Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Graduate programmes in the 2012/2013 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,MBA,MPA and MPAS or thesis for Masters and Ph.D degrees.
• For full-time studies in most programmes, the postgraduate diploma lasts for one calendar year, the Mastersdegrees last for 2 years and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes extendover 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 gradeis 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.

• Filling of forms – Surname first, First name next, Middle name last .
• All PGD programmes are run on full time basis.
• There will be no changes made after submission of application forms online. Therefore candidate must think through before submission as any change will attract a fee. This is to prevent multiple applications.
• The titles Mr, Miss or Mrs may be used but not Rev, (Dr), Chief, etc.
• Programmes applied for should be M.A, M.Ed, Msc.Ed M.Sc, Ph.D, MPhil/Ph.D, PGDE, PGDEE, PGDPA, PGDM, PGD, etc.

The MPhil/Ph.D option is available for all programmes.
• Candidates may be admitted into the MPhil/PhD programme in exceptional circumstances where theCGPA in the Masters degree is lower than the minimum required B (60%) average or 4.00 on a 5-point scale. This should however not fall below 55% average or 3.5 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.

• Interested candidates are to first log on to our website http://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 N 10,000 by Cash Chanel at any branch of the under-listed 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 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.

NOTE: YOU ARE TO PRINT OUT A COPY OF YOUR FORM AND CONCEPT NOTE, BY CLICKING ON PRINT button after submission. Please bring a copy ofthe printed form to the venue on the day of the screening.

Process flow of E-Scratch Card for uncial Post Graduate Application
1. Walk into any branch of Zenith Bank plc, First Bank Plc or Enterprise Bank plc
2. Make a payment of N10,000 and obtain the payment slip
3. Go online to www.unicalpg.org
4. Logon with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Post Graduate form
The banks include : Enterprise Bank (former Spring Bank) first Bank plc and Zenith Bank plc.

As part of the application,
• Candidates are expected to submit a CONCEPT NOTE of 3 pages maximum for PH.D programmes and a one and half page maximum for masters programme.
• The Concept note will be typed online in a space provided in the form and printed out for submission to the department. The concept note is a MINI RESEARCH summary on what candidates intend to research on when admitted. It has to cover the following;
– Statement of problems
– Relevance of study to self and society
– Objectives and aims of study
– Justification
– Literature review

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.

All candidates are also expected to take part in the Admission screening exercise which will take place on Saturday, 17 November, 2012 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 Saturday, 3 November, 2012 .

Programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, MPhil/Ph.D and Ph.D degrees are available in the underlisted Departments. Fordetails of each programme and specific requirements, log on to http://www.unicalonline.edu.ng .
1. Faculty of Agriculture
Agricultural Economics and Extension; Animal Science; Crop Science; Soil Science; Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management.
2. Faculty of Arts
English and Literary Studies; History & International Studies; Linguistics and Communication Studies; Religious and Cultural Studies; Philosophy; Theatre Arts and Media Studies; Modern Languages and Translation Studies.
3. Faculty of Education
Adult and Continuing Education; Educational Administration and Planning; Curriculum and Teaching: PGD Environmental Education; Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling; Vocational and Special Education; Human Kinetics.
4. Faculty of Law : LL.M and Ph.D
5. Faculty of Management Sciences

Accounting; Banking and Finance; Business Management; Marketing
6. Faculty of Science
Botany; Genetics and Biotechnology; Geology; Maths/Statistics & Computer Science; Microbiology; Physics; Pure and Applied Chemistry; Zoology and Environmental Biology; Fisheries and Aquaculture.
7. Faculty of Social Sciences
Economics; Geography and Environmental Science; Political Science; Sociology.
8. Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences
Anaesthesiology; Public Health; Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Microbiology/Parasitology Unit, Chemical Pathology Unit and Haematology Unit).
9. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
Anatomy; Biochemistry; Pharmacology; Physiology
10. Institute of Oceanography
Fisheries and Aquaculture (PGD only); Coastal Zone Management (PGD only)
11. Institute of Public Policy and Administration
Public Administration (PGD only)

• ADMISSION / AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES: 08068400133, 08098957263, 08030947617
• ISSUES WITH ONLINE FORMS: 07056693127, 08035191335, 07056693126


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  1. Sunday Egbe says:

    I hold a masters degress in Environmental management from BUK.( Masters in Environmental Management, MEM). What are my chances of admission for Mphil/PHD or PHD ( Geo and environmental sc, Faculty of social sc or forestry and wildlife mgt, faculty of Agric) ?

  2. Asogwa cosmas says:

    I want to read m.sc banking and finance but am afraid if one can finish the programme within the 2 years. I would also like to know about the cost of accommodation in UNICAL. Are the hostel fees included in the school fees schedule on the website? Thanks

  3. Adi Whyte Irom says:

    I humbly request a reminder and follow up to this information to the above indicated address.


    Adi Whyte

  4. Nnaemeka Emmanuel Jibuike says:

    I am a graduate of Anambra State University from Physiology department, wishing to do my master programme in Unical because of the advice i got from friends and decision i took within myself about the goodness of this school.
    My question is ,as a graduate from physiology with C.G.P. grade point of 3.08,can i do master in public health or in radiography in this school because,thier is were my research interest is?.

  5. *pls when will UNICAL 2012 graduates vacate??

  6. Pls admin, i heard that PGD in human kinetic has nt started in Uni-Cal…wen is it goin 2 start? ‘m ask because ‘m so interested in it. Or beta still, can i move wit a CGPA of 2.68 for my masters programme? Pls i so much nid ur reply…tnx wit LOVE

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