KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,
SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ADMISSIONS INTO THE MASTERS DEGREE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (MIP) PROGRAMME
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Masters degree in Intellectual Property (MIP) Programme. The Degree is jointly offered by the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana and Intellectual Property Office of Ghana.
The duration is Twenty-four months, from February 28, 2018 to February 28, 2020 including holidays, structured in two parts, as follows:
- First Year (February 2018 to December, 2018): Residential phase requiring physical attendance at lectures undertaken at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
- Second Year (January 2019 to February, 2020: Dissertation Phase requiring research and writing on an approved research topic.
The Programme adopts a comparative approach, with particular emphasis on Africa. Lectures are given by leading academics, intellectual property practitioners, intellectual property officers and other experts drawn from across Africa.
The provisional curriculum of the Programme is available on the following websites: KNUST (www.knust.edu.gh), and ARIPO (www.aripo.org).
Eligible candidates are required to hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (second class lower) from a recognized university in any discipline and have a minimum of two years work experience. Proof of English proficiency is required, therefore, students coming from countries where the official language is not English will need to submit evidence of proficiency in an appropriate internationally approved English examination e.g IELTS, TOEFL AWARD. Upon satisfactory completion of the
programme, participants will be awarded a Masters Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP) by KNUST on behalf of ARIPO.
The cost and funds required for the duration of the MIP programme for foreign and local students are provided in the table with appropriate breakdown as follows:
|CATEGORY OF STUDENTS||DESCRIPTION||YEAR 1||YEAR 2||AMOUNT IN US$|
|Local students||Tuition and Registration Fees||2500.00||1500.00||4000.00|
|Foreign Students||Tuition and Registration Fees||5000.00||3000.00||8,000.00|
|Estimated cost of meals and upkeep per month||300.00||300.00|
With a view to contributing to the development of human resources in the field of Intellectual Property in Africa, ARIPO will provide 5 scholarships for the 2017/2018 Academic Year. The scholarship shall cover the cost of a return air ticket, board and lodge at KNUST, tuition fees, registration fees and medical insurance.
Interested candidates with the requisite qualifications (see Entry requirements) are invited to submit their applications online on the website of the University, www.knust.edu.gh.
International students should start their applications by going to: https://apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions/ and click on Generate Logins and follow the instructions.
Deadline for the submission of applications is 31 January, 2018.