Here is the official list of all Uniport Postgraduate courses and Requirements for the 2022/2023 academic session. In this article, we will provide you with all info you may need regards to this title. So, relax and stick around while we walk you through this article.
Take note that this information is coming directly from the management board of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), which has taken to this platform to advertise the following postgraduate programs for the 2022/2023 academic session admission exercise.
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UNIPORT Postgraduate Courses and Requirements 2022/2023
The management of the University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) has advertised the following postgraduate programs for the 2022/2023 academic session admission exercise.
A. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
All Humanities Ph.D. Programs require a minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale, except English Studies and History & Diplomatic Studies, which require a minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5-point scale. In addition, candidates must score at least 60% in the admission interview to be admissible.
1. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE PROGRAMME
M.A. Comparative Literature
Ph.D. Comparative Literature
Requirements for MA Comparative Literature Programme:
Candidates shall possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.0 points on a 5-point scale or its equivalent in Literature from a recognized University. Graduates in English must produce evidence of a minimum of two years (four semesters) of academic exposure to French or another language of International communication.
There is a Special African Language requirement for the Comparative Literature Programme. Any candidate who is deficient in speaking, reading, or writing an African language will be required to take an appropriate course in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies and produce evidence of passing that course.
Requirements for Ph.D. Comparative Literature Programme:
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Literature or M.A. Degree in other related disciplines in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
2. DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND FILM STUDIES
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master of Arts (MA), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Theatre & Media Arts
Admission Requirements for PGD Programme in Theatre & Media Arts
To qualify for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma program, a candidate must obtain a first Degree in the disciplines within the Humanities or a first Degree from any other discipline.
(ii) Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the following areas:
(a) Dramatic Theory and Criticism
(b) Sociology of Drama
(c) Film Studies
(d) Theatre and Cultural Administration
(f) Theatre History
(g) Technical Theatre
(i) Costume and Make-Up
(j) Theatre in Education
Requirements for M.A. Theatre Arts
Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree in Theatre Arts with a CGPA of < 3.00 on a 5-point scale or equivalent in Theatre Arts from a recognized University.
Requirements for Ph.D. Theatre Arts
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Theatre Arts in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
3. DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES
(a) M.A., Ph.D. in Literature with an emphasis on:
(i) Theory of Literature
(ii) African Literature
(iii) African Oral Literature
(b) M.A., Ph.D. in English Language with emphasis on:
(i) Applied English Linguistics
(ii) English as a Second Language (ESL)
(iii) Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics
Requirements for M.A. English Studies
Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or equivalent in English Studies from a recognized University.
Requirements for Ph.D. English Studies
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in English Studies or a related discipline in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
4. DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in French (PGDF)
(ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Translation (PGDT)
(iii) M.A. French in the following areas:
French Grammar and Linguistics
African Literature in French
(iv) M.A. Translation (English/French)
(v) Ph.D. French/Translation (English/French)
Requirements for M.A. Foreign Languages and Literature
Candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of < 3.00 on a 5-point scale, or it’s equivalent in Foreign Languages and Literature from a recognized University or PGD Upper Credit.
Requirements for Ph.D. Foreign Languages and Literature
Candidates must have an M.A. Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature in addition to the other Faculty Requirements.
5. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND DIPLOMATIC STUDIES
(i) Postgraduate Diploma in History & Diplomatic Studies (PGDHDS)
Qualifications for Admission
To be eligible for admission into Postgraduate Diploma Programme in History and Diplomacy, a candidate must have a good honors Degree not less than third class and a CGPA of not less than 1.50 and above in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Law, and the Management Sciences.
(ii) Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the following areas:
(a) Social & Political History
(b) Economic History
(c) Diplomatic & International Studies
Qualifications for Admission into the Master’s Programme
To qualify for admission into the M.A Degree Programmes of the Department, candidates must possess at least a Second Class Honours Degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent of the University of Port Harcourt or from any other recognized University in the relevant subjects.
Except for Archaeology/Cultural Heritage Management, candidates from non-History backgrounds will be required to pass through the Department’s Postgraduate Diploma Programme in History and
Diplomacy before admission into the MA programs.
(iii) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program
Qualifications for Admission Doctor of Philosophy program
To be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy program in History and Diplomatic Studies, a candidate must have an MA/M.Sc Degree with a CGPA of 4.00 and above on a 5- point scale in History from any Nigerian University or abroad. Except for Archaeology, candidates from non-History backgrounds are expected to pass through the Department’s Postgraduate Diploma Programme in History and Diplomatic Studies to be admitted into Ph.D. Degree programs. In addition, candidates must present a written proposal on a thesis topic in their chosen field and score at least 60% in a pre-admission oral interview.
To See the other available Postgraduate Courses, please visit the university website.
What are the requirements for a postgraduate course?
Obtaining a postgraduate degree typically requires the completion of an undergraduate program, while some postgraduate diplomas may allow applicants with a sufficient amount of relevant job experience.
Are a master’s and a postgraduate the same thing?
A Master’s degree typically takes 18 to 24 months to complete with full-time study, whereas a Postgraduate Certificate typically takes one year. A Master’s program takes longer to finish since it includes more course modules than a PG Diploma and is an extended credential.
How long does a Ph.D. last?
On average, a Ph. D. may take up to eight years to finish. The time it usually takes to earn a doctorate varies depending on the program’s structure, the field of study, and the university that offers it.
What does the term Ph.D. mean?
Doctor of Philosophy
Ph.D. stands for Doctor of Philosophy and is considered the highest postgraduate achievement you can earn. A Ph.D. must be done by producing substantial and original research. You’ll get in-depth knowledge and comprehension of a particular field of study.
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