IUCG Department Of Communication Studies

IUCG Department Of Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies was established in year 2011 and it is headed by Mr. Ato Amoaning Annan.  The faculty was granted accreditation from January 2011 by National Accreditation Board to run Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) programme.

 

It is affiliated to the School of Information and Communication Studies of the University of Ghana, which issues certificate for the Bachelor of Arts  in Communication Studies degree earned by graduates of the faculty. The degree programmes offer by the department are:

    • BA Communication Studies (Journalism)
    • BA Communication Studies (Public Relations)
    • BA Communication Studies (Advertising) 

The programme is designed to offer the requisite training for students who intend to work in the various fields of the mass media and other areas of communications studies. The fields of Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising are among the most rapidly growing areas of employment for the youth in Ghana today. The proliferation of the print media and radio stations across the length and breadth of Ghana is unprecedented.

 

A lot of television stations are also springing up. Regrettably, the human resource to man these important areas is either lacking or inadequate. This is particularly so when one considers the fact that the first degree awarding programmes in Communications Studies in Ghana are virtually non-existent. The job market for graduates in Communications Studies is sprawling. Graduate placement is, therefore, quite assuring.

The University admits the following categories of students into Level 100 (first year) of the 4-year bachelor degree programme:

    • Holders of Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) with passes (at Grade D or better) in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies plus three elective subjects, with an aggregate of 24 or better.
    • Holders of West African Senior Secondary (School) Certificate Examination (WASSCE) of WAEC with passes (at Grade C6 or better) in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies plus three elective subjects, with an aggregate score of 36 or better.
    • Candidates with a combination of SSSCE and WASSCE may also apply.
    • Cambridge GCE 'O' Level with five (5) credits including English Language and Mathematics plus at least two (2) GCE 'A' Level passes and a pass in General Paper. One of the 'A' Level passes must be at grade D or better.
    • Holders of (i) Ghana GCE 'O' Level with five (5) credits including English Language and Mathematics, (ii) Teachers’ Post-Secondary School Certificate (2- or 3-year) without Diploma, and (iii) other High-School-equivalent certificates (local or foreign) are encouraged to apply as Mature applicants.
    • Holders of other qualifications [such as Professional certificates and Diplomas: HND (First and Second Class), ICA, CIM, etc.; RSA II and above, DBS (with Distinction), GIJ certificate, Teachers’ Diploma, a University degree in unrelated subject] can apply and would be considered for placement into Level 200 or 300 on a case-by-case basis at an interview. (Applications should include relevant transcripts and SSSCE/WASSCE/GCE result slips).
    • Mature applicants with a minimum age of 27 years who do not necessarily satisfy the above standard requirement for admission but have reasonable educational background and 3 years working experience or have demonstrated ability for academic work. Such applicants shall have to pass a University Entrance Examination in English (Essay, Comprehension, Grammar and Usage) and General Paper (Quantitative Methods, Critical and Logical Thinking, and Current Affairs) and may be required to pass an interview. (Applications should include a copy each of Birth Certificate, Letters showing First and Current Employment, and any other relevant examination results.
    • Foreign students with qualifications equivalent to those in (a), (b), (c) and (d) above may be considered for admission. They must, however, show evidence of proficiency in English Language.