As with degree programs throughout the world, the admission requirements for law schools in Ghana vary by school and degree--LL.B. (bachelor of laws) or LL.M. (master of laws). Depending on the candidate's experience and credentials and the length and intensity of the program, applicants may prefer one program over another. However, they have many requirements in common.
University of Ghana
The University of Ghana Faculty of Law offers three degrees-one LL.B. and two LL.M.
Admission into the LL.B. requires a first degree in any field from a university accredited by the National Accreditation Board. Qualified applicants are also required to participate in an examination and an interview.
Admission into the LL.M. programs requires a first degree in law from an accredited university. Applicants into the LL.M. M. Phil Programme in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law must be first admitted into the LL.M. program and then apply for the M. Phil. Admission depends on the student's performance and a recommendation from the Faculty Board.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
The Faculty of Law at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology offers a three- or four-year LL.B. degree and has three admission categories.
Category 1: Candidates for the four-year full-time LL.B. program must pass the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in English, math and integrated sciences and three elective subjects with an aggregate score over 20. Or they must have an Advanced Level General Certificate of Education in at least five "O"-level subjects, including English and math, and an additional three "A"-level or equivalent subjects in arts and sciences. Or they must be be over 25 years old with at least five credits in "O"-level subjects including English and math.
Category 2: Candidates for the three-year LL.B. program must have a first degree in a subject other than law.
Category 3: Candidates for the four-year part-time LL.B. must have a first degree in a subject other than law.
Candidates for Categories 2 and 3 must also participate in an interview and a competitive examination.
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration offers only a three-year LL.B. program.
Admission to the program requires a first degree in any subject plus two years of work experience. Chosen applicants are also required to pass an entrance examination and submit to an interview.