Undergraduate study in

Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences 2011–2012

Academic direction by:

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Undergraduate study in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences

Key points about studying on the Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences programmes
n Gain a University of London degree n We have examination centres in n Graduates from these programmes

through the University of London International Programmes, while studying in your own country. If you do need to move country you can carry your registration with you. n Develop your career by gaining an internationally recognised qualification.

over 180 countries worldwide. n The curriculum is international in its scope. You can choose from more than 100 courses, allowing you to customise your degree to match your interests.

transfer to Masters-level programmes in Australia, the USA and the UK. n Take advantage of the wide range of entry points, whatever your previous educational background, including fast track routes for those who already have an undergraduate degree.

Glossary of terms
n Accreditation of prior learning n Federal university – The University of

(APL) – If the University of London recognises that you have already covered a syllabus in the same depth and breadth as part of a previous qualification in the last five years you will be granted an ‘APL’, whereby you will not be required to take a particular subject as part of your degree. APL is available on degrees through the Standard Route only. These consist of 12 courses and you may claim APL from up to four full 100 courses. This may allow you to complete the degree within two years. Further information on APL is given on pages 82-85. n Awards – qualifications.

London is a federal university made up of 19 Colleges (e.g. LSE, King’s College London and UCL) and a number of central academic Institutes. n Graduate Entry Route – If you already have an acceptable and full first degree i.e. a Bachelor’s degree, you may opt for this study route, where 9 courses are studied instead of 12. You may be able to complete within two years. n International Programmes student – A student registered for a programme of study via the University of London International Programmes. n Prerequisites – For the BSc degrees some courses have

prerequisites, i.e. courses which you must have passed first. n Individual courses – You can apply to study one or more of the courses from the programme as an individual course. Individual courses are not covered in detail by this prospectus, but you can find full details at: www.londoninternational. ac.uk/shortcourses/lse n University of London International Programmes – The framework by which students all over the world can earn a University of London award without having to come to London.

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Contents
Undergraduate study in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences
Worldwide Access, Opportunity, International Reputation 2 The University of London International Programmes 3 Academic direction: The London School of Economics and Political Science 4 Introduction to the awards 5 Gaining a prestigious University of London qualification 6 Am I ready to study? 7 How you study 8 Support for your studies 9 The Online Student Portal 10 Thinking ahead – professional accreditation 12 The route around our programmes 16 Career and personal development study 17 How much will my programme cost? 18 BSc degrees 19

Programmes
BSc Accounting and Finance BSc Banking and Finance BSc Business BSc Development and Economics BSc Economics BSc Economics and Finance BSc Economics and Management BSc Geography and Environment BSc Information Systems and Management BSc International Development BSc International Relations BSc Management BSc Mathematics and Economics BSc Politics and International Relations BSc Sociology Joint Laws programme resources BSc Accounting with Law BSc Management with Law BSc Sociology with Law 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 41 42 43 44 45

Diplomas for Graduates Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences Additional educational support Access route

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Reference section
Transfer Selection groups Course descriptions Qualifications for entrance Test of proficiency in English Accreditation of prior learning (APL) Discretionary APL Automatic APL How to apply and register Documentary evidence Fees and contacts Inclusive Practice Policy Study programmes for 2011-2012 58 59 62 72 81 82 84 85 86 88 91 92 93

Using this prospectus
There is a colour coded band at the top of each page in this prospectus. The colour of this band either refers to the different types of qualifications on offer or to a specific piece of information that you might need. The red colour used as banding on this page refers to any general information related to the University or the suite of qualifications. A guide to the other colours used for different types of qualifications is listed on the right.

Access route Standard Route Graduate Entry Route Diploma for Graduates Diploma in Economics/ Diploma in Social Sciences

General information Accreditation of prior learning (APL) Qualifications for entrance How to apply

Key dates
Application deadline: You can apply throughout the year, but we strongly advise you to apply as early as possible. Applications must be received no later than:
n 17 September (students resident outside the EU) n 17 October (students resident within the EU) in the year before you intend to sit your first examinations.

Registration deadline: 30 November Despatch of study materials: Soon after your registration form and fee are received. Examinations: May/June

Cover photo by Gaute B. Iversen. A current BSc Politics and International Relations student, Gaute is a freelance photographer and reporter based in Norway.

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Worldwide Access, Opportunity, International Reputation
Worldwide Access
The University of London International Programmes is unique in its global reach. n 50,000 students in more than 190 countries. n 100-plus degrees, diplomas and certificates. n Almost 600 exam centres worldwide. n 70-plus institutions formally recognised to offer tuition for our programmes.

Opportunity
Since 1858, the University of London International Programmes has enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. n Our flexible and affordable study methods enable students to study wherever they live. n Our alumni include Nobel prize winners, politicians, designers, engineers, poets, teachers, lawyers and leaders of business and industry.

International Reputation
Our success is based on the University of London’s reputation for high academic standards, built by the outstanding teaching and research of its 19 Colleges. n All programmes offered by the University of London International Programmes are developed by Colleges of the University of London. These Colleges are also responsible for the assessment of the degrees. n Wherever our students live, they are examined to the same high standard as those studying in London at one of the University’s Colleges.

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The University of London International Programmes
Welcome from Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Vice-Chancellor, University of London and Professor Jonathan Kydd, Dean, University of London International Programmes
180 countries, bringing the University to you through distance and flexible learning. As a family of world-class institutions, the University has a reputation for academic distinction in teaching and research, both in the UK and internationally. Ranging from education to management, and from law to philosophy, all of our programmes are developed by academics within the Colleges of the University. This ensures that our awards are recognised worldwide for their quality and value, and that students benefit from the academic rigour and cutting-edge research undertaken within the Colleges. Studying with the University of London is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. We look forward to welcoming you into our global community of students and wish you every success.

For more than 150 years, the University of London International Programmes has been offering degree programmes to students all over the world. It has always prided itself on being an international institution and its International Programmes demonstrates this inclusive outlook. Today, it has over 50,000 students studying in over

Fact file
n The University of London

The University of London
The University of London is one of the leading universities in Europe. Its world-class federation of 19 Colleges and a number of smaller specialist Institutes provides an unrivalled range of education opportunities of outstanding breadth and quality. The University is unique in its size and federal structure. Today, the federation includes specialised Colleges such as the Royal Veterinary College, while others such as UCL and LSE are multi-faculty. With the establishment of its International Programmes in 1858, the University broke new ground by opening up its awards to

those who either could not or did not wish to come to London to study. This anticipated twentieth century developments in open, distance and flexible learning by more than 100 years. Academics who teach and assess campusbased students develop and write the study materials for our programmes. They also set the exam papers and mark the scripts. Robust quality assurance mechanisms have been endorsed by the Quality Assurance Agency – the UK’s independent body for safeguarding the quality and standards of Higher Education.

International Programmes is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning. n Today, we have over 50,000 students worldwide studying on 100-plus degrees, diplomas and certificates. n Former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. n Our reputation internationally continues to ensure our graduates are to be found in leading positions around the world. n We have an active Alumni Association which offers unique networking opportunities, visit:

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Academic direction: The London School of Economics and Political Science
Welcome to a global programme
An introduction from Rosemary Gosling, Director, University of London International Programmes at LSE Studying on one of the programmes listed in this prospectus could change your life in many ways. Not only can it improve your career prospects, it can also encourage you to think critically and creatively and increase your understanding of how and why modern societies, institutions and economic systems function in the way they do. The programmes have been designed by our team at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The School’s motto is rerum cognoscere causas: to understand the causes of things. You can only find out the causes of things by asking questions – our programmes will help you to think about why things are the way they are. Studying social science is extremely rewarding and very demanding. It requires a major commitment on your part. Many students achieve outstanding results and we are very proud of their success. Our programmes provide an excellent foundation for a wide variety of careers ranging from accounting, banking and information systems to the media, civil service and journalism. All of the programmes can act as a stepping stone to further study at undergraduate and Masters level. issues in the real world?
n Do I want the challenge of

developing more than one way of thinking about the social world? n Do I want to work co-operatively with others to share my ideas and learn how to develop this important skill for the world of work? n Do I want to commit to a programme of study which requires a great deal of hard work? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of the above then you are certainly someone who would enjoy studying one of these programmes. Whatever stage you have reached in your education you can use the table opposite to see which study path and qualification is the right one for you. We hope you enjoy looking through the programmes on offer and look forward to welcoming you.

How will you know if this is the right study programme for you?
Ask yourself these questions: n Do I want to develop a questioning outlook and be critical of my own work? n Do I want to link ideas from all the disciplines I study to create new ways of thinking about

The London School of Economics and Political Science
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 the programmes listed in this prospectus. 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.

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Introduction to the awards
Award Why consider this? Courses Cost ❖ Duration If you do not currently meet the entrance requirements for our degrees Access route If you have completed your schooling but do not meet the formal general entrance requirements of the University of London, this enables you to be accepted on to a Standard Route degree. Students who successfully complete the Access route may then complete a degree in a further three years and qualify for a reduced registration fee. If you can attend one of the Diploma-teaching institutions and you wish to: n Get on to the degree programme and may not meet the entrance requirements for the degree. n Gain a stand-alone qualification that will admit you into the second year of the BSc programmes listed in this prospectus and degrees at many universities in the UK, USA and Australia. 2 £750 1-3 years

Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences

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£1,065▲

1-5 years

If you meet the entrance requirements for our degrees BSc Standard route n To gain a world-class degree through flexible study. n If you have previously studied similar material to a comparable level and depth you can apply for APL from up to four full 100 courses. If you wish to enhance your skills or professional knowledge, demonstrate your ability in a specific area (for example to a university or a professional body), or simply study certain subjects you have an interest in, you can apply to take individual courses. For more information on entrance requirements and fees, please see www.londoninternational.ac.uk/shortcourses/lse 12 £3,528 3-8 years

Individual courses

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£342

1-2 years

If you already have a first degree (Bachelor’s degree) BSc Graduate Entry Route If you hold a full first degree and want a flexible way to gain a second degree, you may be able to complete a shorter than usual study programme (a minimum of two years for most degrees). If you hold a full first degree in any discipline but, for professional or personal reasons, wish to secure a stand-alone qualification in a named discipline in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences. You may also use the diploma as a basis for progression into postgraduate study in a related area. 9 £2,667 2-8 years✝

Diplomas for Graduates

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£1,285

1-5 years

Notes

Entrance requirements for: Access route see page 57 Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences see page 50 BSc degrees (Standard and Graduate Entry Route) see page 19 Diplomas for Graduates see There are many other qualifications, from the UK and overseas, that the University accepts as satisfying the entrance requirements.

❖ If completed in the minimum time period, based on University of London 2011-2012 fees (please note that fees are subject to annual review).

Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences students will need to pay fees to a local institution. If you choose to attend an institution whilst studying for other awards you will need to pay their fees in addition to University of London fees. If you successfully complete one of these Diplomas you can transfer to, and complete, a BSc degree in a further two years paying continuing registration fees. ✝ The BSc Development and Economics, BSc Economics, BSc Economics and Finance, and BSc Information Systems and Management have a three-year minimum registration period.

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Gaining a prestigious University of London qualification
As an International Programmes student you register with the University of London for one of its awards. The academic direction of your programme – including the syllabus, assessment, learning resources and, where given, academic support – is the responsibility of a particular College, or consortium of Colleges, of the University of London, known as the ‘Lead College’. LSE is the ‘Lead College’ for the programmes in this prospectus. When you graduate with a degree, diploma or certificate from the University of London you will be sent two documents - a final diploma (the parchment you receive on graduation) and a Diploma Supplement. The final diploma indicates that you were registered with the University of London and awarded a University of London degree or diploma, and give the name of the Lead College which conducted the examinations. The University of London logo and the ViceChancellor's signature are incorporated. The Diploma Supplement describes the nature, level and content of the programme you successfully completed and includes a transcript of courses taken and marks achieved, as well as the overall classification. It also provides further information about the role of the Lead College and method of study.

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Am I ready to study?

A University of London qualification is sought after and highly regarded worldwide. Given the academic rigour of our programmes, to achieve good results requires a high degree of selfmotivation and commitment. But your hard work will be worth it in the end, as you will join an expanding community of alumni with excellent career prospects.

‘O’ level at Grade C or above (including a mathematical subject), plus two further subjects at ‘A’ level, and proof of your competence in English. If you are not eligible for the degree, you may be eligible for the Access route (please see page 53) or either the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences (please see page 46).

to your studies. As a guide, you should dedicate at least 35 hours per week for approximately 34 weeks of the year if you intend to complete the maximum of four courses in any one year.

What support can I get?
You can either study independently at a pace that suits you, or enrol for additional classes at a local institution, either full time or part time, and benefit from the more formalised support this provides. Please note that only students taking the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences must attend a teaching institution.

Am I eligible?
You can take advantage of the wide range of entry points, including a fast track route for those who already hold a degree. For degree programmes you will need to have a minimum of the equivalent of three passes at GCSE/GCE

How can I fit my studies into my schedule?
You can manage your studies to fit in with your own schedule and responsibilities. You do not have to enter for examinations every year if you have not had enough time to allocate

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How you study
Flexible study
Our programmes provide an opportunity to obtain a prestigious degree or other qualification at a reasonable cost. You can choose to study independently, either on your own or as part of a small group. Many students choose to pay for additional educational support at a local institution, where one is available, and benefit from face-to-face tutorial support and interaction with fellow students. Please note that students taking the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences must attend a Diploma-teaching institution (please see the list on pages 52-56). Although the University does not provide personal tuition to International Programmes students for the study programmes listed in this prospectus, LSE does offer a Study weekend and Summer School which may provide additional support for your studies (please see page 9 for details). University of London staff can help you with administrative queries. If you have any questions of an academic nature you will be able to contact the LSE office, but please remember (especially if you intend to study independently) that LSE staff cannot engage in active or regular contact or tuition.
n Subject guides for each course

studied. These guides introduce you to topics and help you to use textbooks in a productive manner. n Past examination papers and Examiners’ commentaries. The commentaries provide an insight into how individual questions should have been tackled and outline common mistakes made by students in the past. Past papers enable you to practise for your examinations. These resources are updated annually and are available to download. n Regulations containing full details of important information such as syllabuses, programme structures and degree classification criteria. All of the above materials, as well as additional resources to support and enhance your studies, are available through the Online Student Portal (see page 10).

For most courses you will sit a threehour paper (or a two-hour paper for each half course). For the following courses a project/coursework also counts towards the assessment: n IS1060 Introduction to information systems n IS3139 Software engineering: theory and application n GY3157 Independent geographical study n IS3159 Research project in information systems

Library support
Access to a library with a good selection of textbooks will be important for your study. You may be able to use other university or local libraries both in the United Kingdom and in your own country. We will provide a certificate of registration on request if the library requires it. LSE Library: www.lse.ac.uk/library Registered International Programmes students may have access to the main LSE Library for reference only. Before you visit the Library we advise you to check the opening hours and what ID you need to present when you arrive. These are listed on the LSE website. Senate House Library, University of London: www.ull.ac.uk Registered International Programmes students are entitled to use Senate House Library. The Library charges for this service: Annual membership £130.72 Six-month membership £83.74 Day membership £6.28 You can also purchase a seven-day carnet (£31.40) that allows you to make seven visits over the following 12 months. For more information contact Senate House Library, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8461/2 Fax: +44 (0)20 7862 8480 Email: enquiries@shl.lon.ac.uk

Books
Books will be the real focus of your studies and your study materials provide guidance on your reading. You will need to provide your own books and we recommend that you budget up to £300 per year. We ensure all key books are widely available either from internet bookshops or by mail order. For more information see ‘advice about books’ on our website at: www.

You receive specially written online study materials
Your study materials are specially written by academics appointed by LSE. The cost of your study pack is included in your initial and continuing registration fees. Study materials include: n A Student handbook containing advice and practical information such as: how to enter for examinations, bookshops, libraries, contacts at the University, important dates in the year. n ‘Strategies for success’ – an academic and study skills handbook containing information about study techniques, planning your studies, making the best use of resources and preparing for examinations.

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You are examined to our high standards
When you decide you are ready, you will 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 180 different countries as well as in London.

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Support for your studies
Courses from the University of London to support your studies LSE Study weekend
Each year in February, LSE arranges a Study weekend. The weekend consists of short courses designed to help you with examination preparation and technique. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your studies with subject specialists. Booking information is given in the Student handbook and on the LSE website:

LSE Summer School
LSE runs two three-week Summer Schools each year, usually from early July to mid-August. You are welcome to join the schools, which offer a range of intellectually stimulating and academically challenging courses designed to allow students, academics and professional people to undertake a period of intensive study in areas of interest to them. Attending the Summer School does not count towards your final assessment but can be beneficial to your programme of study.

University law courses
The University also offers a one-day Induction course held in London in September and a series of Intensive weekend courses (in November, December, March and April). These are aimed principally at students studying for the LLB, but may also be of interest if you intend to study any law courses as part of your degree or diploma. More information can be found on our website: www.londoninternational.

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ac.uk/current_students/laws

www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ summerSchool/

Scholarships for students to study at Masters level in London at LSE
Two scholarships for MSc study are awarded annually to students who have successfully completed one of the degrees in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences as International Programmes students, and who have also been accepted for postgraduate study at LSE. To qualify, students will normally have, or expect to have, a first class honours degree from the University of London International Programmes. These scholarships normally cover full fees and maintenance.

2011 scholarship recipients pictured with Rosie Gosling.

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The Online Student Portal
You are required to confirm on your application form that you have access to the internet so that you are able to make use of resources which are only available online. As soon as you have registered we will send you a University of London username and password which will allow you to log in to the Student Portal. All of the online resources available to students can be found in the Portal:
n Videos: Recorded academic

The Online Library
The Online Library holds thousands of journal articles which you will be able to access free of charge. Many of the courses on the EMFSS programmes make use of journal articles in the essential reading lists. The Online Library with its brand new search engine, Summon, is accessed via the Student Portal. Summon is a Google-like search engine that provides fast, relevancy ranked results through a single search box. For many students, using an Online Library and reading journal articles are new skills. We provide support and guidance on the best way to approach journal resources and a range of materials are available designed to improve your reading and information skills. A dedicated helpdesk is available if you have any difficulties in finding what you need.

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
By supporting your studies and helping you feel part of a community, the VLE forms an important part of your study experience with us. It provides: n Electronic study materials: All of the printed materials which you receive from the University of London are available to download, to give you flexibility in how and where you study. n Student discussion forums: An open space for you to discuss interests and seek support from your peers, working collaboratively to solve problems and discuss subject material.

introductions to many subjects; interviews and debates with academics who have designed the courses and teach similar ones at LSE. n Recorded lectures: For a few subjects, where appropriate, the sessions from previous years 'Kick off ' days and Study weekends have been recorded and made available online via the VLE. n Audiovisual tutorials and solutions: For some of the first year courses such as Introduction to economics, Statistics and Mathematics, audiovisual tutorials are available to help you work through key concepts and to show the standard expected in examination. n Self-testing activities: Allowing you to test your own understanding of subject material. n Study skills: Expert advice on getting started with your studies, preparing for examinations and developing your digital literacy skills. n Students registered for Laws courses also receive access to the dedicated Laws VLE. PREVIEW: You can preview some of the resources that are available at:

You've got mail
You receive a fully featured University of London email service. Once logged into the portal, you can carry out all standard email actions such as send, receive and forward emails, add attachments, and create folders for storing and organising your email.

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Computer requirements: you need to have regular access to the internet to make the best use of the resources available to you. The specifications that we recommend are listed below. Additional requirements include: Adobe Acrobat Reader, enabled Javascript and Cookies.
PC users Minimum specification Processor Memory (RAM) Operating system Free hard disk space Screen resolution Modem speed Browser Pentium III 400 MHz 128 Mb Windows 98 100 Mb 800 x 600 colour 56kbps Internet Explorer 6.0 Firefox 2.0 Recommended Pentium IV 1 GHz 512 Mb Windows XP Pro/Vista 200 Mb 1024 x 768 colour Broadband Internet Explorer 6.0 + Firefox 2.0 + Processor Memory (RAM) Operating system Free hard disk space Screen resolution Modem speed Browser G4 1 GHz 128Mb Mac OS X 100 Mb 800 x 600 colour 56kbps Firefox 2.0 Mac users Minimum specification Recommended G4 1.25 GHz 512Mb Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 200 Mb 1024 x 768 colour Broadband Firefox 2.0 +

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Providers' meetings
The LSE Office for the University of London International Programmes hosted its ninth Providers’ event in Singapore in November 2010. The event brought together representative from 34 independent teaching institutions around the world that support the Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences programmes. The event also attracted speakers from the ACCA, CPA Australia and the British Council Singapore. The theme for the event was ‘Communication, collaboration and change’ and discussions primarily focused on programme changes for 2011; ‘What is a London student?’; the new Institutions Policy Framework; accreditation and recognition of our degrees and students’ successes and employability.

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Thinking ahead – professional accreditation
Graduates of our BSc Accounting and Finance / BSc Banking and Finance degrees who wish to continue their studies towards professional accreditation in the accounting or financial professions can benefit from our ‘fast track’ agreements with the professional bodies listed below. Subject to passing the required combination of courses on your degree, you will be exempt from certain modules required on the route towards professional accreditation. We have provided a summary here, but advise you to visit the relevant website for further information. For all these qualifications you would study in a similar way to the International Programmes: modules are offered by self-study, supported by revision sessions and/or tuition offered by approved providers.

BSc Accounting and Finance graduates

BSc Accounting and Finance graduates BSc Banking and Finance graduates Case by case application applies

About The ICAEW
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is the largest professional accountancy body in Europe, with over 130,000 members in over 160 countries. Their internationally recognised ACA qualification opens up a range of career opportunities – from established multinationals to entrepreneurial local organisations. Competitive salaries, international travel and a choice of exciting careers, are just some of the rewards available to chartered accountants.

About ICPAS
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) is the national organisation of the accountancy profession in Singapore that accords the prestigious CPA Singapore designation. ICPAS’s network of members spans the globe and its international outlook and connections are reflected in its membership of professional organisations like the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA), the Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants Association (AOTCA) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). ICPAS also caters for the training and professional development of its members through regular courses conducted by its training arm, the Singapore Accountancy Academy (SAA).

How to claim credit for up to 6 Professional Stage modules
The ICAEW differ from other accountancy bodies as students study for the ACA whilst in full time employment earning a competitive salary. Graduates study for the ACA whilst on a three year paid training contract with an authorised training employer. There are over 2,200 ICAEW training employers of all sizes throughout the UK and overseas. Training opportunities exist in countries including Cyprus, Malaysia and Russia to name but a few. There are fifteen exams which make up the ACA qualification: 12 Professional Stage modules and 3 Advanced Stage modules. The modules are linked to your work experience and personal skills development. Although graduates from any discipline can study the ACA, graduates of the BSc Accounting and Finance degree can claim credit for up to 6 Professional Stage modules depending upon the options chosen and grades achieved. n Further information and details of the credit for prior learning can be found on the ICAEW website www.icaew.com/careers

How to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant in Singapore
Completing the ICPAS Professional Examination qualifies you for Provisional Membership with the Institute. Upon satisfying the relevant work experience criteria and clearing the Pre Admission Course, you can apply for full membership and the designation CPA Singapore. To qualify for the ICPAS Professional Examination, you need to be awarded the BSc Accounting and Finance degree. If you have included all the subjects which ICPAS specify as your open option papers then you will be able to gain maximum credit and will only have to take a further 5 Professional Examination subjects required for provisional membership. If you have not taken all of the specified University of London courses you may be required to take bridging units. If you are studying a degree other than BSc Accounting and Finance, you can be considered for credit on an individual case basis. n Further information: www.icpas.com.sg

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BSc Accounting and Finance graduates

BSc Banking and Finance graduates

About CPA Australia
CPA Australia is one of the world's largest accounting bodies with a membership of more than 129,000 finance, accounting and business professionals across the globe. Its core services include education, training, technical support and advocacy, working with local and international bodies to represent the views and concerns of the profession to governments, regulators, industries, academia and the general public.

