The University of Ghana (UG) Legon Postgraduate admission form (full-time and part-time), guidelines and requirements for the 2023/2024 academic year is out.
LATEST UPDATE: As of the time of publication, the University of Ghana (UG) mature access form for the 2023/2024 academic year is not yet out. This post is intended to serve as a guide to prospective applicants.
- UG Legon Postgraduate Admission Form 2023/2024
- UG Legon Postgraduate Admission Requirements
- University of Ghana Postgraduate Programmes/Courses available
- UG Legon Postgraduate Application Closing Date
- How to Apply for UG Legon Postgraduate Admission Form 2023/2024
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA AVAILABLE POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES.
For details of the available programmes, please visit, the University of Ghana Postgraduate Programmes.
The following programmes are available for the 2023/2024 academic year.
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES
- SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES
Translation – MA
Arabic – MA/MPhil
Russian – MA/MPhil
Spanish – MA/MPhil
Linguistics – MA/MPhil/PhD
English – MA/MPhil/PhD
Teaching English as a Second Language – MPhil (Top-up)
French – MA/MPhil/PhD
Conference Interpreting – MA
- SCHOOL OF ARTS
Classics – MPhil/PhD
Museum & Heritage Studies – MA/PhD
Archaeology – MPhil/PhD
History – MPhil/PhD
Philosophy – MPhil/PhD
Study of Religions – MPhil/PhD
- SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
Theatre Arts – MA/MFA/MPhil/PhD
Music – MPhil/PhD
Options available: Theory & Composition
Dance (Choreography/Performance) – MFA
Dance – MPhil
Options Available for the MPhil Dance:
Dance in Education
- SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economic Policy Management – MA/Weekend/Evening/Fee Paying
Economics – MPhil
Development Economics – PhD
Social Work – MPhil
Geography & Resource Development – MPhil/PhD
Psychology – MPhil/PhD
Options Available: MPhil Clinical Psychology
MPhil Social Psychology
MPhil Industrial and Organizational Psychology
MPhil in Counselling Psychology
MPhil in Development Psychology
Political Science – MPhil/PhD
Sociology* – MA/MPhil/PhD
Climate Change &Sustainable Development – MSc/MPhil
INSTITUTE OF STATISTICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Development Studies* – MA/MPhil/PhD
- CENTRE FOR SOCIAL POLICY STUDIES
Social Policy Studies – MA
Research and Public Policy – MRPP (a two-year evening programme)
- REGIONAL INSTITUTE FOR POPULATION STUDIES
Population Studies* – MA/MPhil/PhD
- LEGON CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND DIPLOMACY
International Affairs (One-Year, Regular) – MA
International Affairs (Two-year Part-Time) – MA
International Affairs – PhD
- CENTRE FOR MIGRATION STUDIES
Migration Studies* – MA/MPhil/PhD
INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES
African Studies* – MA/MPhil/PhD
- UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BUSINESS SCHOOL
MA /MSC/MBA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES
Information Systems – PhD
Operations Management – MPhil
Management Information Systems – MBA/MPhil
Health Services Management – MBA/MPhil
Human Resource Management – MBA/MPhil
Public Administration – MPA/MPhil
Marketing – MBA/MPhil/PhD
Accounting – MBA/MPhil/PhD
Finance – MBA/MPhil/PhD
Public Administration and Policy Management – PhD
Health Policy and Management – PhD
Risk Management and Insurance – MPhil
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BUSINESS SCHOOL SPECIAL WEEK-END /EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMMES
Accounting – MBA
Finance – MBA /EMBA
Health Services Administration – MBA
Human Resource Management – MBA /EMBA/PHD
Management Information Systems – MBA
Marketing – MBA/EMBA
Public Administration – MPA
Project Management – EMBA
Entrepreneurial Management – EMBA
Accounting and Financial Services Management – EMBA
Development Finance – MSC
Management and Administration – MA
Accounting and Finance (ACCESS) – MSC
For enquiries on Business School programmes please call the following numbers: 0202075454, 0501581492
- SCHOOL OF LAW
MA/LLM PROGRAMME TO BE OFFERED ON PART-TIME BASIS
Alternative Dispute Resolution – MA (a two-year evening programme)
Human Rights and Administration – MA (a two-year evening programme)
#Alternative Dispute Resolution – LLM (a two-year evening programme)
#Oil and Gas Law – LLM (a two-year evening programme)
#for persons with degrees in law only
Law – PhD
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
- SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
- MA/MPHIL/PHD PROGRAMMES
Information Studies* – MA/MPhil/PhD
Communication Studies* – MA/MPhil/PhD
SCHOOL OF CONTINUING AND DISTANCE EDUCATION
Distance Education & E-Learning*(Distance) – MA
Adult Education* – MA/MPhil
