Abia State University (ABSU) Postgraduate Courses

Abia State University (ABSU) Postgraduate Diploma and Higher Degree Courses for the 2019/2020 academic session admission exercise.

ABSU Postgraduate Courses

The management of the Abia State University (ABSU) has advertised the following postgraduate programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session admission exercise.



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ABSU Postgraduate Courses.

  1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
    1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION
      • a Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Extension
      • M.Sc and Ph.D in Agricultural Economics and Extension with options in:
        • Agricultural Economics
          • Agricultural Production/Farm Management
          • Agricultural Finance
          • Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives
          • Agricultural Environmental Economics
        • Agricultural Extension
          • Rural Sociology and Community Development
          • Agricultural Extension Communication
          • Agricultural Extension Planning and Administration
          • Rural Development and Extension Services.
    2. DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
      • Postgraduate Diploma
      • M.Sc and Ph.D in Crop Production and Protection with options in:
      • Agronomy, Agro Forestry and Physiology
    3. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production
      • M.Sc and Ph.D in the following areas of specialization
        • Ruminant Animal Production and Management
        • Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management
        • Reproductive Physiology
        • Animal Production
        • Genetics and Breeding.
    4. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE
      • Postgraduate Diploma
      • M.Sc and Ph.D in Soil Science, with specialization in:
        • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
        • Soil Physics
        • Soil Chemistry
        • Soil Pedology
        • Soil Management and Conservation
        • Soil Microbiology
    5. DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
      • M.Sc and Ph.D in the following options/areas of specialization:
        • Food Science and Processing
        • Food Engineering
  2. FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    1. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology
      • M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following areas of specialization:
      • Industrial Microbiology
      • Immunology and Immunochemistry
      • Medical Microbiology
      • Environmental Microbiology
      • Food
      • Public Health
      • Agricultural Microbiology
      • Soil Microbiology
      • Mycology
    2. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)
      • M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
        • Medical Entomology/Parasitology
        • Medical Parasitology
        • Environmental Biology
        • Hydrobiology
    3. DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
      • (BOTANY)
        • M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Ecology
        • M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology)
        • M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Physiology
    4. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
      • PGD, M.Sc, MPhil and Ph.D programmes with specialization in:
      • Medical Biochemistry
      • Nutrition and Toxicology
      • Toxicology
      • Environmental Biochemistry
      • Industrial Biochemistry
  3. FACULTY PHYSICAL SCIENCES
    1. DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
      • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD CHE) in pure and Industrial Chemistry
      • M.Sc and Ph.D Industrial Chemistry with options in:
        • Mineral Processing and Extension Metallurgy
        • Chemical Process Technology
        • Polymer Technology
        • Petroleum Chemistry
        • Separation Chemistry
      • M.Sc and Ph.D degree in Pure Chemistry
        • Physical Chemistry
        • Analytical Chemistry
        • Environmental Chemistry
        • Organic Chemistry
        • Inorganic Chemistry.
    2. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
      • PGD, M.Sc, MPhil and Ph.D in
        • Geophysics
        • Atmospheric Physics
        • Astrophysics
    3. DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
      • PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D programmes
    4. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
      • PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D programmes
  4. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    1. DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
        • M.Sc (Accountancy)
        • Ph.D (Accountancy)
    2. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
        • M.Sc (Marketing)/M.Phil
        • Ph.D (Marketing)
    3. DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Management
      • M.Sc (Management) MPhil/Ph.D
      • Ph.D (Management)
    4. DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
      • M.Sc Banking and Finance/M.Phil
      • MBA Banking and Finance
      • Ph.D (Finance)
    5. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
      • M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
        • Development Economics
        • Industrial Economics
        • Monetary Economics
        • Quantitative Economics
  5. FACULTY OF LAW
    The Faculty offers the following full time/part time programmes in the following areas.

