UNIPORT Postgraduate IIPELP Admission Form 2020/21: How To Apply


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following  Graduate  Programmes  of  the University of  Port  Harcourt (UNIPORT) at the International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP).

  1. PGD Petroleum and Energy


  1. M.Sc. Petroleum Economics, Management and Policy
  2. M.Sc. Energy Economics, Management and Policy

UNIPORT Postgraduate IIPELP Admission Form 2020/21: How To Apply 1

The M.Sc. Programme is an interdisciplinary and a collaborative postgraduate programme between  the  University  of  Port  Harcourt’s Emerald  Energy  Institute  (EEI  UNIPORT) and   International   Institute   for   Petroleum, Energy Law & Policy (IIPELP). The programme, which  is  resident at IIPELP, Abuja, is approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The   International   Institute   for   Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP)   was established in 2007 to proffer solutions to the current    gaps    that    exist    in    knowledge, institutional  development,  governance, legal and  regulatory  framework  for  the  Energy Industry in Nigeria and Africa.

The aim of  the programme is to equip, empower and engage energy professionals

through   academic   excellence,   research   & policy   analysis,   and   professional   &   staff development       in       petroleum,       energy economics,  management  &  policy.  IIPELP offers   a   conducive   learning   environment, enabled   with   full   internet   access,   virtual library  with  full  hands-on  training  for  its programme.

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Candidates  must  possess  Bachelor’s  Degree in    Social    Sciences,    Physical    Sciences, Management  Sciences  and  Engineering.  A Second  Class  Honours  (Upper  Division)  is required.    However,  consideration  shall  be given   to   candidates   with   Second   Class Honours  (Lower  Division)  with  minimum Grade  Point  Average  of  3.00  with  at  least three  (3)  years  working  experience  in  the energy industry. Candidates who fail to meet the  above  admission  requirements  may  be considered  for  the  Post  Graduate  Diploma option.


Option A:  The Professional Master’s programme takes twelve (12) calendar months of intensive, flexible and modular study plus project report.

Option B:  The M.Sc. programme takes 6 quarters  of  full-time  intensive  study  or  8 quarters  of  modular intensive study  plus  a defended and passed dissertation.

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 Post Graduate Diploma Programme

(PGD): The duration of the PGD programme shall be 12 months of full time, modular, intensive study.  Industry/company workers can equally attend modular/sandwich programme. This programme has the option leading into a master’s degree programme upon successful completion by interested students.


The curriculum is flexible and intensive. It is delivered in modules by University Faculty and industry  experts from Nigeria and abroad. On completion of  this programme, the  graduates would amongst others, have acquired skills that are relevant for careers in petroleum and energy industries; in government  ministries, departments and parastatals that are responsible for managing petroleum and energy resources; banking/financial   institutions, energy and petroleum policy consulting units, and the academia.


Students who successfully complete this programme shall be awarded M.Sc. Degree by the   Senate of the University of Port Harcourt and a Professional Membership Certificate from IIPELP.


A non-refundable  application fee of twenty- five thousand naira (N25,000.00) in certified bank draft or bank transfer should be made payable to:

Zenith Bank Plc

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Name: IIPELP LTD/GTE Account Number: 1014586937

Please note that UNIPORT postgraduate application forms can also be downloaded online  at  www.iipelp.org.

Completed Forms could be scanned and submitted to msc@iipelp.org

However, hard copies of the Form must be submitted to the address below:

Director of Academic Studies,


4th Floor,

Toyota-Elizade House,

Central Business District,


Important Dates to Remember:

Deadline for submission of application forms – 31st  July, 2020

Shortlisted candidates for screening will be on the IIPELP Academy website – August, 2020

Screening/Interview date – Will be communicated in due time

The programme is scheduled to commence in September 2020.

For Enquiries please call +234 8136852582 or email: msc@iipelp.org, info@iipelp.org




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