Awards of Degree in the Global Affairs and Sustainable Development Institute (GASDI)

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

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Master of Science (M.Sc)

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Professional Degree

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Available 

Sustainable Development Practice Programme (SDP)-M.Sc., Ph.D

PHILOSOPHY 
The philosophy of the Sustainable Development practice programme is to develop graduates with a combination of broad comprehensive multidisciplinary knowledge to understand problems in a holistic sense and a deeper understanding current issues related to sustainability and fashion theoretical and practical development practice ways of addressing them.  

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the programme are:
1. To critically engage with the main theories, concepts and debates in the field of development studies in their historical and contemporary contexts 
2. To develop analytical and critical skills relevant for sustainable development, in particular for assessing alternative approaches to policy, and to provide  the rigorous quantitative training that development work now requires, with the ability to access, process and interpret a variety of data. 
3. To provide the research tools and approaches needed for those who wish to proceed to a higher research degree. 
4. Critically evaluate the appropriateness of a range of disciplinary perspectives and research methods for use in different contexts 
5. To prepare students for further research and for work as professional development practitioners 
6. To critically and systematically assess policy options for specific development practice issues in different contexts 
7. To collaborate effectively with other professionals from diverse disciplinary and cultural backgrounds 




 

Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage Studies (IKH)- M.Sc., Ph.D

JUSTIFICATION

Indigenous Knowledge evolves in the local environment and as such it is specifically adapted to the requirements of local people and local conditions. One reason why development efforts fail is because they ignore IK systems. What this signifies is that instead of relying only on technologies and solutions from outside the community, governments and their agencies, researchers and development practitioners/donor agencies should first look for what knowledge and practices are available in the community. Whichever knowledge and practice is found to be effective can then be utilized. 

OBJECTIVES

The long-term objectives of the programme are to:
1. Increase knowledge and enhance learning about IK and sustainable development;
2. Promote transparency, accountability, professionalism, and efficiency in IK and development;
3. Generate alternative frameworks and guidance for IK, seeking to strengthen approach to development;
4. Encourage the use of sustainable development practices in IK and vice-versa;
5. Identify cost-effective elements in sustainable design and management of projects using IK influences, and 
6. Highlight the IK innovations and encourage knowledge-documentation and sharing in IK and development.

Climate and Society Programme (CSP)-M.Sc., Ph.D

JUSTIFICATION 
The current and likely future impacts of climate change are considered among the most important issues faced by human beings. Countries, regions, economic sectors and social groups differ in their degree of vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. People in least-developed and developing countries such as Nigeria are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, yet have the least capacity to cope with those impacts. 

OBJECTIVES
The long-term objectives of the programme are to: 
1. Rain middle and advanced level human resources on the science and impacts of climate change.
2. Equip professionals with adequate skills to understand key issues, methodologies and approaches in climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
3. Bridge the gap between the scientific research and the decision-making communities in key scientific climate change, its impact and adaptation issues.
4. Increase understanding of methodologies and approaches in climate change adaptation. 
5. Promote resilience competencies in climate change-relevant contexts, including teamwork, communication and problem solving. 
6. Strengthen ability to synthesize multi-disciplinary information and develop problem solving strategies using integrative approaches and systems thinking. 

Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS)-M.Sc., Ph.D

PHILOSOPHY
Through this interdisciplinary programme postgraduate students explore methods for promoting social justice, participating in advocacy work, causes of conflict and violence, approaches to resolve conflicts and violence, and practices to transform conflict and build peace. The Peace and Conflict Studies will deepen students understanding of the nature and dynamics of conflict as well as strategies for managing and transforming conflict into more positive relationships, sustainable peace, and just societies. 

OBJECTIVES

The long-term objectives of the programme include the training of middle and advanced level human resources on the conflict issues and resolution of conflicts. Students explore many factors shaping human conflict, including the psychological, social, cultural, political, economic, biological, religious, and historical.

Migration Studies (MGS)- M.Sc., Ph.D

Migration Studies (MGS) is a multi, inter and trans disciplinary, three semester degree programme focusing on the analyses of migration and mobility in historical context and as part of development and social change. Students will gain skills in critical analysis and research, and should develop an ability to contribute new perspectives to the study of migration. Also, gain an understanding of the dilemmas facing policy-makers at both national and international levels, an understanding of the value of critical perspective for both academic and policy work, as well as the ability to help transfer theoretical knowledge to policy-oriented research.

