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Land Economy

Overview

The Land Economy undergraduate degree focuses on land law, management and economics, but includes aspects of the environment, business finance, and resource management. As you advance in your studies, you will have the opportunity to specialise and choose the subjects that are of the most interest to you till your final year. Students are introduced to complex theoretical debates about land management systems, and to their practical implications.

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time, distance or sandwich at most levels.

General Entry Requirements

Subject-Specific Requirement

Prior qualification in Accounting, Business Management, Government, Business Mathematics, French, Literature in English, History, Building Construction, Technical Drawing and Mathematics is preferable for enrollment in this course.

WASSCE Entry requirements

Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects.

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.

International Baccalaureate 

Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects.  Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the corresponding courses: In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

Mature

• Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). • Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. • Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University. 

PhD 

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.

How Programme Is Assessed

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.

Where This Degree Will Take You?

As a Land Economy graduate, your insights will be invaluable to employers from a range of sectors including;

 

  • Building control surveyor.
  • Building surveyor.
  • Civil engineering surveyor.
  • Insurance risk surveyor.
  • Planning and development surveyor.
  • Quantity surveyor.
  • Rural practice surveyor.
  • Commercial / Residential surveyor.

 

Please remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

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