B.Ed Social Studies


The B. Ed Social Studies is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast and will be offered on the Akuapem, Okwahu and Kumasi Campus.

Programme Content

This programme is multi disciplinary in nature and draws on disciplines such as Economics, Sociology, Geography, Planning, Education and Administration. It is designed to equip the student-teachers with reflective and critical thinking skills which enable them to discuss issues and problems encountered in the society.

Job Opportunities

The programme prepares the student-teachers to teach in Basic and Second Cycle Institutions. It also prepares them to effectively participate in economic, civic and political activities in society. Graduates can be employed as Teachers, Development Consultants, Development Analysts with National Development Planning Commission, Development Planning Officers, Social Policy Analysts, Environmental Analysts and Researchers at Research Organizations.

Available Modules:

  • Regular, Weekend and Long Vacation Module.

Programme Duration

  • WASSCE/SSSCE/A-Level Holders:  4 years
  • Diploma in Education / Cert A Holders – 2 years
  • Other Diploma Holders – 3 years

Admission Requirements

General Entry Requirements for WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants:

Senior High School Applicants must possess at least grade A1-C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSCE in three (3) Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies) plus three (3) elective subjects, including one of the following: Geography, History/Government and Economics. The total aggregate score of six subjects should not exceed 36 for WASSCE Applicants and 24 for SSSCE Applicants.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Applicants:

Passes in three (3) subject including one of the following subjects Geography, History/Government and Economics (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics and a Science Subject.

Mature Applicants:

  • Applicants must be 25 years and above.
  • They must pass three entrance examination papers: General Paper, Education, and a special paper in one of the following subject areas: Geography, Economics and History/Government.
  • Successful applicants must pass a selection interview in addition.

Diploma Graduates:

  • Applicants must have a Diploma in Education (Social Studies) with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) and those who have less than Lower Division should have at least two years working experience
  • Applicants will need to pass a selection interview
  • Successful candidates will complete the programme in two (2) years.

International Applicants:

International applicants with similar grades as Ghanaians will also be admitted and placed at the same level as their Ghanaian counterparts