About the ifs School of Finance
The ifs is a world-class provider of financial education. Their programmes are the result of a constant dialogue with employers, students, teachers, tutors and examiners. They combine innovation and quality, and draw from over 130 years of educational experience, resulting in the ifs being the provider of choice to many of the world’s leading financial organisations.

How to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant in Australia
CPA Australia require students to have completed their degree as an entry point to the CPA (Aust) designation. Graduates that have successfully completed the BSc in Accounting and Finance programme are eligible to receive up to eight exemptions from the CPA Australia Programme. To ensure that you are studying courses which qualify for exemption, it is important that you check the exemptions page of the CPA Australia website when choosing your optional study courses. n Further information: www.cpaaustralia.com.au

How to qualify for Associateship of the ifs School of Finance
This pathway is an accelerated route whereby you can achieve Associateship of the ifs School of Finance, and subsequently go on to attain full Chartered Associateship status. Associateship of the ifs School of Finance (Aifs) is a prestigious award that confers professional standing within the financial services industry. Once you have completed the BSc Banking and Finance and included coverage of management issues (either course MN1107 'Introduction to business and management' taken within your degree, or by demonstrating equivalent learning via a different qualification) you need to complete four additional modules covering 'Strategic management in financial services' and then choose from a range of specialised finance modules such as 'Applied credit analysis' and 'Risk financing and management'.

Onward progression
Having achieved Associateship, you will have positioned yourself to achieve, subject to certain criteria, full professional Chartered Associateship status. The Chartered designation (CAifs) recognises those Associates who are committed to the very highest standards of professional practice. n Further information: www.ifslearning.ac.uk

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Thinking ahead – professional accreditation

BSc Accounting and Finance graduates BSc Banking and Finance graduates

Association of Chartered Certi ed Accountants

About the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest global professional accountancy body with 296,000 students and 115,000 members in 170 countries. They offer qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. ACCA’s reputation is grounded in over 100 years of providing accounting and finance qualifications.

How to qualify as an ACCA member
In order to qualify as an ACCA member, you need to complete 9 Fundamental level exams, and 5 professional level exams. You will also need to have relevant practical experience, with a minimum of three years and complete a Professional Ethics module. Graduates of our BSc Accounting and Finance are able to claim exemption from up to 8 of these 9 fundamental level examinations. The BSc Accounting and Finance compulsory courses cover these 8 courses but if you are a BSc Banking and Finance student, it is important that you choose your optional courses carefully by looking on the exemptions page of the ACCA website to make sure that you are studying ones which qualify for exemption: www.accaglobal.com/join/acca/exemptions n Further information: www.accaglobal.com

Profile: Sandra Tock | BSc Accounting and Finance, Malaysia
‘I was mainly attracted to study with the University of London International Programmes because of the flexibility the programme offered, and that I was able to study wherever and when I chose. Employers are assured of quality from graduates of the University of London and this recognition opened many doors to job opportunities for me.’ Sandra now works as an executive at an investment bank.

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Profile: Khadija Khan | BSc Accounting and Finance, Pakistan
‘The degree taught me the importance of time. It taught me how to wake up early in the morning and have breakfast (a meal I would always skip otherwise) – because I could never understand something like Microeconomics without it. It taught me how to finish a question within a given time frame – because an hour’s delay could turn into a week’s delay – and a week’s delay sometimes had the capacity to make one lag behind by even a month. It taught me how to be patient – how? Often times there were forces within my personal life, which had the potential to drive me up the wall – but I confronted them calmly, because losing self-control would have meant missing the study deadlines I had scheduled for myself. If it wasn’t for the challenges of this degree, I would not be half the individual I am today. I am currently studying MSc Accounting and Finance at LSE, and have been awarded a full scholarship by the University of London International Programmes to do so. Because I am already aware of the examiners’ marking schemes, the kind of writing skills they require etc, I am wellplaced to sit the exams, compared to other international students who sometimes have to attend classes such as ‘writing skills’ in order to get accustomed to the ‘LSE system’. As far as the curriculum is concerned, it seems as if I’m simply studying a more advanced version of all the topics that were covered in my undergraduate degree. Therefore, I have a strong edge over other students who did their degrees from local universities in their home countries. I wish to start my career as an Equity Research Analyst. I intend on gaining experience within the City of London, which lies at the heart of the world of securities and investments. The thought of someone sitting in India, Pakistan, Singapore etc, not wanting to receive a degree from the University of London at a lower cost, while in the comfort of their home countries, is absolutely mind boggling! It is a must. Here is an honest confession: if I had to choose between the love of my life, and the University of London, it would definitely be the latter. This is something I always said to my friends in Pakistan.’ Watch Khadija talk about her study experience on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/eZ9TNg

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The route around our programmes
Introduction
The suite of EMFSS programmes has been substantially redeveloped for all newly registered students in the 20112012 academic year. One of the key aims of the redevelopment is to ensure that all our study programmes are brought into line with the FHEQ (Further and Higher Education Qualifications) framework.

New course codes
The new six-character course code is made up of three separate elements: the subject area, the course level and the unique course designator, respectively. Example AC1025 Principles of accounting
AC denotes the subject area (Accounting). 1 indicates that this is a 100 course (2 indicates a 200 course, 3 a 300 course). 025 is the unique course designator (based on the old course number ‘25 Principles of accounting’).

n you may take an individual course in

About the FHEQ framework
The UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) established the FHEQ as a framework for all further and higher education qualifications. Providing an important reference point, the FHEQ is based primarily on the concepts of levels and comparability. It helps providers of higher education to: maintain academic standards; inform international comparability of academic standards; ensure international competitiveness; and facilitate student/graduate mobility. Within the context of higher education awards, the FHEQ levels are: Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6. Levels 1-3 refer to pre-University education, while Level 7 is Masters-level. For ease of reference, we have adopted the following terminology: n 100 courses (equivalent to FHEQ Level 4). n 200 courses (equivalent to FHEQ Level 5). n 300 courses (equivalent to FHEQ Level 6). 100 courses were formerly titled ‘Foundation’ units; 200 and 300 courses were formerly titled ‘Further’ units. By assigning each course to the appropriate FHEQ level and presenting programme structures in terms of levels, comparisons can now be drawn more easily across the suite of BSc awards.

Rules of progression for BSc degrees
Another key aim of the redevelopment is to make progression rules clearer. Courses are taken at three levels, representing the nominal three-year period of study. In your first year of study you must demonstrate the capacity to succeed at Level 4 (100) courses before advancing to Level 5 (200) or Level 6 (300) courses, unless you have received APL. In terms of your progression through the Standard Route degree programmes, the following rules apply: n you can take up to four full new courses in a year n in your final year of study, you may take five new courses in order to complete your 12 courses, provided you are not carrying a failed course n you may take a maximum of five courses at any examination period, in any combination of new courses and resits

your final year, provided you do not take more than four other courses n in your first year of study, you may only take 100 courses, unless you have received APL and are therefore permitted to take 200 or 300 courses n a failed course must be retaken at the next possible opportunity (the next exam sitting), unless you are eligible to discard that failed course for an alternative n to be eligible for the award of a degree, you must attempt all 12 courses of the study programme and pass a minimum of 10 (although this would result in a drop in the class band of the degree award) n for the Graduate Entry Route degree programmes, you must successfully pass all nine courses to be eligible for the award of degree.

Programme structures
All of the programme structures given in this prospectus are subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course.

Important note
The information in this prospectus refers to the Programme Specification and Regulations (PSR) for 2011-12 (New Regulations). Students intending to study through an independent teaching institution should enquire if the institution plans to register students under these regulations or the PSR for 2011-12 (Old Regulations). Please note that the course descriptions and syllabuses are the same for both sets of regulations.

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Career and personal development study
What is an individual course?
An individual course is a single course from one of the EMFSS programmes. As long as you satisfy the entry requirements and have the necessary background, you can take an individual course without registering for a degree or diploma programme. More than 90 individual courses are currently available. When you register you will receive a certificate of registration. If you pass the examination you will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

What support will I receive?
You receive the same study materials, have access to the same online facilities, and take the same examinations as students taking the courses as part of an EMFSS degree or diploma programme.

Flexible study at a reasonable cost
Assessment is by one written examination (four of the available courses also require coursework). Examinations are held once a year in May/June, so you can complete an individual course in one year if you wish. A composite fee of £342 for each full course (in 2011-2012) covers registration for two years and one examination. If you don't pass the exam the first time you can retake it the following year (you will need to pay an additional fee to do this). You can apply for up to eight full courses (or the equivalent) in one year. If your application is accepted, you will be able to register for up to four courses (or the equivalent) in one year. For more information please see www.londoninternational.

Progression and credit
If, after completing an individual course, you apply and are admitted to register for an EMFSS degree or Diploma for Graduates programme, you can obtain credit for the individual course(s) you have taken, provided you apply within three years of completing the individual course(s). Courses can only be credited if they are available on the relevant degree or Diploma for Graduates structure. The maximum number of courses for which credit may be given is: n eight full courses for degrees through the Standard Route n six full courses for degrees through the Graduate Entry Route n two full courses for the Diplomas for Graduates. Further information is given in the EMFSS Programme Regulations for individual courses.

Are individual courses for me?
You can take individual courses to enhance your skills or professional knowledge, or to satisfy the accreditation requirements of a university or professional body, or simply to study certain subjects in which you are interested. If you are currently taking a degree or Diploma for Graduates which does not include all the courses you need for professional accreditation, you can apply to take the additional courses as individual courses.

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Profile: Shuchi Mehta | Access route and BSc Mathematics and Economics, India
‘I was looking to pursue a BSc Mathematics and Economics degree offered by the University of London International Programmes. Since I was not looking to enrol at an institution, I pursued the BSc by way of the Access route and then three years of study for the degree. It was an interesting challenge at all times. There were times when it did get hard but at the end, the persuasion yielded a great sense of satisfaction. Economics was very valuable and practical. As for Mathematics, it has always been my passion so it was a thrill to explore and learn something new. The study pattern helped me become more independent and strong. It has made me stop looking for support and tackle things on my own. As for the study content and examination pattern, it has helped me develop my critical thinking and analytical skills. The process involved in accomplishing the BSc was a journey which has taught me many things. It has helped me develop as a person which is what is helping me to cope with things way better in the Masters course which is very intense compared to the BSc. Having done my Masters, I plan to return to India. I plan to work in the investment management side of the finance industry for the next couple of years, after which I see myself becoming an independent ace Options trader.’ Shuchi took the Access route and then studied for the BSc in Mathematics and Economics. She gained Second Class Honours (upper division) and is now taking an MSc in Accounting and Finance at LSE.

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How much will my programme cost?
Standard Route
This example is for a degree student who completes in the minimum amount of time (three years) and without resits.

Graduate Entry Route
This example is for a Graduate Entry student who completes in the minimum amount of time (two years) and without resits.

Access route
This example is for an Access route student who then transfers to a degree, completing the Access route in the minimum amount of time (one year).

First year Application fee Initial registration fee Examination fee (four full courses) Second year Continuing registration fee Examination fee (four full courses) Third year Continuing registration fee Examination fee (four full courses) Total £303 £744 £3,528 £303 £744 £66 £624 £744

First year Application fee Initial registration fee Examination fee (four full courses) Second year Continuing registration fee Examination fee (five full courses) Total £303 £930 £2,667 £66 £624 £744

First year Application fee Initial registration fee Examination fee (two full courses) Sub-total
The student then transfers on to the Standard Route

£66 £312 £372 £750

The BSc Development and Economics, BSc Economics, BSc Economics and Finance, and BSc Information Systems and Management have a 3-year minimum registration period to allow time to complete the necessary prerequisites.

Standard Route
Second year Access transfer fee Examination fee (three full courses) Third year Continuing registration fee Examination fee (three full courses) Fourth year Continuing registration fee Examination fee (four full courses) Sub-total Overall total £303 £744 £3,081 £3,831 £303 £558 £615 £558

Standard Route
This example is for a degree student who completes in four years, with two resits in the second year.

Diploma for Graduates
This example is for a Diploma for Graduates student who completes in the minimum amount of time (one year) and without resits.

First year Application fee Initial registration fee Examination fee (four full courses) Second year Continuing registration fee £303 Examination fee £744 (four courses incl. two resits) Third year Continuing registration fee Examination fee (three full courses) Fourth year Continuing registration fee Examination fee (three full courses) Total £303 £558 £4,203 £303 £558 £66 £624 £744

First year Application fee Initial registration fee Examination fee (four full courses) Total £66 £475 £744 £1,285

Diploma in Economics/ Diploma in Social Sciences
Students should contact a local Diplomateaching institution for full details of their fees. The fees payable to the University by a student in 2011-2012 who completes one of these Diplomas in one year are:

First year Initial registration Examination fee (four full courses) Total £624 £441 £1,065

These examples use the fees given for 2011-2012 and do not reflect year-onyear increases. An additional fee is payable for each law course studied and for AC1025 Principles of accounting. Please see page 91 for a full list of fees.

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BSc degrees
Who are they for?
The BSc degree programmes provide an excellent foundation for a wide variety of careers ranging from accounting, banking and information systems to the media, civil service and journalism. All of the programmes can act as a stepping stone to further study at undergraduate and Masters level. You can gain a world-class degree through flexible study, while being encouraged to think critically and creatively. The programmes will also enable you to increase your understanding of how and why modern societies, institutions and economic systems function in the way they do.

Choosing your courses
For most degrees you have a certain amount of choice in the courses that you take. In the structures you will see that you can choose from a variety of Selection groups. You have control, within certain guidelines, over the number and choice of examinations you take each year. In any year that you enter an examination, you may attempt: n a minimum of one new half course and a maximum of four new full courses or n any number of courses that you have failed in a previous year (‘resits’) plus a minimum of one new full course and a maximum of four new full courses or n any number of resits only or n five new full courses in your final year provided that you are not carrying any fails.

to Level 5 (200) or Level 6 (300) courses. All courses are full courses except where indicated otherwise in the selection groups on pages 59-61. You may complete your studies in a minimum of three years (or two years if you are given maximum APL or are studying through certain Graduate Entry Routes). You have up to eight years to complete your degree and you do not have to sit examinations every year.

Accreditation of prior learning (APL), Standard Route only:
You may apply for APL from up to four full 100 courses. APL is awarded on an automatic or discretionary basis. See pages 82-85 for more information. You are advised to apply as early as possible if you want to claim APL from a course.

Degree structures
BSc degrees consist of 12 courses when taken through the Standard Route and nine courses through the Graduate Entry Route. Courses are classified as either 100, 200 or 300. 100 courses were formerly 'Foundation' units; 200 and 300 courses were formerly 'Further' units.

Classification Prerequisites
Some courses have prerequisites (i.e. courses which must first have been passed). The prerequisites are always represented by the code in brackets that comes after the title of the course. In your first year of study you must demonstrate the capacity to succeed at Level 4 (100) courses before advancing Degrees are awarded with the following classifications: First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (divided into Upper Division and Lower Division), Third Class Honours.

BSc degree entrance requirements
n demonstrate competence in To be eligible for the Standard Route of one of the BSc degrees you must: Mathematics at least equivalent to GCSE/ n normally be at least 17 years old GCE ‘O’ level at Grade C or above and n provide proof of competence in and have either passes in: n two subjects at GCE ‘A’ level, plus at English which is acceptable to the University. A test of proficiency may least three further subjects at GCSE/ be required (see page 81 for more GCE ‘O’ level at Grade C or above or n three subjects at GCE ‘A’ level (with one information). Note: There are many other ‘A’ level at not less than grade D) or n three subjects at GCE ‘A’ level and qualifications, both from the UK and overseas, that the University of London one further subject at GCSE/GCE accepts as satisfying the entrance ‘O’ level at Grade C or above or n two subjects at GCE ‘A’ level, plus two requirements (please see pages 72-80). further subjects at GCE ‘AS’ level and

Graduate Entry Route
In addition to the qualifications listed here, you must hold a full first degree completed in a minimum of three years duration on a full time basis (or equivalent) from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London. Note: If you hold a professional and/or postgraduate qualification without a full first degree, you cannot be considered for admission to the Graduate Entry Route.

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BSc Accounting and Finance
Programme overview
Dr Libon Fung ‘This degree gives you an understanding of accounting and finance that will be useful throughout your career. This means that we do not simply teach accounting techniques and focus on computational skills with the aim of immediate application, but to enable you to evaluate their usefulness in different contexts. We encourage you to adopt a critical and flexible viewpoint and to look at the subject from a variety of perspectives, including the international dimension.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 FN1024 Principles of banking and finance 4 AC1025 Principles of accounting 5 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii) 200 and 300 courses 6 MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) Finance. The Department of Finance enjoys a pre-eminent reputation for the excellence of its teaching and research. The Department of Accounting enjoys a reputation as one of the leading groups in the world for teaching and research in the economic, institutional, and organisational aspects of accounting and financial management. n BSc Accounting and Finance graduates can take advantage of ‘fast track’ agreements with certain professional bodies (please see pages 12-14). 7 AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 8 AC3091 Financial reporting (AC1025) 9 AC3093 Auditing and assurance (AC1025) 10 AC3097 Management accounting (AC1025) 11 One course from Selection groups B, E or M 12 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
Accounting professions • Investment banking • Management consultancy • Financial management • Investment analysis and management • Further academic study

Features of the degree
n A thorough grounding in

accounting and finance within a strong social science framework. n An international flavour, developed in consultation with academics and professionals throughout Southeast Asia as well as the UK. n The degree has been designed by LSE academics in the Department of Accounting and the Department of

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 AC1025 Principles of accounting 200 and 300 courses 4 MN3028 (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 5 AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B) 6 AC3091 Financial reporting (AC1025) 7 AC3093 Auditing and assurance (AC1025) 8 AC3097 Management accounting (AC1025) 9 One full 200 or 300 course from Selection groups E or M

Profile: Ervan Lauw | BSc Accounting and Finance, Indonesia
‘I chose to study for a University of London degree because of its international reputation for academic excellence. I was exposed to the University of London syllabus, which I found a totally different, and superior, experience than what I had known back in Indonesia. The education emphasised not just knowledge, but also the skills to think, to question, and to analyse. For the first time in my life, I truly enjoyed the process of learning. The syllabus trained me to be independent, to be resourceful, and to think critically. The degree has opened up so many opportunities for me. My future career plan is to be a researcher in the economics field.’ Ervan took the Diploma in Economics and a BSc in Accounting and Finance. She was awarded a British Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc in International Strategy and Economics at the University of St Andrews, where she is now studying for her PhD.

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BSc Banking and Finance
Programme overview
Dr Vicente Cuñat ‘This degree provides you with an understanding of the way in which financial intermediaries and institutions operate and the structure and functioning of financial markets. You will learn about the pricing of financial assets and why and how corporations choose and issue various types of assets. The banking courses provide information on precisely how financial intermediaries operate, both on a domestic level and in the international arena.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 FN1024 Principles of banking and finance 4 AC1025 Principles of accounting 5 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii) 200 and 300 courses 6 FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
Accountancy professions • Consulting • Commercial banking • Investment • Sales • Banking • Trading • Risk management
n You can choose optional courses

Features of the degree
n You begin with a strong foundation

in quantitative, economic, accounting and finance subjects. n You progress to a core of compulsory 200 and 300 courses in finance, banking and risk management.

in related areas which complement the core courses to give wellrounded coverage of the major issues and areas of modern financial theory and practice. n BSc Banking and Finance graduates can take advantage of ‘fast track’ agreements with certain professional bodies (please see pages 12-14).

7 EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) or EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 8 FN2029 Financial intermediation (FN1024) 9 FN3023 Investment management* (FN1024) 10 One course from Selection groups A, B, E or M 11 One 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group 12 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
*FN3023 Investment management must be taken with or after FN3092 Corporate finance

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 FN1024 Principles of banking and finance 4 AC1025 Principles of accounting 200 and 300 courses 5 FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 6 EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) or EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 FN2029 Financial intermediation (FN1024) 8 FN3023 Investment management* (FN1024) 9 One 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
*FN3023 Investment management must be taken with or after FN3092 Corporate finance

Profile: Jeetendar Chandnani | BSc Banking and Finance, Hong Kong
‘Studying with the University of London through the Centre for International Degree Programmes at HKU SPACE has been a great journey for me. Over the course of the degree, the lecturers played a role of a support system, providing time and dedication to the students to make it an enriching environment to learn. The University of London is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and studying this LSE-led degree was without doubt a tough challenge. Self-discipline is what I have learnt from studying the BSc Banking and Finance degree.’ Jeetendar studied at HKU SPACE and passed his BSc Banking and Finance degree with First Class Honours. He now works as a Consultant in Global Markets for Huxley Associates.

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BSc Business
Programme overview
Dr Jörn Rothe ‘This degree programme prepares you for the demanding world of business. This requires a familiarity with the main management functions, with Marketing at the core. This degree allows you to study these management functions on the basis of a solid foundation in the social sciences. It will not only provide you with the required technical skills, but also give you a wider perspective on management that will enable you to view a business in its social, cultural and political context. Most importantly, you will acquire the ability to think independently about business decisions, and to assimilate new ideas throughout your career Marketing is at the core of this degree. Firstly, it is central among the management functions, providing the crucial context for decisions on pricing, innovation and strategy. Secondly, studying a company's markets enables you to understand the social and economic causes of the business environment, allowing you to anticipate market changes rather than reacting to them. The degree structure also gives you the flexibility to shape the degree according to your interests, while allowing you to acquire quantitative and analytical skills, concepts from finance and economics, and study business and management in an international context.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 SC1021 Principles of sociology 4 AC1025 Principles of accounting 5 MN1107 Introduction to business and management 200 and 300 courses 6 MN3141 Principles of marketing (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) 7 One 300 course from Selection group M 8 One 300 course from Selection group M 9 One 300 course from Selection group M 10 One course from Selection group M 11 One 200 or 300 course from any Selection group 12 One 200 or 300 course from any Selection group

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
Business • Banking • General management • Accountancy • Management consulting • Marketing • Further academic study
n A social science emphasis allows you

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 AC1025 Principles of accounting 4 MN1107 Introduction to business and management 200 or 300 courses 5 MN3141 Principles of marketing (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) 6 One 300 course from Selection group M to develop a thorough appreciation of business and management within a wider environment. n An opportunity to develop excellent analytical skills which are invaluable to the decision-making role of management and to further study.

Features of the degree
n A solid understanding of the different

functional areas of business and a good foundation for a career in management.

Profile: Ken Chong | BSc Business, Hong Kong
‘My degree in business helped hone my business acumen and I now plan to take a Masters to give me the knowledge to develop my business further by raising my own animals and crops. I am committed to using my career to contribute to the development of my country’s agricultural systems.’ Ken started studying for his degree in New York, but in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in 2001, felt safer returning home to Hong Kong. He completed his business degree with the University of London International Programmes while attending classes at HKU SPACE, and working in his father’s business. Inspired by his father’s success as an entrepreneur, and motivated by the desire to make a difference to China’s rural economy, Ken has set up his own business making high nutrient animal feeds and soil fertilizers using ‘superworms’.

