TMUC is an Affiliate Centre of University of London, and an Affiliate Centre according to University of London is
“An independent teaching institution that demonstrates a sustained commitment to developing excellence in respect of teaching, support to students and administrative processes. High quality teaching provision is underpinned by a clear and appropriate learning and teaching
strategy. Support to students in terms of pedagogical and pastoral care and educational guidance is highly developed. In addition, students can expect access to excellent resources and facilities that enhance their learning experience. Also referred to as ‘Affiliate Centre’ or AC.”
London School of Economics is the Lead college of University of London and is the academic direction for all the courses being offered through LSE in any of the University of London International Programmes.
London School of Economics and Political Science BSc (Hons)
- BSc Business and Management
- BSc Economics
- BSc Economics and Management
- BSc Economics and Finance
- BSc Accounting and Finance
- BSc Banking and Finance
- BSc Management and Digital Information
- BSc Mathematics and Economics
- BSc Politics International Relations
- BSc Management and Law
For further information log onto: www.londoninternational.ac.uk
How you study
Our programmes allow you to obtain a prestigious degree or other qualification at a reasonable cost.
You can choose to study independently or, where available, pay for additional educational support at a local institution to benefit from face-to-face tutorial support and the opportunity to interact with fellow students in person.
The specially written study materials are developed by academics appointed by LSE. They guide you through the textbooks which are the real focus of your study. The cost of your study pack is included in your initial and continuing registration fees. Study materials include:
- a Programme handbook containing practical information and advice such as how to enter for exams
- Strategies for success which provides help with study techniques
- a Subject guide for each course, designed to guide you through the syllabus and offer advice on how to use textbooks in an organised and productive manner. Partial versions of EMFSS subject guides are available to view
- past exam papers and Examiners’ commentaries which are updated annually and available to download. These provide an insight into how questions should have been tackled and outline common mistakes made by students in the past. Copies of the most recent exam papers and Examiners’ commentaries are available for reference on our website, see EMFSS past exam papers. A fuller back catalogue is available for all registered students through the VLE.
We also provide all students with a student registration card.
When you register we will send you a username and password giving you access to the Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and two other key online resources:
The virtual learning environment (VLE)
The online virtual learning environment (VLE) provides electronic copies of all printed study materials. There are also forums that allow you to share interests and experience, and to work collaboratively with other students to solve problems and discuss subject material.
Online support materials are being developed continuously and for some courses audio-visual tutorials, recorded lectures, academic interviews and debates are available, along with self-testing activities and expert study skills advice.
The Online Library
The Online Library holds thousands of journal articles which you can access free of charge. A dedicated helpdesk is available if you have any difficulties in finding what you need.
Optional courses held at LSE in London
The LSE Summer School is held annually, usually from early July to mid-August. It offers a range of stimulating and challenging courses, allowing you to undertake a period of intensive study in areas of interest.
To be eligible for the standard Route you must:
Normally be at least 17 years old AND
- You must have passes in either:two subjects at GCSE/GCE O-Level at Grade C or above, or three subjects at GCE A-Level (with one A-Level at not less than grade D) or three subjects at GCE A-Level and one further subject at GCSE/GCE O-Level at Grade C or above; or two subjects at GCE A-Level plus two further subjects at GCE AS Level.
- Meet the General Entrance Requirements competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to GCSE/GCE O –level at Grade C or above
- Provide proof of competence in English which is acceptable to the University. A test of proficiency may be required.
To be eligible for the BSc degree you must:
- normally* be aged 17 or above by the 30 November in the year of registration and satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements and
- demonstrate competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to UK GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level at Grade C or above (equivalents can be found within the above link).
*Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision taken at the discretion of the University of London.
If you are not automatically eligible then you will be individually considered by the University of London’s Special Admissions Panel. The Special Admissions Panel will consider qualifications which are not published under the Qualifications for Entrance Schedule, incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas / degrees) and substantial relevant work experience. If we cannot accept you with your current qualifications and experience, we will advise you what qualifications you could take in order to become eligible in the future.
English language requirement
The language of instruction, reading and assessment is English. To succeed on our programmes you need a good level of competence in English. If you doubt your ability in written or spoken English we advise you take a course and test in English language before enrolling on the programme.
Required standard of English
You will usually meet the English language requirement for undergraduate programmes if you:
- hold a UK GCSE / GCE O level in English at grade C or above
- have five years secondary schooling taught solely in English or have passed GCE A levels or IB in essay-based subjects
- have passed an International Foundation programme that permits entry onto a recognised UK bachelor degree
- hold a full Postgraduate award, or a full first degree or Associate degree taught and examined in English from an institute that is acceptable to the University
- have passed, within the past three years, an Associate degree, Diploma or Higher Diploma awarded by an acceptable institute / polytechnic / university in Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore, or
- have passed, within the past three years, a test of proficiency in English language from an organisation acceptable to the University.
Where an applicant does not meet the required English language level but believes they can demonstrate the required level for admission the University may, at its discretion, consider the application.
Please note if an applicant satisfies one of the above conditions yet provides evidence of a test of proficiency in English language, awarded within the past three years, which is below the University’s minimum requirements then they will be required to retake such a test before being offered admission.
Graduate entry route
The following are eligible for graduate entry:
- graduates holding a full first degree from an acceptable university in the United Kingdom or another European country or in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa or the Caribbean
- graduates holding a full first degree from a regionally accredited institution in the USA
- graduates holding a full first degree from an acceptable university in India which is at least three-years full time in duration.
Applications from students with other degrees not listed above will be considered at the discretion of the University. Professional qualifications cannot be considered for Graduate Entry. In addition to holding an acceptable full first degree applicants must also satisfy the above Mathematics and English language requirements.
