Department of Geography

University of Lagos

Ph.D. Geo-information and climate change adaptation

The programme is a Ph.D by coursework’s and research. It develop the ability of student to conceptualise and actualise the use of geo-spatial tools to solving emergence problems associated with climate change, especially in the area of adaptation. The goal is to understand harmful effects of climate risks (like sea-level rise, more intense extreme weather events, or food insecurity) with the powerful analytics and high-tech maps in GIS and develop dynamic maps models enriched with accurate data that reveal patterns, trends, and relationships to address the climate-related risks. Student will demonstrate the ability to utilize mapping and visualization to reveal the best places for proactive measures against climate risks; Spatial analytics to provide comprehensive, intuitive analytical tools to extract deep insights from vast amounts of data from vulnerable zones; Predictive modeling using multidimensional and geospatial artificial intelligence to forecast future scenarios, anticipate problems, and understand potential decision outcomes of climate risks; and Spatial reasoning and dialog to build consensus and resolves likely conflicts of adaptation options. In a scenario of “no consensus”, student will develop the skills of conflict resolution by creation of a ‘conflict map” which compares the outcome from two or more adaptation strategies. Core thematic areas includes; Climate Risks, vulnerability, mitigation and adaptation; mapping and visualization; spatial modeling (spatial statistics and spatial analysis); predictive modeling; spatial reasoning and spatial dialog. 

  1. Duration of Programme:

Full Time: Minimum of six semesters and maximum of twelve semesters.

  1. Programme Entry/Admission Requirements

The programme is open to candidates with any of the following:

  1. Master’s Degree in Geography or any field of Environmental and Earth-related Sciences including Water Resource Management, Meteorology, Climate Science, Landscape Architecture, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Demography/Population Studies, Urban and Rural Development, Agronomy and related Natural Sciences or Social Sciences of any University from any country approved by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Education with a minimum of 4.00 CGPA on a grading system of 5.00 or its equivalent.
  2. Phil in Geography or any field of Environmental and Earth-related Sciences from University of Lagos or any other university from any country approved by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Education with a minimum of 4.00 CGPA on a grading system of 5.00 or its equivalent.

 

  • Programme Graduation Requirements

Candidates admitted with Master’s Degree must offer and pass a minimum of 30 units made up of the following:

M.Phil. Coursework                6 units

Ph.D. Coursework                  6 units

Ph.D. Seminars                       6 units

Ph.D. Dissertation                   12 units          

  1. Candidate who proceeds from M. Phil must offer and pass a minimum of 24 units made up of the following:

Ph.D. Coursework                  6 units

Ph.D. Seminars                       6 units

Ph.D. Dissertation                   12 units

 

  1. Students who completed coursework and whose CGPA is between 3.00 and 3.99 shall be placed on probation to retake the courses. However, the earlier grade will not count towards the computed grade, only the new scores will count.
  2. Students who completed coursework and whose CGPA is at least 4.00 and the result approved by SPGS Board may proceed to Ph.D. Seminar and Thesis.

 

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

GRY 991

Ph.D. Seminar I

C

3

GRY 992

Ph.D. Seminar II

C

3

GRY 999

Ph.D. Thesis

C

12

 

 

 

 

