University preparation courses at LSFL

Are you planning to study at a UK university in 2025 or 2026?

At London School of Finance and Law, we offer support and online university preparation courses for international students who are going to apply to study business management, accounting, finance, taxation or law at a UK university in 2025 or 2026.

Intensive university preparation courses

Business Management

  • An Introduction to Business Administration
  • Business English

Accounting and Finance

  • An Introduction to Economics and Finance
  • English for Finance

Law and Legal Studies

  • An Introduction to Law and the English Legal System
  • Legal English

Programme description:

Course type: Foundation (a university preparation course, A-Level equivalent)

Specialisations: Business Management / Accounting and Finance / Law and Legal Studies

Course length: 6 months

GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 288 hours (12 hours per week)

Study method: online learning with tutor’s guidance and support

Maximum class size: 20 students

Language of instruction: English

Academic requirements: at least 9 years schooling

Age requirements: 15 y.o. and above

English language requirements: equivalent to B1+ (CEFR)

Dates: 20 September 2024 – 22 March 2025 (Autumn Intake) / 20 January 2025 – 21 June 2025 (Winter Intake) / 20 May 2025 – 22 November 2025 (Summer Intake) / 

Course fees for the 2024/2025 academic year: £1,320 inclusive of VAT

Registration closes: 10 September 2024 (Autumn Intake) / 10 January 2025 (Winter Intake) / 10 May 2025 (Summer Intake)  

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Programme FAQs

Can I study from home?

Yes, you can. This is an online course where students read course materials, participate in group discussions and complete tasks entirely online via a dedicated virtual learning environment (VLE).

Is there a fixed timetable?

Yes, all subjects are studied on a weekly basis, like at any school or university. Your tutor will open module sessions each week (on Saturday) to help you gradually progress through the study materials at your own pace, while covering study themes and submitting assignments in time together with your group mates.

Are there live online tutorials or lectures?

Since all our students are from different regions and different time zones, there are no live online tutorials or lectures set at a specific time. You can study course materials and complete tasks at any time comfortable for you, but you will be guided through the learning process by your tutor to ensure that you do not fall behind your group mates.

As independent learning is a core skill to be developed during academic studies, this course can be a good taster of what awaits you at university. It teaches you how to work under time constraints to meet deadlines, write essays in English, search for trusted sources when conducting research, collect and indicate correct references, think critically when discussing a problem, set goals and evaluate your own progress and in general obtain knowledge and skills necessary for your future studies and career.

Is the course delivered in English only?

Yes, the language of instruction is English. As you are planning to study at a UK university, this course is a great opportunity to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking English language skills while still living in your home country.

Apart from improving your general English skills, you will benefit from learning specialist English vocabulary that will help you study successfully in your chosen university programme in the future. You will also learn how to write essays on topics closely related to your chosen professional area, which will definitely help you later during your academic studies at the university.

There is no formal requirement to prove your English language proficiency to study our university preparation courses, but you are expected to have English reading and writing skills equivalent to B1+ CEFR level to be able to complete all tasks.

What study materials are available?

We use study materials developed by our teachers as well as AS/A Level course books officially approved for final exam preparation in UK schools.

After registration, you will get access to all the modules in your chosen specialisation. All study materials (including Microsoft Office presentations and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of selected study materials) are provided on the module website.

How is assessment organised?

The course work includes online practice tests, tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessment. You must use the online VLE-system to submit your tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessment.

The Pass mark for each module is 50%. Upon successful completion of all modules in your specialisation, you will be issued a certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law.

What technical requirements are there to study this course?

A personal computer with broadband internet access and the latest version of a browser is required for each module. Functionality may be limited on mobile or tablet devices.

There must also be an email account to communicate with your tutor and to receive newsletters from the School.

If you have a disability or particular study requirements, please tell us as soon as possible.

What support will I get from my tutor?

While a lot of course work is to be done independently, your tutor will guide you throughout the study process and mark and comment on your written work and progress.

You and your tutor will primarily communicate with each other in English via email.

Please note that all our tutors are experienced teachers who hold Enhanced DBS certificates allowing them to work with children and adults.

What other support is available?

You can also get career advice and support from our education counsellors. They will tell you about student immigration rules, university fairs and common entrance requirements for your chosen qualification.

How can I pay for the course?

You can pay for the course by credit card or bank transfer during online registration.

The course fees for the 2024/2025 academic year are £1,320 inclusive of VAT. The payment must be made in full; no instalments are available.

Please note that the course fees are non-refundable unless you withdraw your application within a cooling off period of 14 days (10 working days) from the date your enrolment is processed by our School. If you decide to withdraw your application, please contact us at:

Registration for the course closes on 10 September 2024 (Autumn Intake) / 10 January 2025 (Winter Intake) / 10 May 2025 (Summer Intake).


Who can I ask for more help?

If you have any queries about LSFL university preparation courses, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Why prepare for university studies with us?

We offer carefully designed tutor-led university preparation courses in 3 specialisations most popular among international students: business management, finance and law.

Key features of LSFL university preparation courses:

  • Flexibility to suit your needs – allowing you to study the most essential subjects for your future career of a business manager, financier or lawyer anytime, anywhere, alongside your school or work commitments
  • A great opportunity to improve your English language skills for future academic studies
  • An emphasis on personal, academic and professional development through independent learning
  • Tutor’s support and guidance in all aspects of the learning process
  • Access to study materials and tests via a dedicated virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Relevance of topics and practical examples for your future school exams, university studies and professional practice
  • Illustrative practice activities with solutions, “test your understanding” activities and tutor-marked assignments to reinforce learning
  • Career advice and support from our education counsellors to help you with your UK university choice and application
  • Certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law