DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) and M.Phil/Ph.D. PROGRAMMES

Specializations:

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Resources Management

Environmental Resources Management

PHILOSOPHY

The Lagos State University Centre for Environment and Science Education seeks to provide opportunities for advanced study and original research for candidates aspiring towards Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and M.Phil/Ph.D. degree.  The Ph.D degree may be earned in Environmental Education or Environmental Resources Management and it is granted for distinctive attainment as evident by a thesis which shows independent creative thought, and passing relevant examinations as prescribed.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of Doctor of Philosophy are:

  • To expose candidates to contemporary issues in Environmental Education and Environmental Resource Management
  • Ensure that candidates possess the capacity for the delivery of quality academic papers through seminar presentation
  • To raise candidates with independent and creative thought which will be reflected in the presentation of outstanding doctoral thesis
  • To publish articles extracted from doctoral thesis in top rated journals.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (Ph.D)

Applicants for admission into the programme must meet the normal requirements for admission into Postgraduate studies at the Lagos State University:

  1. Minimum of five (5) ordinary level credit pass which must include mathematics and english language.
  2. Holders of relevant first degree in sciences and social sciences based courses with a minimum of Second class Honours lower recognised by Lagos State University Senate.
  3. Intending doctoral students should have a Master’s degree in Environmental Resource Management and Environmental Education from Universities recognized by the Senate of the University, with a  minimum of 4.0/5.0 for Ph.D.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (M.Phil/Ph.D)

Applicants for admission into the programme must meet the normal requirements for admission into Postgraduate studies at the Lagos State University:

  1. Minimum of five (5) ordinary level credit pass which must include Mathematics and English Language.
  2. Holders of relevant first degree in sciences and social sciences based courses with a minimum of Second class Honours lower recognised by Lagos State University Senate.
  3. Intending M.Phil/Ph.D. students should have a Master’s degree in Environmental Resource Management and Environmental Education from Lagos State University or Universities recognized by the Senate of the University, with a minimum of 3.5/5.0 for Ph.D.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

DURATION (Ph.D)

The minimum period of full-time study for Ph.D. degree shall be six semesters. Students are required to register every session to maintain their studentship.

DURATION (M.Phil/Ph.D.)

The minimum period of full-time study for M.Phil/Ph.D. degree shall be for eight semesters. Initial two (2) semesters for course work leading to conversion to Ph.D. Students are required to register every session to maintain their studentship.

TRANSFER FROM M.Phil to Ph.D.

A candidate who has been registered for the degree of M.Phil/Ph.D. Programme for not less than two semester and who, in the course of his or her work, has shown exceptional ability may be transferred to the Doctorate if he/she has completed the course work requirements for the M.Phil degree with at least a grade point average of 4.0 and that he/she submits to the Board of Postgraduate School a detailed plan of research adjudged suitable for a Ph.D thesis.  That he/she is successful at the conversation oral examination.

COURSES REQUIRED

  1. Student must complete 18 units of course work and 12 Units thesis.
  2. The minimum pass mark for courses is 3.0, failure which students cannot proceed to commencing thesis research.

COURSE OUTLINE

All students on the Ph.D. and M.Phil/Ph.D. programme are expected to take the following compulsory courses:

1     FIRST SESSION

1.1     HARMATTAN SEMESTER

Semester Course Code Course Title Units Status
Harmattan ENV 913 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics 3 C
Harmattan ENV 931 Instrumentation and Experimental Techniques in Environmental Science 3 C
Harmattan ENV 911 Trends in Environmental Management 3 C

1.2     RAIN SEMESTER

Semester Course Code Course Title Units Status
Rain ENV 912 Seminar 3 C
Rain ENV 914 Advances in Environment, Population and Development 3 C
Rain ENV 942 Advances in Oil Spillage Management 3 C

ENV 911: TRENDS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT – 3 UNITS (C)

Broad consideration of global and national trends in the management of environmental resources In-depth analysis of management of at least one natural resources (e.g., water, air, forest resources, tropical resources, coastal resources). Case study of successful practices in environmental Management.

ENV 912:   SEMINAR – 3 UNITS (C)

Doctoral students are required to present and participate in seminars.  They are also expected to make formal presentation of their thesis proposal.

ENV 913:   ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT-3UNITS (C)

Concept and reasons for research. Types and forms of research. Sampling in the social environmental sciences – simple, systematic, stratified and cluster sampling technique -randomized. Non-randomized – snowballing, quota and accidental sampling. Sampling In the physical environmental sciences – sampling in areas and time. Sampling and preparation procedures for soil, water, sediment and plants. Vegetation sampling quadrat, transect, plotless sampling. Faunal fieldwork-small mammals, birds-point, line and territory techniques. Sampling techniques. Development and validation of instruments in social environmental sciences – questionnaire etc. and research project report (writing in details). Critical review of articles/preparing data for analysis.

ENV 931:      INSTRUMENTATION AND EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE- 3 UNITS (C)

Laboratory and field procedures for detection, measurement and control of environmental pollution. Instrumentation.

ENV 914:   ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENT, POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT – 3 UNITS (C)

Population: a Conceptual Clarification History and status of human population. Earth’s carrying capacity. Factors that influence human population growth. Effect of population growth on the environment. Relationship between population, poverty, and Environment. Controlling population growth for environmental sustainability. Relationship between environment, population and development and implications for developing countries. Concept of human development index. Contemporary issues on EPD.

ENV 942:   ADVANCES IN OIL SPILLAGE MANAGEMENT- 3 (C)

Review of traditional and modern techniques of oil spillage management.   Case studies of large scale and local oil spillage management.

Effects of Oil Spillage.  Control of Oil Spills. Causes of Oil Pollution. Oil Spill Waste Minimization and Management. Oil Spill Pollution in the Niger Delta and Management of Oil Spills – Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Bioremediation methods