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Communications

Overview

A well-rounded curriculum combines theory, criticism, context and more, resulting in a communications program that produces impactful thought leaders in the field. This program offers you a focus on creative thinking, and grounded in social justice, you'll study multiple areas of discipline, arming you with the knowledge and skills that are in demand now. Communication courses will equip students with skills in problem-solving, team-building, and critical thinking - skills that employers want. The program provides students an opportunity to develop your critical thinking and speaking skills and prepare you for literally hundreds of careers in areas ranging from television and film media to government service. The programme helps students cultivate these skills through courses that focus on modern media and digital communications while still maintaining a strong commitment to the art of communication. Students are offered the best of old and new in the field of communications: academic work and a sense of history combined with cutting-edge courses and facilities.

What courses are available?

Most universities in Ghana are offering courses in the following subject areas:

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

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. 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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