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AAUA 2015/2016 Postgraduate Admission Announced




Applications are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for admission into Full-Time
Postgraduate programmes as indicated below for
the 2015/2016 academic session.
FACULTY OF ARTS
Department of English Studies
M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in English
Studies with the following specializations:
(a) Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Language)
(b) Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Literature)
(c) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D ) English (Language).
(d) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) English (Literature).
Admission Requirements:
(i) Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree
Candidates for admission into the M.A. degree
programme in English (Language or Literature) must
possess an honours degree in English (that is, not
lower than Second Class (Honours) Lower Division)
obtained from either this University or any other
University recognized by Senate.
(ii) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree
Candidates for admission into the Ph.D degree
programme in English (Language or Literature) must
have attained a minimum aggregate grade of 60% at
the Internal Memorandum
M.A Degree level, provided the M.A. degree was
obtained from either this University or any other
University recognized by Senate.
However, candidates who do not have a minimum
aggregate grade of 60% in the M.A. degree
examination as specified above, but have an
aggregate score within the range of 55% to 59.9%
shall be eligible for the M.Phil/Ph.D programme.
At the end of the first year, such candidates shall be
eligible for conversion to the Ph.D programme if
they score 60% and above in the course work.
Department of Linguistics and Languages
(a) M.A and Ph.D. in Linguistics with the following
specializations:
(i) Phonology
(ii) Syntax
(iii) Sociolinguistics
(iv) Applied Linguistics
(b) M.A and Ph.D. in Yoruba with the following
specializations:
(i) Yoruba Language
(ii) Yoruba Literature
(iii) Yoruba Culture
Admission Requirements:
For M.A degree in Linguistics/Yoruba Language/
Literature, candidate must possess a B.A or
equivalent degree in the relevant discipline of the
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko or any
other University recognized by the Senate with at
least a Second Class (Honours) Lower Division.
For a Doctoral degree programme, a candidate
must possess a Master’s Degree in Linguistics/
Yoruba Language with a minimum of a Cumulative
Grade of 60% and above.
Department of History & International Studies
M.A and Ph.D degree programmes available in the
following areas of specializations:
(a) Political/Diplomatic History
(b) Cultural History
(c) Economic History
Admission Requirements
For candidates seeking admission into M.A.
Programme, the minimum requirement is a B.A.
Degree in History and International Studies of this
University or B.A./B.A (Ed) History from any other
recognized University with at least a Second Class
(Honours) Lower Division.
For admission into the Ph.D Programme, candidates
must possess a Master’s degree in History and
International Studies with a minimum Cumulative
Grade of 60% or above.
Department of Religion and African Culture
M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in Religious
Studies with the following specializations:
(e) Old Testament Studies
(f) New Testament Studies
(g) African Traditional Religion
(h) Philosophy of Religion
(i) Sociology of Religion
(j) Ethics
(k) Church History
(l) Islamic Studies
Admission Requirements:
B.A. Religious Studies with at least Second Class
(Honours) Lower Division from Adekunle Ajasin
University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State or any
other University recognized by the Senate.
For admission into the Ph.D Programme, candidates
must possess a Master’s degree in Religion Studies
with a minimum Cumulative Grade of 60% or above.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
(A) Full -Time in M.Ed and Ph.D with the following
specializations:
Department of Arts Education
(a) Master in Adult Education with the following
specializations:
(i) Industrial Education and Training
(ii) Community Development
(iii) Social welfare
(iv) Literacy Training and Development
(b) Master Degree in Philosophy of Education
(c) Master Degree in Language Education
(d) Ph.D in Language Education
Admission Requirements
For admission into the Master’s Degree
programmes, candidates must have a First Degree
of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, or
any other University recognized by the Senate of
the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, in
relevant disciplines with a minimum of Second
Class Lower Division.
For admission into the Ph.D programme in
Language Education, candidates must possess a
Master’s Degree in Education/English with a
minimum Cumulative Grade of 60% or above.
Department of Educational Management
M.Ed and Ph.D degree Programmes available in the
following specializations:
(a) M.Ed Educational Management with areas of
specialization in:
(b) M.Ed in Educational System Administration
(c) M.Ed in Educational Planning and Policy
(d) M.Ed in Economics of Education
Requirements: First Degree in Education with a
minimum of Second Class Honours Lower degree
with credit passes in English Language,
Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Government,
Geography, Bookping & Account in SSCE or
equivalent.
(b) Ph.D. Educational Management with areas of
specialization in:
(i) Educational System Administration
(ii) Economics of Education
(iii) Educational Planning and Policy
Requirements: M.Ed Degree in Educational
Management with a Ph.D grade (4 points) in addition
with credit passes in English Language,
Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Government,
Geography, Bookkee;ping and Account in SSCE or
equivalent.
