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Postgraduate School Rivers State University Admission into Part-Time, Full-Time Postgraduate Programmes for 2020/2021 Academic Session
Date Posted: 19/Jan/2021

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Part-Time/Full-Time Postgraduate programmes in the Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt for the 2020/2021 academic session in the following Faculties.

1. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

A. Department of Human Anatomy

  • PGD/ MSc./PhD with specialization in:
  • Clinical and Radiological Anatomy
  • Embryology and Andrology
  • Neuroscience
  • Biological and Forensic Anatomy
  • Microscopic Anatomy
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Sports Anatomy
  • Gross and Comparative Anatomy

Rivers State University

B. Department of Medical Biochemistry

PGD/ MSc/PhD with specialization in:

  • Medical /Clinical Biochemistry
  • Toxicological / Environmental Biochemistry
  • Pharmacological Biochemistry
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Forensic Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology/Immunobiochemistry

C.  Department of Human Physiology

PGD/ MSc/PhD with specialization in:

  • Cell, General and Molecular Physiology
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
  • Renal and Body Fluids Physiology
  • Reproductive and Endocrine Physiology
  • Environmental and Metabolic Physiology
  • Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Physiology
  • Exercise and Sports Physiology
  • Electro Physiology

D. Department of Nursing Science

PGD/ MSc/PhD with specialization in:

  • Community/Public Health Nursing
  • Maternal and Child Health Nursing.
  • Medical Surgical Nursing.
  • Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration and Management
  • Nursing Education.

2. FACULTY OF EDUCATION

A. Department of Library and Information Science.

PGDLIS/MLIS/PhD in library and information science with specialization in:

  • School Library and Media Technology
  • Information Science
  • Archives and Records Management
  • Book Trade and Publishing

MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants with qualifications in the under listed categories shall be eligible for admission into the post graduate programmes: however, candidates must also fulfill the matriculation requirements of Rivers State University Nkpolu Oruwokwu Port Harcourt as stated below:

1. All candidates must possess the minimum of five ordinary level credit passes which must include English Language and Mathematics.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

  1. Candidates for PGD in the department of human Anatomy must be holders of second class degree or pass class degree of Rivers State University or other University recognized by statute of Rivers State University, in non-classified programmes, with a minimum CGPA of less than 3 0 on a 5.0 grade points scale or its equivalent in Human Anatomy or related discipline.
  2. Graduates of other disciplines of Rivers State University or other institutions recognized by statute of Rivers State University with a Second Class or third class degree in non-classified programmes can apply for PGD in Human Anatomy.
  3. Graduates of Anatomy with pass degree on a 5 points scale can apply for PGD in Human Anatomy.
  4. Candidates for POD in medical biochemistry must be holders of second class degree or pass degree from Rivers State University or other university recognized by Senate of Rivers State University who possess a minimum of Second Class degree or third class degree for unclassified disciplines or equivalent in Biochemistry or related disciplines.
  5. Graduates of Biochemistry with pass degree can apply.
  6. Candidates for PGD in Nursing Science must be holders of third class degree in Nursing Science from Rivers State University or other University recognized by Senate of Rivers State University.
  7. Registered Nurses who are graduates of other disciplines with a second class lower degree or third class degree on a 5.point scale or its equivalent can apply for PGD in Nursing Science.
  8. The criteria for admission into Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science will be as follows:
  9. Graduate of this University or any other university approved by the university senate who have a third class degree in Library and Information Science or any other discipline.
  10. Higher National Diploma in Library and Information Science and any other recognized Institution with at least a credit pass.

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  1. A candidate seeking admission into the full time / part-time Master's degree programme must possess a bachelor's degree with at least second lower division in the relevant discipline.
  2. For a Master's degree in human anatomy, candidate shall possess a Second Class degree with a minimum CGPA of not less than 3.0 on a 5.0 grade point scale or its equivalent in Human Anatomy or related discipline from Rivers State University or other University recognized by statute of River State University.
  3. Holders of Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Optometry and other related degrees, who possess postgraduate diploma in Human Anatomy with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-Point scale or its equivalent.
  4. Holders of MBBS, BDS, DVM and Fellowship are qualified for MSc inhuman anatomy programme.
  5. Candidates for master's degree in Biochemistry are required to satisfy the following:
  1. A good bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Rivers State University or any other university recognized by senate of Rivers State University are eligible to apply.
  2. Candidates must have graduated with a minimum of Second Class lower having a CGPA not less than 3.0 points on a scale of 5- Points scale.
  1. Graduates of Medicine/Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Physiology, Anatomy, Pathological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Engineering Medicine, Science Medicine, Nuclear Medicine and related disciplines; and other holders of PGD in Biochemistry with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 points on a scale of 5.0 points scale or its equivalent will be considered.
  2. Candidate for the master's programme in human physiology must possess a minimum of Second-Class degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent in Human Physiology or related discipline from the Rivers State University or other universities recognized by statute of Rivers State University
  3. Holders of MBBS, DVM or BVM, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Optometry degrees, holders of post graduate diploma in Human Physiology with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 5.0 grade point scale or its equivalent.
  4. Candidate for the master's programme in Nursing Science must possess a minimum of second class degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 5.point scale or its equivalent in Nursing Science or related discipline, candidate must be registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN) as a registered Nurse and have a current license to practice in Nigeria.
  5. Holders of Post graduate diploma in Nursing science with a minimum of CGPA of 3.50 on 5.0 grade point scale or its equivalent can apply.
  6. Candidates for the MLIS Degree in Library and Information Science must have the following:
  7. Good first Degree Honours in Library and Information Science with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division of Rivers State University or any other recognized University.
  8. Good first Degree Honours in other disciplines with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science with a CGPA of 3.50
  9. A postgraduate diploma in Library and Information Science with a CGPA of 3.50 and above on 5 point grade addition to satisfying University matriculation requirements

