Degree Type: 

Master of Philosophy

Department: 

Department of Mathematics and ICT Education

Programme Duration: 

2 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 

Sandwich

About Programme: 

The Top-Up programme will bridge the gap and help M. Ed (Mathematics) degree holders to upgrade themselves academically by pursuing an M. Phil (Mathematics) degree programme in their respective subject areas in Mathematics. The Top-Up programme will help in fulfilling the National Council for Tertiary Education requirement for teachers who want to teach at the Colleges of Education and other tertiary institutions to get an M. Phil degree in their areas of specialization, as proposed in the scheme of service for staff of tertiary education in Ghana.

Entry Requirements: 

Prospective applicants for the M. Phil (Mathematics Education) programme should satisfy the following admission requirements:

  1. Should have obtained a CGPA of 2.5 or better in the Master of Education (M. Ed) course work.
  2. Should have obtained not more than one grade “C” in the Master of Education      (M. Ed) Course work.
  3. Should have obtained a “B” score or better in the Master of Education (M. Ed) Research Methods course.

Goal / Objectives: 

Goal

The goal of the M.Phil Programme is to produce trained and qualified teachers or tutors in Mathematics Education.

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to produce research-based master’s degree holders who will be:

  1. equipped with the requisite content knowledge and pedagogic skills in Mathematics Education that will enable them to take up teaching and non-teaching jobs after their programme;
  2. trained to undertake applied research in mathematics-related courses for the purpose of solving educational problems in society;
  3. equipped with knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical approaches used for engaging in curriculum decision making in Mathematics Education; and
  4. able to provide direct services to the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service, the National Council for Tertiary Education, the National Accreditation Board and other stakeholders in education.

Career Opportunities: 

To serve universities, polytechnics/technical universities, colleges of education and other relevant higher educational institutions in Ghana.

Programme Structure

Level 800

First Semester

EMA 819 : Graduate Research Seminar I
3 Credit(s)

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EMA 822 : Graduate Research Seminar II
12 Credit(s)

Not Published

EMA 852: Research Seminar I
3 Credit(s)

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EMA 861: Further Research Methods in Mathematics Education
3 Credit(s)

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EMA 862 : Further Statistical Methods in Mathematics Education
3 Credit(s)

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EMA 899 : Thesis
12 Credit(s)

Not Published

SGS 801: Academic Writing for Graduate Students
3 Credit(s)

The course offers an opportunity to the student to acquire and develop rhetorical knowledge and practices for studying and writing within discipline-specific contexts. Specifically, the student identifies general features of academic writing, using mainly the genre approach, some key linguistic/rhetorical theories, and concepts underpinning academic writing. The final part of the course will focus on other practical issues in research writing and publishing.

Second Semester

EMA 822: Research Seminar II
3 Credit(s)

Not Published 

EMA 899 : Thesis
12 Credit(s)

Not Published

EMA 899: Thesis
3 Credit(s)

Not Published