PG Programme – Department of Soil Science and Technology

(PGD, MSc AND PhD DEGREE PROGRAMMES)

DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

PGD, MSc AND PhD DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • A.    OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMMES

To develop and equip the student with the professional competence required to understand and evaluate many agricultural production problems related to soil condition

  1. •  Admission Requirement for PGD Programme
    • i.           Candidates should hold a first degree from FUTO or any other recognized University in Agriculture or related discipline
    • ii.          Candidates with HND (Upper Credit) in Agriculture or related discipline are eligible for admission.
    • iii.         Candidates in Biological Science and who hold a Senior Professional appointment in Agriculture are eligible for admission.
  2. •  Admission Requirements for M.Sc Programme
    • i.           Bachelor’s Degree (CGPA of 2.5 on the scale of 5.0 or its equivalent) from FUTO or any other recognized University in soil science
    • ii.          Bachelor’s Degree from FUTO or any other recognized University plus a PGD in the related areas.
    • iii.          Any other qualifications as may be approved by the University Senate.
  3. •  Admission Requirements for PhD Programme
    • i.           Master’s Degree (with a CGPA of 4.0 on a scale of 5.0) or its equivalent from FUTO or any other approved university of an equivalent standard
    • ii.          Any other qualification as the University Senate may from time to time recognize.

 

  • B.    DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
  1. PGD Programme:  The programme shall run for a minimum of 2 semesters and a maximum of 4 semesters for full-time students.  For part-time students, the programme will run for a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters.
  2. M.Sc Programme:  Two modes of study are available, namely full time and part time bases.  The full-time programme for M.Sc. shall run for a minimum of 3 semesters (18 months) and a maximum of 6 semesters (36 months).  The duration of the part-time programme is a minimum of 4 semesters (24 months) and a maximum of 8 semesters (48 months).
  3. PhD  Programme:  For the PhD programme, the full time shall run for a minimum of 6 semesters (3 years) and a maximum of 12 semesters (6 years).  For the part-time programme, there shall be a minimum duration of 8 semesters (4 years) and a maximum of 16 semesters (8 years). Award of a PhD degree, apart from coursework of not less than 9 units per semester, shall require a well-research and groundbreaking Thesis and dissertation.
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