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Agriculture

Overview

There is an Increasing demand for clean and viable food production and processes. The world's population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. Conversely, climate change and declining environmental health is growing, affecting food production. This means agriculture must become a global priority. Agricultural Programmes presents a wide range of areas that prepare students with the general, scientific and problem-solving abilities required to meet the high demand for skilled graduates in agriculture

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time, distance or sandwich at most levels.

General Entry Requirements

WASSCE Entry Requirement

WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants Candidates with the Senior High School Certificate must in addition to credit in the three core subjects (English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science), obtain credit passes in Chemistry, and any two of Physics, Biology/Agriculture Science, Geography and Elective Mathematics. The minimum requirement should be an aggregate score of 36 or better in the WASSCE and 24 or better in the SSSCE.

GCE

Candidates must have five credits at the Ordinary Level examination or equivalent including English Language, Mathematics and either (i) Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Agricultural Science or (ii) General Science, Additional General Science, and any other subject (e.g. Economics, Geography, and Introduction to Business Methods etc). In addition, candidates should obtain three passes at the GCE Advanced Level or equivalent in either: (i) Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics, and Biology/Agricultural Science or (ii) Economics, Mathematics, and Business Management/Geography.

Diploma Holders

Candidates with the Ordinary Diploma or Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognised University or Polytechnic with a good Second Class Lower or Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of 70% and above after a successful interview (depending on the university) would be admitted into the second year of the Programme.

Mature

- Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). - Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. - Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English. *Some universities would not accept turning 25 after August or May (Please check with university)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. They must also have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level

American High School Grade 12

An applicant must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University.

PhD

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.

How Programme Is Assessed

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.

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