RSUST Postgraduate Admission Form 2020/2021 | Full & Part-Time

Rivers State University (RSU) formerly Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) Postgraduate Admission Form, Courses, Duration, Admission Requirements, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2020/2021 Academic Session [PGD, MSc & PhD].

Authorities of the the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, invite application from suitably qualified candidates for admission into full-time and part-time Postgraduate Programmes of the university for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Available Courses 


Admission Requirements

Applicants with the qualifications in the under-listed categories shall be eligible for admission into the postgraduate programmes; however, candidates must also fulfill the matriculation requirements of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu-Orowomkwo, Port Harcourt.

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

1. FULL-TIME COURSES

A. Postgraduate Diploma

i) Holders of at least a Third Class Degree in the subject area applied for or a Second Class (Lower Division) degree in a related discipline, obtained from the Rivers State University or any other recognized institution of equivalent status.
ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least lower credit classification or its equivalent in a related discipline, obtained from a recognized institution. Holders of HND (Lower Credit) with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may be considered in Engineering.
iii) For Faculty of Engineering, candidates must be holders of at least a Third Class degree in Engineering from a recognized institution.
iv) Candidates for PGD in the Department of Electrical Engineering must be holders of a B.Sc. or B.Tech. Degree with third class in Electrical or Computer Engineering; Physics with Electronics or Computer Science.
v) Candidates for PGD programme in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering must be holders of at least a third class Degree of B.Sc., B.Eng., or B.Tech or a holder of a minimum of Upper Credit in the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agricultural Engineering or Agricultural and Environmental Engineering or in related Engineering Discipline, such as Civil, Mechanical, and Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering from a recognized institution.
vi) Candidates for PGD in the Department of Marine Engineering must be holders of a Second Class degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering; Third Class degree in Marine Engineering and Upper Credit in Higher National Certificate in Marine or Mechanical Engineering.

vii) Candidates for PGD in Surveying and Geomatics must be holders of either:
  1. Third Class B. Sc/B.Tech degree in Surveying; 
  2. B. Sc/B.Tech in disciplines cognate to Surveying and Geomatics, such as Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Geography (with Mathematics Courses), etc., obtained from Rivers State University or any other recognized University; 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND, Upper Credit minimum) from a recognized institution may also be considered. Holders of HND (Lower Credit) with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may be considered. However, such candidates must enroll for and pass prescribed remedial courses in Surveying and Geomatics. 
viii) For the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) the following categories of candidates are eligible.
  1. Candidates with minimum of third class at the first degree in any discipline from an approved University are eligible for admission. 
  2. HND with credit/Merit passes in relevant teaching subjects awarded by any recognized institution are eligible for admission. 
ix) Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE) must have the following:-
  1. Third Class degree in any Technical discipline awarded by a recognized University. 
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent in any Technical subject awarded by any recognized institution. 
x) Applicants for the PGD in Social Studies must possess:-
  1. A good Bachelor’s degree or HND Upper Credit in cognate discipline (such as Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Language, Literature, Religion, History, etc.) other than Social Science will be required to have a CGPA of 3.0 on a 5-point scale
(xi) For Department of English Language and Literature in English, Candidates will be required to meet the following conditions:
  1. Possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree of the Rivers State University or any other recognized university with at least a Third Class. 
  2. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree is from a department other than English Language and Literature in English will be required to have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale. 
  3. HND holders with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institutions may also be considered. 
(b) Applicants for admission into PGD in the Department of French will be required to meet the following conditions:
  1. Possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree of the Rivers State University or any other recognized university with at least a Third Class. 
  2. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree is in a department other than French will be required to have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale. 
  3. HND holders with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institutions may also be considered. 
(c) Applicants for admission into PGD in the Department of History and International Diplomacy will be required to meet the following conditions:
  1. Possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree of the Rivers State University or any other recognized university with at least a Third Class. 
  2. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree is from a department other than History and International Diplomacy will be required to have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale. 
  3. HND holders with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institutions may also be considered. 
(d) Applicants for admission into PGD in Philosophy will be required to meet the following conditions:
  1. Possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree of the Rivers State University or any other recognized university with at least a Third Class. 
  2. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree is from Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Law, Language, Literature, Religion, History, etc. other than Philosophy will be required to have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale. 
  3. HND holders with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institutions may also be considered. 
(e) Applicants for admission into PGD in Religious and Cultural Studies will be required to meet the following conditions:
  1. Possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree of the Rivers State University or any other recognized university with at least a Third Class. 
  2. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree is from any department other than Religious and Cultural Studies will be required to have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale.
  3. HND holders with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institutions may also be considered. 
(f) Applicants for admission into PGD in Theatre Arts will be required to meet the following conditions:
  1. Possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree of the Rivers State University or any other recognized university with at least a Third Class. 
  2. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree is from any department other than Theatre Arts will be required to have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale. 
  3. HND holders with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized institutions may also be considered. 
Xii Applicants for the PGD in Local Government Administration must possess:
  1. A relevant Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Sociology of the Rivers State University or any other recognized University with at least a Third Class. 
  2. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree is from disciplines such as Law, English Language, Literature, Education, Religion, History etc, will be required to have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale. 
  3. HND holders with a minimum of lower credit from recognized institutions may also be considered. 
Xiii Applicants for the PGD in Public Administration will require the following:
  1. Relevant Bachelor’s degree not lower than Third Class Division from recognized universities. 
  2. Bachelor’s degrees with at least Second Class Lower Division in areas not related to Administration may be considered. 
  3. HND holders with Upper Credit from recognized Institution may also be considered. 
Xiv Applicants for PGD in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies will require the following:
  1. Relevant Bachelor’s degrees not lower than Third Class Division from recognized Universities. 
  2. Bachelor’s degrees with at least Second Class Lower Division in areas not related to Peace Studies may be considered. 
  3. HND at Lower Credit level may also be considered. 
  4. Relevant professional qualifications may also be considered. 
Xv Applicants for PGD in Economics will require the following:

