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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the MA, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes in migration studies at the Centre for Migration Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, University of Ghana, to commence from August, 2012.

The graduate programmes in migration studies aim to equip students to develop critical perspectives and knowledge of migration issues and dynamics in a range of contexts in the contemporary world. The programmes will introduce students to a wide range of theoretical and conceptual frameworks and analytical tools for undertaking migration research and policy design. The programmes adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to examine key issues of migration as a multi-dimensional process.

Admission Requirements

M.A Programme
Candidates must have a good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in the Social or Natural Sciences from the University of Ghana or any other recognized University. .

M.Phil Programme
Candidates must possess an M.A. in Migration Studies or a related discipline

Ph.D Programme
Candidates must have an M.Phil Degree in migration studies or any other related discipline

Relevant working experience will be an advantage for admission into all the three programmes
Applicants under all the three categories will be required to attend an interview

Cost and Funding
The MA, M.Phil and Ph.D Migration Studies are fee paying programmes as determined under the 2nd tier payment system of the University of Ghana’s fee schedule. Prospective students are encouraged to seek their own funding.

How to Apply
University of Ghana On-line application e-vouchers can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GHc95.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher. Applicants must in addition submit the following documents to the School of Graduate Studies:
i) 2 copies of Certificate authenticated by institution awarding degree
ii) 2 copies of original Transcripts
iii) 3 Referee Reports
iv) “Proof of submission of application” form

This category of applicants should visit the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana webpage at http//:sgs.ug.edu.gh to download the Graduate Application and the Referee forms.. After completion, the forms should be sent to the address below with a non-refundable application fee of US$ 95.00 in Travelers’ cheques or International money order. Applicants can also pay directly or wire transfer into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

Details of the Account are;
Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Account
Account Number: 0161014409780401
Bank details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
The pay-in slip should be attached to the application form before posting it to the address below.

Closing Date
The Closing date for the submission of applications is March 31, 2012.

For further Enquiries, contact:

The Executive Secretary
School of Graduate Studies
University of Ghana
P.O.Box LG 571, Legon
Tel. 0302 500739


Centre for Migration Studies
International House
University of Ghana
P.O.Box LG 59
+233 28 910 9745/0547985334
Date Published: 09/03/2012
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