7 One 300 course from Selection group M 8 One course from Selection group M 9 One course from Selection groups A, B, E or M

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‘The degree has a strong reputation in the eyes of employers for its robust international standing and rigorous curriculum.’ Vernon Lim

Profile: Vernon Lim | BSc Business, Singapore
‘The University of London has established itself as a world renowned institution that has provided a quality education for many of its graduands. Many have gone before me, armed with a University of London degree, eventually securing for themselves good careers and a promising future. Hence, choosing to obtain a degree from the University of London was an intuitive thing to do. I enjoyed the degree programme for its strong academic focus which aimed to provide depth in learning, which I found particularly useful in my career. Also, the exams were designed in a manner which rewarded students with good marks where they were able to express their opinions constructively instead of simply regurgitating information. Being in the financial industry, the learning curve is steep, and I have to constantly keep myself abreast with financial news. My course has conditioned me in a manner to be able to process information quickly and use it to my advantage. Secondly, my business degree has sharpened my problem-solving and quantitative skills to a large extent, skills that are highly prized in my area of work and the financial world in general. The degree programme provides a depth of knowledge that is unparalleled. It equips graduates with a solid understanding in whatever subjects they have chosen to pursue. Also, the degree has a strong reputation in the eyes of employers for its robust international standing and rigorous curriculum. The University of London brand is a trusted one that adds gloss to the résumé of graduates.’ Vernon now works for a major bank where his role involves managing a portfolio and assisting entities with their financing needs.

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BSc Development and Economics
Programme overview
Dr Tim Forsyth ‘Do you want to know more about international development and the causes and solutions to global inequality? If so, this degree may be for you. The degree combines the study of economics with the analysis of international development globally. ‘Development’ is the process of social and economic change that allows more and more people to reach their potential. Development Studies uses various disciplines to allow students insights from economics, politics, social theory and geography. The main focus is on economic growth, poverty eradication and political reform at the global level, and in the developing world in particular. We are especially interested in Africa, and pressing development problems there. Studying this degree will provide you with analytical and communication skills that are valued by employers and institutions. Perhaps more importantly, it gives you the chance to gain knowledge from a wide variety of sources that will demonstrate the importance of development, and give you the chance to understand more about what is happening in the world today.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 DV1171 Introduction to international development 4 SC1021 Principles of sociology 200 and 300 courses 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 GY2109 Geographies of development 8 DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066) 9 One 300 course from Selection groups D or E 10 One 300 course from Selection group D 11 One 300 course from Selection group D

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
You may already be working for a development agency in a developing country and want to take a qualification. Or you may hope to start a career in international development with an NGO or government development agency.
n A thorough grounding in the

12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half course) from any Selection group fundamentals of economics, sociology and human geography subjects whose literature demonstrates keys links with the process of development. Key mathematical and statistical skills are acquired in the early stages of the degree. n Case study material is drawn widely from South East Asia, Latin America and Africa. However you can also use your own knowledge of the development process wherever you live.

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 DV1171 Introduction to international development 4 SC1021 Principles of sociology 200 and 300 courses 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 GY2109 Geographies of development 8 DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066) 9 One 300 course from Selection groups D or E
Through this route the degree takes a minimum of three years to complete.

Features of the degree
n An opportunity to study aspects of

development such as urbanisation, housing and infrastructure, poverty and social exclusion, environmental concerns and issues of gender.

Profile: Robert Tew | BSc Development and Economics, United Kingdom
‘I decided to study this programme because of my interest in international development, especially the economic aspects. I chose the International Programmes because of its reputation for excellence. In order to do well at this programme you need an inquiring mind, a willingness to challenge your existing thinking about the world and self discipline. After not studying for more than 20 years this has got my brain working again!’ Robert studied independently in the UK for the BSc Development and Economics degree and was awarded First Class Honours. He is now working in a school in the Sudan.

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BSc Economics
Programme overview
Dr Donald Verry ‘This degree builds on a foundation of economic theory and the necessary mathematics and statistics in the 100 courses. It deepens that intellectual platform in the 200 and 300 courses that are available: a wide choice of more specialised options including economic policy, and the application of economic theory to particular topics. Depending on your choice of courses, the study of economics will give you greater understanding both of particular areas such as public economics, international trade or economic development, and of the broader behaviour of economies. While much of the subject is settled territory one of the excitements of economics is that it remains work in progress, as the recent international economic crisis makes clear. My major interest is in public economics, and in particular the economics of the welfare state, including pensions, the finance of health care, higher education finance, and poverty relief.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and ST104B Statistics 2 (half course) 3 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course) 4 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii) 200 and 300 courses 5 EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 6 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 8 One 300 course from Selection group E 9 One 300 course from Selection group E
n You will study questions ranging

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
Because of its combination of verbal reasoning, and mathematical and quantitative analysis, the degree is an excellent foundation not only for employment as an economist in industry, finance, government or international organisations, but also for a range of other careers where these skills are valued. from how much of its income a household chooses to save and what goods it chooses to buy, to how all the households and businesses in the country interact to determine national output, the balance of payments, inflation and unemployment. n You will learn an approach to a logical analysis of social and individual decision making and overall the approach for analysing a whole range of problems, often outside what is thought of as the conventional domain of economics.

10 One 300 course from Selection group E 11 One 200 or 300 course from Selection group E 12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and ST104B Statistics 2 (half course) 3 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course) 200 and 300 courses 4 EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 One 300 course from Selection group E 8 One 300 course from Selection group E 9 One 200 or 300 course from Selection group E
Through this route the degree takes a minimum of three years to complete.

Features of the degree
n You will benefit from the wide

knowledge and experience of the LSE Department of Economics, usually ranked number one outside the USA for its published research.

Profile: Chung Chun Kit | BSc Economics, Hong Kong
‘I am proud that I am a graduate of the International Programmes. Studying for a degree is always difficult but it develops students who are independent, hard working and critical. This is a solid background for further studies.’ Chun Kit’s studies began with the Diploma in Economics. He then went on to achieve First Class Honours in the BSc Economics. He is now studying for a PhD in Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and teaches at HKU SPACE.

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BSc Economics and Finance
Programme overview
Professor David Webb ‘This degree has been designed to provide the economic reasoning, quantitative skills and institutional knowledge required by financial economists to solve practical problems arising in finance. These skills should make graduates highly suited for further studies as well as for a career in investment banking or in financial markets. This degree offers you the opportunity to combine in-depth studies in economics and finance. It provides you with the analytical tools from the fields of mathematics, statistics, economics and econometrics together with the institutional knowledge required to work as a financial economist.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and ST104B Statistics 2 (half course) 3 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course) 4 FN1024 Principles of banking and finance 200 and 300 courses 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
A career as a financial economist, whether in government or finance (investment or commercial banking, risk management, research, fund management or securities trading). The combination of economic reasoning and mathematical and other quantitative skills acquired should suit those interested in a career in consultancy, general management or accountancy. It also provides a sound basis for further academic study.

Features of the degree
n A thorough programme grounded

7 EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 8 FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 9 EC3115 Monetary economics (EC2065) or EC3099 Industrial economics (EC2066) 10 FN3142 Quantitative finance* (EC2020 + EC2066) 11 One 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group 12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
*FN3142 Quantitative finance must be taken with or after FN3092 Corporate finance

on quantitative, economics and finance subjects. n Those pursuing the standard route can choose optional courses in economics and finance as well as in related areas such as accounting. n More generally, the degree is designed to develop excellent analytical skills which should be useful in the context of further studies or work as an economist.

Graduate Entry Route Profile: Alexander Petrov | BSc Economics and Finance, Russia
‘The course content stimulated critical thinking and presented certain facts I might have known before in a more scientific way. On top of that, more advanced subjects were also very valuable in practice and genuinely contributed to my understanding of how the world economy works. Taking the BSc Economics and Finance degree made me intellectually braver: I learned to doubt unverified claims, challenge stereotypes and distrust people who are too sure about something too complicated to be too sure about. I think that I considerably improved my time-management, both on a ‘macro’ level like distributing plans between different weekdays, and on a ‘micro’ level, which was particularly helpful during exams. In addition to this, I developed a variety of other study skills. I have definitely decided to become a professional economist, but I am not sure yet whether I want to do a PhD and pursue an academic career or do something more applied.’ Alexander studied at the International College of Economics and Finance in Moscow. He received a First Class Honours degree and is now studying for an MSc in Economics at LSE. 100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and ST104B Statistics 2 (half course) 3 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course) 4 FN1024 Principles of banking and finance 200 and 300 courses 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 8 FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 9 FN3142 Quantitative finance* (EC2020 + EC2066)
*FN3142 Quantitative finance must be taken with or after FN3092 Corporate finance. Through this route the degree takes a minimum of three years to complete.

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BSc Economics and Management
Programme overview
Dr Jörn Rothe ‘What makes management such an interesting subject is that it is a combination of so many fields, and economics is central among them. This degree provides you with the concepts and methods from economics that are relevant for management and shows you how to apply them. It also gives you the opportunity to acquire the foundations of complementary disciplines like finance, accounting, sociology, as well as the necessary quantitative methods. Together with your optional course choices these subjects cover all relevant aspects of management from many different perspectives. As a result you will be able to understand how organisations work and how they interact. Analysing the structure and strategies of firms will allow you to understand the evolution of industries and the functioning of markets. This ability to apply economic reasoning and to think independently about management is critical for managers and entrepreneurs. This degree provides the foundation for careers in management, consulting, or further study.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 SC1021 Principles of sociology 4 AC1025 Principles of accounting 5 MN1107 Introduction to business and management 200 and 300 courses 6 MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 8 MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) 9 One 300 course from Selection group E 10 One 300 course from Selection group M 11 One 300 course from Selection groups E or M

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
Graduates of this programme go on to work in a great variety of areas, including management consultancy, banking and accountancy; some choose to pursue postgraduate studies.

Features of the degree
n A strong emphasis on social

12 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups E, M or S

science theory and practice.
n Knowledge and understanding of

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 AC1025 Principles of accounting 4 MN1107 Introduction to business and management 200 and 300 courses 5 MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) 8 One 300 course from Selection groups E or M 9 One 200 or 300 course from Selection groups E or M

a range of issues in international management and economics. n A degree which will be valued by employers who are looking for people who can demonstrate logical and quantitative reasoning. n This degree contains a substantial amount of Economics, so that students can pursue careers in Management and Economics.

Profile: Ethan Yu | BSc Economics and Management, Malaysia
‘While studying I was able to develop career-related skills such as problem solving, communication, report writing, computer literacy and many others which have been valuable assets. I would highly recommend this degree as the skill sets that you acquire are highly transferable in the modern business environment.’ Ethan is now working for the largest executive search firm in Malaysia, MRI Network, as a Regional Consultant in the Banking and Financial Services division.

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BSc Geography and Environment
Programme overview
Dr Gareth Jones ‘This is a degree which emphasises the interactions between society and nature. It is an exciting, relevant and useful degree to study. Firstly, it is about our everyday lives and the world we inhabit (and more often than not it is about the links between the two). Geographical examples are everywhere. Everyone is aware that the world has been shaken in recent times by the cruel consequences for human populations of great natural disasters. Geographers are interested in understanding the reasons why people live where they live, why the mechanics of the earth’s natural forces result in earthquakes, hurricanes and tidal waves, and how the latter impact on the former. Some would argue that the effects of society on nature are even more important. Second, and linked to the first, geographers study real and relevant world issues; they may be concerned with the implications of climate change or of the end of the Cold War, or examining the effects of chemical discharges into streams or poverty on the health of inner city residents. You can ‘go places’ with Geography and Environment – it is a subject which matters. We are delighted to be able to offer this degree to International Programmes students.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 GY1009 Human geography 2 GY1147 Physical geography: fundamentals of the physical environment 3 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and GY1148 Methods of geographical analysis✝ (half course) 4 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i) or F(ii) 200 and 300 courses 5, 6, 7. Three courses chosen from: n GY2149 Biogeography (GY1147) n GY2150 Geomorphological processes (GY1147) n GY2151 Environmental change (GY1147) n GY2152 Hydrology (GY1147) n GY2164 Economic geography n GY3068 Society and the environment n GY3153 Space and culture (GY1009) 8, 9, 10. Three courses chosen from: n GY2109 Geographies of development n GY3154 Geomorphological applications (GY2150) n GY3155 Biodiversity (GY2149) n GY3156 Tropical land management (GY2149 or GY2150 or GY2152) n GY3157 Independent geographical study (GY1148) n One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups D, E, G or S 11 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups D, E, G or S 12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
✝ GY1148 Methods of geographical analysis must be taken with or after ST104A Statistics 1.

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
Geographers, because of their skills and range of subject-wide experience, are well equipped for many professions such as teaching, public service professions, environment agencies and town planning in local authorities. Geographers considering a career in legal, financial and accountancy firms, as well as management consultancies, find that they can easily add the specific technical skills required to their knowledgeable background and their ability to think about a wide range of issues.

Features of the degree:
n An opportunity to acquire a

thorough training in the subject matter and techniques of Geography. n A programme which encourages a spirit of enquiry and intellectual development. n Enables specialism in either physical geography (the natural science branch) or human geography (the social science branch) of the subject, and develops an integrated environmental perspective.

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‘The degree provided me with the analytical and technical skills I need and also helped me improve my time-management, self-motivation, adaptability and creativity. After completing my degree I was promoted to become an Environmental Programme Officer. I see myself moving up the ranks of my organization and I intend to study for a Masters degree, possibly in Coastal Management.' Treina Dinoo

Profile: Treina Dinoo | BSc Geography and Environment, Trinidad and Tobago
‘I am fascinated with the many insights geography provides into the world around us and the contemporary nature of the issues it tackles. My career is in environmental management so my degree was very relevant for my career. I assess the potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures for proposed projects in the energy sector in Trinidad and Tobago. The degree provided me with the analytical and technical skills I need and also helped me improve my timemanagement, self-motivation, adaptability and creativity. Studying for a degree while working full time was a balancing act, which was very difficult at times. I had to juggle between study, work, professional life, family and personal commitments. After completing my degree I was promoted to become an Environmental Programme Officer. I see myself moving up the ranks of my organization and I intend to study for a Masters degree, possibly in Coastal Management. There are no words that can accurately describe that feeling of accomplishment when I discovered that I had achieved a first-class honours degree.’ Treina studied for her degree at the Academy of Tertiary Studies in Trinidad and Tobago. She now works as an Environmental Programme Officer.

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BSc Information Systems and Management
Programme overview
Dr Steve Smithson ‘Information and communications technology (ICT) has had a huge effect on our world. It has enabled new forms of communication and automation; opened new markets and opportunities across the globe; and created new types of business and government. It is not technology which has achieved this, but the way it’s used by people in social settings. This degree studies information systems as technical and social phenomena. It provides the skills needed by managers to solve organisational and business problems using ICT, as well as providing an understanding of the wider social impact of the technology. It covers the development, operation and management of ICT in diverse organisations and contexts. The degree is updated continuously to keep abreast of the latest shifts in applications. Its solid intellectual and conceptual base allows students to critically assess the impact and value of trends and developments in the area.

Standard Route
100 courses 1 IS1060 Introduction to information systems 2 MN1107 Introduction to business and management 3 IS1168 Introduction to computer systems architecture and programming 4 One of the following 100 courses: EC1002 Introduction to economics or GY1009 Human geography or IR1011 Introduction to international relations or SC1021 Principles of sociology 200 and 300 courses 5 One of the following courses: MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) or MN3075 Human resource management or MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology 6 IS2062 Information systems development and management (IS1060) 7 IS2138 Information and communication technologies: principles and perspectives (IS1060 + IS1168) 8 IS3139 Software engineering: theory and application (IS2062 + IS2138) 9 IS3159 Research project in information systems (IS2062 + IS2138) 10 IS3167 Management and innovation of e-business 11 One 300 course from Selection group M 12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
This degree would suit you if you are hoping to pursue a career in information systems management, in a software house or in management consultancy specialising in ICT and Information Systems. It would also give you a distinct advantage in other careers in public and private organisations.

Features of the degree
n A focus on how computers are used

within business and administrative organisations. It is natural therefore to combine the study of information systems with the study of management. n An opportunity to demonstrate your practical skills by submitting coursework, including computerbased work. You will need access to a standard computer with standard database, spreadsheet, programming language and word processing software.

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 IS1060 Introduction to information systems 2 MN1107 Introduction to business and management 3 IS1168 Introduction to computer systems architecture and programming 4 One of the following 100 courses: EC1002 Introduction to economics or GY1009 Human geography or IR1011 Introduction to international relations or SC1021 Principles of sociology 200 and 300 courses 5 One of the following courses: MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) or MN3075 Human resource management or MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology 6 IS2062 Information systems development and management (IS1060) 7 IS2138 Information and communication technologies: principles and perspectives (IS1060 + IS1168) 8 IS3139 Software engineering: theory and application (IS2062 + IS2138) or IS3159 Research project in information systems (IS2062 + IS2138) 9 IS3167 Management and innovation of e-business

Through the Graduate Entry Route the degree takes a minimum of three years to complete.

Profile: Nadeesha Nanayakkara | BSc Information Systems and Management, Sri Lanka
‘The International Programmes gave me an opportunity to become a versatile scholar. The course content was very well suited to give students a broader understanding of the use of ICTs (information and communication technologies) in various organisational contexts. I was required to continuously challenge my own line of thinking, whilst engaging with the fundamental concepts given in the subject guides. The degree enabled me to become an independent thinker within academic/ professional environments. Having obtained a full scholarship to undertake postgraduate studies at LSE, I will shortly be taking up work as a Business Analyst for an IT outsourcing company.’

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‘The degree includes a new course on Management and innovation of e-business. E-business has changed people's lives so much - through social networking sites, contentsharing sites and blogs. It's only recently that enough research material has been gathered to put together a solid, academic course on the subject. The Management and innovation of e-business course is at the cutting edge of knowledge on the subject.’ Dr Steve Smithson

Profile: Dr Steve Smithson | Department of Management, LSE Subject guide author: Research project in information systems
‘I’m chief examiner and wrote the subject guide for the ‘Research project in information systems’. That, for me, is the culmination of the entire degree – what it’s all leading to. For the final dissertation students are encouraged to go out and do some real research in business or in society concerning the application of business systems. There have been some excellent projects over the past few years, including one in a hospital in the Caribbean where the student had looked in depth at the information problems and the technological solutions available, and tried to match them. But also match them according to the different views of the stakeholders: patients, nurses, doctors and administrators. Hence, when they complete the degree, graduates are in a position to contribute positively, from day one, to whichever organisation they join within their own locality. The degree also includes a new course on ‘Management and innovation of e-business’. E-business has changed people’s lives so much – changed their social lives through social networking sites (like Facebook), contentsharing sites (like YouTube) and blogs, and changed their working lives through the use of web-based systems. There’s a tremendous hype that’s grown up around web 2.0, like many previous information technologies. However, relatively few businesses are actually making much money out of it or are able to harness web 2.0 to make changes in the bottom line. It’s only recently that enough research material has been gathered together to put together a solid, academic course on the subject. The ‘Management and innovation of e-business’ course is at the cutting edge of knowledge on the subject.’

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BSc International Development New for 2011
Programme overview
Dr Tim Forsyth ‘The field of International Development is the attempt to understand and to shape processes of social and economic change in order to reduce poverty and to create a better life for poorer people, and the countries where they live. It combines social-science approaches from disciplines such as economics, politics, sociology and demography. It also requires an understanding of global processes of economics and politics as well as more local, national, and sub-national processes. Although the subject matter of 'development' has existed for over 50 years, there is a consensus now that this field should be redefined and entitled 'International Development' as it tackles issues on an international as well as a national level. Typical themes of International Development include poverty alleviation, economic growth; aid and assistance; the management of local and global environmental problems and the political economy of social change. It also covers the processes of democratisation inside countries and within international development organisations.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 DV1171 Introduction to international development 2, 3, 4. Three courses chosen from: EC1002 Introduction to economics GY1009 Human geography IR1011 Introduction to international relations SC1021 Principles of sociology ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 200 or 300 courses 5 6 DV3165 Development management GY2109 Geographies of development

7 and 8. Two courses chosen from: n DV2169 Economic policy analysis in international development (DV1171) n EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) n EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) n GY2164 Economic geography n IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011) n SC3160 Population and society 9 and 10. Two courses chosen from: n DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066) n DV3162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses n DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics (GY1009 or IR1011 or SC1021 or PS1114) 11 One 300 course from Selection groups D, E, G, IR or S

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
International Development is a growing field of public policy and private investment. Graduates can work for governments, international organizations such as the United Nations, aid agencies and nongovernmental organizations, and for the private sector. The discipline offers the chance to gain experience in various elements of politics, economics and social policy with practical problemsolving skills. Careers can include economic planning, rural development, humanitarianism, poverty reduction, and working to provide public services and environmental protection.

12 One course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Features of the degree:
n A wide-ranging training in diverse

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 DV1171 Introduction to international development 2, 3, 4. Three courses chosen from: EC1002 Introduction to economics GY1009 Human geography IR1011 Introduction to international relations SC1021 Principles of sociology ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 200 or 300 courses 5 6 DV3165 Development management GY2109 Geographies of development

social science skills, and in the subject matter of International Development. n You will gain experience in themes of economic, political and social analysis, with options to take related fields through optional courses. n The course is designed to connect different approaches to Development, and addresses realworld problems relating to economic growth, politics, humanitarianism, poverty, environment and governance in poorer countries.

7 and 8. Two courses chosen from: n DV2169 Economic policy analysis in international development (DV1171) n EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) n EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) n GY2164 Economic geography n IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011) n SC3160 Population and society 9 DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066) or DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics (GY1009 or IR1011 or SC1021 or PS1114)

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‘The new BSc in International development responds to the increase in demand worldwide for training in matters of development studies. This includes attempts by governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations to try and increase economic growth and reduce poverty in ways which are socially inclusive and environmentally safe.’ Dr Tim Forsyth

Profile: Dr Tim Forsyth | Department of International Development, LSE Subject guide author: Global environmental problems and politics
‘The new BSc in International Development responds to the increase in demand worldwide for training in matters of development studies. This includes attempts by governments, international organisations and nongovernmental organisations to try and increase economic growth and reduce poverty in ways which are socially inclusive and environmentally safe. I wrote part of the core course, ‘Introduction to International Development’, and I wrote all of one of the options, ‘Global environmental problems and politics’. The core course provides an introduction to the meaning of development, the way in which the definition has changed over time, and some of the controversies about it. The environmental course looks at ways of trying to achieve international agreements between developing and developed countries on topics of environmental problems. I try to write the subject guide in a way that is accessible and interactive. We provide regular sections within each guide which explain the learning objectives as clearly as possible. A BSc in International Development can be useful for many careers such as in aid agencies or international organisations, but it’s also useful for people who want to work in any political or economic development role. It talks about managing economies, policy processes and also very localised problems such as housing and humanitarian crises, which can be useful for anybody dealing with public management or businesses which deal with issues of public management.’

