Literary Courses Available In UNIABUJA’s Postgraduate Program

The University of Abuja (UofA) is currently welcoming applications for its esteemed professional postgraduate programmes in Creative Writing for the 2022/2024 Academic Session.

If you have a passion for the written word and wish to refine your skills, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Centre for Creative Writing at UofA

Nurturing Literary Talent

Established in March 2024, the Centre for Creative Writing at UofA aspires to be a beacon of literary excellence. The centre’s mission is to cultivate and support creative writing talents both within Nigeria and across the African continent.

Available Programmes

The UofA offers the following postgraduate programmes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing (PGD)
  • Master’s Degree in Creative Writing (MA)
  • Doctorate Degree in Creative Writing (PhD)

Admission Requirements

What You Need to Apply For PGD and MA Programmes

  • You will need a BA or BSc degree with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Your degree should be in English, Literature, Theatrical Arts, Linguistics, Journalism, Mass and Public Communication, History, Art History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, or Education.
  • A 60% score in research work is expected.
  • Social science degree holders or those with an HND can apply if they demonstrate some experience in creative writing.

For the PhD Programme

  • A relevant Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree is required.
  • Your postgraduate degree must come with a 3.0 GPA and a 60% score on research work.

Duration of Programmes

  • 8 months for the Postgraduate Diploma.
  • 2 years for the Master’s Degree.
  • 3-4 years for the Doctorate Degree.

How to Apply

Application Steps

To apply for any of these programmes:

  1. Visit the University Portal at UNIABUJA Portal.
  2. Follow the instructions to fill out your application.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of N50,000.00 is required.

Application Timeline

The application window is currently open but will close on Friday, 15th December 2024.

Further Assistance

For additional information, you may contact Mr. Jacob Hullo via WhatsApp at +2347014002015.

In Conclusion

Whether you’re an aspiring author, poet, playwright, or academic, these programmes are designed to help you achieve literary success.

The Creative Writing postgraduate programmes at the University of Abuja offer a unique opportunity to develop your writing craft under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of a community dedicated to promoting the arts of creative writing. Apply now and take the first step towards realising your potential as a creative writer.

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