MPhil / PhD in Environmental Science

General

Program Description

M.PHIL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The aim of the M.Phil Program in Environmental Science is to provide graduate education in the causes, effects, and control of environmental problems, particularly in Ghana, for graduates in the basic sciences and closely related disciplines. The role of the environmental scientist is seen as of responsibility for monitorial, investigational and advisory functions in the management of the environment. The program comprises of two semesters of taught courses followed by one year’s research from the area of specialization. The syllabus is divided into two sections. Candidates are required to choose a minimum of two out of the courses in Section B, which are electives.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A degree in science or its equivalent acceptable to the Graduate Board. An appropriate professional qualification accepted as equivalent to a Degree.

M.PHIL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COURSES

SECTION A

  • Human Population and Urbanization
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Remote Sensing
  • Soil, Water and Air Quality
  • Environmental Law

SECTION B

  • Water Resource Management
  • Forest Resource Management
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Atmospheric and Environmental Physics
  • Environmental Geology

NB. Subject to the availability of staff, other options will be added

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