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BSc International Relations
Programme overview
Dr Robert Falkner ‘LSE has one of the most prestigious Departments of International Relations in the world. It was established in 1927 when there were very few specialist departments in this area. Among the LSE International Relations graduates are a number of prominent figures from a wide range of countries. International Relations started out as the study of an international system composed first and foremost by nation-states. Today, the discipline considers the role not only of states but also of a wide range of international actors, from international organisations to multinational corporations, and from civil society groups to terrorist networks. At its heart are questions concerning war and peace, international order and stability, and the forces that produce change in the international system. In an era of economic globalisation, International Relations is also concerned with the close links between international politics and the global economy, and whether globalisation is producing a more integrated or more fragmented world. The study of International Relations is characterised by a sense of pluralism; it is an arena of debate between competing theoretical perspectives. The discipline encourages critical engagement with global policy challenges and seeks answers to pressing issues in international politics today.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 IR1011 Introduction to international relations 2 PS1114 Democratic politics and the State or PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought 3 One 100 course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i) 4 One 100 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii) 200 and 300 courses 5 IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011) 6 IR3083 International political theory (IR1011) 7 IR2085 International institutions (IR1011) 8 IR2137 Foreign policy analysis (IR1011) 9 IR3140 Security and international relations (IR1011) 10 One 300 course from Selection groups IR or P 11 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups E, IR, P or S 12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

To view a clip of Dr Falkner discussing why international co-operation between states is so difficult, please visit: http://bit.ly/cobVdI

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 IR1011 Introduction to international relations

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
n Postgraduate study n Government n International organisations n Business and the media n You will have the opportunity

2 PS1114 Democratic politics and the State or PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought 3 One 100 course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i) 4 One 100 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii) 200 and 300 courses 5 IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011) 6 IR3083 International political theory (IR1011) 7 IR2085 International institutions (IR1011) 8 IR2137 Foreign policy analysis (IR1011) 9 IR3140 Security in international relations (IR1011)

Also, many other careers which require articulate, clear thinking individuals with a grasp of contemporary international issues.

Features of the degree
n A programme for those who wish

to engage critically with the range of materials about contemporary international relations, perhaps those from other subject areas, such as economics or law, who need to be equipped with sufficient knowledge of international relations to enable them to understand the international dimensions of their own chosen fields.

to gain a basic knowledge of at least one other social science discipline and will study the same compulsory 200 and 300 courses as students at LSE in International political theory, International institutions, Foreign policy analysis and International political economy. n These courses are designed to provide a detailed and critical understanding of the core literature and main theoretical debates in the field of International Relations. n A programme for concerned citizens who seek a framework for understanding the international aspects of problems such as environmental degradation, the globalising of economy, development and human rights, which are recognised to be of increasing importance in the 21st century.

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‘[The] practical application of knowledge was thoroughly enjoyable, and reminded me that the degree is relevant to the world today, rather than being an abstract achievement.’ Sara Wingham

Profile: Sara Wingham | BSc International Relations, United Kingdom
‘I choose the University of London for several reasons. Firstly, the reputation and “brand name” far exceeds that of other distance learning offerings. Secondly, the value for money is excellent, although this does come with the price of reduced tutor support. For me, this was not a problem, and I found the flexibility and lack of set deadlines to be exceedingly useful in balancing a full-time job with a part-time course of study. Finally, the 12-course structure of the degree allows a large number of optional courses to be selected, which appealed to me far more than other providers working on a six-course structure. On about half my exam papers, there was an exam question were I could synthesise the material I had learned with my current affairs knowledge to answer questions about current, real-world situations. This practical application of knowledge was thoroughly enjoyable, and reminded me that the degree is relevant to the world today, rather than being an abstract achievement. I developed a planning and management system over the years that stood me in good stead, aided by my natural self-discipline. It's a tough course: you do need to be exceptionally self-motivated and selfdisciplined to be successful, but it is possible to not just graduate but to achieve a First or 2.1 through this method.’ Sara Wingham (pictured right) is currently studying for an MSc in International Relations at LSE. Watch Sara talk about her study experience on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/gwruo1

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BSc Management
Programme overview
Professor Saul Estrin ‘This degree offers you the opportunity to study the activity of management and the environment in which the manager operates. It has an emphasis on social science theory and practice which reflects different areas of expertise. Management at LSE is strongly based on economics and students require a strong mathematical base, though other areas such as industrial relations, strategy, and organisation theory also occupy a central position. This degree reflects this approach and will suit you if you are interested in a career in management or management consultancy, and many other areas where the skills that you learn will be valued. We are delighted that we can offer a programme which allows International Programmes students to develop a breadth of knowledge in this intellectually rigorous degree.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 SC1021 Principles of sociology 4 AC1025 Principles of accounting 5 MN1107 Introduction to business and management 200 and 300 courses 6 MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) 8 MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 9 One course from the following: MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology or n MN3032 Management science methods (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174) or n MN3075 Human resource management or n MT2076 Management mathematics (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174)
n

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
n Management consulting n Banking n General management careers where n An intellectually demanding, broad

10 One 300 course from Selection group M 11 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups E, M or S 12 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

a critical perspective is required.

Features of the degree
n An opportunity for critical

and theoretical study.

preparation for management that draws on a wide range of social science disciplines. n A degree relevant to your own experiences and local environment but which will also give you an understanding of a range of issues in international management.

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) 3 AC1025 Principles of accounting 4 MN1107 Introduction to business and management 200 and 300 courses 5 MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) 7 MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 8 One course from the following: MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology or n MN3032 Management science methods (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174) or n MN3075 Human resource management or n MT2076 Management mathematics (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174)
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Profile: Akvan Gajanyake | BSc Management, Sri Lanka
‘The University of London International Programmes allowed me to earn a world-class degree by staying in my home country. This gave me the opportunity to work during the period I was studying, which has given me a distinct advantage, specially because the degree was very much academic in content. The knowledge that I gained from this course has helped me immensely at my work place, giving me the skill to look at situations more analytically. The economics and accounting background gives me an edge over my colleagues who are mostly science graduates.’ Akvan works as a programme assistant in Sri Lanka.

9 One course from Selection groups A, B, E or M

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‘Six years after graduating, and having worked in both the corporate world and in academia, I can testify to the fact that the University of London degree opened doors for me I did not know existed! Wherever I have travelled around the world, my undergraduate preparation as a University of London student rendered me credibility and prestige.’ Abhisekh Ghosh Moulick

Profile: Abhisekh Ghosh Moulick | Diploma in Economics and BSc Management, India
‘Before I joined the programme, the very name University of London conjured images of academic excellence and a world of possibilities. Now, six years after graduating, and having worked in both the corporate world and in academia, I can testify to the fact that the University of London degree opened doors for me I did not know existed! Wherever I have travelled around the world, my undergraduate preparation as a University of London student rendered me credibility and prestige. The primary challenge that I faced was to gather the resources required, such as books and journals, to prepare for the rigorous courses. Also, students entering the University of London programme after high school are asked and encouraged – maybe for the very first time in their lives – to think for themselves, instead of learning by rote. This can be both a liberating as well as an intimidating intellectual experience, as it was for me. The University of London programme helped me acquire advanced analytical and quantitative skills and afforded me a holistic exposure to social sciences, while allowing me to specialize in an area of interest to me. These opportunities prepared me for Doctoral studies and gave me the confidence to make informed academic choices as a budding social scientist. The world we are in today is very different from the one we were in, say, a decade ago. While scientific innovations bring human society closer, at the same time the chasms that divide us are increasing at an alarming pace. The University of London degree prepared me to face this time of conflict, turmoil, and change by making me think and act as a global citizen. As a University of London student I would not only think about how an issue would impact just me, or my neighbourhood, or my country, but the world at large. Certainly it is a challenging intellectual enterprise, but one that not only makes me good at my job, but also allows me to make a difference to the world around me.’ Abhisekh studied for his Diploma in Economics and BSc in Management in Calcutta, India. He is preparing to begin his Doctoral studies in autumn 2011at the Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University.

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BSc Mathematics and Economics
Programme overview
Professor Martin Anthony ‘This degree focuses on how mathematics and economics connect and interact. You will not only acquire technical skills, but also powers of analysis. The ability to think analytically will enable you to adapt to new developments in your chosen career. We believe that the combination of mathematics and economics instils such ability. You will be able to understand how rigorous proofs can be given in mathematics, and see how the theories developed can be used in an economics context. The general skills you will gain will enable you to proceed to a successful career in many fields. I am one of the authors of materials for this degree. We know that some of the mathematical courses will be new and challenging to almost all students, and we start with the very basics. One of the courses I designed, ‘MT2116 Abstract mathematics’, is a first course in how to ‘prove’ things in mathematics. Among other topics, it looks at the theoretical ideas underpinning the methods you will have met in calculus. In this course, you will learn how formal mathematics is done: why it is important to have precise definitions, and how results can be proved and techniques justified. The techniques learned here will prove useful in advanced economics. Moreover, you will understand how to argue, precisely, in a mathematical context. I am delighted that we offer this degree to International Programmes students.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and ST104B Statistics 2 (half course) 3 MT1173 Algebra 4 MT1174 Calculus 200 and 300 courses 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002 + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 7 MT2116 Abstract mathematics (MT1174) or (MT105A + MT105B) 8 MT2117 Advanced calculus (half course) (MT1174) and MT2118 Advanced linear algebra (half course) (MT1173) 9 One course from the following: DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066) n EC2020 Elements of economics (EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) n EC3015 Economics of labour (EC2066 or MN3028) n EC3016 International economics (EC2065 + EC2066) or (EC2065 + MN3028) n EC3022 Public economics (EC2066 or MN3028) n IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011) n EC3099 Industrial economics (EC2066 or MN3028) n EC3115 Monetary economics (EC2065) n EC3120 Mathematical economics (EC2066 + MT105A + MT105B) or (EC2066 + MT1174) n IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011)
n

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
Finance • Business • Management • Accounting • Education • Professional or managerial careers, particularly in areas requiring the application of quantitative skills (e.g. forecasting and risk) • Further academic study structured so that these topics fit well with the economics topics. n The 100 courses which you take first have slightly more mathematical and statistical topics because these have to be studied before their applications in the economics courses. n There is some flexibility in the choice of papers you take as 200 and 300 courses, but generally, about half of your papers will be related to economics, and half to mathematics.

Features of the degree
n A thorough programme providing

an understanding in advanced areas of mathematics, carefully

10 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group N 11 One 300 course from Selection group E 12 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups E or N

Profile: Adem Atmaz | BSc Mathematics and Economics, United Kingdom
‘The most important thing that I learnt during my studies was an understanding of main concepts and ideas in economics, and the importance of having good quantitative and reasoning skills in order to make the best use of them. My favourite aspect of studying was the ability to work at my own pace independently which taught me where and how to find the material that I need instead of waiting for the next lecture to be spoonfed! I had a fantastic experience with the University of London International Programmes and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants an affordable but at the same time an excellent education’. Adem taught in Japan while he studied for his BSc degree. He was awarded the Sir Edward Stern Prize in 2008, given to the best candidate in a subject of commercial interest in the final examination of a University of London first degree. Following an MSc in Financial Mathematics at LSE, he is now studying for a PhD at London Business School.

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‘This degree has been proven to be well recognised by top universities in the UK. If it didn't exist, I probably would never have had the opportunity to gain admission into a top university like Oxford.’ Tommy Khoo

Profile: Tommy Khoo | BSc Mathematics and Economics, Singapore
‘I did not do well in my ‘A’ levels and was unable to get into one of the local universities (NUS, NTU). Among other university degrees available locally, the University of London appeared to have the largest student population, most institutional support and seemed to be the most widely recognized.
I learned to motivate myself through difficult times. During the third year of my degree, many family members fell ill and some passed away. Due to this, I had to take the year off, delaying and possibly giving up my plans for future studies. I learnt valuable life lessons struggling to motivate myself to finish the final year with good grades. Another lesson learned from completing this course is that we are not defined by our failures. For many years I was under the impression that I wasn’t “good” at studying, in particular Mathematics, because of my very bad ‘A’ level performance. I have since ceased to view failure as “evidence” of an inadequacy in ability. We were allowed to take papers in some of the topics that make up the foundations of mathematics. Having this background was tremendously useful, both for gaining admissions and for handling current postgraduate studies, which draws heavily on assumed mathematical background. For those who are unable to do a degree course on campus at a university, and want to pursue mathematics or mathematical economics, this is an excellent choice. In particular, from personal experience, I think this is an excellent “second chance” for someone who might have done poorly in their exams in the past but still wants to do mathematics or mathematical economics formally. This degree has been proven to be well recognised by top universities in the UK. If it didn’t exist, I probably would never have had the opportunity to gain admission into a top UK university like Oxford.’

Tommy studied at Singapore Institute of Management and gained his BSc degree with First Class Honours. He is now pursuing an MSc at the University of Oxford.

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BSc Politics and International Relations
Programme overview
Professor Paul Kelly ‘This degree enables you to combine a study of both politics and international relations. How political power is distributed and organised within the state and between states is central to this specialism. International relations is concerned with the behaviour of states and their relations with each other. It considers some of the great issues of international society, such as the causes of war and the conditions of peace. But it also concerns international economic relations and such questions as globalisation, its advantages and disadvantages. I have been involved in the International Programmes for many years and my particular interests are international organisations, especially the UN system and the European Union. If your interests or career requirements are covered by the courses and features on this page you will certainly benefit from our carefully designed degree.’

Standard Route
100 courses 1 IR1011 Introduction to international relations 2 PS1114 Democratic politics and the State or PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought 3 One course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i) 4 One course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i) 200 and 300 courses 5 PS2082 Comparative politics (PS1114 or PS1130) 6 IR3083 International political theory (IR1011) 7 IR2084 Nationalism and international relations (IR1011) 8 PS3086 Democracy and democratisation (PS1114 or PS1130) 9 One 300 course from Selection groups IR or P 10 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups E, IR, P or S
n You will analyse political relationships

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
Careers in the business world • Journalism and media • Civil service • Public sector • International organisations in the economic and social context and take into account historical influences on contemporary politics. n You will focus on the changing nature of international society and the principles of international order and justice in the post cold war period. n You will learn to analyse detailed social and political data and to form balanced judgements.

11 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups E, IR, P or S 12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Features of the degree
n You will study various types of regime,

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 IR1011 Introduction to international relations 2 PS1114 Democratic politics and the State or PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought 3 One course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i) 200 and 300 courses 4 PS2082 Comparative politics (PS1114 or PS1130) 5 IR3083 International political theory (IR1011) 6 IR2084 Nationalism and international relations (IR1011) 7 PS3086 Democracy and democratisation (PS1114 or PS1130) 8 One 300 course from Selection groups IR or P 9 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups E, F(i), IR, P or S

the institutions of representative and responsible government, the process of politics and the forming and implementation of public policy.

Profile: Major Will Strickland | BSc Politics and International Relations, United Kingdom
‘I managed to complete the degree in five years. I found it extremely difficult, and I often look back with amazement that I managed to complete it. I had to remain flexible and be persistent. The degree has helped me in my formal career progression, but more importantly has helped me conduct operations better. Having a sound analytical framework to what you do has helped me immeasurably. This was given to me by both the degree content but also the exam-based method.’ Will took his degree while serving as a member of the British Army in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He hopes, in the future, to take an MSc at LSE.

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BSc Sociology
Programme overview
Dr Nigel Dodd ‘Sociology at LSE is a world class department offering a degree in one of the most consistently innovative and challenging of the social science subjects. LSE has a long and distinguished history in this field. This recently revised degree structure contains a broad range of courses across the curriculum which provide more opportunity for students to engage with this stimulating and highly relevant subject. We have worked in close collaboration with the Department of Sociology at LSE to bring you the best that contemporary sociology has to offer. Sociology graduates go on to work in a wide variety of areas and we confidently expect that many of them will also go on to develop their academic work by undertaking postgraduate study. We trust that you will find studying for the degree a rewarding experience’.

Standard Route
100 courses 1 SC1021 Principles of sociology 2 SC1158 Reading social science (half course) and ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) 3 One course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i) 4 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii) 200 and 300 courses 5 SC3144 Historical sociology (SC1021) 6 SC2145 Social research methods (SC1021) 7 SC2163 Sociological theory and analysis (SC1021) 8 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S 9 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
Politics • Public administration • Social and health services • Media, marketing and advertising • Non-governmental organisations. Several students each year decide to enhance their career prospects by continuing their academic studies in this field.
n Theoretical: a general introduction

10 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S to the social sciences; an exploration of the classical traditions of the discipline and an introduction to contemporary ideas and to new directions in sociological thinking. n Diversity: a wide range of courses which allow you to explore how and why societies have developed in the ways that they have, key aspects of contemporary social institutions and processes, important questions about the nature of sociological research, as well as ideas about social action and social development and change. 11 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group 12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 SC1021 Principles of sociology 2 SC1158 Reading social science (half course) and ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) 3 One course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i) 200 and 300 courses 4 SC3144 Historical sociology (SC1021) 5 SC2145 Social research methods (SC1021) 6 SC2163 Sociological theory and analysis (SC1021) 7 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S 8 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S 9 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Features of the degree:
n Practical: an opportunity to

develop skills in the close reading of key texts that have shaped the discipline; an introduction to the key methods that sociologists use to research all aspects of social life.

Profile: Rachel Chan | BSc Sociology, Malaysia
‘At HELP University College, where I studied, there was a newsletter for University of London students. As editor of this pamphlet, this greatly improved my otherwise ‘chick-lit’ tendency for writing, integrating highbrow theoretical analysis into my observations of socialism in Bolivia. Currently, as a student Postgraduate Research Fellow at the local premier research university, University of Malaya, I am researching the equivalent of chav culture in Malaysia. This is known as the Ah Beng subculture, situating itself in shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur.’ Rachel’s degree honed her writing abilities and gave her the skills needed to undertake postgraduate research.

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Joint Laws programme resources
Additional resources for Law courses only
If you register for a law course, in addition to subject guides and past examination papers you also receive n Studying English law with the University of London (an introductory guide to the basics of common law legal systems). n One copy of the core textbook if you study any of the four Intermediate Law subjects. n Study packs containing key readings for all the core subjects and selected options. n Learning skills for law containing advice on study skills, developing English language and legal English skills, reading cases and statutes and guidance on exam technique. n Recent developments in law booklets, to make sure you are up to date with developments in each subject as of February of the current year and give details of any new editions of textbooks.

Pre-course exercises
These exercises offer a ‘taster’ so that you can try out the type of skills you will be expected to develop as you go through the Laws programme.

n full text versions of subject guides

and other study guides
n facilities for you to set up

your own profile pages
n links from the VLE take you to

Student portal
The student portal allows you to access the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for laws students, which provides a centralised location for accessing many resources and hosts: n Law subject pages with news and updates, provided by legal academics associated with the Laws Programme n discussion forums where you can debate the finer points of your subjects

the Online Library, programme resources and key external sites. The Laws VLE covers all compulsory subjects and EU Law. Laws students can also access online legal research exercises. These exercises are designed to build on and enhance your ability to find primary and secondary legal materials using electronic sources, as well as hard copy/paper sources in libraries, and to conduct legal research more generally.

Laws VLE homepage

Laws Online Library

Useful addresses
n www.legaleducation.org.uk

For intending solicitors in the UK:
Solicitors Regulation Authority, Regulations and Information Services, Ipsley Court, Redditch Worcestershire B98 0TD n Tel: +44 (0)870 606 2555 (enquiries) n Fax: +44 (0)20 7320 5964 n Email: info.services@sra.org.uk
n www.sra.org.uk n 24-hour information pack order

For intending barristers in the UK:
Bar Standards Board, Education Training and Records Department 289-293 High Holborn London WC1V 7HZ n Tel: +44 (0)20 7242 0082 n Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 9217
n www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

This website is provided by the Bar Council but covers both professions.

service: +44 (0)1527 504455

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BSc Accounting with Law
Programme overview
This degree combines elements of the BSc Accounting and Finance degree with the LLB (Law) programme offered through the University of London International Programmes.

Standard Route
100 courses 1 AC1025 Principles of accounting 2 LA1040 Elements of the law of contract 3 LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions 4 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i) or F(ii)

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
This degree is for you if you: n wish to pursue a career in accounting. n would like to work in areas of commerce such as insurance, banking, sales and marketing. n are considering working as a Company Secretary.

Features of the degree
n This degree will help you to develop

200 and 300 courses 5 LA3017 Commercial law 6 LA3021 Company law 7 AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 8 AC3091 Financial reporting (AC1025) 9 AC3093 Auditing and assurance (AC1025) 10 AC3097 Management accounting (AC1025) 11 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group 12 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups A, B, F(i), F(ii), F(iii), L or M

the skills needed to think critically. n It takes a broad approach to the subjects rather than focusing on narrow technicalities. n You will need to undertake further study if you wish to qualify as an accountant. n During the course of your law studies you will undertake research exercises online and make extensive use of online and physical library resources. n It will provide you with a good background in both accounting and law.

Graduate Entry Route Additional information
n You may be able to gain some APL from professional accounting

100 courses 1 AC1025 Principles of accounting 2 LA1040 Elements of the law of contract 200 and 300 courses 3 LA3017 Commercial law 4 LA3021 Company law 5 AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) 6 AC3091 Financial reporting (AC1025) 7 AC3093 Auditing and assurance (AC1025) 8 AC3097 Management accounting (AC1025) 9 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups A, B, F(i), F(ii), F(iii), L or M

examinations. Please see pages 12-14 for details. n An additional fee is payable for law courses. Please see page 91 for details.

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BSc Management with Law
Programme overview
This degree combines essential elements from both the BSc Management and the LLB (Law) programmes, giving students an opportunity for both critical and theoretical study.

Standard Route
100 courses 1 AC1025 Principles of accounting 2 LA1040 Elements of the law of contract 3 LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions 4 MN1107 Introduction to business and management knowledge and understanding of a wide range of issues in international management. n It is an intellectually demanding degree as there are two disparate disciplines involved. n During the course of your law studies you will undertake research exercises online and make extensive use of online and physical library resources. 200 and 300 courses 5 LA3017 Commercial law 6 LA3021 Company law 7 One 300 course from Selection group M 8 One 300 course from Selection group M 9 One 300 course from Selection group M 10 One course from Selection group M 11 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group 12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
n Students who wish to pursue

a career in management. n The combination of management and law will equip you to work in both public and private sectors where a demonstrated ability for logical reasoning is required. n It is particularly useful if you want to pursue a career in the management of a legal practice.

Features of the degree
n The management courses have been

designed with a strong emphasis on social science theory and practice, which should be relevant to your experiences and local environment. n Both the law and management subjects will provide you with a

Graduate Entry Route Additional information
n An additional fee is payable

100 courses 1 AC1025 Principles of accounting 2 LA1040 Elements of the law of contract 3 MN1107 Introduction to business and management 200 and 300 courses 4 LA3017 Commercial law 5 LA3021 Company law 6 One 300 course from Selection group M 7 One 300 course from Selection group M 8 One 300 course from Selection group M 9 One course from Selection group M

for law courses. Please see page 91 for details.

Profile: Saroj Maistry | BSc Management with Law, Mauritius
‘I chose the University of London not only for the prestige but also for the high quality of its courses. Its very practical formula of distance learning enabled me to study at my own pace and in my own time. The challenge I faced was to keep going simultaneously on three fronts: work, caring for my two teenage sons, and studying. The degree has helped me acquire management skills and the fact that I studied law as well as management enabled me to gain a lead position in a specialized institution which investigates corruption and money laundering. I then moved onto a role in compliance in a bank. I am now considering setting up my own business and my management and law background will provide tremendous help.’ Saroj works for the Banque des Mascareignes in Mauritius.

