National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Courses and Requirements

National Open University of Nigeria Courses and Requirements – When it comes to Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institutions, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is one of the best in Africa.

NOUN makes a high-quality education accessible, flexible, and inexpensive for anyone who wants it. Click here to visit NOUN’s official website.

Across the country’s six political divisions, there are currently 107+ study centres open to students. Also, the total enrollment to date is over 672,688.

Further, at NOUN, students are prepared for today’s globally connected and culturally diverse workplace through information and communication technologies.

The University’s preeminent academic programmes in the Arts, Education, Health, Law, Sciences, Social Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, and Management Sciences serve the requirements of all sectors of the global economy.

NOUN was founded to provide all Nigerians with equitable access to high-quality formal and non-formal education regardless of their socioeconomic status or background.

Also, its emphasis on continuing education benefits many professionals, including teachers, accountants, bankers, lawyers, nurses, engineers, politicians, sole proprietors, and business owners.

Professionals in many professions can find support and growth opportunities through NOUN, as the institution’s mission centres on providing access to high-quality online education.

So, one can further his/her education and develop his/her skills by enrolling in a self-paced course or obtaining a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Again, flexible delivery of instruction gives students more control over when, where, and what they study.

Here are some of the benefits of studying at the National Open University of Nigeria;

  1. Better opportunities to get a good education;
  2. An overall rise in literacy rates;
  3. Utilising a multi-faceted approach to studying;
  4. Expanded possibilities for learning new skills;
  5. Opportunity for affordable higher education; and
  6. Curriculums for open and distance learning that are well-structured and exhaustive.

List of NOUN Courses and Requirements

Below is the list of all NOUN courses [Please click on each course to view its admission requirements and other vital information].

  1. Access and General Studies
  2. B. Agric. (Agricultural Economics and Agro Business Option)
  3. B. Agric. (Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Option)
  4. B. Agric. (Animal Science Option)
  5. B. Agric. (Aquaculture and Fisheries Management Option)
  6. B. Agric. (Crop Production and Protection Sciences Option)
  7. B. Agric. (Soil and Land Resources Management Option)
  8. B.A. Arabic Language and Literature
  9. B.A. Christian Theology
  10. B.A. Christian Religious Studies
  11. B.A. English
  12. B.A. French
  13. B.A. Hausa
  14. B.A. Igbo
  15. B.A. Islamic Studies
  16. B.A. Philosophy
  17. B.A. Yoruba
  18. B.A.(Ed) Early Childhood Education
  19. B.A.(Ed) English
  20. B.A.(Ed) French
  21. B.A.(Ed) Primary Education
  22. (BNSc) Bachelor of Nursing Science
  23. B.Sc. Accounting
  24. Bachelor of Crop and Soil Science
  25. B.Sc. Agricultural Extension and Management
  26. B.Sc. Banking and Finance
  27. B.Sc. Biology
  28. B.Sc. Broadcasting
  29. B.Sc. Business Administration
  30. B.Sc. Chemistry
  31. B.Sc. Computer Science
  32. B.Sc. Cooperative and Rural Development
  33. B.Sc. Criminology and Security Studies
  34. B.Sc. Data Management [Admission Suspended]
  35. B.Sc. Development Studies
  36. B.Sc. Economics
  37. B.Sc. Entrepreneurship
  38. B.Sc Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  39. B.Sc. Environmental Health Science
  40. B.Sc. Environmental Science and Resource Management
  41. B.Sc. Environmental Management and Toxicology
  42. B.Sc. Film Production
  43. B.Sc. Hotel and Catering Management [Admission Suspended]
  44. B.Sc. Information Technology
  45. B.Sc. International and Diplomatic Studies [Admission Suspended]
  46. B.Sc. International Relations
  47. B.Sc. Marketing
  48. B.Sc. Mass Communication
  49. B.Sc. Mathematics
  50. B.Sc. Mathematics/Computer Science
  51. B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  52. B.Sc. Physics
  53. B.Sc. Political Science
  54. B.Sc. Public Administration
  55. B.Sc. Public Health
  56. B.Sc. Tourism Studies
  57. B.Sc. Transport Management
  58. B.Sc.(Ed) Agricultural Science
  59. B.Sc.(Ed) Biology
  60. B.Sc.(Ed) Business Education
  61. B.Sc.(Ed) Chemistry
  62. B.Sc.(Ed) Computer Science
  63. B.Sc.(Ed) Health Education
  64. B.Sc.(Ed) Human Kinetics
  65. B.Sc.(Ed) Integrated Science
  66. B.Sc.(Ed) Mathematics
  67. B.Sc.(Ed) Physics
  68. Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc)-Old [Admission Suspended]
  69. B.LIS – Library and Information Science
  70. LL.B Law [Admission Suspended]
  71. Postgraduate Diploma in (PGD) HIV/AIDS Education and Management [Admission Suspended]
  72. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  73. PGD. Accounting
  74. PGD. Agricultural Extension and Management
  75. PGD. Banking and Finance
  76. PGD. Business Administration
  77. PGD. Christian Religious Studies
  78. PGD. Cooperative and Rural Development
  79. PGD. Criminology and Security Studies
  80. PGD. Economics
  81. PGD. Entrepreneurship
  82. PGD. Financial Management [Admission Suspended]
  83. PGD. Information Technology
  84. PGD. Legislative Drafting
  85. PGD. Mass Communication
  86. PGD. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  87. PGD. Public Administration
  88. LL.M Law
  89. MA Christian Religious Studies / Christian Theology
  90. M.A. English
  91. M.A. Islamic Studies
  92. M.Ed. Educational Administration and Planning
  93. M.Ed./PhD Educational Technology
  94. M.Ed. Guidance and Counselling
  95. M.Ed. Science Education
  96. M.Sc. Accounting
  97. M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  98. M.Sc. Banking and Finance
  99. M.Sc. Business Administration
  100. M.Sc. Cooperative and Rural Development
  101. M.Sc. Criminology and Security Studies
  102. M.Sc. Cyber Security (CS)
  103. M.Sc. Entrepreneurship
  104. M.Sc. Information Technology (Internet Options)
  105. M.Sc. Management Information System (MIS)
  106. M.Sc. Mass Communication
  107. M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  108. M.Sc. Public Administration
  109. M.Sc. Public Health
  110. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  111. Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  112. MPhil/PhD Business Administration
  113. MPhil Public Administration
  114. PhD. Accounting
  115. PhD Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  116. PhD Banking and Finance
  117. PhD Business Administration
  118. PhD Christian Religious Studies / Christian Theology
  119. PhD Cyber Security (CS)
  120. PhD Educational Administration and Planning
  121. PhD English
  122. PhD Information Technology
  123. PhD Law
  124. PhD Management Information System (MIS)
  125. PhD Mass Communication
  126. PhD Mathematical Education
  127. PhD Peace Studies and Conflict resolution
  128. PhD Public Administration
  129. PhD Science Education

