A successful applicant would be offered a probationary admission as a Postgraduate Research Student [PRS] for the first year. Students may progress to the second year after having satisfied the following conditions:
Completed all courses required at the masters level
Obtained a CGPA of 2.5 or better
Taken a course in academic writing and passed
Successfully defended a final research proposal before a department examining panel
A non- research master’s degree candidate seeking admission to the MPhil Programme must:
Have obtained a CGPA of 2.5 or better in the masters course work
Submit an official transcript of academic record
Submit at least two referee’s report one of which must be from a former lecturer
Submit a proposal of 2-3 pages on the intended area of study including references
Satisfy any additional requirements prescribed by the colleges/faculties /schools /institutes/departments. This may include relevant work experience and written entrance examination and / or interview.
Goal / Aim / Objectives:
The goal of the programme is to provide individuals with in-depth knowledge in educational psychological theories and models, principles and practices in the school and other social settings. Such individuals should be able to teach in tertiary institutions as well as provide educational psychology services in relevant institutions.
The graduate will acquire:
A deeper understanding of the theories and models in educational psychology thereby becoming more confident in the content area.
The skills in the principles and practices of educational psychology and thereby making them more confident and innovative in integrating theory and practice to promote scientific uses of psychology within the field of education.
Knowledge in the scientific use of psychology and psychological research to promote teaching and learning
Skills to understand and appreciate human behaviour in a variety of social settings.
Professional competencies and advanced skills to teach educational psychology at the tertiary level undertake research and modify behaviour.