Social Sciences (CertHE)
The Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Social Sciences is not only a stand-alone qualification, but also a potential entry route to further study. Students unable to meet the general entry requirements for the Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences degrees offered through the International Programmes, with academic direction from LSE, may be able to access them after completing this programme successfully.
The Certificate of Higher Education is a taught programme and must be studied at a recognised teaching institution.
Programme structure and estimated study hours
The Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences consists of four full courses (or the equivalent). It is usually taken over two years. You are expected to study for 35 hours per week, including lectures and tutorials.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) provides academic direction for this programme. LSE is regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences.
Successful completion of the programme will meet the requirements for the Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences degrees offered through the International Programmes.
In addition, several universities in the UK, including LSE and other University of London Colleges, will consider you for entry into the second year of a degree. You will need to have passed syllabuses similar to those taken at the Colleges concerned and to have achieved very high marks.
Students should pass four courses to receive their certificate, AAST as a teaching center decided on 2 compulsory courses, which are:
-          Introduction to economics
-          Mathematics 1 (half course)
-          Statistics 1 (half course)
Students have the option to choose other two courses from the following list:
-          Principles of accounting
-          Principles of banking and finance
-          Business and management in a global context
-          Mathematics 2 (half course)
-          Statistics 2 (half course)
·         EC1002 Introduction to economics can only be taken at the same time as, or after MT105A Mathematics 1 and  ST104A Statistics 1
·         MT105B Mathematics 2 can only be taken at the same time as, or after MT105A Mathematics 1
·         ST104B Statistics 2 can only be taken at the same time as, or after ST104A Statistics 1
·         Registration with the Online Library is a requirement for successfully completing the course Legal system and method
·         Course Information Sheets are updated annually in line with updates to syllabuses and reading lists.
The specially written study materials are developed by academics appointed by LSE. 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 for exams
·         Strategies for success which provides 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 fuller back catalogue is available for all registered students through the VLE.
University of London International Programmes also provides all students with a student registration card.