All You Need To Know About Lancaster’s Foundation Programme

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The TAG Foundation programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain seamless entry into undergraduate programmes at Lancaster University’s Ghana Campus (LUG) and even the LU campus in the United Kingdom. It is also the only programme in Sub-Saharan Africa to have received full accreditation by the British Accreditation Council.

Students who excel academically have the opportunity to be placed on the Provost’s List, a prestigious award recognised by prospective employers.

COURSE STRUCTURE

CORE MODULES

Trimester 1             Trimester 2            Trimester 3           
Critical Thinking, Research & Academic Writing I

Foundation Maths

Digital Information Skills


Critical Thinking, Research & Academic Writing II

Introduction to Project Management

Innovative Management & Leadership
Critical Thinking, Research & Academic Writing III

Pathway-Specific Modules (modules below)

PATHWAY-SPECIFIC MODULES

BUSINESS

A. Accounting & Finance
Two electives from:
•   Introduction to Management Accounting
•   Introduction to Marketing
•   Introduction to Economics

B. Economics & International Relations
Two electives from: 
•   Introduction to Economics
•   Introduction to Management Accounting
•   Politics & Society

C. Business Studies
Two electives from: 
•   Introduction to Management Accounting
•   Introduction to Marketing
•   Introduction to Economics

D. Marketing
Two electives from:
•   Introduction to Marketing
•   Introduction to Economics
•   Introduction to Management Accounting

LEGAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES

A. Law
•   Legal Perspectives
•   Politics & Society

B. Politics & International Relations
Two electives from:
•   Legal Perspectives
•   Politics & Society
•   Introduction to Economics

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY*

A. Computer Science
•   Introduction to Computer Programming
•   Fundamentals of Information Systems

TAG’s STEM pathway programme for Engineering* in the Science & Technology stream starts in October each year. Term 1 comprises the same common core modules as the other Foundation pathways.

TERM 1 
•   Critical Thinking 1 (7 contact hours per week = 63 contact hours / 9 weeks)
•   Foundation Maths (7 contact hours per week = 63 contact hours / 9 weeks)
•   Digital Information Skills (7 contact hours per week = 63 contact hours / 9 weeks)

TERM 2
•   Intro to Project management (7 contact hours per week = 63 contact hours / 9 weeks)
•   Pure Maths 1 (10 contact hours per week = 90 hours / 9 weeks)

TERM 3 
•   Pure Maths 2 (10 contact hours per week = 90 hours / 9 weeks)
•   Mechanics 1 (Maths) (10 contact hours per week = 90 contact hours / 9 week)
•   Intro to Physics (Part 1) (7 contact hours per week = 63 contact hours / 9 weeks)

TERM 4 
•   Mechanics 2 (Maths) (10 contact hours per week = 90 contact hours / 9 week)
•   Intro to Physics (Part 2) (7 contact hours per week = 63 contact hours / 9 weeks)

All Foundation modules are equally weighted, with progression from one trimester to the next. Completion of the Foundation Programme requires a pass mark of 50 per cent in each module.

*The progression requirement for the STEM Engineering pathway is in line with the Law pathway, i.e. 70% required overall with no individual module below 60%.

Source: study.lancaster.edu.gh

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