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How do I choose the right University of Ghana Legon courses?

The University of Ghana (UG)  is one of the biggest and oldest universities in Ghana located at Legon a few kilometres from the centre of Accra. The university enrols students on regular, sandwich and weekend programmes, distance education as well as students from affiliate institutions. The University of Ghana has taken that opportunity to build an image as one of the continent’s reputable universities, making it the first choice for academics, researchers and students. This article will be discussing University of Ghana Legon courses and how to choose the right courses. 

University of Ghana students come from across Ghana, Africa and throughout the world, representing diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds and cultures. Through the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO), the University makes every effort to provide financial aid to qualified Ghanaian undergraduate applicants with limited finances. 

UG through the Office of International Programmes encourages the participation of International students through direct enrollment and exchange programmes. At present, there are about  1,500 international students,  from over 71 countries. 

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University of Ghana Colleges 

The University of Ghana has four colleges and each has a number of schools run by the school. The University of Ghana has five main campuses which including Legon Campus.

  • Korle-Bu Campus 

The Korle-Bu Campus is located three (3) kilometres from the Accra Central Business District and houses the College of Health Sciences. The Distance Education programme is run by the School of Continuing and Distance Education, Legon and its eleven (11) Regional Centres.

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  • Accra City Campus

The University of Ghana Accra City Campus was established in 2003 to provide high-quality undergraduate education for the youth. It replaced the defunct Accra Worker’s College, which had been in existence since 1963 and provided part-time access to university degrees. 

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Listed below are some of the Colleges and programmes offered

 College of Health Sciences

  • School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
  • Centre for Tropical, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) 

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

  • School of Agriculture
  • Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC), Legon
  • Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC), Kpong
  • Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre (FOHCREC), Kade
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Engineering Sciences
  • School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences
  • School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies

Institute of Applied Science and Technology

  • Biotechnology Research Center
  • West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement
  • West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens
  • Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS)

College of Humanities

  • Business School
  • School of Law
  • School of Arts
  • School of Languages
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research
  • Institute of African Studies
  • Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa
  • Regional Institute for Population Studies
  • Centre for Social Policy Studies
  • Centre for Migration Studies
  • Center for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Center for Gender Studies and Advocacy
  • Language Center
  • University of Ghana Accra City Campus

College of Education

  • School of Information and Communication Studies
  • School of Education and Leadership
  • School of Continuing and Distance Education

University of Ghana Legon Courses

Below is a list of some UG  courses offered by the University.

College of Health Sciences 

School of Medicine and Dentistry

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  2. Bachelor of Dental Surgery

School of Pharmacy

  1. Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 

School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences

  1. Bachelor of Science Dietetics
  2. Bachelor of Science Medical Laboratory
  3. Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy
  4. Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy
  5. Bachelor of Science Radiography

School of Nursing and Midwifery

  1. Bachelor of Science Nursing 
  2. Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

For more options on programmes on University of Ghana Legon courses,  click here.

Factors to consider in choosing University of Ghana Legon courses

Choosing a course to study at the university is not something we do for the sake of wanting to be in the university but that decision may have an impact on your future. Some people actually have it easy choosing courses to study while others don’t. You may consider the following in choosing a UG course:

  • Know who you are and what you want to achieve 

Learning is a gradual process and it takes commitment to make it successful therefore if you’re a high school graduate and you want to choose a course of study, think about the end goal. What qualification do you intend to receive at the end of the training, is it a diploma or degree? You can also consider choosing a UG course that will help you acquire skills for ready job placement after graduation. 

  • Have a long term goal 

Thinking about your future and the career or profession of your dream boosts your confidence and gives you more reason why you must decide on choosing a course relating to that field. Plans get ruined, situations change but having a goal and a desire to see it happen is one of the main things that will help you decide on the course you want to study at the university. 

  • Destination of study and cost involved

Some people always want to be close to their homes, while others do not, and as such, it is very important to know where you’re going to study if you get the admission while also considering the cost in terms of fees, accommodation that is if you’re far from home and want to stay near the school, your feeding, and other factors before choosing a UG course.

