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School of Graduate and Research Studies

School of Graduate and Research Studies at AUCC

Welcome to the African University College of Communications School of Graduate and Research Studies. As Coordinator of the Graduate School, I am honored to join its community of distinguished students, scholars, and staff who share my commitment to the advancement of academic excellence in graduate education. 

We attract promising scholars and provide them with a rich environment that nurtures research, scholarship and creativity in support of their journey to become leaders, visionaries, and innovators across all sectors of society.

I am delighted to welcome you to our website, and as you explore it, you will find our commitment reflected in a range of initiatives and services that have been thoughtfully integrated to support the success of a diverse body of master's students and graduate faculty members.

We are here to guide you on this journey of discovery so that together we become Africa's premium centre for Communication studies, Information Communication Technology, and Business Management studies, providing opportunities for advanced learning and professional and practical application for the rapid growth and development of the continent of Africa.

More about our programmes

Explore Our Programmes

The School of Graduate and Research Studies has been approved by the Board and Management of the African University College of Communications (AUCC) to offer a professional graduate programmes in Business and Communication that lead to MBAs in Accounts and Finance, an MSc in Project Management and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Communications. The duration of each programme is twelve (12) months.

The MA Communication offers the following choice of concentrations:


The MA Communication program provides solid grounding in the skills vital to success in communications, with increased focus on the subjects and techniques that prepare students for the increasingly complex environments in which they will work. The courses are intentionally designed to prepare professional communicators to find innovative solutions to communication problems from leadership and managerial perspectives. The program emphasizes professional preparation and the ability to develop new knowledge and/or use of new knowledge to think strategically in an ever-changing communication environment. The Master's program will be provided through the School of Communications under the coordination of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

The overriding objective of AUCC's Master's program is to enable students whose interests and aptitudes lead them beyond the limits of the traditional undergraduate curriculum to extend their knowledge in their discipline by pursuing independent inquiry through graduate study. The program also aims to prepare students for careers requiring post-graduate and professional training in their areas of concentration; to provide opportunities to improve their employability by enhancing their career skills; and to train them to think critically about communication, understand it as a creative social practice, recognize its unique role and influence in the world, and equip the graduates to help shape and change communication in the future by helping to raise the standards of professionalism in the communication landscape.

Prof. Felix Kwame Aveh
Prof. Felix Kwame AvehDean
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