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.
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.
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.