How do you figure out what major is right for me?

In choosing the right University of Ghana Legon courses to study, first and foremost you should have a desire and passion for the programme. You should also consider the skills you’ll gain for choosing that particular major. You can also look at how easily you can get a job after your study at the institution.

What is the easiest degree to do?

Some may also put it this way, “What is the coolest degree?” Many times we hear people say “my course is difficult and complicated, your course is easy I would easily pass if I were you”. Truth be told, there is no such thing as an “easy course” at the university. For a course to be difficult or easy for an individual you should love what you’re reading and make it a part of you since that’s a path and a step ahead to your career or profession. You need to invest your time in the course as an individual and that’s the only way you can make such statements. 

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How do I register for a course?

The following steps will guide you to register for your courses successful at the University of Ghana

  • Access the University website here
  • Click on the MIS Weblink (Under STUDENTS on top of the thick blue banner).
  • Type in your Student ID Number and 5-digit PIN.
  • Then click on “Login” to enter the registration system.
  • Click on “Registration” under the Student iEnabler (on the left side of the screen).
  • Click on “Submit Registration”.
  • Then click on the “blue letters” under “Qualification Code” and select “Register for This Qualification”
  • Then click on “Save and Continue” to see the list of courses that are relevant to your level. To register for courses from the list, click on the small box close to the course code and title to select the courses you are required to register for this semester.
  • Click on “Save and Continue” to view the courses you selected. You can click on “Restart Process” if you need to make some corrections.
  • Then click on “Continue” to view the Registration Cost (Academic Facility User Fee).
  • Click on “Accept Registration” to complete registration.
  • Click on “Printer Friendly Format” and print proof of registration.
  • Click on LOG-OUT to EXIT.

Students are required to print a “proof of registration”. 

How do I drop a course?

  • Log in to your student portal here
  • Click on “Registration” under the Student iEnabler (on the left side of the screen).
  • Click on “Subject Cancellation” to see the list of courses registered. To cancel courses from the list, click on the small box close to the course code and title and select the reason for cancelling from the drop-down list next to the course.
  • Click on “Save Subject Cancellation”.
  • Click on “Student Enquiry” under the Student iEnabler to view the updated proof of registration.
  • Click on “Printer Friendly Format” and print proof of registration
  • Click on LOG-OUT to EXIT.

You may be wondering how to activate your email as a UG student and trust me that’s a very simple thing to do. Emails are now a way of communicating with people officially but other means can be official to some people too.

 How do I activate my student email?

  • Click here to log in to your UG mail login page.
  • Log in to UG mail using your email address and your default password (stated in your admission letter).
  • Follow the instructions that pop up after logging in to your student email to change your default password.

How many courses can you choose in Legon?

Most universities allow direct applicants to choose two courses of their choice and out of that, you get to read the one that best fits your entry requirements.  However, UG gives allows applicants the opportunity to choose up to four courses according to their preference. Subsequently, especially with the Art courses, you get to choose two, a major and a minor depending on what you want. Isn’t that interesting? 

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How much does a Master’s degree cost in Ghana?

If you want to further your study by gaining a  Master’s degree, way to go!  That’s a brilliant idea and a way of improving your skills and knowledge in your field or profession. Having to do your Master’s is expensive in Ghana and the fees vary depending on the programme you want to study and its duration. Averagely, a Master’s degree course may cost about Ghc10,000.00 to Ghc20,000.00 per year depending on your choice of course or program while others may cost something about Ghc5000.00 per semester.

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Getting admission into the University of Ghana is a great opportunity to build your future. However, it can be frustrating if you don’t choose the right University of Ghana Legon courses from the word go. To arrange and book accommodation on campus, get in touch with the various hostel managers on  GetRooms without breaking a sweat. For relevant updates on student life and Universities in Ghana, GetRooms has got you covered.

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