A Third Class degree in the related area or a Second Class Lower Division degree in a related discipline obtained from the Rivers State University or any other recognized Institution of equivalent status:
a) Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Demographic studies and other related quantitative courses.
xvi) Applicants for the PGD in Transport Planning and PGD in Supply Chain and Logistics Planning must possess the following: B.Sc./B.Tech. Third Class minimum from Rivers State University or any other recognized University in relevant disciplines such as Urban and Regional Planning, Transport Management, Marine Engineering, Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, etc.
  1. HND or its equivalent with at least an Upper Credit. 
  2. Holders of recognized professional qualifications in Logistics/Transport, such as Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT); Institute of Transport Engineers; Institute of Transport Administration and others, with at least 5 years working experience in a transport or related organization. 
xvii) Applicants for the PGD in Environmental Management and Control must possess the following:
  1. Third Class degree in Natural or Applied Sciences, Medical Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Geography. 
  2. HND Upper Credit minimum or its equivalent in Natural or Applied Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Geography from recognized higher institutions may also be considered. 
xviii) Applicants for the PGD in Applied Statistics must possess the following:-
  1. Third Class Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or related discipline from a recognized university. 
  2. Holders of Higher National Diploma in Statistics or related discipline with a minimum of Upper Credit from a recognized institution may be considered for admission. 
  3. In addition, a candidate must satisfy the minimum entry requirement for admission into a Bachelor’s degree in the Department of Mathematics of Rivers State University i.e. a minimum of five O’Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics. The other subjects shall include Chemistry, Biology and other relevant subjects (Economics, Statistics, Further Mathematics).

