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UNICAL 2015/16 Postgraduate Admission Announced


Applications are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for admission into graduate
programmes in the 2015/2016 academic year
leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma,
Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degree of the
University of Calabar.

A. GENERAL REGULATIONS
Courses may be offered full-time or part-time. All
programmes begin with coursework and end with a
project for Graduate Diploma, MBA, MPA and MPAS
or thesis for Master's and Ph.D degree.

1. DURATION OF PROGRAMME: For full-time
studies the Postgraduate Diploma lasts for two (2)
semesters. The Master's degrees last for 3 - 5
semesters; and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
programmes last for 6 - 10 semesters.
For part-time programmes, the Master's degrees
last for 4-6 semesters, the Doctor of Philosophy
(Ph.D) lasts for 10-14 semesters.
Note that PGD programmes run on full-time basis
only.

2. REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION: Candidates
are required to have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a
5-point scale and 2.75 on a 4-point scale for
Master's programmes and 4.00 on a 5-point scale
and 3.00 on a 4-point scale for the Ph.D
programmes. A CGPA of 1.50 and above is required
for PGD programmes.

Candidates with Master's degree from recognized
universities may credit the relevant courses
towards the Ph.D programme, provided that the
quality of the grade is acceptable to the Graduate
School
Note:Filling of forms - Surnames first, First name
next, Middle name last. There will be no changes
made after submission of application forms online.
Therefore candidates must think through before
submission as any changes will attract a fee. This
is to prevent multiple applications. The titles Mr,
Miss or Mrs may be used but not Rev(Dr), Chief,
etc. Programmes applied for should be Ph.D, M.A,
M.Ed, M.Sc, MPH, LLM, PGDE, PGDEE, PGDPA,
PGDM, PGD, etc.

3. MODE OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates are to first log on to our
website http://www.unicalonline.edu.ng or click
here to access the prospectus for the complete
description of available courses for 2015/2016
academic session. Thereafter, candidates are
required to pay a non-refundable fee of N20,000.00
at any branch of the under-listed banks nationwide.
A printout with a unique PIN will be issued at the
bank.
Candidates would then enter their unique PIN and
their mobile phone numbers on the website to
access the form. Follow the steps by providing your
data as prompted and ensure that your form is
submitted. YOU ARE TO PRINT OUT A COPY OF
YOUR FORM AND CONCEPT NOTE, BY CLICKING
ON PRINT button after submission. Please bring a
copy of the printed form to the venue on the day of
the screening.

Process flow of E-Scratch Card for UNICAL Post
Graduate Application
1. Walk into any bank across the federation and
make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase
Graduate School application form for 2015/2016
academic session

2. Walk into any Enterprise Bank across the
federation and make payment on Calpay platform to
purchase Graduate School application form for
2015/2016 academic session

3. Make a payment of N20,000.00 and obtain the
payment slip.

4. Go online to www.unicalpg.org

6. Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip
to fill the Post Graduate form.

4. CONCEPT NOTE
As part of the application, candidates are expected
to submit a CONCEPT NOTE of 3 pages maximum
for Ph.D programmes and a-one-and-a-half (1 ½)
page maximum for Masters’ programme. The
concept note will be typed online in a space
provided in the form and printed out for submission
to the department. The concept note is a MINI
SUMMARY OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL highlighting
what candidates intend to research on when
admitted. It has to cover the following:
- Statement of the programme
- Relevance of study to self and society
- Aim(s) of the study
- Justification
- Methodology
- Brief theoretical background
Note:Candidates who fail to send their concept
notes online along with their application forms will
not be allowed to take part in the oral interview.

5. TRANSCRIPTS
Candidates are to ensure that their academic
transcripts are forwarded by their previous
institutions through courier service to the Academic
Secretary, Graduate School, University of Calabar,
P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Cross River State, ON OR
BEFORE THE DEADLINE INDICATED BELOW.
ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN
GRADUATE SCHOOL ON OR BEFORE THE
SCREENING DAY being NOVEMBER 6, 2015.
Candidates whose transcripts are not received in
the Graduate School by November 6, shall NOT BE
CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION.
There will be no room for awaiting results (all
applicants whose results have not been approved
by the Graduate School Board/University Senate
will not be considered for admission).

6. ADMISSION SCREENING EXERCISE
All candidates are also expected to take part in the
admission screening exercise which take place on
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015 for MBA, MPAS, and
all PGD candidates while SATURDAY, NOVEMBER
14, 2015 is for Masters and Ph.D candidates.
The screening test will be a computer based test as
follows:
Part A – Written (Use of English Language, Logic,
Mathematics, ICT and General Knowledge);
Part B– Oral interview in the respective
departments based on subject area/concept note
for Ph.D and Master's candidates.
There shall be No oral interview for MBA, MPAS and
all PGD programmes.

7. DEADLINE
The website for submission of application will be
shut down on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2015.

8. AVAILABLE GRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate
Diploma, Master's, and Ph.D degrees are available
in the under-listed Departments. For details of each
programme and specific requirements, log on to
http://www.unicalonline.edu.ng. or click here to
access the prospectus for the complete description
of available courses for 2015/2016 academic
session

1. Faculty of Agriculture
Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension and
Rural Sociology, Animal Science; Crop Science; Soil
Science; Forestry and Wildlife Resource
Management

2. Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences
Public Health; Medical Laboratory Science (Medical
Microbiology/ Parasitology Unit, Chemical Pathology
Unit and Haematology Unit), Radiography and
Radiological Sciences, Nursing Sciences.

3. Faculty of Arts
English and Literary Studies; History and
International Studies; Linguistics and
Communication Studies; Religious and Cultural
Studies; Philosophy; Theatre and Media Studies;
Modern Languages and Translation Studies.

4. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
Anatomy; Biochemistry; Pharmacology; Physiology.

5. Faculty of Education
Arts Education; Business Education; Continuing
Education and Development Studies; Curriculum
and Teaching; Educational Administration and
Planning; Educational Foundations, Guidance and
Counselling; Environmental Education; Human
Kinetics and Health Education; Library and
Information Science; Science Education; Social
Science Education; Special Education.
6. Faculty of Law
Law

7. Faculty of Management Sciences
Accounting, Banking and Finance; Business
Management; Marketing.

8. Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Medicine and Dentistry; Community Medicine.

9. Faculty of Science
Botany; Genetics and Biotechnology; Geology;
Mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science;
Microbiology; Physics; Pure and Applied Chemistry;
Zoology and Environmental Biology.

10. Faculty of Social Sciences
Economics; Geography and Environmental Science;
Political Science; Sociology; Public Administration.

11. Institute of Education
PGD Education, PGD Environmental Education

12. Institute of Oceanography
Fisheries and Aquaculture; Physical Oceanography;
Biological Oceanography

13.Institute of Public Policy and Administration
PGD Public Administration; Policy and
Administrative Studies







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