PhD in Economics

General

Program Description

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.

Last updated Feb 2018

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About UG The vision of the University of Ghana is to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination. Founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, the institution was mandated to provide and promote University learning, education and research. It became the University College of Ghana on the attainment of Ghana’s independence in March 1957. However, by an Act of Parliament on 1st October 1961, the University College of Ghana attained sovereign university status with authority to award its own degrees. It is the oldest and largest of the six public universities in Ghana. Read less