Courses Offered at the National Open University of Nigeria

List of NOUN Programmes

The updated list of accredited courses offered at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) for Undergraduate, Postgraduate Diploma, Master and Ph.D. programmes, Official list of courses available in all departments and faculties of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is a renowned institution providing flexible and accessible education to a diverse range of students. With its focus on open and distance learning, NOUN offers a wide array of courses that cater to the educational needs of individuals seeking higher education while managing their other commitments. In this article, we will explore the various courses offered by NOUN, ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate programs, as well as diploma and certificate courses.

The National Open University of Nigeria courses are fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and have been in operation since 2002. NOUN is Nigeria’s largest Federal tertiary institution that offers Open and Distance Learning (ODL).


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NOUN offers a diverse range of courses across various disciplines. Whether you’re interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree, a postgraduate program, or professional and certificate courses, NOUN has options to cater to your educational aspirations.

Faculties Available In NOUN (National Open University Of Nigeria)

  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
ProgrammeAdmission Requirements
B.Agric Animal ScienceAdmission Requirements For B. Agric (Animal Science)
B.Agric Agricultural Extension and Rural DevelopmentAdmission Requirements For B.Agric Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
B.Agric Agricultural Economics and Agro-BusinessAdmission Requirements For B. Agric Agricultural Economics and Agro-Business
B.Agric Crop ScienceAdmission Requirements For B. Agric (Crop Production And Protection Sciences)
B.Agric Soil and Land Resources ManagementAdmission Requirements For B. Agric Soil and Land Resources Management
B.A. English
B.A. French
B.A. Arabic
B.A. Hausa
B.A. Igbo
B.A. Yoruba
B.A. Islamic Studies
B.A. Christian Religious Studies
B.A. Philosophy
B.A.(ED) Early Childhood Education
B.A.(ED) English
B.A.(ED) French
B.A.(ED) Primary Education
B.Sc.(ED) Business Education
B.Sc.(ED) Agricultural Science
B.Sc.(ED) Biology
B.Sc.(ED) Chemistry
B.Sc.(ED) Computer Science
B.Sc.(ED) Integrated Science
B.Sc.(ED) Mathematics
B.Sc.(ED) Physics
B.LIS Library and Information Science
B.Sc.(Ed) Health Education
B.Sc.(Ed) Human Kinetics
B.NSc. Nursing ScienceAdmission Requirement For Nursing
B.Sc. Public Health
B.Sc. Environmental Health Science
B.Sc. Business Administration
B.Sc. Public Administration
B.Sc. Marketing
B.Sc. Entrepreneurship
B.Sc. Cooperative and Rural Development
B.Sc. Accounting
B.Sc. Banking and Finance
B.Sc. Computer Science
B.Sc. Information Technology
B.Sc. Environmental Science and Resources Management
B.Sc. Mathematics
B.Sc. Maths and Computer Science
B.Sc. Biology
B.Sc. Chemistry
B.Sc. Physics
B.Sc. Economics
B.Sc. International Relations
B.Sc. Mass Communication
B.Sc. Broadcast Journalism
B.Sc. Film Production
B.Sc. Political Science
B.Sc. Tourism Studies
B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
B.Sc. Development Studies
B.Sc. Criminology and Security Studies
PGD. Agricultural Extension Management
PGD. Christian Religious Studies
PGD. Education
PGD. Legislative Drafting
PGD. Business Administration
PGD. Public Administration
PGD. Entrepreneurship
PGD. Information Technology
PGD. Economics
PGD. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
PGD. Mass Communication
PGD. Criminology and Security Studies
M.A. Islamic Studies
M.A. English (Language)
M.A. English (Literature In English)
M.A. English (Comparative Literature)
M.A. Christian Religious Studies (Old Testament)
M.A. Christian Religious Studies (New Testament)
M.A. Christian Religious Studies (Church History)
M.A. Christian Religious Studies (Philosophy of Religion)
M.A. Christian Religious Studies (Religion and Society)
M.A. Christian Religious Studies (African Traditional Religion)
M.A. Christian Religious Studies (Systematic Theology)
M.A. Christian Religious Studies (Pastoral Theology)
M.ED. Educational Technology
M.ED. Science Education
M.ED. Administration and Planning
M.ED. Guidance and Counselling
M.Sc. Public HealthAdmission Requirement for Masters in Public Health
Masters in Public Administration
M.Sc. Business Administration
M.Sc. Public Administration
M.Sc. Entrepreneurship
M.Sc. Information Technology
M.Sc. Criminology and Security Studies
M.Sc. Mass Communication
M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Masters of Law (LLM)
Ph.D. Educational Technology
PhD Educational Administration
Ph.D. Science Education
Ph.D. Mathematics Education
PhD Educational Planning
Ph.D. Public Administration
PhD Business Administration
Ph.D. Peace Studies
PhD Information Technology
PhD Mass Communication
Ph.D. Mass Communication


