Doctor of Philosophy in Education by Coursework and Thesis (PhD)

Area of Specialisation

  1. Curriculum Studies
  2. Educational Administration and Planning
  3. Educational Assessment and Evaluation

Entry requirement

In order to be admitted to the PhD Programme, the applicant must have:

Entry requirement

In order to be admitted to the PhD Programme, the applicant must have:

  • A Master degree with background in Education at a recognized University/Institution of Higher Learning with average of grade B or above (or upper second class)
  • Must have taken at least three (3) courses in one of the three areas of specialization stated in 5.1
  • Applicants with lower second class at master’s level must have a work experience of at least 5 years.
  • Applicant must submit a concept paper of area of research interest in 2 to 3 pages

Programme Matrix

Year 01 (Semester 01)

Course Title

Credits

Advanced Educational Research Methods

30

Advanced Statistics for Education and computer Applications

30

Ethical Issues in Education

30

Total

90

Year 01 (Semester 02)

Curriculum Studies Courses

Curriculum Theory and Models

30

Contemporary Issues in Curriculum

30

Education Administration and Planning Courses

Educational Management and Leadership

30

Financial Management in Education

30

Education Assessment and Evaluation Courses

Quality Assurance in Education

30

Evaluation, Theories, Models and Methodology

30

Total

60

Year 02 (Semester 01)

Research and Dissertation: Proposal Writing and Defence

70

Curriculum Studies Courses

 

Practical Aspects in Curriculum Innovation

30

Curriculum Leadership

30

Education Administration and planning Courses

Management in Education

30

Educational Policy Processes

30

Education Assessment and Evaluation Courses

Evaluation Methods in Education

30

Test Theories and Practice of Test Development

30

Total

130

Year 02 (Semester 02)

EDU 800

Research and Dissertation: Data Collection and Analysis

80

Optional courses  (Each student shall take one of the following courses)

EDU 708

Educational Planning

30

EDU 803

Quality Assurance in Education

30

EDU 807

Educational Policy Processes

30

Total

110

Third Year Semester I

EDU 800

Research and Dissertation: Writing and Submission

80

Total

80

Semester II

EDU 800

Dissertation Defence and Corrections

70

Total

70