of English
1. M.A English
2. M.A Literature

4. FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Department of Biochemistry
1. PGD – Biochemistry
2. M.Sc. Biochemistry
Options available
a. Nutritional Biochemistry.
b. Biochemical Toxicology & Pharmacological Biochemistry.
c. Medical Biochemistry & Chemical Pathology.
d. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology.
e. Environmental Biochemistry
Department of Biology
1. PGD – Environmental Biology
2. M.Sc. – options in the following areas:
a. Hydrobiology and Fisheries
b. Environmental Biology
c. Botany
d. Parasitology and Entomology
e. Pest and Disease Management
Department of Geography
1 PGD. –Water Resources & Environmental Management
2 M.Sc.- Water Resources & Environmental Management
Department of Physics
1. PGD
2. M.Sc. –with options in Physics
a) Solid earth physics
b) Solid state physics
c) Radiations and Health/ Nuclear Physics
d) Theoretical physics

5. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Department of Business Administration
1. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Management
2. MBA
Options available:
i. Business Accounting & Finance
ii. Islamic Finance
iii. Entrepreneurial Development
iv. Insurance & Actuarial Science
v. Marketing
vi. Human Resource Management
vii. Auditing & Public Sector Accounting
viii. Public Finance Management

Department of Political Science
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy & Administration (PGDPPA)
2. M.Sc. Political Science
3. Master in Public Policy & Administration (MPPA)
4. Master in International Studies & Diplomacy (MISD)

Department of Sociology
M.Sc Sociology
Areas of Specialization
a. Medical Sociology
b. Industrial Sociology
c. Sociology of Education
d. Criminology
e. Development Studies
f. Demography

List of Professional Programmes
1. MBA with options in
• Business Accounting & Finance
• Islamic Finance
• Entrepreneurial Development
• Insurance & Actuarial Science
• Marketing
• Human Resource Management
• Auditing & Public Sector Accounting
• Public Finance Management

2. Master in Public Policy & Administration (MPPA)
3. Master in International Studies & Diplomacy (MISD)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates are advised to read the specified entry requirements on the Advert:
1. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes Applicants must possess:
▪ A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Third Class Degree
▪ HND from a recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower Credit
▪ NYSC discharge, exemption or exclusion certificate/letter
▪ 5 O’ Level Credit passes including English Language and Mathematics
▪ Any other qualification acceptable to the Senate of Ibrahim Badamasi  Babangida University, Lapai.
2. Master’s Programmes, Applicant must possess:
▪ Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division honours from recognised institutions.
▪ NYSC discharge, exemption or exclusion certificate/letter.
▪ 5 O’ Level credit passes including English Language and Mathematics.
▪ Candidates for English Language and Literature must possess credit in O’Level  Literature.
▪ Candidates with Third Class Bachelor’s degree or HND (Upper Credit) who in addition, possess a Postgraduate diploma (PGD) with a minimum CGPA of  3.50 on a 5.00 scale in a relevant discipline may be considered.
▪ The minimum duration of the Masters degree is 18 months.
▪ The PGD Management and MBA programmes will hold their lectures at IBB University Suleja Campus.
3. Ph.D. Degree Programmes (applicants must possess):
Candidates seeking admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programme of IBB University must possess the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees of IBB University or any other University recognized by the Senate of IBB University in the relevant discipline. To qualify for direct entry into the Ph.D. degree programme, a candidate must have a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5.00 scale or equivalent of 60% in Master’s (M.A./M.Sc.) degree result.

Candidates who graduated with CGPA of 3.50-3.99 on a 5.00 scale or equivalent (55-59%) in the Master’s degree may be considered for M.Phil./Ph.D. programme in the respective discipline. Candidates with professional Master’s degrees are not eligible for the Ph.D. programme except they have obtained M.Sc. degrees in relevant fields. A Ph.D. degree programme runs for a minimum period of 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for full-time candidates OR a minimum period of 48 calendar months and a maximum period of 60 calendar months for part-time candidates.

Relevant courses will be taken for the Ph.D. studies where prescribed and a Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D. programme.

All correspondences should be addressed to:

The Secretary,
School of Postgraduate Studies,
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
P.M.B. 11, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria


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