Aims of the Programme:

The programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and requisite attitude in policy management and leadership administration in the corporate sector as well as the civil and public services and beyond.

The Master of Philosophy in Development Policy is a 2-year degree programme comprising rigorous coursework, practical training and a comprehensive thesis writing component. It is available to all students who have attained a good first degree in any discipline and wish to enhance their knowledge on social and development policy. It will be hosted within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


       Objectives of the Programme

The programme seeks to enhance in students, requisite techniques, needed to enable them to undertake a rigorous analysis of targets and achievement of development policies, with special reference to Ghana. Students will be exposed to classical and contemporary theories of development in relation to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), Agenda 2063, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD) and other contemporary or emerging social policies.

Specific objectives to be achieved through the programme include the following:

  1. Development and application of research techniques to analysis of data. 
  2. Explore in-depth various international consensuses for enhancing life on earth.
  3. Critically analyse the sustainability of global development initiatives.
  4. Construct a link among various development policy interventions.
  5. Identify drivers and possible mechanisms to address global poverty and wealth creation.
  6. Assess the roles of international financial institutions in alleviating poverty in developing countries.

       Admission Requirements for MPhil Programme

All applicants are admitted into the Master of Arts (MA) programme which may be terminal in 12 months. To be eligible for progress to the MPhil in Development Policy programme, students should have undertaken the Master of Arts (MA) programme in Development Policy and passed all registered courses. A student should have attained a GPA of 3.5 or above in the courses taken. Students who attain a CGPA of 3.5 and above can be accepted to the MPhil Development Policy programme upon application, a proposal statement, and an interview.


Target Group

This course is suitable for participants such as Diplomats, Local Government Staff, Politicians, Journalists, Consultants, Civil Society Advocates, Law Enforcement Agents and Development Planners.



Graduates of the MPhil in Development Policy are assets to themselves and the nation. They will make progress in various fields of endeavours/occupations, especially in academia, consultancy, media, civil service, politics, development planning and self-employment.

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