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University For Development Studies 2021/2022 Courses and Requirements

If you seeking to be enrolled as a Student of the University for Development Studies during the 2021/2022 Academic year, then you must meet some basic requirements as well as be enlighten on the Courses/Programmes they undertake.

Application forms for admission to Diploma and Undergraduate programmes in the University for Development Studies (UDS) will be available online at www.admissions.uds.edu.gh from Monday, April 19, 2021 for holders of the following qualifications;

  • West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE),
  • HND/Diploma Certificates, State Registered Nurses (SRN)

NB: WASSCE applicants who are awaiting their results are eligible to apply by selecting Awaiting option and indicating their examination details. Upon release of the 2021 WASSCE results, the University will automatically update all awaiting results.

The following courses are currently offered by the University.

FULL-TIME/REGULAR PROGRAMMES

TAMALE CAMPUS

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (SoM)

  • 6-Year Medicine (MBChB) (This programme is for only WASSCE  candidates with Elective Science subjects)
  • 6-Year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) (This programme is for only WASSCE  candidates with Elective Science subjects)
  • 4-Year BSc (Physician Assistant) This programme is for only WASSCE  candidates with Elective Science subjects)

SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (SAHS)

  • 6-Year Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS.D)

Admission / Entry Requirement
Applicants to the 6-Year Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS.D) degree must have Credit in the THREE WASSCE core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits in THREE WASSCE electives: Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics).

  • 4-Year BSc (Community Nutrition) (This is a science-based programme for WASSCE holders). Home Economics candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • 4-Year BSc Medical Imaging Technology) (This is a science-based programme for WASSCE holders). Home Economics candidates are not  eligible to apply.

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY

  • 4-Year BSc (Nursing) (for WASSCE holders) Candidates with business subjects are advised not to apply for Nursing. Only Pure Science, Agricultural Science, Arts or Home Economics candidates are eligible to apply
  • 4-Year BSc (Midwifery) (for WASSCE holders) Candidates with Business subjects are advised not to apply. Only Pure Science, Agricultural Science, Arts or Home Economics candidates are eligible to apply.

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

  • 4-Year BSc (Health Information Management) (for WASSCE holders) This is a science-based programme. Other candidates with Business subjects, Agricultural Science, Arts or Home Economics are also eligible to apply

FACULTY OF EDUCATION (FOE)

The Faculty of Education is admitting suitably qualified persons into a fulltime and/or a top-up Bachelor of Education programmes in the following courses

  • 4-Year B.ED (Social Science)
  • 4-Year B.ED (Business Studies)
  • 4-Year B.ED (Agriculture Science) – Nyankpala Campus
  • 4-Year B.ED (Family and Consumer Science) – Nyankpala Campus
  • 4-Year B.ED (Mathematics)
  • 4-Year B.ED (Science)
  • 4-Year B.Ed in Basic Education(Lower Primary, Upper Primary, and JHS)  – Tamale Campus
  • 4-Year B.Ed in Early Childhood Care and Education.

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Basic Education
  • 2-Year Diploma in Early Childhood care and  Education

FACULTY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (FSDS)

  • 4-Year BA (Development Education)

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Development Education

NYANKPALA CAMPUS

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (FoAFCS)

  • 4-Year BSc Agriculture Technology (Agricultural Mechanization & Irrigation Technology, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics & Extension, Animal Science and Horticulture)
  • 4-Year BSc (Family & Consumer Sciences)
  • 4-Year  BEd (Agricultural Science)
  • 4-Year BSc Veterinary Nursing
  • 4-Year BSc Food Science and Technology
  • 4-Year BSc Agribusiness (Agricultural & Resource Economics, Agribusiness Management & Finance, Agricultural Extension, Rural Development & Gender Studies, Climate Change and Food Security) This programme is for both science-based SSCE/WASSCE holders and non-science-based applicants with three (3) credit passes in core subjects and three (3) credit passes in the elective subjects

Diploma Programmes

  • 2-Year Diploma in Agriculture Technology
  • 2-Year Diploma in Agribusiness
  • 2-Year Diploma in Family & Consumer Sciences
  • 2-Year Diploma in Food Science and Technology

FACULTY OF BIOSCIENCES (FoB)

  • 4-Year BSc Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
  • 4-Year BSc Aquaculture Technology and  Fisheries Sciences

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
  • 2-Year Diploma Aquaculture Technology and  Fisheries Sciences

Department of Microbiology  

  • Certificate in Food Safety

The programme has six (6) weeks duration (Module 1 to 4 will have eight (8) hours per module, maximum of 4 hours per day).
Practical session will take four (4) days continuously but six (6) days for those who opt for an academic certificate.

TARGET GROUP
a.    Degree and HND holders from any discipline who are interested in Food Safety
b.    JHS, SSSCE, WASSCE and Vocational School graduates who are interested in Food Safety
c.    Personnel involved in food handling in the hospitality and food industries (Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Cold Stores etc.)
d.    Sachet/Bottle Water producers, bottlers of various local drinks and packagers of various local food products.
e.    Street food vendors (teaching will be translated into various local languages that participants understand properly, in case they do not understand English).
f.    Cooking staff of Senior High Schools, Colleges of Education, Staff of the Ghana School Feeding programmes, etc.
g.    Domestic cooks, who are interested in food safety
h.    Any other interested person working in the food supply chain

APPLICATION IS FREE!

