MA / MPhil / PhD in Development Studies

General

Program Description

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All students will first be admitted to the M.A. programme. The admission requirements will include a good first degree in any subject and a minimum work experience of 2 years in any development planning-related institution. To be admitted to the M. Phil programme, applicants must have successfully completed the M.A. programme with at least an average grade of B+ and must display adequate research experience/potential. In both cases, interviews will be conducted to arrive at the final selections.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

The M.A. programme will run for 12 months in each year, and the M. Phil programme will run for another 12 months after the M.A. programme.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

a) M. A. Programme

The total credit hours required to complete the M.A. programme is 30.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • Core Courses 21 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • Long Essay 6 credit hours
  • Seminar 3 credit hours

M.Phil Programme

The additional credit hours required to complete the M. Phil programme is 18.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • One elective course 3 credit hours
  • Seminar II 3 credit hours
  • Thesis 30 credit hours
Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

About UG The vision of the University of Ghana is to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, r ... Read More

About UG The vision of the University of Ghana is to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination. Founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, the institution was mandated to provide and promote University learning, education and research. It became the University College of Ghana on the attainment of Ghana’s independence in March 1957. However, by an Act of Parliament on 1st October 1961, the University College of Ghana attained sovereign university status with authority to award its own degrees. It is the oldest and largest of the six public universities in Ghana. Read less