NOUN Postgraduate Courses, Duration and Entry Requirements

National Open University of Nigeria is listed among the best postgraduate schools in Nigeria to pursue graduate programmes and the beauty of studying in NOUN is that unlike many states and Federal universities, NOUN accepts all tribes from all geopolitical zones. The management of the school of postgraduate studies, National Open University of Nigeria has official published the list of postgraduate courses offered in NOUN, therefore, prospective students are advised to go through the list to find the available programmes for their preferred choice.

As usual, I have arranged the list of available PG programmes in NOUN and their admission requirements based the faculty they fall under and the certificate awarded by the university. I recently updated this post as there were some inclusion of some PG courses which previously were not included among the list of postgraduate courses that are available at NOUN.

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One unique development about NOUN postgraduate courses is that you are able to specialize in a sub-courses, as in there are opportunities for candidates to choose an area of specialization.

When you carefully go through the list of postgraduate courses offered in NOUN as seen below, you would confirm that PG courses are offered in the institution are Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Masters degree and Ph.D programmes. The authenticity of this source is 100% because it was culled from NOUN postgraduate website so please be rest assured that any information gotten in the process of reading this post, I’m confident will be of great help in the area of making a good choice as to which of the postgraduate programme is best tailored for your future career path.

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In this post, aside providing you with NOU PG programmes, I will make available other important information such as the PG entry requirements for Masters degree programmes and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes as well as the expected duration for the programme.


  1. To qualify for admission into any of the postgraduate programmes of the University, a candidate must meet, among others, all matriculation requirements of at least five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics. Some programmes accept at least a pass in Mathematics.
  2. For Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, Candidates must possess either a minimum of pass Bachelors Degree in any discipline from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN OR a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit. For the Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting, the candidate must have been called to the Bar. Also for admission into the school of Business and Human Resource Management Postgraduate Diploma programmes,
  3. For Master degree programmes, candidates must possess either a Bachelors Degree with a minimum of second class lower in the relevant field of study from a University recongnised by the Senate of the NOUN. However, holders of lower classificationOR a Postgraduate Diploma in related field of study from a recongnised University.
  4. For the Doctor of Philosophy Degree prorammes, candidates must possess a masters degree in relevant field of study from a University recongised by the Senate of the NOUN with a minimum score average of not less than 60% or a cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 on a 5-point scale. Studying with us gives a rewarding experience as we give you all the support you need to succeed. You are welcome.
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Duration of PG Programmes

Postgraduate programmes in National Open University are designed to last for a period of eighteen (18) months.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In NOU (National Open University)

PGD Agricultural Extension and Management

M.A Christian Religious Studies

Ph.D Christian Religious Studies

PGD. Christian Religious Studies

M.Ed Guidance and Counselling

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Ph.D Mathematical Education

Ph.D Educational Technology

Ph.D Science Education

Ph.D Educational Administration and Planning

M.Ed. Educational Technology

M.Ed. Science Education

M.Ed. Educational Administration and Planning

Postgraduate Diploma in (PGD) HIV/AIDS Education and Management


Ph.D Business Administration

Ph.D Public Administration

MSc Public Administration

MSc Business Administration

PGD Financial Management

PGD Business Administration

PGD Public Administration

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

M.Sc. Information Technology

PGD. Information Technology

M.Sc. Criminology and Security Studies

B.Sc. International and Diplomatic Studies

PGD Mass Communication

M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

M.Sc. Mass Communication

PGD. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

PGD. Criminology and Security Studies

I hope the information, we hope you are clear as regards the list of available postgraduate programmes or courses offered in NOUN.

If you have any question as regards the above, please feel free to reach out to me via the comment section below and I shall respond accordingly.