Admission into Postgraduate Programmes 2020/2021
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into graduate programmes in the 2020/2021 academic year
leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the University of Calabar.

Application Instructions

Process Flow of E-Scratch Card for UNICAL Postgraduate Application
  1. Walk into any bank across the federation and make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase Postgraduate School application form for 2020/2021 academic session.
  2. Make a payment of ₦25,000.00 and obtain the payment slip.
  3. Go online to www.unicalonline.edu.ng/admissions
  4. Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Postgraduate form.

Admission Screening Day

All candidates are also expected to take part in the admission screening exercise which takes place on

Friday 5th February, 2021 for MBA, MPAS, and all PGD candidates

While Saturday 6th February, 2021 is for Masters and Ph.D candidates.

Available Programme / Requirements

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into graduate programmes in the 2020/2021 academic year leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the University of Calabar.

A.         GENERAL REGULATIONS

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 Master’s and Ph.D degrees.

  1. Duration of Programme: For full-time studies the Postgraduate Diploma lasts for two (2) semesters. The Master’s degrees last for 4 semesters; and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes last for 6 semesters.
    For part-time programmes, the Master’s degrees last for 6 semesters, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) lasts for 10 semesters.
    Note that PGD programmes run on full-time basis only.
  2. Requirements for Admission: Candidates are required to have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale and 2.75 on a 4-point scale for Master’s programmes and 4.00 on a 5-point scale and 3.00 on a 4-point scale for the Ph.D programmes.
    A CGPA of 1.50 and above is required for PGD programmes.
    Candidates with Master’s degree from recognized universities may credit the relevant courses towards the Ph.D programme, provided that the quality of the grade is acceptable to the Graduate School.

Note: Filling of forms – Surnames first, First name next, Middle name last.
There will be no changes made after submission of application forms online. Therefore candidates 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 Ph.D, M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc, MPH, LLM, and PGD. No extension of application after 29th of January, 2021.
The website will be shut down on 29th of January, 2021.

3.         MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested candidates are to first log on to our website: www.unicalonline.edu.ng or click here to access and download the prospectus for the complete description of available courses.
Thereafter, candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of ₦25,000.00 at any bank nationwide via E-Transact platform for Postgraduate School application form 2020/2021 academic session.
A printout with a unique PIN will be issued at the bank.
Candidates will then enter their unique PIN and their mobile phone numbers on www.unicalonline.edu.ng/admissions 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 AND CONCEPT NOTE, BY CLICKING ON PRINT button after submission.
Please bring a copy of the printed form to the venue on the day of the screening.


Process Flow of E-Scratch Card for UNICAL Postgraduate Application
  1. Walk into any bank across the federation and make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase Postgraduate School application form for 2020/2021 academic session.
  2. Make a payment of ₦25,000.00 and obtain the payment slip.
  3. Go online to www.unicalonline.edu.ng/admissions
  4. Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Postgraduate form.

4.         CONCEPT NOTE

As part of the application, candidates are expected to submit a CONCEPT NOTE of 2 pages maximum for Ph.D programmes and one (1) page maximum for Master’s programmes.
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 SUMMARY OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL highlighting what candidates intend to research on when admitted. It will have to cover the following:

  • - Statement of the problem
  • - Relevance of study to self and society
  • - Aim(s) of the study
  • - Justification
  • - Methodology
  • - Brief theoretical background

Note: Candidates who fail to send their concept notes online along with their application forms will not be allowed to take part in the oral interview.


5.         TRANSCRIPTS

Candidates are to ensure that their academic transcripts are forwarded by their previous institutions through courier service to the Academic Secretary, Postgraduate School, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Cross River State, ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE INDICATED BELOW.
ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL ON OR BEFORE THE SCREENING DAY.
Candidates whose transcripts are not received in the Graduate School by FEBRUARY 12, 2021, shall NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION.
There will be no room for awaiting results (all applicants whose results have not been approved by the Postgraduate School Board/University Senate will not be considered for admission).


