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Applications are invited from qualified applicants for admission to the diploma, undergraduate and graduate programmes for the 2017/2018 Academic Year. Please click the links below for more information

Diploma and Undergraduate Admission

Graduate Admission

All enquiries with respect to admission should be directed to the address below

Admissions Office
Room 7, North Wing Central Administration Block
University of Professional Studies, Accra
Tel:  0303-937544/0303-937542
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The Campus

Located in a prime area in Accra-East Legon, we have contemporary facilities and environmental best practices - stimulating milieu for teaching and learning, studying together g and sound residence.

University Hospital

The UPSA clinic provides hospital services for staff and students of the University community. It has currently an outpatient department (O.P.D), medical records section, male and female wards, doctors consulting room and treatment room.

University Hostel

Please click here for more information on the hostel

Conference Rooms and Conference Center

The University has several conference rooms, including a large auditorium in the main Lecture Block and a 3,500-seat service conference center under construction that can be rented by the public for meetings and events.

Lecture Block Complex

This is a five story lecture hall complex accommodating lecture halls, a meeting room and offices spaces in the central spine on the ground floor. The remaining five floors have lecture halls at the wings and offices for the various departments in the central spine on each level. This facility has two main stair areas, a pedestrian ramp access on all floors and a lift at the main entry foyer.

Library Block Complex

The facility is a five story library complex still under construction. It will comprise of open reading spaces, lending library, offices for staff of the library and professors, learning commons, research commons etc.

Meeting Hall(Great Hall)

The block referred to as the Great Hall, is a multi-purpose hall used by students for various meetings and activities. There is currently under construction a student centre. This edifice, when completed will among other things, house; shops, food courts, meeting rooms etc., which will facilitate other campus activities outside the lecture halls.

Students' Sports Facility-(Football pitch, volley, basketball and lawn tennis courts)

The sports facility comprises of a football pitch, volleyball, basketball and lawn tennis court for use by students.

Banking Facility and Finance Annex

The one story structure at the extreme far south end of the campus accommodating the banking hall and offices of the Access Bank Limited on the ground floor and the first floor is occupied by the Finance Department of the University.

 ISTD (Information Services and Technology Directorate) Block

This block houses the ISTD Directorate which is responsible for all IT related issues on the campus.

Senior Member's Club House

This is a one story building located adjacent left of the main gate to the University. The facility has a gymnasium, massage parlour and relaxation lounges which provide catering and bar services to Senior Members of the University community and the general public.

Senior Member's Tennis Court

The lawn tennis court is part of the Senior Member’s club house facilities. This facility is open to the general public.

Business Development Block

This block currently houses offices for the heads of departments, research fellows, business development unit, internet café, physical development unit and SRC offices.

Lecture Halls

This is a three storey lecture hall facility for undergraduate studies with the last floor occupied by the School of Graduate Studies (SORAGS). Ancillary facilities in the block are a bookshop and offices.

Academic Wing Complex

 This facility comprises lecture halls, computer laboratories, lecture auditorium (under construction) and offices for academic staff (under construction).

Public Place of Convenience

It is located to the far most right corner to the students’ sports facility and serves the sports facility and rest of the campus.

Vendor's Market

This is also known as the food court. This is the main hub which provides food and catering services for students and staff of the university. There are currently five different catering services providers whose activities are monitored and checked by the food and environment committee to ensure food safety and quality standards.

 Underground Water Reservoir

This is a 574 metre cube capacity underground water storage reservoir and treatment plant located close to the vendors market.

Administration Block

 This facility accommodates all the administrative offices of the University. It comprises of a central wing, north and south wing and a third east wing yet to be constructed. It also has a spacious car parking at the frontage.

Mosque

The mosque serves the Muslim community of the University.

Gate House

This is the first point of call when entering the University campus. It is a two separate one story structure which houses the offices for the security officers and transport unit on one end and offices of the Alumni Unit on the other side.

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UPSA Consultancy strategically creates value for our clients and brings competitive advantage to their activities. For any specialised assignment, we meet the needs of our clients by combining our capability, network and local market knowledge with our extensive range of available skills and specific expertise.

Our Distinct Features Include The Following: Our Team Our clients value the capacity of UPSA Consultancy to build and project-manage complex, multi- disciplined teams to reach innovative solutions. We are accustomed to building teams that draw on the core competencies of UPSA staff and upon our extensive network of sub-contractors and business associates. This has enabled us to work successfully on assignments at both central and local government levels in diverse sectors such as: Donor funded Projects Human Resource transformation and Training Governance Multi-sector Initiatives Health Research Micro-enterprise Development Our strategic intent is to create value for our clients and bring competitive advantage to their activities.

