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Faculty of Law

PhD Law

PhD Law

The Faculty is charged with the responsibility of providing qualitative and quantitative education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This is done through the use of quality course materials in print, CD-ROM, DVD, online facilitation, video conferencing, internet, radio and television broadcast, audio and video tapes and interactive face-to-face contacts for our teeming number of students and facilitation at the various study centres by experienced and seasoned professionals thereby ensuring effective delivery in our university.

The Faculty of Law equips students with the theory and practice of law, the principles of judicial process, legal development and legislative drafting.

Admission Requirements

The criteria for admission into the PhD programme are as follows:

(i)  A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree from an approved university


A Master of Laws (LLM) degree from an approved university with a weighted average which shall normally be not less than 60% or a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5.00-point scale.

(ii) The Faculty shall, in addition to the above, conduct a qualifying examination or interview for applicants for the purpose of admission into the PhD Law degree programme.

(i) All Candidates are required to contact their alma mater to make arrangements for their academic transcript to be forwarded to:

The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Plot 91, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Jabi Cadastral Zone, Abuja


The application fee for the PhD programme  is N20,000.00 (twenty thousand naira) only.


To apply, visit our website at: https://www.nouonline.net




Graduation Requirements

The PhD programme shall run for a minimum duration of three (3) years or six (6) semesters and maximum duration of six (6) years or twelve (12) semesters. The PhD programme shall be based on research resulting in a doctoral thesis in any of the areas listed under the LLM programme of the Faculty.

Furthermore, a candidate for the award of PhD is required to work on an original thesis, supervised by an approved postgraduate lecturer and then successfully defend the same in accordance with the regulations of the School of Postgraduate Studies of NOUN of the National Open University of Nigeria.


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