Our Programmes


  1. Master of Philosophy – Culture and development Studies
  2. Doctor of Philosophy – Culture and development Studies

Structure of programmes

To start with, MITDS is planned to have One (1) Faculty for Culture and Development. This would be run based on a Modular System. The Departments are:


1.a. MPhil Programme in Culture and Development Studies.

1.b. PhD Programme in Culture and Development Studies.

Parallel Programmes


The following short-term (2- 4 weeks) certificated training programmes have also been developed. The Certificates shall be awarded by MITDS and they have Credit Points associated with them. Hence they could be accumulated as contributions to the award of degrees or as exemptions for some programmes. These courses are both residential and Mobile (Mobile Training because this is door-to-door. The training team can move to locations of convenience for the requestor). The Courses are: 

  • Natural Resource Governance.
  • Culture and Development.
  • Corporate Administration.
  • Corporate Secretaryship.
  • Corporate Auditing
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Theory of Change Analysis
  • Value-Chain Analysis


It is foreseen in MITDS to have a dedicated Language School that will award credited Diplomas and Certificates for the various proficiencies. It would also be a research centre for collaborative Masters, Doctorial, and Post-Doctorial Researches. The languages identified for a start are 5 foreign languages and 5 local languages. The foreign languages are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish. The five local languages are yet to be identified in collaboration with other partners such as GILBT – Tamale.


The under listed research and development Projects of MITDS are at various levels of development. Some are at implementation and others exist as concepts. These Projects involve Communities with faculty, students, NGOs, GO, Research, Donors and other collaborators.

  1. Organic Groundnut Production under Irrigation.
  2. The use of Groundnut husks/ shells for Organic Fertilizer.
  • Using Grasses for Briquettes Production (Bio-Char Project).
  1. Organic Cotton Production.
  2. Ranching for Meat Production


The idea is to diversify and widen the academic offerings in MITDS whiles maintaining the integrity and rigor required in academia. This is engendered by the concept of Open University Systems.

Category 1: From MBA/ MA/ MSc/ to PhD. They do course audits of other level programmes (i.e. 6 courses of 3 credits at the MPhil – including Thesis Writing and Thesis Related Courses) to augment their knowledge and skills before laddering to the PhD.


All Degrees and Diplomas will initially be awarded by the University for Development Studies (UDS) until full accreditation is granted to MITDS. Certificates however will be awarded by MITDS. Certificate may not be earned without a student participating in requisite field immersion programmes.

The Target Market for Graduands

The target market includes:

  • Teaching in secondary and tertiary level.
  • Cultural Institutions.
  • Government Service.
  • Private sectors.
  • Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • International Engagements.