December 12, 2015

Nigerian Defence Academy Postgraduate Admission Application for Full-Time and Part-Time Students

NDA Postgraduate Admissions - 2015/2016

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Postgraduate School, Kaduna, wishes to inform interested candidates and the general public that the sales of application forms for Full-Time and Part-Time Postgraduate Programmes has commenced for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes of the NDA Postgraduate School. The deadline for sale of the NDA postgraduate application form 2015 has also been announced. Interested members of the public are hereby informed. Below is an outlay of the 2015 NDA postgraduate courses.

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Postgraduate Applications

FULL-TIME PROGRAMMES

[A]. DEGREE PROGRAMMES
The Following Degree Programmes are available in the Faculties and Departments listed below:

(1). FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
a). Department of Accounting
  • MSc in Accounting
  • PhD in Accounting
b). Department of Economics
  • MSc in Economics
  • PhD in Economics
c). Department of Geography
  • MSc Geography in Environmental Management
  • MSc Geography in Climatology
  • MSc in Urban Geography
  • MSc Geography in Remote Sensing/GIS
  • PhD Geography in Environmental Management
  • PhD Geography in Climatology
  • PhD in Urban Geography
  • PhD Geography in Remote Sensing/GIS
d). Department of History & International Studies
  • MA in Military History
  • MA in International Studies
  • PhD in Military History
  • PhD in International Studies
e). Department of Political Science and Defence Studies
  • MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies
  • PhD in Defence and Strategic Studies
(2). FACULTY OF SCIENCE
a). Department of Biological Sciences
  • MSc in Medicinal and Poisonous Plant Studies
  • MSc in Biotechnology
  • MSc in Parasitology
b). Department of Chemistry
  • MSc in Analytical Chemistry
  • MSc in Organic Chemistry
  • MSc in Inorganic Chemistry
  • MSc in Material Science and Explosives
  • MSc in Environmental Chemistry
  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry
  • PhD in Inorganic Chemistry
c). Department of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • MSc in Pure Mathematics
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics
  • PhD in Pure Mathematics
d). Department of Physics
  • MSc in Theoretical Physics
  • MSc in Nuclear and Radiation Physics
  • MSc in Solid State Physics
  • PhD in Theoretical Physics
  • PhD in Nuclear and Radiation Physics
  • PhD in Solid State Physics
(3). FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
a). Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • M.Eng in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • PhD in Electronics and Communications Engineering
b). Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • M.Eng in Production Engineering
  • M.Eng in Thermofluid & Energy Engineering
  • M.Eng in Material and Metallurgical Engineering
  • PhD in Production Engineering
  • PhD in Thermofluid & Energy Engineering
  • PhD in Material and Metallurgical Engineering
[B]. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
The following part-time PGD programmes are available in the faculty and departments listed below:

(1). FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
a). Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • PGD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (PGDEE)
b). Department of Civil Engineering
  • PGD in Civil Engineering (PGDCE)
c). Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • PGD in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME)
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
Each student admitted for Master’s or PhD Degree Programme must pursue a FULL – TIME course of study and research in the Academy. Depending on the Degree in View, the following conditions are also applicable.
  • A student for the Master’s Degree shall pursue the programme for 2 years (4 semesters).
  • Candidates for PhD Degree shall pursue the programme for 3 years (6 semesters).
At the expiration of the period of study for any given programme, a student who has not completed his/her programme shall be withdrawn from the Academy. However, in exceptional circumstances, application for extension to complete the programme may be entertained. Extension shall not exceed a period of one year (2 Semesters) in case of Master’s degree and 2 years (4 semesters) in case of Ph.D.

PROFESSIONAL POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:

a). Master’s Degree. Candidates applying for the professional Masters programmes must possess a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division). Candidates with Third Class degree or Higher National Diploma must also possess a Postgraduate Diploma in a related discipline from any recognised university to be eligible for admission. HND candidates must possess a minimum of Lower Credit to apply.

b). PGD Programmes. Candidates applying for the Postgraduate Diploma programme must possess a Bachelor degree from the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised university, or a Higher National Diploma.

FULL –TIME POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:

a). Master’s (MA. MEng and MSc) Degrees. A candidate seeking admission into the Master’s Degree programme shall be a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognized university. Such candidate must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the relevant field of study.

b). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree. A candidate for PhD Degree must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) at Bachelor Degree and a Master’s Degree in the proposed field of study from a recognized university. In addition, the candidate must


PART-TIME PROGRAMMES

[A]. DEGREE PROGRAMMES
The Following Part-Time degree programmes are available in the faculties and departments listed below:

(1). FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
a). Department of Economics
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA)
b). Department of History & International Studies
  • Master in Development Studies (MDS)
c). Department of Political Science and Defence Studies
  • Master in International Affairs and Strategic Studies (MIASS)
  • Master in Strategy and Security Administration (MASSA)
  • Master in Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master in Conflict, Security and Development (MCSD)
[B]. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
The following part-time PGD programmes are available in the faculties and departments listed below:

(1). FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
a). Department of Accounting
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounts & Finance (PGDAF)
b). Department of Economics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
c). Department of Geography
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (PGD RS/GIS)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management (PGDEM)
d). Department of Political Science and Defence Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA)
(2). FACULTY OF SCIENCE
a). Department of Biological Sciences
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology(PGDBT)
b). Department of Chemistry
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Chemistry (PGDFC)
c). Department of Computer Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)
d). Department of Mathematics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research in Security (PGDOPS)
e). Department of Physics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied and Industrial Physics (PGDAIP)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a). Master’s Degree. Candidates applying for the Part-Time Masters Programmes must possess a Bachelor Degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division). Candidates with Third Class Degree or Higher National Diploma must also possess a Postgraduate Diploma in a related discipline from any recognised University to be eligible for admission. HND Candidates must possess a minimum of Lower Credit to apply.

b). PGD Programmes. Candidates applying for the Postgraduate Diploma programme must possess a Bachelor degree from the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised university, or a Higher National Diploma.

DURATION OF PROGRAMME
Each admitted student for Part-Time Master’s Degree Programme must pursue weekend mode of study and research on Fridays and Saturdays for the period of the study. The following conditions are also applicable.
  • A student of Master Degree shall pursue the Programme for 1 year (2 semesters) except MBA programme which runs for 2 years.
  • A student of Postgraduate Diploma shall pursue the programme for 1 year (2 semesters).

Method of Application

The NDA Postgraduate Application Form is now available at the Postgraduate School NDA Old Site, Kaduna for N7, 500 only.

Candidates are to submit the completed form to:
The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
Nigerian Defence Academy,
P.M.B. 2109 Kaduna

Application Deadline:

The sales of forms will be available until Thursday 31st December, 2015.

Please note:
The above course list simply outlines the NDA postgraduate courses 2015. For further queries on the NDA postgraduate admission requirements, please refer to the official website (link to it is below) or visit the school at the address above.

NDA News and Related Information(Official NDA website)

Related: List of Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerians

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