Our Foundation (FDN) Programme, designed by Transnational Academic Group, it is a unique curriculum for students who only partially fulfil direct entry criteria for undergraduate programmes. The Programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain entry into undergraduate programmes at LU UK or Ghana, ensuring a smooth transition from secondary school into university. It is the only foundation programme of its kind on the African continent to have received full accreditation from the British Accreditation Council.
Our Foundation Programme comprises three terms (trimesters) of nine weeks’ teaching, one assessment week, and a study break over each of the trimesters. The units taught in the program are conducted in English, and there are no prerequisites.
The class duration for each unit is two hours per day, five days a week. Each session includes an insightful lecture and an interactive tutorial. The programme consists of seven compulsory units, one major-specific core unit, and one major-specific elective.
The seven compulsory units are:
• Critical Thinking, Research & Academic Writing I
• Critical Thinking, Research & Academic Writing II
• Critical Thinking, Research & Academic Writing III
• Foundation Maths
• Digital Information Skills
• Innovative management & Leadership
• Project Management
The major-specific core unit options are:
• Introduction to Management Accounting
• Politics & Society
• Introduction to Computer Programming
The major-specific elective options are:
• Introduction to Marketing
• Introduction to Economics
• Legal Perspectives
• Fundamentals of Information Systems
All units are equally weighted, with progression from one trimester to the next. Completion of the Foundation Programme requires a pass mark in each unit.
What makes our Foundation Programme stand out
We reward our top performers for academic excellence. Our brightest students have the opportunity to make the Provosts List. Some benefits of the Provost List are:
• Personal Achievement – solid evidence that you have worked hard during the academic year.
• Attractiveness to Prospective Employers – increases the competitive edge overyour class mates
• Prestige – Making the Provost’s list is synonymous to academic success and has traditionally been looked upon favorably by fellow students and faculty
Another factor that makes our Foundation Programme unique is the integration of theoretical learning with practical application, acquiring professional & life skills, such as: Project Management, Presentation skills, Primary research, Group work, Debates, Critical thinking and Academic research. We try to make learning as fun and as interactive as possible - this year we held a project management competition where students stood the chance of winning cash prizes for their group presentations - click here
to see highlights of the competition.
In order to pave the way for your undergraduate studies at our university, the Foundation Programme at our campus offers three routes or majors. The routes are:
• Engineering (Mechanical Engineering & Electrical Engineering)
• Business (Accounting and Finance, Economics & International Relations, Business Studies & Marketing)
• I.T. (Computer Science)
• Law and Social Sciences (Law and Politics & International Relations)
These Foundation routes include units that focus on content useful and relevant to chosen undergraduate studies at the university.
- West African curriculum: WAASCE - C6 average, with a minimum of C4 in Math and English
- British System: A successful completion of ‘AS’ Level with five credits at ‘O’ Level (IGCSE/GCSE) 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.
To gain admission into our Foundation Program, you must be at least 17 years old and secure an overall IELTS score of 5.5 or a Pearson score of 59