HND which stands for Higher National Diploma is awarded by a Polytechnic institution in Nigeria and other parts of the world after spending a cumulative of 5 years reading a course.
Recently, the Federal government of Nigeria have removed the dichotomy that exists between HND and B.sc and there are so many universities in Nigeria that accepts HND for Masters program in Nigeria.
But I believe you want to emigrate to the United Kingdom to continue your schooling and want to know more on how to go about it.
Can an HND holder from Nigeria apply for a Masters Degree in UK?
Yes, an HND holder can apply for a masters degree not just in UK but also in US, Canada and many other countries with top tier tertiary institutions in the world.
Can you do a Masters with a HND?
Depending on the country you want to do a masters program in but generally, you can do a masters program with an HND
Can HND be used for Masters directly?
In some countries, you can use HND for masters program directly but majority of the countries and institutions outside Nigeria requires you to do atop-up program as part of your master program when applying with an HND certificate.