Rivers State University 2016/2017 Postgraduate Admissions
Posted: 18/Jul/2016

Rivers State University Postgraduate 2016/2017

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate Programmes in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Port Harcourt for the 2015/2016 academic session in the following Faculties:

D. FACULTY OF LAW
a) PGD, Petroleum and Environmental Law
b) Master of Laws (LL.M)
c) PhD
i) International Law and Human Rights
ii) Petroleum and Environmental Law
iii) Business and Industrial Law
iv) Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence

NOTE: SANDWICH PROGRAMMES are run at Masters and Postgraduate Diploma levels by the Faculty of Technical and Science Education.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

a. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS
i) Holders of 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 of Science and Technology or any other recognized Institution or 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.

b. MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
i) A candidate seeking admission into the Full-time/Part-time Master’s degree programme must possess a Bachelor degree with at least Second Class Division in the relevant discipline.
ii) A candidate who holds PGD, PGDE or PGDTE with CGPA of 3.50 or above in the relevant discipline may apply for the Master’s Programme.
iii) Candidates for the M.Ed. degree programmes offered in the Faculty of Technical and Science Education should possess EITHER a good Bachelor’s degree (not lower than Second Class 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.

(c) PhD PROGRAMMES
(i) A candidate for a PhD programme shall 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 of Science and Technology or any other recognized institution of higher learning of equivalent status
(ii) present himself or herself for a qualifying interview, if need be.
(d) A candidate for a PhD programme in the Faculty of Management Sciences must possess a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above in the relevant discipline. Holders of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees can only be considered for admission into the relevant Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes.
No person shall be admitted to a programme unless his/her application has been approved by the Postgraduate School Board on behalf of Senate and on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Committee.

Every applicant shall submit with his/her application the following:
(i) Copies of certificates and certified academic transcripts.
(ii) Letter of reference from previous academic institution, stating in support of (i) that applicant is qualified to undertake advanced studies and research and that he (the Referee) is confident that the applicant will benefit from undertaking the programme.

PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS

Applications for admission to any Postgraduate programme shall be made on line by logging onto www.ust.edu.ng and e-payment of twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000.00) 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 photocopies of certificates.

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

It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that copies of their academic transcripts are forwarded under cover directly to the Secretary, Postgraduate School, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The last day for submission of applications is10th July, 2016. 

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