University of Cape Coast (UCC) List Of Offered Courses, Their Cut Off Points And Fee Structure

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is one of the most prestigious and sought after universities in Ghana. It is also one of the oldest universities in the country only after the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The institution has continued to attract the interest of prospective students both within the country and from other parts of the African continent.

UCC has five colleges to its name and it offers many courses available for graduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. The diverse programs are vested in the nine Faculties/Schools of the universities. In the same way that they offer different programs, so also the cut-off points for the different courses and their fees are also different.

The different faculties and schools that make the universities are Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Science, School of business, Faculty of Law, School of Agriculture, and School of Biological Science. Others are the School of Physical Science, School of Medical Science, School of Nursing & Midwifery, School of Allied Health Science, College of Education Studies, as well as the College of Distance Education.

University of Cape Coast (UCC) Courses Last From 1 To 6 Years

All courses offered at the University of Cape Coast have a duration of anything from a year to up to 6 months depending on the program you are running. While certificate courses have a one-year duration, diploma courses have a duration of two to three years while degree courses can last for anything between three to six years.

Typically, undergraduate degree courses are supposed to last for anything from four years but you can also get a degree in three years if you have previously gotten a diploma and you are using it to get a direct entry into 200 level rather than 100 level. There are also some that one can get a direct entry into 300 level. This also depends on the course and the previous certificate you have obtained.

There are a number of special courses including in the medical line that may have a duration of up to six years. Depending on the duration of the course, there is also a set credit unit that you are expected to hit before you can graduate from the university. Here’s a quick look at the duration of courses and the required credits:

  1. Six-year degree programs (180- 211 credits)
  2. Four-year degree programs (120- 141 credits)
  3. Three-year degree programs (90 – 106 credits)
  4. Two-year post-diploma degree programs (60- 85 credits)
  5. Three-year diploma programs (60- 85 credits)
  6. Two-year diploma programs (60- 85 credits)
  7. One-year certificate programs (30-36 credits)

All Courses Offered At The University of Cape Coast

College of Education Studies

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Education

  • Arts (B.Ed.)
  • Social Science (B.Ed.)
  • Social Studies (B.Ed.)
  • Accounting (B.Ed.)
  • Management (B.Ed.)

Faculty of Science and Technology Education

  • Science (B.Ed.)
  • Mathematics (B.Ed.)
  • Computer Science (B.Ed.)
  • Health Science (B.Ed.)
  • Health, Physical Education & Recreation (B.Ed.)
  • Home Economics (B.Ed.)

Faculty of Educational Foundations

  • Basic Education (B.Ed.)
  • Early Childhood Education (B.Ed.)
  • Psychology (B.Ed.)

College of Humanities & Legal Studies

Faculty of Arts

  •  African Studies (B.A.)
  • Varied Fields (B.A.)
  • Theatre Studies (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
  • Communication Studies (B.A.)
  • Dance (B.A.)
  • Film Studies (B.A.)

Proficiency Course in English for Francophone Students

  • B.A. (Varied Fields)- According to the area of specialization e.g. B.A.(English), B.A. (English and French).

Faculty of Social Science

  • Social Science (B.A.)
  • Population and Health (B.A.)
  •  Hospitality Management (B.Sc.)
  • Tourism Management (B.Sc.)
  • Anthropology (B.A.)
  • Geography and Regional Planning (B.Sc.)
  • Social Behaviour and Conflict Management (B.A.)

School of Business

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Procurement & Supply Chain Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management)

Faculty of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

School of Agriculture

  • Agriculture (B.Sc.)
  • Agricultural Extension (B.Sc.)
  • Animal Health (B.Sc.)
  • Agribusiness (B.Sc.)
  • Agro-Processing (B.Sc.)
  • Agricultural Extension (B.Sc.)
  • Agricultural Extension & Community Development (B.Sc.)

School of Biological Sciences

  • Environmental Science (B.Sc.)
  • Biochemistry (B.Sc.)
  • Fisheries & Aquatic Science (B.Sc.)
  • Forensic Science (B.Sc.)
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (B.Sc.)
  • Entomology & Wildlife (B.Sc.)

