Ghana

The University of Birmingham has a thriving population of 28 Ghanaian students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The Law School receives a large number of applications from Ghana each year and we usually have a number of Ghanaian students studying programmes within the School. 

The UK is the home of Common Law and traditional universities such as Birmingham carry a powerful international reputation leading to enhanced job prospects.

It is extremely beneficial to be trained at a UK university when looking for jobs as employers do rate the qualifications. (Ogoke Wilson Emeka, LLM, 2009-10)

Student societies 

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. This is an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provides an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK.

Unique modules

Students considering studying the LLM at Birmingham should be aware that we offer a unique range of modules focussing on those areas which are likely to appeal to graduate employers in Ghana. Some of the areas which will be specifically helpful to those considering a career in Oil and Gas Law are set out below.

Entrance requirements

Undergraduate programmes

  • Grades AAA at A-Level alongside a satisfactory LNAT
  • Students who hold the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSSCE) and who have completed a suitable foundation programme, will be considered for admission to undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate programmes

  • 2:1 or equivalent in an LLB degree from a recognised institution. This usually equates to a 3.0/4.0 GPA or 3.5/5.0 GPA. We will also consider high 2:2 grades.

Graduate-entry programmes

  • 2:1 or equivalent in any degree programme from a recognised institution. This usually equates to a 3.0/4.0 GPA or 3.5/5.0 GPA. We will also consider high 2:2 grades.

Scholarships

We offer a range of school specific scholarships each year. For details please click on the appropriate link below.

Further information

  • International Office pages on Ghana