MA in Public Affairs

General

Programme Description

MASTER OF ARTS (MA) IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Coursework will be completed during two long vacation periods. Each of the two-year coursework will last for six weeks, making it a total of 12 weeks, while two weeks (one week each) will be spent on revision and examinations, making a total of four weeks. Students will be expected to complete and submit their Special Topics by October of the second year of the program.

Entry Requirements

i) A good first degree in the social sciences from a recognized University.

ii) A minimum of three years working experience in the private or public sector.

iii) A pass in an entrance examination and an interview.

FIRST SEMESTER

  • Governance, Democracy, and Institutional Reform
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Government and Politics in Ghana
  • Research Methods
  • Special Topics

Elective Course

  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Public Sector Management
  • Decentralization and Local Government
  • Administration of Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Public Budgeting and Management
  • Conflict and Conflict Management

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Principles and Practice of Leadership
  • Africa and the International Economy
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Seminar
  • Special Topics

Elective Courses

  • Organizational Development
  • Government-Business Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Lobbying and Agenda Setting
  • Procurement
Last updated January 2018

About the School

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, r ... Read More

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