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.
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:
- Criminal Law
- Law of Tort
- Land Law
- 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.