Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) History

RATIONALE FOR THE COURSE
The programme is intended to produce managers at a higher academic level to teach and research in our tertiary Institutions and cognate organizations. Such graduates should be able to make original contributions to the study of History and advancement of knowledge which will benefit humanity.

The Department will offer Courses and research leading to the award of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History with specialization in the following areas: Nigerian History (with particular emphasis on Central Nigeria)

  • African History
  • Economic History
  • Historiography
  • Cultural History
  • Diplomatic History

STATUS
The Programme is Opened to both full time/part time candidate

DURATION
Full time candidates must pursue their studies for not less than 3 years and not more than 5 years from the date of first registration before being examined. Part-time candidates shall pursue their studies and research for a minimum of 5 years and not more than7 years from the date of registration before being examined.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
Admission to the programme shall be open to:
(a) Candidates who hold M.A. Degree in History from a recognized University with an average GPA of 4.00. the Department may admit candidates with a GPA of 3.00 if there is satisfactory evidence of quality academic research project at the graduate level.
(b) Candidates with Masters of Philosophy Degree may be admitted for the programme.
(c) Candidates may be required to pass an oral interview before final admission.
(d) Candidates who do not hold an MA in History will be required to take number of 700 level curses for one academic session.

COURSE CONTENTS
The Ph.D. Programme shall be by research and Coursework. All course works must under go the normal examination process accordingly. Candidates shall be required to complete a minimum of 12 unit courses as partial requirements for the programme. In the second Semester Candidates shall present and defend their Ph.D. research proposal. Thereafter candidates must present a minimum of three seminar papers on topics related to their areas of specialization before the Ph.D. thesis defence. All candidates must research and write an original Essay thesis of not less than 75,000.00 words. The thesis will be defended before a panel of examiners.

REQUIRED COURSES
Candidates are required to choose HIS 801 and any three others.
Course Code Course Title Credit Units
HIS 801 Seminar in comparative Historiography 3
HIS 803 Selected Themes in Nigerian History 3
HIS 805 Perspectives in African History 3
HIS 807 Comparative Economic Growth and Dev. 3
HIS 809 20th International Relations 3
HIS 811 Conflict and conflict Mgt. In the 20thc 3
ACADEMIC STAFF LIST DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & ARCHEOLOGY
S/N NAME RANK QUALIFICATION STATUS
1 Dr. Talla Ngarka Sunday Senior Lecturer Ph.D Tenure
2 Prof. K. Mohammed Professor Ph.D Visiting
3. Dr. Akombo Elijah Lecturer Ph.D Visiting