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES

A candidate for PhD programme must possess a master's degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above on a 5-point scale, in a relevant discipline obtain from the Rivers State University or any other institution of higher learning of equivalent status.

  1. For PhD degree in anatomy candidate must possess MSc. Degree in anatomy from Rivers State University or other universities recognized by Rivers State University with a CGPA of 3.50 and above on a 5 points scale, candidates who obtained a CGPA below 3.50 would be eligible for M Phil/PhD programme.
  2. For PhD in biochemistry candidates must possess M.Sc/M Phil or its equivalent in Biochemistry in addition to other Faculty requirements. The candidates must have scores a minimum of 3.50 and above on a 5.0 points scale.
  3. A candidate for Ph.D programme in the department of Physiology must possess a bachelor degree of at least second class lower division in Physiology and related fields, as well as MSc degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5points scale.
  4. Candidate for the PhD Programme in Nursing Science must possess a master's degree in Nursing with a minimum of 4.00 on a 5.0 point scale.
  5. A candidate with a Master's degree in Nursing with CGPA of 3.5 on a 5. point scale can apply Master's/PhD Degree Programme
  6. Candidates with professional Masters in Nursing with a CGPA of 3.5 on a 5. point scale can apply for Master's/PhD Programme.
  7.  Candidates seeking admission for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Library and Information Science must have any of the following qualifications from this university or any recognized institution, in addition to satisfying University matriculation requirements:
  8. 8. Holder of Master degree in Library and Information Science discipline obtained from the Rivers State University or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate, not less than 60 percent or a CGPA of 3.50 on a five point scale.

NOTE: In addition to the conditions, a candidate may be required to present himself/herself for a selection test and/or oral interview

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

  1. The MI-time Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science shall run for a minimum of two semester (one academic session) or a maximum of four semesters (two academic sessions).
  2. The part-time programme shall run for a minimum of four semesters or a maximum of six semester
  3. The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Faculty of Basic Medical Science runs for a duration of four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum) with project.
  4. The part-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Faculty of Basic Medical Science runs for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum)

The duration for MLIS Degree in Library and Information Science Departments is hereby set out as follows:

  1. Full-time Master of Library and Information (MLIS) Degree Programme in Library and Information Science by course work and Dissertation shall run for a minimum of four (4) semesters and Maximum of six (6) semesters.
  2. Part-time of Master of Library and Information Science Degree Programme in Library and Information Science by work and Dissertation shall run for a minimum of six (6) semesters and maximum of eight (8) semesters.

The duration of Master's degree Programmes in Faculty of Basic Medical Science are set out as follows:

  1. The full-time Master's degree programme with dissertation in Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences to run for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
  2. The part-time Master's degree programme in Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences runs for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).

PhD PROGRAMMES

  1. The full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree programme in Library and Information Science shall run for a minimum duration of Six (6) semesters and a maximum duration of eight (8) semesters.
  2. Part time programme shall run for a minimum duration of Eight (8) semesters and a maximum duration often (10) semesters.
  3. The full—time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with thesis in Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences runs for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum)
  4. The part-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences runs for eight semesters (minimum) and ten semesters (maximum).

MODE OFAPPLICATION

Applications for admission to any postgraduate programme shall be made on-line by logging onto www.ust.edu.ng  and making an e-payment of Thirty-five Thousand Naira (N35,000.00) only, using interswitch verve - enabled cards. Application forms should be completed on-line, downloaded and hard copies submitted to the secretary, Postgraduate School along with the following:

  1. Photocopies of Certificates.
  2. Certified academic transcripts. (It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that copies of their academic transcripts are forwarded under confidential cover directly to the Secretary, Postgraduate School, Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt).
  3. Letter of reference from three referees, including one from a previous academic institution, stating that applicant is qualified to undertake advanced studies and research and that the Referee is confident that the applicant will benefit from the training.

For PhD applicants, brief research proposals on their intended areas of study should also accompany the application forms.

All applicants should NOTE that Part-Time programmes are usually run in the evenings.

The deadline for submission of applications on-line and at the Postgraduate School is 31st March, 2021.

Signed:

Dr. Sydney C. Enyindah

Registrar

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