Entry Requirement: Applicants must have a first degree from a recognized University and some amount of work experience.

 Postgraduate Diplomas

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION(PGDE)
Course Profile
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course is meant primarily for holders of First Degree (or its equivalent), who want to be in the teaching field/profession; and for educational administrators of schools/tertiary institutions/line ministries. Candidates sit only one exam at the end of the year/second semester; and go for ten-weeks Teaching Practice during the first semester.

To apply for the PGDE course, a candidate must satisfy the educational content criterion. That is, a candidate must have studied at least two subjects related to those done in the secondary schools, for at least two years (during his/her undergraduate course)

Duration: One Academic year (Two semesters)

Modules:

EDUC 500 Micro Teaching

EDUC 511 Principles of Education {Philosophy of Education EDUC 511 (PHIL), Comparative and African Education EDUC 511 (COMP), Sociology of Education EDUC 511 (SOC)}

EDUC 510 Introduction to Educational Research

EDUC 512 Educational Psychology and Guidance and Counselling,

EDUC 514 Basic Educational Statistics

EDUC 513 Educational Measurement and Evaluation

EDUC 515 Education and Development

EDUC 516 General Theory of Education (Classroom Management, Health Education Educational Technology Curriculum Theory and Practice)

EDUC 614/616 Advanced Theory Paper II (Gender and Education, and Advanced Comparative Education)

EDUC 612/613 Advanced Theory Paper I (Psychology of Learning and Advanced Sociology of Education)

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN POPULATION STUDIES

Course Profile
This course is one academic year.  It is intended to serve as a requirement for entry to the Masters in Population Studies, although it can be a terminal course.

Candidates with first Degree in any discipline in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. The course is a taught course and is examinable each semester.  An examinable dissertation is also required at the end of the academic year.  Students are expected to offer the following modules during the first and second semesters.

Semester I:

IPSD 111 Technical Demography

IPSD 112 Mathematics, Statistics and Computing

IPSD113 Substantive Demography

IPSD 114 Economic Development and Sociology

Semester II:

IPSD 121 Technical Demography

IPSD 122 Mathematics, Statistics and Computing

IPSD 123 Substantive Demography

IPSD 124 Economic Development and Sociology

Students are expected to pass all modules and the dissertation with 50 per cent and above to be awarded a Diploma.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN AFRICAN STUDIES

Course Profile

The Post-Graduate Diploma in African Studies introduces students to the scope of the discipline bringing out its socio-cultural, historical, political and economic ramifications as well as its relevance to a critical understanding of contemporary challenges facing the continent. Candidates with a good first degree in the Liberal Arts/Humanities or Social Sciences may enroll for the Post-Graduate Diploma in African Studies. The course requires seminar presentations on the following modules during the first semester:

  1. History of West Africa or Colonialism in Africa
  2. African Political system or African Social Systems
  3. Ethnography

Seminar presentations on the following modules are required in the second semester.

  1. Economic and Social History of Africa
  2. Religion in Africa or Conflict in Africa
  3. Research Methods 

Higher Degrees

MASTER IN EDUCATION
Course Profile
The Master in Education (M.ED) is a one-and-a-half year course – during the first year of which candidates have two written examinations, at the end of the first and second semesters. During the remaining six months, candidates are expected to write a Dissertation which would be marked by their supervisor( s) and second-marked by an External Examiner.

To apply for the M.ED, a candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Education OR have a First Degree with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or its equivalent.

MASTER IN POPULATION STUDIES

Course Profile

This is a one calendar year course involving thesis writing only.   Thesis topics should be related to population issues, such as Fertility, Mortality, Migration, Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Infections etc.

Candidates applying to pursue this course should have done (i) the post graduate diploma in population studies where both Technical and Substantive Demography would have been taught.  (ii) Candidates with considerable work experience in population and related areas may be given consideration pending they attend remedial or ad hoc lectures.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Course Profile
The Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Management is a course that is design for Head Teachers, Staff of Secondary and Tertiary Institutions, Staff of Ministry of Education Science and Technology, NGOs – Educational Managers and Educational Specialists, Education Secretaries of various organisations, Local authorities and other partners in Education etc.

