APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2018/2019 SESSION

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission
into the following courses for the 2018/2019 academic session.

LIST OF COURSES OFFERED IN BUK POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME 

FACULTY OF ARTS AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
Department of Islamic Studies

  • Ph.D/M.Phil Islamic Studies
  • M.A Islamic Studies

Department of Arabic

  • Ph.D/M.Phil Arabic (Language)
  • Ph.D/M.Phil Arabic (Literature)
  • M.A Arabic (Language)
  • M.A Arabic (Literature)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arabic (PGDA)

Department of English and Literary Studies

  • Ph.D/M.Phil English (Language)
  • Ph.D/M.Phil English (Literature)
  • M.A English (Language)
  • M.A English (Literature)

Department of History
i. Ph.D/M.Phil History
ii. M.A History
iii. Masters in Development Studies (MDS)
iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies(PGDDS)

FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Department of Education
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Education with specialization in;
a. Educational Administration and Planning
b. Curriculum Studies
c. Guidance and Counselling
d. Educational Psychology
e. Tests and Measurement
ii. M.Ed Education with specialization in;
a. Educational Administration and Planning
b. Curriculum Studies
c. Guidance and Counselling
d. Educational Psychology
e. Tests and Measurement
iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (PGDGC)

Department of Adult Education & Community Services
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Adult Education with specialization in;
a. Gerontology
b. Social Welfare Education
c. Extension Education
d. Community Development
e. Adult and Non-Formal Education
ii. M.Ed Adult Education with specialization in;
a. Gerontology
b. Social Welfare Education
c. Extension Education
d. Community Development
e. Adult and Non-Formal Education
iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Community

Development & Extension
Education (PGDCDEE)
Department of Library and Information Sciences
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Library and Information Science
ii. Masters in Library and Information Science
iii. Masters in Information Management (MIM)
iv. Masters in Records Management (MRM)
v. Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management (PGDIM)
vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Records Management (PGDRM)

Department of Physical and Health Education
i. Ph.D/M.Phil in Physical and Health Education with specialization in any of
the following Areas:
a. Exercise and Sports Science
b. Sports Management
c. Adapted Physical Education
ii. M.Sc (Ed) Physical and Health Education with specialization in any of the
following Areas:
a. Health Education
b. Exercise and Sports Science
c. Sport Management
d. Adapted Physical Education
iii M.Sc (Recreation and Sports Tourism Management)
iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Health Education (PGDHE)
v. Postgraduate Diploma in Recreation and Tourism Management (PGDRTM)

Department of Special Education
i. Ph.D/M.Phil in Special Education with area of specialization as follows::
a. Learning Disabilities
b. Gifted and Talented
c. Visual Impairment
d. Hearing Impairment
e. Behaviour Disorders
f. Intellectual Disorders
g. Physical and Health Impairment
ii. M.(Ed) in Special Education with areas of specialization as follows:
a. Learning Disabilities
b. Gifted and Talented
c. Visual Impairment
d. Hearing Impairment
e. Behaviour Disorders
f. Intellectual Disorders
g. Physical and Health Impairment
iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education and Rehabilitation (PGDSER)

Department of Science and Technology Education
i. M.Sc (Ed) Biology
ii. M.Sc (Ed) Chemistry
iii. M.Sc (Ed) Geography
iv. M.Sc (Ed) Physics
v. M.Sc (Ed) Mathematics
vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology Education
(PGDSTE)

FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Department of Mathematical Sciences
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Mathematics
ii. M.Sc Mathematics
iii. M.Sc Computational Mathematics
iv. M.Sc Applied Mathematics
v. Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics (PGDMaths)

Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Chemistry with specialization in: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Colour Chemistry and
Polymer Chemistry
ii. M.Sc Chemistry with specialization in: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Colour Chemistry and
Polymer Chemistry.
iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (PGDC)

