MA / MPhil / PhD in Migration Studies

University of Ghana

Program Description

MA / MPhil / PhD in Migration Studies

University of Ghana


M.A Migration Studies

The programme is open to all candidates with a good first degree (i.e. at least second class lower division) in any relevant social and natural science, but applicants will be required to take prescribed courses depending on their backgrounds and prior courses of study.

M.Phil Migration Studies

Applicants who already possess an MA in migration studies or other related subject area from another university may be considered for admission into the M.Phil programme directly.

Candidates who obtain an average grade of B+ or higher at the MA level may be considered for upgrading to an M.Phil programme.

The M.Phil programme will run for another 12 months after the M.A degree. Beyond this, students are free to take electives from other departments upon consultation with the head of the Centre or academic advisor of the Centre and the department or institute concerned.

Requirements for Graduation

The M.A. in Migration Studies will be awarded after completing 12 months of coursework and a dissertation.

The M.Phil (Migration Studies) degree will be awarded after the completion of 2 seminars and the submission of a thesis.

Students will be required to take at least 6 credit courses (2 elective courses) in addition to the core courses.

Ph.D Migration Studies

The Ph.D (Migration Studies) degree is open to applicants with M.Phil in Migration Studies and other related disciplines. Applicants who do not meet all of these qualifications may be admitted on the condition that they register for the core courses at the M.A level. The programme’s duration will be 3 years. Preference will be given to applicants with working experience in migration or related fields.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 3 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Ghana Accra
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