Foundation Program in Law Business and Economics

What are they?
Consider foundation programs Year 0 - they are a pre-college year preparing you for your undergraduate years themselves.
Why would you need them?
Foundation can be useful in many different circumstances. Consider that you do not do very well in your IB, GCSE, or CBSE grades - at least not well enough to get into the university of your choice. In this circumstance, you can consider the Foundation program as your second chance. 
All you would need this time around is to get the required grade in foundation to proceed to the university of your choice.
How hard is it?
Foundation programs are not designed to be very difficult conceptually. You will most likely be studying very similar concepts as you did for your high school curriculum. Here’s where it gets tricky though - the foundation program is a one-year-long course - this means that much of what you studied in high school across two years will be compressed into one.
This leads to a heavier workload, but easy concepts to digest and understand. It becomes less difficult to understand what you are studying, and more about how well you can manage your time and plan to incorporate everything you need to study.
Who offers them?
You can attend a foundation program through two methods.
i) Private institutions:
Private institutions are organizations that offer foundation programs and then you can apply with your achieved score to several eligible universities who would accept or reject your score. Private institutions include:
  • INTO
  • Kaplan
ii) Universities offering foundation:
By universities offering foundation, it is meant that there will be fully-fledged universities and institutions that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, which also have “Year 0,” or foundation programs to offer.
There are some perks to this - you will work on the university campus, interact with full-time faculty, and use the institution's resources. The catch, however, is that on completion of the program, you will necessarily be expected to continue with the university itself you are studying foundation with, usually not other universities. 
This, however, need not be a bad thing, as there are many world-class universities offering foundation programs. These include:
  • Kings College London
  • UCL
  • University of Manchester
  • Bristol university
  • Glasgow
  • Durham University
  • Leeds
  • Sheffield 
  • Queen Mary London?
Specifically when it Comes to:
Much like for any other subject, a Law foundation will prepare you conceptually and academically for everything you need to know for your LLB degree. 
Examples of courses you can expect in a Law foundation include:
Law and Society, Law and Ethics, Law in Action (Criminal Law and Civil Law) Academic Practice and Lives, Trials and the Law.
In terms of assessments you can expect:
There are a variety of assessment formats including examinations, coursework, portfolios, presentations, and a project.
Much like Law, for your Business Foundation, you can again be expected to be prepared for the foundations or elementary subjects for business. This includes marketing, finance, accounting, and even English.
In terms of assessments you can expect:
There are a variety of assessment formats including examinations, coursework, portfolios, presentations, and a project.



Speaker - Ukasha

Ukasha is an Admissions Consultant with Brighter Admissions. He did his undergrad from Manchester Business School, UK, and Masters from Dartmouth College, US. He has worked as a counselor in the US.


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