UDS Launches New Masters’ Programme 2024/2025

Application forms for admission to graduate programmes in the Graduate School of the University for Development Studies (UDS) will be available online at www.uds.edu.gh from Monday, July 22, 2019 for first-degree holders from recognised Universities/institutions to pursue research degree in Master of Science in Community Disaster Resilience Studies (MSc CDRS)


LATEST UPDATEAs of the time of publication, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) mature access form for the 2024/2025 academic year is not yet out. This post is intended to serve as a guide to prospective applicants.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) of the University for Development Studies, Tamale campus, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for its Master of Science in Community Disaster Resilience Studies (MSc CDRS) programme for the 2024/2025 academic year.

The Community Disaster Resilience Studies curriculum emerged from collaborative work under the strengthening leadership in disaster resilience programme which set out to strengthen linkages between practitioners and future leaders as well as institutionalize disaster resilience leadership in higher education. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has thus built faculty capacity in disaster risk management and resilience leadership by networking with different world-renowned institutions in Africa and around the globe as part of efforts to sustain global disaster resilience leadership through collective learning and resource sharing. The goal of the NEW curriculum in Community Disaster Resilience Studies is to train frontline community disaster prevention, response and recovery leaders who will be equipped with interdisciplinary analytical skills, knowledge, techniques and attitudes to provide comprehensive world-class disaster risk reduction leadership. The MSc CDRS curriculum has a community and interdisciplinary focus, consistent with the UDS statutory mandate.

Admission requirements

Prospective applicants are expected to hold a first Degree (Second Class Upper Division or better) from a recognized University. Candidates with at least (10) years’ service experience in their profession may also apply. The programme is suitable for persons with a first degree and who are into their early to mid-careers. Candidates in the following fields are particularly encouraged to apply: Functionaries in Disaster Risk Management Centres; International Humanitarian Organizations; NGOs and CBOs; Local Government Operatives; Development Planners; Environmental/Natural Resource Managers; Social/Community Development Workers; Politicians; Public Health Professionals; Economists; Geographers; Meteorologists; and Disaster Information Technology Specialists. All applicants should accompany their application materials with a research concept note to facilitate the early identification of a suitable thesis supervisor. General admission requirements for Post Graduate Studies at the University for Development Studies, apply. Selection of applicants is made on competitive basis. However, candidates with institutional support have an advantage. The MSc CDRS programme is approved by the National Accreditation Board.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

General entry requirements

All applicants to our full-time and sandwich graduate programmes are required to pass a selection interview to be conducted by the relevant Department of the University.

Applicants applying for research related programmes (M.Sc. by research/M.Phil./MPH/Ph.D.) should include a short research proposal.

The minimum requirements for admission are:

For PG.D./M.A./M.Sc./M.Philprogrammes:

  • Applicants must possess a good Bachelor’s degree in a related field from any approved / recognized University or Institution.
  • Applicants with a Second Class (Upper division) are eligible to apply. Candidates with Lower division and Third Class or Pass are strongly advised not to apply for this programme.

 

MODE OF APPLICATION FOR DOMESTIC (GHANAIAN) APPLICANTS

All Ghanaian applicants for the 2024/2025 Academic Year admissions are required to use the UDS online application portal. The procedure for the online application process is as follows:

i. Make a payment of GH¢ 200.00 (Two Hundred Ghana Cedis) for the UDS E-Voucher at any Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB)Prudential Bank, Zenith Bank, Agricultural Development Bank (ADB)Stanbic Bank and Ecobank branches throughout the country.

ii. The E-Voucher contains the Pin, and Serial Number required in completing the online form.

iii. Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal at uds.edu.gh soon after payment.

Or

i. Visit UDS online admission portal at uds.edu.gh  with a Master Card or Visa Card to make an online payment of GHC2000.00 (Two Hundred Ghana Cedis)

ii. Print the advice slip for future reference.

iii. In completing the online form, students will be required to upload their most recent passport size photographs with white background and relevant certificates.

iv. A completed form is not considered until it is SUBMITTED

v. Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can only be viewed, but cannot be edited.

vi. Candidates are strongly advised to visit any EMS Office in the Country for assistance towards the return of the application documents (see viii). Applicants are advised not to post the forms themselves. They should seek the advice and services of Ghana Post EMS.

vii. Applicants must print out application summaryattach results slipscertificates and all other relevant documents. These documents should be submitted in triplicates (three copies each) to the Senior Assistant Registrar (Academic Affairs Section).

viii. The application documents as specified in (vii) above should be addressed to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar (Academic& Student Affairs)

University for Development Studies

P.O Box TL 1350

Tamale Campus

Tamale

 Closing Date

Closing date for submission of sandwich applications is August 15, 2019.

The application documents as specified above should be addressed to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar

Academic & Students’ Affairs

University for Development Studies

P.O Box TL 1350

Tamale-GHANA

MODE OF APPLICATION FOR FOREIGN APPLICANTS

All non-Ghanaian applicants are advised to apply as follows:

i. Visit UDS online admission portal at uds.edu.gh with a Master Card or Visa Card to make an online payment of $150.00 (One Hundred and Fifty US Dollars)

ii. Print the advice slip for future reference

iii. Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal at uds.edu.ghsoon after payment.

iv. In completing the online form, students will be required to upload their passport size photographs and certificates

v. A completed form is not considered until it is SUBMITTED

vi. Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before they finally submit their online applications. A form, once submitted, can only be viewed, but cannot be edited.

vii. Print out application summary; attach results slips, certificates and all other relevant documents. These documents should be submitted in triplicates (Three copies each) to the Senior Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Affairs).

viii. The application documents as specified above should be addressed to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar

Academic & Student Affairs

University for Development Studies

P.O Box TL 1350

Tamale-GHANA

Closing Date

Closing date for all sandwich applications is August 15, 2019.

Enquiries

For further enquiries, contact UDS Graduate School by email: [email protected], or Academic Affairs: academicaffairs@uds.edu.gh;

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