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General Arts Courses and Cut-Off Points AT KNUST

General Arts Courses and Cut-Off Points AT KNUST



Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is a public University of Ghana that focuses on science and technology. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the public university established in the country, as well as the largest university in the Kumasi Metropolis and in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

KNUST has a number of courses for General Arts Students students who wish to pursue further studies in the art related areas.

Some of the Art related courses offered at KNUST have been listed below.

  • Literature
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Languages (Spanish, Arabic, English, and Chinese)
  • Communication
  • Global Studies
  • Human Behaviour
  • Philosophy

Any course that covers any of the above disciplines will be listed in this write-up. Management, Law, Accounting, Business, Administration, Information Technology and Engineering programmes do not fall under the general arts category.

Cut-Off Points For General Arts Courses At KNUST

The following cut-off points apply for General Arts areas for those seeking to enrol at KNUST. Be mindful that these cut off points could change depending on many factors. But this can be a guide to choose courses that will commensurate with your performance.


Group A (Biological Courses)

  • BSc. Agricultural Biotechnology – 19
  • BSc. Agricultural Management – 18
  • BSc. Agriculture – 24
  • BSc. Aquaculture and Water Resources Management – 24
  • BSc. Biological Science – 12
  • BSc. Environmental Sciences – 17
  • BSc. Herbal Medicine – 16
  • BSc. Human Biology (Medicine) – 06
  • BSc. Midwifery – 10
  • BSc. Natural Resources Management – 20
  • BSc. Physician Assistantship – 07
  • BSc. Medical Imaging – 10
  • BSc. Physiotherapy and Sports Science – 14

Group B (Physical)

  • BSc. Actuarial Science – 11
  • BSc. Computer Science – 11
  • BSc. Mathematics – 18
  • BSc. Meteorology and Climate Science – 21
  • BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics – 14
  • BSc. Statistics – 16

Group C (Technology and Social Sciences)

  • BA. Akan Language and Culture – 24
  • B.Ed. Junior High School Specialism – 24
  • BA. Communication Design (Graphic Design) – 14
  • BA. Communication Studies – 12
  • BA. Culture and Tourism – 16
  • BA. Economics – 13
  • BA. English – 20
  • BA. French and Francophone Studies – 15
  • BA. Geography and Rural Development – 14
  • BA. History – 18
  • BA. Linguistics – 22
  • BSc. Fashion Design – 16
  • BSc. Ceramics Design Technology – 24
  • BSc. Metalsmithing and Jewellery Technology – 24
  • BSc. Textile Design and Technology – 18
  • BA. Integrated Rural Art and Industry – 19
  • BFA. Painting and Sculpture – 20
  • BA. Political Studies – 11
  • BA. Publishing Studies – 16
  • BA. Religious Studies – 24
  • BA. Sociology – 14
  • BSc. Hospitality and Tourism Management – 13
  • BSc. Construction Technology and Management – 14
  • BSc. Development Planning – 12
  • BSc. Human Settlement Planning – 16
  • BSc. Land Economy – 09
  • BSc. Real Estate – 13
  • LLB – 06
  • BSc. Disability and Rehabilitation Studies – 17
  • BSc. Architecture – 09
  • BSc. Food Science and Technology – 14
  • BSc. Forest Resources Technology – 24
  • BSc. Landscape Design and Management – 22
  • BSc. Medical Laboratory Technology – 08
  • BA. Social Work – 15

Postgraduate courses under general arts

The postgraduate courses offered here range from science, technology, industrial art, communication, and history to politics. The university offers various postgraduate courses in general arts. They include the following:

Department of Educational Innovation in Science and Technology

  • MPhil Art Education
  • MA in African Art and Culture
  • MPhil African Art and Culture
  • PhD in Art Education
  • PhD in African Art and Culture
  • MSc/MPhil Creative Art Therapy
  • MPhil Art Education (Top-Up)
  • MPhil. African Art and Culture (Top-Up)
  • MPhil. Education (Top-Up)

Department of Planning and Sculpture

  • Master of Fine Art options
  • PhD in Fine Art

Department of Industrial Art

  • MFA Ceramics
  • MFA Jewellery and Metalsmithing
  • MFA Textiles Design
  • MPhil/Ph.D. Textile and Fashion Design Technology

Department of Communication Design

  • Masters in Communication Design (MCOMM)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil Comm. Design)

Department of Integrated Rural Art and Industry

  • MPhil Integrated Art (Full-Time / Part-Time)

