Foundation Programme

Our Foundation (FDN) Programme, designed by TransNational Education, 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 LUG UK or LUG 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

Course Overview 
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
Introduction to Psychology
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 is below:
Personal Achievement – solid evidence that you have worked hard during the academic year.
Attractiveness to Prospective Employers – increases the competitive edge over fellow applicants. 
Prestige – Making the Provost’s  list is synonymous to academic success and has traditionally been looked upon favorably by fellow students and faculty alike.
 
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 
 
Foundation routes
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: 
Business (Accounting and Finance, Economics & International Relations, Business Studies & Marketing)
I.T. (Computer Science)
Law and Social Sciences (Law, Politics & International Relations, and Psychology)
These Foundation routes include units that focus on content useful and relevant to chosen undergraduate studies at the university. 
 
Entry Requirements
- 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.
 
English requirements
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
 
Fees and funding
We prioritise your student experience, helping you make the most of their educational and social life in the university.  The tuition fee for the Foundation Year programme is USD $7,700 (payment plans and scholarship packages are also available for deserving applicants.