Under the World Bank-Africa Centres of Excellence Project, the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana is in collaboration with the Seed Science Centre at Iowa State University, USA to launch an innovative Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme in Seed Science and Technology.
The programme offers interdisciplinary training that emphasises the development of superior problem- solving and analytical skills by providing students with current seed science and technology instruction along with essential modules in business management in a rigorous, integrated curriculum to develop a network of broadly trained individuals that can work effectively to improve access to high quality seeds.
The MPhil at WACCI is a two-year programm, students will undertake nine months of coursework at the University of Ghana and proceed to a research institution or private seed company, locally or abroad for a three-month experiential attachment to develop skills in Seed Technology. Students will undertake their theses research in the second year.
When students complete the MPhil in Seed Science and Technology, they should be able to:
- Conduct original, publishable research in seed science and technology
- Demonstrate broad understanding of the seed science and technology subject area
- Clearly communicate their research to professional and lay audiences
- Assist in assessment of seed quality for certification