The MPhil in Oceanography and Limnology is geared towards training qualified limnologists and oceanographers who will be able to apply principles of limnology and oceanography to solving current socio-ecological problems for sustainable development. The programme is also expected to produce highly motivated aquatic resource managers and planners with a critical scientific knowledge necessary for understanding the risks and benefits of freshwater and marine ecosystems management decisions.
The main goal of the MPhil programme in Oceanography and Limnology is to produce a high level personnel for the sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems especially in developing countries.
At the end of the programme, graduates will be able to:
- apply knowledge and skills acquired in aquatic ecosystems and processes to solve socio-ecological problems associated with aquatic systems.
- develop appropriate techniques for utilization of aquatic resources towards sustainable development.
- undertake research and contribute to capacity building in oceanography and limnology related fields.
Qualified Ghanaian and international candidates with background in oceanography and limnology related fields such as marine meteorology, coastal engineering and processes, geomorphology and aquatic ecology.
The minimum admission requirement for the MPhil in Oceanography and Limnology is a first degree (Second Class Lower Division or equivalent) in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline, from a recognised university. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology, as well as the ability to work optimally and independently in an international and multidisciplinary environment.