School of Physical Sciences

  • Computer Science (B.Sc.)
  • Engineering Physics (B.Sc.)
  • Industrial Chemistry (B.Sc.)
  • Information Technology (B.Sc.)
  • Laboratory Technology (B.Sc.)
  • Mathematics (B.Sc.)
  • Mathematics & Statistic (B.Sc.)
  • Mathematics with Business (B.Sc.)
  • Meteorology & Atmospheric Physics (B.Sc.)
  • Mathematics with Economics (B.Sc.)
  • Statistics (B.Sc.)
  • Actuarial Science (B.Sc.)
  • Chemistry (B.Sc.)
  • Physics (B.Sc.)
  • Water & Sanitation (B.Sc.)
  • Fisheries & Aquatic Science (B.Sc.)

College of Health and Allied Sciences

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School of Medical Sciences

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

School of Nursing & Midwifery

  • Nursing (B.Sc.)
  • Mental Health Nursing (B.Sc.)
  • Community Mental Health Nursing (B.Sc.)

School of Allied Health Sciences

  • Biomedical Sciences (B.Sc.)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (B.Sc.)
  • Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics (B.Sc.)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Technology (B.Sc.)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (B.Sc.)
  • Health Information Management (B.Sc.)
  • Physician Assistant Studies (B.Sc.)
  • Sports and Exercise Science (B.Sc.)
  • Doctor of Optometry

College of Distance Education

  • Basic Education (B.Ed.)
  • Psychology and Foundations of Education (B.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • Marketing (B.Sc.)

Does The University of Cape Coast (UCC) Offer Diploma Courses?

The University of Cape Coast is more popular for its undergraduate and postgraduate courses, but it still offers a handful of other graduate courses including diploma and certificate courses. If you are ever wondering, UCC’s diploma and certificate courses meet world standards.

Importantly, it is not all the faculties and schools of the university that have diploma courses as most of the faculties only offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Here’s a look at the diploma courses offered by the university:

Faculty of Educational Foundations

  • Diploma in Basic Education
  • Diploma in Early Childhood
  • Certificate in Basic Education
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Faculty of Social Science

  • Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Labour Studies
  • Diploma in Social Behaviour and Conflict Management
  • Diploma in Microfinance
  • Certificate in Labour Studies
  • Certificate in Microfinance

School of Physical Sciences

  • Diploma in Water & Sanitation

College of Distance Education

  • Diploma in Basic Education
  • Diploma in Psychology and Foundations of Education
  • Diploma in Science and Mathematics Education
  • Diploma in Commerce
  • Diploma in Management Studies

Masters Degree Courses At The University Of Cape Coast

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UCC offers many Masters degree courses for eligible candidates across its various colleges; College of Humanities and Legal Studies, College of Education Studies, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, and College of Health and Allied Sciences.

While most of the courses offered are for regular students, there are also career-oriented postgraduate programs (SANDWICH). Here is a list of all the regular and sandwich courses offered by the university:

