Faculty of Social Sciences


The Regulations of the Faculty are supplementary to the General University Regulations.
The Faculty Board will be the final authority within the Faculty on all matters pertaining to the interpretation and application of the Faculty's Regulation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Post-graduate Diploma programme must obtain an undergraduate Degree from the University of Guyana. OR Equivalent qualifications from approved Universities

For LLB Part 1

  • A graduate or undergraduate degree (BA, BSc) from the University of Guyana or other recognized universities. OR
  • GCE Examination in five (5) subjects, at least two of which must be at the advanced level, and for the remainder English Language must be one of the subjects and passes at CXC/CSEC must be Grade I, or II. OR
  • A Diploma from the University of Guyana or other recognized Universities. OR
  • Candidates who have completed a Preliminary year at the University of Guyana i.e the first year of the Degree Programme of any Department. (Successful completion of the Preliminary Year will not automatically guarantee a student admission to the LLB Programme. The candidate must achieve a satisfactory grade in her/his examinations) OR
  • Mature applicants who have been associated with the practice of law. These applicants may be required to complete a preliminary year before being admitted to the LLB Part 1 programme.
  • Applicants for the Degree in Social Work must have successfully completed the Diploma in Social work, with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Applicants for the Degree in Communication must have successfully completed the Diploma in Communication with a GPA of 2.0 and above.

For the Diploma in Accountancy, Banking and Finance, and Marketing, candidates must obtain a minimum of five (5) subjects at GCE "O" level/CXC/CSEC General Proficiency Grades I, II or III from 1998, which should include English Language and Mathematics.

Except for the Diploma in Accountancy, applicants using ODC must also have a minimum of 2 subjects at CXC/CSEC General /GCE `O' Level at the acceptable grades.

The Foundation Certificate in Accountancy from GTI is also accepted for entry to the Diploma in Accountancy.

For the Diplomas in Public Communication, Public Management, and Social Work, candidates must obtain a minimum of five subjects at GCE "O" Level/ CXC/CSEC General Proficiency at TWO sittings which should include English Language. In addition to the academic qualifications, candidates must have at least two (2) years' relevant experience in their field, and/or evidence of participation in appropriate or related training programmes or possess approved professional or technical qualifications.

For the Diploma in Social Work candidates with one of the City and Guilds Technician Certificates Part 1 or a Trained Teachers' Certificate will be considered.


Persons who posses the previously accepted qualifications may also apply but those persons would be required to take the University's Entrance Examination and obtain a pass.