B. Master’s 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 Class Lower Division in the relevant discipline. 
  2. ii) For a Master’s degree in the Institute of Education, candidates shall possess a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in the relevant field of study or PGDE/PGDTE obtained from Rivers State University or any other recognized Institution of equivalent status. 
  3. A candidate who holds PGD, PGDE, PGDTE in the relevant discipline or an equivalent Diploma (in Maritime Transport, Marine Engineering or Nautical Studies, Master Mariner, Marine Engineers Class  1) with CGPA of 3.50 or above (on a five-point grade system) may apply for the Master’s Programmes. 
i) Candidates for M Sc in Surveying and Geomatics must be holders of either:
  1. BSc/BTech in Surveying and Geomatics degree with at least second Class Lower Division or equivalent from the Rivers State University or any other approved University; 
  2. BSc degree Second Class Lower minimum in subjects cognate to Surveying such as Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Geography (with Mathematics) and, in addition, a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Surveying and Geomatics at a pass level equivalent to the CGPA of 3.0 and above on a 5-point scale obtained from the Rivers State University; 
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) Upper Credit minimum from a recognized institution may also be considered. Holders of the HND with Lower Credit with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may be considered. However, such candidates must enroll for and pass prescribed remedial courses in Surveying and Geomatics. 
ii) Candidates for the M.Ed/MSc. degree programmes offered in the Faculty of Education/Institute of Education should possess
EITHER
A good Bachelor’s degree (not lower than Second Class Lower Division) in a relevant teaching subject
OR
Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with at least lower credit classification in addition to PGDE or PGDTE with a CGPA of 3.50 obtained from this University or any other recognized institution.
iv. Candidates for the Masters Programme (M.A) in English Language and Literature in English are required to possess any of the following qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in English Language or English Literature or B.A. Education/ English or Linguistics/Communication with a minimum of a Second Class (Lower Division) from any recognized university.
  • A PGD at Upper Credit Level in Communication, Linguistics or English Language from the Faculty or any other recognized university. 
v. Candidates for the Masters Programme (M.A) in French are required to satisfy the following admission requirements:
  • A good Bachelor’s Degree in French and from any recognized university, with at least a Second Class Lower Division. ii. A PGD at Upper Credit Level in French from the Faculty or a recognized university. 
vi. Candidates for the Masters Programme (M.A) in History and International Diplomacy are required to satisfy the following: i. Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in History and International Diplomacy, History and International Studies, History and Diplomatic Studies, History and International Relations or History and Strategic Studies from approved and recognized universities. ii. PGD in History, Social Studies or Local Government Administration (minimum CGPA of 3.0) from a recognized institution.
vii.  Candidates for the Masters Programme (M.A) in Philosophy are required to satisfy the following:-
  • A good Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from any recognized university, with at least a Second Class Lower Division. 
  • A PGD at Upper Credit Level in Philosophy from the Faculty or a recognized university. 
(viii). Candidates for the Masters Programme (M.A) in Religious and Cultural Studies are required to satisfy the following:-
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (B.A) in Religious and Cultural Studies with a minimum of a Second Class (Lower Division) from any recognized university. 
  • A Third Class Division with a PGD in Religious and Cultural Studies with at least a Credit Level Pass. 
(ix) Candidates for the Masters Degree Programme (M.A) in Theatre Arts are required to satisfy the following:
a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A) in Theatre Arts, Music, Linguistics and Communication Studies/Mass Communication, English Language and Literature in English or Fine Arts and Design with a minimum of a Second Class (Lower Division) from any recognized university.
  • A Third Class Division with a PGD in Drama and Theatre-related area. 
X Candidates for the programme in Social Work and Gender Studies must Possess:
  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History, Public Administration, Sociology, Anthropology or any other relevant discipline of the Rivers State University or that of any other recognized University with at least a Second Class Lower Division with 3.00 CGPA on a 5-point scale. 
  2. A PGD at Credit Level Pass (i.e. 3.5) in relevant area (such as Social Studies Political Science, Economics, History, Public Administration, Sociology, Anthropology or any other relevant discipline) from the Institute or a recognized University. 
Xi Candidates for the Masters Programme in Local Government Administration must possess:-
  1. A Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History, Public Administration, Sociology or Anthropology of the Rivers State University or that of any other recognized university with at least a Second Class (Lower Division) with 3.00 CGPA on 5-point scale. 