HIV/AIDS Management (Distance)* – MA/MPhil
Adult Education & Human Resource Studies – PhD
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP
Educational Leadership and Management – MA/MPhil
Education – MA/MPhil
COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
- SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Petroleum Geoscience – MSc
Mineral Exploration – MSc
Engineering Geology – MSc/MPhil
Geology – MSc/MPhil
Hydrogeology – MSc/MPhil
Applied Geophysics – MSc/MPhil
Applied Geochemistry – MSc/MPhil
Economic Geology – MSc/MPhil
Mathematics – MSc/MPhil/PhD
Chemistry – MPhil/PhD
Physics – MPhil/PhD
Statistics – MPhil/PhD
Actuarial Science – MSc/MPhil
Computer Science – MEng/MPhil/PhD
Earth Science – PhD
- SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Fisheries Management – MSc
Coastal Zone Management – MSc
Aquaculture – MSc/MPHil
Molecular Biology – MPhil
Biochemistry – MSc/MPhil/PhD
Molecular Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases – MPhil/PhD
Zoology – MPhil
Biodiversity & Conservation Science – PhD/MPhil
Applied Parasitology – PhD/MPhil
Botany – MPhil/PhD
Food Science – MPhil/PhD
Nutrition – MPhil/PhD
Marine Science – MPhil/PhD
Fisheries Science – MPhil/PhD
- INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SANITATION STUDIES
Environmental Science – MPhil/PhD
Sustainability Science – MPhil
Environmental Sanitation Studies – MPhil
- SCHOOL OF NUCLEAR AND ALLIED SCIENCES
Applied Nuclear Physics – MPhil/PhD
Computational Nuclear Sciences & Engineering – MPhil/PhD
Health Physics and Radiation Protection – MPhil/PhD
Medical Physics – MPhil/PhD
Nuclear Agriculture – MPhil/PhD
Nuclear Earth Science – MPhil/PhD
Nuclear Engineering – MPhil/PhD
Nuclear & Environmental Protection – MPhil/PhD
Nuclear and Radiochemistry – MPhil/PhD
Radiation Processing – MPhil/PhD
Radiation Protection – MPhil/PhD
Nuclear Science and Technology – MPhil
Nuclear Technology Applications in Petroleum and Mining Industries – MPhil
- SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE
Extension & Livelihood Studies – MSc
Home Science – MPhil
Options available: Food Utilization and Community Nutrition
Child and Family Studies
Family Resource Management
Agricultural Economics – MPhil
Agribusiness – MPhil/ PhD
Agricultural Extension – M.Agric/MPhil/PhD
Animal Science – M.Agric/ MPhil/PhD
Crop Science – M.Agric/ MPhil/PhD
Soil Science – M.Agric/ MPhil/PhD
MPhil Specialization Areas Available: Soil Chemistry and Fertility
Pedology and landscape Processes
Soil Physics and Conservation
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
Environmental Soil Science
PhD Specializations Areas Available: Soil Fertility
Pedology and landscape Processes
Soil Physics and Conservation
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
Environmental Soil Science
Agricultural Administration – M.Agric/MPhil/PhD
Applied Agricultural Economics & Policy – PhD
Entomology – MPhil/PhD (ARPPIS)
- SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Computer Engineering – MEng/MPhil/PhD
Agricultural Engineering – MEng/MPhil/PhD
Biomedical Engineering – MEng/MPhil/PhD
Materials Science & Engineering – MEng/MPhil/PhD
Food Process Engineering – MPhil/PhD
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
- SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL AND ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
+Medical Ultrasonography – MSc
+Dietetics – MSc/PhD
+Audiology – MSc
+Medical Laboratory Sciences – MSc
Haematology – MPhil
Immunology – MPhil
Medical Biochemistry – MPhil
Pathology – MPhil
Chemical Pathology – MPhil
Physiology – MPhil
Anatomy – MPhil
Speech and Language Therapy – MSc
Medical Microbiology – MPhil/PhD
- SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Applied Health Social Science – MSc
Clinical Trials – MSc
Occupational Medicine – MSc
Occupational Hygiene – MSc
Public Health Monitoring and Evaluation – MSc
Health Informatics – MHI
Applied Epidemiology and Disease Control – MPhil
Public Health – MPH
Public Health – PhD
Option available for the PhD:
Biological, Environmental and Occupational Sciences
Epidemiology and Disease Control
Health Policy, Planning and Management
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Social and Behavioural Science
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIAL WEEK-END PROGRAMME
Public Health – MPH
Public Health Monitoring and Evaluation – MSc
- SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFREY
Nursing – MSc/MPhil
+ =Two Years Master of Science Programmes
Two Years Masters in Paediatric Nursing-New programme
Nursing – PhD
PROGRAMME- SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/THEMATIC AREAS
- MBA Management Information Systems
Prospective applicants must have at least two (2) years working experience in an IT environment to qualify for admission.
