Master of Arts in Gender, Peace and Security (MGPS)

The overall objective of the course is to equip students with effective tools for analytical thinking, good judgment, leadership and other critical managerial skills in Gender, Peace and Security.

The Specific Objectives are to:

  • Equip students with the skills to achieve the highest professional standards in Gender, Peace and Security; Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Management; Peace Brokering and Security Management;
  • Equip graduates with specialized knowledge and skills to play meaningful roles in managing and providing professional leadership in Multi-Dimensional Peace Operations, International/Regional Organizations, Infrastructures for Peace, Civil Society Organizations as well as Non-Governmental Organizations;
  • Meet the demands and aspirations for continuing education of employees serving in public and private sector organizations involved in the issue areas of conflict, peace and security;
  • Hone the skills of interested individuals in peace and security-related careers;
  • Improve opportunities for women to attain higher positions in international, regional and national organizations.

Courses Offered
  • Theories and Concepts of Gender.
  • Theories and Analysis of Conflict, Peace and Security.
  • Gender Rights and International Law.
  • Governance and Leadership in Africa.
  • Research Methods in Gender, Peace and Security.
  • Gender and International Relations.
  • Gender and Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development.
  • Gender, Security Sector and Multi-Dimensional Peace Operations.
  • Youth and Conflict in Africa.
  • Migration, Citizenship and Conflict.
  • Cyber Security and Cyber Crime in Africa.
  • Introduction and Perspectives of Emerging Security Issues in Africa.
  • Maritime Crimes in Africa: Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
  • Building National Infrastructure for Peace in Africa: Understanding the Role of the National Peace Council in Ghana.
  • Drug Trafficking: Challenges of Implementing Laws in the Fight against Narcotics in Africa.
Target Group

The Course is opened to individuals in Africa and the wider world. Targeted personnel working with the following institutions /organizations in Africa and outside the continent are encouraged to apply:

  • Security and Intelligence Agencies.
  • International and Regional Organizations (e.g. UN, AU, SADC, ECOWAS).
  • Civil Society Groups.
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
  • The Diplomatic Community.
  • Civil/ Public Servants.
  • Members of the Legislature/ Parliament/ Judiciary.
  • Individuals with Interest in Gender, Peace and Security Studies.
Ogranization of Course

The course will be organized in three modular semesters as follows:

  • First session-June/July 2021.
  • Second Session-November/December 2021.
  • Third Session-March/April 2022.
  • Writing of Dissertation- April to August 2022.
  • Graduation- December 2022.
Requirements for Admission
Admission to the Master’s Degree in Gender, Peace and Security requires a good Bachelor’s Degree (second class lower or better). Applicants with Third Class must have at least two (2) years relevant working experience and will be required to undergo interview. Basic understanding and comprehension of English is required. The course is opened to both male and female applicants, but female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. The cost of application is Ghȼ150 for Ghanaians and US$50 for non-Ghanaians.
How to Apply
Download the application form : download the application form.

For other details about the course, contact the Registry on telephone +233 (0) 24 4847394, + 233(0) 20 6752054, +233(0) 54 8335027

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Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 8th September 2023.