  2. A PGD at Credit level pass (i.e. 3.5) in relevant area (such area as Social Studies, Political Science, Economics, History, Public Administration, Sociology or Anthropology) from the Institute or a recognized university. 
Xii Candidates for the MA and M Sc in Public Administration are required to satisfy the following:-
  1. A degree in relevant area from a recognized University with minimum of Second Class Lower Division may be admitted provided the University Matriculation requirements are satisfied. 
  2. A Postgraduate Diploma at Upper Credit level in relevant area from a recognized university. 
Xiii Candidate seeking admission into the Master’s programme in Economics must possess the following:
  • a minimum of Second Class Lower degree in Economics from a recognized institution whose Economics programme is accredited by NUC.
  • Candidates with PGD in Economics from a recognized institution with a CGPA of at least 3.5 on a 5-point scale. 
(xiv) Candidates for the MSc Transport Planning and M.Sc Supply Chain and Logistics Planning must have a PGD in Transport and Logistics Studies (with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 5-point grade system) or B.Sc./B.Tech. degrees (Second Class Lower minimum) in Urban and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Marine Engineering, Management Sciences, Environmental Sciences and disciplines related to these.
(xv) Candidates for the Professional Masters in Environmental Management and Control require the following:-
  1. Bachelor’s degree (not below Second Class Lower) in Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Natural or Applied Science based subject, Agriculture, Geology, Medical Science or Technology/Engineering and Geography. 
  2. PGD in Environmental Management and Control with a minimum of Merit/Pass (i.e. 3.0 – 3.49 on a 5.0 scale). 
xvi) Candidates seeking admission into MSc Environmental Management should possess:-
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower Division Bachelor’s Honours degree or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geophysics, Geodesy, Meteorology, Mathematics, Hydrology, Engineering, Architecture, Town and Country Planning, Geography, Agriculture, Land Surveying, Computer Science or equivalent acceptable to the Senate of the university for admission into a Master’s programme. 
  • Second Class Lower Division Bachelor’s Honours degree in Environmental Management or Environmental Sciences related courses. 
  • PGD at credit level pass (i.e. 3.5 of 5.0 scale) or 60% on weighted percentage average. 
  • Candidates for the Msc, PhD, MSc/PhD Degree in the Programme in Faculty of Management Sciences should possess any of the following: 
  • Candidates for the PhD Degree in the Programme in Faculty of Management Sciences should possess any of the following:
NOTE FOR ENGINEERING 
xvii) The criteria for admission into the Master’s degree in Engineering are as follows:
  1. The candidate must have B.Tech, B.Sc, or B.Eng degree in Engineering disciplines with at least a Second Class Lower Division grade. 
  2. A candidate with an upper credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) (minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale) in Engineering disciplines from a recognized University shall be considered. 
  3. The candidate shall in addition satisfy the University matriculation Examination (UTME) which includes five O’Level Credit passes including English language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as requirements for admission into the degree programme in Engineering disciplines and provide NYSC Discharge/Exemption/Exclusion Certificate. 
  4. Application for the Programmes are highly competitive and depending on availability of vacancies, there shall be a cut-off CGPA to be determined by the Departmental Postgraduate Board. 
  5. The M.Tech programme is available to first degree graduates in Agricultural Engineering or Agricultural and Environmental Engineering or other related Engineering fields such as Civil and Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering for (Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Option),Mechanical Engineering for (Farm Power and Machinery Engineering Option) from a recognized institution, with at least a Second Class Lower Division. 
(a) For admission into the M. Tech programme in Chem/Pet Engineering, a candidate must have:
  • B. Tech, B. Sc, or B.Eng. degree in Chemical, Chemical/Petrochemical or Polymer Engineering with at least a Second Class Lower Division grade; 
  • PGD (minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale) in Chemical, Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering from a recognized university or HND with Upper Credit from a recognized Institution. 
  • Candidates for M. Tech in Department of Electrical Engineering, either a First Degree in Electrical, Electronics or Computer Engineering with at least a Second Class Lower Division grade; or 
  • PGD (minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale) in Electrical, Electronics or Computer Engineering from a recognised university may be considered. 
  • For admission into the Master of Technology (M.Tech) programme in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Offshore Engineering and Subsea Engineering, the candidate must have B.Tech, B.Sc, or B.Eng degree in Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture with at least a Second Class Lower Division grade.
  • For admission into the Master of Technology (M.Tech) programme in Mechanical Engineering, the candidate must have B.Tech, B.Sc, or B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least a Second Class Lower Division grade

