University of Leicester launches PhD programmes in Ghana

The University of Leicester has reached an agreement with its partner agency in Ghana, the International Distance Education Centre, (IDEC) to introduced PhD or MPhil programmes as part of its distance learning courses in Ghana.

The distance learning PhD programme is ideal for those who live away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments.

Commenting on the programme, Dr. Matthew Higgins, Associate Dean of Enterprise and External Relations of the University of Leicester School of Business explained that, there is no difference between the distance learning PhD qualification and the campus-based equivalent and both degrees are recognised internationally and no distinction of mode of study is made on the degree certificate.

“As with the campus-based PhD, students will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral exam.”

The University of Leicester will be recruiting through its partner agency in Ghana, the International Distance Education Centre, (IDEC).

Emmanuel Kwashie Agbodzie, Managing Director of IDEC, who is a Leicester Alumni on his part said; “We are excited to introduce distance learning PhD programmes as our latest postgraduate offering in Ghana. We will work with the University of Leicester to facilitate flexible and quality distance education for Ghanaian students.”

The University of Leicester is one of the United Kingdom, (UK)’s largest providers of distance learning courses with nearly 2,000 new distance learners joining each year.

It offers courses that are internationally renowned with students from 170 culturally diverse countries.


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