The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) provides a comprehensive range of courses, catering to the diverse educational needs of students. With its flexible learning options, dedicated faculty, and affordable tuition fees, NOUN offers an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking quality education. Whether you aspire to pursue an undergraduate program, a postgraduate degree, or professional courses, NOUN is committed to providing accessible and engaging education.


1. Can I study at NOUN while working full-time?
Absolutely! NOUN offers flexible study options that allow you to balance your education with your work commitments. You can choose a part-time study and access course materials online at your convenience.
2. Are the courses offered at NOUN recognized by employers?
Yes, the courses offered at NOUN are recognized by employers in Nigeria and beyond. NOUN graduates have successfully pursued careers in various industries and organizations.

3. Can I transfer credits earned from another institution to NOUN?
NOUN has a credit transfer policy that allows students to transfer credits earned from recognized institutions. However, specific criteria and limitations apply. It’s advisable to contact NOUN’s admissions department for more information.

4. Is NOUN’s education equivalent to traditional universities?
Yes, NOUN’s education is equivalent to that of traditional universities. The courses are designed to meet the same academic standards and provide quality education through distance learning.

5. Can I pursue a postgraduate program at NOUN without an undergraduate degree?
No, a bachelor’s degree is typically required to pursue a postgraduate program at NOUN. The specific admission requirements may vary depending on the chosen course, so it’s essential to review the official NOUN website for detailed information.


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          1. Please I want to know if Nouns has Bsc in enterprenurship business management as a course?

      1. Sir i greet u sir, sir i want to ask, my preferred course I want to study is not on the list of the school courses , the course is security studies or any criminology course , does it mean the sch does not offers those courses?

        1. good evening sir. I want to study mastars in law. at the open university. is the form ready .. I am interested.

  1. I just finished all my registration on MBA n have collected my matric #. What am i going to do now that d program has been suspended?

      1. please what is course unit and are students required to read the whole table of contents for course PDFs online. I’ll also like to know if students will be given any sort of guide or outline to make easier

  2. Why is that NOUN doesn’t offer any agricultural related courses in masters?

    I had 3rd class at my first degree in Agricultural science education and i did my PGD in Agricultural Extension and Management, now I want to do my masters in education at open university but when I checked through the requirements, they said if someone wants to go for education in masters, the person must have done related course in education. But I only did education as my first degree. Please is there any hope for me?

    1. Can i get any course with D7 in Maths and Physics with an undertaking that be4 final year i will rewrite any other external exam for replacement

  3. Sir, you are qualified. You have a strong background in education. I believe that you only went for PGD because of the class of your first degree.Now that you have got PGD,go for your MSc(ed). Congrats!

          1. I have checked for Environmental health and safety management for M.Sc but could not find it.
            Please does NOUN offer it.

      1. Hello, I study Hausa and Islamic studies at my nce program, can I study b.ed in Islamic low.
        And is it available?

  4. Please I want to go for Bsc in Nursing. I hope Noun is still offering the course. In Enugu State please update me my no

          1. Please I want to apply for noun is the admission is still available, please let me know thanks

  5. good morning sir, please I want to apply for noun in July / August 2018 admission help out and how to get admission. I’m leaving in Abuja kuje side,

      1. Please I’ve passed in Hospitality Management (HND), and I to want apply for Philosophy or Psychology, is it possible n which level they can offer me

  6. Hl gud day to you, I have a first degree with Second Class Lower in Bsc.ed Biology and I want further my studies to do Msc Ed Early Childhood Education.
    So will it be possible for me to get admission in NOUN Plx? Thanks you.

