Vertical Tabs Programme Description AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The M. A. programme in Human Rights, Conflict and Peace Studies are aimed at: Providing students with competencies to function more effectively as in the field of Human Rights, Conflict and Peace Studies; Providing students with the needed skills needed for leading peacebuilding initiatives and the practical application of those skills in the context of the world-wide dynamics; Updating the capacities of peace experts, human rights educators and conflict resolution workers; Providing students with the understanding and skills that are required for success in the field of Human Rights, Conflict and Peace Studies; Providing students with in-service learning and/or practical learning experience in working with multi-ethnic and multicultural challenges in any required environment as shall be needed; Preparing students to undertake advance studies in the field of Human Rights, Conflict and Peace Studies at the MPhil and doctoral levels. DURATION OF PROGRAMMES Unless otherwise stated in the regulations governing postgraduate programmes in the University as approved by the Academic/Graduate Board, the M.A. programme in Human Rights, Conflict and Peace Studies shall last for a minimum of two (2) consecutive semesters on Sandwich bases. Each semester shall last for 8 weeks during the University’s long vacation period. Candidates may be granted a year’s extension of programme, as stipulated in the regulations of the Graduate School, as and when the need arises. A candidate whose studentship is due to lapse shall be warned in writing at least one semester before the expiration of the studentship. Mode of study: SandwichDepartment: Centre for Conflict, Human Rights and Peace Studies (CHRAPS) Entry Requirement Entry Requirement: The following are eligible to apply for admission as candidates for the Post-Graduate Diploma, Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy in Human Rights and Peace Studies programmes: Graduates with a good first degree in any social science discipline from a recognized institution. Persons who hold relevant professional qualifications approved by the Academic Board. Members of recognized professional institutions like the Police Service; Prisons Service; Ghana Education Service; Immigration Service; Ports and Harbour; Armed Forces; Health Services and the District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies who have ten or more years working experience. Candidates meeting the requirements stipulated in regulations (1) to (3) must also meet other conditions or requirements as may be prescribed by the Graduate Board. Notwithstanding regulations (1) to (3) above, a candidate may be required as a condition for admission to undergo such assessments or take such other pre-requisite or concurrent studies and examinations as may be prescribed by the Department, subject to overall control of the Graduate Board.