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BSc Sociology with Law
Programme overview
‘The Sociology Department at LSE which developed this programme is world class and offers one of the most consistently innovative and challenging degrees in social science. This degree provides you with an opportunity to investigate and analyse specific examples of law, social theories, aspects of social action, social processes and institutions. It will enable you to understand these in the context of your own society and to compare different types of social life and societies. It will give you an opportunity to examine theories about the nature of social existence and change and to study these in relation to the State and the legal framework. The approach will be broadly theoretical but you will develop your analytical skills in both law and sociology. We have worked in close collaboration with the Laws Consortium of the University of London International Programmes to offer a degree in which students can study a broad range of Sociology courses and also study specialist law courses at each stage of their degree. You begin with the 100 course which is an introduction to the English legal system, examining the sources of law, the civil and criminal court structure, and the role of judges and judicial reasoning. As you progress through your degree you will take specialist courses such as Criminology and Jurisprudence. This degree aims to provide for the diverse interests of students, whether that is pursuing a career in sociology or law-related fields, or pursuing the study of law or sociology for intellectual interest. We have selected law courses which complement those studied in sociology on this programme with the hope that you will develop a critical-reflective understanding of sociological thinking and legal values and how law and sociology fit together and with a wide range of topics’.

Standard Route
100 courses 1 LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions 2 SC1021 Principles of sociology 3 SC1158 Reading social science (half course) and ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) 4 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii) 200 and 300 courses 5 LA3005 Jurisprudence and legal theory 6 LA3025 Criminology 7 SC2145 Social research methods (SC1021) 8 SC2163 Sociological theory and analysis (SC1021) 9 SC3144 Historical sociology (SC1021) 10 One 300 course from Selection group L 11 One 200 or 300 (or two half courses) course from Selection group S 12 One 100, 200 or 300 course from any Selection group

Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 1 LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions 2 SC1021 Principles of sociology

Programme specifics Where can it lead?
This degree is particularly suited to those who wish to work in areas such as teaching, media, journalism, development, social work and government departments – especially those in the criminal justice system. It also provides a good basis for further academic study. have developed in the ways that they have, important questions about the nature of sociological research, as well as ideas about social action and social development and change. n An opportunity to develop an understanding of the principal features of law and to understand the operation of the law in a wide social context. n During the course of your law studies you will undertake research exercises online and make extensive use of online and physical library resources.

200 and 300 courses 3 LA3005 Jurisprudence and legal theory 4 LA3025 Criminology 5 SC2145 Social research methods (SC1021) 6 SC2163 Sociological theory and analysis (SC1021) 7 SC3144 Historical sociology (SC1021) 8 One 300 course from Selection group L 9 One 200 or 300 course from Selection group S

Features of the degree
n An opportunity to develop skills

in the close reading of key texts that have shaped the discipline of sociology; an introduction to the key methods that sociologists use to research all aspects of social life. n A wide range of courses which allow you to explore how and why societies

Additional information
n An additional fee is payable

for law courses. Please see page 91 for details.

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Diplomas for Graduates
Who are they for?
The Diplomas for Graduates enable you to extend either the depth or range of your previous undergraduate study. They are comprised largely of honours-level courses drawn from the undergraduate Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences syllabus. Specifically, they are aimed at graduates who wish to: n acquire and demonstrate vocational skills in a particular field in the workplace and beyond or n use the Diploma as a basis for progression into postgraduate study and whose first degree is in an unrelated field or n gain a stronger basis for entry to postgraduate study at a university and whose first degree may not be readily acceptable as equivalent to a good UK honours degree. Entry to Masters programmes is competitive, and at the discretion of each admitting university., so you should confirm with the relevant university whether the Diploma for Graduates is acceptable for entry and, if so, what mark is needed. When honours-level courses are taken as part of a bachelors degree, you will normally be familiar with the subject matter through having taken prerequisite courses earlier in the degree. While graduates are permitted to register for these awards without taking the prerequisites, you should be prepared for the difficulty of the courses. For example, you are advised to have a firm grasp, at undergraduate level, of mathematics or economics before embarking on honourslevel courses in these subjects.

Notes:
n If you hold a professional

Features
As well as developing subjectspecific skills, Diplomas for Graduates enable you to question and analyse information, develop arguments, and bolster your analytical and communicative competence.

Structures
Each Diploma for Graduates is made up of four courses, which can be taken in any order (there are no prerequisites). You have between one to five years years to complete the programme. A full list of courses is given on pages 48-49.

qualification and/or postgraduate qualification without a full first degree, you cannot be considered for admission to a Diploma for Graduates. n If you apply for the Diploma for Graduates (Mathematics) you are advised that, although not a formal entrance requirement, it is your responsibility to ensure that before you start this programme your mathematics is already at least at the standard of a first year undergraduate degree in mathematics and includes multivariate calculus. n If you apply for the Diploma for Graduates (International Relations) you are exempt from the requirement to demonstrate competence in Mathematics. If you wish to transfer from this programme to another Diploma for Graduates at a later stage, however, you will be required to demonstrate competence in Mathematics as described.

Entrance requirements
To be eligible to register for a Diploma for Graduates as an International Programmes student, an applicant must: n hold a full first degree completed in a minimum of three years duration on a full-time basis (or equivalent) from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London (but see notes below) and n demonstrate that they have reached a level of competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to a pass at GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level in a Mathematical subject at Grade C or above and

n provide proof of competence

Transfer
Students will not be permitted to transfer from the Diploma for Graduates to the related BSc or other degrees or to other qualifications offered through the International Programmes. Students may transfer between the different Diplomas for Graduates. A student who fails a course twice may change to another course, within the five-year registration period, provided that the failed course is not compulsory on the Diploma for Graduates to which they wish to transfer.

in English which is acceptable to the University and n internet access is also a requirement for registration (see page 10).

Classification
Students must pass four full courses to be awarded the Diploma for Graduates. One resit may be attempted for any course failed. Diplomas for Graduates will be classified as Distinction, Merit or Pass. A student who has failed a course twice or two courses once is eligible for a Pass grade only.

Please note
There is no accreditation of prior learning offered for any course on the Diploma for Graduates programmes.

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'While career goals are important, I believe we should not discount the “fun” aspect of learning, and I find taking a University of London course by part-time study is a great way to undertake a systematic approach to understanding a new field as opposed to a scattershot approach of just browsing on one’s own.' William I.Y. Byun

Profile: William I.Y. Byun | Diploma for Graduates in Sociology, Singapore
‘Rather than to say directly help my career, I chose to study the Diploma for Graduates in Sociology for my personal satisfaction and desire to continue learning to expand my knowledge horizons (and also because it is much more interesting than reading in-flight magazines). I head up the development activities in renewable energy in Asia. My previous degrees were in economics and law. I first chose to study sociology as it was an extension of a multidisciplinary understanding of the social sciences which I am pursuing. I am now undertaking another diploma course through the International Programmes – the Diploma in Theology. While career goals are important, I believe we should not discount the “fun” aspect of learning, and I find taking a University of London course by part-time study is a great way to undertake a systematic approach to understanding a new field as opposed to a scatter-shot approach of just browsing on one’s own. I have also encouraged everyone in my office to study for University of London degrees via flexible study and I am proud that of the seven people in my team, four are currently taking degrees and two have just completed. When the whole office is involved, even if everyone is studying different disciplines, it makes for a more dynamic office environment where everyone feels they are growing both individually and professionally.’ William is Managing Director of Asia Renewables.

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Diplomas for Graduates
Accounting
One compulsory course AC1025 Principles of accounting Two courses chosen from: AC3059 Financial management or FN3092 Corporate finance AC3091 Financial reporting AC3093 Auditing and assurance AC3097 Management accounting Plus: one 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group, including any course not selected above.

Finance
One compulsory course AC3059 Financial management or FN3092 Corporate finance Two courses chosen from: AC3091 Financial reporting AC3093 Auditing and assurance AC3143 Valuation and securities analysis FN2029 Financial intermediation FN3023 Investment management FN3142 Quantitative finance Plus: one course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group, including any course not selected above.

Information Systems
Three compulsory courses IS2062 Information systems development and management IS2138 Information and communication technologies: principles and perspectives IS3159 Research project in information systems One course chosen from: IS1060 IS2136 IS3139 Introduction to information systems or Information systems and organisations Software engineering: theory and application

Banking
One compulsory course FN1024 Principles of banking and finance Two courses chosen from: AC3059 Financial management or FN3092 Corporate finance AC3093 Auditing and assurance AC3143 Valuation and securities analysis FN2029 Financial intermediation FN3023 Investment management FN3142 Quantitative finance Plus: one 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group including any course not selected above.

Geography and Environment
One compulsory course chosen from: GY1009 Human geography or GY1147 Physical geography: fundamentals of the physical environment Two courses (at least one of which must be a 300 course) chosen from: GY2109 Geographies of development GY2149 Biogeography GY2150 Geomorphological processes GY2151 Environmental change GY2152 Hydrology GY2164 Economic geography GY3068 Society and the environment GY3153 Space and culture GY3154 Geomorphological applications GY3155 Biodiversity GY3156 Tropical land management Plus: one 300 course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group, including any course not selected above.

IS1168 Introduction to computer systems architecture and programming

International Development
One compulsory course DV1171 Introduction to international development Two courses (at least one of which must be a 300 course with the prefix DV) chosen from: DV3044 Economics of development DV3162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses DV3165 Development management DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics GY2109 Geographies of development GY2164 Economic geography GY3068 Society and the environment SC3057 Social policy SC3160 Population and society Plus: one 300 course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group, including any course not selected above.

Economics
Three compulsory courses EC2020 Elements of econometrics EC2065 Macroeconomics EC2066 Microeconomics Plus: one 300 course with the prefix EC chosen from Selection group E.

Notes
n All of the above structures are subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course. n Selection groups are listed on pages 59-61. n You are advised to have a firm grasp, at undergraduate level, of mathematics or economics before embarking on honours-level courses in these subjects.

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International Relations*
Three courses (at least one of which must be a 300 course) chosen from: IR1011 Introduction to international relations IR2084 Nationalism and international relations IR2085 International institutions IR2137 Foreign policy analysis IR3026 International political economy IR3140 Security and international relations Plus: one 300 course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group, including any course not selected above.

Mathematics*
One compulsory full course and two compulsory half courses MT2116 Abstract mathematics MT2117 Advanced calculus (half course) MT2118 Advanced linear algebra (half course) Four half courses chosen from: MT3040 Game theory (half course) MT3041 Advanced mathematical analysis (half course) MT3042 Optimisation theory (half course) MT3043 Mathematics of finance and valuation (half course) ST3133 Advanced statistics: distribution theory (half course) ST3134 Advanced statistics: statistical inference (half course)
*Although this is not a formal entrance requirement, it is your responsibility to ensure that before you start this programme your Mathematics is already at least at the standard of a first year undergraduate degree in Mathematics and includes multivariate calculus.

Social Sciences
Four full courses (or the equivalent) chosen from any of the Selection groups You must choose at least one 300 course You may not choose more than one 100 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii) You may take no more than two courses from Selection group L.

Sociology
Two compulsory courses: SC2145 Social research methods SC2163 Sociological theory and analysis Plus: one 300 course with the prefix SC chosen from Selection group S Plus: one course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group.

Management
One compulsory course MN1107 Introduction to business and management Two courses (at least one of which must be a 300 course with the prefix MN) chosen from: Financial management or Corporate finance Management accounting Microeconomics Information systems and organisations MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology MN3027 The law of business organisations MN3028 Managerial economics MN3032 Management science methods MN3075 Human resource management MN3077 Management: international and comparative perspectives MN3119 Strategy MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach MN3141 Principles of marketing MT2076 Management mathematics Plus: one 300 course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group, including any course not selected above. AC3059 FN3092 AC3097 EC2066 IS2136

Politics
Three courses chosen from: PS1114 Democratic politics and the State or PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought PS2082 Comparative politics PS3086 Democracy and democratisation PS3088 Politics and policies of the European Union PS3108 Political analysis and public choice Plus: one 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group, including any course not selected above.

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Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences
The Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences are qualifications in their own right that must be studied at a recognised Diploma-teaching institution. Please see ‘Additional educational support’ on pages 52-56 for further information. These qualifications are for you if: n 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. n you have the necessary qualifications to embark on a degree, but would prefer a course with more teaching support. n you intend to take a degree programme, but would like to gain a recognised qualification after one year. If you intend to go on to a degree programme listed in this prospectus, 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. You can transfer to one of the degrees listed in this prospectus after passing two full courses (provided one is a quantitative subject) of the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences.

Are you eligible?
To be eligible for the Diploma you must: n normally be 18 years or older before 31 December in the year you first register with the University n be admitted to a course of instruction at a Diploma-teaching institution. In addition to the above, many institutions recognised for teaching the Diploma have their own admission criteria. You should contact the institutions directly for this information.

Features of the Diplomas
n You take the same 100 courses as

Further details
For further details (fees, entrance requirements and application deadlines) or to apply please contact your local Diploma-teaching institution.

An entry route to degree study
If you do not have traditional ‘A’ levels or their equivalent, the Diploma in Economics and Diploma in Social Sciences provide an entry route to all of the degrees in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences listed in this prospectus. Dr Phil Stephenson from SIM teaching Mathematics

those offered to degree students. n You must be registered with a Diploma-teaching institution. You cannot study independently for these Diplomas. n You can complete these Diplomas in a minimum of one year and a maximum of five. n You sit your examinations in May/June. n You must pass all four courses in order to be awarded the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences.

More
n There are currently over 15

universities in the UK, including LSE, that will consider you for entry into the second year of a degree if you pass the Diploma with very high marks and have taken the appropriate courses (see page 58). To be considered for a place, you will need to apply through UCAS, stating that you are applying for second-year entry. n The Diploma is awarded with a grading of Distinction, Merit, Credit or Pass. n You should expect your studies to take 35-40 hours per week. n You must attend lectures and tutorials regularly and are expected to write assignments, and while these do not count towards your final assessment you are required to complete them before you can enter for the examinations.

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Diploma in Economics structure
One and a half compulsory courses EC1002 Introduction to economics and ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) Plus one of the following half courses: GY1148 Methods of geographical analysis (half course) MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) SC1158 Reading social science (half course) ST104B Statistics 2 (half course) Plus two courses (or the equivalent) chosen from: AC1025 Principles of accounting FN1024 Principles of banking and finance GY1009 Human geography GY1147 Physical geography: fundamentals of the physical environment IR1011 Introduction to international relations IR1034 World history since 1917 IS1060 Introduction to information systems LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions MN1107 Introduction to business and management MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course) MT1173 Algebra MT1174 Calculus PS1114 Democratic politics and the State PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought SC1021 Principles of sociology

Diploma in Social Sciences structure
Two courses chosen from: IR1011 Introduction to international relations MN1107 Introduction to business and management* PS1114 Democratic politics and the State PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought SC1021 Principles of sociology Plus two courses (or the equivalent) chosen from:
n

Any course not already chosen above

AC1025 Principles of accounting* EC1002 Introduction to economics FN1024 Principles of banking and finance* GY1009 Human geography GY1147 Physical geography: fundamentals of the physical environment GY1148 Methods of geographical analysis (half course) IR1034 World history since 1917 IS1060 Introduction to information systems* LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions* MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course) MT1173 Algebra MT1174 Calculus SC1158 Reading social science (half course) ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) ST104B Statistics 2 (half course) *You may take a maximum of two courses marked (*).

Profile: Dr Chew Seen Meng | Diploma in Economics, Malaysia
‘The Diploma is a respected program that will suit students wishing to gain a competitive edge in their professional careers. With the Diploma credential, I was able to win scholarships to top universities in the UK and US for postgraduate studies in Economics, which subsequently gave me the necessary qualifications and confidence to pursue career opportunities at established companies. I currently work as an Economic Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting in its Chicago office, focusing in the area of global transfer pricing, where I provide economic, pricing and tax advice to multinational companies. One of the most important things that I took away from the Diploma was the cultivation of independence and self-reliance, especially under challenging circumstances.’ Dr Chew Seen Meng studied for his Diploma in Economics at HELP, Malaysia, and was awarded his PhD from the University of Chicago.

Notes
n Students may not offer

n ST104B Statistics 2 must be

n Students registered for the

n Students registered for the

MT105A Mathematics 1 as a compulsory half course and MT105A Mathematics 1 and MT105B Mathematics 2 as additional courses.

taken after or at the same time as ST104A Statistics 1. n MT105B Mathematics 2 must be taken after or at the same time as MT105A Mathematics 1. n MT1173 Algebra can only be taken alongside MT1174 Calculus

Diploma in Economics will not be permitted to transfer their registration to the Diploma in Social Sciences after 31 October in the first year of their registration.

Diploma in Social Sciences will not be permitted to transfer their registration to the Diploma in Economics after 31 October in the first year of their registration.

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Additional educational support
We aim to give our students as much choice as possible about how, when and where they study. Some prefer the flexibility of being able to study independently, at their own pace, using our study materials. Others prefer the benefits of face-to-face teaching and classroom support, and choose to pay for additional educational support at a local independent institution. We currently work with a growing network of 70plus independent teaching institutions worldwide that provide tuition support for our students. We refer to these institutions as recognised centres and there are two categories: Affiliate Centres have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the quality of teaching, support and administration; Registered Centres have demonstrated acceptable standards for the purpose of supporting International Programmes students in preparing for examinations. The Diploma in Economics/Diploma in Social Sciences may be studied either full time or part time. Students must have registered through, and be studying at, a teaching institution that has been recognised for teaching these Diplomas by the University of London. In the following list, institutions that are recognised for teaching the Diplomas are marked: Diploma-teaching institution For further information about recognised centres, including brief profiles and the programmes for which they are recognised to teach, please visit:

www.londoninternational.ac.uk/onlinesearch/ institutions
The Directory also provides details of those teaching institutions that have formally commenced the process for becoming recognised.

AFFILIATE CENTRES
HONG KONG SAR KAzAKHSTAN

ITM International plc HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)
Diploma-teaching institution
n Admissions Unit

Diploma-teaching institution
n 4253, HUDA Sector 23 A

Room 313, 3/F, Admiralty Centre 18 Harcourt Road Hong Kong n Tel: +852 3761 1122 n Fax: +852 2527 0489 n Email: londonu@hkuspace.hku.hk
n www.hkuspace.hku.hk

Gurgaon 122 017 India n Tel: 0091 124 2365811-12-13 n Fax: 00 91 11 24334100 n Email: itm1@vsnl.com
n www.itmindia.ac.in

Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU)/ International School of Economics and Social Sciences (ISE)
n 59 Tole Bi Street

Office 402 Almaty 050000 Kazakhstan n Tel: +7 727 272 39 72 n Fax: 007 3272 72 0489
n www.kbtu.kz; www.ise.edu.kz

Russell Square International College
Diploma-teaching institution
n Gulmohar Cross Road No. 9

MALAYSIA

INDIA

Indian School of Business and Finance
Diploma-teaching institution
n B – 26, Okhla Phase - I

New Delhi 110020 India n Tel: +91 11 405 777 33 n Fax: +91 11 405 777 30 n Email: uol@isbf.edu.in
n www.isbf.edu.in

Juhu Vileparle Development Scheme Vileparle (East), Juhu Mumbai 400 049 India n Tel: 0091 22 26715816, 2624 1670/ 26254297/98 n Fax: 0091 22 2623 7263 n Email: enquiry@rsicollege.org;

HELP Academy SDN BHD
n Level 3 Block E, Kompleks Pejabat

registrar@rsicollege.org
n www.rsicollege.org

Damansara (KPD) Jalan Dungun Damansara Heights Kuala Lumpur 50490 Malaysia n Tel: 00603 2095 8791 n Fax: 00603 2095 7100 n Email: chinkh@help.edu.my
n www.help.edu.my

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HELP College of Arts and Technology
n Level 5, Klang Parade

Roots College International
n 34-36 Nazimuddin Road

RUSSIA

2112 Jalan Meru Klang 41050 Malaysia n Tel: +603 3346 7131 n Fax: +603 3343 0240 n Email: enquiry@hict.edu.my;

Islamabad Pakistan n Tel: 00925 1265 0141 n Email: abid@rootsschool.edu.pk
n www.rootsschool.edu.pk

International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF)
n University – Higher School of

Roots College International
n Satellite Town campus

lilian.chan@hict.edu.my n www.hict.edu.my

MALTA

82 A – Block Satellite Town Rawalpindi Pakistan n Tel: 00925 1484 0366 n Email: yasmin@rootsschool.edu.pk
n www.rootsschool.edu.pk

Economics Pokrovsky bulvar, 11 Moscow 109028 Russia n Tel: 007 495 771 3245 n Fax: 095 925 7933 n Email: icef@hse.ru
n icef.hse.ru

SINGAPORE

St Martin's Institute of Information Technology
Diploma-teaching institution
n Schembri Street

University College Lahore
Diploma-teaching institution
n 1.5 km from Niazbeg Thokar

Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd
Diploma-teaching institution
n SIM Headquarters

Hamrun HMR 08 Malta n Tel: 00356 21 235 451/ 21 222 691/ 21 222 702 n Fax: 00356 21 232 630 n Email: infodesk@stmartins.edu
n www.stmartins.edu

Raiwind Road Lahore 53700 n Pakistan n Tel: +92 42 7515851-53 n Fax: +92 42 7515854 n Email: uclhr@ucl.edu.pk;

461 Clementi Road 599491 Singapore n Tel: 0065 6248 9746 n Fax: 0065 6463 8317 n Email: study@sim.edu.sg
n www.sim.edu.sg/ge

admissions@ucl.edu.pk www.ucl.edu.pk
PAKISTAN

Roots College International
Diploma-teaching institution
n DHA-Campus Phase-1

University College Lahore Business School Multan
Diploma-teaching institution
n 11/9 Qaswar Gerdezi Road

SRI LANKA

Royal Institute of Colombo
Diploma-teaching institution
n 189 Havelock Road

Sector-A Islamabad Pakistan n Tel: 00925 1578 8380-3 n Fax: 00925 1511 0680 n Email: rci@rootsschool.edu.pk
n www.rootsschool.edu.pk

Near Canal Officers Colony Multan, Pakistan n Tel: 00926 1458 6642-43 n Email: uclmultan@gmail.com
n www.ucl.edu.pk

Colombo 05 Sri Lanka n Tel: +94 11 255 6329 n Fax: +94 11 255 6329 n Email: royaldgr@sltnet.lk;

niroshi@ric.lk
n www.ric.lk

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AFFILIATE CENTRES CONTINUED
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

School of Business and Computer Science
n #53-54 Sagan Drive

Champs Fleurs Trinidad and Tobago n Tel: 1 868 663 7227 n Fax: 1 888 622 9666 n Email: sbcs@sbcstnt.com
n www.sbcs.edu.tt

TURKEY

Istanbul Bilgi Universitesi
Diploma-teaching institution
n Kurtulus Deresi Caddesi

No 47 Dolapdere Istanbul 80370 Turkey n Tel: 0090 212 3115000 n Fax: 0090 212 2970878 n Email: undergraduate@bilgi.edu.tr;

gasan@bilgi.edu.tr
n www.bilgi.edu.tr

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Western International College
Diploma-teaching institution
n Next to RAK Free Trade Zone

Participants at the 2009 LSE Providers’ meeting, pictured outside LSE.

