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Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 2016/2017 Admission into Full-Time Postgraduate Programmes

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Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna – Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into full-time Postgraduate programmes in the Postgraduate School, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna for the 2016/2017 Academic Session. 

Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna Admission into Full-Time Postgraduate Programmes 
Academic Postgraduate Degree Programmes
The following full-time academic programmes are available in the faculties and departments listed below:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Department of Accounting and Management:

  • PhD Accounting.

Department of Economics:

  • PhD Economics.
  • MSc Economics

Department of Geography:

  • PhD Geography( Environmental Management)
  • MSc Environmental Management.
  • MSc Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS)

Department of History and International Studies:

  • PhD Military History.
  • MA Military History.

Department of Political Science and Defence Studies:

  • PhD Defence and Strategic Studies.
  • MSc Defence and Strategic Studies.

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Electrical Electronic Engineering:

  • M. Eng. Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Department of Mechanical Engineering:

  • M. Eng. in Production Engineering.
  • M. Eng. in Thermofluid and Energy Engineering.

Faculty of Science
Department of Biological Sciences:

  • PhD Biotechnology.
  • M.Sc Parasitology.
  • MSc Medicinal and Poisonous Plants Studies;
  • MSc Biotechnology.

Department of Chemistry:

  • PhD Inorganic Chemistry.
  • MSc Analytical Chemistry.
  • MSc Organic Chemistry.
  • MSc Material Science and Explosives

Department of Computer Science:

  • PhD Computer Science
  • MSc Computer Science

Department of Mathematics:

  • PhD Applied Mathematics
  • MSc Applied Mathematics

Department of Physics:

  • MSc Solid State Physics

Admission Requirements
The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:

  • Master’s (MA, M.Eng and M.Sc) Degree. Candidates seeking admission into the Master’s degree programmes shall be a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognized university. Such candidate  must possess a minimum of Second Class honour (Lower Division) in the relevant field of study
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree. Candidates for PhD Degree must possess a minimum of second Class Honours (Lower Division at Bachelor Degree and Master’s degree in the proposed field of study from a recognized university. In  addition, the candidate must with Third Class of not less than 60% or 3.50 at the Master’s level.

Duration of Programme

  • Each student admitted for Master’s or PhD Degree shall 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 considered. 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 PhD.
  • A student of Postgraduate Diploma shall pursue a full-time programme for 2 years (4 semesters) and maximum period of 3 years (6 semesters).

Professional Postgraduate Programmes

Master’s Degree Programmes

The following professional degree programmes are available in the faculties and  departments listed below:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Accounting:

  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

Department of Economics:

  • Master’s in Financial Economics (MFE).
  • Master’s in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR).

Department of History & International Studies:

  • Master’s in Conflict, Security and Development (MCSD).
  • Master’s in Development Studies (MDS)
  • Master’s in Leadership Studies (MLS)
  • Master’s in International Studies (MIS)

Department of Political Science and Defence Studies:

  • Master’s in Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master’s in International Affairs and Strategic Studies (MIASS).
  • Master’s in Strategy and Security Administration (MASSA).

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
The following professional PGD programmes are available: The faculties and Department listed below:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Department of Accounting:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting & Finance (PGDAF).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Transportation (PGDLT)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Department of Economics:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Economics (PGDE).

Department of Geography:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (PGDRS/GIS).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management (PGDEM).

Department of History & International Studies:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Studies (PGDLS).

Department of Political Science and Defence Studies:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA).

Faculty of Science
Department of Biological Sciences:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology (PGDBT).

Department of Chemistry:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Chemistry (PGDFC).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC).

Department of Computer Science:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS).

Department of Mathematics:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research in Security (PGDORS)

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering:

  • Post Diploma in Civil Engineering (6 Semester)

Department of Electrical Electronic Engineering:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (PGDEE) – (6 Semesters).

Department of Mechanical Engineering:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME) – (6 Semesters).

Admission Requirements
The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:

  • 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.
  • 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 Programmes

  • Each admitted student for professional Master’s degree programme shall pursue weekend mode of study and research on Fridays and Saturday for the period of the study. The following conditions are also applicable:
  • A student of Master’s degree shall pursue the programme for 18 months (2) semesters course work and (1) semester for project) except MBA programme which runs for 2 years



How to Apply

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Instruction on How Apply

  • Candidates are required to purchase “Access Codes” via the application and REMITA at the cost of N8,000.00 only, for online application.
  • Upon purchase of Access Codes, prospective candidates should log on to:www.ndapgapplications.net and complete the “Online Application Form”. Kindly note that your application is not complete until all copies of your Credentials, Acknowledgement Form, Referee Form, Application for Transcripts form and Medical Report Form, have been submitted along with your application to:

The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
Nigerian Defence Academy,
P.M.B. 2109, Kaduna,
Kaduna State.


Applicants should follow the link on NDA official website: www.nda.edu.ng or log on to the application portal: www.ndapgapplications.net select “Purchase Access Code” and fill in their details to pay for their application.: via obtaining their REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code in the sum of N8,000.00 only. Note: Only payments against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted Once payment has been made and confirmed received, applicants should log on to the application portal and complete the online application form.

Note

  • The Application Form will be available online on 14th September, 2016.
  • The general public is hereby cautioned to beware of fraudsters that may offer alternative options. Please note that the information herein which is also available at NDA website is the only authentic method of applications for programmes into the NDA Postgraduate School.

Deadline: 14th November, 2016.

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