MA Educational Leadership and Management Sandwich Programme





Given the challenges faced by the current educational landscape, there is urgent need for practitioners to develop cutting-edge solutions for the educational sector. In light of this, the School of Education and Leadership, at the College of Education, University of Ghana, through its Department of Educational Studies and Leadership, has developed the MA Educational Leadership and Management programme to offer prospective students the required expertise to resolve the numerous challenges faced by the educational sector. The programme prepares educational practitioners in school leadership and management, teaching and learning processes, health and safety in schools and educational contexts, participation and involvement of the school community and resource mobilisation and use.


In our contemporary world, work schedules, family commitments and other responsibilities undermine people’s desire to further their education. This MA Sandwich programme is designed to help individuals access high quality research intensive education, while attending to other responsibilities.

Essentially, the programme will enable students to develop:

  • Broad-based knowledge and understanding of theories of educational leadership and management for better engagement in issues and debates in the field of education.
  • A range of frameworks for understanding learners’ performance, better and new ways of professional development and organisational learning so as to enhance professional practice in the Ghanaian context.
  • Better skills and understanding of issues relating to teacher quality, preparation, training and development of leadership identities and to critically examine such identity formation in the context of equality, inclusiveness and social justice.


Courses Offered

First Semester

Second Semester


Core Courses

  • Educational Policy and Planning
  • Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Management Information Systems in Education
  • Educational Management and Supervision
  • Special Topic 1

Core Courses

  • Economics of Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Human Resource Management in Education
  • Education Law and Ethics
  • Practice-Based Enquiry
  • Special Topic 2

Elective Courses

  • Educational Foundations
  • Sustaining an Educational Enterprise
  • The Practice of Teacher Education
  • Higher Education Management

Elective Courses such as:

  • Principles of Curriculum Development
  • Education Financing and Budgeting
  • International Education and Development
  • Gender and Leadership


Programme Duration

The MA Educational Leadership and Management Sandwich programme is spread over two (2) semesters designed to be run as follows. Coursework for the programme will be completed in two semesters.  The first semester will begin during the Easter break for two weeks (9rd to 24th April, 2018) and continue during the long vacation period for six weeks (16th July to 24th August, 2018). A similar schedule will be repeated in 2019 for the second semester.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A good first degree (with at least second class lower division) from a recognised university.

Applicants with a background in education will have an added advantage.


How to Apply

Ghanaian applicants can obtain the University of Ghana application e-voucher at GH¢200.00 from any branch of the following banks: Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the online application form.

Applicants outside Ghana and non-Ghanaian applicants are required to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.


Details of the Account are:

Account Name:          University of Ghana Foreign Students Account

Account Number:      0161014409780401

Bank details:             Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

Swift:                         ECOCGHAC

Applicants are to use the following links to access the detailed information and online application form for completion and submission:                     


All enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:   

The Executive Secretary

School of Graduate Studies,

University of Ghana


E-mails: and  

Tel: 0502673636 / 0263585906


The Deadline for submission of the completed online application is Friday, 23rd February, 2018.