Are you looking for a postgraduate course that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to excel in the fields of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship? Do you want to study in a university that is recognized for its excellence in capacity building and service delivery? Do you want to join a community of over 25,000 undergraduates and 2,000 postgraduates who are crossing disciplinary boundaries and transforming Nigeria’s natural resources into goods and services? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider applying for a postgraduate course at the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA).
In Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, there is a federally funded university called FUTMINNA. It was established in 1983 and focuses on educating people about technology. It provides degrees in a variety of technology-related subjects, including a Bachelor of Technology, a Master of Technology, and a Doctor of Philosophy. Additionally, it has been designated a Center of Excellence in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. Its primary competencies include the creation of pharmaceuticals and vaccines as well as small arms design in partnership with the Nigerian Armed Forces.
In this article, we will explore the postgraduate courses offered by FUTMINNA in 2023, their admission requirements, duration, fees and career prospects. We will also provide you with some tips on how to apply successfully and prepare for your studies at FUTMINNA. Whether you are interested in pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree, FUTMINNA has something for you. Read on to find out more!
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FUTMINNA postgraduate courses 2023
FUTMINNA offers a wide range of postgraduate courses in various fields of technology, science, engineering, education, management and social sciences. Some of the postgraduate courses are:
- Agricultural Economics and Farm Management PhD/MTech/PGD
- Computer Engineering PhD/MEng/PGD
- Entrepreneurship and Business Studies PhD/MTech/PGD
- Architecture PhD/MTech/PGD
- Computer Science PhD/MTech/PGD
- Biochemistry PhD/MTech/PGD
- Geography PhD/MTech/PGD
- Educational Technology PhD/MTech/PGD
- Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies Professional Masters & PGD
- Africa Centre of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety PhD & Masters
What are the requirements for applying to FUTMINNA postgraduate courses?
The requirements for applying to FUTMINNA postgraduate courses vary depending on the programme and the department you are interested in. However, some general requirements are:
- You must have obtained five (5) Credits in WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and GCE (O’Level) or their equivalents including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings12.
- You must have a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) or its equivalent for unclassified Degrees1.
- You must have a NYSC certificate or exemption letter1.
- For PhD programmes, you must have a Master Degree with a weighted score average of 60% or a ‘B’ grade or a CGPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 in overall performance in the Master Degree programme1.
- For some programmes, you may be required to pass a qualifying examination administered by the Department of your choice1.
What is the difference between full-time and part-time PhD programmes?
The main difference between full-time and part-time PhD programmes is the amount of time and commitment required to complete them. Some of the differences are:
- Full-time PhD programmes typically take four to five years to complete, while part-time PhD programmes may take six to eight years or more.
- Full-time PhD students are expected to work on their research and coursework for 35 hours per week or more, while part-time PhD students may work for 10 to 20 hours per week or less.
- Full-time PhD students may have more opportunities for financial assistance, such as scholarships, grants, fellowships or teaching assistantships, than part-time PhD students.
- Full-time PhD students may have more access to the university’s facilities, resources and support, as well as more interaction with their supervisors and peers, than part-time PhD students.
- Part-time PhD students may have more flexibility to balance their studies with their work, family or other commitments, than full-time PhD students.
How long does it take to complete a PhD programme at FUTMINNA?
The duration of a PhD programme at FUTMINNA depends on whether you are a full-time or a part-time student. According to the information I found, the duration is as follows:
- A Minimum of Six Semesters (Three (3) Academic Sessions) and maximum of Ten Semesters (Five (5) Academic Sessions) for Full-time Students.
- A Minimum of Ten Semesters (Five (5) Academic Sessions) and maximum of Fourteen Semesters (Seven (7) Academic Sessions) for Part-time Students.
What are the deadlines for applying to FUTMINNA postgraduate courses?
The application date for postgraduate programs at FUTMINNA for the 2023–2024 academic year is August 6, 2023. Only submit your application through the university’s postgraduate portal, it is advised. On the university’s website, you may get additional information about the criteria and application process.
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Can I switch from part-time to full-time or vice versa during my PhD programme at FUTMINNA?
Yes, you can switch from part-time to full-time or vice versa during your PhD programme at FUTMINNA, subject to the approval of the Postgraduate School Board. However, you should note that this may affect the duration and fees of your programme. You should consult with your supervisor and the Postgraduate School before making any changes to your mode of study.
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