This is to inform all interested applicants and the general public that Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State has announced that the application form for admission into Postgraduate Study at the University is now currently on sale and available online. Applicants are advised to read through the information below before applying for admission.

IBBU Lapai 2018 Available Postgraduate Programmes


Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension Services

1 PGD. Agricultural Economics

2  M.Sc.- Agricultural Economics

3  PhD – Agricultural Economics

Department of Animal Production

1  PGD – Animal Production

2 M.Sc – Animal Production

Areas of Specialization

  1. Monogastric Nutrition
  2. Animal Physiology
  3. Animal Products & Processing
  4. Ruminant Nutrition

Department of Crop Production

1 PGD. –Crop Production

2  M. Sc – Crop Production

Options available

  1. Agronomy
  2. Plant Pathology
  3. Entomology
  4. Soil Science
  5. Weed Science

Faculty of Education And Arts

Department of Counseling Psychology

M.Ed.-Guidance and Counseling

 Department of Continuing Education and Community Development

 M.Ed and PhD in Adult Education

Available specializations:

  1. Adult and Non-Formal Education
  2. Rural and Community Development
  3. Gender Education
  4. Industrial Education
  5. Entrepreneurial Adult Education
  6. Communication Arts in Adult Education

Department of Human Kinetics & Health Education

        M.Sc. Human Kinetics & Health Education

Available options:

  1. Exercise Physiology.
  2. Health Education.
  3. Sports Psychology.
  4. Sports Administration and Planning

Faculty of Languages And Communication Studies

Department of Arabic

  1. M.A – Arabic Language
  2. M. A – Arabic Literature

Department of English

  1. PGD in English
  2. M.A & PhD.- English
  3. M.A.& PhD –  Literature

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Department of Biochemistry

  1. PGD – Biochemistry
  2. M.Sc. Biochemistry
  3. PhD – Biochemistry

Options available

  1. Nutritional Biochemistry.
  2. Biochemical Toxicology.
  3. Medical Biochemistry & Chemical Pathology.
  4. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology.
  5. Environmental Biochemistry
  6. Pharmacological Biochemistry

Department of Biology

  1. PDG – Environmental Biology
  2. M.Sc. –Biology (options in the following areas)
  3. Hydrobiology and Fisheries
  4. Environmental Biology
  5. Genetics
  6. Parasitology
  7. Mycology/Plant Pathology

                 Department of Geography

1 PGD. –Water Resources & Environmental Management

2 M.Sc.- Water Resources & Environmental Management

                 Department of Physics

  1. PGD – Physics
  2. M.Sc. Physics – (options in the following areas)
  3. Applied Geophysics
  4. Solid State Physics
  5. Radiations and Health/Nuclear Physics
  6. Theoretical Physics
  7. Energy Studies

Faculty of Management And Social Sciences

Department of Business Administration

  1. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Management
  2. MBA with options in
  3. Business Accounting & Finance
  4. Islamic Finance

Entrepreneurial Development

  1. Insurance & Actuarial Science
  2. Marketing
  3. Human Resource Management

vii.Auditing & Public Sector Accounting

viii.Public Finance Management

The PGD Management and MBA programmes will hold their lectures at IBB University Suleja Campus

Department of Political Science

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy & Administration (PGDPPA)
  2. M.Sc.- Political Science
  3. Master in Public Policy & Administration (MPPA)
  4. Master in International Studies & Diplomacy (MISD)

Department of Sociology M.Sc Sociology

(Areas of Specialization)

  1. Medical Sociology
  2. Industrial Sociology
  3. Sociology of Education
  4. Criminology
  5. Development Studies
  6. Demography

Admission Requirements

Candidates are advised to read the specified entry requirements on the Advert:

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes Applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Third Class Degree
  • HND from a recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower Credit
  • NYSC discharge, exemption or exclusion certificate/letter
  • 5 O’ Level Credit passes including English Language and Mathematics
  • Any other qualification acceptable to the Senate of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

Master’s Programmes, Applicant must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division honours from recognized institutions
  • NYSC discharge, exemption or exclusion certificate/letter
  • 5 O’ Level credit passes including English Language and Mathematics
  • Candidates for English Language and Literature must possess a credit in O’Level Literature
  • Candidates with Third Class Bachelor’s degree or HND (Upper Credit) who in addition, possess a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5.00 scale in a relevant discipline may be considered.
  • Minimum duration of the Masters Degree is 18 months
  • The PGD Management and MBA programmes will hold their lectures at IBB University Suleja Campus

PhD Degree Programmes

Candidates seeking admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme of IBB University must possess the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees of IBB University or any other University recognized by the Senate of IBB University in the relevant discipline. To qualify for direct entry into the PhD degree programme, a candidate must have a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5.00 scale or equivalent of 60% in Master’s (M.A/M.Sc) degree result. Candidates who graduated with CGPA of 3.50-3.99 on a 5.00 scale or equivalent (55-59%) in the Master’s degree may be considered for M.Phil/ PhD programme in the respective discipline. Candidates with professional Master’s degrees are not eligible for the PhD programme except they obtained M.Sc degrees in relevant fields. A P.hD. degree programme runs for a minimum period of 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for full-time candidates OR a minimum period of 48 calendar months and a maximum period of 60 calendar months for part-time candidates. Relevant courses will be taken for the PhD studies where prescribed and a Thesis is required at the end of the PhD programme.

How To Apply For IBBU 2018 Postgraduate Admission

All interested applicants are to visit the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai website Click Here for available courses, requirements, details of the purchase, filling and submission of the online forms. Please note the following information:

  1. The cost of each application form is N15, 000.00 only.  And Bank charges of  N300 only
  2. The duration for the sale of application forms and submission is from 5th June –  9th July 2018
  3. The phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the applicant should reflect in the online application form
  4. The phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the applicant’s referees should be included in the online application form
  5. Please ensure that you have the basic entry requirements of five O’Level Credits including English and Mathematics in not more than two sittings. Candidates for English Language and English Literature programmes must have a credit in Literature at O’Level
  6. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Management and the MBA programmes will have their lectures at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Suleja Campus.
  7. All candidates are to be subjected to an eligibility test on Thursday 26th July 2018. Venue IBB University Lapai

All correspondence should be addressed to:

The Secretary,

School of Postgraduate Studies,

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

P.M.B. 11, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria

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