LSBF signs an agreement with NCUK

August 22, 2013

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has announced a partnership with the Northern Consortium UK, a pathway provider established by a group of 11 universities, to provide preparation programmes for degree study.

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Delivered at LSBF’s London campus, the programmes aim to provide students with the academic and English language skills required for university study. Developed alongside NCUK’s members, the courses offered guaranteed progression to undergraduate and postgraduate courses at 11 institutions, including at the University of Manchester, the University of Liverpool, the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield.

NCUK, which has centres worldwide providing preparation programmes for entry into its member institutions, offers two programmes: the International Foundation Year, which provides access to a year one of a degree; and the International Diploma, which bridges to year two of a degree.

Maurits van Rooijen, Rector and CEO of LSBF, said pathway programmes were one of the fastest growing sectors of international education. “At LSBF, we believe that higher education should take the front seat in the globalisation process and lead a positive and constructive form of international collaboration. With almost four million people studying outside their home country and a growing number of incentives from governments worldwide, the demand for global-level higher education is only going to increase,” he said.

“For years we have been working with leading academic partners in the UK and worldwide to expand access to first-class higher education to a global level. With NCUK and our network of agents, we aim to fulfil the international demand for British education at the same time as we shape the careers of global professionals,” van Rooijen added.

The partnership forms part of NCUK’s expansion plans, which include opening 30 new centres worldwide over the next five years.

"We are very pleased to be working with LSBF in this new partnership," says NCUK Marketing Director Piera Gerrard. "LSBF and NCUK bring together a unique mix of academic rigour and marketing reach that will allow international students to gain a UK education through a world class portfolio of programmes."

LSBF will initially open NCUK London study centres, with 150 students estimated to join the programmes this year, with a view to future expansion at its Singapore and Toronto campuses.

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