Post-Graduate Degree Programmes - 2014/2015

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 Saturday, January 11, 2014 for first and second degree holders from recognised institutions.

The following graduate programmes (Sandwich/Regular) are currently being offered by the University for the 2014/2015 academic year:

A. SANDWICH PROGRAMMES (FROM JULY- AUGUST/SEPTEMBER)

 

WA CAMPUS:

1. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND LAW

  • Master of Commerce (Options: Banking & Finance, Accounting, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, and Human Resource Management)
  • M.Sc. in Accounting
  • MA in Management Studies
  • MA in Leadership and Development
  • MA in Business Planning and Microfinance Management

 

2. FACULTY OF INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

  • Ph.D.in Endogenous Development
  • M.Phil.in Development Studies
  • MA in Social Administration
  • MA in Environment and Resource Management
  • MA in Development Economics
  • MA in Peace Studies
  • MA in Development Communication

 

3. FACULTY OF PLANNING AND LAND MANAGEMENT

  • M.Sc. in Development Management
  • M.Sc. in Strategic Planning and Management
  • MA in Community Development

 

TAMALE CAMPUS:

4. FACULTY OF EDUCATION/ICEIR

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • M.Ed/M.Phil. in Training and Development
  • M.Ed/M.Phil. in Agriculture
  • MA/M.Phil. in Development Education
  • M.A. in Non-Governmental Organisation Management and Rural Development

 

5. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

  • MSc./M.Phil. in Community Health and Development (Modular)

The programme comprises 13 modules (10 taught courses, field analysis, dissertation and one module of field attachment. All the modules are compulsory and there is an examination at the end of each module. Field visits are also part of most of the taught modules. Module 11 has elective courses.

A student may take all the modules continuously or break the modules to his convenience. He/she will then have to take the modules with another year group or when a re-take is being organized. When a student completes all the modules and has done a dissertation of 20,000 words, he/she is awarded an M.Sc. Where a student opts for an MPhil, he/she would have to spend six months or more working on a thesis of 40,000 words. An MSc would last 16 months and an MPhil, 18 months when taken continuously. The maximum duration allowable for students taking the modules intermittently either for MSc or MPhil is three years. Selection into the MPhil also depends on an average score of B+. Where a student is unable to finish his studies by the end of the stipulated period, the student will have to apply for extension and register with the new fees.

 

NYANKPALA CAMPUS:

6. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

  • M.Phil. in Horticulture (options: Postharvest Physiology, Postharvest Technology, Olericulture, Pomology, Seed Technology, Landscape Design and Floriculture).

 

NAVRONGO CAMPUS:

7. FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES/ICEIR

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Data Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
  • M.A. in Environmental Security and Livelihood Change

 

B. FULL-TIME PROGRAMMES

 

NYANKPALA CAMPUS:

1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

  • M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Post Harvest Technology
  • M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Soil & Water Conservation & Management
  • M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Animal Science (Meat Science, Nutrition, Breeding and Genetics, & Production)
  • M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Biotechnology
  • M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Crop Science (options: Agronomy, Crop Physiology, Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, & Weed Science)
  • M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Horticulture (options: Postharvest Physiology, Postharvest Technology, Olericulture, Pomology, Seed Technology, Landscape Design and Floriculture).

 

2. FACULTY OF AGRIBUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

  • M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Innovation Communication
  • M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

 

WA CAMPUS:

3. FACULTY OF PLANNING AND LAND MANAGEMENT

  • M.Phil. in Development Management

 

4. FACULTY OF INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

  • M.Phil. in Development Studies
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. in Social Administration
  • M.Phil. in Environment and Resource Management

 

NAVRONGO CAMPUS:

5. FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Data Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc./Ph.D. in Applied Statistics
  • M.Sc./Ph.D. in Mathematics/Computational Mathematics (Computer Science Option)
  • M.Sc./Ph.D. in Biometry

 

6. FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

  • M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry

 

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 University.

Applicants targeting research related programmes (M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D.) should include a short research proposal.

The minimum requirements for admission are:

For PG.D./M.A./M.Sc./M.Phil . programmes:

  • A Bachelor's degree from any approved / recognized University or Institution with a minimum of Second Class (Lower division). Candidates with Third Class or Pass are advised not to apply.

For PhD programmes:

  • An M.Phil./M.Sc. by research degree from any approved / recognized University or Institution

For Ph.D. in Endogenous Development:

  • In addition to possessing an M.Phil. or a research-based M.Sc. Degree, a minimum of five years of work experience is required.

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

All Ghanaian and foreign applicants for the 2014/2015 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 GHS 160.00 (One Hundred and Sixty Ghana Cedis) in the case of Ghanaian applicants, andUSD 100.00 (One Hundred United States Dollars), for Foreign applicants, for the UDS E-Voucher at any Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), 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 http://admissions.udscampusmanager.com/pgonline/ soon 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 finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can be viewed, but cannot be edited.

vii. Applicants must print out application summary; attach results slips, certificates and all otherrelevant documents. These documents should be submitted in triplicates (three copies each) to the address below. Three reference letters are also required (at least two referees should be familiar with applicants' academic work).

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

ix. 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

 

Closing Date

Closing date for applications is April 30, 2014. Candidates should note that no applications will be accepted after this date (April 30, 2014).

Enquiries

For further enquiries, contact UDS Graduate School on the following telephone numbers: 037-2022369/26631.

OR

The Academic Affairs Office on the following telephone numbers:

0372093382 (+233-3720-93382)/0249482281 (+233-24-9482281)

OR

by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , academicaffairs@uds.edu.gh

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