Department of Biological Sciences
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Zoology with specialization in: Fisheries and
Aquaculture; Parasitology; Entomology
ii. M.Sc Zoology with specialization in: Fisheries and Aquaculture;
Parasitology; Entomology.
iii. Ph.D/M.Phil Biology with specialization in Ecology and
Environmental Biology, Hydrobiology and Conservation Biology
iv. M.Sc Biology with specialization in Ecology and Environmental
Biology, Hydrobiology and Conservation Biology
v. Postgraduate Diploma in Biological Sciences (PGDBS)

Department of Plant Biology
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Plant Biology with specialization in: Genetics, Plant
Physiology, Plant Ecology, Plant Anatomy,
Biosystematics/Taxonomy, Mycology/Plant Pathology, Aquatic
Botany and Ethnomedicine
ii. M.Sc Plant Biology with specialization in: Genetics, Plant
Physiology, Plant Ecology, Plant Anatomy,
Biosystematics/Taxonomy, Mycology/Plant Pathology, Aquatic
Botany and Ethnomedicine

Department of Microbiology
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Microbiology with specialization in: Medical
Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Food Microbiology,
Environmental Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Microbiology.
ii. M.Sc Microbiology with specialization in: Medical Microbiology,
Industrial Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Environmental
Microbiology and Pharmaceutical.
iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology PGDEP)
iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Public Health
(PGDEPH)

Department of Physics
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Physics with specialization in: Atomic Physics; Nuclear
Structure Physics; Solid-State Physics; Optics; Electronics;
Geophysics.
ii. M.Sc Physics with specialization in: Atomic Physics; Nuclear
Structure Physics; Solid-State Physics; Optics; Electronics;
Geophysics.
iii. M.Sc Electronics
iv. M.Sc Geophysics
v. M.Sc Nuclear Physics.
vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Physics (PGDIP)

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FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES:
Department of Economics
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Economics
ii. M.Sc Economics
iii. Masters in Banking and Finance(MBF) Full-Time/Part Time
iv. Masters in Health Economics (MHE) Full-Time/Part Time
v. Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics (PGDHE) Full-Time/Part
Time
vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance(PGDBF)Full-
Time/Part Time

Department of Political Science
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Political Science with specialization in: Political Economy,
Political Theory, International Relations, Policy and Administration,
Nigerian and African Politics, Islamic and Middle Eastern Politics,
Comparative Politics

ii. M.Sc Political Science with specialization in: Political Economy,
Political Theory, International Relations, Policy and Administration,
Nigerian and African Politics, Islamic and Middle Eastern Politics,
Comparative Politics
iii. Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA)
iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Administration (PGDPPA)

Department of Sociology
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Sociology with specialization in: Demography, Criminology,
Complex Organizations, Medical Sociology, Social Policy
ii. M.Sc Sociology with specialization in: Demography, Criminology, Complex
Organizations, Medical Sociology, Social Policy
iii. Masters in Crime Management Prevention and Control (MCMPC)
iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Administration (PGDSPA)
v. Postgraduate Diploma in Crime Management Prevention and Control
(PGDCMPC)

Department of Accounting
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Accounting
ii. M.Sc Accounting
iii. Masters in Treasury Management(MTM) Full-time and Part-time
iv. Masters in Accounting and Financial Management (MAFM)
v. Masters in Taxation and Revenue Administration (MTRA)
vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGDAF) Full-Time and
Part-Time

Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Management
ii. M.Sc Management
5. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION
Department of Mass Communications
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Mass Communication
ii. M.Sc Mass Communications
iii. Masters in Public Relations (MPR)
iv. Masters in Communication Studies (MCS)
v. Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication (PGDMC)

FACULTY OF EARTH AND ENVIRONEMENTAL SCIENCE
Department of Geography
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Geography (Physical Geography)
ii. Ph.D/M.Phil Geography (Human Geography)
iii. Ph.D/M.Phil Geography (Population and Development)
iv. Ph.D/M.Phil Land Resource (Administration)
v. Ph.D/M.Phil Land Resource (Development)
vi. Ph.D/M.Phil Natural Resource Management and Climate Change
vii. M.Sc. Natural Resource Management and Climate Change
viii.M.Sc Geography (Physical Geography)
ix. M.Sc Geography (Human Geography)
x. M.Sc Geography (Population and Development)
xi. M.Sc Land Resources (Land Development)
xii. M.Sc Land Resources (Land Administration)
xiii.Postgraduate Diploma in Land Administration (PGDLA)

