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LLB

University of London LLB Programme

 

Kessben College is the only institution in Kumasi which has candidacy status to offer the University of London Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the programme. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.

 

FAQs

Q: What degree can I study for at the KUC Law Centre?

A: A full honours degree in law (LLB)

Q: Who awards the degree?

A: The degree is awarded by the University of London

Q: Do I need to register with the University of London?

A: Yes, as it is a full University of London Honours Degree in Law. KUC will offer tuition when you register with the University of London International Programmes and will assist you with the registration process.

For detailed information about the University of London registration procedure, please consult the University of London International Programmes Law Prospectus. You may also refer to this link.

Click here for the Ghana landing page. A copy of the prospectus can also be obtained from KUC Executive Secretary’s Office, 1st Floor, The Trust House, Bantama High Street, Kumasi.

Q: What are the University of London entrance requirements for international students?

A: KUC admits only graduates. For graduate entry to the LLB refer to the International Programmes Laws Prospectus for details.

Q: Does the University of London have a quota for intake of international students?

A: No, provided you satisfy the graduate entrance requirements, you are entitled to register as an international student of the University of London.

Q: How long does it take to get the degree?

A: For the graduate entrant, the degree can be taken in just under three years at KUC. You may however take longer if you prefer. Please refer to the prospectus.

Q: What subjects can I study?

A: At KUC the subject arrangements are as follows:

YEAR 1:

  • Common Law Reasoning & Institutions
  • Elements of the Law of Contract
  • Public Law

YEAR 2:

  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Land Law

YEAR 3:

  • Law of Trust
  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

PLEASE NOTE: After obtaining the University of London LLB Degree, students who intend to proceed to the Ghana Bar will undergo a three-month Ghana Legal Systems course at the Ghana School of Law during the long vacation. Click here for more details. 

Q: Who teaches at KUC?

A: All the tuition at KUC is provided by university lecturers and tutors with international experience, the majority of whom have practised and taught law in the UK and other common law jurisdictions, and have excellent research profiles in the areas in which they teach.

Q: Is that significant?

A: KUC law lecturers firmly believe that external students studying a University of London LLB are best served by attending lectures and having their work assessed by academics who are abreast of the standards by which all University of London law degrees are judged.

Q: Does KUC have recognised status?

A: The University of London has approved KUC’s candidacy for recognition and KUC is the only independent institution in Kumasi whose application has been approved. For the meaning of ‘candidacy’ and ‘recognition’, refer to the University of London's FAQs.

Q: What are KUC's entrance requirements?

A: Places are awarded on a first come first served basis. Potential students are advised to apply as soon as possible. You may even enrol before registering with the University of London as you are guaranteed a full refund of any fees paid to KUC in the event that your application to the University of London is not successful. The KUC application pack is available upon request.

Q: How is the teaching conducted and how much time does it take?

A: Lectures are held on weekday evenings or at the weekend in Adum, Kumasi. All students studying for the LLB degree would typically attend two sessions a week, during term time, and would have the opportunity to submit 12 pieces of written work (4 pieces per term) over the year.

Q: What materials are provided?

A: Detailed study guides, reading lists and course work assignments are supplied in respect of each subject on which a student is enrolled. Students should expect to buy at least one textbook per subject, as recommended by KUC lecturers and the University of London.

 

Entry Requirements

The following undergraduate regular and weekend programmes are on offer for the January 2015 Semester:

1. BSc Business Administration with options in:

    • Accounting
    • Banking and Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing

2. BSc Mathematics

3. BSc Information and Communication Technology

4. BA English Studies


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  

1. WASSCE/SSSCE Holders who have credits (A1-C6/ A-D Respectively) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant Area of Study.


OR

GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE (GBCE) Holders who possess passes in Three compulsory Subjects including English Language and passes in any Three Elective Subjects including Business Mathematics.


2. ADVANCED LEVEL Holders with credits in at least Five (5) subjects at the GCE ‘O’ Level (or its equivalent) including English  Language and Mathematics, plus at least two passes in the relevant subjects at the Advanced Level obtained not more than Three (3) years ago. 

OR

ADVANCED BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (ABCE) Holders with passes in Three compulsory Subjects plusThree optional subjects relevant to the programme of study, OR Applicants with Stage I of ACCA, ICA, Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) with credits at WASSCE/SSSCE in Three (3) Core Subjects and Three (3) Elective Subjects or credits at GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics.       

3. MATURE STUDENTS who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of application and have credits in Five (5) GCE ‘O Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, in addition to passing an Entrance Examination and /or Interview.

OR

WASSCE/SSSCE Holders who have credits (A1-C6/ A-D Respectively) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/A-D) in Three Elective Subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better in the relevant area of study.

OR

HND Holders with Three (3) years relevant working experience in addition to the Minimum Entry Requirement at WASSCE/SSSCE or Five (5) GCE O’ Level credits including English Language and Mathematics.

4. FOREIGN APPLICANTS and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accredited/recognised institution.

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms for admission may be obtained from the following places:

    1. Kessben College Campus at Patriensa-Kuntenase
    2. Front desk of Kessben FM, 3rd floor, Aseda House, Kumasi
    3. Multi Credit Head Office, Trust Towers, Bantama, Kumasi
    4. Kessben College City Office, Aseda House, Adum. Kumasi

Application forms can also be downloaded from our website www.kc.edu.gh


A set of application forms costs GHȻ80.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US Dollars $100.00 for foreign applicants. Payment is by either cash or banker’s draft payable to Kessben College.

Completed application forms together with certified copies of certificates/result slips may be submitted to the Registrar on campus or to any of the sales points listed above.

All completed forms should be submitted no later than June30, 2015. 


Application forms that are not properly completed shall not be processed/ considered.

 

Contact us

Location
Petransa, Lake Bosomtwi Road, Ashanti Region

Postal Address
P.O. Box KS 16710
Adum, Kumasi, Ghana

Email
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Phone
+233 (0)32 203 7418/9, +233 (0)27 537 9451

Fax
+233 (0)32 203 7420

Admission

Registration under way until June 30, 2015

Core Values

Dedication
Kessben College will be dedicated to engaging with the critical issues facing society and deliver an uncompromising work ethic.

Collaboration
Kessben College will excel through its interdisciplinary approach, its external partnerships, and its capacity to create new fields of inquiry.

Measuring excellence by impact
Kessben College will focus on issues critical to regional development, national interest and global welfare.

Entrepreneurship
Kessben College will open up to new ideas, prudent use of resources and be ready to act.

Depth driving breadth
Kessben College will focus on issues-driven research, context-based education, connectivity, problem solving and creative production at all levels.

Compassion
Kessben College will focus on human welfare, the betterment of society, and on the personal development of the members of the community.

Integrity and inclusion
Kessben College will give attention to the highest ethical standards in all areas, and will uphold its commitment to being a community which welcomes talented minds from diverse backgrounds and challenges them individually and collectively to achieve their best.

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