ABSU Postgraduate Courses

Abia State University (ABSU) Postgraduate Diploma and Higher Degree Courses for the 2018/2019 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 AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION
      1. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension
      2. MSc and Ph.D programmes in Agricultural Economics and Extension with options in:
      3. Agricultural Economics
      4. Agricultural Production/Farm Management
      5. Agricultural Finance
      6. Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives
      7. Agricultural Environmental Economics
      8. Agricultural Extension
      9. Rural Sociology and Community Development
      10. Agricultural Extension Communication
      11. Agricultural Extension Planning, and Administration
      12. Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Policy
      13. Rural Development and Extension Services.
    2. DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION
      1. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes PGD
      2. MSc and Ph.D Crop Production and Protection with options in: Agronomy, Agro Forestry and Physiology
    3. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES
      1. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Animal Production
      2. MSc and Ph.DProgrammes with the following options:
      3. Ruminant Animal Production and Management
      4. Non-Ruminant Animal Production and Management
      5. Reproductive Physiology
      6. Animal Production
      7. Genetics and Breeding.
    4. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE
      1. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
      2. MSc and Ph.D Programmes 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
      The Department offers the following programmes
      M.Sc and Ph.Dprogrammes with the following options:

      1. Food Science and Processing
      2. Food Engineering
  2. FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
    1. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
      The Department offers the following programmes: PGD, M.Sc, MPhil and Ph.Dprogrammes with specialization in:

      1. Medical Biochemistry
      2. Nutritional and Toxicology
      3. Toxicology
      4. Environmental Biochemistry
      5. Industrial Biochemistry
    2. DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology
      2. MSc and Ph.D programmes in Microbiology with the following specialization:
        1. Industrial Microbiology
        2. Immunology and Immunochemistry
        3. Medical Microbiology
        4. Environmental Microbiology
        5. Food
        6. Public Health
        7. Agricultural Microbiology
        8. Soil Microbiology
    3. DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (BOTANY)
      The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:

      1. MSc and Ph.D in Plant Ecology
      2. MSc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (Phytopathology)
      3. MSc and Ph.D in Plant Physiology.
    4. DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
      The Department offers the following programmes in the following areas:

      1. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD CHE) in Pure and Industrial Chemistry
      2. MSc and Ph.D with Industrial Chemistry options in:
        1. Mineral Processing and Extension Metallurgy
        2. Chemical Process Technology
        3. Polymer Technology
        4. Petroleum Chemistry
        5. Separation Chemistry
      3. MSc and Ph.D degree in Pure Chemistry
        1. Physical Chemistry
        2. Analytical Chemistry
        3. Environmental Chemistry
        4. Organic Chemistry
        5. Inorganic Chemistry.
    5. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (GPD CHE)
      2. MSc and Ph.D in the following areas:
        1. Environmental Chemistry
        2. Physical Chemistry
        3. Inorganic Chemistry
        4. Analytical Chemistry
        5. Industrial Chemistry – (Petroleum, Industrial Chemistry Technology Separation Chemistry, etc)
    6. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. MSc in Astrophysics
      2. MSc and Ph.D in Geophysics
      3. MSc in Atmospheric Physics
      4. MSc in Medical Physics
    7. DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (ZOOLOGY)
      1. M.Sc and Ph.D with specialization in:
        1. Medical Entomology/Parasitology
        2. Medical Parasitology
        3. Environmental Biology
        4. Hydrobiology
  3. FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    1. DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
      2. MSc (Accountancy) MPhil
      3. Ph.D (Accountancy)
    2. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Management
      2. MSc (Marketing) MPhil
      3. Ph.D (Marketing).
    3. DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Management
      2. MSc (Management) MPhil
      3. Ph.D (Management)
    4. DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
      2. MSc in Banking and Finance MPhil
      3. Ph.D (Finance)
    5. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Economics
      2. MSc and Ph.D with specialization in:
        1. Development Economics MPhil
        2. Industrial Economics
        3. Monetary Economics
        4. Quantitative Economics
  4. FACULTY OF LAW
    The Faculty offers the following full time/part time programmes in the following areas:

    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGD Laws)
    2. LL.M (Chosen from the following areas: MPhil
    3. Ph.D (Course work and Thesis)
    4. Comparative Constitutional Law
    5. Comparative Criminal Law
    6. Comparative Company Law
    7. Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
    8. Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
    9. International Economics Law
    10. International Protection of Human Rights
    11. International Humanitarian Law
  5. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
    1. DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. PGD, MS.c, MPHIL AND Ph.D in:
        1. Environmental Management
        2. Climatology
        3. Hydrology and Water Resources
        4. Agricultural Development
        5. Population Geography
        6. Rural Development
    2. DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management
      2. MSc Degree in Estate Management
      3. Ph.D in State Management.
    3. DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (MURP)
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
      2. Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) MPhil
      3. Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning
    4. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
      2. MSc (Architecture)
      3. MPhil (Architecture)
      4. Ph.D (Architecture)
    5. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
      The Department offers the following programmes:

      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Resource Management (PGDERM)
      2. MSc and Ph.D programmes with specialization in the following:
        1. Hydrology and Water Resources
        2. Pollution and Waste Management
        3. Bioremediation and Pollution Control
        4. Environmental Health and Safety
        5. Environmental Resource Management
        6. Environmental Engineering Management
  6. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
    The Faculty offers the following programmes at both full-time, part-time and sandwich in the following areas:

    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
    2. ED and Ph.D in the following area:
      1. Curriculum Studies
      2. Education Technology, Language Education, Education Economics, Accounting Education, Government Education
      3. Measurement and Evaluation
      4. Educational Psychology
      5. Guidance and Counseling
      6. Educational Admin. and Planning
    3. A (ED) and Ph.D in the following areas:
      1. Education Social Studies
      2. Education Sociology
      3. Cooperative Education
      4. Education Philosophy
      5. Education History
  7. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
    The College offers the following programmes:

    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Human Physiology and Pharmacology
    2. MSc and Ph.D programmes in the following areas:
      1. Human Anatomy
      2. Human Physiology
    3. Environmental Health Sciences:
      1. Options/Specialization (HSE)
      2. Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
      3. Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology
      4. Pollution Control Management
      5. Solid and Special Waste Management
      6. Food Hygiene, Safety and Quality Assurance
      7. Vector Control and Pest Management
      8. Hygiene Education and Promotion
      9. Water Sanitation and Hygiene
      10. Radiation Health and Control
      11. Environmental Health Laboratory and Instrumentation
      12. Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
      13. Occupational and Environmental Pathology (For Medically Qualified)
      14. Environmental Occupational Medicine (For Medically qualified).
    4. MSc, and Ph.DProgrammes in Clinical Optometry and Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrist (FNCO)
    5. Pharmacology:
      1. M.Sc, MPhil/Ph.D, Ph.D with areas of specialization:
        • – Molecular Pharmacology
        • – Toxicology
        • – Chemotherapy
        • – Neuro Pharmacology
        • – Biochemical Pharmacology
        • – Clinical Pharmacology
    6. Public Health Programme
      1. PGD in Public Heakth (PGDPH)
      2. Master in Public Health (MPH)
      3. M.Sc in Public Health
      4. Ph.D Public Health
        Options:
      5. Environmental Health and Safety
      6. Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      7. Health Promotion
      8. Health Economics
      9. Health Policy and Administration
      10. Community Health
    7. Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
      1. Environmental Health Safety
      2. Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      3. Health Promotion
      4. Health Economics
      5. Health Policy and Administration
      6. Community Health.
      7. Note: Candidates with CGPA less than 4.0 point in 5.0 scale (60%) may be required to do MPH with credit Unit before progressing to Ph.D
  8. MJCE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
    The Faculty offers the following programmes:

    1. DEPARTMENT Of POLITICAL SCIENCE
      1. Postgraduate Diploma in the following areas:
        • International Studies
        • Public Administration
      2. M.Sc
        • Public Administration
        • International Affairs and Diplomacy
      3. MPA
        • Masters in Public Administration
      4. Ph.D in the Department of Political Science.
      5. Area of Specialization:
      6. Public Administration and Local Government.
      7. The Ph.D programme is for candidates who already possess M.Sc in Political Science, Public Administration and Strategic Studies.
    2. DEPARTMENT Of MASS COMMUNICATION
      1. Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication
      2. M.A. &Ph.D with specialization in:
        • Broadcasting
        • Mass Communication
        • Print Media
        • Advertising and Public Relations
    3. DEPARTMENT Of SOCIOLOGY
      1. PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D in:
        1. Sociology/Anthropology
        2. Criminology
        3. Sociology
        4. Sociology of Development
        5. Industrial Sociology/Labour Relations
        6. Population Studies (Demography)
        7. Medical Sociology/Anthropology
        8. Gender Studies
        9. Anthropology
        10. Ethnographic Studies
    4. DEPARTMENT Of FRENCH AND TRANSLATION
      1. Postgraduate Diploma
      2. Translation Studies
      3. M.A. &Ph.D
      4. – Foreign Language
      5. – Translation Studies & Linguistics
      6. – French Language & Linguistics (FLL)
      7. – French Literature (FLT)
      8. – Professional Translation Studies (French/English or English Igbo)
      9. – African & Caribbean Literature in France (ACL)
    5. DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH
      1. – PGD, M.A &Ph.D in English/Literature
    6. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS
      1. M.A &Ph.D in:
        • – Igbo
        • – Linguistics
        • – Applied Linguistics
    7. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY &INTERNATIONAL RELATION
      1. 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
    8. DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY
      1. M.A with specialization in:
        • – Christian Theology
        • – Religion and Society
        • – Church History
        • – Biblical Studies (Old & New Testaments)
        • – African Traditional Religion.
    9. DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science



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