- MPhil Home Science (Food Utilization and Community Nutrition)
Applicants must have a strong science background to qualify for admission.
- MPhil/MA English
Applicants seeking admission to these programmes must have:
a. Majored in either a combined or single major programme
b. taken at least 30 credits in the subject
- MSc. Audiology
Applicants must have a good first degree (minimum FGPA of 3.0) in Physics, Psychology, Biological Sciences, and Special Education with major in Communication Disorder or Nursing (BSc.)
- MPhil Social work
Applicants are to submit one page essay (single spaced) stating their short and long-term career goals. They are to also discuss how a graduate programme in Social Work will help them achieve these goals. This should be uploaded with other required documents online.
- MPhil Anatomy
Applicants should first discuss their research ideas with the Department before completing application forms.
- MPhil Chemical Pathology
Applicants will be required to show proof of funding for their project work.
- MSc Medical Laboratory Sciences
Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences with a FGPA of not less than 3.25 or possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a minimum of second class (upper) from a recognized university.
This is for candidates who completed their MA within the last five years and in addition obtained a B+ average.
- MPhil Agricultural Engineering
Applicants must submit a thesis proposal with applications
THEMATIC AREAS FOR ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES
MEng/MPhil/PhD- Biomedical Engineering
- Bioinformatics, Genomics and Targeted Drug Discovery
- Implants Science &Regenerative Engineering
- Bioinstrumentation &Clinical Engineering
MEng/MPhil/PhD- Materials Science & Engineering
1. Materials for Energy
2. Materials for Health care Delivery
3. Structural Materials
MEng/MPhil/PhD- Agriculture Engineering
1. Soil &Water Engineering
2. Postharvest Engineering
3. Machine Systems Engineering (Agricultural Mechanization)
MPhil in Education /Educational Leadership and Management
*Applicants to the MPhil Education programme must have an MA degree in Education.
*Applicants to the MPhil Educational Leadership and Management programme must possess an MA degree in any of the following:
Educational Leadership and Management, Educational Administration and Management, Educational Leadership, Educational Management, Educational Administration.
UG LEGON POSTGRADUATE GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMMES
- A good first degree, preferably second class lower or better (or a Final Grade Point Average of at least 2.0), in a relevant field of study at the University of Ghana or any recognized/accredited University. Applicants with third class may be considered for admission based on work experience and/or other qualifications.
- A minimum of two to three years working experience is required from all applicants desiring to pursue programmes at the University of Ghana Business School.
For more details in respect of Admission requirements, applicants are advised to contact the various Departments/Schools/Institutes/Centres for additional information on the various programmes.
- For purposes of assessing an applicant’s eligibility, he/she may be required to take an entrance examination and/or interview at the Department/Institute/School/Centre.
- For programmes marked with asterisks (*), all applicants are admitted into the MA/MSc programme at the first instance. Students who obtain an average of B+ or better in the first semester examinations MAY upgrade to the MPhil programme upon recommendation by the Head of Department in consultation with the Graduate Studies Committee of his/her Department.
Applicants may apply for a PhD programme with a Masters’ degree or a very good first degree.
Applicants applying with Masters’ Degree
- Applicants with relevant Masters’ degree from the University of Ghana or any recognized/accredited University may apply for a PhD programme.
- Applicants applying with first degree
Applicants with very good first degree from the University of Ghana or any recognized/accredited University may apply for a PhD programme. Such applicants, when admitted, shall be required to take first year courses of the Masters’ (Level 600) programme of their departments. They shall be required to pass all examinations in the courses. On successful completion of the Level 600 courses and depending on their performance, they would then progress into the four-year Ph.D. programme.
All PhD programmes in the University are now fee-paying and the durations are as follows
- Full-Time – Four (4) years
- Part-Time – Six (6) years
PROGRAMME SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMMES
A good first degree, preferably second class lower or better (or a Final Grade Point Average of at least 2.0), in a relevant field of study at the University of Ghana or any recognized/accredited University. Applicants with third class may be considered for admission based on work experience and other qualifications.
For more details in respect of Admission Requirements, applicants are advised to contact the implementing Department/School/Institute/Centre for additional information on the various programmes.
PROGRAMME- SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER DETAILS
1. MA Public Affairs
A minimum of three years working experience in a private or a public sector is required from prospective applicants. Applicants must also pass an entrance examination and an interview.
2. MA Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
Applicants for this programme must be people teaching English at the basic, secondary and tertiary levels.
3. MSc in Accounting and Finance
Applicants must either hold a good first degree in any of the following areas: Accounting, Commerce and Finance or a Professional Accounting qualification.