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All candidates seeking for admission into all the Postgraduate Programmes of the Osun State University must possess a minimum of 5 credits, including English Language and four other relevant subjects, obtained at not more than two sittings, except as otherwise required. Candidates with ‘O’ Level Examination results obtained up till 2017 must present original copies of their certificates for screening as their Statements of Results and/or Result Slips are unacceptable. Submission of official academic transcript is a pre-requisite for admission.

GASDI- M.Sc., & Ph.D

2019/2020 Admission Opens for Registration.

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Programme Specific Requirements
The available areas of specialisations include: i. Economic sustainability ii. Social Sustainability iii. Environmental sustainability Candidates for admission into the programme shall be graduates of the UNIOSUN or of other approved Universities or holders of equivalent qualifications recognized by Senate. • All candidates must satisfy UNIOSUN matriculation requirements including English Language. • Minimum entry requirement is the equivalent of a Second Class Honours Lower division in any discipline. • Experience in Development practice will be an advantage.
The available areas of specialisations include: i. Economic sustainability ii. Social Sustainability iii. Environmental sustainability Candidates for admission into the programme shall be graduates of the UNIOSUN or of other approved Universities or holders of equivalent qualifications recognized by Senate. • All candidates must satisfy UNIOSUN matriculation requirements including English Language. Candidates who completed academic Master Degree in any related field from other universities must have a minimum of weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.5 (On a scale of 5.0)
Admission into Academic Masters Degree Programme in Knowledge and Heritage Studies (KHS) is open to graduates of this University with at least Second Class Lower (2-2) or of other approved universities in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Technology, Applied Sciences.
Candidates who completed academic Master Degree in any related field from other universities must have a minimum of weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.5 (On a scale of 5.0)
Admission into the Master’s Degree Programme in CSP is open to graduates of a university/tertiary institution recognized by the UNIOSUN Senate and the National Universities Commission in any of the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Technology, Applied Sciences. The applicant must satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of UNIOSUN. Relevant work experience in climate programme will be an advantage.
Admission into the Doctorate degree Programme in CSP is open to graduates of a university/tertiary institution recognized by the UNIOSUN Senate and the National Universities Commission in any of the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Technology, Applied Sciences. Candidates who completed academic Master Degree in any related field from other universities must have a minimum of weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.5 (On a scale of 5.0)
Admission to the Master in PCS Degree Programme is open to graduates of a university/tertiary institution recognized by the UNIOSUN Senate and the National Universities Commission in any of the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Technology, Applied Sciences. The applicant must satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of the UNIOSUN. Relevant work experience will be an advantage.
Admission into Doctorate Peace and Conflict Studies Degree Programme is open to graduates of a university/tertiary institution recognized by the UNIOSUN Senate and the National Universities Commission in any of the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Technology, Applied Sciences. Candidates who completed academic Master Degree in any related field from other universities must have a minimum of weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.5 (On a scale of 5.0)
Admission into the Master in MGS Degree Programme is open to graduates of a university/tertiary institution recognized by the UNIOSUN Senate and the National Universities Commission in any of the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Technology, Applied Sciences. The applicant must satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of the UNIOSUN. Relevant work experience will be an advantage.
Admission into the Doctorate in Migration Studies Degree Programme is open to graduates of a university/tertiary institution recognized by the UNIOSUN Senate and the National Universities Commission in any of the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Technology, Applied Sciences. Candidates who completed academic Master Degree in any related field from other universities must have a minimum of weighted average of 60% or CGPA of 3.5 (On a scale of 5.0)
Assessment shall be through Classroom discussion and participation, Term Papers, Continuous assessment tests, End of course examination, Laboratory / Students’ Field trip Assessment, Oral Examination on the Thesis to be moderated by an external examiner.Every student must prepare a Policy brief from the thesis before he can be presented for final defence and the Policy Brief committee of the Institute headed by the Sub-Dean shall assess this policy brief and adjudged to be satisfactory.
Course of Study
Master of Science (M.Sc)| MINIMUM OF 2 SEMESTERS| Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D| FULL TIME| MINIMUM OF 6 SEMESTERS|.
Application Fee: =N=10,000; Acceptance of Offer of Admission: =Not Yet Available; School Fees/Session|M.Sc=Not Yet Available| Ph.D=N= Not Yet Available.
Coordinator of Programmes, GASDI, Main Campus:Dr. John Agbonifo| Mobile No: +2347038416260, email: john.agbonifo@uniosun.edu.ng.