Please contact us if you would like further advice about eligibility for graduate entry.
If you do not meet the entrance requirements
If you think that you may not have the necessary academic qualifications for direct entry into a degree programme, we offer the following:
International Foundation Programme
The International Foundation Programme is a challenging and inspiring programme that has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for rigorous undergraduate study. This programme must be studied at an institution with approved teaching status (i.e. cannot be studied independently). Further details, including entrance requirements, can be found at: International Foundation Programme
Diploma in Economics/Social Sciences
The Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences are qualifications in their own right that must be studied at an institution with ‘Diploma Teaching Status’.
These qualifications are for you if:
- You have the ability, motivation and maturity to study at degree level, but do not have the qualifications usually required to enter a degree programme.
- You have the necessary qualifications to embark on a degree, but would prefer a course with more teaching support.
- You intend to take a degree programme, but would like to gain a recognised qualification after one year.
- See Additional educational support [pdf, 4pgs, 80KB] for the full list of institutions that teach the Diploma in Economics/Social Sciences.
If you do not meet the entrance requirements for direct entry onto a degree, the Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences provide an entry route to all of our degrees in the field of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences. If you intend to go on to such a degree programme, choose your courses carefully and make sure that the courses you choose are available on the degree that interests you. This will ensure that you receive credit for the courses you have passed.
Accreditation of prior learning
If you have studied a syllabus as part of a previous qualification which is comparable in level, content and standard, you might not have to take a particular course as part of your University of London International Programmes degree if we believe that the subject has been covered to the same breadth and depth. This is called Accreditation of prior learning or APL. It is also sometimes known as Credit Transfer or Exemption.
You may apply for APL for up to four full 100 courses on the Standard Entry Route of the degree only. APL cannot be granted if you are on the Graduate Entry Route.
For more information about APL please see the APL section of the website.
You must have regular access to a computer (or mobile device*) with an internet connection to use the University of London International Programmes website and the Student Portal. These are where your programme’s study resources are located. Through the Student Portal you can register as a student, enter exams and use your programme’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE provides you with electronic learning materials, access to the University of London Online Library, networking opportunities, and other resources.
To get the most from your studies, your computer should have at least the following minimum specification:
- screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
- sufficient bandwidth to download documents of at least 2 MB.
and the following applications installed:
- a word processor that reads Microsoft Word format (.doc)
- Adobe, or other pdf reader.
* Full mobile access is not available for all programmes.
Additional computer requirements for this programme
You will need Adobe Flash Player 7.0 or later to view video material in the VLE. Some courses will require you to have a media player that plays MP4 files. Courses with a coursework or project component may have additional software and hardware requirements (such as CD writing equipment). For the BSc Information Systems and Management, and courses on other programmes related to Information Systems, you will need access to a computer with standard database, spreadsheet, programming language and word processing software.
LSE academic leadership
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the Colleges of the University of London and a world-leading social science institution. Academics from LSE provide the academic direction for this programme.
Since its foundation in 1895, LSE has been regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. Its teaching and research is recognised worldwide as a benchmark of quality.
The School’s academic profile spans the broad range of social sciences – disciplines that reflect how we interact with one another and with society. LSE is an institution renowned for focusing on ‘real world’ issues. Current areas of research and expertise include globalisation, human rights, risk and business management, new communications technologies, urban and regional policies, and new forms of governance.
LSE alumni and former staff include 16 Nobel prize winners and 34 past or present heads of state. LSE academics come from all over the world and from many social, educational and ethnic backgrounds. They are in constant demand as commentators and analysts in the media, act as advisors to governments, and are seconded to national and international organisations.
Structure and syllabus
The BSc degree comprises twelve courses when taken through the standard route and nine courses when taken through the graduate entry route.
Standard Route – 100 courses
Introduction to economics
Mathematics 1 (half course) and
Statistics 1 (half course)
Principles of banking and finance
Principles of accounting
One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii)
Standard Route – 200 and 300 courses
- Managerial economics or
- Financial management or
- Financial reporting
- Auditing and assurance
- Management accounting
- One course from Selection groups B, E or M
- One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
Graduate Entry Route – 100 courses
- Introduction to economics
- Mathematics 1 (half course) and
Statistics 1 (half course)
- Principles of accounting
Graduate Entry Route – 200 and 300 courses
- Managerial economics or
- Financial management or
- Financial reporting
- Auditing and assurance
- Management accounting
- One full 200 or 300 course from Selection groups E or M
- The structure shown above is subject to confirmation in the 2015-2016 Regulations.
- A prerequisites is a specified courses that must be passed before a BSc student is permitted to attempt the examination for another particular course. Students of the Diploma for Graduates are not required to satisfy prerequisites but are strongly advised to ensure they are prepared for the high academic requirements of the courses.
- Exclusions are courses which may not be chosen together. Where exclusions exist, they are listed in the Course Information Sheets and the Regulations.
- Course Information Sheets are updated annually and you should ensure you are reading the correct information sheet for your year of study. Registered students can access these from the VLE.
When you decide you are ready, you enter for unseen written examinations. These are set and marked by our academics to ensure your work is assessed to the same standard as College-based students at LSE. Examinations are held once a year, in May/June, at local centres in over 190 countries as well as in London. You will be charged a fee by your local examination centre (this fee will vary).
For most courses you sit a three-hour paper (or a two-hour paper for each half course). For the following courses a project/coursework also counts towards the assessment:
- IS1060 Introduction to information systems
- IS3139 Software engineering: theory and application
- GY3157 Independent geographical study
- IS3159 Research project in information systems.
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