Department of Guidance and Counselling
(1) M.Ed and Ph.D degree Programmes in Guidance
and Counselling with the following specializations:
(a) Career Counselling
(b) Educational and School Counselling
(c) Adolescent and Youth Counselling
(d) Marriage and Family Life Counselling
(2) M.Ed and Ph.D in Tests and Measurements
Admission Requirements:
For admission into M.Ed programme, candidates are
to possess a minimum of B.Ed or equivalent First
Degree not below the Second Lower Division plus
PGDE at credit or merit level as the case may be.
For Doctoral Degree Programmes, candidates must
possess a Master’s degree in Guidance and
Counselling/Test and Measurement with at least
Cumulative Grade of 60% or above. From this
University or any other University recognized by
the Senate of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
– Akoko, Ondo State.
Department of Science and Technical Education
M.Ed and Ph.D degree Programmes in Science and
Technical Education:
(a) M.Ed in Science Education
(b) Ph.D in Science Education
Admission Requirements
As provided in the Postgraduate regulations of the
University. For admission into the Ph.D Programme,
candidates must possess a Master’s degree in
Science Education, and any other relevant discipline
in Education with a minimum Cumulative Grade of
60% or above.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
For PGDE Programme, candidates with Third Class
Degree or HND holders with Upper Credit and
substantial teaching experience may be considered.
All disciplines are acceptable for admission into
PGDE.
(B) INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (Sandwich
Postgraduate Programmes)
Department of Arts Education
(a) Master in Adult Education
The areas of specialization and admission
requirements are as indicated in the full-time
programmes.
Department of Educational Management
Master in Educational Management.
The areas of specialization and admission
requirements are as indicated in the full-time
programmes
Department of Guidance and Counselling
(1) Master in Guidance and Counselling.
(2) Master in Tests and Measurement.
The areas of specialization and admission
requirements are as indicated in the full-time
programmes
Department of Science and Technical Education
Master in Science Education
The areas of specialization and admission
requirements are as indicated in the full-time
programmes.
FACULTY OF LAW
LL.M. and Ph. D degrees Programme in the
following areas of specializations:
(i) Human Rights
(ii) Commercial Law
(iii) Public Law
(iv) Jurisprudence Law
(v) Banking and Insurance
Admission Requirements
The following shall be eligible for admission into the
degree of Master of Laws:
(i) A holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree of
the Adekunle Ajasin University, with a minimum of
Second Class (Lower Division).
(ii) A holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with
Third Class and Postgraduate Diploma in law may
be considered for admission into the
LLM degree.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Department of Chemical Sciences
M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees are available in the
following areas of specialization:
(i) Analytical/Environmental Chemistry
(ii) Organic Chemistry
(iii) Physical Chemistry
(iv) Industrial Chemistry
Admission Requirements:
Candidates seeking admission into M.Sc
Programme should have a B.Sc. Chemistry degree
of this University or any other University not lower
than Second Class Lower Division, while those
seeking admission into Ph.D Programme must
possess an M.Sc. with an average Cumulative
Grade of 60%.
Department of Earth Sciences
(a) M. Sc and Ph.D Degrees with the following
specializations:
(i) Master‘s Degree
(i) Applied Geophysics
(ii) Geology
(ii) Doctoral Degree
(iii) Ph.D Applied Geophysics
(iv) Ph.D Geology
(b) Professional Master’s Degree with the following
specializations:
(i) Master of Exploration Geophysics (MEG)
(ii) Master of Hydro Geology (MHG)
(iii) Master of Mineral Exploration (MME)
(iv) Master of Petroleum Exploration (MPE)
(v) Master of Mining Geology (MMG)
Admission Requirements:
(i) M.Sc Applied Geophysics is open to graduates of
Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Geology and
Land Surveying who earned minimum of 2nd Class
Honours (Lower Division) in the first degree in the
relevant fields. Candidates with their first degree in
Geology, Engineering and Surveying are expected to
have studied Mathematics or Physics and
preferably both, up to 200-level. Candidates with
their first degrees in Physics, Mathematics,
Engineering, or Surveying would be expected to
have taken some undergraduate courses in
Geology, if not, on admission, they would take some
recommended courses in Geology.
(ii) M.Sc Geology is open to graduates in Geology
only with, at least, 2nd Class Honours (Lower
Division) in the first degree in Geology.
(iii) Professional Master’s Degree Programmes :
The Professional Master’s Degree is open to
graduates who earned minimum of 3rd Class
Honours in the first degree or HND at Upper Credit
level in relevant fields.
(iv) Doctoral Degree (In Geology or Geophysics):
Candidate applying should specify the programme of
choice (either Geology or Geophysics). Prospective
candidates must possess a Master of Science
degree with an average score of not less than 60%
or a minimum CGPA of 3.5 credit units in the
programme of choice. Candidates with Master of
Philosophy degree in the Programme of choice from
any recognized University will also be
considered. The Master’s degree must have thesis
component. The additional requirement is that a
candidate applying for a Ph.D Programme should
normally possess a first degree in the related basic
field.
