1. The Master Of Science (M.Sc) Degree- First Semester





As part of the strategy to widen the scope of knowledge at the post graduate level, the professional degree programme of Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR) was introduced in 1981. The Programme started with an initial intake of 28 students and has since produced outstanding experts in the field who have impacted remarkably on labour relations locally and internationally. The name of the programme was changed to Master of Industrial & Personnel Relations (MIPR) and the curriculum was reviewed in 2006.




1.   A programme of courses shall be provided leading to the Degree of Master of Industrial and Personnel Relations denoted M.I.P.R.


2.   Admission: Applicants for admission to the MIPR Programme must hold good honours Bachelor’s degree of the University of Ibadan or other recognized universities. Applicants with Higher National Diploma (at least upper credit) may be considered for admission. Selection is based on evidence that the applicant will be able to pursue creditably a programme leading to the postgraduate degree of Master of Industrial and Personnel Relations. In addition, the application must have work experience of at least three years. Qualified candidates with written evidence of sponsorship shall be given preference.

MIPR GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: For the purpose of graduation students shall be required to pass not less than 45 units (out of which 36 units are compulsory and required courses as specified). All courses, except MIR 705, shall carry 3 units. MIR 705 shall carry 6 units.



3     Professional Master of Project Development and Implementation (MPDI)



Development projects are ubiquitous features in Nigeria’s Social, economic and political landscape. In several areas of human needs and endeavor, local, state, federal and international agencies are designing, implementing and evaluating, several development projects. From health to poverty reduction, from water provision to human rights issues, from gender to environmental protection, the African continent in general, and Nigeria in particular, is witnessing an unprecedented expansion in development projects.


Currents efforts at designing and implementing projects in African countries are usually not context specific and culturally appropriate. Shifts in international development strategies have recognized the need for contextual appreciation of peculiarities of projects design, monitoring and implementation in low income economies. In many countries, Nigeria in particular, a lot of projects started are not completed. Some that are completed do not usually have the expected impact on the community. In several other instances, project outcomes are not systematically assessed.


In recognition of this, several educational institutions outside of Africa have courses designed to understand the peculiar nature of development projects in such countries. In Africa, only South Africa has a university-based course dealing with project design, monitoring and evaluation. Sadly, however, Nigeria, despite its strategic economic and political importance, regionally and globally, has no integrated and specialized course designed to provide training for professionals engaged in the design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. This course will fill this gap.



  1. The course is designed to lead to the award of a professional degree of Master of Project Development and Implementation (MPDI).
  2. Candidates for admission shall be holders of a Bachelors Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division or the Higher National Diploma (Upper Credits) from any Institution recognized by the Senate of the University of Ibadan. Candidates with other qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the foregoing may also be considered.
  3. Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years post graduation work experience.
  4. Candidates must have demonstrable track record of experience in infrastructural or human development project activities, or involvement in policy design relating to development projects
  5. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of sponsorship or availability of support for the program
  6. Candidates must satisfy the matriculation requirements of the University of Ibadan






  • Period of Study

Unless a period is waived in respect of the time already spent for the one-calendar year M.Sc or for the M.Phil or a period of study for a higher degree of a recognized institution (on the strong recommendation of the Department and the Faculty and with the approval of the Postgraduate School) the Ph.DProgramme shall normally not last less than six semesters from the first date of registration. The Department discourages the admission of students to the Ph.Dprogramme under circumstances which clearly indicate that pursuit of the programme will be unnecessarily intermittent and unduly prolonged.


  • Requirements for the Degree

A student is qualified to register for the Ph.DProgramme if he scored, in the one-calendar year M.ScProgramme, a 60% and above weighted average or who scored 60% and above in the M.Phil/Ph.D conversion examination.