Admission Requirements

National Accreditation Board Approved Requirements for Admission to First Degree Programs

  1. WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant subjects.
  2. SSSCE Candidates: Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  3. ADVANCE LEVEL & GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (GCE) Candidates: Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students).
  4. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) Candidates: Applicant must have graduated with a good HND certificate (i.e. at least 2nd Class Lower Division). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience.
  5. ADVANCE BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (ABCE) & GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (GBCE) Candidates: Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit pass in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE).
  6. MATURE STUDENTS’ ENTRY: The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years old at the time of application. The applicant should show proof of credit passes in English Language and Mathematics in WASSCE or any other nationally recognised standard High School level examination.
  7. DIPLOMA PROGRAMS: SSSCE Candidates must have passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects. WASSCE Candidates, Passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus two (2) electives. Diplomas awarded by institutions other than those indicated above, may be considered eligible on recommendation by the National Accreditation Board. Shortlisted candidates with Diplomas stated above shall be required to either sit an entrance examination and/or attend a selection interview.
  8. ACCESS COURSE FOR ADMISSION: The following interested applicants shall be eligible for admission into the programme. Holders of a diploma degree awarded by institutions recognized by NAB & UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST with a FGPA of less than 2.5 and having served in the relevant Ministry of Ghana or the private sector, who may not be considered eligible for direct admission are qualified to apply and on successful completion, will be able to apply to enter at Level 200 of the Sc. program. Holders of diploma degree awarded by recognized teacher training colleges can also apply. Holders of Certificates from relevant educational institutions recognized by NAB and who have practiced for at least three (3) years. These shall include: Community Police Officers; Police, Immigration and Customs officers/Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy/Hospital and Field Laboratory Technicians/Other categories of auxiliary Security programs licensed by the National Accreditation Board
  9. FOREIGN APPLICANTS: All foreign qualifications shall be referred to the National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to tertiary institutions in Ghana. Required subjects for Science: English, Mathematics, Biology/Agriculture, Physics and Chemistry plus one Arts subject, Further Mathematics (for Mathematical Science). Other qualifications acceptable for consideration for admission include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, American Grade 13 examinations and other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels).
  10. SANDWICH PROGRAM: Each group of students admitted to this program will study over two long vacation periods to obtain the equivalence of one academic year or (two semesters)It implies that students who enter at level 300, for example, will study over four (4) long vacation periods (two academic years), spreading over three (3) calendar years, whilst those who enter at level 200 study over six (6) long vacation periods (three academic years), spreading over four (4) calendar years, each lasting eight (8) weeks. A minimum of 30 credit hours of course work is required to complete one academic year. Additionally, students are required to undertake a project work, which must be completed the second semester of Level 400.  Students will undergo supervised practicum/training at national police/security outpost or immigration or customs outpost or similar facilities in the private sector in Level 300
  11. MODE OF ASSESSMENT: Mode of delivery of the course shall consist of lectures, seminars, workshops tutorials, group work and field practice. Students shall be assessed using examinations, assignments, group presentations, seminars, and field reports. Assessments will be graded as distinction, credit, pass or fail. Any candidate who scores a minimum of 50% in any course shall be considered qualified to proceed to the next level of the B. Sc. program. Any candidate who fails in any course shall be asked to write a supplementary examination and must obtain a passing grade of 50%. Any candidate who falls the supplementary examination shall be asked to apply again the following year to take only the failed course(s).
  12. STUDENTS EVALUATION: Continuous assessment (including written class assignment, quizzes, and interim assessment) shall carry 40% of the total score while end of course examinations carry 60%.


Entry Requirements for Master of Science Degrees

A good first degree (2nd  class lower division) in relevant security, humanitarian and health related field with at least three (3) years of working experience in a security, humanitarian sector or other health related field. Holders of first degrees in disciplines which are closely related to security, humanitarian intervention, such as laboratory sciences, allied health sciences, geology, marine engineering, ecology, environmental studies, chemistry, biology, etymology, botany, health and medicine including degree in demography, statistics, economics, planning, international relations, migration, insurance, administration and anthropology, education and communication will also be considered. All candidates should have a background or interest in criminology or disaster risk reduction. 

Duration & Mode (s) of Delivery

The course will be full time for a period of 12 months.

Other modes of delivery such as Distance and Sandwich courses will be considered in the near future which will run for a period of 24 months.



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