C. Doctor of Philosophy Programmes

A candidate for a PhD programme shall:
a) Possess a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, on a five-point grade system, in a relevant discipline, obtained from the Rivers State University or any other recognized institution of higher learning of equivalent status.
b) For a PhD degree in the Faculty of Education, candidates shall possess a Master’s degree in Education (with a CGPA OF 3.50 above, on a 5-point scale) in the relevant field of study obtained from Rivers State University or any other recognized institution of equivalent status.
c) A candidate for Ph.D in English Language and Literature in English must possess the following:-
  1. A good Bachelor’s Degree (minimum CGPA of Second Class Lower) in English Language, English Education, Literary Studies or Linguistics/Mass Communication from a recognized university. 
  2. Candidate must possess a good Master’s Degree in English Language, Literary Studies or Mass Communication from a recognized university, with a CGPA not below 3.50 on a five-point scale. 
(d) A candidate for PhD in French must possess the following:
  1. A good Bachelor’s Degree (minimum CGPA of Second Class Lower) in French and English Language from a recognized university and a Master’s Degree in French from a recognized university, with a CGPA not below 3.50 on a five-point scale. 
(e) Candidates for the PhD programme in History and International Diplomacy must Possess:
  1. A Bachelor’s Degree (minimum of Second Class Lower Division) in History and International Diplomacy, History and International Studies, History and Diplomatic Studies, History and International Relations or History and Strategic Studies from approved and recognized Universities, and a Master’s Degree in History and International Diplomacy, History and International Studies, History and Diplomatic Studies, History and International Relations or History and Strategic Studies from a recognized university, with a CGPA not below 3.50 on a five-point scale. 
(f) Candidates for Ph D programme in Philosophy must possess the following
  1. Candidates must possess a good Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, not lower than a Second Class Lower Division, from a recognized university; 
  2. Candidates must also possess a good Master’s degree in Philosophy from a recognized university, with a CGPA not below 3.50 on a five-point scale. 
  3. A candidate for PhD in Philosophy whose CGPA is less than 3.50 will be required to register for the MPhil/PhD programme. Such candidates must present two seminars and a research proposal for grading and must score a minimum CGPA of 3.50 before proceeding to the PhD programme otherwise the MPhil Degree would be awarded upon the submission of a dissertation and its examination, following the procedure for a PhD thesis. 
(g) Candidates for PhD programme in Religious and Cultural Studies must possess the following:-
  1. MA Degree in Religious and Cultural Studies, Islamic Studies, Theology or other related disciplines such as Philosophy, History, Sociology and Anthropology, on a CGPA of 3.50 points on a 5-point scale, from the Rivers State University or any other institution recognized by the Senate of Rivers State University, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree with Second Class Lower in any of the aforementioned areas 
  2. Candidates with the MA degree in related disciplines such as Philosophy, History, Sociology and Anthropology will be required to take all MA taught courses in Religious and Cultural Studies and score at least a C grade to advance to the PhD 
  3. Candidates (from other universities) whose admission qualifications show deficiencies in the transcripts will be required to take some remedial courses from the courses available in the MA programme of the Department and score at least a C grade to advance to the PhD. 
(h) A candidate for PhD in Theatre Arts must possess a good Master’s Degree (minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale) in Theatre Arts from a recognized university in addition to a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.
(i) A candidate for PhD in Estate Management with Master’s degree in other cognate disciplines like Environmental Management will be required to take and pass remedial courses as may be prescribed by the Department before proceeding with their research.

