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MPhil Political Science Education

Type Duration Classifications Entry Modes
Postgraduate 2 years Regular/Full Time Direct



The aim of the M.Phil. Programme in Political Science, with relevant courses in education is to train competent graduates with requisite spatial knowledge and teaching skills to critically analyze and address governance-related issues as well as provide competent tuition in government and government related subjects at the senior high school level and other institutions of higher learning The Programme is in Political Science and aims to develop the human capital necessary for critical research and teaching at the tertiary levels and also train the human capital necessary for ensuring higher standards in Political Science education and research. The specific objectives of the programme are:

  • build capacity of Political Science teachers and researchers for senior high schools and other higher educational institutions in the country;
  • develop requisite pedagogical skills for teaching and learning in Political Science;
  • equip students with practical knowledge and skills to fit into Political Science and the real world of work;
  • expose students to advanced comparative knowledge in Political Science;
  • equip students with advanced analytical skills and techniques to identify, investigate, analyze, formulate and propose solutions to problems in Political Science; and
  • provide students with the philosophical bases and research skills in quantitative and qualitative techniques to undertake research in Political Science.

Prospects/Career Options

Prospects/Career options

The graduates of the MPhil programme will be able to work as:

  • Lecturers for Colleges of Education and other tertiary institutions
  • Tutors for Senior High Schools iii. Staff or Personnel for political parties
  • Politicians and Members of Parliament
  • Public and civil servants
  • Private organizations
  • Non-governmental Organizations (local and international)
  • Civil Society Organizations (local and international)
  • Inter-Governmental Organizations (international)
  • Research institutions

Target Group

Target Group

The target group of the programme includes members of recognized institutions or organizations such as Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Political Parties, the Police Service; Prisons Service; Immigration Service; Armed Forces; District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies, etc.

Entry Requirement

Entry Requirements for MPhil Political Science Education

To be admitted to the postgraduate programmes, candidates must possess a good first degree in Political Science or BA Social Sciences with Political Science option or BA Development Studies with Political Science option in a related discipline.

  • Candidates applying for the programme should have Political Science major (First degree) or combined Political Science with another subject, and must have attained at least a Second-Class Lower Division.
  • Applicants with Master of Arts in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy or Public Administration shall be exempted from course work but will have to take courses in education and other core courses deemed relevant by the Department.
  • Candidates with M.Ed. Political Science from a recognised University may also apply. Such a candidate may be required to take additional courses in addition to completing a full research thesis /dissertation within one year.
  • Applicants will have to pass a selection interview to be conducted by the department

Programme Domain

  • Postgraduate

Programme Type

  • Masters

Available Sessions

  • Regular/ Full Time

Available Entry Modes

  • Direct


  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

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