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes

  1. An applicant for undergraduate admission into NOUN is normally expected to have a minimum of five O-level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.
  2. Additional requirements might apply for some programmes, which can be viewed after selecting the Programme and entry-level on the Faculty’s admission page.
  3. To apply for a programme, select the Faculty and choose the programme and entry level so that the “View Requirement” button is enabled; clicking this button will reveal the corresponding entry requirement and enable the “Apply” button on the pre-payment application page.
  4. Fill in all the remaining details on the page before submitting.
  5. On successful submission of the pre-payment form, you will be redirected to Remita to obtain an RRR invoice which will be used to effect payment for the application form.
  6. An applicant who pays online using a payment card will automatically obtain the online form, which must be filled out before submission.
  7. Applicants who pay through a bank branch must click on Continue after payment and enter their Unique ID and RRR. Also, they would be allowed to change the Programme applied for.
  8. Applicants who had paid using an RRR generated last semester or earlier must restart the application process up to the point when they will be redirected to remita. They should now use the newly generated Unique ID with the old RRR used for payment when they click “Proceed after payment.”
  9. In all cases, a successful payment will lead to the generation of an online application form which should be filled out before submission online. The admission process is automated, and the outcome is virtually instantaneous.

Admission Requirements for Postgraduate Programmes

  1. To qualify for admission into any of the postgraduate programmes of the University, a candidate must meet, among others, all matriculation requirements of at least five (5) credit passes, including English Language and Mathematics. Some programmes accept at least a pass in Mathematics.
  2. For Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, Candidates must possess either a minimum of pass Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN OR a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit. For the Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting, the candidate must have been called to the Bar. Also, for admission into the school of Business and Human Resource Management Postgraduate Diploma programmes, candidates with professional qualifications such as ACA, ACIS, ACIB, ACII, ACIA, etc., may be considered on individual merit.
  3. For Master’s degree programmes, candidates must possess either a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of second class lower in the relevant field of study from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN. However, holders of lower classification and with a minimum of 2 years of relevant post-qualification experience may be considered on individual merit OR a Postgraduate Diploma in the related field of study from a recognised University OR A Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit in the relevant field of study. Candidates with membership certificates from relevant professional bodies may apply for the Master of Business (MBA) programme.
  4. For the Doctor of Philosophy Degree programmes, candidates must possess a master’s degree in the relevant field of study from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN with a minimum score average of not less than 60% or a cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.

Note: The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) provides its students with excellent service and the resources they require to achieve academic success.

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