Ph.D Cyber Security



About the Course

A central goal of the research is to develop intelligent agents, which have weak properties such as autonomy, social ability, reactivity, proactivity, temporal continuity and goal orientedness as well as strong properties such as mobility, benevolence, rationality, collaborative ability and adaptivity. Past and current projects include knowledgeable agents, text mining, text categorization, question/answering, biomedical Information Retrieval systems, Welsh-English translation, believable agents (e.g. chatbots), and artificial life agents.


   September 2019

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Programme Requirements 

Candidates for PhD. Cyber Security admission must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Candidate must possess a minimum of five credits in SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB or its equivalent, at not more than two (2) sittings, in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an approved university with a minimum of Second Class Lower division and a CGPA of 3.0/5.0 in a related discipline such as Cyber Security, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Communication Technology, Computer Science and Computer Engineering;
  • Holders of a Master degree (MSc., MTech., M.Phil, or equivalent) in Cyber Security, Management Information System, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science and other IT related Courses from National Open University of Nigeria or from any other University recognized by the Senate of National Open University of Nigeria with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a scale of 5.00 or weighted average of 60% or an average of performance of “B” grade.
  • Holders of equivalent qualification/experience specified for the course recognized by the Senate may be considered for admission.

Duration of Program 

The Programme minimum duration is 6 semesters and maximum of 12 semesters.

Graduation Requirements 

  • The student must earn a minimum of 32 credit units including thesis
  • The student must present two seminars before the final defense
  • The student is expected to publish at least two (2) papers in a reputable peer reviewed conference proceedings and journal