Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Graduate programmes in the 2011/2012 academic year leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, MPhil and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the University of Calabar.
Courses may be offered full-time or part-time. All programmes begin with coursework and end with a project for Graduate Diploma or thesis for Masters and Ph.D degrees. For full-time studies in most programmes, the postgraduate diploma lasts for one calendar year, the Masters degrees last for 2 years and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes extend over a minimum of 3 years. Part-time programmes take a much longer time. Candidates with Masters degree from recognized universities may credit the relevant courses towards the Ph.D programme, provided the quality of the grade is acceptable to the Graduate School. Candidates are required to have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 5-point scale and 2.75 on 4-point scale for Masters programmes and 4.00 on a 5-point scale and 3.00 on a 4-point scale for Ph.D programmes.
SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR MPhil/Ph.D CANDIDATES
The MPhil/Ph.D option is available for all programmes. Candidates may be admitted into the MPhil/PhD programme in exceptional circumstances where the CGPA in the Masters degree is lower than the minimum required B (60%) average or 4.00 on a 5-point scale. The MPhil/Ph.D option will also be available to candidates interested in pursuing PhD programmes in fields different from but relevant to that in which they obtained their Masters degree. A terminal MPhil degree will be awarded if the candidate fails to make the minimum required to transit to the Ph.D programme.
MODE OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates are to first log on to our website www.unicalonline.edu.ng
to access the prospectus for the complete description of available courses.
Thereafter, candidates are required to pay a non-refundable form application fee of N10,000 by E-tranzact at any branch of the underlisted banks nationwide. A printout will be issued at the bank with a Confirmation Order number. Candidates would then enter their Confirmation Order number and their email or mobile phone numbers on the website to access the form. Follow the steps by providing your data as prompted and ensure that your form is submitted. YOU ARE TO PRINT OUT A COPY OF YOUR FORM BY CLICKING ON PRINT button after submission. Please bring a copy of the printed form and photocopies of your credentials to the screening.
The banks include: Enterprise Bank (former Spring Bank), First Bank Plc, UBA Plc, Sterling Bank Plc, Syke Bank, Zenith Bank, First City Monument Bank, Ecobank Plc.
As part of the admission requirements, candidates for Masters, MPhil/Ph.D and Ph.D degrees are expected to submit a CONCEPT NOTE outlining the candidate’s research proposal or statement of research interest. This should not be longer than one and a half pages for Masters and three pages for Doctoral candidates. Candidates for all PGD programmes as well as MBA, MPAS and MPA degrees are excluded from submission of concept note.
Candidates are to ensure that their academic transcripts are forwarded by their previous institutions to the Secretary, Graduate School, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Cross River State, on or before deadline indicated below.
ADMISSION SCREENING EXERCISE
All candidates are also expected to take part in the Admission screening exercise which will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2011 as follows: Part A – Written (Use of English Language and General Knowledge); Part B – Oral interview in the respective Departments (based on subject area).
The website for admission application will shut down on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
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