IAU Member


top General Information


Street:P.O. Box LG 25



Other Sites

Also United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU/INRA); Volta Basin Research Project; Agricultural Research Centres (Legon, Kade, Kpong). English proficiency course for foreign students

Institution Funding



Founded 1948 as University College of Gold Coast, became University College of Ghana 1957, and acquired present status and title 1961. Methodist University College Ghana affiliated 2002.

Academic Year

August to July (August-December; January-July)

Admission Requirements

General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 5 credits including English, Mathematics, Arts and Science or West Africa School Certificate (WASC) Ordinary ('O') level and three passes at Advanced ('A') level, with a minimum grade D for one. Senior Secondary School Certificate with passes in core English, Mathematics and any 3 elective subjects, with aggregate score of 24 in the WAEC entrance examination

Tuition Fees

National:Foreign students, 2,475-3,500 per semester (USD)



Accrediting Agency

National Accreditation Board

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Ebenezer Oduro Owusu

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Mercy Haizel-Ashia

Job title:Registrar

International Relations Officer : Ama de-Graft Aikins

Job title:Dean, International Programmes

top Divisions

Centre : Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens

Fields of study:Cell Biology

Centre : Crop Improvement

Fields of study:Crop Production

More details:West African

Centre : Languages

Fields of study:African Languages, English, Modern Languages, Social Policy, Writing

Centre : Migration Studies

Fields of study:Demography and Population

Centre : Social Policy Studies

Fields of study:International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences

Centre : Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Fields of study:Pharmacology, Physical Therapy

Course/Programme : Entomology

Fields of study:Entomology

Course/Programme : Environmental Sciences

Fields of study:Environmental Studies

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Fishery, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, Zoology

Institute : Adult Education

Fields of study:Adult Education

Institute : African Studies

Fields of study:African Studies

Institute : African Sudies

Fields of study:Dance, Music

Institute : Applied Science and Technology

Fields of study:Natural Sciences, Technology

Institute : Environment and Sanitation Studies

Fields of study:Environmental Studies

Institute : Medical Research

Fields of study:Medicine

More details:Noguchi Memorial, NMIMR

Institute : Population Studies

Fields of study:Demography and Population

Institute : Statistical, Social and Economic Research

Fields of study:Economics, Social Studies, Statistics

Research Division : Biotechnology

Fields of study:Biotechnology

School : Agriculture

Fields of study:Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Forestry, Horticulture, Irrigation, Soil Science

School : Arts

Fields of study:Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Dance, English, French, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Theatre

School : Biological Sciences

Fields of study:Biological and Life Sciences

School : Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Physical Therapy, Radiology

School : Business

Fields of study:Accountancy, Administration, Banking, Finance, Health Administration, Human Resources, Information Management, Information Sciences, Management, Marketing, Public Administration

School : Communication Studies

Fields of study:Advertising and Publicity, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Social Psychology

School : Engineering Sciences

Fields of study:Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Food Technology, Materials Engineering

School : Graduate Studies

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Health Administration, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Public Health

School : Law

Fields of study:Constitutional Law, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, Human Rights, International Business, International Law, Law

School : Medicine and Dentistry

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Medicine, Microbiology, Orthodontics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Stomatology, Surgery

School : Modern Languages

Fields of study:Modern Languages

School : Nursing

Fields of study:Child Care and Development, Community Health, Health Sciences, Nursing, Psychiatry and Mental Health

School : Performing Arts

Fields of study:Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre

School : Performing Arts

Fields of study:Performing Arts

School : Pharmacy

Fields of study:Pharmacy

School : Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Fields of study:Mathematics, Physics

School : Public Health

Fields of study:Public Health

School : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Archaeology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics

School : Veterinary Medicine

Fields of study:Veterinary Science

top Degrees

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Fields of study:Medicine, Surgery

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Fields of study:Dentistry

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Administration, Agriculture, Home Economics, Information Technology, Law, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing

Postgraduate Diploma

Master's Degree

Fields of study:African Studies, Agriculture, Archiving, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Entomology, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, Public Administration, Public Health, Theatre

Master of Philosophy

Fields of study:Development Studies


Fields of study:Crop Production


Also Doctor of Medicine (MD)

top Academic Periodicals


Journal of Faculty of Science

Legon Journal of Humanities

Legon Journal of International Affairs (LEJIA)

Management and Organisations

Social Studies Journal


Main Press

School of Communication Studies Printing Press; Institute of Adult Education Printing Press; Institute of African Studies Printing Press


Statistics Year:2017-2018



Updated on 21-10-2016