M.Phil. Coursework

GRY 915

Contemporary Research and Mapping Techniques in Cartography I

E

3

GRY 917

Techniques in Applied Climatology I

E

3

GRY 918

Climate Affairs in Development

E

3

GRY 921

Global Environmental Change: Science, Observation, Impacts and Adaptation I

E

2

GRY 923

Principles and Applied GIS I

E

3

GRY 924

Emerging Issues in GIS Development and Database Design I

E

3

GRY 935

Emerging Issues in Remote Sensing Development and Application I

E

3

GRY 936

Applied Remote Sensing I

E

3

GRY 922

Environment, Food and Water Security I

E

3

GRY 949

Climate Risks and Geo-Information I

E

3

GRY 950

Climate Modelling and Applications I

E

3

                                                                       Ph.D. Coursework

GRY 955

Contemporary Research and Mapping Techniques in Cartography II

E

3

GRY 957

Techniques in Applied Climatology II

E

3

GRY 958

Climate Affairs in Development II

E

3

GRY 961

Global Environmental Change: Science, Observation,  Impacts and Adaptation II

E

2

GRY 963

Principles and Applied GIS II

E

3

GRY 964

Emerging Issues in GIS Development and Database Design II

E

3

GRY 975

Emerging Issues in Remote Sensing Development and Application II

E

3

GRY 976

Applied Remote Sensing II

E

3

GRY 962

Environment, Food and Water Security II

E

3

GRY 985

Climate Risks and Geo-Information II

E

3

GRY 986

Climate Modelling and Applications II

E

3

 

 

M.Sc. Geo-information and climate change adaptation

The aims of M.Sc. Geo-information and climate change adaptation is to provide advanced study of key issues related to climate change, and particularly the linking of geo-information to adaptation issues and the linkage with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified by the United Nations, and in particular the different indicators associated with SDG13 on Climate Action. The program is an MSc by coursework and research. The course provide quality training for student to be skilled in the application of geo-information to climate models and climate data, GCMs and RCMs cloud data extraction and applications to local climate change issues using geo-information. Graduates of the programe have experience in the tools and methods of climate science, and an understanding of the role of scientific evidence in policy, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to governing the environment. The course combined an interdisciplinary group of professionally qualified climate scientists, environmental scientists, geoscientists, environmental impact assessors and modelers, and social scientists.

  1. Duration of Programme: Two Years (Four semesters)
  2. Modality: Full Time:
  3. Programme Entry/Admission Requirements

The programme is open to candidates with any of the following:

B.Sc. or B. Tech. in Geography or any field of Natural Sciences and Earth-related Sciences     including Meteorology, Climate Science, Physics of any University from any country approved by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Education. To qualify for the award of Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Geo-information and climate change adaptation, in the Department of Geography, a candidate must offer and pass (with a CGPA of at least 2.40) a minimum of 30 units and maximum of 40 units which is made up of the following:

Compulsory Courses                          8 units

Special Option Courses                      8 units

Electives Courses                                8 units

Seminar                                               2 units

Research Project                                 4 units

 

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

GRY 810

Geographic Thought, Theories and Concepts

C

3

GRY 811

Spatial Modelling and Analysis

C

3

GRY 897

Research Methods

C

2

GRY 898

M.Sc. Seminar

C

2

GRY 899

M.Sc. Project

C

4

Special Option Courses

GRY 891

Climate governance and Services

C

2

GRY 892

Climate Change Adaptation and SDGs Integration in Geo-Information System

C

2

GRY 842

Paleo-Environment and Global Environmental Change

C

2

GRY 844

GIS Data Analysis and Geovisualization

C

2

 

 

 

 

Electives Courses

GRY 834

Elements of GIS,  

E

2

GRY 835

Spatial Data Structure and Data Acquisition for GIS

E

2

GRY 856

Thematic Applications of Remote Sensing

E

2

GRY 856

Thematic Applications of Remote Sensing

E

2

GRY 828

Climatic Change Modelling & Human Interactions

E

2

GRY 845

Database Design and Management for GIS

E

2

 

M.Sc. Climatology and Climate Science

This course aims to expand and deepen the knowledge of students in Dynamical, Physical and Applied Climatology, Climate Analysis and Climate Change. The course will provide students with in-depth knowledge of Synoptic and Dynamic climatology, Agro-climatology, well as in Weather Forecast and Weather Modification issues. Students will have the opportunity to acquire requisite skills in quantitative data analysis, numerical modelling, experimental fieldwork, research and scientific communication. This programme will explore several thematic areas such as Earth’s radiation budget, atmospheric dynamics, physical processes of the atmospheric boundary layer, the tropical atmosphere, air pollution and atmospheric chemistry, mesoscale modelling, atmospheric weather extremes and satellite climatology.