  7. I have HND
    I’m hoping to study project management for PGD, is there any hope for this?

  8. I have a degree in general microbiology, but want a specific aspect of microbiology. Can I do a direct entry with this for a

  9. Good day, please can one offer public health masters in open university? Kindly let me know how much fee is aswell please. Thanks

  10. Good afternoon Sir, i have 3rd class in French and wish to do my PGD in education in NOUN. Please,any hope for me? What are the requirements and how do i apply?

  11. Please when is the new session starting,can i still apply now or is it late. If yes when does it start

  12. Good afternoon, what are the requirements for the B.A Yoruba programme? Is there direct entry consideration? Thanks

  13. Good day sir, I got Merit in accounting through NCE but my O’level doesn’t have account can I still get accounting?
    Secondly, will I be admitted into 200level?
    Thank you sir.

  14. Good day sir, I am applying with both my waec and neco cert for two sittings, but I got E8 in my maths for waec and I passed only four subjects in my Neco result. Can I apply for computer science or if not which course can I apply for?

  15. Good morning Sir… I want to apply for masters in public health. Pls has the application closed if not when is it closing. And how long will the masters take plus requirements. Thanks

  16. Please I have made payment but it’s not taking me to the right page it supposed to take me to after payment to fill my complete form since last 3 weeks and I am not chanced to go to Noun centre close to me please what can I do?

  17. Please, is there computer engineering at NOUN, I have ND in computer Science and I want to study computer engineering, is it available?

  18. Please, is there computer engineering at NOUN, I have ND in computer Science and I want to study computer engineering, is it available?

  19. I want to study agriculture, basically animal agriculture, but am not a science student, and the requirements include chemistry which I don’t have, can I substitute it with any other subject.?

  20. Dear Sir,
    I write to kindly inquire if MSc Cooperative and Rural Development program active for prospective applicants to apply. If yes, what are the requirements.

    Thank you.

  21. Finished with second class lower in fisheries and aquaculture wanna applied for DE in either environmental health or public health… Is it possible?

      1. A woman with Medical care gifts whom have not studied medicine, how can she start in the health faculty with o’level

      1. does noun offer health educational course.
        I have maths,eng,bio, Agri, Yoruba,C.r.s,gov I have pass, econ pass, pass what course does it qualify me to study

      1. I have NCE,I study computer mathematics which course can I apply at noon University and also I want to ask if the admission list is out,how much is the form and there current school fees

  22. I want to apply for direct entry into computer science in Education. what are the requirements and what is the duration?

  23. Good day sir, I studied environmental health tree years full-time, how many semesters wll you offer me for Bsc environmental health

  24. Good day sir/ma i have HND in public administration and i want to start a first degree in any education course, can i start from 200 or 300 level. And which course can i change to. Thanks.

  25. Good day i have 3rd class in chemistry education can i got admission to study M ed administration and planing in noun

  26. What is the minimum requirements for B.Sc Information Technology, secondly, I have OND in Electrical Electronic, and I want to study Information Technology, will I still start from 100level?

  27. How can we have a NOUN study centre in my hometown. Crisis has displaced my people in thousands and they so yearn for further studies.
    I will want to know so that, I can contact the political class in my place so that we can have a study Centre please. It’s very urgent

      1. I wanted to study public Health but my diploma in accounting and auditing
        Can I start from level 100
        I have completed, 9credit in science
        Please I wished to upper admission at NOUN. I,m family person I don’t have time to study at regular school again,
        My best wishes to study public Health, to work with NGOS my concern

      1. Good day sir. I had 3rd class in Anatomy. Can I get admission to study masters (MSc) in Public Health in NOUN? If no, what should I do to be able to do my MSc in Public Health in NOUN?

  28. I have HND in Microbiology second class is PGD in public health available or any other course that will make me eligible for Msc in public health?

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