NOUN Courses for MSc, PhD & PGD Programmes

National Open University of Nigeria Postgraduate Courses :PGD, MSc & PhD

National Open University of Nigeria popularly called “NOUN” is the biggest open and distance learning institution in Nigeria.

Courses at National Open University of Nigeria

The academic institution which started activities in 2003 formally established its school of Postgraduate studies in the year 2009.

Since then, the institution has been undertaking various Postgraduate degree programmes such as Postgraduate diploma (PGD) and Masters of Science (MSc).

NOUN provides flexible, affordable and quality education to Nigeria adults and working class.

All academic activities of NOUN is NUC approved so students need not to worry about the authenticity and acceptability of certificates procured from the institution.

Postgraduate degree programmes at NOUN is fast becoming most preferred destinations for Nigeria’s working class.

Most importantly, MSc and PGD at NOUN is gradually witnessing influx of students.

In this post, we will be discussing all MSc courses offered at NOUN as well as PhD & PGD courses at National Open University of Nigeria.

Ph.D Courses Offered at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

The following courses are available list of PhD courses at National Open University of Nigeria.

PhD Mathematics Education
PhD Business Administration
PhD Public Administration
PhD Peace Studies
PhD Information Technology
Phd Mass Communication
PhD Christian Theology
PhD Educational Administration
PhD Educational Technology
PhD Science Education
PhD Educational Planning

MSc Degree Courses Offered at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

The following is list of Master’s degree courses available at National Open University of Nigeria.

M.Sc. Public Administration
M.Sc. Entrepreneurship
M.Sc. Information Technology
M.Sc. Mass Communication
M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
M.Sc. Criminology and Security
M.A. English
M.A. Christian Religious Studies
M.A. Islamic Studies
M.ED. Educational Technology
M.ED. Science Education
M.ED. Administration and Planning
M.ED. Guidance and Counselling
M.Sc. Public Health
Masters in Business Administration
Masters in Public Administration
M.Sc. Business Administration

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Courses at National Open University of Nigeria

The following is the list of PGD courses available at NOUN.

PGD. Entrepreneurship
PGD. Information Technology
PGD. Mass Communication
PGD. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
PGD. Criminology and Security Studies
PGD. Economics
PGD. Agricultural Extension Management
PGD. Christian Religious Studies
PGD. Education
PGD. Business Administration
PGD. Public Administration

Duration of Master’s Degree in NOUN

How many years does Master’s degree last in national open university of Nigeria is a reoccurring question.

MSc Programme at NOUN can be done either on full-time basis or part time basis.

Duration of MSc at NOUN for full-time students is 24 months while part time Master’s degree programme in NOUN last about 30 calendar months.

How long Does Postgraduate Diploma Last in NOUN

Postgraduate diploma (PGD) at National Open University of Nigeria last for duration of 18 calendar months.

During this period, the student is expected to have concluded his/her academic course work as well as dissertation.

Does NOUN Accept HND Direct for Masters Degree

Students with HND qualification who wishes to enroll into MSc at NOUN are expected to first undertake Postgraduate diploma programme in relevant fields.

So, HND holders are not admitted directly for Master’s degree programmes at National Open University of Nigeria.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.


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  1. Do you have M.ED in Social sciences?

  2. Dear Dean, NOUN PG school,
    I wish to confirm if I can run a PhD in Business Administration.
    I am a Chartered Secretary and Administrator ACIS, 2005. MSc. Business Administration, 2020, MBA Finance year 2000,PGD Financial Mgt. 1998.

    1. For selected courses,noun does, you might need to visit to be sure your course is part of it

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