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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Truth, Our Guide
Established: 1962
No of Students: 74,720
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah
Campuses: the Southern Campus (Old Site) and the Northern Campus (New Site)
Ranking: 3rd in Ghana (Webometrics ranking)
Website: https://ucc.edu.gh/
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The University of Cape Coast, also known as UCC, is a public research university located in Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana. The University of Cape Coast was officially established in October 1962. It was originally established as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon. On October 1, 1971, the College attained the status of a full-fledged University, by an Act of Parliament that authoris.. more

The University of Cape Coast, also known as UCC, is a public research university located in Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana. The University of Cape Coast was officially established in October 1962. It was originally established as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon. On October 1, 1971, the College attained the status of a full-fledged University, by an Act of Parliament that authorised the university to deliver its degrees, diplomas and certificates. This university operates on two campuses; the Southern Campus (Old Site) and the Northern Campus (New Site).

The University of Cape Coast is well-known for being one of the oldest universities in Ghana. It is currently ranked as the 3rd best university in Ghana, following the webometrics 2020 classification. The University of Cape Coast in a collaborative venture with Mammorcare Ghana and Highland Innovations Centre in Scotland developed a breast cancer screening tool called the Breast-I. From an initial student enrolment of 155 in 1963, the University of Cape Coast now has a total student population of over 74,720 students. The breakdown is as follows for undergraduates: 18,949 regular students, 1,445 sandwich students & 48,989 distance students. As postgraduates. the university has 1,014 regular postgraduate students, 2,773 sandwich postgraduate students and 1,540 postgraduate distance students.

The University of Cape Coast provides several academic and non-academic facilities for its students. Some of these facilities include; a library system (comprised of the main library, faculty libraries, a French club room, departmental libraries and hall libraries), banks on campus (the GCB Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Prudential Bank, Zenith Bank and Pro Credit), bookshops, a post office, places of worship, a teaching hospital, an ICT centre and hostels. Some notable alumni of UCC include Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang (Former Minister of Education of the Republic of Ghana; First Female Vice-Chancellor of a Public University in Ghana), Kweku Asiamah (Minister of Transport), Juliet Asante (an award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur and activist) and Daniel A. Wubah (President of Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA).

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COLLEGES/FACULTIES/SCHOOLS

The University of Cape Coast has four colleges, each having several schools and departments.

College of Agriculture & Natural Sciences (CANS)

School of Physical Sciences

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Math.. more

COLLEGES/FACULTIES/SCHOOLS

The University of Cape Coast has four colleges, each having several schools and departments.

College of Agriculture & Natural Sciences (CANS)

School of Physical Sciences

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Laboratory Technology
  • Department of Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Laser & Fibre Optics Centre
  • Industrial Chemistry Programme

School of Biological Sciences

  • Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
  • Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Entomology & Wildlife
  • Department of Biomedical & Forensic Sciences
  • Department of Biochemistry

School of Agriculture

  • Department of Soil Science
  • Department of Crop Science
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Department of Technology Village
  • Department of Meat Processing Unit (MPU)

College of Education Studies (CES)

Faculty of Educational Foundations

  • Department of Counselling Centre
  • Department of Basic Education
  • Department of Education & Psychology
  • Department of Guidance and Counseling

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Education

  • Department of Arts Education
  • Department of Business and Social Sciences Education

Faculty of Science & Technology Education

  • Department of Health Science Education
  • Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation
  • Department of Mathematics & ICT Education
  • Department of Science Education
  • Department of Vocational & Technical Education

School of Educational Development & Outreach

  • Centre for Educational Research, Evaluation and Development
  • Centre for Teacher Professional Development
  • Centre for Teaching Support
  • Institute of Education

College of Humanities and Legal Studies (CHLS)

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Institute for Oil and Gas Studies
  • Institute for Development Studies (IDS)
  • Department of Sociology & Anthropology
  • Department of Population & Health
  • Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Department of Geography & Regional Planning
  • Department of Economics
  • Centre for Gender, Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD)
  • Micro-finance Unit
  • Centre for Data Archiving, Management, Analysis and Advocacy (C-DAMAA)

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of Information & Literacy Skills
  • Department of Theatre & Film Studies
  • Department of Religion and Human Values
  • Department of Music & Dance
  • Department of History
  • Department of Ghanaian Languages & Linguistics
  • Department of French
  • Department of English
  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Department of Classics & Philosophy
  • Centre for African and International Studies

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Law Clinic & Department for Legal Extension
  • Centre for Legal Research
  • Department of Law Library & Information Centre

School of Business

  • Department of Management
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
  • Department of Human Resource Management
  • Professional & Management Development Unit (PMDU)
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development (CESED)

School of Economics

  • Department of Applied Economics
  • Department of Data Science and Economic Policy
  • Department of Economics Studies

School of Development Studies

  • Department of Environment, Governance and Sustainable Development
  • Department of Integrated Development Studies
  • Department of Labour and Human Resource Studies
  • Department of Peace Studies

College of Health & Allied Sciences (COHAS)

School of Medical Sciences

  • Department of Nurse Anaesthesia
  • Department of Anaesthesia & Pain Management
  • Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Department of Medical Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Department Of Obstetrics & Gynaecology & Fetal Medicine
  • Department of Internal Medicine & Therapeutics
  • Department of Chemical Pathology
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Internal Medicine & Therapeutics
  • Department of Medical Education & Information Technology
  • Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • Department of Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Psychological Medicine & Mental Health
  • Department of Physiology

School of Nursing & Midwifery

  • Department of Clinical Teaching Programme
  • Department of Community-Based Experience and Service (COBES)
  • Department of Chemical Pathology
  • Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department of Medical Biochemistry
  • Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Psychological Medicine and Mental Health
  • Department of Surgery
  • Departments of Anatomy
  • Department of Medical Education & IT
  • Department of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Unit

 School of Allied Health Sciences

  • Department of Sports Science
  • Department of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Department of Medical Imaging
  • Department of Health Information Management
  • Department of Optometry
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The University of Cape Coast accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes. The University of Cape Coast is among the top 5 universities in Ghana, so getting admission there is quite competitive.

