Master of Arts in Social Sciences in Ghana

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Social Sciences

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Ghana provides a great university education especially from the enhanced lecturer-student relationship. The Ghanaian system of education has in recent years attracted an international crowd of students. Ghana has 20 universities with university of Accra as the top university in the entire country.

Top Master of Art Programs in Social Sciences in Ghana 2018/2019

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MA / MPhil in African Studies

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Ghana Accra

The graduate programme in African Studies aims to foster critical thinking among students and to equip them with the resources, tools, and methods for an enhanced understanding and appreciation of issues pertinent to [+]

The graduate programme in African Studies aims to foster critical thinking among students and to equip them with the resources, tools, and methods for an enhanced understanding and appreciation of issues pertinent to African cultures and societies and their development, and to be able to initiate and conduct research in different domains of African Studies.

All students are admitted on MA basis and those who excel in the First year coursework continue as M.Phil Students.

MA and M.Phil students offer the same courses with the exception of Seminar II (AFST 650) which is offered by M.Phil students in the second year.

MA in African Studies

Course Work Seminar Dissertation ... [-]

MA / MPhil / PhD in Development Studies

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Ghana Accra

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 [+]

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.... [-]


MA in International Relations

Webster University - Ghana Campus
Campus Full time August 2019 Ghana Accra

As an International Relations student, you'll acquire the knowledge and skills to prepare for or enhance your career in commerce, law, journalism, business, education, public affairs, or government. [+]

MA in International Relations

With thriving global markets, innovations in technology, and heightened competition, the world has become a smaller place--but not necessarily a simpler one. No matter where we live, diverse cultures and customs are a part of our lives, from business and politics to society and the environment. What happens in one part of the world increasingly affects us all.

Webster University's graduate program in international relations equips you with the skills to handle that complexity. As an International Relations student, you'll acquire the knowledge and skills to prepare for or enhance your career in commerce, law, journalism, business, education, public affairs, or government.... [-]


MA / MPhil in International Relations

University of Ghana
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Ghana Accra + 1 more

The courses for this degree cover a period of 12 months from the date of registration. Students are required to take a minimum of four courses, each of which carries 3 credits in each of the two semesters. [+]

M.A. COURSE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Duration: The Program is full time for a period of 2 semesters (12 months)

Entry requirements: A good first degree. Candidates would submit to a selection interview.

Courses

The courses for this degree cover a period of 12 months from the date of registration. Students are required to take a minimum of four courses, each of which carries 3 credits in each of the two semesters. Students are also offered a twenty-week course in Research Methodology. Part-time students will take the course over 24 months from the date of registration.

M.PHIL COURSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The M.Phil degree in International Affairs requires two academic years’ study during which candidates take at least four courses. For part-time students, however, the M.Phil Program lasts FOUR academic years or a maximum of EIGHT consecutive semesters. M.Phil candidates are required to take INTA 610; Research Methodology and INTA 620; Applied Field Methods, 5 core courses in addition to a minimum of two electives in the first semester. In the Second Semester, the students are required to take four electives including INTA 604 and Public Policy Analysis in the Political Science Department.... [-]


MA / MPhil / PhD in Migration Studies

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2019 Ghana Accra

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 [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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 another 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.... [-]


MA / MPhil in International Relations

University of Ghana
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Ghana Accra + 1 more

The courses for this degree cover a period of 12 months from the date of registration. Students are required to take a minimum of four courses, each of which carries 3 credits in each of the two semesters. Students are also offered a twenty-week course in Research Methodology. [+]

M.A. COURSE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Duration: The Program is full time for a period of 2 semesters (12 months)

Entry requirements: A good first degree. Candidates would submit to a selection interview.

Courses

The courses for this degree cover a period of 12 months from the date of registration. Students are required to take a minimum of four courses, each of which carries 3 credits in each of the two semesters. Students are also offered a twenty-week course in Research Methodology.

Part-time students will take the course over 24 months from the date of registration.

Core Courses

INTA 601 International Relations 3 INTA 641 International Law 3 INTA 661 International Economic Relations 3 ... [-]

MA / MPhil / PhD in Population Studies

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Ghana Accra

The Institute offers courses of study leading to the award of M.A., M.PHIL and PhD in Population Studies. Candidates for the M.A. programme are required to have a good honours degree from an approved University [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Institute offers courses of study leading to the award of M.A., M.PHIL and PhD in Population Studies.

Candidates for the M.A. programme are required to have a good honours degree from an approved University in the Social or Natural Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics and Geography.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNIT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 12 MONTHS M.A (POPULATION STUDIES) PROGRAMME SUMMARY OF CREDITS

Course Work - 28 credits Seminar - 3 credits Dissertation - 12 credits Total - 43 credits

Core Courses & Credits

POPS 600 Dissertation 12 POPS 601 Sources and Evaluation of Demographic Data 2 POPS 602 Basic Population Analysis II 3 POPS 603 Population Theories and Development 2 POPS 604 Population Policies and Programmes 2 POPS 605 Basic Population Analysis I 3 POPS 606 Population Variables and Development Planning 2 POPS 607 Population Dynamics 2 POPS 608 Social Demography 2 POPS 609 Methods of Population Estimates and Projections 2 POPS 610 Seminar 3 POPS 611 Methods of Social Research and Statistical Techniques 2 POPS 612 Advanced Population Analysis 2 ... [-]