The collective knowledge and experience of our team is leveraged directly to our client’s benefit to minimise start-up and learning costs. We are well positioned to bring to bear the experiences gained from previous engagements by applying proven concepts to our deliverables. Commitment – The UPSA Consultancy team is absolutely committed to the provision of high quality client services. As such, we invest significant resources towards the development of our team members to ensure continual dedication to the development of our clients’ businesses. Local Knowledge/Capability-Our approach to all client services is founded upon our understanding of the issues within our client’s business. We render services which we believe are beneficial to our clients.

Our familiarity with local business, cultural, political and legal circumstances is combined with our country-wide experience to provide the highest quality service. Our experience – UPSA Consultancy has over the years conducted numerous assignments which are, in diverse ways, relevant to the need of the client. We bring to bear our several years of consultancy experiences which are unrivalled. CORPORATE APPROACH TO WORK Consultancy Services: The methodology for identifying client’s problems and offering solutions has primarily been Hands- on Process Consult approach which is both participatory and interactive. Training Management: UPSA Consultancy’s approach to Training Management covers needs assessment, design, organization and evaluation with a practical mix of participant-centered discussions, case studies, films, role-plays, syndicate work (customized for client’s needs), indoor and outdoor activity-based exercises.

UPSA Consultancy offers customized / tailor-made training on demand to Financial and Corporate Institutions/Organisations. Manuals Development: Our manuals development is centered on relating the subject matter of the manual as a solution to the client’s identified performance problem(s) using appropriate and practical outline and language to enhance learning.

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 Your relationship with the University certainly doesn’t finish after graduation. This was and still is your University and you will always be welcomed back – so please keep in touch!


Here’s a taste of how we can continue to support you and how you can stay involved. And remember, if you have any questions please contact us.

  • Access to social and professional networks with like minded individuals
  • With your free alumni membership card, access to a range of great discounts and benefits
  • Alumni reunions and networking events in Ghana and around the world
  • News from the University and your fellow graduates via our e-newsletter, e-futures, our annual magazine, Futures, and social medi
  • Opportunities for further study
  • Continued access to campus facilities and events

 

How you can stay involved

There are no better advocates for the University than our alumni and we are always very keen to tap into your expertise and experience.

You can become part of your campus community again – and help support the students following in your footsteps.

There are a variety of ways that you can give back, and you can choose the way that best fits your lifestyle and circumstances.

  •     Speaking to prospective students at open days
  •     Becoming an international ambassador or getting involved with your country chapter
  •     Providing work experience, placements and recruiting students
  •     Speaking to current students about your job at careers events
  •     Giving and supporting our fundraising activities


Keep in touch

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Dear All,

Welcome to the Faculty of Law, University of Professional Studies, Accra. As you will discover later during this visit, we are currently the youngest Faculty in the University, since our birth took place less than a year ago. Nevertheless, our youthfulness harbours a great deal of youthful exuberances for purposes of providing a top class quality legal education in Ghana.

I also take this opportunity in welcoming our pioneering students and congratulate you on securing your place at the Faculty. I have no doubt that you have worked hard to get a place on our highly competitive programmes and you can take pride in your achievements. We appreciate the fact that you have entrusted your legal education to us and we at the Faculty of Law will work hard to ensure that your studies here are as enriching and fulfilling as possible.

At the Faculty of Law, you will embark on a rigorous and challenging programme of learning that will stretch your talents and abilities, that will ensure that you achieve your considerable potential. There will be a significant workload, often involving much self-motivated effort. You have to show that you have the capacity and ambition to move to the next level and our programmes are designed to unlock the full potential that lies within each of you. The programme of study is developed to equip you with invaluable transferable skills – skills which will serve you well for a lifetime.

However, it is your responsibility to attend lectures, tutorials and extra-curricular activities and your engagement with your modules is critical. The Faculty of Law prides itself on ensuring that students receive the best possible legal education at all stages of their law degree. Our staff are always willing to assist students with any concerns they may have.

Finally, as Head of the Faculty of Law, I am always available should you have any concerns or feedback that you would like to share with me. During your time here at University of Professional Studies, Accra, I hope to get to know each of you a little better and urge you to engage fully not only with your academic work, but also with campus life and all that it has to offer in terms of sports and cultural events. I wish you all a fulfilling and enjoyable time here at the Faculty of Law.

Good Luck!
Professor Kwame Frimpong
Dean, Faculty of Law

BRIEF HISTORY
The National Accreditation Board (NAB) granted accreditation to the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to set up the Faculty of Law to run Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree Programmes from September 1, 2016. Subsequently, the first batch of students totalling One Hundred and Thirty-four (134) was admitted in the 2016/2017 Academic Year.