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The University of Cape Coast accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes. The University of Cape Coast is among the top 5 universities in Ghana, so getting admission there is quite competitive.

Bachelor’s Programmes: To qualify for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess one of these certificates; Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) and GCE /IGCSE O’Level and A’Level.
■ Possess WASSCE /SSSCE credit passes (Grade A1-C6 and Grade A-D respectively) in six subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science /Social Science, and three other relevant subjects.
■ Possess O’Level – Five credits (Grade A-C) including English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two other relevant subjects.
■ Possess A’Level – Credits in three subjects (Grade A-D).
■ Possess General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) – Passes (Grade A-D) in three Compulsory Subjects including English Language and Mathematics, and passes in three relevant Elective Subjects.
■ Applicants with International Baccalaureate are eligible to apply. Such applicants must also possess a proficiency certificate in English (*Please note that all certificates should be translated into English. Equivalences with regard to the certificates would be sought at the National Accreditation Board).
*UCC uses the WASSCE Grading Systems for the selection of candidates. Aggregate 36 is the minimum entry aggregate for WASSCE applicants and Aggregate 24 is the minimum entry aggregate for SSSCE applicants.

Master’s Programmes: To qualify for Master’s Degree Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized Institution in the relevant field of study.
■ Submit an official transcript of academic record.
■ Submit at least two referee reports, one of whom must be from a former lecturer.
■ Pass a selection interview.

PhD Programmes: To qualify for PhD Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a master’s degree in an appropriate field, with CGPA of at least 3.5 and a scored B+ or better in Research Methods course.
■ Submit an official transcript of academic record.
■ Submit at least three referee reports, one of whom must be from a former lecturer.
■ Submit a 3-5 page proposal on the intended area of study including a working bibliography.

HOW TO APPLY
The University of Cape Coast has set up an online portal to assist candidates seeking enrolment. Hence, the applicant should visit the website: https://apply.ucc.edu.gh/ and follow all relevant information about the application process. The application period into UCC generally runs during the months of May and June.

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ABOUT THE CITY OF CAPE COAST
Cape Coast is the capital of Cape Coast metropolitan district and central region of south Ghana. Cape Coast is located 165km west of Accra. The city is one of the most historic cities in Ghana, discovered by the people of Oguaa. A trading fort was built in the city by Portuguese traders, and in the 15th century, the Swedes equally built a lodg.. more

ABOUT THE CITY OF CAPE COAST
Cape Coast is the capital of Cape Coast metropolitan district and central region of south Ghana. Cape Coast is located 165km west of Accra. The city is one of the most historic cities in Ghana, discovered by the people of Oguaa. A trading fort was built in the city by Portuguese traders, and in the 15th century, the Swedes equally built a lodge that has become popularly known as the Cape Coast Castle. The Cape Coast Castle was the means through which millions of slaves were shipped to the Caribbean and America. It was in the castle of Cape Coast that the historic Bond of 1844 was signed between the British and the Fante Confederation. It also served as the country’s capital until 1877, when the capital was moved to Accra. By 1874, the British dominated all European presence along the coast of Ghana using Cape Coast as the base of operation. Cape Coast has a tropical savanna climate with an average annual temperature of 26.4 °C. Cape Coast has an economy that is highly dependent on fishing, trade and government administration.

One of the key facilities provided in the city is the Cape Coast Castle which is a world heritage site and one of the most prominent touristic attractions in the city. It acts as a key site for the study of slavery, and it is a touristic attraction that once got toured by the former US president Barack Obama. The city maintains the Kotokoraba market, which is the main trading post in the central region and an economic hub for business activities. The city possesses a centre for Pan African Historical Theatre Festival, which brings together Africans on the continent and abroad to engage in a series of events related to the slave trade in the African. The city has the Cape Coast Castle Museum’s that serves its visitors with a conference hall, a library, art and craft studio, a book store, gift shops, curio shops, and an open courtyard for outdoor activities. The Cape Coast Castle also hosts the Building History Museum. The city maintains a 15,000 person multi-use stadium, known as Cape Coast Sports Stadium that is mostly used for football. Cape Coast is the seat of the numerous higher institutions of learning, and it boasts some of Ghana’s finest secondary and technical schools. Hence, deciding to study at Cape Coast University will come with a list of amenities that facilitates both academic and social life.

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Truth, Our Guide
Established: 1962
No of Students: 74,720
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah
Campuses: the Southern Campus (Old Site) and the Northern Campus (New Site)
Ranking: 3rd in Ghana (Webometrics ranking)
Website: https://ucc.edu.gh/
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