Department of Environmental Management
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Environmental Management
ii. M.Sc Environmental Management
iii. Masters in Environmental Management (MEM)
iv. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management (PGDEM)

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE (IIIBF)
a) M.Sc Islamic Banking and Finance
b) Masters in Islamic Banking and Finance (MIBF)
c) Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance (PGDIBF)

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Department of Agricultural Engineering
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Agricultural Engineering with specialization in: Farm Power and Machinery Engineering; Soil and Water Engineering; Processing and Storage Engineering
ii. M.Eng Agricultural Engineering with specialization in: Farm Power and Machinery Engineering; Soil and Water Engineering; Processing and Storage Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering
i. Ph.D/M.Phil (Energy Engineering)
ii. Ph.D/M.Phil (Production Engineering)
iii. Ph.D/M.Phil Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.
iv. M.Eng (Energy Engineering)
v. M.Eng (Production Engineering)
vi. M.Eng Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.
vii. Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME)

Department of Electrical Engineering
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Electrical Engineering
ii. M.Eng. Electrical Engineering with specialization in (a) Communication
Engineering, (b) Control & Instrumentation Engineering (c) Power &
Machines Engineering (d) Electronics Engineering
iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (PGDEE)

Department of Civil Engineering
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Civil Engineering (Water Resources and Environmental
Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and
Transportation Highway Engineering)
ii. M.Eng Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering,
Construction Management, Transportation, Highway Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering)
iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (PGDCE)

FACULTY OF LAW
i. Ph.D Law
ii. LL.M Islamic Law
iii. LL.M Commercial Law
iv. LL.M Public Law
v. LL.M International Law
vi. Masters in Business and Commercial Law (MBCL)

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Agricultural Economics
ii. M.Sc Agricultural Economics
iii. M.Sc Agricultural Extension

iv. Ph.D/M.Phil Agricultural Economics (Livelihood and Natural Resources Economics)
v. M.Sc Agricultural Economics (Livelihood and Natural Resources Economics)

Department of Soil Science
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Soil Science
ii. M.Sc Soil Science

Department of Agronomy
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Agronomy
ii. Ph.D/M.Phil Agronomy with specialization in Crops and Cropping Systems in the Dry
iii. M.Sc Agronomy
iv. M.Sc Agronomy with specialization in Crops and Cropping Systems in the
Dry Lands
v. Postgraduate Diploma in Horticulture (PGDH)
vi. Postgraduate Diploma in Irrigation Agronomy (PGDIA)
vii. Postgraduate Diploma in Dryland Agriculture (PGDDA)

Department of Crop Protection
i. M.Sc Crop Protection with Specialization in (Agricultural Entomology), (Phytomycology), (Phytobacteriology), (Phytovirology) and
(Phytonematology).

Department of Animal Science

i. Ph.D/M.Phil Animal Science with Specialization in any of the following areas: Pasture Production and Range Management; Ruminant Nutrition; Monogastric Nutrition; Animal Reproduction and Physiology; Animal Products and Processing;
ii. M.Sc Animal Science with Specialization in any of the following areas: Pasture Production and Range Management; Ruminant Nutrition;
Monogastric Nutrition; Animal Reproduction and Physiology; Animal Products and Processing;
iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science (PGDAS)
iv. Ph.D/M.Phil Dryland Agriculture with specialization in Range and Livestock Management
v. M.Sc Dryland Agriculture with specialization in Range and Livestock
Management

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FACULTY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Department of Computer Science
i. M.Sc Computer Science
ii. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)

Department of Information Technology (IT)
i. Masters in Information and Communication Technology (MICT)

FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Pharmacology
ii. M.Sc Pharmacology