Department of Environmental Biology and Fisheries.
M.Sc and Ph.D in the following specializations:
M.Sc. Fisheries Management
M.Sc. Applied Parasitology
Ph.D Fisheries Management
Admission Requirements:
B.Sc. with a Second Class Lower Division in
Environmental Biology, Fisheries, Zoology,
Agriculture, Parasitology, Microbiology or any other
related discipline recognized by the Senate of
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko.
Candidates for the Doctoral Degree must have M.Sc
degree in Fisheries or related discipline with a
minimum Cumulative Grade of 60% and above.
Department of Microbiology
M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following
specializations;
(i) Food and Industrial Microbiology option
(ii) Environmental Microbiology option
(iii) Medical Microbiology option
(iv) Ph.D (in all areas of Microbiology)
Admission Requirements:
(a) For the M.Sc. Degree a good honours degree in
Microbiology or related fields but not below Second
Class Lower Division. The related fields like
Agriculture, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany,
Chemistry, Food Science, Public Health, Pharmacy
and Medicine. Where necessary, undergraduate
deficiency may have to be made up by offerings
remedial courses without credit.
(b) For the Ph.D degree, a candidate must have
scored at least 60% or its equivalent in a Master’s
degree of this or other Universities recognized by
Senate.
Department of Physics And Electronics
M.Sc and Ph.D degrees are available in the
following specializations:
(i) Radiation and Health Physics
(ii) Solid State Physics
(iii) Theoretical Physics
(iv) Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation
(i) Biophysics
(ii) Applied Geophysics
(iii) Space Physics
Admission Requirements:
B.Sc in Physics or Electronics Engineering with
Second Class (Honours) Lower Division for M.Sc,
while candidates for Ph.D require an average of
60% Cumulative Point for Ph.D degree.
Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology
M.Sc – Plant Science & Biotechnology with the
following specializations:
(a) Plant Biotechnology
(b) Plant Physiology
(c) Plant Ecology
(d) Plant Taxonomy/Anatomy
(e) Plant Pathology
(f) Genetics
(g) Palynology
Ph.D – Plant Science & Biotechnology with the
following specializations:
(a) Plant Biotechnology
(b) Plant Physiology
(c) Plant Ecology
(d) Plant Pathology
(e) Palynology
Admission Requirements:
Candidates seeking admission into M.Sc
programme should have a B.Sc in any related
discipline from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
– Akoko or any other University recognized by the
Senate with a minimum of Second Class (Honours)
Lower Division.
Candidates for the Doctoral Degree must have M.Sc
degree in any other related disciplines with a
minimum cumulative grade 60% and above.
FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT
SCIENCES
Department of Banking and Finance
M.Sc and Ph.D programmes in Banking and
Finance.
Admission Requirements
For admission into M.Sc programme, candidates
are to possess a minimum of B.Sc degree in
Banking and Finance, Accounting, Economics, or
Business Administration not below the Second
Class of Adekunle Ajasin University,
Akungba- Akoko or any other University recognized
by the Senate. Candidates will be required to
undergo a selection process that will include a
written qualifying examination.
For Doctoral degree programme, candidates must
possess either M.Sc or M.Phil in Banking and
Finance, Business Administration, Accounting,
Economics or any other related discipline in
Management Sciences with a minimum weighted
Average Scores of 60% and above.
Department of Business Administration
M.Sc Programme in Business Administration with
following specializations:
(i) Management
(ii) Marketing
(iii) Human Resources
(iv) Operations Research
Admission Requirements:
The following will be eligible to seek admission into
the programmes:
(i) Graduate of Adekunle Ajasin University or any
other approved University with degree of Bachelor
in Business Administration, Marketing, Human
Resources Management, Operation Research,
Industrial Mathematics, and at least a Second Class
(Lower) Honours or its equivalent.
(ii) Those who hold a PGD Management of the
Adekunle Ajasin University or its equivalent.
(iii) Those who hold an MBA of the Adekunle Ajasin
University or any other approved University.
Department of Economics
M.Sc Degree in Economics.
Admission Requirements:
The basic requirement is B.Sc Economics with a
minimum of Second Class (Honours) Lower Division
from any University recognized by the Senate of
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba – Akoko, with
a minimum of Second Class (Honours) Lower
Division from any recognized University.
In addition, the candidate must possess a minimum
of credit passes in at least five subjects which must
include English Language, Mathematics, Economics
and any two of Government, Geography,
Accounting, Commerce and History.