For more enquiries and application, interested applicants should contact:

1.    Dr. Courage K. S. Saba
Department of Microbiology
Faculty of Biosciences
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +233543446929

OR

2.    Deputy Registrar
Academic and Students’ Affairs Department
Email:    [email protected]
Telephone:+23372093382

FACULTY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT (FNRE)

  • 4-Year BSc Renewable Natural Resources (Forest & Forest Resources Management; Range & Wildlife Management; Ecotourism & Environmental Management; and Fisheries & Aquatic Resource Management options)
  • 4-Year BSc Ecotourism and Hospitality Management
  • 4-Year  BSc Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • 4-Year BSc Forest Resource Conservation and Management

These programmes are for Pure Science or Agricultural Science (WASSCE) holders only. However, non-science-based applicants with credit passes in Elective Mathematics, Economics and Geography and at least C4 in Integrated Science qualify to apply.

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Natural Resource Management

FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND CULTURAL STUDIES (FCCS)

  • 4-Year BSc Social Change Communication (This is a non science-based programme for non science-based SSSCE/WASSCE holders but  Science-based students are also eligible to apply)

Diploma Programme

  • 2-Year Diploma in Social Change Communication

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (SoE)

  • 4-Year BSc Mechanical Engineering (Options in Thermo-Fluids & Energy Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Applied Mechanic Engineering, Design & Production Engineering)
  • 4-Year BSc Agricultural Engineering (options in Food & Post Harvest Engineering, Soil & Water Conservation Engineering, Farm Power & Machinery Engineering, Irrigation & Drainage Engineering)

Below are various Undergraduate Programs you can opt for. 

Undergraduate Programmes

# Programme Faculty
1 BA Development Education Faculty of Sustainable Development Studies
2 BEd Agricultural Science Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
3 BEd Arabic Faculty of Education
4 BEd Basic Education Faculty of Education
5 BEd Business Studies Faculty of Education
6 BEd Early Childhood Care And Education Faculty of Education
7 BEd Family And Consumer Science Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
8 BEd Social Science Faculty of Education
9 BSc Agribusiness Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
10 BSc Agriculture Technology Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
11 BSc Aquaculture Technology And Fisheries Science Faculty of Biosciences
12 BSc Biotechnology And Molecular Biology Faculty of Biosciences
13 BSc Community Nutrition School of Allied Health Sciences
14 BSc Ecotourism And Hospitality Management Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment
15 BSc Environmental Management And Sustainability Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment
16 BSc Family And Consumer Science Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
17 BSc Fisheries And Aquaculture Technology Faculty of Biosciences
18 BSc Food Science And Technology Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
19 BSc Forest Resource Conservation And Management Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment
20 BSc Health Information Management School of Public Health
21 BSc Medical Imaging Technology School of Allied Health Sciences
22 BSc Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery
23 BSc Nurse Anaesthesia School of Medicine
24 BSc Nurse Practitioner School of Nursing and Midwifery
25 BSc Nursing School of Nursing and Midwifery
26 BSc Paediatric Nursing School of Nursing and Midwifery
27 BSc Physician Assistant School of Medicine
28 BSc Renewable Natural Resources Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment
29 BSc Social Change Communication Faculty of Communication and Cultural Studies
30 BSc Veterinary Nursing Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
31 Certificate In Early Childhood Care And Education Faculty of Education
32 Diploma In Agriculture Science Education Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
33 Diploma In Agriculture Technology Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
34 Diploma In Basic Education Faculty of Education
35 Diploma In Biotechnology And Molecular Biology Faculty of Biosciences
36 Diploma In Development Education Faculty of Sustainable Development Studies
37 Diploma In Development Education Studies Faculty of Sustainable Development Studies
38 Diploma In Early Childhood Care And Education Faculty of Education
39 Diploma In Family And Consumer Science Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
40 Diploma In Social Change Communication Faculty of Communication and Cultural Studies
41 Doctor Of Medical Laboratory Science School of Allied Health Sciences
42 Doctor Of Pharmacy School of Medicine
43 MBChB (Medicine) School of Medicine

Postgraduate Programmes

# Programme Faculty
1 MA Development Education Studies Faculty of Sustainable Development Studies
2 Master Of Public Health School of Public Health
3 MEd Agricultural Science Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
4 MEd Educational Management And Planning Faculty of Education
5 MEd Measurement And Evaluation Faculty of Education
6 MEd Special Education Faculty of Education
7 MEd Training And Development Faculty of Education
8 MPH Environmental Health School of Public Health
9 MPH Maternal And Child Health School of Public Health
10 MPhil Agricultural Science Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
11 MPhil Agricultural Science Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences
12 MPhil Biotechnology Faculty of Biosciences
13 MPhil Chemical Pathology School of Allied Health Sciences
14 MPhil Community Health And Development School of Public Health
15 MPhil Development Education Studies Faculty of Sustainable Development Studies
16 MPhil Educational Management And Planning Faculty of Education
17 MPhil Fisheries Faculty of Biosciences
18 MPhil Fisheries Science Faculty of Biosciences
19 MPhil Irrigation And Drainage Engineering School of Engineering
20 MPhil Measurement And Evaluation Faculty of Education
21 MPhil Public Health Nutrition School of Public Health
22 MPhil Special Education Faculty of Education
23 MPhil Training And Development Faculty of Education
24 MSc Biotechnology Faculty of Biosciences
25 MSc Community Disaster Resilience Studies School of Public Health
26 MSc Community Health And Development School of Public Health
27 MSc Irrigation And Drainage Engineering School of Engineering
28 MSc Public Health Nutrition School of Public Health
29 PhD Biotechnology Faculty of Biosciences
30 PhD Chemical Pathology School of Allied Health Sciences
31 PhD Development Education Studies Faculty of Sustainable Development Studies
32 PhD Irrigation And Drainage Engineering School of Engineering
33 Postgraduate Diploma In Education Faculty of Education

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