The philosophy of the LL.B degree programme is to produce law graduates with sound and relevant knowledge in law, problem-solving skills, professional judgment and community consciousness. The programme combines academic training with a practical and professional touch through clinical legal education, concentrating in areas that reflect the history, identity, vision and mission of the University. In this respect, the programme is business-focused, as it seeks to produce graduates who will contribute to Ghana’s socio-economic development through business-oriented legal expertise.

MISSION
To provide and promote quality legal education that incorporates practical training and quality research in business, commerce, investment and social science related disciplines by leveraging a structured mix scholarship and professionalism in Ghana and beyond.

VISION
To be a world-class provider of legal education, nationally entrenched, regionally relevant and globally recognized.

OUR PHILOSOPHY
The Faculty of Law of UPSA, adheres to the philosophy that the dignity, integrity, and personal worth of the individual are highly cherished and respected.  Each person, regardless of race, colour, creed or economic status, is a resource of a nation; that education is basic to individual and national development and   is the backbone of human resource development; and that the role of the Faculty of Law is to offer each individual the opportunities to realize his potentials, to imbibe the concept  of “learning to learn”,  to make his most effective contribution to the country’s social and economic development, and to systematize and apply  his knowledge into the affairs of men and nations

OUR CREDO
•    Treat all members of the faculty as valued members of UPSA family.
•    Encourage open/healthy communication/feedback.

OBJECTIVE(S)
The general aim and objective of the UPSA LL.B programme is to produce world class legal scholars with cutting edge competitive advantage on the basis of their exposure to theory and practice through practical oriented legal education. The specific objectives are to:
1.    Equip students with sound theoretical foundation that builds their conceptual capacities
2.    Build upon the sound theoretical foundation by exposing students to clinical legal education that gives them the opportunity to participate in community and professional programmes through attachments.
3.    Equip students with knowledge and skills of multidisciplinary research methodologies and orientation.
4.    Give students the opportunity to acquire and upgrade their professional practical skills through course work where they wish to develop the level of skills necessary to become practitioners in these roles.
5.    Equip graduates to continue to develop their professional skills through their careers.
6.    Enable graduates of the programme to plan, integrate and direct the application of their skills within a strategic legal practice framework.
7.    To Equip the students with solid research based orientation to enable interested ones to follow the path of graduate studies.
We achieve this by:
1.    Offering innovative programmes at the undergraduate level, which incorporate as key components, both work based learning and extensive subject choice
2.    Maintaining a friendly supportive environment in which students can develop their knowledge and skills through close engagement with staff
3.    Prioritizing publications in books and high ranking national and international journals and conducting research projects for policymakers and NGOs at home and abroad.
Continuing to strive for improvement in what we do and reviewing all School activities periodically

RESEARCH AREAS
•    Constitutional Development
•    Democratic Governance
•    Rule of Law
•    Politics in Ghana
•    The Judicial System

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
      The Faculty offers the following programmes:
1.    Four (4) year LL.B for Non-Degree  Holders (Full Time)(Day) for which the entry requirement is grade C6 or better in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects. A pass in selection test and an interview.
2.    Three (3) year Post Degree LL. B (Full Time) (Evening) for which the entry requirement is a good first degree from a recognized University and a pass in a selection test and an interview.

FACILITIES:
The Faculty of Law has the state of the art lecture halls, furnished with air conditioners, fans, comfortable furniture, well-spaced lecture halls, public address systems, projectors and ICT laboratory to facilitate research and learning at AB9 Block.

FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:
Dean                                                              - Professor Kwame Frimpong
Head of Department (Private Law)                - Professor Edmund Kwaw
Acting Head of Department (Public Law)      - Dr. Francisca Kusi-Appiah
Faculty Officer                                               - Mrs. Leticia Akyeampong
Faculty Records Officer                                 - Mr.Thomas Appiah Kubi Asante
Senior Administrative Assistant                     - Mrs. Joyce Sackey



Teaching Staff
1. Professor Kwame Frimpong
2. Professor Edmund Kwaw
3. Dr. Francisca Kusi-Appiah
4. Mr. Godwin Adagewine
5. Mr. Kwasi Owusu- Agyemang
6. Mr. Rowland Atta-Kesson*
7. Ms. Mavis Ekua Enyamah Kwainoe
8. Ms. Natasha Odarkai Lamptey
9. Mr. Albert Quashigah
10. Mr. Richard Dua-Ansah
11. Mr. Kofi Oti Adinkrah Jnr
12. Mrs. Akosua Asah-Asante
13. Mr. Eugene Ablade Oninku
14. Mr. Yehoda Nii Kotei Kotey
15. Mr. Theophilus Tawiah
16. Mr. Baffour Yiadom- Boakye
17. Mr. Courage Asabagna
18. Ms. Gertrude Amorkor Amarh

* On study leave

We look forward to welcoming you as a prospective student or collaborator for us to work together in a friendly and a collegial environment on our primary areas of teaching, research, seminars, conferences, and service.

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