Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for students with partial requirements for direct entry into undergraduate programmes. The Foundation Programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain entry into undergraduate programmes at Lancaster University UK or Lancaster University Ghana. This programme developed by TNE helps them create a smooth transition from secondary school into university.

Course Overview

The Foundation Programme comprises three terms of 10 weeks’ teaching, one assessment week and a study break over each of the trimesters. The units taught in this program are conducted in English without any prerequisites, and students can take up to four units per term. The class duration for each unit is 2 hours per day, five days a week. Each session includes an insightful lecture and an interactive tutorial. The programme consists of seven compulsory common units and two major specific units. Foundation Routes In order to pave the way for students’ undergraduate studies at the university, the Foundation Programme at Lancaster University Ghana offers three routes or majors. The courses are: - Business (Accounting and Finance, Economics & Int' Relations, Business Studies & Marketing) - I.T. (Computer Science) - Law and Social Sciences (Law, Politics & Int' Relations and Psychology) These Foundation courses include units that focus on content useful and relevant to chosen undergraduate studies at the university. Practical projects are designed around each of these routes and incorporated in two of the three trimesters.

Entry Requirements

  • West African curriculum: WAASCE - C6 average, with a minimum of C4 in Math and C6 in English
  • British System: A successful completion of ‘AS’ Level with five credits at ‘O’ Level (IGCSE/GCSE/ O-levels including English and Math.
  • American style programs with 12 years of primary and secondary schooling: Successful completion of grade 11 or equivalent.
  • International Baccalaureate: Successful completion of IB year 1.
  • French curriculum: Completion of Premier with a 60% average or better.

English requirements

To gain admission into Lancaster University’s Ghana Foundation Program, applicants must be at least 17 years old and secure an overall IELTS score of 5.5 or a Pearson score of 59

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated November 16, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
3 semesters
7,700 USD
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