2018/2019 Diploma and Undergraduate Admissions

ADMISSION OF CANDIDATES TO DIPLOMA AND FIRST DEGREE PROGRAMMES-2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

Application forms for admission to Diploma and Undergraduate programmes in the University for Development Studies (UDS) will be available online at www.uds.edu.gh from Thursday, January 25, 2018 for holders of the following qualifications;

  • West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE),
  • HND/Diploma Certificates, State Registered Nurses (SRN)

WASSCE applicants who are awaiting their results are eligible to apply but would have to go back to their online User Accounts to update their results upon the release of the 2018 WASSCE results before they would be considered for admission.

The following courses are currently offered by the University.

FULL-TIME/REGULAR PROGRAMMES

a. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE (FOA)

  • 4-Year BSc Agriculture Technology (Agricultural Mechanization & Irrigation Technology, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics & Extension, Animal Science, Horticulture and Biotechnology)
  • 4-Year BSc (Family & Consumer Sciences)
  • 4-Year BEd (Agricultural Science)
  • 4-Year BSc Veterinary Nursing
  • 4-Year BSc Food Processing Technology
  • 4-Year BSc Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

b. FACULTY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT (FNRE)

  • 4-Year BSc Natural Resources and Environment (Forest & Forest Resources Management; Range & Wildlife Management; Ecotourism & Environmental Management; and Fisheries & Aquatic Resource Management)
  • 4-Year BSc Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology

These programmes are for Pure Science or Agricultural Science (WASSCE) holders only. However, non-science-based applicants with credit passes in Elective Mathematics, Economics and Geography and at least C4 in Integrated Science qualify to apply.

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Natural Resource Management

c. FACULTY OF AGRIBUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES (FACS)

  • 4-Year BSc Agribusiness (Agricultural & Resource Economics, Agribusiness Management& Finance, Agricultural Extension, Rural Development & Gender Studies, Climate Change and Food Security) This programme is for both science-based SSCE/WASSCE holders and non-science-based applicants with credit passes in Elective Mathematics, Economics and Agricultural Science
  • 4-Year BSc Social Change Communication (This is a non science-based programme for non science-based SSSCE/WASSCE holders but Science-based students are also eligible to apply)

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Social Change Communication

d. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (SoE)

  • 4-Year BSc Mechanical Engineering (Options in Thermo-Fluids & Energy Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Applied Mechanic Engineering, Design & Production Engineering)
  • 4-Year BSc Agricultural Engineering (options in Food & Post Harvest Engineering, Soil & Water Conservation Engineering, Farm Power & Machinery Engineering, Irrigation & Drainage Engineering)

ii. NAVRONGO CAMPUS

a. FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (FMS)

  • 4-Year BSc (Actuarial Science)
  • 4-Year BSc (Computer Science)
  • 4-Year BSc (Financial Mathematics)
  • 4-Year BSc (Mathematical Science (Mathematics Option))
  • 4-Year BSc (Mathematical Science (Statistics Option))
  • 4-Year BSc (Mathematics-With-Economics)
  • 4-Year BSc (Computing -With-Accounting)
  • 4-Year BSc (Information Technology)

Diploma Programmes

  • 2-Year Diploma in Statistics
  • 2-Year Diploma in Computer Science

b. FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (FAS)

  • 4-Year BSc (Applied Biology)
  • 4-Year BSc (Applied Chemistry)
  • 4-Year BSc (Biochemistry)
  • 4-Year BSc (Applied Physics)
  • 4-Year B.Ed (Physical Sciences)

c. FACULTY OF EARTH ANDENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

  • 4-Year BSc (Geological Science)
  • 4-Year BSc (Environmental Science)

NB:

To be eligible for admission into the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences (FMS), successful candidates are expected to have at least a grade C6 in Mathematics (Elective). Students admitted into the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) may be allowed to join the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences (FMS) at level 200, subject to first year performance in the pre-requisite subject areas.

Candidates seeking transfer from Faculty of Mathematical Sciences (FMS) to Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at level 200 must meet requirements in the latter before any switch will be allowed.

iii. WA CAMPUS

a. FACULTY OF INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (FIDS)

Degree Programmes

The Faculty admits candidates to read the following programmes:

  • 4-Year BA Integrated Development Studies
  • 4-Year BA Environment and Resources Management
  • 4-Year BA Economics
  • 4-Year BA Entrepreneurship
  • 4-Year BA Development Communication;
  • 4-Year BA Social and Development Administration.

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Integrated Community Development (DICD)

b. FACULTY OF PLANNING AND LAND MANAGEMENT (FPLM)

Degree Programmes

  • 4-Year BA (Integrated Community Development (ICD))
  • 4-Year BSc (Planning)
  • 4-Year BSc (Real Estate)
  • 4-Year BSc (Land Management)
  • 4-Year BSc (Development Management)

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Development Management

NB:

To be eligible for admission into the BA (Integrated Community Development) programme, candidates must have, in addition to the core subjects requirements; credit passes (A1 to C6) in three elective subjects from either General Arts or Business Programmes.