College of Humanities and Legal Studies

  • M.A Religion and Human Values ( Sandwich)
  • M.A Classics ( Regular)
  • M.A Communication in Oil and Gas Management ( Sandwich)
  • M.A English Language ( Sandwich)
  • M.A Geography and Regional Planning ( Regular)
  • M.A History ( Regular)
  • M.A Human Resources Development ( Sandwich)
  • M.A Human Resources Management ( Sandwich)
  • M.A Labour Studies (MLS) ( Sandwich)
  • M.A Literature-in-English) ( Sandwich)
  • M.A Philosophy ( Regular)
  • M.A Sociology ( Regular)
  • M.A Sociology of Peace and Security ( Sandwich)
  • MBA Accounting ( Regular)
  • MBA Entrepreneurship And Small Enterprise Development (Regular and Sandwich)
  • MBA General Management (Regular and Sandwich)
  • MBA Human Resource Management (Regular and Sandwich)
  • MBA Oil and Gas Management (Regular)
  • M.Com Entrepreneurship And Small Enterprise Development (Regular)
  • M.Com Accounting ( Regular)
  • M.Com Human Resource Management ( Regular)
  • M.Phil African Literature and Civilization (French) ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Classics ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Communication in Oil and Gas Management ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Economics ( Regular)
  • M.Phil English ( Sandwich)
  • M.Phil English ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Ethnomusicology ( Regular)
  • M.Phil French ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Geography and Regional Planning ( Regular)
  • M.Phil History ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Hospitality Management ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Linguistics and Didactics in French ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Music Education ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Music Theory and Composition ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Philosophy ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Population and Health ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Religion and Human Values ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Sociology ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Tourism Management ( Regular)
  • M.Sc Disaster Management ( Sandwich)
  • M.Sc Economics ( Regular)
  • M.Sc Land Policy and Administration ( Sandwich)
  • M.Sc Microfinance ( Sandwich)
  • M.Sc Oil and Gas Resource Management ( Sandwich)
  • M.Sc Public Policy Management ( Regular)

College of Education Studies

  • M.A Health Education ( Sandwich)
  • M.A Measurement and Evaluation (Sandwich Mode) (Sandwich)
  • M.A Measurement and Evaluation (WAEC Workers) ( Sandwich)
  • M.Ed Teacher Education ( Regular)
  • M.Ed Educational Psychology ( Sandwich)
  • M.Ed Home Economics ( Sandwich)
  • M.Ed Information Technology ( Regular)
  • M.Ed Mathematics Education ( Sandwich)
  • M.Ed Measurement and Evaluation (Sandwich Mode) ( Sandwich)
  • M.Ed Measurement and Evaluation (WAEC Workers) ( Sandwich)
  • M.Ed Physical Education ( Sandwich)
  • M.Phil Basic Education ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Clinical Health Psychology ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Educational Psychology ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Guidance and Counselling ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Health Education ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Health Education (Top-Up – REGULAR) ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Health Education (Top-Up – SANDWICH) ( Sandwich)
  • M.Phil Home Economics ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Mathematics Education ( Sandwich)
  • M.Phil Mathematics Education ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Measurement and Evaluation ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Physical Education ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Physical Education (Top-Up – REGULAR) ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Physical Education (Top-Up – SANDWICH) ( Sandwich)
  • M.Phil Rehabilitation ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Science Education ( Regular)( Sandwich)
  • M.Phil Sociology of Education ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Special Education ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Student Affairs and Service ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Vocational and Technical Education ( Regular)
  • M.Sc Science Education ( Sandwich)

College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

  • M.Phil Agricultural Economics (Regular)
  • M.Phil Agricultural Extension (Regular)
  • M.Phil Animal Science (Regular)
  • M.Phil Animal Science (Animal Breeding and Genetics) (Regular)
  • M.Phil Animal Science (Animal Breeding and Genetics) (Regular)
  • M.Phil Animal Science (Animal Nutrition) (Regular)
  • M.Phil Animal Science (Management of Livestock Enterprises) (Regular)
  • M.Phil Animal Science (Meat Science and Technology) (Regular)
  • M.Phil Aquaculture (Regular)
  • M.Phil Chemistry (Regular)
  • M.Phil Crop Science (Regular)
  • M.Phil Crop Science (Regular)
  • M.Phil Environmental Science (Regular)
  • M.Phil Fisheries Science (Regular)
  • M.Phil Integrated Coastal Zone Management (Regular)
  • M.Phil Irrigation Technology (Regular)
  • M.Phil Land Use And Environmental Science (Regular)
  • M.Phil Mathematics (Regular)
  • M.Phil Mechanisation (Regular)
  • M.Phil Non-Governmental Studies and Community Development (Regular)
  • M.Phil Oceanography and Limnology ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Pasture and Range Management ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Physics ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Seed Science and Technology ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Seed Science and Technology ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Soil Science ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Statistics ( Regular)
  • M.Phil Wildlife Management ( Regular)
  • M.Sc Chemistry ( Regular)
  • M.Sc Entomology ( Regular)
  • M.Sc Mathematics ( Sandwich)
  • M.Sc Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Studies and Management ( Sandwich)
  • M.Sc Statistics ( Sandwich)

College of Health and Allied Sciences

  • M.Phil Master of Nursing (Regular)
  • M.Sc Advance Practice Nursing (Sandwich)

Their Cut Off Points 

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For one to stand any chance of getting admission into the University of Cape Coast, one needs to at least make the cut-off point related to the course you want to study. The cut off marks are only given as a guide for prospective students but they are not confirmation that once you get the mark you will be admitted.