Department of Economics

  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Economics (Money, Banking and Finance)
  • MSc Economics (Energy and Resource Economics)
  • MSc Economics (Health Economics)
  • MPhil Economics
  • PhD in Economics

Department of Languages and Communication Sciences

  • MPhil French (Literature and Society)
  • MPhil French (Applied Linguistics)
  • MPhil French (Translation and Interpreting)
  • MPhil Teaching of French as a Foreign Language
  • MPhil French for Specific Purposes
  • PhD. French (Literature and Society)
  • PhD. French (Applied Linguistics)
  • PhD. French (Translation and Interpreting)
  • PhD in Teaching French as a Foreign Language
  • PhD. French for Specific Purposes

Department of English

  • MPhil in English

Department of Geography and Rural Development

  • MSc Geography and Sustainable Development
  • MPhil Geography and Rural Development
  • PhD. Geography and Rural Development

Department of Religious Studies

  • MA Religious Studies
  • MPhil Religious Studies
  • PhD in Religious Studies

Department of Sociology and Social Work

  • MA/MPhil in Sociology
  • MA/MPhil in Social Work
  • PhD. Sociology

Department of History and Political Studies

  • Master of Public Administration in Political Science
  • Master of Philosophy in Historical Studies
  • Master of Philosophy in Political Science
  • MA Asante History
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Historical Studies (PhD.)

Centre for Cultural and African Studies

  • MPhil Chieftaincy and Traditional Leadership Studies.
  • MA Chieftaincy and Traditional Leadership Studies.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Chieftaincy and Traditional Leadership Studies.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Chieftaincy and Traditional Leadership Studies.
  • Certificate of Participation in Chieftaincy and Traditional Leadership Studies.

Department of Food Science and Technology

  • MSc Food Science and Technology
  • MPhil Food Science and Technology
  • PhD in Food Science and Technology

Department of Environmental Science

  • MPhil Environmental Science

Department of Mathematics

  • MPhil Pure Mathematics
  • MPhil Applied Mathematics
  • PhD. Pure Mathematics
  • PhD in Applied Mathematics

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

  • PhD. Actuarial Science
  • PhD. Mathematical Statistics

Department of Computer Science

  • MSc Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MPhil Computer Science
  • MSc Information Technology
  • MPhil Information Technology
  • MSc Health Informatics
  • PhD. Computer Science
  • PhD in Information Technology

Department of Optometry and Visual Science

  • MPhil Vision Science
  • PhD in Vision Science

Distance learning courses offered at KNUST

For students who are not able to attend classes physically, distance learning is available. It comes with numerous courses as well. The programs below are offered via the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL):


  • Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Horticultural Management

Undergraduate programs

  • BSc. Computer Science
  • BSc. Statistics
  • BSc. Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics
  • BSc. Construction Technology & Management
  • BSc. Actuarial Science
  • BA. Social Work
  • BA. Sociology

Postgraduate programs

  • MPhil Post-Harvest Technology
  • MPhil/MSc Forensic Science
  • MPhil/MSc Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • MPhil/MSc Industrial Finance and Investment
  • MPhil/MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MPhil/MSc Educational Innovation and Leadership Science
  • MPhil/MSc Actuarial Science
  • MSc Applied Statistics
  • MSc Geography and Sustainable Development
  • MSc Health Informatics
  • MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • MSc Food Quality Management
  • MSc Development Management
  • MSc Environmental Science
  • Master of Education Degree (MEd)
  • MSc Energy and Sustainable Management
  • MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • MSc Development Finance
  • MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
  • MSc Management and Human Resource Strategy
  • MSc Environmental Resource Management
  • MPhil/MSc Forensic Science

KNUST courses requirements

One ought to meet the minimum requirements for admission. They differ from program to program. Here are the requirements for undergraduate, master’s and PhD students.

Undergraduate general arts programs

In addition to attaining the needed cut-off points outlined above, you also need the following:

  • Three credits in core subjects. They include the English language, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
  • The credits in three other elective subjects related to the general art programme you want to take.
  • You should not score grades E8 and F9.
  • If you are an international baccalaureate holder, you must have grade 4 and above in any three relevant subjects at a higher level.


  • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalence from an accredited institution
  • The degree must be of at least first-class or second-lower-class division


  • A master’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university
  • You must have evidence that you were adequately trained and can study the program you are applying for.

KNUST contacts

If you have any complaints, questions, or inquiries about the courses, channel them via the following official contacts:

  • Physical location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
  • Phone 1: +233 3220 60444
  • Phone 2: +233 3220 61831
  • Fax: +233 3220 60137
  • Email: admissions@knust.edu.gh



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