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

FACULTY OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
Department of Physiotherapy
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Physiotherapy
ii. M.Sc Physiotherapy
iii. Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)
Department of Medical Laboratory Science
i. Ph.D/M.Phil MLS with areas of specialization
a. Chemical Pathology/Clinical Chemistry
b. Haematology and Blood Transfusion Sciences
c. Histopathology
d. Medical Bacteriology
e. Medical Mycology
f. Medical Parasitology and Entomology
g. Medical Virology
h. Immunology
ii. M.Sc Medical Laboratory Science with areas of specialization
a. Chemical Pathology/Clinical Chemistry
b. Haematology and Blood Transfusion Sciences

c. Histopathology
d. Medical Bacteriology
e. Medical Mycology
f. Medical Parasitology and Entomology
g. Medical Virology
h. Immunology
iii. Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science (PGDMLS) with areas
of specialization in:
a. Chemical Pathology/Clinical Chemistry
b. Haematology and Blood Transfusion
c. Histopathology
d. Medical Microbiology

FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
Department of Physiology
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Human Physiology
ii. M.Sc Human Physiology
Department of Biochemistry
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Biochemistry
ii. M.Sc Biotechnology
iii. M.Sc Biochemistry with the specialization in any of the following areas; Medical; Toxicology; Nutrition; Environmental; Industrial

Department of Anatomy
i. Ph.D Anatomy
ii. M.Sc Anatomy

FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCES
Department of Microbiology Obstetrics and Gynaecology
i. M.Sc Human Reproduction
ii. Masters in Reproductive Health (MRH)

Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
i. Ph.D/M.Phil Medical Microbiology with specialization in Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Immunology and Mycology
ii. M.Sc Medical Microbiology with specialization in Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Immunology and Mycology

Department of Otorhinolaryngology
i. M.Sc Otorhinolaryngology

Department of Community Medicine
i. M.Sc Public Health
Admission Requirements for the Programmes
1. The M.Phil/Ph.D Degree Programme
A candidate who seeks admission into the degree of the Doctor of
Philosophy Programme must hold an Academic Masters Degree of Bayero
University, Kano or any other recognised University and satisfy the
conditions in (i) (iv) of (2) below. The CGPA of the Masters Programme
should be at least 3.50 on a scale of 0.00 to 5.00. A Ph.D candidate who
satisfies all admission requirements except the CGPA can be considered
for admission into M.Phil/Ph.D provided the CGPA is at least 3.00.
2. The Academic Masters Degree Programme
A candidate seeking admission into the Academic Masters Degree
Programme must hold:
i. A minimum of a good Second Class (Lower Division) Degree with a CGPA
not below 2.75 on the scale of 0.00 to 5.00 of Bayero University, Kano or
any other recognised University (provided the University matriculation
requirement is satisfied) in the relevant area.
ii. A minimum of Third Class Lower Degree plus a good Postgraduate
Diploma at credit level from Bayero University, Kano or from any other
recognised University (provided the University matriculation requirement is
satisfied) in the relevant area.
iii. A Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a scale of 0.00
to 5.00 and an HND with Upper Credit from any recognised institution.
iv. Any other qualifications deemed by the Board of School of Postgraduate
Studies and Senate to be equivalent to (i) and (ii) above.
3. Candidates for admission into MBF, MHE and MTM, should have:
a. A minimum of a Good Second Class Degree in Accounting, Business
Administration, Management, Economics, Banking and Finance from
Bayero University, Kano or any other recognized University.
b. A Degree or HND with a minimum of Lower Credit plus a Postgraduate
Diploma with a minimum of Merit in the relevant areas from Bayero
University, Kano or any other recognized University.

