Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Arts


Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

The Department of Sociology, in 2003, successfully introduced a sandwich certificate programme in Social Behaviour and Conflict Management, directed at sections of Ghana’s protection and security services. The students of the Certificate programme requested an upgrade to the Diploma level, which they considered to be more realistic in terms of the requirements for their career advancement and marketability. In response the Certificate was phased out and the Diploma programme was introduced in June 2006.



Entry Requirements: 

Candidates applying for admission into the programme should have any of the following requirements:

Diploma in Social Behaviour and Conflict Management Related Diploma Certificates, such as:

Diploma in Labour Studies  - CDS, UCC Diploma in Labour Studies – GIMPA, Legon Diploma in Social Work  – UG,Legon

All the candidates should have obtained at least Second Class Lower at the Diploma Level.

All candidates will have to pass a selection interview.

In addition to the above requirements, applicants should have been working in a protection agency for a minimum of three years.

Career Opportunities: 

There is a rising demand for the programme, due to the fact that graduates from its diploma programme have a need for further progression. Secondly middle and senior level officers of the protection and security services with higher qualifications have shown interest in a post diploma programme that covers the subject matter at higher levels. For the Department, the teaching of the Sandwich programmes will help to improve its expertise in Conflict Management and issues related to conflict, an emerging area that is relevant to Ghana and Africa in general.

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.