Profile: Shalini Mittal | Diploma in Economics, India
‘I have always been fascinated by economics from my high school days. The Diploma course offered by the University of London was the only course which offered a good balance between the theory and application of economics. The course content was very in line with what I was looking for in a diploma course. I was provided with enough online material and the study guides were very useful. As an individual, I have become even more analytical in my perspective and I have improved my style of studying. I try to find the causes of things instead of accepting them as they are. I also developed my reading skills when it comes to searching relevant information in the many journals which I have to read on a daily basis.’ Shalini studied at the Indian School of Business and Finance, New Delhi. She is currently studying for a BSc in Economics at LSE.

Nakheel P.O.Box: 16038 Ras Al Khaimah U.A.E n Tel: +971 7228 1725 n Fax: +971 7 228 1726 n Email: info.iitmedu@gmail.com
n www.iitmedu.ae
Note: Western International College was formerly known as International Institute for Technology and Management FZ LLC (IITM).

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REGISTERED CENTRES
BANGLADESH

Stamford College (PJ) Sdn Bhd
n Lot 7A

PAKISTAN

Dhaka Centre for Law and Economics (DCLE)
n House No. 30, Road No. 14-A

Dhanmondi R/A 1209 Bangladesh n Tel: 8802-9134177/ 9111628 n Fax: 00880 2 8121000 n Email: dclebd@yahoo.com
n www.dclebd.org

Jalan 223 Section 14 Petaling Jaya 46100 Malaysia n Tel: 00603 7956 3188/ 7968 5532/ 7968 8073/ 7968 1188 n Fax: 00603 7958 4705 n Email: law@stamford.edu.my
n www.stamford.edu.my

Alta Vista College
Diploma-teaching institution
n 36 Nazimuddin Road

F-8/4 Islamabad 44000 Pakistan n Tel: 0092 51 285 4601 / 4243 n Fax: 0092 51 285 2449 n Email: admin@avc.edu.pk
n www.avc.edu.pk

GREECE

NIGERIA

Bay View College DEI Bachelor and Master Degrees (College)
Diploma-teaching institution
n 131 Tsimiski & 9 Ethnikis Amynis

Centre for Law and Business
n CLB Hall, 9B Abagbon Close off

n 8 Flench Street n Civil Lines

Thessaloniki 54621 Greece n Tel: +30 2310 251 888/239 543/251 999 n Fax: +30 2310 251 291 n Email: studies@dei.edu.gr
n www.dei.edu.gr

Ologunagbeje Street Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria n Tel: 00234 1 7757719/ 7757720/ 2704404/ 7317601 n Fax: 00234 1 7317602 n Email: info@clb.com.ng
n www.clb.com.ng

off Fatima Jinnah Bridge Behind old British Council Library Karachi, Pakistan n Tel: +9221 5662657/5223743 n Fax: +9221 5223744 n Email: bayviewcollege@gmail.com
n www.bayviewhigh.com

L'Ecole for Advanced Studies
n 211 Khayaban-e-Shaheen, Phase VIII

MALAYSIA

Crescendo International College
n 26 Jalan Wong Ah Fook

Defence House Authority Karachi, Pakistan n Tel: 0092 21 5848791 / 5848796 n Fax: 0092 21 5848798 / 5848799 n Email: lecolekarachi@lecole.edu.pk;

lecole.undergrad@gmail.com
n www.lecole.edu.pk

1st to 6th Floor Johor Bahru Johor 80000 Malaysia n Tel: 00 607 222 0998 n Fax: 00 607 221 2998 n Email: admin@crescendo.edu.my
n www.crescendo.edu.my

University College of Islamabad
Diploma-teaching institution
n Street 21, House 8

Shalimar F-8/2 Islamabad 44000, Pakistan n Tel: 0092 51 228 1461; 0092 51 285 3178 n Fax: 0092 51 226 0690 n Email: ucipk1@yahoo.com
n www.uci.edu.pk

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REGISTERED CENTRES CONTINUED:
SINGAPORE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

PSB Academy
n 355 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

Academy of Tertiary Studies (ATS)
n 34 Southern Main Road

Singapore 169567 Singapore n Tel: 0065 6885 1000 n Fax: 0065 6276 3103 n Email: admissions@psbcorp.com
n www.psb-academy.edu.sg

Curepe Trinidad and Tobago n Tel: +1 868 663 9495/ +1 868 662 7807 n Fax: 868 663 9831 n Email: queries@atstnt.com
n www.atstnt.com

SAA Global Education
Diploma-teaching institution
n 6 Raffles Quay

Institute of Tertiary Tutors
n 4-6 Chancery Lane

#23-00 Singapore 048580 Singapore n Tel: +65 6532 5312 n Fax: +65 6532 3095 n Email: uol@saa.org.sg
n www.saa.org.sg

San Fernando Trinidad and Tobago n Tel: 001 868 653 3945/ 001 868 652 6938 n Fax: 001 868 653 3945 n Email: queries@itt123.com
n www.itt123.com

Stansfield College
Diploma-teaching institution
n 250 Middle Road

UNITED KINGDOM

City of London College
Diploma-teaching institution
n 80 Backchurch Lane

188983 Singapore n Tel: 0065 6348 0000 n Fax: 0065 6338 0400 n Email: degree@stansfield.edu.sg
n www.stansfieldcollege.com

London E1 1LX United Kingdom n Tel: 020 7553 0430 n Fax: 020 7247 1226 n Email: info@clc-london.ac.uk
n www.clc-london.ac.uk

SPAIN

CESMA Escuela de Negocios
n Paseo de la Habana, 43

Madrid 28036 Spain n Tel: 0034 91 458 3333/3820 n Fax: 0034 91 458 3802 n Email: jclark@did.cesma.es
n www.cesma.es

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Access route
The Access route has been designed to provide you with an entry route to the degrees in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences if you do not meet our entrance requirements and are unable to study at an institution. You must take two courses and pass both in order to successfully complete the Access route. The minimum period of registration for the Access route is one year, the maximum is three years, and you will be examined to the same standard as the 100 courses of the degrees. If you are applying for the Access route with the intention of proceeding to one of the degrees in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences, you should choose your courses with care. Consider the 100 courses that are available on the degree that interests you and choose courses that are common to both that degree and the Access route. This will help to ensure that, when you successfully complete the Access route, you will receive credit for the courses you have passed.

To be eligible for the Access route you must:
n normally be 18 years or older before

Access route structure
Two full courses, or the equivalent, chosen from: ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and ST104B Statistics 2 (half course)a or MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) b or GY1148 Methods of geographical analysis c (half course) or SC1158 Reading social science (half course) PS1114 Democratic politics and the State or PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought GY1009 Human geography GY1147 Physical geography: fundamentals of the physical environment IR1011 Introduction to international relations

31 December in the year you first register with the University and n have passed at least five separate subjects at GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level, or the equivalent (with two passes at grade B, one of which must be in Mathematics) and n have reached a level of competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to a pass (at not less than Grade C) at GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level in a mathematical subject and n provide proof of competence in English acceptable to the University. (It may be necessary for you to have passed a recognised test of proficiency, at the appropriate level, within the last three years – see page 81 for a list of acceptable tests) and n have access to the internet and n either have completed a minimum of 12 years schooling or completed 11 years of schooling with at least two years of relevant work experience since leaving school. On successful completion you can transfer your registration to the degree of your choice with credit for the courses you have passed. This transfer should be completed by 30 November in the year you complete the Access route in order to benefit from the reduced registration fee for the degree (i.e. the ‘Access transfer fee’ given on page 91). When you transfer we will give you a new period of registration and you will be able to complete the degree within a further three to eight years.

IR1034 World history since 1917 LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions MT1174 Calculusd SC1021 Principles of sociology MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course)e, f Notes
This structure is subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course.
a

ST104B Statistics 2 must be taken with or after ST104A Statistics 1. Students who choose this option will not be permitted to also take MT105A Mathematics 1 and MT105B Mathematics 2. GY1148 Methods of geographical analysis must be taken with or after ST104A Statistics 1. Students cannot take MT1174 Calculus along with either MT105A Mathematics 1 or MT105A Mathematics 2. MT105B Mathematics 2 must be taken with or after MT105A Mathematics 1. Students who choose this option will not be permitted to also take ST104A Statistics 1 and MT105A Mathematics 1.

b

c

d

e

f

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Transfer
a) to another College within the University of London
Registering as an International Programmes student with the University of London does not mean that you can automatically transfer at a later date and complete your studies at one of the Colleges of the University. LSE, Queen Mary and Royal Holloway are three Colleges of the University that will consider you for entry into the second year of certain degree programmes. If you are taking the Diploma in Economics, Diploma in Social Sciences, or four 100 courses of one of the degrees, you can be considered for second year entry. You cannot be considered for transfer into the final year. To be considered you will need to be taking courses whose syllabuses are similar to those taken at the Colleges concerned. You will need to have been predicted to achieve very high marks in these courses and to have done well at school. You will be competing with many other applicants to all these Colleges for a limited number of places.

b) to another university in the UK or elsewhere
If you are thinking of transferring to another university in the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada or New Zealand we advise you to find out by October (a year before you hope to transfer) what the procedures are for making an application. Within the UK there are a number of universities who have departments that will consider you for entry to the second year of their degrees if you are taking the Diploma in Economics, Diploma in Social Sciences or four 100 courses of one of the degrees. To be considered for a place in any of the University of London Colleges listed above and for other Universities in the UK you will need to apply through UCAS, stating that you are applying for second year entry. Your local British Council office can advise you further. It is advisable to apply before the closing date in January and preferably well before this. If you study at a teaching institution your academic tutor will be able to advise you. Other universities in the UK may consider applications from International Programmes students. You should contact the admissions

officers of the university concerned in the first instance and direct them to the University of London website which lists all the necessary information about the programme.

Some of the universities who will consider applications include*: n University of Bath n University of Bristol n University of East Anglia n University of Essex n University of Exeter n Lancaster University n University of Newcastle Upon Tyne n University of Nottingham n Queen Mary, University of London n University of Queensland, Australia n University of Reading n Royal Holloway, University of London n University of Sheffield n University of Southampton n University of Wales, Aberystwyth n University of Westminster
Please note: some departments do not accept transfer students.

a) between programmes listed in this prospectus
The programmes listed in this prospectus have been designed to make it easy for you to transfer between them should you wish to. If you are registered for one programme and realise that another would be better suited to you, then you may be able to transfer to that programme. Please note that in some cases you will need to satisfy additional entrance requirements for the programme to which you wish to transfer (e.g. when transferring

from the Diploma for Graduates (International Relations) to any other Diploma for Graduates). Full information and instructions on how to transfer between programmes are given in the Regulations. Information on progressing from the Diploma in Economics, Diploma in Social Sciences or the Access route to one of the degrees in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences is given on pages 50 and 57 respectively.

b) to another programme we offer
It may also be possible to transfer to another programme. This is not automatic, and you will need to satisfy any entrance requirements (both general and course specific) for the programme for which you wish to transfer (for example, when transferring from BSc Information Systems and Management to BSc Computing and Information Systems). You should also note that if you transfer to another programme (either listed in this prospectus or not) any outstanding fees will be payable.

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List of courses available in selection groups
Prerequisites for courses are given in the text within brackets. The prerequisites must be passed before the course can be taken. Certain courses cannot be taken with each other, such exclusions are shown in red text. Completion within the minimum registration period can only occur if students choose courses carefully, keeping in mind prerequisites. Prerequisites do not apply to the Diplomas for Graduates. Example 1 AC3059 Financial management (AC1025)
(this course may not be taken with FN3092) Course number Exclusion Prerequisite

LEVEL 200 AND 300 COURSES Selection group A
AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) AC3091 Financial reporting (AC1025) AC3093 Auditing and assurance (AC1025) AC3097 Management accounting (AC1025) AC3143 Valuation and securities analysis (FN1024 + AC1025) FN3142 Quantitative finance* (EC2020 + EC2066)
*FN3142 Quantitative finance must be taken with or after FN3092 Corporate finance.

Example 2 EC3016 International economics (EC2065 + EC2066) or (EC2065 + MN3028)
Course number Prerequisites

Selection group B LEVEL 100 COURSES Selection group F(i)
DV1171 Introduction to international development (NEW) EC1002 Introduction to economics GY1009 Human geography GY1147 Physical geography: fundamentals of the physical environment (half course) GY1148 Methods of geographical analysis (half course) IR1011 Introduction to international relations IR1034 World history since 1917 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) MT105B Mathematics 2** (half course) MT1173 Algebra (NEW) MT1174 Calculus (NEW) PS1114 Democratic politics and the State PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought SC1021 Principles of sociology SC1158 Reading social science (half course) ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) ST104B Statistics 2* (half course)
* ST104B Statistics 2 must be taken with or after ST104A Statistics 1. ** MT105B Mathematics 2 must be taken with or after MT105A Mathematics 1.

Selection group F(ii)
AC1025 Principles of accounting FN1024 Principles of banking and finance IS1060 Introduction to information systems IS1168 Introduction to computer systems architecture and programming (NEW) MN1107 Introduction to business and management

AC3091 Financial reporting (AC1025) AC3093 Auditing and assurance (AC1025) AC3143 Valuation and securities analysis (FN1024 + AC1025) FN2029 Financial intermediation (FN1024) FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) FN3023 Investment management* (FN1024) FN3142 Quantitative finance** (EC2020 + EC2066)
* FN3023 Investment management must be taken with or after FN3092 Corporate finance. ** FN31142 Quantitative finance must be taken with or after FN3092 Corporate finance.

Selection group F(iii)
LA1010 Criminal law LA1020 Public law LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions LA1040 Elements of the law of contract

Selection group D
DV2169 Economic policy analysis in international development (DV1171) DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066) DV3162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses DV3165 Development management DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics (PS1009 or IR1011 or SC1021 or PS1114) GY2109 Geographies of development GY3068 Society and the environment SC3057 Social policy SC3160 Population and society

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LEVEL 200 and 300 COURSES (continued) Selection group E
DV3044 Economics of development (MN3028 + EC2065) or (EC2065 + EC2066) EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) EC2096 Economic history in the 20th century EC3015 Economics of labour (MN3028 or EC2066) EC3016 International economics (EC2065) + (EC2066 or MN3028) EC3022 Public economics (MN3028 or EC2066) EC3099 Industrial economics (MN3028 or EC2066) EC3115 Monetary economics (EC2065) EC3120 Mathematical economics (EC2066 + MT105A + MT105B) or (EC2066 + MT1174) FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) GY2164 Economic geography IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011) MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) MT3095 Further mathematics for economists (MT105A + MT105B) or (MT1174)

Selection group G
DV3162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses DV3165 Development management GY2109 Geographies of development GY2149 Biogeography (GY1147) GY2150 Geomorphological processes (GY1147) GY2151 Environmental change (GY1147) GY2152 Hydrology (GY1147) GY2164 Economic geography GY3068 Society and the environment GY3153 Space and culture (GY1009) GY3154 Geomorphological applications (GY2150) GY3155 Biodiversity (GY2149) GY3156 Tropical land management (GY2149 or GY2150 or GY2152) GY3157 Independent geographical study (GY1148) SC3160 Population and society

Selection group IS
IS2062 Information systems development and management (IS1060 or IS2136) IS2136 Information systems and organisations

IS2138 Information and communication technologies: principles and perspectives (IS1060 + IS1168) IS3139 Software engineering: theory and application (IS2062 + IS2138) Research project in information systems (IS2062 + IS2138) Management and innovation of e-business

IS3159

IS3167

Selection group L
LA3001 Law of tort LA3002 Law of trusts LA3003 Land law LA3004 Civil and criminal procedure LA3005 Jurisprudence and legal theory LA3007 Evidence LA3008 Administrative law LA3012 History of English law LA3013 Public international law LA3014 Conflict of laws LA3016 Succession (LA3002) LA3017 Commercial law LA3018 Labour law (LA1031) LA3019 Family law LA3021 Company law LA3024 EU law LA3025 Criminology LA3026 Intellectual property (LA1031) LA3028 Introduction to Islamic law LA3029 International protection of Human Rights

Selection group IR
DV3162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses DV3165 Development management DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics (GY1009 or IR1011 or SC1021 or PS1114) IR2084 Nationalism and international relations (IR1011) IR2085 International institutions (IR1011) IR2137 Foreign policy analysis (IR1011)

IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011) IR3083 International political theory (IR1011) IR3140 Security in international relations (IR1011)

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Selection group M
AC3059 Financial management (AC1025) or FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) AC3097 Management accounting (AC1025) DV3165 Development management IS2136 IS3167 Information systems and organisations Management and innovation of e-business

Selection group N
EC3120 Mathematical economics (EC2066 + MT105A + MT105B) or (EC2066 + MT1174) MT2116 Abstract mathematics (MT1174) or (MT105A + MT105B) MT2117 Advanced calculus (half course) (MT1174) MT2118 Advanced linear algebra (half course) (MT1173) MT3040 Game theory (half course) (MT1174) or (MT105A + MT105B) MT3041 Advanced mathematical analysis (half course) (MT2116) MT3042 Optimisation theory (half course) (MT2116) MT3043 Mathematics of finance and valuation (half course) (MT2116)
.MT3170

Selection group S
GY3068 Society and the environment LA3005 Jurisprudence and legal theory LA3025 Criminology MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) SC2145 Social research methods (SC1021) SC2163 Sociological theory and analysis (SC1021) SC3057 Social policy SC3144 Historical sociology (SC1021) SC3160 Population and society

MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology MN3027 The law of business organisations MN3028 Managerial economics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) MN3032 Management science methods (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174) MN3075 Human resource management MN3077 Management: international and comparative perspectives (EC1002 or IR1011 or MN1107) MN3119 Strategy (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) MN3127 Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) MN3141 Principles of marketing (EC1002 or SC1021 or MN2079) MT3076 Management mathematics (ST104A) + (MT105A or MT1174)

Discrete mathematics and algebra (MT2116)

ST3133 Advanced statistics: distribution theory (half course) (ST104A + ST104B) ST3134 Advanced statistics: statistical inference (half course) (ST104A + ST104B)

Selection group P
DV3162 Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses DV3165 Development management DV3166 Global environmental problems and politics (GY1009 or IR1011 or SC1021 or PS1114) PS2082 Comparative politics (PS1114 or PS1130) PS3086 Democracy and democratisation (PS1114 or PS1130) PS3088 Politics and policies of the European Union (PS1114) PS3108 Political analysis and public choice (EC1002 or PS1114)

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The following pages give details about some of the more popular courses available. They state the aims and learning outcomes of the courses as described on the course information sheet (CIS). A CIS is available online for all courses, giving the full list of topics examinable for each course and further information about the method of assessment and essential reading. Visit: www.londoninternational.ac.uk/current_students/programme_resources/ lse/info_sheets.shtml

Economics EC1002 Introduction to economics
Aims and objectives
To introduce you to an understanding of the domain of economics as a social theory. You will learn the main analytical tools used in, and be introduced to the main conclusions derived from, economic analysis. As you develop your understanding of their organisational and policy implications this will enable you to participate in debates on economic matters.

n Gauss-Markov conditions and

Learning outcomes
You should be able to apply a wide range of economic models to analyse contemporary and historical macroeconomic events. In particular, you should be able to analyse the causes of business cycles, long-run economic growth, unemployment and inflation and be able to suggest appropriate macroeconomic policies to deal with each of these issues.

Learning outcomes
You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the main economic models used in economic analysis, be able to assess their potential and limitation. You will learn to translate problems which are described in daily language to the language of economic modelling and apply the models to solve these problems.

EC2020 Elements of econometrics
Aims and objectives
To develop your understanding of the use of regression analysis and related techniques for quantifying economic relationships and testing economic theories. You become equipped to read and evaluate empirical papers in professional journals. It will provide you with practical experience of using mainstream regression programmes to fit economic models.

other assumptions required in the application of the classical regression model n reasons for expecting violations of these assumptions in certain circumstances, tests for violations n potential remedial measures, including, where appropriate, the use of instrumental variables. You will recognise and apply the advantages of logit, probit and similar models over regression analysis when fitting binary choice models. You will be competent to use regression, logit and probit analysis to quantify economic relationships using standard regression programmes in simple applications. You will describe and explain the principles underlying the use of maximum likelihood estimation. You will apply regression analysis to fit time-series models using stationary time series, with awareness of some of the econometric problems specific to time series applications (for example, autocorrelation) and remedial measures. You will recognise the difficulties that arise in the application of regression analysis to nonstationary time series, know how to test for unit roots, and know what is meant by cointegration.

EC2066 Microeconomics
Aims and objectives
To examine how economic decisions are made by households and firms, and how they interact to determine the quantities and prices of goods and factors of production and the allocation of resources. It also investigates the principles of microeconomic policy and the role of government in allocating resources. It prepares you for 200 and 300 courses which require a knowledge of microeconomics.

Learning outcomes
You should be able to define and describe: the determinants of consumer choices, including intertemporal choices and those involving risk, firms’ behaviour, how firms’ behaviour differs in different market structures and may help to determine those structures, how firms and households determine factor prices. You should analyse and assess efficiency and welfare optimality of perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets, the effects of externalities and public goods on efficiency, government policies aimed at improving welfare.

EC2065 Macroeconomics
Aims and objectives
To show how our understanding of how economic systems operate has evolved substantially, explain why the growth rate of aggregate output varies from year to year, explain what determines unemployment and inflation in the short run and in the long run and discuss how macroeconomic policy might influence business cycles or long run growth.

Learning outcomes
You should be able to describe and apply the classical regression model and its application to cross-section data. You will be able to describe and apply the:

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Mathematics and statistics MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course)
Aims and objectives
To enable you to acquire skills in the methods of calculus (including multivariate calculus) and linear algebra, as required for their use in economics-based subjects and to prepare you for 200 and 300 courses in mathematics and/or related disciplines.

can be used to solve problems in economics and related subjects.

MT1173 Algebra (NEW)
Aims and objectives
To enable you to acquire skills in the methods of algebra, as required for their use in further mathematics subjects and economics-based subjects. To prepare students for further courses in mathematics and/or related disciplines.

to solve problems in economics and related subjects n demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles of calculus.

ST104A Statistics 1 (half course)
Aims and objectives
To introduce some of the basic ideas of theoretical statistics while emphasising the applications of the methods in the disciplines covered by the economics, management, finance and social science degrees. There is an emphasis on the interpretation of tables and results.

Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, and having completed the essential reading and activities, you should be able to: n use the concepts, terminology, methods and conventions covered in the course to solve mathematical problems in this subject n solve unseen mathematical problems involving understanding of these concepts and application of these methods n see how algebra can be used to solve problems in economics and related subjects n demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles of algebra.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this half course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should have: n used the concepts, terminology, methods and conventions covered in the half course to solve mathematical problems in this subject n the ability to solve unseen mathematical problems involving understanding of these concepts and application of these methods n seen how mathematical techniques can be used to solve problems in economics and related subjects.

Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, and having completed the essential reading and activities, you should: n be familiar with the key ideas of statistics that are accessible to a student with a moderate mathematical competence n be able to routinely apply a variety of methods for explaining, summarising and presenting data and interpreting results clearly using appropriate diagrams, titles and labels when required n be able to summarise the ideas of randomness and variability, and the way in which these link to probability theory to allow the systematic and logical collection of statistical techniques of great practical importance in many applied areas n have a grounding in probability theory and some grasp of the most common statistical methods n be able to perform inference to test the significance of common measures such as means and proportions and conduct chisquared tests of contingency tables n be able to use simple linear regression and correlation analysis and know when it is appropriate to do so.

MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course)
Aims and objectives
To enable you to acquire further skills in the methods of calculus and linear algebra (in addition to those in 05a Mathematics 1), as required for their use in economics-based subjects and to prepare you for courses in mathematics and/or related disciplines.

