Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Graduate Programmes of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) at the International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP).
1. PGD Petroleum and Energy Economics
2. M.Sc. Petroleum Economics, Management and Policy
3. M.Sc. Energy Economics, Management and Policy
The M.Sc. Programme is an interdisciplinary and a collaborative postgraduate programme between the University of Port Harcourt’s Emerald Energy Institute (EEI UNIPORT) and International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law & Policy (IIPELP). The programme, which is resident at IIPELP, Abuja, is approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP) was established in 2007 to proffer solutions to the current gaps that exist in knowledge, institutional development, governance, legal and regulatory framework for the Energy Industry in Nigeria and Africa.
The aim of the programme is to equip, empower and engage energy professionals through academic excellence, research & policy analysis, and professional & staff development in petroleum, energy economics, management & policy. IIPELP offers a conducive learning environment, enabled with full internet access, virtual library with full hands-on training for its programme.
Candidates must possess Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Management Sciences and Engineering. A Second Class Honours (Upper Division) is required. However, consideration shall be given to candidates with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 with at least three (3) years working experience in the energy industry. Candidates who fail to meet the above admission requirements may be considered for the Post Graduate Diploma option.
Option A: The Professional Master’sprogramme takes twelve (12) calendar months of intensive, flexible and modular study plus project report.
Option B: The M.Sc. programme takes 6 quarters of full-time intensive study or 8 quarters of modular intensive study plus a defended and passed dissertation.
Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGD): The duration of the PGD programme shall be 12 months of full time, modular, intensive study. Industry/company workers can equally attend modular/sandwich programme. This programme has the option leading into a master’s programme upon successful completion by interested students.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
The curriculum is flexible and intensive. It is delivered in modules by University Faculty and industry experts from Nigeria and abroad. On completion of this programme, the graduates would amongst others, have acquired skills that are relevant for careers in petroleum and energy industries; in government ministries, departments and parastatals that are responsible for managing petroleum and energy resources; banking/financial institutions, energy and petroleum policy consulting units, and the academia.
AWARD OF DEGREE
Students who successfully complete this programme shall be awarded M.Sc. Degree by the Senate of the University of Port Harcourt and a Professional Membership Certificate from IIPELP.
A non-refundable application fee of twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000.00) in certified bank drafts or bank transfers should be made payable to:
Zenith Bank Plc
Name: IIPELP LTD/GTE
Account Number: 1014586937
Application Forms can be downloaded online at www.iipelp.org. Completed Forms could be scanned and submitted to [email protected], however, hard copies of the Form must be submitted to the Director of Academic Studies, IIPELP, 4th Floor, Toyota-Elizade House, Central Business District, Abuja.
Important Dates to Remember:
Deadline for submission of Application Forms – 31st March, 2017
Shortlisted candidates for screening will be on the IIPELP Academy website – May, 2017
Screening/Interview date- To be communicated
The programme is scheduled to commence in September 2017.