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Application for Admission for 2018/2019 Session

2018 2019 Admission

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Graduate Programmes of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) at the International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP). 

  • PGD Petroleum and Energy Economics
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Economics, Management and Policy
  • M.Sc. Energy Economics, Management and Policy

The M.Sc. Programme is an interdisciplinary and a collaborative postgraduate programme between University of Port Harcourt’s Emerald Energy Institute (EEI UNIPORT) and International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law & Policy (IIPELP). The programme, which is resident at IIPELP, Abuja, is approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC). 

The International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP) was established in 2007 to proffer solutions to the current gaps that exist in knowledge, institutional development, governance, legal and regulatory framework for the Energy Industry in Nigeria and Africa.

The aim of the programme is to equip, empower and engage energy professionals through academic excellence, research & policy analysis, and professional & staff development in petroleum, energy economics, management & policy. IIPELP offers a conducive learning environment, enabled with full internet access, virtual library with full hands-on training for its programme.


Option A: The Professional Master’s programme takes twelve (12) calendar months of intensive, flexible and modular study plus project report. 

Option B: The M.Sc. programme takes 6 quarters of full-time intensive study or 8 quarters of modular intensive study plus a defended and passed dissertation.

Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGD): The duration of the PGD programme shall be 12 months of full time, modular, intensive study. Industry/company workers can equally attend modular/sandwich programme. This programme has the option leading into a master’s programme upon successful completion by interested students.


The curriculum is flexible and intensive. It is delivered in modules by University Faculty and industry experts from Nigeria and abroad. On completion of this programme, the graduates would amongst others, have acquired skills that are relevant for careers in petroleum and energy industries; in government ministries, departments and parastatals that are responsible for managing petroleum and energy resources; banking/financial institutions, energy and petroleum policy consulting units, and the academia. 


Students who successfully complete this programme shall be awarded a M.Sc. Degree by the Senate of the University of Port Harcourt and a Professional Membership Certificate from IIPELP.


Candidates must possess Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Management Sciences and Engineering. A Second Class Honours (Upper Division) is required.  However, consideration shall be given to candidates with a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 with at least three (3) years working experience in the energy industry. Candidates who fail to meet the above admission requirements may be considered for the Post Graduate Diploma option


A non-refundable application fee of twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000.00) in certified bank drafts or bank transfers should be made payable to: 

Zenith Bank Plc Name: IIPELP LTD/GTE Account Number: 1014586937

Application Forms is available Below. Completed forms could be scanned and submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., however, hard copies of the form must be submitted to the Director of Academic Studies, IIPELP, 4th Floor Toyota-Elizade House, Central Business District, Abuja.

Important Dates to Remember: 

  • Deadline for submission of Application Forms for PGD is now – 9th December, 2018
  • Shortlisted candidates for screening will be contacted
  • Screening/Interview date - To be communicated

For Enquiries please call +234 8136852582 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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