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UG: M.A Educational Leadership And Management (Sandwich Programme) 2016/17 – Apply Now

UG: M.A Educational Leadership And Management (Sandwich Programme) 2016/17 – Apply Now







The current educational landscape is characterized by challenges that require practitioners to develop cutting-edge solutions for the educational sector. It is in light of this that the University of Ghana School of Education and Leadership has developed the MA Educational Leadership and Management programme to offer prospective students the required expertise to resolve the numerous challenges faced by the educational sector. The programme prepares educational practitioners in school leadership and management, teaching and learning processes, health and safety in schools and educational contexts, participation and involvement of the school community and resource mobilization and use.


In our contemporary world, work schedules, family commitments and other responsibilities undermine one’s desire to further their education. This MA Sandwich programme is designed to help individuals access high quality research intensive education, while attending to other responsibilities.

Essentially, the programme will enable students to develop:

  • Broad-based knowledge and understanding of theories of educational leadership and management for better engagement in issues and debates in the field of education.
  • A range of frameworks for understanding learners’ performance, better and new ways of professional development and organizational learning so as to enhance professional practice in the Ghanaian context.

·         Better skills and understanding of issues relating to teacher quality, preparation, training and development of leadership identities and to critically examine such identity formation in the context of equality, inclusiveness and social justice.

Courses Offered

First Semester Second Semester
  • Educational Policy
  • Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Technology in Education
  • Information and Media Literacy
  • Schools, Cultures, and Communities
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Psychology of Education
  • Sustaining an Educational Enterprise
  • The Practice of Teacher Education
  • Higher Education Management
  • Educational Management
  • Inclusive Education
  • International Education and Development
  • Education Financing and Budgeting
  • Practice-Based Enquiry
  • Principles of Curriculum Development
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Game-based Learning
  • Extra-Curricular Programming
  • Education Law

Programme Duration

The MA Educational Leadership and Management Sandwich programme is spread over two (2) semesters designed to include people from all sectors, especially educational practitioners at all levels.

Coursework for the programme will be completed in two semesters.  The first semester will begin during the Easter break for two weeks (4th – 18th April, 2016) and continue during the long vacation period for six weeks (18th July – 26th August, 2016). A similar schedule will be repeated in 2017 for the second semester. Students will take a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A good first degree (at least second class lower division) from a recognised university.

Applicants with a background in education will have an added advantage.


How to Apply

Ghanaian applicants can obtain the University of Ghana application e-voucher at GH¢ 130.00 from any branch of the following banks: Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the online application form.

Applicants outside Ghana and non-Ghanaian applicants are required to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

Details of the Account are;

Account Name:          University of Ghana Foreign Students Account

Account Number:      0161014409780401

Bank details:               Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

Swift:                           ECOCGHAC

Applicants are to use the following links to access the detailed information and online application form for completion and submission:



All enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:

The Executive Secretary

School of Graduate Studies,

University of Ghana




The Deadline for submission of the completed online application is Friday, 5th February, 2016 .


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