  1. Duration of Programme: Two Years (Four semesters)
  2. Modality: Full Time:
  3. Programme Entry/Admission Requirements

The programme is open to candidates with any of the following:

B.Sc. or B. Tech. in Geography or any field of Natural Sciences and Earth-related Sciences     including Meteorology, Climate Science, Physics of any University from any country approved by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Education. To qualify for the award of Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Climatology and Climate Science in the Department of Geography, a candidate must offer and pass (with a CGPA of at least 2.40) a minimum of 30 units and maximum of 40 units which is made up of the following:

 

Compulsory Courses                          8 units

Special Option Courses                      8 units

Electives Courses                                8 units

Seminar                                               2 units

Research Project                                 4 units

 

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

GRY 810

Geographic Thought, Theories and Concepts

C

3

GRY 811

Spatial Modelling and Analysis

C

3

GRY 897

Research Methods

C

2

GRY 898

M.Sc. Seminar

C

2

GRY 899

M.Sc. Project

C

4

Special Option Courses

GRY 893

Climate Dynamics

C

2

GRY 819

Tropical Climatology

C

2

GRY 894

Weather and Climate Forecasting

C

2

GRY 829

Applied Hydro, Agro and Building Climatology

C

2

 

 

 

 

Electives Courses

GRY 895

Weather and Climate Disasters

E

2

GRY 838

Hydrometry and Urban Hydrology

E

2

GRY 891

Climate governance and Services

E

2

GRY 896

Climate System Modelling

E

2

GRY 828

Climatic Change Modelling & Human Interactions

E

2

GRY 842

Paleo-Environment and Global Environmental Change

E

2

 

 

M.Sc. Climate Change and Adaptation

This course aims to deepen students’ knowledge on climate change and its impacts. It provides students with greater insights of projections of future climates at global and regional scales. The course uses different perspectives and approaches to climate change adaptation and the development of adaptation strategies such as vulnerability assessments and adaptive social protection. Issues relating to climate change adaptation policies at local, and national level and economics of adaptation will be considered. The course will explore several themes ranging from risks and vulnerabilities of communities to climate change, international, regional and national adaptation policies, international treaties and role of United Nations Organisations, development of socio-economic and environmental scenarios as a tool for adaptation policies, conflicts and synergies  between adaptation, economic development, security, poverty, gender and human rights agendas, green technologies etc.

  1. Duration of Programme: Two Years (Four semesters)
  2. Modality: Full Time:
  3. Programme Entry/Admission Requirements

The programme is open to candidates with any of the following:

B.Sc. or B. Tech. in Geography or any field of  Natural Sciences, Environmental and Earth-related Sciences including Meteorology, Climate Science, Physics, Architecture, Natural Resource Management, Agronomy and Water Resources Management of any University from any country approved by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Education. To qualify for the award of Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Climatology and Climate Science in the Department of Geography, a candidate must offer and pass (with a CGPA of at least 2.40) a minimum of 30 units and maximum of 40 units which is made up of the following:

 

Compulsory Courses                          8 units

Special Option Courses                      8 units

Electives Courses                                8 units

Seminar                                               2 units

Research Project                                 4 units

 

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

GRY 810

Geographic Thought, Theories and Concepts

C

3

GRY 811

Spatial Modelling and Analysis

C

3

GRY 897

Research Methods

C

2

GRY 898

M.Sc. Seminar

C

2

GRY 899

M.Sc. Project

C

4

Special Option Courses

GRY 892

Climate Change Adaptation and SDGs Integration in Geo-Information System

C

2

GRY 891

Climate governance and Services

C

2

GRY 896

Human Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability

C

2

GRY 890

Climate Solutions

C

2

 

 

 

 

Electives Courses

GRY 830

Disasters of the Environment

E

2

GRY 891

Climate governance and Services

E

2

GRY 842

Paleo-Environment and Global Environmental Change

E

2

GRY 828

Climatic Change Modelling & Human Interactions

E

2

GRY 843

Environmental Perception and Behavioural Geography

E

2

 

Odunuga Shakirudeen (Ph.D)

sodunuga@unilag.edu.ng

234-8037232665