Importantly, there are many courses that have different scores for males and females, with most expecting male students to have higher scores than their female counterparts, while other courses require females to have a higher score than males. The idea behind this is to encourage either gender to take up some courses and also to ensure that there is a balance on the basis of gender. Here’s a look at the various cut off scores for the university:

Courses with the same cut off scores for both male and female

  • B.Sc. (Optometry), B.Sc. (Nursing)- 11 
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)- 12
  • B.ED. (Accounting)- 13
  • B.Sc. (Actuarial Science), B.ED. (Social Sciences) Geo/Econs/History- 14
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), B.Sc. (Biochemistry), B. Sc. (Medical Laboratory Technology)- 15
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Procurement & Supply Chain Management), Bachelor of Commerce (Management) – 17
  • B.A. (Communication Studies), B.Sc. (Biomedical Science), B.Sc. (Information Technology), B.Sc. (Mathematics with Economics), B.Sc. (Mathematics with Business)- 19
  • B.Sc. (Psychology), B.Sc. (Laboratory Technology), B.Sc. (Hospitality Management), Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)- 20
  • B.Sc. (Computer Science)- 21
  • B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry), B.ED. (Science) – 23
  • B.A. (Social Sciences) Econs/Geo/Maths, B.Sc. (Forensic Science), B.ED. (Early Childhood Education) – 25
  • B.A. (Population & Health), B.A. (Linguistics)- 26
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry), B.Sc. (Physics), B.Sc. (Engineering Physics), B.Sc. (Meteorology & Atmospheric Physics), B.Sc. (Statistics)- 27
  • B.A. (Anthropology), B.A. (Theatre Studies), B. Music, B.Sc. (Entomology & Wildlife), B.Sc. (Water & Sanitation), B.Sc. (Mathematics & Statistics), B.ED. (Computer SB.ED. Home Economics (Food & Nutrition) cience)- 28
  • B.Sc. (Agri-Business), B.Sc.B.A. (Film Studies) (Mathematics), B.Sc. (Environmental Science)- 29
  • B.A. (African Studies), B.Sc. (Agricultural Extension & Comm. Devt.), B.ED. Home Economics (Food & Nutrition), B.ED. Home Economics (Clothing & Textile) – 30
  • B.Sc. (Tourism Management)- 32
  • B.A. (Arts), B.A. (Film Studies)- 33
  • B.Sc. (Agro-Processing), B.ED. (Physical Education)- 34

Courses with different cut off scores for male and female

  • B.ED. (Management)- 15 (M), 16 (F)
  • B.A. (Geography & Regional Planning), B.ED. (Arts), B.ED. (Social Studies), B.ED. (Mathematics)- 18 (M), 19 (F)
  • B.ED. (Basic Education)- 23 (M), 24 (F)
  • B.Sc. (Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)- 28 (M), 29 (F)
  • B.Sc. (Fisheries & Aquatic Science)- 30 (M), 33 (F)
  • B.Sc. (Agriculture)- 32 (M), 33 (F)

Fees For Different Programs And Courses Differ From Each Other

In the same way that UCC cut of marks differ, so also the fees for the different programs; graduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate differ from each other. More so, the different courses have different fees for domestic and international students.

Here is a fee structure for undergraduate students of the University of Cape Coast:

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Postgraduate and graduate schedule fees for UCC students:

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Whether you are a domestic or international student, there are many scholarship programs as well as grants that you can take advantage of as a student of the institution to assist with payments of your fees.

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