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UNIBEN PGD in Forensic Science and DNA Analysis Admission Form 2018/2019

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UNIBEN PGD in Forensic Science and DNA Analysis Admission Form 2018/2019. niversity of Benin (UNIBEN) is now selling forms for admission into its Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) programme in Forensic Science and DNA Analysis for the 2018/2019 academic session.
UNIBEN PGD in Forensic Science and DNA Analysis Admission Form 2018/2019

The purpose of the Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science and DNA
Analysis is to offer training on DNA Analysis and to introduce the
student to the science of DNA typing methods by focusing on basic
techniques used in the Forensic DNA laboratories.
With high level
of mortality/morbidity due to road traffic accident (RTA), flood
disasters, militancy, kidnapping, robberies, aviation/marine disasters
and often repeated cases of mass burials of unknown dead victims and
dispute in paternity of babies or adult, the need for forensic science
infrastructures cannot be ignored in our society. Apart from DNA
Analysis there are several other disciplines of forensic that are
applied every day. 
Through the programme, the Centre intends to cover
several of the disciplines with the available human resources. Other
available disciplines are: Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Pathology,
Digital Forensic, Forensic Odontology, Forensic Document Examination,
Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Psychology and Social Works, Legal
Forensic (Criminal investigation and trials). Forensic
Accounting/Auditing, and several others.

This program aims to:
  • Provide exemplary forensic science education in diverse disciplines at the graduate level
  • Select
    students who have successfully completed an undergraduate science or
    arts or other disciplines degree with a strong GPA and who aspire to
    become the future forensic scientists in the various forensic science
  • Develop in these select students the skill
    necessary for working in this profession including ethics, integrity,
    the ability to devise innovative methods and techniques and the capacity
    to integrate new technology.
This comprehensive program
incorporates a unique curriculum that balances breadth and depth of
study through scholarly coursework which incorporates the logic and
workings of the criminal justice system. In depth coursework covers the
theoretical underpinnings of the biological and physical sciences as
used in the collection, analysis, interpretation, reporting of evidence
as well as its use as evidence during trials.

Duration/Mode of Study:

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  1. Full-Time – One Academic Session (Minimum 9 months)
  2. Part-Time -Two academic sessions (Minimum 18 months)

Application Opening/ Closing Dates

To be determined by the Post Graduate School Course Tuition
  1. Course Fee:……..
  2. Laboratory/Field Exposure Fee….


  1. General
    criteria: Graduates from all fields/disciplines from reputable tertiary
    institutions (both universities and polytechnics) from within and
    outside Nigeria are eligible to apply.
  2. Waiver criteria: Mature
    citizens/ officers in civil service, the military, industries and
    parastatals with cognate experience in related disciplines/career may be
    granted some forms of waiver.

Requirements for Admission

science and DNA Analysis is a multidisciplinary field, and as such,
University of Benin welcomes applications from students from any
background with strong undergraduate records in the biological, chemical
or physical sciences, legal, art, social science as well as those in
engineering fields. International and domestic students with diverse
backgrounds have been successful in our program.
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The following are prerequisites that must be met in order to be considered for admission to the program.
  1. WAEC/NECO /GCE /O’ Level with five credits including Mathematics and English.
  2. Bachelor’s degree / HND
Applicants must have already completed a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S. or HND.) in sciences, arts, law, or in any felid from an accredited higher institution or university.
may be considered for those who are above 45 years old especially those
in the Military, Para-military such as Police, Immigration, Prison,
Customs, FRSC, INEC and other government establishments with focus on


must have completed the minimum equivalent to earn a degree or HND in
any discipline from an accredited Universities or polytechnics in
Nigeria as stipulated above
Applicants must list courses taken to satisfy the prerequisites on the application for admission.
Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a five-point scale. Applicants
with a technical GPA of 2.5 or higher on a five-point scale are better
prepared for this admission. However there will be a waiver as
stipulated above for those with work experience in the Military, Para
military such as Police, Immigration, Prison, NDLEA, Customs, FRSC,
INEC, and other relevant government establishment.
The University
of Benin, Benin city does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including
pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or
childbirth), physical or mental disability, age, medical condition
(cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status,
citizenship, sexual orientation, or service in the uniformed services
(includes membership, application for membership, performance of
service, application for service.

Method of Application

on the modalities for application may be found on the University of
Benin Post Graduate School website as well as from the Centre for
Forensic Programmes and DNA Studies in the University. Visit, Click on Online Application, Start a new Application, Continue then select Programme Type
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