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Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

From the great stories of the past and present, students in the arts and humanities learn about themselves and about their world. There’s more than one route into studying in the arts community. Choose from a wide range of areas to study including politics, history, sociology, religion, music and languages. In this class you will learn to explore and understand our world. The Division of Arts and Humanities allows you to study the riches of the world’s languages, objects from the past that represents cultures and people, and new media from the digital age. Departments in the Arts and Humanities in Ghanaian universities are dedicated to the interpretation of every aspect of human culture: from the study of literature to philosophy, religion, architecture, languages, and music.

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 requirements:

Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects *Applicants must have the following WASSCE subjects to qualify to read the corresponding courses: To read: Economics, Mathematics or Statistics Computer Science French English - Geography You must have passed: Elective Mathematics French English Literature Geography

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the corresponding courses: To read: Economics, Mathematics or Statistics Computer Science French English - Geography You must have passed: Elective Mathematics French English Literature Geography In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

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.

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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