Find here the full list of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL)  postgraduate/ masters programmes or courses available for 2022/2023 admissions. Applicants can check their cutoff points and apply via the KNUST Admission portal.


The Ghana Government policy on Tertiary Education provides the policy framework for Ghanaian Universities to increase access to tertiary education. In response to this, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, has taken up the challenge of strategically increasing access to quality higher education and training through the establishment of the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL)  through mixed-mode using multimedia.

The KNUST adopted Distance Education as a viable complement to conventional face to face regular education. The IDL was thus established to deliver programmes of study in the distance learning mode. As at the beginning of the 2015-2016 Academic year, the IDL was offering Top-Up BSc in 17 programmes and 30 Postgraduate Programmes.

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KNUST IDL Postgraduate/ Masters Programmes or Courses

  • Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA)
  • Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA)
  • MPhil/MSc. Industrial Mathematics
  • MBA Specialization (For CEMBA/CEMPA Graduates)
  • MSc Environmental Science
  • MSc Food Quality Management
  • MPhil/MSc. Information Technology
  • MPhil Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture)
  • MPhil/MSc. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MPhil/MSc. Health Informatics
  • Master of Public Administration
  • MPhil/MSc. Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management
  • MPhil/MSc. Educational Innovation and Leadership Science
  • MA Sociology
  • MPhil/MSc. Industrial Finance and Investment
  • Development Management
  • MPhil/MA. Political Studies
  • Master of Education Degree (MEd)*
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  • Applied Statistics
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • MPhil/MSc. Forensic Science
  • Solid State Physics
  • Petroleum Geophysics
  • Meteorology and Climate Science
  • MPhil/MSc. Mineral and Groundwater Exploration Geophysics
  • Materials Science
  • Project Management
  • Actuarial Science
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • MBA International Business
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Disability, Rehabilitation & Development Studies
  • Development Finance
  • MSc Energy and Sustainable Management
  • MSc Funds and Portfolio Management
  • MSc Insurance and Business Continuity
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Strategic Management and Leadership
  • MSc Security and Justice Administration
  • MA Sociology
  • MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • MSc Management and Human Resource Strategy
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
  • Professional Master of Engineering With Management (MEng) With Options In:
  • Industrial Operations
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technology.

Find out more about each courses here as well as Diploma and Top-up undergraduate programmes.