Candidates must be holders of Master’s Degree in Library and /or Information Science from a recognized university and o institutions of higher learning. A Master’s Degree in a related field. i.e Publishing, records and Archives management, information science from recognized university or institution of higher learning.
The PhD in Information science (PhD) programme will be by course work and dissertation and by research only (thesis). The programme will take a period of the three academic years comprising of six semesters. There will be a coursework and dissertation (Plan) or Research only (thesis – Plan B)
Plan A: Coursework and Dissertation
A student on plan A must accumulate 23 credit units worth of coursework during the first two semesters and must submit a dissertation as a partial fulfillment that shall carry appear on the transcript.
Plan B: Research only (thesis)
A student on Plan B will devote the first year on developing ad defending he research proposal. The remaining two years will be for field work/ data collection, thesis writing and defense. The title of the thesis shall appear on the transcript.
It may be necessary for candidates; on the advice of the supervisors of the supervision to audit certain courses in order to strengthen their capacity for research in information science. Credits shall not be awarded to such courses.
Admission requirements for Plan A
Admission to the programme under Plan A shall be open to
– Holders of Master of Science in information science (M.Sc.Inf.Sc), Master of Science in Records and Archives Management (M.Sc RAM) or related field from accredited institution with CGPA of 3.5 or equivalent.
Admission requirements for Plan B
Admission to the programme under Plan B shall be pen to
- Holders of Master of Science in information science (M.Sc.Inf.Sc), Master of Science in Records and Archives Management (M.Sc RAM) or related field from accredited institution with CGPA of 4.0 or equivalent.
- Should have an acceptable concept paper and be registered provisionally for one