6.         ADMISSION SCREENING EXERCISE

Admission Screening Day

All candidates are also expected to take part in the admission screening exercise which takes place on

Friday 5th February, 2021 for MBA, MPAS, and all PGD candidates

While Saturday 6th February, 2021 is for Masters and Ph.D candidates.

The screening test will be a Computer Based Test as follows:
  • Part A – Computer based test involving (Use of English Language, Logic, Mathematics, ICT and General Knowledge);
  • Part B – Oral interview in the respective departments based on subject area/concept note for Ph.D and Master’s candidates.
  • There shall be No oral interview for MBA, MPAS and all PGD programmes.
  • Mock examination for Computer fluency is on Wednesday and Thursday 3rd and 4th February 2021.

7.         DEADLINE

The website for submission of application will be shut down on the 29th January, 2021.


8.         AVAILABLE GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s, and Ph.D degrees are available in the under-listed Departments.
For details of each programme and specific requirements, click to visit www.unicalonlne.edu.ng/programmes-and-degrees
  1. Faculty of Agriculture
    Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Animal Science; Crop Science; Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management; Soil Science, Fisheries and Aquaculture.
  2. Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences
    Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Microbiology/Parasitology Unit, Chemical Pathology Unit, Histophathology Unit and Haematology Unit), Nursing Science, Public Health, Radiography and Radiological Sciences.
  3. Faculty of Arts
    English and Literary Studies; History and International Studies; Linguistics and Nigerian Languages; Modern Languages and Translation Studies, Philosophy; Religious and Cultural Studies; Theatre and Media Studies.
  4. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
    Anatomical Sciences; Biochemistry; Pharmacology; Physiology.
  5. Faculty of Biological Sciences
    Genetics & Biotechnology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Plant and Ecological Studies, Microbiology, Zoology and Environmental Biology.
  6. Faculty of Education
    Arts Education; Business Education; Continuing Education and Development Studies; Curriculum and Teaching; Educational Administration and Planning; Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling; Environmental Education; Human Kinetics and Health Education; Library and Information Science; Science Education; Social Science Education; Special Education; Vocational Education.
  7. Faculty of Environmental Science
    Geography and Environmental Science
  8. Faculty of Law
    Law
  9. Faculty of Management Sciences
    Accounting, Banking and Finance; Business Management; Marketing, Public Administration.
  10. Faculty of Medicine
    Community Medicine, Family medicine, Paediatrics, Haematology, Chemical pathology, Medical microbiology and parasitology, Histopathology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedic and trauma surgery, Urology, Otorhinolaryngology, Anaesthesiology, Radiology, Dentistry, Psychiatry and Surgery.
  11. Faculty of Oceanography
    Biological Oceanography; Chemical Oceanography; Geological Oceanography and Physical Oceanography; Mariculture and Marine Fisheries Resources.
  12. Faculty of Physical Sciences
    Computer Science; Geology; Mathematics; Physics; Pure and Applied Chemistry; Statistics.
  13. Faculty of Social Sciences
    Economics; Political Science; Social Work; Sociology
  14. Institute of Education
    PGD Education (PGDE), PGD Environmental Education (PGDEE), PGD Human Kinetics (PGDHK), PGD Special Education (PGDSE), PGD Library and Information (PGDLIS)
  15. Institute of Oceanography
    PGD Fisheries and Aquaculture; PGD Coastal Zone Management; PGD Marine Ecology, Toxicology & Pollution Studies
  16. Institute of Public Policy and Administration
    PGD Public Administration (PGDPA); PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Management (PGDPSCM); Policy and Administrative Studies (MPAS)
  17. National Water Resources Capacity Building Network Centre.

HELP DESK/ENQUIRY

Admission / Available Programmes:
08037936924;08035529894; 08037341182
Issues with Online Forms:
08183626190, 08064439182, 07064215158
E-Mail: graduateschool@unical.edu.ng and secretarygraduateschool@unical.edu.ng
Also call the number on the last page of the Faculty publication for inquiry. All calls must be between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.