Department of Geography and Planning Sciences
M.Sc. and Ph.D Programmes with the following
specializations:
A. Physical Geography:
(i) Environmental Science and Resource
Management
(ii) Climatology and Water Resources Management
(iii) Geomorphology and Environmental Management
B. Human Geography
(i) Remote Sensing and Geographic Information
system (GIS)
(ii) Hydrology and Water Resources Management
(iii) Land Use and Natural Resources Management
(iv) Urban and Regional Development Planning
(v) Transportation Studies and National
Development
(vi) Population and Manpower Development
(vii) Environmental Science and Resources
Management
Admission Requirements:
An M.Sc of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
Akoko, in Geography and Planning Sciences not
below Second Class (Honours) Lower Division or
those of any other University recognized by the
Senate of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba –
Akoko.
For admission into Doctoral Degree, candidates
must possess a Master’s Degree in Geography or
related fields acceptable to the University Senate
with at least 60% Cumulative Grade Point Average.
Department of Political Science and Public
Administration
M.Sc and Ph.D degrees are available in the
following areas of specializations:
M.Sc. and Ph.D in Political Sciences:
(a) Comparative Politics
(b) International Relations
M.Sc and Ph.D in Public Administration:
(c) Public Administration
Admission Requirements:
B.Sc. in Political Science or Public Administration
with a minimum of Second Class
(Honours) Lower Division from any recognized
university.
Candidates for the Doctoral Degree must have
M.Sc. in Political Science, International Relations, or
Public Administration from a recognized University
with at least 60% Cumulative Grade Point Average.
Department of Pure and Applied Psychology
M.Sc and Ph.D in Psychology with the following
specializations:
(i) Industrial/Organizational Psychology
(ii) Clinical Psychology
(iii) Social Psychology
(iv) Developmental Psychology
Admission Requirements:
Candidates seeking admission into Master’s Degree
programme of the Department of Pure and Applied
Psychology must possess 5 credits in ‘O’ Level
including English and Biology. In addition to
satisfying the Postgraduate
Admission Requirement, the Department requires
that candidates for admission into the M.Sc.
Psychology programme of the Department should
possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
with a minimum of Second Class (Honours) Lower
Division. Admission into M.Sc Degree Programmes
is opened to graduates
of this university and any other University
recognized by the Senate of Adekunle Ajasin
University.
Candidates for the Doctoral Degree must have M.Sc
in Psychology from a
recognized University with at least 60% Cumulative
Grade Point Average.
Department of Sociology
M.Sc and Ph.D degree programmes in the following
areas of specializations:
(i) Medical Sociology
(ii) Criminology & Security Studies
(iii) Industrial Sociology
Admission Requirements
The minimum requirement for the M.Sc. programme
is a Second Class Honours Lower Division in
Sociology and/or Anthropology from Adekunle
Ajasin University or any other university recognized
by the Senate of Adekunle Ajasin University,
Akungba – Akoko. The candidate should possess a
credit pass in WAEC/SSCE/AL
in English Language, Mathematics and Government
plus any other two subjects, which must either be in
the Arts or Social Sciences.
Candidates for the Doctoral Degree must have M.Sc
in Sociology and/or Anthropology from a recognized
University with at least 60% Cumulative Grade Point
Average.
METHODS OF APPLICATION
Candidates are required to pay through E-transact
at the following Banks: Access, Skye, Wema, First,
Zenith or Keystone Bank for a sum of Ten Thousand
Naira (N10,000.00) and log on to our website at
www.aaua.edu.ng to complete the application form,
submit and print a copy to be able to sit for the
qualifying examination at a date to be announced
later.
Candidates are required to submit a copy of the
printed application form to their intended
Departments and two copies to the Postgraduate
School.
Duration of Programmes:
The Postgraduate Diploma programme takes a
Minimum of one year (two Semesters) and a
maximum of two years (4 Semesters) for full-time
candidates.
All Master’s degree programmes take a minimum of
a year and half (three Semesters) and a maximum
of three years (Six semesters) for full-time
students.
All Doctoral Degree programmes take a minimum of
three years (Six semesters)
and a maximum of four years (Eight Semesters) for
full-time students.
All Master’s Degree Programmes offered in the
Institute of Education (Sandwich Programmes) shall
take a minimum of three Contact Sessions and a
maximum of four Contact Sessions.
In addition to the admission requirements, every
candidate in regular employment must submit with
his/her application, a formal letter of release for
Postgraduate Studies issued by his/her employer.
Furthermore, all applicants who are not graduates of
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba – Akoko, must
request their former Universities or Institutions to
forward directly to the Secretary, Postgraduate
School, the academic transcripts of their first
degrees or Master’s degree, with respect to
applicants for Masters and Doctoral Degrees
respectively.
Note: Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba – Akoko
shall offer admission to any interested candidate(s)
within the range of 55% – 59.9% at the Master level
for the M.Phil/Ph.D programme.
Closing Date
This application shall close after six weeks from the
date of this publication.





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