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGD Laws)
    • LL.M
    • M.Phil/Ph.D
    • Ph.D (Course work and Thesis)
      • (Chosen from the following areas:
      • Comparative Constitutional Law
      • Comparative Criminal Law
      • Comparative Company Law
      • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
      • Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
      • International Economic Law
      • International Protection of Human Rights
      • International Humanitarian Law
  6. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
    1. DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING
      • PGD, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D in:
        • Environmental Management
        • Climatology
        • Hydrology and Water Resources
        • Agricultural Development
        • Population Geography
        • Rural Development
    2. DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management
      • M.Sc Degree in Estate Management in the following areas:
        • Facility Management
        • Valuation Appraisal
      • Ph.D in Estate Management.
    3. DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
      • M.Sc in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) M.Phil
      • Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning
    4. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
        • M.Sc (Architecture)
        • M.Phil (Architecture)
        • Ph.D (Architecture)
    5. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)
      • M.Sc and Ph.D with Specialization in the following areas.
        • Environmental Management
        • Natural Resource Conservation
        • Waste Management and Pollution Remediation
        • Water Resource Management
    6. DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING
      • Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) Programme
      • Master of Science (M.Sc)
      • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
  7. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
    1. DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM & TEACHER EDUCATION
      • Full-time, Part-time and Sandwich programmes in the following areas:
        • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
      • M.Ed and Ph.D in the following areas:
        • Curriculum Studies
        • Educational Technology, Language Education, Education
        • Economics, Accounting Education, Government Education
    2. DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION
      • Masters and Doctor of Philosophy in the following areas:
        • Mathematics Education
        • Science Education with options in
        • Biology Education
        • Chemistry Education
        • Geography Education
        • Physics Education
        • Integrated Science Education
    3. DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS
      • M.Ed & Ph.D in the following areas:
        • Psychology
        • Measurement and Evaluation
        • Guidance and Counselling
    4. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMIN. AND PLANNING
      • M.A (ED) and Ph.D in the following areas:
        • Education Social Studies
        • Education Sociology
        • Cooperative Education
        • Education Philosophy
        • Education History
  8. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology
    2. M.Sc and Ph.D programmes in the following areas:
      • Human Anatomy
      • Human Physiology
    3. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES:
      • M.Sc and Ph.D with Options/Specialization in:
        • Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
        • Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology
        • Pollution Control Management
        • Solid and Special Waste Management
        • Food Hygiene, Safety and Quality Assurance
        • Vector Control and Pest Management
        • Hygiene Education and Promotion
        • Water Sanitation and Hygiene
        • Radiation Health and Control
        • Environmental Health Laboratory and Instrumentation
        • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
        • Occupational and Environmental Pathology (For the Medically Qualified).
        • Environmental Occupational Medicine (For the Medically Qualified)
    4. DEPARTMENT OF OPTOMETRY
      • M.Sc, and Ph.D in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian
      • College of Optometry (FNCO)
    5. DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
      • M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D and Ph.D with specialization in
        • Molecular Pharmacology
        • Toxicology
        • Chemotherapy
        • Neuro Pharmacology
        • Biochemical Pharmacology
        • Clinical Pharmacology
    6. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
      • PGD in Public Health (PGDPH)
      • Master in Public Health (MPH)
      • Ph.D Public Health
        Options

        • Environmental Health and Safety
        • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
        • Health Promotion
        • Health Economics
        • Health Policy and Administration
        • Community Health
  9. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
    1. DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication
      • M.A & Ph.D with specialization in:
        • Broadcasting
        • Mass Communication
        • Print Media
        • Advertising and Public Relations
    2. DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND TRANSLATION STUDIES
      • Postgraduate Diploma
        • Translation Studies
      • M.A & Ph.D
        • Foreign Language
        • Translation Studies & Linguistics
        • French Language & Linguistics (FLL)
        • French Literature (FLT)
        • Professional Translation Studies (French/English or English/Igbo)
        • African & Caribbean Literature in Africa (ACL)
    3. DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
      • PGD, M.A & Ph.D in Literature
    4. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
      • M.A & Ph.D in
        • Igbo
        • Linguistics
        • Applied Linguistics
    5. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
      • PGD, M.A & Ph.D with specialization in:
        • Urban History
        • Economic History
        • African History
        • Political History
        • Social History
        • Nigerian History & Politics
        • International & Diplomatic Studies
        • Military & Strategic Studies
        • Peace and Conflict Studies
    6. DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY
      • M.A with specialization in:
        • Christian Theology
        • Religion and Society
        • Biblical Studies (Old & New Testaments)
        • African Traditional Religion.
  10. FACULTY SOCIAL SCIENCES
    1. DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
      • Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:
        • International Studies
        • Public Administration
      • M.Sc, MPA and Ph.D
        • Public Administration
        • International Affairs and Diplomacy
          Area of Specialization:

          • The Ph.D programme is for candidates who already possess M.Sc in Political Science, Public Administration and Strategic Studies.
    2. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
      • PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D in:
        • Sociology/Anthropology
        • Criminology
        • Sociology
        • Sociology of Development
        • Industrial Sociology/Labour Relations
        • Population Studies (Demography)
        • Medical Sociology/Anthropology
        • Gender Studies
        • Anthropology
        • Ethnographic Studies
    3. DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
        • M.A
        • Ph.D



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