The University of London International Foundation Programme is a prestigious programme designed to equip students with the academic skills required for undergraduate study. It provides students an exciting pathway to studying one of the BSc degrees delivered through the University of London International Programmes. Developed by academics at London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), the programme ensures students achieve high academic standard, learn appropriate and up-to-date subject knowledge as well as develop intellectual curiosity. The IFP consists of 4 courses and can be completed in one academic year. Examination will be held in late April every year.
Support and Online Study Materials
As an Affiliate Centre, the highest recognition given by the University of London, HELP Academy has been recognized as one of the institutions to teach this programme. Students will be supported by study materials developed and prepared by academics at LSE and given access to an online Virtual Learning Environment containing interactive resources, discussion forums and news alerts.
The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) which is an internationally renowned institution for its academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences provides the academic direction for this programme.
Course Outlines Mathematics and statistics
The course offers an overview of key mathematical methods and statistical concepts frequently applied to economics, management, finance and related areas. Topics include: an overview of arithmetic, algebra and calculus; insight into concepts of probability; an introduction to financial mathematics; basic knowledge of how to summarize, analyze and interpret data and an introduction to modeling the linear relationships.
The course offers a broad overview of the key economic concepts and their applications to everyday situations and current economic affairs. Course topics include: an introduction to the nature and scope of economics; competitive markets; market failure and government intervention; managing the economy; development and sustainability and the current financial and economic crisis.
This course offers a basic introduction to International Relations (IR), its classical and contemporary theories, schools of thought and research areas. The course has three major aims: to provide an introduction to IR as a social scientific discipline, its history, key contributors and methodologies; to consider key ways in which knowledge derived from IR can be applied to real-life contexts and to provide tools that support students in critical thinking and argumentation.
This course offers a broad introduction to Sociology, its key thinkers, concepts and research areas. Topics include an overview of sociology and the development of the discipline. The course then covers three main topics: sociology as a discipline; sociological issues in relation to policy and finally sociology in relation to contemporary issues such as urbanization and environmental change.
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International Relations 1
Academic Writing Skills
International Relations 2
International Relations 3
5 SPM/O-Level Credits inclusive of English (with pass in Bahasa Malayu & Sejarah for SPM students) or equivalent qualification.
The following universities* have indicated that they will consider applications from students who have successfully completed the International Foundation Programme as meeting their entry criteria for certain courses:
*All universities have their own application criteria and processes and so you should speak to the university directly to ensure you are eligible and find out if there are any specific grades you will need to achieve or further entrance tests that you will need to sit. Some universities have early application deadlines and so you are advised to check their deadlines.
- Aston University
- Bangor University
- Birkbeck, University of London
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bristol
- Cardiff University
- University of Dundee
- Durham University
- University of East Anglia
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Glasgow
- Goldsmiths College, University of London
- Keele University
- University of Kent
- Lancaster University
- University of Leicester
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- Loughborough University
- School of Social Sciences at University of Manchester
- Newcastle University
- University of Nottingham
- Queen Mary, University of London
- University of Reading
- School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
- University of Sheffield
- University of Southampton
- University of St Andrews
- University of Strathclyde
- University of Surrey
- University of Swansea
Non UK Universities
- University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
- La Trobe University (Australia)
- University of Limerick (Ireland)
- Monash University (Australia)
- University of Otago (New Zealand)
- University of The Fraser Valley (Canada)