4. Candidates for admission into MRH should have a degree in Medicine,
Nursing and Biological Science of Bayero University, Kano or any other
recognised University.
5. Candidates for admission into MDS, MPPA, MEM, MCMP shall have:
a. A Good Honours Degree with at least Second Class Lower in the
relevant areas from Bayero University, Kano or any other
recognized University.
b. A Degree or HND with a minimum of Lower Credit plus a
Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum classification of Merit in the
relevant areas from Bayero University, Kano
6. Candidates for admission into MBCL shall possess:
a. A minimum of a Good Second Class Degree in Law or the Social
Sciences from Bayero University, Kano or any other recognized
University.
b. A Degree in Law or the Social Sciences plus a Postgraduate
Diploma with minimum classification of Merit from Bayero
University, Kano or any other recognized University.
7. Candidates for admission into PGDBF, PGDHE, PGDPPA, PGDSPA,
PGDCMPC, PGDMC, PGDDS, PGDE, PGDGC, PGDRTM, PGDHE, PGDDA and
PGDIM shall possess a Degree in any discipline from BUK or any other
recognized University or HND with a minimum classification of Lower
Credit obtained from recognized Institutions.
8. Candidates for admission into PGDEM, PGDLA and PGDSE, shall possess a
Degree in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Agriculture and related
disciplines or HND with a minimum of Lower Credit in the related
disciplines.
9. Candidates for admission into PGDAF shall hold a Degree in Accounting or
related disciplines obtained from a recognized University or HND with a
minimum classification of Lower Credit in Accounting or related
disciplines obtained from recognized Institutions.
10. Candidates for admission into PGDHS should have at least a 3rd class
Degree in Hausa or combined honours or HND with a minimum of Lower
Credit in the relevant areas obtained from recognized Institutions.
11. Candidates for admission into PGDBS, PGDC and PGDIP shall have a
Degree in the relevant Science subjects or HND with a minimum of Lower
Credit in the relevant areas obtained from recognized Institutions.

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12. Candidates for admission into PGDEE, PGDCE and PGDME shall have a
Degree in the relevant Engineering areas or HND with a minimum of
Lower Credit in the relevant engineering areas obtained from recognized
institutions.
13. Candidates for admission into M.Sc in Public Health must;
a. Have MBBS or BDS degree of Bayero University, Kano or an
equivalent Medical Degree from a recognised University.

b. Be registered with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council and
posses a current practicing license.
c. Have at least three years post qualification cognate experience in
Medicine or health related area at Federal, State or Local
Government Area levels. Those employed in non-governmental
organisations, engaged in occupational health services as well as
those in the private sector are also eligible.
d. There shall be an entry written examination, short listed candidates
will then be interviewed to determine eligibility of the candidates.
NB: All candidates for admission into Ph.D, M.Phil, M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc, M.Eng
and LLM Programmes must provide records of their Academic
Transcripts.
The Application Procedure
STEP 1 Visit www.buk.edu.ng and under the PROSPECTIVE STUDENT
TAB click Applications at the home page. Login using FULL
NAME OF THE APPLICANT and select “Applying for a
Postgraduate Programme”. A username and password will be
generated for you. Please take careful note of them, as you
need them for subsequent steps of the application process.
STEP 2 Login to your account and generate/print your BUK
Personalised Payment Form (BUKPPF). Anon-refundable
application fee ofN10,500:00 (Ten Thousand Five Hundred
Naira Only) is reflected on applicant’s BUKPPF, to be paid
using Remita e-Payments and e-Collection platform

(www.remita.net). Applicants must make sure that they
entered ALL the information of the BUKPPF EXACTLY.
Applicants must also ensure that
• Name of MDA
• Name of Service/Purpose
• Description
• Amount to Pay (₦)
• Application No.
• BUKPPF ID
• Payer’s Full Name
• Payer’s Email
• Payer’s Phone
are captured exactly as they are written on the BUKPPF. Note that
Payer (Payer’s Full Name, Payer’s Email, Payer’s Phone) means the
applicant, so even if the applicant is not the one making the
payment (payment by proxy) make sure to use the applicant
information.
STEP 3 Return to www.buk.edu.ng and login with your username and
password to fill in the Application Forms;
Programme Selection Form,
Personal Data Form,
Qualifications Form.
STEP 4 Transcript Request Form shall also be filled by candidates for
Ph.D, M.Phil and Academic Masters’ Programmes in addition
to the forms listed in Step 3 above.
STEP 5 Review your forms to ensure accuracy of all information
provided. Click ‘SUBMIT’ to complete the application process.
STEP 6 An Acknowledgement Slip will be generated for you
immediately. Print the Slip and keep it safe. The slip will be
needed during the collection of admission letter and during
registration.

If you have any enquiry or are encountering any difficulty, write an email
to application.pg@buk.edu.ng clearly stating the difficulties or enquiries

August, 2017.

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