London School of Economics and Political Science logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 4.01k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 26 10월 2016

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    Description

    This degree is for you if you:

    • wish to pursue a career in accounting
    • would like to work in areas of commerce such as insurance, banking, sales and marketing
    • are considering working as a Company Secretary
    • wish to gain a thorough grounding in both accounting and law.

    Prestige and career progression

    The programme has been developed by academics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. This degree will prepare you for a career in accounting or law, areas of commerce such as insurance, banking, sales or marketing, or as a Company Secretary.

    Assessment

    When you decide you are ready, you enter for unseen written examinations. These are set and marked by our academics to ensure your work is assessed to the same standard as College-based students at LSE. Examinations are held once a year, in May/June, at local centres in over 190 countries as well as in London. You will be charged a fee by your local examination centre (this fee will vary).

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline October Tuition fee
    • GBP 4006 Year (International)

    Tuition fee for Standard Route.

    £3,026 for the BSc degree through the Graduate Entry Route.

    Start date November 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance Regular optional meetings Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    Structure and syllabus

    The BSc degree comprises twelve courses when taken through the standard route and nine courses when taken through the graduate entry route.

    Standard Route

    Standard Route - 100 courses

    • Principles of accounting
    • Elements of the law of contract
    • 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 refl ects the history and politics of England and Wales. It examines the sources of law, the civil and criminal court structures, the role of judges and the jury. A running concern of the course is the question of fairness: the impact of the Human Rights Act on the criminal justice system and the issues of access to justice in the civil courts. This course is also vital in initiating students into the process of legal research and the final examination has a compulsory section on research activities carried out during the year.

    • One course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i) or F(ii)

    Standard Route - 200 and 300 courses

    • Commercial law LA3017
    • Company law
    • Financial management or
    • Corporate finance
    • Financial reporting
    • Auditing and assurance
    • Management accounting
    • One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
    • One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups A, B, F(i), F(ii), F(iii), L or M

    Graduate Entry Route

    Graduate Entry Route - 100 courses

    • Principles of accounting
    • Elements of the law of contract

    Graduate Entry Route - 200 and 300 courses

    • Commercial law LA3017
    • Company law
    • Financial management
    • Financial reporting
    • Auditing and assurance
    • Management accounting
    • One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups A, B, F(i), F(ii), F(iii), L or M

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 87

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    To be eligible for the BSc degree you must:

    • normally* be aged 17 or above by the 30 November in the year of registration and satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements and
    • demonstrate competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to UK GCSE/GCE 'O' level at Grade C or above (equivalents can be found within the above link).

    *Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision taken at the discretion of the University of London.

    If you are not automatically eligible then you will be individually considered by the University of London’s Special Admissions Panel. The Special Admissions Panel will consider qualifications which are not published under the Qualifications for Entrance Schedule, incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas / degrees) and substantial relevant work experience. If we cannot accept you with your current qualifications and experience, we will advise you what qualifications you could take in order to become eligible in the future.

    Graduate entry route

    The following are eligible for graduate entry:

    • graduates holding a full first degree from an acceptable university in the United Kingdom or another European country or in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa or the Caribbean
    • graduates holding a full first degree from a regionally accredited institution in the USA
    • graduates holding a full first degree from an acceptable university in India which is at least three-years full time in duration.

    Applications from students with other degrees not listed above will be considered at the discretion of the University. Professional qualifications cannot be considered for Graduate Entry. In addition to holding an acceptable full first degree applicants must also satisfy the above Mathematics and English language requirements.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Technological Requirements

    All students must have regular access to a computer and the internet. This may be for accessing the Student Portal, downloading course materials from the virtual learning environment or accessing resources from the Online Library. You will also need suitable hardware capacity on your computer for document storage as well as basic software such as a PDF reader.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Funding

    Sponsorship from your employer

    Many students receive financial support from their own employers. As you study by distance learning you can continue with your studies while you work, and do not need to take time away from the workplace. See the employers section on our website for guidance for employers.

    Other sources of funding

    The level of competition for sponsorship and educational awards is extremely high, so we recommend that you investigate funding early. Do not delay in making an application as in some instances an offer of a place can be advantageous in a funding application.

    There are a variety of sources of funding available, dependent on your nationality, employment and other factors. We recommend that you look at the following, although this is not an exhaustive list:

    • UK students may be eligible for a part-time tuition fee loan
    • The Aga Khan Foundation [external link] which provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.
    • United Nations (UNESCO, FAO, UNDP, UNEP etc)
    • Bilateral Aid Agencies (SIDA, GTZ, etc)
    • European Union
    • British Council
    • UK Department for International Development / Foreign & Commonwealth Office
    • NGOs
    • Educational and other charitable trusts

    Accreditation

    Graduates of the BSc Accounting with Law degree who wish to continue their studies towards professional accreditation in the accounting profession can take advantage of a ‘fast track’ agreement with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 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. The prospectus, available to download in the top right-hand column, contains further information about accreditation.

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