The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies prepares students for careers in the Media and Communications industries, for example Advertising, Journalism and Public Relations and New Media. 

Students studying on the Communications programme will gain knowledge and skills in various aspects of media and will also have a chance to specialise in a particular area of interest.

The programme also prepares students for postgraduate study, specialisation in industries such as film & television, or further qualification with professional bodies e.g. Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Teaching methods: The method of instruction includes lectures, tutorials or seminars, case study analyses and presentations. Assessment is through assignments, projects and exams.

Specialisations include: Journalism (Print, Broadcast, Online), Public Relations, Advertising.

Study options: Day, Evening and City-Campus options available.

Courses offered include:

Protocol & Event Management

Media Law

Development Communication

Political Communication

Health Communication

Media Management

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills


Broadcast /Online/Print Journalism

Public Relations

Career options include:

Public Relations Officer

Broadcast Journalist/ Presenter

Print Journalist

Advertising Manager

Corporate Communications Manager

Digital/Social Media/Web Manager



Graphic Designer

TV/Film Producer

Accreditation/Affiliation: The BA Communications Studies programme is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast. All degree courses are accredited by Ghana’s National Accreditation Board (NAB).

Entry requirements:


Candidates must have six credits (A1-C6) in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science (Biology or Agricultural Science for Nigerian applicants) or Social Studies, and three elective subjects, making an aggregate of no more than 36. For SSSCE, candidates must have six credits (A-D) in the three Core Subjects and three electives, making an aggregate of no more than 24.

Candidates with less than five credits may be enrolled into a Certificate programme. Such candidates would have to improve their WASSCE results to qualify for admission into a Degree programme.

2) Mature Students

Candidates must be at least 25 years old and must write and pass an entrance examination in English, Mathematics, IT and General Business. They may also be required to attend an interview. 

3) Others

Applicants with GCE, ICGSE, GBCE, ABCE, Baccalaureate, Professional Courses (ICA, ACCA, CIM etc) and HND, among others may contact us for levels of placement

For more information, call +233302907057 or + 23354853383 or email

How to apply:

Apply online: You can purchase an e-voucher from one of the following banks or vendors to enable you to complete an application form online: adb, hfc, Fidelity. Ecobank, Ghana Commercial Bank, uniBank, Zenith. You can also purchase a form online using Visa or MTN Mobile Money.

On campus: Application forms are available at our campuses. 

Main Campus: Agbogba Road, North Legon, off the Atomic Junction-Haatso Road (near the University of Ghana Botanical Gardens), Accra.

City Campus: St. Paul’s Lutheran School Complex (near GBC) Kanda, Accra