APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
2017/2018 SESSION

 Applications are invited from suitably
qualified candidates for admission into the following courses for the 2017/2018 academic session. 

1.    FACULTY OF ARTS AND ISLAMIC STUDIES

Department of Islamic Studies i. Ph.D/M.Phil
Islamic Studies
ii. M.A Islamic Studies

Department of Arabic

i. Ph.D/M.Phil
Arabic (Language) ii. Ph.D/M.Phil Arabic (Literature) iii. M.A Arabic (Language)
iv. M.A
Arabic (Literature)
v. Postgraduate Diploma in Arabic (PGDA)
Department
of English and Literary Studies
i. Ph.D/M.Phil English (Language) ii. Ph.D/M.Phil
English (Literature) iii. M.A English (Language) iv. 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)

2.     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)

3.     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)
4. 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)FullTime/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)

6.    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. M.Sc
Geography (Physical Geography) v. M.Sc Geography (Human Geography) vi. M.Sc
Geography (Population and Development) vii. M.Sc Land Resources (Land Development)
viii.
M.Sc Land Resources (Land Administration) ix. 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)

7.     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)

8.     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) 

9.     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)

10. 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

11. 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)

12. FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

i.     Ph.D/M.Phil
Pharmacology
ii.    M.Sc
Pharmacology

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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.
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  
Payment at
the bank opens on Wednesday 10th May, 2017 and closes
on Friday, 25th August, 2017. 
The website for completing the Application Forms will close by 11:59PM
on Sunday, 27th August, 2017.

SIGNED 
M. T. JIKAMSHI 
SECRETARY, 
SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES