UNIPORT Africa Centre of Excellence in Public Health and Toxicological Research Postgraduate Admission Form for 2021/2022 Session

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) is now selling forms for admission into its African Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research (ACE-PUTOR) postgraduate programmes for the 2021/2022 academic session. See the requirements and procedure to apply for UNIPORT ACE-PUTOR postgraduate programmes below.

UNIPORT ACE-PUTOR Postgraduate Admission Form

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Post Graduate Programmes of the African Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, University of Port Harcourt:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programmes
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) Programmes
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) 


  •  Emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinary research                 
  • Irresistible drive for excellence
  • Excellent support for teaching
  • Availability of a language laboratory for non-English students
  • e-library facility
  • Uninterrupted power supply 
  • Access to electronic learning resources
  • Excellent learning environment  
  • Excellent students’ support services
  • Uninterrupted learning calendar
  • Dedicated hostel facility for students 
  • Local and international internship placements 
  • Support for conference participation and research publication
  • Transparent academic governance
  • Partnerships, networks and collaborations – industry, sectors, academic institutions
  • Highly supportive central university administration  
  • Location is in the epi-centre of oil & gas exploration in Africa
  • Scholarships opportunities especially for regional students
  • Immigration support for international students
  • Scholarship for regional and meritorious Nigerian students

UNIPORT ACE-PUTOR Postgraduate Programme Method of Instruction

  • The curriculum is flexible, modular, intensive and premised on developing the knowledge, skills and competences of students from diverse academic backgrounds to becoming industry ready professionals.
  • Both online and classroom modes of teaching/learning are available with strong emphasis on competency-based learning, self-directed learning and application of a range of technology-based educational applications to enhance pedagogical effectiveness.
  • Lectures are delivered by renown faculties from Universities and industry/sector experts from Nigeria and Abroad. Being an entrepreneurial University, all programmes in the University of Port Harcourt are designed with periods of internship to enhance the development of industry/sector-ready professionals.
  • Students’ dissertations are supervised by multi-disciplinary and highly motivated team of local and international supervisors. Critical logistical supports are provided to ensure that all students complete their dissertations in record time. The Centre also encourage innovations, patents and commercialisation of research outputs.

UNIPORT ACE-PUTOR Postgraduate Courses

  1. Doctor of Philosophy
    1. (PhD) in Environmental Health
    2. (PhD) in Environmental Toxicology
    3. (PhD) in Nutritional Biochemistry/Toxicology
    4. (PhD) in Midwifery Care
    5. (PhD) in Child Health Nursing Care
  2. Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    1. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Midwifery/Child Health
    2. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Public Health Nursing
    3. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Fertility Nursing
    4. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Environmental & Petroleum Toxicology
  3. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
    1. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Nursing
    2. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Environmental & Petroleum Toxicology

UNIPORT ACE-PUTOR Postgraduate Admission Requirements

Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Fertility Nursing:

  • Applicants shall be required to have a good university first degree in nursing science, registered and licensed as a nurse or midwife.

Masters Programme in Midwifery/Child Health: 

Candidates would be required to have a

  • Bachelor of nursing sciences or midwifery with cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 3.0 on a 5-point scale.
  • Must be a licensed nurse

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme:

Eligible candidates for these competitive programmes would have

  • Completed an MSc degree in appropriate majors, with a CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.
  • Candidates with master’s degrees in food sciences and technology, food microbiology and other related courses can apply for the PhD in nutritional biochemistry/toxicology.

UNIPORT ACE-PUTOR Postgraduate Programmes Duration

  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
    • Full time PGD – 12 months (minimum) to 18 months (maximum)
    • Part-time PGD – 18 months (minimum) to 24 months (maximum)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    • Full time Masters – 12 months (minimum) to 24 months (maximum)
    • Part-time Masters – 24 months (minimum) to 36 months (maximum)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Full time PhD – 36 months (minimum) to 48 months (maximum)
    • Part-time PhD – 48 months (minimum) to 60 months (maximum)

How to Apply for UNIPORT ACE-PUTOR Postgraduate Admission Form

Details of the methods of application for all programmes can be obtained from the website: http://www.aceputoruniport.edu.ng

Completed forms, reference letters, statement of purpose and official transcript shall be submitted with a non-refundable application fee of N20,000 (twenty thousand naira only) before the 13th of March 2022.

Tel: +234(0)8136592033, +234(0)8129429447
Email: aceputor@uniport.edu.ng, adminaceputor@uniport.edu.ng
Website: http://www.aceputoruniport.edu.ng

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