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UNILORIN Postgraduate Courses / Programmes Offered

List of UNILORIN postgraduate courses on offer for admission. These are all available University of Ilorin, UNILORIN Postgraduate Programmes / Courses for released by the PG school for 2020/2021 academic session.

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UNILORIN Postgraduate Programmes

List of all UNILORIN Postgraduate Courses

These are the lists of UNILORIN postgraduate programmes available for prospective postgraduate students

UNILORIN Postgraduate Programmes


  1. Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

ii. Department of Agronomy

M.Sc.; Agronomy (with specialization in General Agronomy, Horticulture; Plant Breeding Genetics and Weed Science, Crop Physiology).

M.Phil/Ph.D., Ph.D. Agronomy with specialization in General Agronomy, Horticulture and Weed Science.

M.Sc.; Soil Science (with specialization in Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry, Soil Fertility and Chemistry, Soil and Water Management, Soil Survey and Land Use).

M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Soil Science (with specialization in Genetics, Soil Science, Pedology, Soil Survey and Land Use, Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry).

iii. Department of Crop Protection

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Crop Protection (with specialization in Entomology; Plant -Pathology).

iv. Department of Animal Production

Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production

M.Sc.; MPhil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Physiology, Monogastric Nutrition, Ruminant Nutrition, Animal Products and Processing and Toxicology).

v. Department of Home Economics and Food Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science M.Sc., M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Food Science M.Sc. Home Economics


  1. Department of Arabic

M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Languages. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Literature.

ii. Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages

M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Linguistics;

M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Applied Linguistics; M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Yoruba Language M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Yoruba Literature

iii. Department of The Performing Arts

M.A.; Performing Arts (with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance). M.Phil./Ph.D. Performing Arts (with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance). Ph.D. Performing Arts (with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance).

vi. Department of Religions

M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Christian Studies.

M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Comparative Religious Studies

M.A. Islamic Studies

v. Department of History and International Studies

M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. History and International Studies.

vi. Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies

M.A. Peace and Development Studies (with specialization in Conflict Management and Peace Building, Security and Strategic Studies, Peace and Environmental Studies and Peace and Development Journalism).

M.A. Peace and Security Studies; M.A. Peace and Strategic Studies. (Holders of first degree certificates with a minimum of Second class Lower divisions).


  1. Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology

M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D. Medical Microbiology and Parasitology (with specialization in Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology)

ii. Department of Physiology

M.Sc.; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Physiology (with specialization in Cardiovascular Physiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism; Membrane Physiology; Neurophysiology).

iii. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Pharmacology and Therapeutics.


  1. Department of Epidemiology and Community Health

Master of Community Health (M.Comm.H.). Master in Public Health (MPH)

Ph.D. Public Health (with specialization in Health Management).


  1. Department of Computer Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS).

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Computer Science

ii. Department of Library and Information Sciences

Master in Library and Information Sciences Ph.D. in Library and Information Sciences

iii. Department of Mass Communication

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Mass Communication


  1. Department of Educational Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET).

M.Ed.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.; Educational Technology (with specialization in E-Learning and Instructional Technology).

ii. Department of Human Kinetic Education

M.Sc. (Ed.); M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.; Human Kinetics (with specialization in Administration and Management of Human Kinetics Education and Sports, Sports Exercise and Sport Science, Recreation and Tourism).

iii Department of Science Education

M.Ed.; Ph.D. Science Education (with specialization in Physics);

M.Ed. Mathematics Education

  1. Department of Social Sciences Education M.Ed.; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Educational Psychology M.Ed., Ph.D. Sociology of Education

M.Ed., Ph.D. Educational Measurement and Research Evaluation

iv.  Department of Adult and Primary Education

M.Ed., Ph.D. Childhood Education Studies

v. Department of Counsellor Education

M.Ed.; Ph.D.; Educational Guidance and Counselling


  1. Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

M.Eng.; Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering; Farm Power & Machinery Engineering, Aquacultural Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering).

M.Phil./Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (with specialization in Farm Power and Machinery Engineering, Soil & Water Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Renewable Energy).

Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation, Irrigation & Drainage, Farm Power and Machinery Engineering).

ii. Department of Chemical Engineering

M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (with specialization in Polymer Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Process Engineering).

iii. Department of Civil Engineering

M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Civil Engineering (with specialization in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Transportation and Highway, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural and Materials Engineering).

