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Distance education, also known as distance learning, is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school, or where the learner and the teacher are separated in both time and distance. Traditionally, this usually involved correspondence courses wherein the student corresponded with the school via mail. Today, it usually involves online education and the learning is usually mediated by some form of technology.

Distance Education is the method of studying in which lectures are broadcast or lessons are conducted by correspondence, without the student needing to attend a school or college.

Academic Year: 

2022 to 2023

The School of Graduate Studies and the College of Distance Education of the University of Cape Coast, invite applications from qualified persons for admission into the College’s Graduate Education and Business Programs by Distance Learning for the 2022/2023 Academic Year.

Table of Contents


1Master of Education (M.Ed)

Areas of specialization:

  1. Social Studies
  2. Curriculum and Teaching
  3. Mathematics Education
  4. Arts Education (English and RME Options)
  5. Physical Education
  6. Administration in Higher Education
  7. Educational Psychology
  8. Guidance and Counselling
  9. Measurement and Evaluation
  10. Special Education
  11. Information Technology (M.Ed IT)

2) Master of Arts (MA)

 Areas of Specialization

  1. Guidance and Counseling
  2. Administration in Higher Education
  3. Measurement and Evaluation

3) Master of Science (MSc.)

Areas of specialization:

  1. Procurement and Supply Chain Mgt.
  2. Project Management
  3. Public Policy and Management
  4. Microfinance
  5. Economics
  6. Social Science Data Mgt. & Analysis
  7. Economics of Tech. & Development.

4)  Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Areas of specialization:

  1. Accounting
  2. Finance
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Marketing Management

5)  Master of Commerce (M.Com) (Top-Up)

Areas of specialization:

  1. Accounting
  2. Finance
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Marketing Management
  5. General Management

6)  Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) (Top-Up)

Areas of Specialization:

  1. Administration in Higher Education
  2. Guidance and Counselling
  3. Educational Psychology
  4. Measurement and Evaluation

7)  Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)


  1. MA, PGDE and M.Ed programmes – 1yr (2 Semesters) and are by course work only.
  2. MBA, MSc and M.Ed (Info. Technology) Programmes – 2 years (4 Semesters), 3 semesters of course work and 1 semester of dissertation.
  3. M.Com (Top-Up) – 12 months (Thesis)
  4. M.Phil. (Top-Up) programme – 1 ½ years (3 Semesters); 1 semester of course work and 2 semesters of thesis.                                                                                          


i.    Applicants must have a first degree from a recognized University or equivalent Institution in the intended field of specialization or a related discipline.                                                        

ii.  In the case of the MBA programmes, holders of final professional examinations certificate and membership of relevant professional bodies such as Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana(ICAG), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Banking (CIB); Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD); Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana (CITG); Chartered Institute of Marketing(CIM); The Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII): Chartered Institute of Human Resource and Development (CIHRD):  Certified Public  Accountants (CPA);  Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply  (CIPS) can apply.  For the MSc programmes (No. 3 a-c), holders of professional qualifications such as CIPS, CIM, ICA, ACCA, CPA and CIMA can apply.

Candidates applying for the MSc. in Procurement and Supply Chain Management programme should have a first degree or its equivalent from an accredited Institution in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Material Management. In addition, candidates applying for the MSc. Programmes must have, at least, three (3) years post qualification work experience.

Applicants for the M.Phil programmes must have Second degree in Arts or Education from a recognized university or equivalent institution in the intended field of specialization with a minimum CGPA of 3.0. Applicants for the M.Com programmes must have an MBA in the relevant areas.


E-vouchers can be obtained from the following sale centres:

(a)   All Branches of GCB Bank Ghana Ltd.

(b)   All Branches of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Ghana Ltd.

(c)   All Branches of Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd.

(d)   All Branches of Consolidated Bank

(e)   All Branches of Prudential Bank Ltd.

(f)    All Branches of GT Bank

(g)   All branches of ARB APEX Bank and All Rural and Community Banks

(h)   All branches of Republic Bank

(i)    All Regional and Major District Offices of GHANA POST.


(a).  Applicants will be given a receipt containing a pin and serial number at the various Sale Centres. This will be used to complete the Application Form Online. Applicants should take the receipt to the nearest CoDE Regional office for further instructions.

(b).  Online applicants should visit www.ucc.edu.gh then go to Admissions and click on Apply Online for further instructions. Applicants should then select DISTANCE application type.

(c).   Applicants should ensure that all certificates are certified. A copy of the Confirmation Page together with a copy of Academic Transcript and Certificates should be submitted to Ghana Post Office.         


The graduate programmes will be mounted in Ten (10) learning centres, namely:

a.    Accra (CoDE Accra Learning Centre, Adjiringano)

b.    Kumasi (Holy Trinity Lutheran School- Kwadaso Estate)

c.    Cape Coast (College of Distance Education Building, UCC).

d.    Tamale (Institute of Languages, Education Ridge)

e.    Sekondi-Takoradi (Holy Child College of Education)

f.     Sunyani (SIBCO, Abesim)

g.    Koforidua (Aspire Education Complex, Koforidua Okurase Housing)

h.    Kasoa (Norris Jorsling Education Complex, Near Washing Bay, Off Kasoa Highway)

i.     Wa (UCC-CoDE Office, Wa- Sombo)

j.     Ho (Mawuli SHS)


The cost of an e-voucher for each programme is Three Hundred and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GHS 320.00)


Closing date for sale of E-Vouchers is 30th July, 2020.                                                     


For further information please contact us by the following numbers:

0332091217- CoDE-UCCCape Coast

0332091125- CoDE-UCCCape Coast

0322496452/0322496747/0265122212 – Kumasi

0541831082 – Tamale      

0243453398  – Accra

0244895081– Sunyani

0244817819  – Takoradi

0247824240 –  Ho

0241256899- Bolgatanga

0247857659 – Wa

0201977865 – Koforidua      

Whatsapp Only– 0507219519

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