Note: The University reserves the right not to run programmes that are undersubscribed.
Starting January 2023, the University of Ghana School of Law (UGSoL) will introduce thirty-eight (38) new graduate programmes - nineteen (19) Master of Laws (LL.M.) programmes and nineteen (19) Master of Arts (M.A.) programmes. These programmes will replace and expand the current postgraduate course offerings at the school.
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) programmes will provide specialized legal training to persons with previous backgrounds in law and equip them with knowledge and skills to navigate relevant work-related legal and other regulatory situations. These programmes additionally provide opportunities and substantive training to engage in postgraduate research.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) programmes, on the other hand, will provide functional legal training to persons without a previous background in law to equip them with knowledge and skills to navigate relevant work-related legal and other regulatory situations and to provide opportunities and substantive training to engage in postgraduate research.
Applicants should please note that admission letters are currently being processed. Lectures have been scheduled to commence on January 30, 2023. Other details will be communicated to you through your admission letters.
- GHS 22,355.00 (Ghanaians)
- USD 9,178.00 (Non-Ghanaians)
- GHS 2,445.00 (Admission Processing Fees)
(payment due date for Admission Processing Fee extended to January 18, 2023)
The application deadline for both the LL.M. and M.A. programmes is Tuesday January 31, 2023.
HOW TO APPLY
Purchase a University of Ghana E-VOUCHER at GH¢200.00 from any of the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, GCB Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank.
Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the online application form.
Steps to purchasing UG Application voucher via USSD and pay via momo or vodacash:
Follow these 4 easy steps to purchase an application e-voucher:
1. Dial *887*18# on all networks.
2. Enter "UG", without the quotation marks.
3. Authorise Payment.
4. User receives e-voucher via SMS after successful payment.
In a situation where the user does not receive an SMS after 10 minutes of successfully completing the transaction, they can retrieve the e-voucher using the following steps:
To Retrieve E-Voucher:
1. Dial *887*18#.
2. Select "Yes".
3. Select Retrieve E-Voucher".
4. The details of the E-Voucher are displayed (ie University of Ghana, Serial Number, and PIN).
Applicants may call 0540134442/1 for support.
International applicants should NOT buy the E-VOUCHER. International applicants should visit https://apply.ug.edu.gh/admissions/igraduate/login to access the online application.
International applicants will pay a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.
- Account Name: University of Ghana International Students Fees
- Account Number: 2441000716652
- Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
- Swift: ECOCGHAC
Or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716664)
Or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform
Any challenge in purchasing your voucher? Contact Student Accounts on +233 55 402 1089
- For I.T Support, contact Marcus - 0243574626 or Irene - 0246035660
- For Admissions Support, contact Naomi - 0244759997 or Veronica - 0244656985
- For more information about the programme, contact Nadia - 0203198444 or Naomi - 0244759997
The 19 MA/LLM programmes are (click on any course below for further details or apply):
Designed to train professionals to meet the high demand for specialization in ADR and to equip them with the knowledge and practical skills to navigate the complexities of domestic and international ADR methods.
Provides students with an advanced understanding of Corporate or Commercial Law. Courses include Corporate Laws on Transactions; Commercial Contracts, Governance; Dispute Resolution; Comparative Company Law; Taxation; Financial Markets Regulation; Financial Markets Insolvency; Finance; Insolvency; Financial Law; Rescue and Restructuring.
Provides specialized in-depth, legal and practical training in upstream, downstream and renewable energy from recognized industry academics along with experienced industry practitioners; and equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to meet current and evolving developments in the industry.
Deals with the complex issues that create the need to explore effective and sustainable approaches to the regulation of emerging issues of the financial sector. It addresses issues of financial insolvency, regulatory enforcement, corporate governance, and anti-money laundering.
Offers a unique opportunity for students to study in-depth the overlap between gender, law and discrimination in varied contexts, including employment, labour, disability, and human rights; and to understand the socio-cultural and socio-legal underpinnings of gender challenges within the Ghanaian legal system, and the international legal framework.
Provides broad understanding of current legal, regulatory and ethical issues that arise in promoting and protecting human health. Courses include Bioethics; Public Health Law; Global Health Law and Policy; Mental Health; Gender and Reproductive Health Rights; Health and Human Rights; and Innovative Medicine.
