Admission Requirements

a.        PGD
The criteria for admission into any Post Graduate Diploma (PGDP) programme in Economics are as follows:

  • Candidates must have five credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at O’level
  • Candidates with Bachelors Degree of not less than 3rd class honor degree from an approved university
  • Candidates with HND and/or professional qualifications cognate to Economics from recognized institution with not less than upper credit.

b.       M.Sc

  • Candidates must satisfy the matriculation requirements of the University including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Economics from an approved university whose Economics programme is accredited by the NUC.
  • Candidates with a minimum of second class lower degree and a CGPA of 3.00 on a five point scale.
  • Candidates with a Post Graduate Diploma degree from a cognate discipline awarded by a recognized institution with not less than an upper credit.

 c.       Ph.D

  •          All candidates must:
  • Possess the university minimum requirement for a B.Sc degree in Economics
  • Have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from an approved university whose Economic Programme is accredited by NUC.
  • Have a minimum of a Second Class Lower degree in the discipline.
  • Hold a Master’s degree in Economics with a CGPA of at least 4.0 on a 5.0 point scale.
  • Submit a brief satisfactory statement of intended area of research.
  • Each candidate shall submit appropriate number of bound copies of a supervised Thesis as the final requirement for the award of the PhD degree. The supervised thesis must be based on original research, which must be orally defended successfully before an appropriate panel of examiners. The thesis must represent a specific original contribution to economic knowledge. Prior to submission for oral examination, each PhD student must give at least three seminars as follows: (1) presentation of research proposal (2) presentation of progress report and (3) presentation of final report. On no account must any of the steps skipped for any student. Ph.D students whose works fail plagiarism tests will not be allowed to present their thesis proposals and may be asked to discontinue the programmme by the Departmental Board. It is therefore mandatory that at each of the presentation, the submitted thesis will undergo plagiarism checks.

          MODE OF STUDY

  • For PGD – the mode of study is by coursework to be examined in written papers.
  • For M.Sc – There are two modes –
  • By coursework to be examined in written papers together with research work to be presented in project report, where course work predominates over research and constitutes not less than two-thirds of the total course units.
  • By research work to be presented in a dissertation together with coursework to be examined in written papers each of about three hours duration, where research predominates over coursework and constitutes not less than two-thirds of the total course units.
  • For Ph.D – the programme consists of course work and research work culminating in the submission of a thesis which must contain publishable work.