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PhD Oceanography and Limnology

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The PhD in Oceanography and Limnology is designed to train highly qualified professionals who will be able to apply the principles of oceanography and limnology to solve socio-ecological problems for sustainable development. Advancement in knowledge through novelty in research and innovation is a critical component of the programme. Also, it is expected that highly motivated aquatic resource managers and planners with the requisite understanding for making technical and managerial decisions involving freshwater and marine ecosystems will be trained.


At the end of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • apply acquired scientific knowledge and research methods to analyse and address socio-ecological problems
  • create new knowledge towards advancement in Oceanography and Limnology
  • work independently to evaluate and analyse problems related to aquatic ecosystems
  • contribute to capacity building in oceanography and limnology related fields.

Entry requirement

The minimum admission requirement for the PhD programmes is a two- year master’s degree with research in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline or equivalent qualification 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.

Target groups

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.

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