London School of Commerce
Cardiff Metropolitan University’s relationship with the London School of Commerce (LSC)
dates back to 2004 and now includes collaboration in respect of the following degree programmes:
- BA Business Studies
- BSc Computing
- MSc Information Technology
- MSc International Hospitality Management
- MSc Tourism Management
- Research degrees
In recognition of the strong links between the two partners, in October 2006 LSC was awarded the status of an Associate College of Cardiff Metropolitan University.
By the end of session 11/12 over 2300 students were registered on Cardiff Metropolitan University programmes at LSC’s campuses. The progressive and outward looking partnership with LSC is an example of an innovative link between an HEI and a non-traditional but well established, high quality educational provider.
The partnership with LSC has helped to raise the profile of Cardiff Metropolitan University and of Wales across the world. With its well established marketing and recruitment processes and a model to offer high quality but cost effective studies, LSC recruits students from over 130 countries to study Cardiff Metropolitan University programmes. Students at LSC are able to move between the main LSC campus in London and LSC campuses in:
- Belgrade, Serbia
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Students also have an opportunity to move to Cardiff Metropolitan University, bringing a true international dimension to the study experience.
Another key development is the collaboration in respect of research degrees. LSC is approved to enrol and deliver research degrees for Cardiff Metropolitan University at its Business Research Institute on its London campus. The new Institute will be treated as a research institute of for the purposes of administration and quality assurance. UWIC will franchise LSC to offer Cardiff Metropolitan University PhD, MPhil and also professional doctorate degrees.
The Vice Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University, Professor Antony Chapman, said: “This ground-breaking new partnership will add another quality dimension to our relationship with LSC. It will grow Cardiff Metropolitan University’s research global outreach and will attract high calibre international students to research globally important topics. This will be highly beneficial to Cardiff Metropolitan University, to Wales and to the UK.”
All Cardiff Metropolitan University programmes offered at LSC are subject to quality assurance procedures and assessed work is subject to scrutiny by appointed External Examiners.