M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

iv. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (with specialization in Power and Machines Engineering).

Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (with specialization in Electronics and Communications Engineering).


  1. Department of Common Law

LL.M Common Law.

ii. Department of Islamic Law

LL.M; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Islamic Law.


  1. Department of Biochemistry

PGD; M.Sc.; M.Phil/Ph.D.; Ph.D. Biochemistry.

ii. Department of Microbiology

M.Sc.; Microbiology (with specialization in Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary Microbiology Microbial Physiology).

M.Phil./Ph.D.;. Ph.D. Microbiology (with specialization in Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary Microbiology).

iii. Department of Zoology

M.Sc. Zoology (with specialization in Cell Biology and Genetics, Entomology, Fisheries, Cell Biology, Genetics and Hydrobiology).

Ph.D. Zoology (with specialization in Entomology, Fisheries and Hydrobiology and Parasitology).


  1. Department of Finance

M.Sc. Accounting M.Sc.; Ph.D. Finance


  1. Department of Mathematics

M.Sc., M.Phil./Ph.D.; (with specialization in Optimization; Fluid Mechanics; Analytical Dynamics and Numerical Analysis).

Ph.D. Mathematics (with specialization in Optimization; Fluid Mechanics; Analytical and Dynamics).

ii. Department of Chemistry

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Chemistry.

M.Sc.; Chemistry  (with specialization in Physical/Inorganic; Organic; Analytical/Environmental).

M.Phil./Ph.D. Chemistry (with specialization in Physical; Inorganic, Analytical/Environmental, Organic).

Ph. D. Chemistry (with specialization in Physical, Inorganic, Analytical/Environmental, Organic).

iii. Department of Industrial Chemistry

M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D. and Ph.D. Industrial Chemistry (with specialization in Analytical / Environmental Chemistry, Food and Nutrition Chemistry, Medicinal / Natural Products Chemistry, Applied Physical/Petroleum Chemistry, Applied Inorganic Chemistry, Material Chemistry).

iv. Department of Physics

M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Physics (with specialization in Radio Propagation and Space/ Communication Physics, Ionospheric Physics, Solid State and Materials Science; Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Solar Energy and Solar Radiation Physics, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics).

M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Radio Propagation

v. Department of Statistics

Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS).

M.Sc.; Statistics (with specialization in Experimental Design, Statistical Quality Control, Biostatistics, Sample Survey and Demography, Multivariate Analysis, Econometrics, Mathematical Statistics).

M.Phil./Ph.D.;. Ph.D. (with specialization in Statistics Quality Control, Biostatistics, Sample Survey and Demography, Survival Analysis).

vi. Department of Geology and Mineral Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma in Geology (with specialization in Petroleum and Sedimentology – option, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology – option, Solid Minerals Exploration and Mining – option, Applied Geophysics – option).

M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Geology (with specialization in Petroleum and Sedimentology

– option, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology – option, Solid Minerals Exploration and Mining – option, Applied Geophysics – option).


  1. Department of Economics

Ph.D. Economics (with specialization in Development Economics, Health Economics, International Trade and Finance, Monetary Economics, Public Finance and Transport Economics).

ii. Department of Political Science

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Political Science (with specialization in Comparative Politics, International Relations and Security Studies).

iii. Department of Sociology

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Sociology (with specialization in Industrial Sociology; Criminology; Medical Sociology).


  1. Department of Comprising of Veterinary Microbiology

M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Microbiology

ii. Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

iii. Department of Veterinary Anatomy

M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Anatomy

iv. Department of Veterinary Medicine

M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Medicine (with specialization in Large Animal Medicine, Small Animal Medicine, Aquatic and Fish Medicine and Avian Medicine).

v. Department of Veterinary Microbiology

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology (with options in Veterinary Bacteriology, Veterinary Immunology, Veterinary Mycology and Veterinary Virology).

vi. Department Veterinary Parasitology

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Parasitology (with options in Veterinary Entomology, Veterinary Helminthology and Protozoology).

Vii. Department of Veterinary Pathology

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Pathology (with options Diagnostic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Avian Pathology).

viii. Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Physiology M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Biochemistry

ix. Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health

x. Department of Theriogenology and Production

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Theriogenology

xi. Department of Animal Health and Production

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Animal Health and Production

xii. Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Large Animal Surgery M.Sc.; Ph.D. Small Animal Surgery M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Anaesthesiology

M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

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