Applicants with non-accounting (e.g. science, humanities etc.) degree may also be considered but they will be taken through access courses for a semester before they progress to the main programme.
4. MSc in Financial Risk Management
Applicants must have a background in any of the following areas: Finance, Risk Management, Insurance, Actuarial Science, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics.
5. MA in Contemporary English Studies
The programme is intended for persons in any field of study, including journalists, public relations personnel, business executives, teachers and public servants. You do not need a degree in English to apply.
6. MSc. in GeoInformation Science
A minimum of three years’ working experience in the private or public sector is required from prospective applicants. Applicants must be computer literate and familiar with fundamentals of RS/GIS principles. Applicants may be required to also pass an interview.
7. MSc. Actuarial Science
The programme is appropriate for individuals with strong mathematical aptitude, i.e. a formal background in mathematics, statistics and Economics, who wish to advance in the actuarial profession. It is also appropriate for those working as entry-level actuaries who wish to prepare for Actuarial Professional examinations within the context of a structured academic programme.
9. MSc International Business: – Applicants with a minimum of second class lower degree from any background are eligible to apply. Selected professional qualification holders will also be admitted.
10. MSc Clinical Leadership & Management: – Applicants with a minimum of second class lower degree from the following backgrounds; Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Pharmacist, Laboratory/investigations Professionals, Biostatisticians, Biomedical Engineers, Housekeeping and all other professionals in the health sector.
University of Ghana Sandwich Postgraduate Tuition Fee
PROVISIONAL FEES – GHANAIANS
|MSc Actuarial Science||– GHS 4,971.50 per semester|
|Other Non-Business Programmes||– GHS 4,573.50 per semester|
|Business School Programmes||– GHS 16,820.00 (GHS 8410.00 per semester)|
PROVISIONAL FEES – INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
MSc. Actuarial Science
|West African Nationals||– $2,733.00 per semester|
|Other African Nationals||– $3476.00 per semester|
|Non-African Nationals||– $4,589.00 per semester|
Business School Programmes
|Foreign, Ecowas and other Africans||– $7,400 for the year ($ 3,700 per sandwich semester)|
Other Non-Business Programmes for International Applicants
|West African Nationals||– $2,424.00 per semester|
|Other African Nationals||– $3,042.00 per semester|
|Non-African Nationals||– $3,970.00 per semester|
Dates for entrance examinations will be communicated to applicants for the following programmes:
|MA Public Affairs||– Department of Political Science|
|MA Theatre Arts||– Department of Theatre Arts|
How To Apply – UG Legon Postgraduate Programmes
These on-line forms are for applicants who have completed First or Second(Masters) University Degrees and wish to apply to Masters or Phd Degrees respectively.
Click to Apply (Ghanaian Applicants)
Click to Apply (International Applicants)
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 via USSD Payment or at the following banks: Access Bank, Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:
Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the following documents online (Scan and Attach):
- Bachelors’ Degree Certificate and Transcript (for those applying for Masters’ Degree programmes)
- Masters’ Degree Certificate and Transcript (for those applying for PhD programmes)
- Three referees’ reports are required (provide the details of the referees online)
- PhD applicants should attach their Research Proposals to the application (Not more than Four pages)
The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.
Applicants who graduated from this university should scan and attach only their certificates to their applications. NOTE THAT NO APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE CERTIFICATE.
All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.
INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
This category of applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:
All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.
Details of the Account are:
All applicants are expected to pay to the University, a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.
All foreign students should make their payments as follows:
- Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREX) – For payments in Ghana
- Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREIGN) – For payments outside Ghana
Account No.: 0161094409780403; Swift Code: ECOCGHAC
The third payment option is-
- The Secure online payment platform using Visa Card and MasterCard.The link is https://www.ug.edu.gh/ugpay
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.
Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.
UG POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION APPLICATION FEES
Cost of E-voucher
|International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad||US$110.00|
All further enquiries should be sent to the addresses
The School Administrator
School of Graduate Studies,
University of Ghana
E-mail: [email protected]edu.gh
ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE CORRECTLY FILLED AND RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGED ON SUBMISSION. ENSURE THAT CORRECT ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED. YOU MUST ALSO PRINT AND KEEP A COPY OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED ONLINE. THIS WOULD BE NEEDED DURING REGISTRATION IF ADMITTED. FINALLY, YOU ARE TO CHECK FROM TIME TO TIME YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED FOR ADMISSION. THIS CHECKING IS ADVISED TO START THREE WEEKS AFTER A WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2021.
KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING DEADLINES AND ADHERE TO THEM STRICTLY
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FOR ALL REGULAR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IS MONDAY, MAY 29, 2021.
When is the deadline for 2022 application ?
please is admission still open for Distance POST GRADUATE