MT1174 Calculus (NEW)
Aims and objectives
To enable you to acquire skills in the methods of calculus (including multivariate calculus), as required for their use in further mathematics subjects and economics-based subjects. To prepare you for further courses in mathematics and/or related disciplines.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this half course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should have: n used the concepts, terminology, methods and conventions covered in the half course to solve mathematical problems in this subject n the ability to solve unseen mathematical problems involving understanding of these concepts and application of these methods n seen how mathematical techniques

Learning outcomes
After successfully completing this half course, you should: n use the concepts, terminology, methods and conventions covered in the course to solve mathematical problems in this subject n solve unseen mathematical problems involving understanding of these concepts and application of these methods n see how calculus can be used

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ST104B Statistics 2 (half course)
Aims and objectives
To develop your knowledge of elementary statistical theory. The emphasis is on topics that are of importance in applications to econometrics, finance and the social sciences. Concepts and methods that provide the foundation for more specialised courses in statistics are also introduced. and their relevance for social theory. Section B, Globalisation and social change, introduces you to the range of theoretical perspectives that aim to explain the phenomenon of globalisation and social change and the importance of critical evaluation of these. It will introduce you to the contribution that studies of globalisation make to the sociological discussions of contemporary society. In Section C you choose one topic area in sociology where you will use the theories studied in Sections A and B to ensure that you have understood how these theories have influenced the approach of the key sociologists to the subject matter, with particular reference to epistemological concerns. You will choose one topic from religion and society, gender, social inequality and social injustice, ‘race’ and ethnicity, the sociology of organisations and power in society. learnt in sections A and B to a specialist topic in section C. n Describe the key sociological debates surrounding the subject matter of the area chosen, especially in relation to the development of key concepts, epistemological concerns and social research.

SC1158 Reading social science (half course)
Aims and objectives
To introduce you to the practical skills of close reading and comprehension of original material. It gives you a sound introduction to some of the key ideas, in their original form, that have shaped social scientific, specifically sociological, thought.

Learning outcomes
After successfully completing this half course, you should: n be a competent user of standard statistical operators and be able to recall a variety of wellknown distributions and their respective moments n be able to explain the fundamentals of statistical inference and be able to apply these principles to justify the use of an appropriate model and perform tests in a number of different settings n appreciate that statistical techniques are based on assumptions and in any analysis of real problems the plausibility of such assumptions must be thoroughly investigated.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this half course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should be able to: n discuss texts using a critical approach n recognise, understand and explain an argument or idea n identify and discuss arguments and ideas across a range of thinkers and writers, and be able to identify the broader context of these arguments n read and analyse texts with the aim of formulating sustained arguments of your own.

Learning outcomes
At the end of the course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should be able to: n Describe the nature of the sociological perspective and the major theories of society. n Apply the major sociological perspectives to at least two aspects of social life. n Read the set texts critically and creatively and select relevant material cited by the authors selectively in your examination answers. n Explain and evaluate the scope of the research process and the approach of different methods of social inquiry and be able to criticise these. n Explain the relationship between theory and method in sociology. n Outline debates surrounding sociology as a science and the major theories of knowledge. n Evaluate the sociological debates surrounding the processes of modernisation and globalisation and be able to compare and criticise these. n Apply the skills and knowledge

Sociology SC1021 Principles of sociology
Aims and objectives
Section A, Theory and method, introduces you to the subject matter and focus of sociology and provides you with the ‘tools’ to enable you to read critically and to gather information creatively and carefully. It describes and provides you with knowledge of and critical evaluation of the major sociological theories of society. It introduces you to the major techniques and the methods used in sociological research and provides you with an understanding of the relationship of theory to the formation, collection and analysis of data. It introduces you to the analyses of the changing nature of modern/contemporary societies

Accounting, banking and finance FN1024 Principles of banking and finance
Aims and objectives
To introduce you to the institutional features of financial systems and to identify key issues and problems arising in banking and finance. It introduces you to, and illustrates how, the key economic concepts required to analyse these key issues and problems. This course is the foundation banking and finance course on which subsequent and more specialised finance courses are based.

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Learning outcomes
You should be able to understand the role of financial systems in the economy and the imperfections associated with bank-based and market-based financing. You should be prepared for studying the intermediate and advanced courses in banking and finance. You will gain knowledge and insight which help to make sense of many of the developments affecting banking and financial markets.

FN2029 Financial intermediation
Aims and objectives
To develop your understanding of the theories of financial intermediation and of concepts and practices relating to the risk management process and techniques applied within major financial intermediaries. To develop your understanding of recent developments in financial risk management and regulation, including credit risk models, securitisation, derivative instruments and capital adequacy.

AC1025 Principles of accounting
Aims and objectives
To introduce you to the principles underlying accounting, and to enable you to explain and apply key accounting techniques. This course provides you with a broad understanding of the theory and practice of financial and management accounting, both for non-specialist students and as a foundation for further study in the area.

practices in financial management. You should be able to apply the techniques derived from the models and theories in financial management, explain the long and short-term financial needs of a business and describe the techniques used for the selection and management of long and short-term assets. You will be able to discuss and give examples of the wider aspects of financial management including international considerations and the need to communicate decisions made to other members of a management team.

Learning outcomes
You should be able to discuss and evaluate key theories relating to the role of banks as financial intermediaries and the risks which banks face and explain how these risks are managed, with particular focus on techniques of asset and liability management, and credit risk measurement and management. You will be able to discuss the importance of capital in bank management and the role of securitisation, and explain the importance of capital adequacy within banking regulation. You will learn to describe and analyse the various means of analysing bank performance and explain the principles and techniques involved in the use of derivative instruments for hedging credit, interest rate and exchange rate risk.

FN3092 Corporate finance
Aims and objectives
To develop your understanding of asset pricing and corporate finance. To provide a theoretical framework used to address issues in project appraisal and financing, the pricing of risk, securities valuation, market efficiency, capital structure, and mergers and acquisitions. To provide the tools required for further studies in financial intermediation and investments.

Learning outcomes
You should be able to distinguish between different uses of accounting information and relate these uses to the needs of different groups of users. You will learn to explain and apply financial accounting concepts and conventions. You will be able to: n Prepare basic financial statements from both structured and unstructured data. n Analyse, interpret and communicate the information contained in basic financial statements, and explain the limitations of such statements and their analysis. n Categorise cost behaviour, and prepare and contrast stock valuations under different costing methods. n Describe the budgeting process and discuss the use of budgets in planning and control. n Explain, discuss and apply relevant techniques to aid internal users in decision-making.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, and having completed the essential reading and activities, you should be able to: n clearly describe fundamental aspects of project valuation n confidently apply key capital budgeting techniques (NPV and IRR) in the context of investment appraisal n keenly express the mathematical principles of portfolio theory and demonstrate how risk affects the value of assets in equilibrium under well-established asset pricing paradigms (CAPM and APT) n describe the fundamental characteristics of derivative instruments (forwards, futures and options) n accurately apply well-established derivatives pricing methodologies (portfolio replicating and risk-neutral) n knowledgeably discuss the theoretical framework of informational efficiency in

AC3059 Financial management
Aims and objectives
To place financial management as a clear part of the decision making, planning and control subsystems of an enterprise. To provide you with an overview of the problems facing a financial merger in the commercial world. To introduce you to the concepts and theories of corporate finance that underlie the techniques which are offered as aids for the understanding, evaluation and resolution of financial managers’ problems.

Learning outcomes
You should be able to discuss the theoretical models underpinning the

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the financial markets context and competently review the related empirical evidence n adequately explain well-established concepts in capital structure theory and critically analyse the ways by which the notion of information asymmetry affect it n cogently explain the relevance, facts and role of the dividend policy n broadly illustrate how corporate governance can contribute to firm value n critically analyse why merger and acquisition activities exist, and calculate the related gains and losses with minimum support. approaches to the study of international relations, with their associated concepts and perspectives n display this engagement by developing a capacity to write clearly about the issues involved, and to present arguments about international relations coherently. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of political processes in modern liberal democracies. You will be able to outline and critically assess viewpoints highlighting the limits of liberal democracy. You will be able to apply the main theories, models and concepts used in the study of politics to the analysis of key institutions of the modern state and critically evaluate different theories of the state. Topics covered include the state under liberal democracy; 19th and 20th century views: Pluralism, Conservatism, Elitism and Marxism; the contemporary liberal democratic state and modern pluralism; the new right and neo- conservatism; feminism, environmentalism and globalisation; modern elite theory and neo-Marxism.

IR1034 World history since 1917
Aims and objectives
To develop your ability to think logically and critically, to develop your knowledge of political and social systems and of the various cultural influences on policymakers in different parts of the world.

Learning outcomes

Politics and International Relations IR1011 Introduction to international relations
Aims and objectives
To explore the nature of the anarchical international society of legally-autonomous, territoriallybased, political units called states. To consider a range of principles of organisation of the international system such as imperialism, and the major adaptations of international society in the modern period. To identify the international aspects of the emerging problems of the current era, such as those of the environment, those of promoting economic development, and those concerning the protection of human rights. To evaluate the character and achievements of newer forms of international arrangements, such as the United Nations system and nongovernmental organisations. To consider why wars happen between states and how peace can be sustained over time.

At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should be able to: n analyse important aspects of the twentieth century international system, especially the nature and significance of the Cold War n explain how international crises were perceived and responded to by the great powers n relate local and regional aspects of particular conflicts to the broader international aspects of the Cold War which influenced them n analyse what motivated states and their rulers as they sought to expand their power and influence and deal with threats to their interests in the twentieth century world.

PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought
Aims and objectives
To provide you with an introduction to the great texts of modern political theory and to examine the meaning and justification of important concepts such as freedom, sovereignty, equality and rights. The study of politics is shaped by concepts and methods that have developed over the last three centuries. The study of political theory is concerned with the meaning and justification of those concepts and their continuing relevance to the nature of modern politics. You will explore rival theoretical frameworks such as natural law, utilitarianism, egalitarianism, communitarianism and Marxism and develop the critical skills necessary to examine and assess complex theoretical arguments and to assess their strengths and weaknesses.

PS1114 Democratic politics and the State
Aims and objectives
To introduce you to an understanding of politics and the political process in modern liberal democracies. To introduce the main approaches in political science and the key features of the liberal democratic state and some important critiques of its limits. This course prepares you for 200 and 300 courses in politics.

Learning outcomes
You should be able to demonstrate a familiarity with the great texts of modern political theory. You will be able to identify and explain different concepts and how they vary between

Learning outcomes
At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should be able to: n discuss and evaluate competing

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thinkers, assess the strengths and weaknesses of different theories and write analytical essays that explain and paraphrase complex arguments in clear and concise prose.

architecture of the Internet
n explain the various functions

within a computer system
n identify and explain the functions

Information Systems IS1060 Introduction to information systems
Aims and objectives
To provide a broad introductory understanding of information systems, seen within organisational and societal contexts. To provide you with an appropriate balance of technical and organisational perspectives to serve as the basis for further study in the field.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should be able to: n explain the fundamental principles and assumptions of studying the application of information and communications technologies in terms of information systems (rather than as simply technical apparatus) n apply these principles to study a number of practical business and administrative information systems within real organisations n discuss the social, organisational and economic context of computer use and debate the impact of information and communication technologies on the economy and society n discuss the history of the development of information and communication technologies and describe some of the emerging consequences for organisations n express a basic logical understanding of how a computer system works, and its principal structures and components including contemporary technologies for data input, data output, data storage n describe the principal technologies used in data transmission (networks), including the basic functions and

of systems software (operating systems), language translators and various classes of taskoriented application packages n explain the main tasks that need to be undertaken in preparing for the establishment of a new information system in terms of the systems development life cycle and with an appreciation of alternative system development methodologies and tools n describe and justify a range of professional roles in information systems development activity n demonstrate, through a project, experience in the analysis and design of small projects using database and spreadsheet programs, and the ability to write brief but informative reports on such work.

of operating systems
n explain how computers interact

through local and wide area networks
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of programming languages and appreciate how they have evolved since the early days of computer programming n design algorithms to solve basic programming problems n explain common data types and structures n explain basic programming structures n explain the underlying concepts of object-oriented programming n write simple but effective programs in Java.

IS3136 Information systems and organisations
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To provide you with the fundamental concepts needed for understanding information technology in organisations from information systems theory, organisation theory and economics perspectives. To introduce you to some new, critical ideas in management thinking related to the use and implementation of information technology in organisations. The first part of the course identifies three models of information system design – focusing on data processing, decision making and transaction costs – and explores their organisational implications. The second part of the course deals with a critical revision of the key concepts of strategy, technology infrastructure and implementation issues.

IS1168 Introduction to computer systems architecture and programming
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To develop an understanding of the fundamentals of hardware and software technologies that underlie contemporary computer-based information systems. To develop an understanding of the underlying structure and theories of computers and programming. To provide the skills needed to develop algorithms for programming solutions. To provide the skills needed to write simple programs in Java.

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At the end of the course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should be able to:
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hardware and explain their functions and how they fit together to form an architecture n explain how data is represented, manipulated and stored

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Course descriptions
their merits, shortcomings and feasibility of implementation n identify and discuss the merits and shortcomings of the major theoretical perspectives that inform the design and deployment of ICT in organisations n comment upon technical innovation as a process involving both technology development and organisational change n describe the actions and interventions that are associated with ICT strategies. environmental factors on decision making and organisational behaviour n evaluate the significance of contemporary issues in business and management. The course adopts the view that research and theory about managing people at work has progressed to the point where analytic coherence can be achieved, and that this in turn can guide policy development and human resource practice. The course presents and then examines the principal theories upon which modern human resource practices are based.

MN3028 Managerial economics
Aims and objectives
To approach managerial decision problems using economic reasoning. You will be able to present business practice topics using an analytical approach, using equations and numerical insight. Topics covered include: Basic microeconomics, alternative theories of the firm, internal organisation of the firm, market structure, efficiency wages, incentive structures, human resource management etc. as well as some industrial organisation theories of commonly used pricing practices. Individual (one person) decision making under uncertainty, attitudes to risk and the value of information. Theory of games i.e. strategic decision making, with applications to oligopoly, collusion, product differentiation, entry deterrence etc. The effects of asymmetric information in areas such as bargaining, bidding and auctions. Situations of moral hazard and adverse selection.

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At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should be able to: n describe the relationship between HRM and organisational performance and be able to critically evaluate the empirical evidence n critically evaluate alternative perspectives on HR practices n analyse the relationship between HR practices and their outcomes for the individual and organisation n evaluate the effectiveness of different HR practices n comment upon the limitations of the theories covered.

Business and Management MN1107 Introduction to business and management
Aims and objectives
To provide a comprehensive introduction to the key elements of the business organisation, and to competing theories and models of the firm and its environment, and to provide a critical perspective on the main functional areas of management. To build a foundation of knowledge of the different theoretical approaches to management and decision making. To develop your analytical skills so that you can identify the links between the functional areas in management, organisations, management practices and the business environment.

MN2079 Elements of social and applied psychology
Aims and objectives
This course has five major aims. n To provide you with an overview of the scope of social psychology and its major methodological approaches. n To identify the key ideas and processes people use in understanding their social world. n To assess the impact of group membership and social influence on people’s behaviour. n To evaluate the role of social relations in our societies. n To illustrate how social psychological knowledge and principles can be applied to real-world issues.

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n Be prepared for Marketing and

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On completion of this course, you should be able to: n understand the evolution of the business organisation and management thought, identifying the interconnections between developments in these areas n evaluate alternative theories of management critically, recognising the centrality of decision making and strategic thinking to the managerial role and functions n discuss and compare different models and approaches to understanding the firm, evaluating these in the context of the business environment n explore the impact of key

Strategy courses by being able to analyse consumer behaviour and markets in general. n Analyse business practices with respect to pricing and competition. n Define and be able to apply key concepts in decision analysis and game theory.

MN3075 Human resource management
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To demonstrate how the social sciences can assist in understanding the management of human resources and to examine and evaluate human resource policies and practices of organisations.

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our social world, assess how people behave in groups and the role of social influence and analyse the processes and phenomena involved in social relations. You will learn to critically evaluate how social psychology can be applied to social issues and can aid our understanding of human behaviour in real-world settings.

MN3141 Principles of marketing
Aims and objectives
To introduce you to the fundamental principles of marketing and marketing management. Marketing can only be properly understood through the various disciplines that support it (i.e., economics, psychology, sociology and strategy) and this course explores the relevance of these academic subjects to marketing. Topics covered in the course include origins of marketing theory and practice, consumer theory, product development, promotion strategy, pricing strategy, placement and distribution strategy, marketing ethics and corporate social responsibility. The strategic approach taken will enable you to gain a broad understanding of consumers and the marketing behaviour of firms, especially those operating in an international environment. You will be encouraged to question the limitations of marketing management and to suggest ways of overcoming its many problems. Through the use of short articles and case studies, you will also develop your practical skills by applying learned theories to real-world organisational problems.

consumers from both an economic and psychological perspective. 2. Discuss the function and effect of advertising/promotion from both an organisational and market-wide perspective. 3. Describe the pricing behaviour of firms in an uncertain environment where information may be limited or wrong. 4. Describe and analyse the marketing behaviour of firms and consumers and make predictions regarding such events as the success or failure of a new product or advertising campaign. These four themes will run throughout the course. You will be expected to acquire a knowledge and critical understanding of these four themes as well as the sub-topics which form a part of each theme.
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and administration, one key question is how far the UK lives up to classic doctrine. Equally, membership of the European Union, and the Human Rights Act 1998, affect the overall picture of the relation between citizen and the state. To fully engage with this subject, students need to take an interest in current affairs and debates about what is involved in constitutional issues and reforms.

LA1040 Elements of the law of contract
Contracts are the legal basis of all commercial transactions. Covering the core topics – including formation of contracts, capacity to contract and privity, performance and breach of contract and remedies for breach of contract – the emphasis is on understanding the key underlying principles of English law. This is very much a case law subject, with judicial precedents stretching back nearly 400 years in some instances (but more usually of 19th– and 20th–century origin) and a small number of statutory provisions, as well as the impact of EU law. An understanding of what factors judges may, or must, take into account when exercising their discretion is crucial.

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LA1010 Criminal law
This course examines general principles of criminal liability, a range of fatal and non-fatal offences against the person and selected offences against property. Inchoate offences, secondary liability and defences also form part of the University of London criminal law curriculum. Criminal law consists of a highly developed body of precisely formulated legal rules but as criminal conduct is subject to punishment it thus engages with broad issues of morality and policy. Understanding the tension between certainty in the law and social adaptation affects the development of criminal law will take students beyond the basic stage of understanding the substantive rules of criminal law.

LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions
This comprehensive introduction to the English legal system seeks to convey what is distinctive about the common law approach as a legal methodology and as it reflects the history and politics of England & Wales. It examines the sources of law, the civil and criminal court structure, and the role of judges and judicial reasoning. Special attention is paid to the law’s claims to fairness, examining the rules protecting accused persons in the criminal system and access to legal remedies in the civil system, as well as courts of appeal. The course seeks to familiarise students not only with how the system operates but why.

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The course is ideally suited to those who wish to develop a sophisticated and critical understanding of marketing theory. At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities you will be expected to: 1. Describe the behaviour of

LA1020 Public law
The UK constitution is famously ‘unwritten’ and thus contrasts with other constitutional models. Analysing key issues of sovereignty and the division of powers between legislature, executive

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Geography GY1009 Human geography
Aims and objectives
To introduce you to key current debates in geography and positions these debates within the history of geographical ideas. You will obtain a broad knowledge of a range of contemporary geographical issues and to understand how these have developed over time. It provides a basic understanding of economic, social, cultural and political concerns from a global and local perspective.

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You should have insight into the basic components of the natural environment and understanding of how these are shaped by natural and some human processes. You will have knowledge of how these processes interact with one another and some perspective of why both the time and spatial scales at which they operate are important. These skills will be developed by using ideas and information acquired from your reading to approach problems and answer questions about the natural environment.

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At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities you should be able to: n outline the theoretical contribution and development of geography to the social sciences n critically analyse processes of contemporary economic, social, cultural and political change from a geographical perspective n describe and discuss the importance of understanding both diversity and homogeneity to the process of geographical enquiry n discuss alternative understandings of how the global and the local human environment are connected.

completed the essential reading and activities, you should be able to: n show why development should be understood as global phenomenon n discuss and critically evaluate the main intellectual traditions shaping international development today n use a range of historical, political, economic and social concepts and facts in their analysis of development issues n demonstrate a good understanding of how policy debates and practical interventions have evolved over time in the context of a number of key themes.

International Development DV1171 Introduction to international development (NEW)
Aims and objectives
The specific objectives of the course are to: n demonstrate that development is not just about the 'South' or the 'Third World' but that it should be understood as a global phenomenon n describe and evaluate the main intellectual traditions out of which ideas about international development have emerged n show how development can only be fully understood if its historical and political dimensions are given as much attention as its economic and social dimensions n illustrate how development policy and practice has evolved over time and why some options are seen as possible by governments, International Financial Institutions and civil society organisations while others are not n do this by looking in depth at the following key themes: 'late' development (i.e. industrialisation now) and industrial policy; agrarian change and rural development; governance and public policy; the international order.

DV2169 Economic policy analysis in international development (NEW)
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To provide an overview of current growth and welfare policies in developing countries. To demonstrate how the underlying theories that inform development policies are evolving in light of continuous empirical testing. To provide a comprehensive introduction to evidence-based policy analysis, including a non-technical but operational ability to read and comprehend regression analyses used in quantitative policy evaluation.

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At the end of the course, and having completed the essential reading and activities, you should be able to: n describe the main theories, debates and concepts in development economics n demonstrate a clear understanding of the major economic policy issues in developing countries n be able to read, understand and critique empirical analysis in the context of development policy evaluations at a non-technical level n demonstrate an understanding of how theories of development economics have evolved and shaped policy over the past 50 years.

GY1147 Physical geography: fundamentals of the physical environment
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To provide you with a wide-ranging introduction to the principles of Physical Geography. These are concerned with the form and functioning of the natural environment and how they change over various timescales. This course is the foundation for further and more detailed study in the fields of geomorphology, climatology, biogeography, hydrology and past environmental change. It also provides valuable context for studying Human Geography in areas such as environmental management and sustainability.

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Authority Advanced level Use of English (grade C or better). n Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Syllabus B) (at grade C or better). n Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) English Language section from 2007 performance levels 5*, 5, 4 or 3. n International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE): English as a Second Language, passed at grade B or above.

Entrance Test in English for Speakers of Other Languages. n School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Diploma in English for Academic Purposes (passed at grade A or B).

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Accreditation of prior learning (APL)
Other institutions may use the terms ‘credit transfer’ or ‘advanced standing’; we use the term ‘accreditation of prior learning’ (APL). If we award you APL you are not required to take a particular course or courses as part of your degree. We only award APL on the Standard Routes of the BSc degrees. You can gain APL up to the value of four full 100 courses (please see Selection groups F(i) and F(ii) on page 59). You may be able to apply for APL if you have already covered a similar syllabus in the same breadth and depth as part of a previous qualification, within the past five years preceding your application. To be eligible to apply for APL, you must satisfy us that you have already passed examinations that equate in level, content and standard to the 100 course(s) that form part of your degree. Some APL we award is automatic; all other APL is considered on a discretionary basis. Further details and a full list of qualifications which may be considered for APL are given on our website at: www. it is as if you have taken these subjects as part of your degree studies. (In certain circumstances APL may be considered for courses not listed on the degree structure. This applies to all degrees except the BSc Economics and Management and BSc Law with Accounting.) n APL is only valid for a limited period. If you are granted APL, this period is given on your decision letter. If you do not attempt an examination during this period, the APL will expire. If this happens, and you still want the APL to count towards your degree, you will need to make a further application.

