PGD in Social Standards

About PGD in Social Standards

The postgraduate diploma programme in Social Standards will provide opportunities for knowledge and skill acquisition for a career in the private and public sectors of the national and global economies. The aim is to strengthen the capacity in problem analysis and solving. Students should be able to articulate, develop and implement research using social standards concepts and methodologies.


The underlying philosophy of the postgraduate diploma programme in Social Standards is to produce a crop of graduates equipped with appropriate knowledge and skills in the solution of contemporary social issues. It will ensure human dignity and fundamental social rights thereby contributing to the development of Nigeria, Africa and the global community.

Aims and Objectives

The major aims and objectives of the programme are to;

  • Equip students with broad knowledge of social standards and application of theories, models, methods and approaches.
  • Impart to students sound knowledge of Social Standards, in appreciation of its application in different socio-cultural contexts.
  • Cultivate in students the ability to apply social standards knowledge to understanding of growing societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere.
  • Expose students to appreciate the importance of social standards in socio- cultural, legal, economic, political, industrial and environmental contexts.
  • Equip students with joint problem solving skills through social standards.
  • Impact students with relevant knowledge and skill needed to proceed for further studies in special areas of social standards.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the programme should be as follows:

  • Candidates must satisfy the matriculation requirements of the University including O’ Level credits in English Language and Mathematics.
  • A Third Class (Hons.) Bachelor’s degree in Social Standards, Sociology or related disciplines awarded by an approved and accredited University.
  • HND and/or professional qualifications cognate to Sociology from a recognized institution with not less than Upper Credit.

Duration Of The Programme

A candidate must have fulfilled the following conditions to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma: A candidate must pass a minimum of 30 credit Units of courses made up of the following:

  • 16 Units of Core Courses
  • 8 Units of electives Courses
  • 6 Units Project.

Requirements For Graduation

The duration of the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) programme will be as follows:

  • For Full-Time: A minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters; and
  • For Part-Time: A minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.

For Extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the University Senate shall be required.