A candidate is expected to carry out an original research and present a thesis on an approved topic. The candidate shall defend the thesis in accordance with the regulations of the University.
The criteria for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme in Law are as follows:
- A Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Degree from an approved University.
- A Master of Laws (L.L.M) Degree from an approved University with research thesis and a weighted course average shall normally be not less than 60%
- The University may, in addition, conduct a qualifying examination for applicants for the purpose of admission into Ph.D Degree programme.
Duration of Programme
- The Full-time Ph.D programme shall run for a minimum of 36 calendar months and a maximum of 60 calendar months
- For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Postgraduate School Board shall be required.
Mode of Study
- A candidate shall be required to submit and defend a well researched thesis on a chosen topic in a field or subject of his choice in Law
- Any applicant for Ph.D in Law Faculty must show evidence of having passed research Methodology.