The study of economics, law in relation to the environment is the main course in land economy. The course offers the opportunity for a truly multidisciplinary study of some of the key issues of our time. You will need an enquiring mind, critical and analytical skills and the flexibility of mind to take advantage of the diverse nature of the course.

Applicants for Land Economy have a wide variety of goals. The Department has a mix of skills and interests that make it an attractive and challenging environment in which to apply.

The DOLE is the main teaching and training unit for B.Sc. students in Land Economy. The Department's other functions include:

1.Continuous Professional Education and Training:

The Department organizes short-term refresher courses, seminars, workshops and training sessions for District Assembly members, civil servants, practitioners etc on various aspects of the land market. These are demand driven, attracting open market funding from participants and/or their institutions/organizations.

2.Consultancies and income generation

Almost all the lecturers and researchers at the Institute are recognized professionals in various fields. The Institute undertakes professional consultancies in valuation, investment appraisals and land management generally.


The Master of Philosophy degree in Land Economy is a two-year programme tailor-made for those wishing to make a career in Land Management in Africa . Topics to be taught include Rural Land Economy, Urban land Economy, the Institutional Framework for Land Management, Planning, Land Taxation, Land information Systems and Conflict Management in Land Administration. The programme is run jointly by the Department of Land Economy and the Land Resources Centre within the Institute. It is open to all graduates of Land Economy and related subjects such as Law, Estate Management, Geography, Economics, Planning, and Surveying etc.

Entry Requirements

- SSS Applicants

Passes in THREE SSS Core Subjects including English Language and Mathematics and passes in THREE SSS Elective Subjects including Economics, Geography and a third subject relevant to the Land Economy Programme, preferably Mathematics, Business Management, Accounting and Government.

- A/Level Applicant

Candidates must have obtained 5 credits at the Ordinary Level including Mathematics and English. In addition THREE A/LEVEL passes in Economics and Geography, plus a third subject relevant to the Land Economy Programme preferably Mathematics, Government, Accounting and Business Management.

Graduation Requirements

The student should have passed all examinations including a student dissertation for the award of the B.Sc. (Hons) Land Economy Degree. The minimum number of credit hours needed to achieve the above is 157. In addition, all other Faculty Board requirements should have been met.


Graduates are recognized by the Ghana Institution of Surveyors, the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Values and are exempted from many papers by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors of the United Kingdom . The Department is recognized as a training institution by the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) and so its degrees are recognized throughout the Commonwealth.


The diversity of skills acquired during the course and the wide range of disciplines taught makes graduates of land economy very marketable. Graduates can further to become lawyers, economists, civil servants or can work for international or national agencies concerned with environmental protection. Many go into the financial sector or join the professional staff of public companies in the field of land managements, planning and development (both urban and rural)