For BSc (Planning), candidates must have credit passes(A1 to C6) in English Language, Mathematics(Core), Integrated Science (not Social Studies), plus either all subjects in category A, or any two subjects from category A and one subject from Category B below:

Category A

  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government/History
  • Mathematics (Elective)

Category B

  • Religious Studies
  • Business Mathematics and Costing
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • English Literature/French

Candidates seeking admission to read BSc (Real Estate) programme must have credit passes in English Language, Mathematics (core), Integrated Science, Economics, and any two subjects from category A or one subject from category A and one subject from category B below:

Category A

  • Geography
  • Government/History
  • Mathematics (Elective)

Category B

  • Business Mathematics
  • Costing
  • Accounting
  • Business Management

c. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND LAW (SBL)

Degree Programmes

  • 4-Year BA Integrated Business Studies (Accounting and Management options)
  • 4-Year BSc, Accounting
  • 4-Year BSc. Accounting with Finance
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management)

Diploma Programmes

  • 2-Year Diploma in Integrated Business Studies

iv. TAMALE CAMPUS

 

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES (SMHS)

  • 6-Year Medicine (MBChB) (This programme is for only WASSCE candidates with Elective Science subjects)
  • 6-Year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) (This programme is for only WASSCE candidates with Elective Science subjects)
  • 2/3-Year BSc (Nurse Anaesthesia) ( For only RGN(Diploma), RGN(BSc Nursing), or Advanced Diploma in Nurse Anaesthesia)

There will be interviews for all candidates (Diploma Holders) scheduled for Friday, 6th July, 2018 at the Tamale Campus.

SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (SAHS)

  • 4-Year BSc (Community Nutrition) (This is a science-based programme for WASSCE holders). Home Economics candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • 4-Year BSc (Nursing) (for WASSCE holders) Candidates with business subjects are advised not to apply for Nursing. Only Pure Science, Agricultural Science, Arts or Home Economics candidates are eligible to apply
  • 4-Year BSc (Midwifery) (for WASSCE holders) Candidates with Business subjects are advised not to apply. Only Pure Science, Agricultural Science, Arts or Home Economics candidates are eligible to apply.
  • 2/3-Year BSc (Nursing) (for SRN / RGN(Diploma) holders)
  • 3-Year BSc (Nursing) programme (for holders of Community Health Nursing or Nurse Assistant Clinical with six (6) credits in WASSCE results (Three core subjects - English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and three (3) other elective subjects.
  • 2-Year BSc (Midwifery) (for holders of Diploma in Midwifery)
  • 3-Year BSc (Midwifery) programme (for holders of certificates in midwifery)
  • 3-YearBSc (Midwifery) programme (for holders of diploma in Registered General Nursing certificates)
  • 3-Year BSc (Midwifery) programme (for holders of Community Health Nursing or Nurse Assistant Clinical with six (6) credits in WASSCE results (Three core subjects - English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and three (3) other elective subjects
  • 3-Year BSc (Nurse Practitioner) (For only holders of Diploma in Nursing certificates). (WASSCE holders are advised not to apply for this programme)

Holders of Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery would be required to pass an examination to be conducted by the University scheduled for Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 at the Tamale Campus.

  • 6-Year Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS.D)

Admission / Entry Requirement

Applicants to the 6-Year Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS.D) degree must have either:

a) Credit in the THREE WASSCE core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits in THREE WASSCE electives: Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics).

OR

b) Graduates of allied disciplines such as Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology etc. and candidates with GCE ‘A’ level with minimum of credit passes in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in addition to the above 5 “O" level 5 credit passes including Mathematics, English in maximum of 2 sittings, may enter the Programme in Year Two after passing an assessment examination and interview

OR

c) Holders of Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Diploma and HND in Science Laboratory Technology that have at least 6 WASSCE/SSSCE credit passes) above may enter the Programme in Year Two after passing an assessment examination and interview.

d) Top-Up Programme for2-Years into MLS.D (Fee Paying only)

Graduates with Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science or B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science may enter the Programme in Year 5 (2 years duration) after passing an assessment examination and interview.

Interviews for holders of Diploma/Degree for top-up in Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLSD) will be conducted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

FACULTY OF EDUCATION (FOE)

The Faculty of Education is admitting suitably qualified persons into a fulltime and/or a top-up Bachelor of Education programmes in the following courses

  • 4-Year BA (Development Education) – Tamale Campus
  • 4-Year B.ED (Social Science) – Wa Campus
  • 4-Year B.ED (Business Studies) – Wa Campus
  • 4-Year B.ED (Agriculture Science) – Nyankpala Campus
  • 4-Year B.ED (Mathematics) – Navrongo Campus
  • 4-Year B.ED (Science) – Navrongo Campus
  • 4-Year B.Ed in Basic Education – Tamale Campus
  • 4-Year B.Ed in Early Childhood Care and Education. This is a full time programme for WASSCE holders – Tamale Campus
  • 2-Year B.Ed in Basic Education. This is a Post Diploma degree programme for holders of Diploma in Basic Education. The programme will be run as a top-up on weekends for workers –Tamale Campus

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Development Education

 

SANDWICH DIPLOMA COURSES 2018

Sandwich courses leading to the award of diplomas in the following programmes:

  1. Diploma In Agriculture Technology;
  2. Diploma in Biotechnology;
  3. Diploma in Family and Consumer Sciences;
  4. Diploma In Agricultural Education;
  5. Diploma in Social Change Communication;
  6. Diploma in Basic Education;
  7. Diploma in Natural Resource Management
  8. Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education
  9. Diploma in Education