Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The UPSA Faculty of Law invites applications for admission to its BACHELOR OF LAWS (LLB) Degree programme for the 2020/2021 Academic Year. The LLB Degree programme is offered in two cohorts:

  • Four (4)-Year LLB Degree Programme for Non- First Degree Holders
  • Three (3)-Year LLB Degree Programme for First Degree Holders

Four (4)-Year Ll.B Degree Programme for Non-First Degree Holders (Full-Time Day)

Qualifications acceptable for admission:

  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
  • American High School Grade 12 with at least Final Grade Point of 3.0.
  • WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level
  • Post-Secondary Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’/Diploma in Education Certificate
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) awarded by NABPTEX
  • University Diploma

 

  • WASSCE and SSSCE/GBCE applicants must have at least credit passes (i.e. grade A1-C6 and grade A-D respectively) in three core subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies in addition to any three elective subjects.

Note 1: Current final year SHS students, who will be writing WASSCE/GBCE in May/June 2020, are also eligible to apply. They will be required to indicate correctly their WASSCE/GBCE index numbers on the online application form.

 

  • WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level must have passes in any three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be grade D or better) plus a pass in General Paper. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) or better in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science Subject at the GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level.

 

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level applicants must have at least five (5) credit passes including English and Mathematics at the GCSE/Baccalaureate/Cambridge ‘O’ Level and three subjects at the ‘A’ Level.

 

  • Post-Secondary Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’/Diploma in Education Certificate with at least Second Class (Lower Division) awarded by any institution accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB). In addition, applicants must have WASSCE/SSSCE passes of at least grade D7or D respectively in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.

 

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least Second Class (Lower Division) awarded by NABPTEX. In addition, applicants must have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE passes of at least grade D7or D respectively in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.

 

  • University/Tertiary Diploma with at least a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 2.5 awarded by any university accredited by NAB. In addition, applicants must have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE passes of at least grade D7or D respectively in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.

Three (3)-Year Post First Degree LLB Programme (Full-Time Evening)

Note 2: The 3-Year Post First Degree LLB Programme is an undergraduate programme.

Qualifications acceptable for admission:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least a Third Class.
  • Recognized Chartered Professional Qualifications as recognized by NAB.

Additional Requirement

Applicants must, in addition, have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE credit passes of at least grade C6 or D respectively in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level in addition to three ‘A’ Level passes plus a pass in General Paper.

Entrance Examination and Selection Interview

Qualified short-listed applicants will be required to take an Entrance Examination which will attract a non-refundable examination fee of GH¢100. Applicants who are successful in the Entrance Examination will go through Selection Interview. The Entrance Examination and Selection Interview for both cohorts will be held as follows:

Three (3)-Year Post First Degree LLB Applicants & WASSCE Applicants with Results
Deadline for Application and Submission Friday, 3rd July 2020
Entrance Examination Saturday, 11th July 2020

Time 9.00am

Venue: LBC

Selection Interview Monday 27th to Friday 31st July 2020

 

Note 1: The Three (3)-Year Post First Degree LLB applicants are to note that lectures are held from Monday to Friday (Evenings) and Saturday (morning).

Note 2: Special arrangements will be made for WASSCE Applicants Awaiting their WASSCE results.

Purchase of Online Serial Numbers (OSN):

Online Serial Numbers (OSN) for UPSA are available for purchase at the cost of GH¢200.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and US$120.00 for International Applicants at the following sales points:

  1. Any Ecobank or Access Bank branch nation-wide
  2. Any Ghana Post (Post Office) branch nation-wide
  3. By Visa/Master Card/Mobile Money using the link http://interpayafrica.com/custom/upsa
  4. By mobile money (all networks) short code: *887*18#

 

Completion of Online Application Form

All applications must be completed on-line i.e.

  • Log on to admissions.upsa.edu.gh
  • Use the Online Serial Numbers (OSN) and the receipt number to access the on-line application form.
  • Fill in the application form and submit it online

 

Attachment of Supporting Documents

All applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms. All such documents to be attached must be scanned into PDF format.

  • Certified copies of all certificates
  • Certified copies of original transcript(s) of academic records
  • Certificates confirmed by the professional body is required for professional applicants
  • Birth certificate