University Of Cape Coast

Introduction

The University of Cape Coast is one of the rare sea front universities in the world. It was established in October, 1962 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon.

As part of its desire to vigorously promote distance education, the College of Distance Education (CoDE) formally Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) has acquired sites in seven out of ten regions for the construction of permanent study centres. The centres will eventually serve as UCC campuses in the regions to run some campus-based programmes. Additionally, there is a sixty-billion Cedis IGF funded building complex completed for the College of Distance Education (CoDE)

The Vision

The vision of the University of Cape Coast is:

“To have a University that is strongly positioned, with world-wide acclaim” This statement of where the University sees itself in the future sets the tone for every strategic decision or choice that it has made. It sets the ambition of the organization and serves as the lodestar that every faculty, school, department, functional division and individual must aspire to. In combination with its mission statement, University of Cape Coast has articulated a view of a realistic, credible, attractive future for itself; a target that inspires all stakeholders to maximum effort in bridging the gap between their current reality and their desired future.

Mission Statement

The mission statement is as follows:

“The University of Cape Coast is The University of Choice in Ghana. It is an equal opportunity university uniquely placed to provide quality education through the provision of comprehensive, liberal and professional programs that challenge learners to be creative, innovative, and morally responsible citizens. Through distance learning, it also extends expertise and facilities to train professionals for the education enterprise and business by employing modern technologies. The University constantly seeks alternative ways to respond to changing needs. The institution continues to expand its existing highly qualified academic and administrative staff, offering a conducive environment that motivates them to position the University to respond effectively to the developmental needs of a changing world”.

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Master

MPhil Aquaculture

Campus 1 year September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. [+]

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. Admission Requirements : Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a Second Class Lower Division or higher OR Bachelor's degree in Fisheries related course with a Second Class Lower Division or higher In addition, candidates must pass an oral interview Specific requirements for graduation: The course work assessment during the first year is based on assignments, reports from practical work as well as quizzes. These form 40% of the total exam mark. The End of Semester examinations constitute 60% of the total mark. A thesis research in the second year will starts after successfully completing the course work. Departmental seminar presentations are held to ascertain students’ progress and to allow faculty and other students make relevant inputs. The thesis is subjected to both external and internal review after submission by the student. If successful, an oral examination (viva) is held for the student. Upon successful defence, the department then recommends to the School of Graduate Studies to consider awarding the candidate for an award of MPhil degree in Aquaculture. Level 500 [-]

MPhil Hospitality Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The MPhil programme is expected to give practical meaning to the study of geography out-of-doors. A substantial amount of time and resources is devoted to field studies and seminars in order to strengthen these components of the programme, especially at this level where students have to demonstrate the capacity to undertake independent work. [+]

The MPhil programme is expected to give practical meaning to the study of geography out-of-doors. A substantial amount of time and resources is devoted to field studies and seminars in order to strengthen these components of the programme, especially at this level where students have to demonstrate the capacity to undertake independent work. Goal The main aim of the programme is to provide students with the necessary skills and professional training to function independently in the competitive global hospitality market. Objectives The specific objectives are to: Empower students to develop an affinity for and understanding of the increasing global inter-dependence of people and cultures; Develop in students skills and attitudes that will enable them participate in solving the problems of their communities, their countries and the world at large with respect to the hospitality/tourism-environment-development nexus; and Provide students with relevant skills and perspectives for long-life learning. Admission Requirements: Candidates applying for the programme must have at least a Second Class (Lower Division) Degree in Hospitality and Tourism or related social sciences subjects. [-]

MPhil Tourism Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The MPhil programme is expected to give practical meaning to the study of geography out-of-doors. A substantial amount of time and resources is devoted to field studies and seminars in order to strengthen these components of the programme, especially at this level where students have to demonstrate the capacity to undertake independent work. [+]

The MPhil programme is expected to give practical meaning to the study of geography out-of-doors. A substantial amount of time and resources is devoted to field studies and seminars in order to strengthen these components of the programme, especially at this level where students have to demonstrate the capacity to undertake independent work. Goal The main aim of the programme is to provide students with the necessary skills and professional training to function independently in the competitive global hospitality market. Objectives The specific objectives are to: Empower students to develop an affinity for and understanding of the increasing global inter-dependence of people and cultures; Develop in students skills and attitudes that will enable them participate in solving the problems of their communities, their countries and the world at large with respect to the hospitality/tourism-environment-development nexus; and Provide students with relevant skills and perspectives for long-life learning. Admission Requirements: Candidates applying for the programme must have at least a Second Class (Lower Division) Degree in Hospitality and Tourism or related social sciences subjects. [-]

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