Potential candidates should at least holds a Bachelor degree in Education or first degree with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (or its equivalent), or Master of Education degree.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN STATISTICS

Course Profile

This course is design to provide a thorough grounding in Statistics and some of its related disciplines, and to provide thorough initial training for intending professional Statisticians and a solid foundation for further study in Pure and Applied Statistics.

The MSc in Statistics programme is a taught programme that has duration [12 twelve months (two semesters)] full time. The courses comprise core modules (which are compulsory) and a choice of options to be covered during the first and second semesters, and a research project (the MSc dissertation) to be undertaken during the second semester.  

MASTER OF RESEARCH IN PUBLIC POLICY
Course Profile
The Master of Research and Public Policy is a full-time two-year programme covered in four semesters, including field experience and thesis. It is designed to propel applicants to the centre of decision-making in Africa, by equipping them with knowledge and skills in research for public policy, a deep understanding of universal theories and concepts, and appreciation of the common challenges countries face.

The MRPP is a collaborative programme between the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and 12 universities across Africa which deliver the uniformly using a common curriculum and award an internationally recognized degree.

To apply, a candidate must have either a Master Degree or Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree or higher or Lower Second class Bachelor’s Degree and at last two years’ experience in a research or policy field or a post graduate diploma. In exceptional case, applicants with a very strong work experience who do not meet the minimum academic qualification may be considered in line with respective university norms and practices. These are standardized across all participating universities 

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN GENDER STUDIES

Course Profile

This course is planned to train cadres with various backgrounds who would serve in different ministries, institutions, NGOs, international missions, and who would facilitate the integration of women into high level decision making and influence policy decisions on gender issues. The M.Phil. in Gender Studies is a two-year programme. Students are required to take 5 core courses 3 optional within INGRADOC (The Institute of Gender Research and Documentation) plus 2 research courses covering 6 months of research.

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENERGY STUDIES

Course Profile

The programme is designed for graduate engineers, scientists and experienced energy practitioners. It is also planned to equip graduate students with a broad yet detailed overview of energy resources, conversion, and use, as well as the socio-economic and environmental impacts of energy-related activities, and to provide a broad introduction to current energy issues and specialist knowledge and skills to analyze, appraise, or design energy systems or equipment. And to provide a postgraduate programme that will respond to the needs of Sierra Leone and the West African sub-region. 

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN LIBRARY, ARCHIVE AND INFORMATION STUDIES 

Course Profile

This course aims to give students broad professional education that will enable them advance their academic and practical skills and knowledge in existing areas of work which is of particular interest to them to enter confidently into a

range of library and information jobs. It provides an in-depth understanding of various aspects of the principles of librarianship and information work, of organisation of libraries and other information agencies, and of the handling, storage and retrieval of information in all media. 

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN AFRICAN STUDIES

Course Profile

The M. Phil in African Studies is a multi-disciplinary programme with a major focus on contemporary Africa. It has both taught and research components which should equip students to approach current events in Africa from a critical and multidisciplinary perspective.

The first year of this two-year course is devoted to the taught component which is accompanied by seminar presentations on any three of the following modules for the first semester:

  1. Themes in West African History
  2. Colonialism in Africa
  3. Conflict in Africa
  4. Nation Building and Development in Africa
  5. Economic and Social History of Africa

Three of the following including Research Methods could be offered in the second semester

  1. Religion in Africa
  2. African Social Systems
  3. African Political Systems
  4. African Heritage in the Americas
  5. Research Methods

Entry requirement: Candidates with a good BA degree (Division II or better) or BA Honours degree (Second Class or better) in History (or a discipline approved by the Department) may register for the M. Phil in African Studies. 

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN HISTORY

Course Profile

The M. Phil in History has both a taught and research component which are aim to equip students to better appreciate the discipline of history, its connections to other disciplines  and its relevance to understanding and addressing current economic social and cultural challenges. The first semester taught component covers presentations in the following modules.

  1. Public History
  2. Modern China

The second semester taught component covers presentations in the following modules

  1. Philosophy of History
  2. African Heritage in the Americas

The second year of the course is devoted to research and thesis writing mainly in Sierra Leone history.

Entry requirement: Candidates with a good BA degree (Division II or better) or BA Honours degree (Second Class or better) in History (or a discipline approved by the Department) may register for the M. Phil in History.

NOTE

For postgraduate programmes whose details are not available, applicant are advised to consult the Institute or Department or Division concerned.