(j) A candidate for a PhD in Environmental Management and Control shall possess the following:-
  • MSc degree with a CGPA of at least 3.5 on a five-point scale or 60% weighted average in addition to a Bachlor’s degree in the relevant area with a minimum of Second Lower Division. 
  • Demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem solving potentials possibly through a selection process. 
  • All candidates whose MSc degrees are not in Environmental Management will be required to audit (undergo) prescribed core courses of a Master programme. 
(k) Holders of Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees can only be considered for admission into the relevant Master of Science (MSc) programmes related to their first degrees.
(l) For PhD in Engineering Management, candidate should hold MEM
(m) A Candidate for Ph D in Public Administration must have a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or at least an average of B grade (60%) which includes course work and research disertation from a recognized University.
(n) A Candidate for Ph D in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies must possess a good Master’s degree in Peace Studies in addition to a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Second Class lower Division.
(O) A Candidate for Ph D in Economics must possess the following:-
  • Possess the university minimum requirement for a B Sc degree in Economics 
  • Have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from an approved University whose Economics programme is accredited by NUC, with a minimum of at least Second Class Lower degree in the discipline. 
  • Hold a Master degree in Economics with a CGPA of at least 3.5 on a 5.0 point scale. 
Note: In addition to the conditions above, a candidate may be required to present himself/herself for a selection test and/or oral interview.

SPECIAL MSC/PHD PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCES 
  1. Candidate should possess an MBA degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.50 on a 5- point scale or 3.00 on a 4-point scale in relevant area of Management Sciences Discipline from any recognized institution. 
  2. Candidate with MSc Degree in relevant area of Management Sciences Discipline from any recognized university with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale from a recognized University.

2. PART-TIME COURSES

A. Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Management Sciences; A candidate will be admitted into this programme if he/she posses the following:
a) Five Credits including English Language, Mathematics and Economics at 0/Level;
b) Higher National Diploma of Upper Credit classification in any of the disciplines in in Management Sciences/Business Administration from recognized Polytechnics or Universities approved by the Senate of RSU.
c) Bachelor Degree with at least second class division from areas not related to Business.
d) Bachelor degrees not lower than third class division in Management Sciences of recognized Universities.
e) Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in law are expected to possess any of the following minimum requirements:
    a. A First Degree in Law with a minimum of Third Class (Honors) Degree.
    b. A Pass Degree with at least five (5) years working experience
    c. Candidates should have a minimum of five (5) credits at the 0' Level with Credits in English Language and Mathematics

B. Maters Degree Programmes

A candidate seeking admission into the Part-time Masters degree programme must possess a Bachelor's degree with at least Second Class Lower Division in the relevant discipline.
a. For admission into M Sc in Management Sciences a candidate is required to possess:
i. Bachelor degrees not lower than SECOND CLASS DIVISION in relevant areas or any related discipline in Business from any recognized institutions approved by the Senate of RSU.
ii. First class degree holders in Arts or Science or HND in UPPER CREDIT DIVISION and above who have successfully completed a PGD or MBA degree in relevant areas.
b. Candidates seeking admission into the LLM Degree must possess a minimum of a Bachelors Degree (LLB) in law with a second class Honors (Lower Division) from this or any other recognized University or A Postgraduate Diploma in law passed at the credit level obtained from this University or any other recognized University.
c. Candidates seeking admission into the MALD Programme must possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Laws (LLM) Degree with a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) or a First Degree in any other field with a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Law passed at the credit level obtained from this University or any other approved University.

C. Doctor of Philosophy Programmes

A candidate for a PhD programme shall posses the following:
a) A Master's degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, on a five-point grade system, in a relevant discipline, obtained from the Rivers State University or any other recognized institution of higher learning of equivalent status.
b) Candidates for the PhD Degree in the Part-Time Programme in Faculty of Management Sciences should possess any of the following:
1. A Master of Philosophy in the relevant area as indicated above from a recognized University with a CGPA of not less than 3.50.
2. For M Sc/PhD candidate should possesMBA degree with a CGPA of not less than 3.50 on a 5-point scale or 3.00 and a 4-point scale in Management Sciences Disciplines from any recognized institution approved by the senate of RSU.
3. MSc. Degree in Management Sciences Disciplines from any recognized university with a CGPA of not less than 3.50 on a 5-point scale from a recognized University.
c. Candidates for the (PhD) Degree in the Part-Time Programme in the Faculty of Law should possess any of the following:-
i. A Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Degree in Law from a recognized University.
ii. A Master of Laws (LLM) Degree from any approved University with research dissertation and a weighted course work average of not less than 60% or a C.G.P.Aof at least 3.50

Note: In addition to the conditions above, a candidate may be required to present himself/herself fora selection test and/or oral interview.