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A formal application must be made for all APL.
n The classification of degree you

receive will not be adversely affected by the APL you receive. n You will be able to use APL from named courses, as appropriate, for prerequisite purposes as you progress through your degree. They also count towards the total number of courses you have to take to complete the degree. In this respect,

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n We do not give APL on the

Am I eligible to apply for APL?
You can be considered for APL if you satisfy all of the following criteria: 1. You are eligible to be registered for the degree of your choice. 2. You are suitably qualified.
n You must have passed examinations

basis of GCSE/GCE ‘O’ levels or GCE ‘A’ levels, or other similar school-leaving examinations. 3. If you are applying for automatic APL, you must have passed the whole of the qualification(s) on which your application is based, within the five years preceding the application. n If you are applying for discretionary APL, consideration will also be given if you have completed part of a degree-level qualification that has been examined. n Except for some accounting and legal bodies, we do not normally grant APL from Economics, Management, Finance and Social Science subjects on the basis of examinations from professional bodies. For details please visit: www.londoninternational.

which compare in level, content and standard to the examinations for the courses from which you want APL. n APL is normally only considered on a subject-for-subject basis. For example, you should only apply for APL from the course EC1002 Introduction to economics if, in your opinion, you have previously studied a similar subject in the same depth, at degree level (or the equivalent), and you have achieved good marks in the corresponding examination.

4. You have already received the final award for that qualification/s. n If you have not yet received the award, your APL application will be considered under the APL regulations that apply at the time that the award is finally made. These regulations may be different to those that applied at the time you submitted your application. n Your qualification must have been awarded before the application deadline for you to receive APL from an examination in the following year. For example, to receive APL from an examination in 2011, your qualification must have been awarded before 17 September 2010 (students resident outside the EU) or 17 October 2010 (students resident within the EU).

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n a decision letter advising you

How do I apply for APL?
Formal application must be made for all APL, both discretionary and automatic. Complete the APL section of the application form given in the centre of this prospectus when you apply for admission. If you cannot do this, you should send a written application as soon as possible to the Admissions Office, addressed to the APL Officer.

that certain automatic APL has been awarded or n a letter requesting further documentary evidence before a decision regarding automatic APL can be taken or n a decision letter informing you that your APL request has been unsuccessful. This will usually be because you do not satisfy the criteria given in the section ‘Am I eligible to apply for APL?’ If you are applying for discretionary APL, we will then send you an APL request pack. Please complete and return the request form and fee following the instructions given in the accompanying letter. You must also submit all the documentary evidence requested in that letter and the fee indicated.

Once we have received this we will then take a decision on your application for discretionary APL as soon as possible. Please note that it is not possible for us to refund the APL application fee, even if we are unable to award you any APL.

Notes:
n Applications for APL cannot be

Deadline date
We must receive your initial application for APL no later than: n 17 September (for residents outside the EU) n 17 October (for residents within the EU) On receipt of your initial APL application, the Admissions Office will send you one of the following:

considered after a student has made entry to the examination for the course concerned. Students who have failed an examination may not, at a later stage, apply for APL from that examination. n APL is valid only for a limited time and as indicated in the offer of APL. n APL is valid only for the particular programme of study and subject for which they have been awarded.

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Discretionary APL
The table below is intended as a guide for applications for APL received between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011. This information is not binding and is subject to confirmation in the current Regulations for the degree concerned. The University reserves the right to review annually the APL policy and APL awarded for each degree. This is usually completed in April each year. Please refer
Institution/Awarding body A university acceptable to the University of London

to our website for the latest version.
Please note: all applicants must also satisfy the criteria listed under ‘Am I eligible to apply for APL?’ on page 83.

Discretionary APL
n We will consider the qualifications listed

in the table on this page for APL from up to four individual full courses (04a, 04b, 05a, 05b and 129 count as half courses). n Some qualifications can only
Special criteria

be considered for APL from certain courses. Where this is the case, the corresponding syllabus numbers are given. n The APL application fee is payable for the consideration of all discretionary APL (see ‘How do I apply for APL?’ on page 83).

Qualification An Intermediate, Part 1 or equivalent examination of an appropriate degree A degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject Diplomas, higher diplomas and associate degrees

APL considered from: Up to four full 100 courses (or equivalent), taken from Selection groups F(i) and F(ii), see page 59 Up to four full 100 courses (or equivalent), taken from Selection groups F(i) and F(ii), see page 59

A university acceptable to the University of London

The following institutions: Chinese University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong Polytechnic University✝ Lingnan University Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore✝ Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore✝ Singapore Polytechnic✝ Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore✝ University of Hong Kong, SPACE✝ and Community Colleges in Hong Kong Institute of Legal Executives

Passes normally needed in more than one relevant subject

Up to four full 100 courses (or equivalent), taken from Selection groups F(i) and F(ii), see page 59 MN1107 Introduction to business and management

At least five subjects covering management or business (including the main functional areas) must have been passed

ILEX Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice

ILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice or Diploma in Legal Studies of the University of Hong Kong (SPACE) has been taken and passed. The whole qualification must normally have been completed, and usually at one institution

Up to three law courses (taken from: LA1010 Criminal law, LA1020 Public law, LA1040 Elements of the law of contract, LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions), see page 59

Professional accountancy bodies✝

Passed finalists or members

AC1025 Principles of accounting, plus one unnamed 100 course* The whole qualification must normally have been completed, and usually at one institution Up to three law courses (taken from: LA1011 Criminal law, LA1020 Public law, LA1040 Elements of the law of contract, LA1031 Common law reasoning and institutions), see page 59

Professional legal bodies outside England and Wales

Professional exams leading to practice as a lawyer

These institutions have programmes receiving automatic APL. Specific details about these are in the Regulations and on the University of London International Programmes website. Students may always apply for discretionary APL based on other programmes, as each request is considered individually. BSc Mathematics and Economics.

* APL from one unnamed 100 course is available on all degrees except Bsc Business, BSc Economics and Management, BSc Management and

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Automatic APL
The table below is intended as a guide for applications for APL received between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011. It indicates which institutions or awarding bodies have an agreed automatic APL. Full information about APL can be found online and in the Regulations. This information is not binding and is subject to confirmation in the current Regulations for the degree concerned. The University reserves the right to review annually the APL policy and APL awarded for each degree. This is usually completed in April each year. Please refer to our website for the latest version.
Please note: all applicants must also satisfy the criteria listed under ‘Am I eligible to apply for APL?’ on page 83.

Automatic APL
n Subject to the conditions given, and the correct subjects

having been passed, APL from up to four full courses of those specified is normally awarded automatically, on application, for the qualifications listed in the table provided in the Regulations and on the International Programmes website at:

www.londoninternational.ac.uk/ current_students/programme_resources/ lse/exemptions/automatic.shtml
n Applicants will be awarded all the APL

possible for the qualifications they have.
n There is no application fee for the

consideration of automatic APL (see ‘How do I apply for APL?’ on page 83).

Awarding body
Applicants who have passed all the examinations under a joint or collaboration scheme of the ACCA with another accountancy body (e.g. the Hong Kong Society of Accountants) may apply for the same APL from the following six professional accountancy bodies. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) CPA (Australia) Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)

Institution
Chinese University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong CPE Board Council of Legal Education HELP University College (Kuala Lumpur) Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong College of Technology Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education Hong Kong Management Association/Hong Kong Lingnan University Hong Kong Polytechnic University KDU University College Malaysia Law Society of England and Wales Limerick Vocational Education Committee (Limerick Senior College) Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore* National Computing Centre Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore* PSB Corporation, Singapore Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Singapore Institute of Management Singapore Polytechnic* Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore* Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia University of London International Programmes – BA/BSc/ Diploma in Geography only University of Hong Kong, SPACE, Community College University of Hong Kong, SPACE, Global College (Suzhou) University of Hong Kong, SPACE, Hong Kong * See also ‘Discretionary accreditation of prior learning’ on the previous page.

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How to apply and register
How to apply and register Getting started
n For the Diploma in Economics

Stage 1
If you prefer to send your application by post (not by fax), please follow the instructions below. Complete the application form, carefully and in full, listing all your qualifications. It should be submitted together with the non-refundable application handling fee and documentary evidence of your full name and every qualification you have listed on your form to: Admissions Office University of London International Programmes Ground floor Stewart House 32 Russell Square London WC1B 5DN United Kingdom If you are unable to send all of the documentation with your application form please enclose a letter with the form giving the reasons. If you intend to sit your first examination in the year following your application, the application form, fee and all documentary evidence in support of your application must be received as early as possible but no later than: n 17 September (if you live outside the EU) n 17 October (if you live within the EU). Applications received after the deadline date will be kept on file and processed when the new Admissions year opens in February. However, you are asked to note that you will then not be permitted to enter your first examination until the following year. Applicants resident in Hong Kong and Singapore should return their application form directly to:

Stage 2
We will acknowledge receipt of your application form and send you a student number. The allocation of a student number at this stage does not constitute acceptance onto the programme. If you have not received an acknowledgement within three weeks of sending in your form, please contact the Admissions Office with details of your full name, the programme for which you have applied and the date you posted your form and fee.

and Diploma in Social Sciences please apply through the Diploma-teaching institution that you will attend (see pages 52-56).
n For all other programmes you

can either apply online (www.

londoninternational.ac.uk/ onlineapps/) or by post, using
the application form which is printed in the centre of this prospectus. Please do not submit an online application and one by post, as this will inevitably delay both applications. We encourage you to make an online application, as this can be processed more efficiently than a paper-based one.
n When applying online, please

ensure you read the ‘Guidance notes for applications (Undergraduate)' before you complete your application:

Hong Kong:
The University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) University of London International Programmes Admissions Unit 3/F, Admiralty Centre 18 Harcourt Road Hong Kong

www.londoninternational. ac.uk/forms/online_ application_forms/ ug_guidance_notes.pdf
n To apply for an individual

course, please visit our website where you can download an application form:

www.londoninternational. ac.uk/shortcourses/lse

Singapore:
RELC Examinations Bureau, 30 Orange Grove Road, Level 3 RELC Building, Singapore 258352

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Stage 3
Your application will be considered, however, we will not be able to give you a final decision on your application until all the necessary documentation has been received. We will write to you with one of the following responses: EITHER You are qualified, we will send you: n a letter offering you registration for your chosen programme (called the ‘Offer letter’) n a registration form n a fee slip. OR It appears that you are qualified and we are provisionally accepting you, but in order to receive a final ‘Offer letter’ you will need to submit further information and/or documentary evidence (as specified in our letter) that confirms the qualifications on your application form. OR We require more information and/or documentary evidence before we can make a decision on your application. It may also be necessary to then refer your application to the Special Admissions Panel for a final decision to be made (see ‘Special admissions’ on page 88).

Stage 4
OR We are currently unable to accept you onto the programme. We will then make some suggestions as to what you might do to become qualified. If you take our advice and obtain the qualification(s) we specify within the validity of the application form (five years from the date it is received in our office), you should submit evidence of the qualification(s) to the Admissions office. If it is then confirmed that the conditions have been met and the qualification is still available, the offer of registration will be issued. You will not need to submit a second application or pay a second application handling fee.
To register, complete the registration form and fee slip and return this with the registration fee. The form and fee for both must be received as early as possible but no later than 30 November in the year before you wish to sit for your first examination.

Stage 5
When we receive your registration form and fee, the Registry will send you confirmation of your registration and details of how to apply for examination entry forms. The Despatch Office will also send you your study materials and your username for online resources as described on page 12.

Useful information for applicants
Note: If you apply for admission to a degree but we are unable to accept you, we will automatically consider you for the Access route (see page 57). If you are eligible, we will send you an offer letter and registration pack for that route. Submit your application even if it is incomplete (for example: if you are waiting to sit an examination or to receive examination results). Do not delay – we can often begin to consider your application without all the evidence, although we will not be able to give you a final decision on your application until all the necessary documentation has been received and inspected to our satisfaction. n We cannot tell you whether you are eligible until your form,
n

application handling fee and all the required documentation have been received. n The application handling fee must be submitted with the application form. Do not send them separately. You are also asked to note that this fee cannot be refunded. n Once your application is received, it is kept on file for five years. During this time we will give you any advice and information you need about your application at no extra cost.

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Documentary evidence
All applicants
n We strongly advise you to

send all original documents by Special Delivery or International Recorded Delivery and to send us payment for their return by this method. If you do not pay the return postage the documents will be returned by second class post/airmail (as applicable). n If any evidence you submit is either incomplete or unacceptable to the University for admission purposes or if we need further information about a particular qualification (e.g. a

transcript and/or syllabus), we may ask you to contact the appropriate awarding or examining authority to ask them to write to us direct giving further details of your qualification/s. n You can send us your original result slip/s of any ‘A’ level examinations for which the final certificate has yet to be issued. However, result slips from previous years cannot be accepted – you will need to submit the original certificate. n You should endeavour to submit any documentation within one month of submitting your application.

n The University reserves the right

to ask for further evidence of your qualification/s if required. n It is your responsibility to arrange for all the necessary documentation to be obtained in support of your application. The University cannot undertake to do this on your behalf. (This also applies to any translation(s) of documents submitted by the applicant that may be required.)

Special admissions
The University has a Special Admissions Panel that will consider an application from you if either; n you have passed examinations that would give you admission to an acceptable university outside the UK, or n you have obtained an appropriate qualification/s other than a degree from an acceptable institution, or n you have a professional qualification/s (gained by examination) that admits you to membership of an acceptable professional body, or n if you do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for registration. Note: The Special Admissions Panel considers every aspect of the application including all qualifications, relevant work experience and reasons for study. You are asked to note, however, that applications are rarely accepted on the basis of extensive/relevant work experience alone. Evidence of a qualification obtained since leaving secondary/high school is also invariably required. Having considered your application, the Panel may decide that you must obtain an additional qualification/s before an offer of registration for the International Programmes can be made.

Applicants living outside the UK should enclose:
EITHER the original certificate/s showing
the final award/s for each qualification OR photocopies of these originals verified by a British Council official. If the British Council is unable to provide this service for any reason, it will be necessary for you to either send the original certificates with your application or you should contact the appropriate awarding/ examining authority and arrange for them to send us direct a certified statement of results.

n We will photocopy the certificates

Applicants living in the UK
n Enclose, where available, the

original certificate/s showing the final award/s for each qualification. Photocopies cannot be accepted for admission purposes. n If you would prefer not to send your original certificates by post, you may wish to bring your application form, application handling fee and all the original certificates into the Admissions Office personally.

and return them to you. Your application will then be processed in the usual way and the decision sent to you by post. n If an original certificate is unavailable for any reason, you may either submit any other evidence that you have relating to the qualification(s) or await our initial response to your application. We will then advise you exactly what evidence you need to submit. n If the evidence you submit is incomplete or unacceptable for any reason, we will ask you to contact the appropriate awarding or examining authority to arrange for them to send us direct a certified statement of your results.

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Important note:
From 1 January 2012, the University will offer a more defined period for application and registration. Previously, any increase in fees was introduced on 1 September. This will no longer be the case; there will be one standard fee for the entire year of entry. In practice, in 2012 this means:n Applications can be made from 1 January 2012 – 1 October 2012. There will be one application handling fee for the whole of this period. Students who submit online applications between 18 October and 31 December 2011 will be charged at the new fee rate. These applications will not start to be processed until 1 January 2012. n Registration can be made from 1 March 2012 – 30 November 2012. There will be one initial registration fee for the whole of the period. For the most up-to-date information about fees, please visit our website:

www.londoninternational. ac.uk/fees

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Fees and contacts
Fees payable to the University
Academic year Application handling fee
(non-refundable)

Financial assistance
No financial assistance is available from the University. Some employers in both the public and private sector may be willing to consider offering financial assistance to their employees. Students who are resident in the UK may be able to apply for a Part-time Student Grant or a Career Development Loan. Information can be obtained from the Department of Education and Skills (DIUS) Information Line on 0800 731 9133 or from their website:

achievements. The ELC Administration Service website can be found at:

www.enhancedlearningcredits.co.uk

2010/11 2011/12 £63 £66 £33 £601 £301 £458 £292 £188 £66 £66 £33 £624 £312 £475 £303 £195

The Prisoners’ Education Trust
Students who are in prison in the UK may be able to obtain a grant to assist with funding. For information please write to: The Prisoners’ Education Trust, Wandle House, Riverside Drive, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4BU.

APL application fee
(per course)

APL application fee
(per half course)

Initial registration fee
(BSc and Graduate Entry Route)

Personal callers
If you are in London at any time you would be most welcome to visit our offices. Most of our offices are open between 9.00am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, but you are advised to telephone first to make an appointment to ensure that the person you want to see is available.

Initial registration fee
(Access route)

www.dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport
(for Part-time Student Grants), and the CDL Information Line on 0800 585 505 or from their website:

Initial registration fee
(Diplomas for Graduates)

www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning

Continuing registration fee Examination fee per course
(all law courses i.e. all courses in Selection group F(iii) or L)

Students with disabilities
Disabled students who are resident in the UK may also be able to apply for a Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). For a copy of the information leaflet (which answers most of the questions commonly asked about DSAs) please contact the Skill Information Line on 0800 328 5050, textphone 18001 0800 328 5050 or email info@skill.org.uk The guide is also available on the Skill website: www.skill.org.uk/page.

Examination fee per course
(all other full courses)

£178

£186 £93 £615

Other questions
If you have any questions that are not answered by this prospectus or you would like information about any of the other qualifications listed on page 93, please contact: The Information Centre University of London Stewart House 32 Russell Square London WC1B 5DN United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8360/ 8361/ 8362 Fax: +44 (0)20 7862 8358 Email: enquiries@london.ac.uk

Examination fee per half course £89
(all half courses)

Access transfer fee All students

£593

Additional fee for students registering for AC1025 Principles of accounting £25 Additional payments An additional one-off fee is payable for each law course (courses in Selection group F(iii) or L) that you choose. This fee covers the necessary additional materials and other resources for these courses. First law course Next three law courses Any further law courses £77 £38 £20 £80 £40 £21

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Armed forces
Students who are members of the UK Armed Forces should note that the University of London has been approved by the Ministry of Defence in support of the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme (ELC Provider Reference Number 1284). The Scheme provides financial support to eligible Service personnel who wish to enhance their educational or vocational

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Please give your full postal address when contacting the Information Centre.

Please note: the University reserves the right to amend previously announced fees, if necessary. Fees are usually increased in line with inflation each year on 1 September. The fees shown above for 2011-2012 are applicable from 1 September 2011. All fees must be paid in pounds sterling, which may be paid either by a credit card recognised by MasterCard International or by the Visa group OR by banker’s draft, cheque or UK postal order, made payable to ‘The University of London’ and crossed ‘a/c payee’.

Other costs
Besides the fees payable to the University, you should also budget for the cost of: n purchasing textbooks (this may well be in the region of £300 per year) n the cost of any course or tuition you choose to take or (for the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences) are required to take n the fee levied by your local examination centre to cover their costs.

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Inclusive Practice Policy
The University has a panel that considers applications from students for special examination arrangements.
The aim of the panel is to ensure that disabled and other students with specific access requirements are neither advantaged nor disadvantaged when compared with other students. If you have specific access requirements (such as extra time or special aids), you should complete the relevant section of the application form or write to the Special Needs Coordinator at the address below, enclosing medical and/or other supporting evidence: Special Needs Coordinator University of London International Programmes Stewart House 32 Russell Square London WC1B 5DN United Kingdom Fax: +44 (0)20 7862 8290 Email: specialneeds@london.ac.uk You can request a copy of the University of London’s full Inclusive Practice Policy statement. Please refer to the Admissions contact details on page 86, or download it from our website: www.londoninternational.ac.uk/dissn

Profile: Hiranya Fernando | Management with Law student, Sri Lanka
I have chosen the Management with Law programme which is an internationally recognized degree of high quality which I believe will open the doors to a good career path for me. As a visually impaired student, it has offered me the opportunity to develop my analytical skills and broaden my thinking through a wide range of interesting subjects.

The information in this prospectus refers to the Programme Specification and Regulations (PSR) for 2011-12 (New Regulations). Students intending to study through an independent teaching institution should enquire if the institution plans to register students under these regulations or the PSR for 2011-12 (Old Regulations). Please note that the course descriptions and syllabuses are the same for both sets of regulations. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this prospectus is accurate at the date of publication (April 2011), all matters that it covers may be subject to change from time to time, both before and after a student has registered. In particular, information about the structure and content of programmes is subject to confirmation in the Regulations and registered students should refer to these. All fees are subject to annual review. The University does not intend by publication or distribution of this prospectus to create any contractual or other legal relation with applicants, registered students, their advisers or any other persons. You are strongly advised to check our website (www.londoninternational.ac.uk) for any revisions to this prospectus. We advise you to check local recognition criteria in your own country before applying for any qualification listed in this prospectus. This prospectus is issued free by the University of London. Published by: University of London International Programmes, Design, Editorial and Production unit. Copyright © University of London, 2011.

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Study programmes for 2011-2012
We offer a wide range of programmes for study by distance and flexible learning, from full degree programmes to certificates and individual courses/modules. For further information please visit: www.londoninternational.ac.uk/prospective_students

Undergraduate
n Accounting n Accounting and Finance n Accounting with Law n Banking n Banking and Finance n Business n Business Administration n Computing and n Divinity n Economics n Economics and Finance n Economics and n International Development n International Relations n Law n Management n Management with Law n Mathematics n Mathematics and n Politics and International

Relations
n Social Sciences n Sociology n Sociology with Law n Theology

Information Systems n Common Law n Creative Computing n Development and Economics

Management n English n Finance n Geography and Environment n History n Information Systems n Information Systems and Management

Economics
n Philosophy n Philosophy, Religion

and Ethics
n Politics

Postgraduate
n Agricultural Economics n Applied Educational n Environmental n International Business n International Management n International n Poverty Reduction:

Leadership and Management n Applied Environmental Economics n Banking n Clinical Trials n Economic Policy n Educational and Social Research

Management n Epidemiology n Finance n Finance and Financial Law n Financial Sector Management n Global Health Policy n Human Resource Management n Infectious Diseases n Information Security

Policy and Practice
n Public Financial

Management (China)
n Law n Livestock Health

Management
n Public Health n Public Management n Public Policy and

and Production n Managing Rural Development n Organizational Psychology n Petroleum Geoscience n Policy Studies

Management
n Quantitative Finance n Sustainable Development n Veterinary Epidemiology

and Public Health

Important note:
We aim to provide the highest quality service to our students. We endeavour to solve any problems you experience quickly and fairly. If, however, you wish to make a complaint our complaints procedure is published on our website and in our Student Handbooks.

All programmes offered through the University of London International Programmes are developed by academics at the University of London’s constituent Colleges. Assessment is the responsibility of academics at these Colleges. Currently these include: Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, Heythrop College, Institute of Education, King’s College London, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Royal Veterinary College, School of Oriental and African Studies, and UCL (University College London).

For further information on the range of programmes we offer, please visit our website or contact us at: The Information Centre, University of London, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8360/1/2 Fax: +44 (0)20 7862 8358 Email: enquiries@london.ac.uk

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