BSc (Hons) Programmes taught at 'EBCI'

The University of London International Programmes has accepted the candidacy of 'EBCI' to teach programmes which are academically led1 by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which is one of the world's most prestigious universities.

Our aim is to produce highly competent professionals who can compete internationally. The prestigious and internationally recognised Degree programmes are highly sought after and offer an advantage to students on the labour market.

Degree Programmes

  1. Bsc Accounting and Finance
  2. BSc Accounting with Law
  3. BSc Banking and Finance
  4. BSc Business
  5. BSc Economics and Finance
  6. BSc Economics and Management
  7. BSc Information Systems and Management
  8. BSc International Relations
  9. BSc Management
  10. BSc Management with Law

Advantages of studying Degree programmes at 'EBCI'

  1. The Degrees are awarded by the University of London, and examined by the lead-college2, in this case the LSE.
  2. The opportunity to students to earn a prestigious British Degree while studying in Mauritius.
  3. The cost of studying a Degree programme in Mauritius is much cheaper than studying in UK.
  4. These degree programmes can be studied on both full-time and part-time basis. Working people have the possibility to study the degree programmes.
  5. Graduates with Univeristy of London degrees are recognised internationally, giving them an advantage in the job market, wherever their career takes them.
  6. Students gain specialist expertise in business-relevant subjects, with an international perspective.
  7. These degrees will help students to develop skills for the long term that employers value such as problem-solving, creative thinking, self-discipline and drive.
  8. Along with teachings, students are given comprehensive study guides written by LSE academics, as well as access to a wealth of online resources.
  9. A wide range of entry points include foundation programmes, fast track routes, for those who already have diplomas or an undergraduate degree.
  10. The programmes allow students to spread payments over their study period.

Entry Requirements to study Degree Programmes

Students can take advantage of the wide range of entry points, including a fast track route for those who already hold a degree.

To be eligible for the Standard Route, students must normally be at least 17 years old and have either passes in:

  • two subjects at GCE 'A' level, plus at least three further subjects at GCSE/GCE 'O' level at Grade C or above OR
  • three subjects at GCE 'A' level (with one 'A' level at not less than grade D) OR
  • three subjects at GCE 'A' level and one further subject at GCSE/GCE 'O' level at Grade C or above OR
  • two subjects at GCE 'A' level, plus two further subjects at GCE 'AS' level AND

  • demonstrate competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to GCSE/GCE 'O' level at Grade C or above AND
  • provide proof of competence in English which is acceptable to the University. A test of proficiency may be required.

Examinations

Students will have to take part in written examination conducted by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate. These are set and marked by University of London academics to ensure the work of students is assessed to the same standard as those studying at on campus in London Examinations are held once a year, in May/June.

Students will sit a three-hour paper (or a two-hour paper for each half course). For certain courses a project/coursework also counts towards the assessment.

Classification/Results

Degrees are awarded by the University of London with the following classifications:

  • First Class Honours
  • Second Class Honours (divided into Upper Division and Lower Division)
  • Third Class Honours.

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Diploma for Graduates

The 'Diploma for Graduates' programmes awarded by University of London are are also available in Mauritius. These are academically3 led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) which is one of the world's most prestigious universities.

The 'Diploma for Graduates' programmes are pitched as a Postgraduate Diploma in Mauritius by the Tertiary Education Commission4 (equivalent to a Masters level by the National Qualifications Framework5).

Diploma programmes

  1. Finance
  2. Management
  3. Banking
  4. International Relations

Structures

Each Diploma for Graduates is made up of four courses, which can be taken in any order (there are no prerequisites). Students have between one to five years to complete the programme.

Entry Requirements to study Diploma for Graduates

To be eligible to register for a Diploma for Graduates as an International Programmes student, an applicant must:

  • hold a full first degree completed in a minimum of three years duration on a full-time basis (or equivalent) from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London and
  • demonstrate that they have reached a level of competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to a pass at GCSE/GCE 'O' level in a Mathematical subject at Grade C or above and
  • provide proof of competence in English which is acceptable to the University and
  • Internet access is also a requirement for registration.

Classification/Results

Students must pass four full courses to be awarded the Diploma for Graduates. One resit may be attempted for any course failed. Diplomas for Graduates will be classified as the following:

  • Distinction
  • Merit
  • Pass

A student who has failed a course twice or two courses once is eligible for a Pass grade only.

Transfer

A student who fails a course twice may change to another course, within the five-year registration period, provided that the failed course is not compulsory on the Diploma for Graduates to which they wish to transfer.

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Application

Students are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.

  • Applications must be received no later than: 1 October in the year before you intend to sit your first examinations.
  • Registration deadline: 30 November
  • Despatch of study materials: Soon after your registration form and fee are received.
  • Examinations: May/June

Facilities

Study materials are specially written by academics appointed by LSE. Students will be provided with Study packs, including the following:

  • A Student handbook containing advice and practical information such as: how to enter for examinations, contacts at the University, important dates in the year.
  • 'Strategies for success' - an academic and study skills handbook containing information about study techniques, planning studies, making the best use of resources and preparing for examinations.
  • Subject guides for each course studied. These guides introduce students to topics and help them to use textbooks in a productive manner.
  • Past examination papers and Examiners' commentaries. The commentaries provide an insight into how individual questions should have been tackled and outline common mistakes made by students in the past. Past papers enable you to practice for your examinations. These resources are updated annually and are available to download.
  • Regulations containing full details of important information such as syllabuses, programme structures and degree classification criteria.

Possibility to study at LSE, UK (2 to 3 weeks programmes per year6)

LSE runs two three-week Summer Schools each year, usually from early July to mid-August. Students studying at 'EBCI' may wish to join the schools, which offer a range of intellectually stimulating and academically challenging courses designed to allow students, academics and professional people to undertake a period of intensive study in areas of interest to them.

Attending the Summer School does not count towards your final assessment but can be beneficial to the programme of study.


1 Academic direction means that staff at this College develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of International Programmes students.
2 The Lead College is the College whose staff develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of International Programmes students.
3 Academic direction means that staff at this College develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of International Programmes students
4 http://www.tec.mu/private_institution_detail?id=84&cat=pr
5 http://www.mqa.mu/English/Pages/Framework%20Services/NQF.aspx
6 There is an additional cost for Summer Schools

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