A London based higher education provider has partnered with the University of Northampton to offer international students a UK accredited degree.
London School of Marketing specialises in offering international students a UK accredited qualification without the need to come to Britain.
Much of the learning is delivered online and students submit coursework from their home country using their home computer or mobile device.
Students come from a huge number of nations including Qatar, Pakistan, China, Jordan, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Dubai, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Sudan and Kazakhstan.
Courses offered include a MA in Human Resource Management, LLM International Commercial Law and a MBA top up.
The new initiative with the University of Northampton began in March and has already seen 138 students enroll on the courses.
This is the second UK university to join forces with the educator. Cambridge based Anglia Ruskin began partnering with them in February 2009.
Since then 11,540 students have enrolled on the courses, which include MBA’s, MA and Bsc Hons qualifications, with 9,450 graduating so far.
Over the last decade, London School of Marketing has seen a big increase in the number of students from developing countries wanting to study a UK university accredited degree.
Its unique Local Access Points (LAPs) allows students in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and African countries to do just that and to access its courses online.
The LAPs support the students with administrative help, infrastructure and fast secure internet with London School of Marketing delivering the courses.
It allows them to take British qualifications to the students, rather than expecting them to travel to the UK.
CFO of London School of Marketing, Anton Dominique said: “Over recent years we’ve noticed a steady increase in the number of international students wanting a UK qualification without the cost implications which come with living and studying here.
“By setting up LAPs in the emerging countries where we’re seeing the interest, we’re able to provide them with a flexible and cost effective solution.
“Students can access learning modules through our state-of-the-art learning platform and our extensive e-library. They also receive dedicated one-to-one online tutor support and live webinars.
“After completing their studies, we give them the opportunity to come over to the UK for their graduation ceremony.”
Mr Dominique continued: “The partnership with the University of Northampton means we can offer our students a wider selection of courses to choose from. In particular for those looking to do a specialised postgraduate qualification such as Human Resources, Accounting, Finance or Law
“Since first teaming up with Anglia Ruskin University we’re seen a big increase in the number of students looking to gain a UK University accredited degree.
“As a successfully established online course provider of educational qualifications, we will continue to expand our product portfolio, in order to meet the rising needs of international students.”