BSc Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of this degree?

Like all British undergraduate qualifications, this is also a 3 year degree (Standard Entry). This means that a student who comes into the program after 'A' levels will get an undergraduate degree after 16 years of education.

Is this degree recognised by HEC?

The degree that is awarded to the students is awarded by the University of London and which is recognised by the HEC. Moreover, it is a globally recognised degree. Our graduates get admission into the Masters programmes of the best local and foreign universities. UOL graduates go on to study in the top universities of the world, like London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University College London, Harvard, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), etc.

Can I get a job after completing this degree?

University of London BSc degrees are recognised by top multinational companies working in Pakistan. Presently, University of London graduates are working at leading local and international banks and organisations, including ABN AMRO, Standard Chartered, Faysal Bank, Meezan Bank, MCB, etc.

How to study for this degree and what support does UOL provide?

UOL programmes allow you to obtain a prestigious degree or other qualification at a reasonable cost. You can choose to study independently or, where available, pay for additional educational support at Business and Law School to benefit from face-to-face tutorial support and the opportunity to interact with fellow students and mentors in person. Study materials The specially written study materials are developed by academics appointed by the London School of Economics (LSE) and Royal Holloway. They guide you through the textbooks which are the real focus of your study. The cost of your study pack is included in your initial and continuing registration fees. Study materials include: a Programme handbook containing practical information and advice such as how to enter and prepare for exams Strategies for success which provide help with study techniques a Subject Guide for each course, designed to guide you through the syllabus and offer advice on how to use textbooks in an organised and productive manner. Partial versions of EMFSS subject guides are available to view past exam papers and examiners’ commentaries which are updated annually and available to download. These provide an insight into how questions should have been tackled and outline common mistakes made by students in the past. Copies of the most recent exam papers and examiners’ commentaries are available for reference on our website, see EMFSS past exam papers. A full catalogue will be available to all registered students through the VLE online support platform. Online support When you register, the University of London will send you a username and password giving you access to the online Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and two other key online resources: The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) The online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) provides electronic copies of all printed study materials. There are also forums that allow you to share interests and experience and work collaboratively with other students to solve problems and discuss subject material. Online support materials are being developed continuously and for some courses audio-visual tutorials, recorded lectures, academic interviews and debates are also available, along with self-testing activities and expert study skills advice. The Online Library The Online Library holds thousands of journal articles which you can access free of charge. A dedicated helpdesk is available if you have any difficulties in finding what you need. Optional courses held at LSE in London The LSE Summer School is held annually, usually from early July to mid-August. It offers a range of stimulating and challenging courses, allowing you to undertake a period of intensive study in your areas of interest.

What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for the Standard Entry Route you must: Be at least 17 years of age AND You must have passes in either: two 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. Meet the 'General Entrance Requirements' competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to GCSE/GCE O-Level at Grade C or above Provide proof of competence in English which is acceptable to the University. A test of proficiency may be required.