At Lancaster University Ghana, you will be able to study the core foundation topics for a Ghanaian Law Degree. You will also be able to pursue your own interests through a list of optional modules. Some cover technical legal topics, while others explore the relationship between Law and Society. You will have exciting opportunities to visit courts, participate in mooting competitions and undertake invaluable pro bono work. You will begin your degree with modules including Ghanaian Legal System and Methods; Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Contract Law, Legal Methods and Legal Writing, Mooting and Basic Legal Advocacy. You will then move on to second-year courses such as Land Law, Law of Torts, Family Law and Company Law. You will be able to choose courses from a list of electives in the second and third years. This degree takes a wider perspective on the subject of law while providing you with a strong grounding in the field. It focuses on the social, political, cultural and historical dimensions of law, combined with field work to enhance your practical skills.
WASSCE: TNE’s one year Foundation Programme is required. ‘A’ levels: AAB or above (Direct entry into undergraduate level) IB students: 30 points (Direct entry into undergraduate level) IELTS: 6.
Studying Law at Lancaster gives students the opportunity to gain a strong awareness of the social, political, cultural and historical dimensions of Law. Students will benefit from innovative teaching techniques alongside traditional methods. Whilst studying this course, they will develop vital skills in giving presentations, public speaking, negotiation and team work.
The degree covers a wide range of topics, including the relationship between Law and Society. You will have the opportunity to choose between modules based on your own interests. The scheme provides a contextual approach to the study of law and legal doctrine that will enable you to develop a critical understanding of law as part of social, linguistic, institutional and wider cultural practices. It also aims to develop your enthusiasm for, and ability to undertake, research into legal and social issues.
Many of our graduates continue their training in order to enter the legal professions - mostly as solicitors, but a substantial number choose to practice at the Bar. Some are taken on by the large law firms who regularly visit Lancaster recruiting for training contracts. A number of graduates use their degree as a foundation for a career in fields from financial services to industry and the media, while others undertake postgraduate academic studies in the UK, Europe and USA.
Internal Placements on research projects are available as well as external placements in various companies organised through our careers department
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Last updated April 6, 2016