Duration.

A. FULL-TIME COURSES

  • The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programmes run for two semesters (minimum) and four semesters (maximum) with or without project writing.
  • The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Engineering runs for a duration of four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum) with project.
  • The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Transport Planning and Logistics and Supply Chain Planning runs for three semesters (minimum) and four semesters (maximum).
  • The part-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs for four semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
  • The full-time Master’s degree programme with dissertation is structured to last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
  • The full-time Master’s degree programme with dissertation in Faculty of Engineering is structured to last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
  • The full-time Master’s degree programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs for three semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum).
  • The part-time Master’s degree programme in Surveying and Geomatics runs for four semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
  • The full-time Master’s degree programme in Transport Planning and Logistics and Supply Chain Planning will run for four semesters (minimum) and five semesters (maximum).
  • The full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes with thesis runs for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).

B. PART-TIME COURSES

A. FOR THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES PROGRAMMES THE DURATION SHALL BE:
  • (i) The Part-Time PhD Programme in the Faculty of Management Sciences shall run for a minimum of four (4) years of eight (8) semesters. Two years of four (4) semesters of course work and two years of four (4) semesters of Seminars and thesis writing. The maximum number of years is six (6) years.
  • (ii) The MSc/PhD Programme shall run for a minimum of four (4) years of eight (8) semesters. One year of two (2) Semesters
  • MSc course work, Two years of four (4) Semesters of PhD course work and Seminars; and one year of two (2) semesters of thesis writing. The maximum number of years is six (6) years.
  • (iii) The Part-Time MSc Programme shall run for a minimum of three (3) years of six (6) semesters. Two years of four (4) Semesters of course work and one year of two (2) semesters of dissertation writing. The maximum number of years is four (4) years.
  • (iv) The Part-Time PGD Programme shall run for a minimum of two (2) years of four (4) semesters. The maximum number of years is three (3) years of six semesters.

B. FOR THE FACULTY OF LAW PROGRAMMES THE DURATION SHALL BE:
  • The Part-Time PhD Programme with M. Phil shall run for a minimum of four (4) years of Eight (8) Semesters. Two years of four (4) Semesters of course work and two years of four (4) Semesters of Seminars and thesis writing. The maximum number of years is six (6) years for PhD with M.Phil. 
  • The Part-Time PhD programme with an LLM shall run for a minimum period of Four (4) years of Eight (8) Semesters and a maximum period of six (6) years of twelve (12) Semesters. Two (2) years shall be for course work and Two (2) years for thesis writing.
  • The LLM Programme shall run for a minimum of Three (3) years consisting of two (2) years course work of Four (4) Semesters and a dissertation in the 3rd year. The Maximum duration of this programme is Four (4) years of Eight (8) Semesters.
  • The MALD programme shall run for a minimum of Three (3) years consisting of two (2) years, of course work and a year of dissertation writing. The maximum shall be 5 years or 10 Semesters.
  • The PGD programme at the Diploma Level will run for Two (2) years of Four (4) Semesters minimum and 4 years (Semesters) maximum.

Unless otherwise stated, part-time studies in any Faculty, where it is available, will take twice the duration allowed for the corresponding full-time programmes.

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

Method of Application.

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 Thousand Naira (N30,000.00) only for Full-Time Applicants and Thirty-five Thousand Naira (N35,000.00) only for Part-Time Applicants, 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 of Science and Technology, 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 he (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.

Deadline

The deadline for submission of application forms on-line and at the Postgraduate School is four weeks from the date of this publication (31st October, 2020).

(Sgd)
Dr. S. C. ENYINDAH
Registrar