The Ph.D programme in Economics is a 3-year programme involving thesis. There may be an additional Qualifying year of coursework.
1. Qualification for Admission to the Course: To be admitted to the Ph.D (Economics) degree programme candidates must have obtained a masters degree in Economics from the University of Ghana or at some other approved University.
1.1 Candidates who obtained their M.Phil degree in Economics at the University of Ghana or at some other University approved for the purposes may be exempted from the coursework.
1.2 Candidates with Masters degrees from other Universities will be required in a Qualifying Year to complete the one year Core and Electives course requirements for the M.Phil programme, before they can proceed to the thesis portion of the programme.
2. Duration of Programme: The programme will normally (excluding the qualifying Year) extend over a period of three years;
3. Scheme of Examination: The Ph.D (Economics) examination will be in three parts consisting of Part I (the coursework at Legon), Part II (the Electives at the JFE, and Part III (3-year) thesis. Parts I and II constitute the Qualifying Year programme.