Provides broad understanding of current legal, regulatory and ethical issues that arise in promoting and protecting human rights. Courses include Theory and Approaches to Human Rights; Foundations of International Human Rights Law; The African Human Rights System; Human Rights in Ghana; Refugee Policy and Protection; International Human Rights Treaties and Covenants; Human Rights Institutions and Courts; Human Rights and the Oil and Mining Industries; Disability and Human Rights; Gender-based violence, Gender and Armed Conflict; and Gender and reproductive health rights issues.
Designed to equip students with an advanced understanding of International Law and its impact on modern international politics. It will improve students’ capacity to engage with vexed questions in current global affairs that border on the normativity and legitimacy of International Law in areas like International Human Rights Law, International Trade Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Labour Law, among others.
Focuses on the responses of law to issues of modern technology. Courses include cyberlaw, Internet and digitalization, e-commerce, online privacy, data protection, telecommunications, e-governance, technology transfer, robotics and artificial intelligence law.
An interdisciplinary study of law and economics and social development. Courses include Law and International Development; International Law, Sustainability and Development; Multinational Enterprises and the Law; Law, Governance and Development; and Gender and the Law.
Provides distinctively in-depth study of domestic, international labour, employment and human rights law in a comparative approach which ensures that graduates remain relevant in this specialised area within the present changing phase of labour and employment.
Deals with the theoretical, practical and regulatory dynamics of ocean-related development strategies. Courses include Ocean Governance and Policy; Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea; Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea; Introduction to Public International Law; Maritime Safety and Security; Admiralty Law; International Law, Sustainability and Development Seminar; Marine Ecology and Environmental Protection; International Maritime Conflict Management; Law of Marine Environment; and Law of Marine Insurance.
An innovative area that will build the capacity of its students to become stakeholders in the MSME ecosystem and contribute to the resilience of MSMEs in Ghana, and eventually in West Africa and Africa.
Handles the theoretical, practical and regulatory dynamics of national security laws.
Courses include National Security in Theory; Managing National Security; Cybersecurity and National Security: Current Issues; International Criminal Law (Core Crimes and Concepts); Policing in the 21st Century: Law Enforcement in a ‘Digi-World’; International Humanitarian Law; International Criminal Law (Prosecution and Practice); Online Privacy and Data Protection; and Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Systems.
Introduces students to the features of maritime law, legal environment of the shipping industry, Jurisdiction, Ship Legal Personality, Ownership, Registration and Nationality of Vessels, Salvage, Marine Insurance, Pilotage and Towage, Vessel-source Pollution and Compensation Claims, Port State Control, rules on carriage of goods by sea, charterparties, carriage of goods under Bills of Lading, obligation of ship owners, shippers and charterers, Limitation of Liability, Admiralty, Maritime Safety, Security, and sustainable use of Marine resources.
Advanced as a crucial sector for Ghana and Africa's developmental trajectory, this course includes the Political Economy of Natural Resource Regulation; Environmental Protection in Natural Resources Extraction: Law, Policy and Trends; Renewable Energy Law and Policy; Basic Geology of Oil and Gas; Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Law; On-Shore Mining Law; Regulation of Trees and Forest Resources in Ghana; Regulation of Inland, Ground, Coastal Water and Seabed Resources; Marine Ecology & Environmental Protection; International Maritime Conflict Management; Gender-based violence, and Law of the Marine Environment.
Provides innovative public service education for pre-career and in-career persons, with focus on the interface between law and practice of public administration. Aim is to open graduates up to relevant and specialised skills in law and public administration, public financial administration legal framework, legal basis of public administration, administrative policy development and implementation, labour and employment arbitration, the contract of employment, labour law and human rights.
An experiential learning programme that seeks to provide an opportunity for non-lawyers to acquire legal knowledge, practical and problem-solving skills from seasoned legal practitioners and academics that will enable them to provide a circumscribed set of legal services in the legal sector.
Equips students with knowledge and skills in tax policy formulation, tax legislation design, tax administration and tax practice. Knowledge and skills gained will enable them to navigate relevant work-related legal and regulatory situations in tax law, policy and practice.
For further information on each course and application:
- Website: https://law.ug.edu.gh/masters
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone Numbers: +233 (0) 30 396 3750/+233 (0) 30 395 8555
Note: The University reserves the right not to run programmes that are undersubscribed.