The University of Leicester introduced PhD/MPhil programmes as part of its distance learning courses in Ghana.
This was after they reached an agreement with its partner agency in Ghana, the International Distance Education Centre (IDEC).
The distance learning PhD programme is ideal for those who are based 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)
Managing Director of IDEC, Mr. Emmanuel Kwashie Agbodzie, on his part expressed excitement over the introduction of the programmes.
He further added that IDEC “will work with the University of Leicester to facilitate flexible and quality distance education for Ghanaian students.”
“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.” – he said.
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.
Courses offered by the University are internationally renowned with students from 170 culturally diverse countries, many of whom are supported by extensive network of partners across the world.
IDEC is an Educational, marketing and consultancy oriented company in Ghana.