UCC College Of Humanities & Legal Studies

UCC College Of Humanities & Legal Studies

The College of Humanities and Legal Studies comprises the faculties of Social Sciences,  Arts and Law and the  School of Business. Its multidisciplinary
nature allows for interdisciplinary, teaching, research and community engagement. Departments and related units under each Faculty/School are listed below:
Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Institute for Development Studies (IDS)
  • Institute for Oil and Gas Studies
  • Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Department of Geography & Regional Planning
  • Department of Sociology & Anthropology
  • Department of Population & Health
  • Department of Economics
  • Centre for Gender, Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD)
  • Centre for Data Archiving, Management, Analysis and Advocacy (C-DAMAA)
  • Micro-finance Unit

Faculty of Arts

  • Centre for  African and International Studies
  • Department of Ghanaian Languages & Linguistics
  • Department of Religion and Human Values
  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Department of Theatre & Film Studies
  • Department of Classics & Philosophy
  • Department of Music & Dance
  • Department of History
  • Department of French
  • Department of English
  • Information & Literacy Skills Unit

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Legal Studies
  • Department of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Department of Legal Extension
  • Centre for Legal Research
  • Law Library & Information Centre

School of Business

  • Department of Management studies
  • Department of Accounting & Finance
  • Professional & Management Development Unit (PMDU)
  • University of Cape Coast Business Incubator


To become a nationally and internationally recognised college in inter-disciplinary teaching, reseach and community engagement.


To offer challenging curricula and a conducive environment that stimulate critical thinking inspiring both faculty and students to
be responsive to national needs and aspirations. This will be done through periodic review of the curricula informed by evidenced-based research;
the application of IT in research, teaching and learning; the provision of technical and consultancy support to organisations and agencies, and especially small
and medium-scale enterprises, in the national development effort; and documentation and advocacy for policy at various spatial levels.

Core Value

The objectives of the College are to:

  • Excellence
  • Empowerment
  • Collegiality
  • Commitment
  • Ethical Behaviour