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Summary of Enrolment Statistics for Post-graduate Studies for 2008/2009 Academic

Year at University of Ghana, Legon*

Master's Graduate (Masters +


No. Department/School degree M.Phil.) M.Phil. Ph.D. Total
1 Agricultural Economics 63 5 68
2 Agricultural Extension 23 1 24
3 Animal Science 7 6 13
4 Crop Science 47 14 61
5 Home Science 7 4 11
6 Soil Science 8 5 13
7 Ph.D. in Plant Breeding 18 18
8 Anatomy 18 18
9 Chemical Pathology 10 10
10 Child Health 20 20
11 Medical Biochemistry 3 3
12 Microbiology 24 9 33
13 Dietetics 3 24 1 28
14 Nursing 5 19 24
15 Public Health 48 26 14 88
16 English 26 6 32
17 Linguistics 24 7 31
18 Philosophy 5 5
19 Religion 45 29 13 87
20 Theatre Arts 37 37
21 Law 7 7
22 Biochemistry 19 1 20
23 Botany 5 2 7
24 Chemistry 14 2 16
25 Geology 4 5 9
26 Mathematics 9 1 10
27 Nutrition & Food Science 18 18
28 Oceanography & Fisheries 27 9 36
29 Physics 5 7 12
Animal Biology &
19 22
30 Conservation Science 3
31 Environmental Science 94 10 104
32 Nuclear Science 43 14 57
Archaeology & Heritage
10 11
33 Studies 1
34 Economics 46 40 86
35 Geography 13 2 15
36 History 11 5 16
37 Information Studies 38 9 2 49
38 Political Science 19 10 29
39 Psychology 58 5 63
40 Social Work 18 18
41 Sociology 23 16 39
42 Adult Education 222 20 4 246
43 African Studies 56 17 73
44 ISSER 23 3 26
Regional Institute for
5 8
45 Population Studies 3
46 Communication Studies 23 5 28
47 LECIAD 58 58
48 Social Policy Studies 25 25
49 Business School 1239 87 6 1332
Grand Total 1752 133 964 215 3064

*Tabulated by Seth Oppong from the University of Ghana March 2010 Annual Report

OBSERVATIONS**

A. Top 10 destinations for post-graduate studies (in terms of total enrolment)

No. Department/School Total


1 Business School 1332
2 Adult Education 246
3 Environmental Science 104
4 Public Health 88
5 Religion 87
6 Economics 86
7 African Studies 73
8 Agricultural Economics 68
9 Psychology 63
10 Crop Science 61
** This excludes Departments of Agricultural Economics, Linguistics, Sociology, and ISSER; this
is because they combined the enrolment in M.A and M.Phil. in their report.
B. Ten (10) least popular destinations for post-graduate studies

No. Department/School Total


1 Medical Biochemistry 3
2 Philosophy 5
3 Law 7
4 Botany 7
5 Regional Institute for Population Studies 8
6 Geology 9
7 Chemical Pathology 10
8 Mathematics 10
9 Home Science 11
10 Archaeology & Heritage Studies 11

C. Top 5 destination for Doctoral Studies

No. Department/School PhD Enrolment


1 Ph.D. in Plant Breeding: WACIP 18
2 African Studies 17
3 Crop Science 14
4 Public Health 14
5 Nuclear Science 14

D. Fourteen (14) least popular destinations for Doctoral Studies

PhD
No. Department/School Enrolment
1 Agricultural Extension 1
2 Dietetics 1
3 Biochemistry 1
4 Mathematics 1
5 Archaeology & Heritage Studies 1
6 Botany 2
7 Chemistry 2
8 Geography 2
9 Information Studies 2
10 Animal Biology & Conservation Science 3
11 ISSER 3
12 Regional Institute for Population Studies 3
13 Home Science 4
14 Adult Education 4
E. Top 10 destinations for M.Phil Studies

No. Department/School M.Phil. Enrolment


1 Environmental Science 94
2 Business School 87
3 Psychology 58
4 African Studies 56
5 Crop Science 47
6 Nuclear Science 43
7 Economics 40
8 Theatre Arts 37
9 Religion 29
Oceanography &
10 Fisheries 27

F. Ten (10) least popular destinations for M.Phil Studies

No. Department/School M.Phil. Enrolment


1 Medical Biochemistry 3
2 Geology 4
3 Philosophy 5
4 Botany 5
5 Physics 5
6 Regional Institute for Population Studies 5
7 Communication Studies 5
8 Animal Science 7
9 Home Science 7
10 Law 7