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Thank you for your interest in Kaplan Business    02 Welcome to
                                                     Kaplan Business
School (KBS). We are a specialist education          School
provider offering business and law degrees
from the University of London. The degrees we     06 our campuses
teach benefit from academic direction from        18 Academic life
the London School of Economics and Political
Science and the Laws Consortium. On enrolment     22 Student life
you will become a student of the University       26 Faculty of
of London and gain the benefit of excellent          Business
academic tuition and guidance from Kaplan         38 Faculty of law
Business School.
                                                  44 Fees, funding and
We hope you find this information informative        scholarships
and that it assists you in choosing the course    48 How to apply
that is right for you. You will find the unique
difference at Kaplan Business School is that      52 careers
we prepare you for your future in the world of    54 Postgraduate
work by offering career focused undergraduate        and professional
degrees and access to relevant professional          opportunities
qualifications thereafter.                        58 Taster days,
                                                     open days and
Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge         Revision days
needed to succeed in your chosen profession.
                                                  60 contact
We look forward to welcoming you to Kaplan
Business School.
Julie Noone
Head of Kaplan Business School

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Welcome to KaplaN BusiNess school

First class tuition                                  Vibrant city centre locations                          Excellent links to industry
Our focus at KBS is unashamedly                      every Kaplan Business School campus is situated        Kaplan’s heritage is in training students
                                                     in a vibrant city centre location, where you will be   for professional qualifications. over the
on the student. Our objective                        able to enjoy the sights and sounds of city centre     past 50 years Kaplan has taught students
is to achieve high pass rates,                       living. As well as all of the cultural benefits that   from small businesses right the way up to
together with developing                             a city centre campus has to offer, the location        multi-national organisations. Today we are
                                                     of our campuses also means that you will be            entrusted by companies such as Deloitte,
students who have the skills to                      studying in an area populated by professionals         Pricewaterhousecoopers, KPmG and ernst and
distinguish themselves in the                        working in positions and companies that you            Young to educate and train their most promising
world of work. To this end we                        aspire to join.                                        talent.
pride ourselves on the quality                       Studying in the city means nothing is ever far         These established links with industry leading
                                                     away and there will be plenty of places to make        organisations only serve to benefit our students.
of our tuition. Collectively our                     use of your student discount card! Designer            our knowledge of the skills and experience
faculty has many decades                             stores, late night bars and clubs, museums, art        needed to progress professionally means that we
of experience within a wide                          galleries, sports stadiums and cinemas are just a      can set you on a path to a successful career.
                                                     handful of the amenities on offer. With discounted
range of different teaching                          travel schemes in most cities KBS students are
                                                                                                            The careers advice we offer during your studies
environments. This level of                                                                                 at KBS will help you to develop a cV and
                                                     able to make full use of trains, trams, river boats
                                                                                                            interview technique that will aid you in obtaining
experience means that our staff                      and buses to explore their new surroundings with
                                                                                                            employment in the industry that you want to
                                                     fellow students or travel to work after class.
are easily able to adjust their                                                                             work in.
teaching style to the particular                     High quality facilities                                many of our tutors have had active business and
needs of each student cohort.                        each and every Kaplan Business School
                                                                                                            consultancy careers which adds a further real
                                                                                                            world focus to their teaching. These connections
                                                     campus is designed to provide you with a study         are of direct benefit to our students. They
many of our staff are professionally qualified       experience that will help you succeed in your
and often have extensive business experience,                                                               help to keep our staff up-to-date with current
                                                     studies. We provide wireless internet in all           developments and practice in a number of
operating at senior management level and above.      locations so you will always be able to access
This allows them to bring a real world perspective                                                          areas. They also provide a rich source of visiting
                                                     online resources wherever you may be.                  speakers who add colour and relevance to the
to the classroom.
                                                     our teaching spaces are specifically designed          course.
Kaplan teaching staff also have generous office      for small class sizes, and to provide you with
hours allocated to them meaning that they are        an environment where you can focus on your
easily accessible to students, allowing them to      studies. There are also social spaces for you to
readily support those learners needing some one-     unwind between lectures, eat lunch and catch up
to-one guidance.                                     with friends.
                                                     each location also has a dedicated study area
                                                     where students can access additional learning
                                                     materials, log on between classes, or set
                                                     themselves up for a day in front of the computer
                                                     when deadlines draw near.

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Welcome to KaplaN BusiNess school

Flexible study options
Part time courses also available
At Kaplan Business School we offer both full time
and part time courses so that you can choose the
study method that best suits you. Full time study
involves 15-20 hours of contact time per week.
our part time study options are hugely flexible in
order to help you fit your studies around the other
commitments in your life. You can choose to
study purely online if that fits your lifestyle better,
or you can opt for a blended approach which
contains online learning and face-to-face tuition.
To find out more about the range of part time
study options available visit

Degrees from the University of
All of the degrees taught by Kaplan Business
School are awarded by the university of london.
The academic content, direction and examinations
for each course are provided by a lead college
appointed by the university of london. For Kaplan
Business School courses these are the london
School of economics and Political Science or the
laws consortium.
KBS students will face the same academic
challenges as students attending the lead college
for their chosen course. our commitment to your
success is illustrated by generous contact hours,
high quality tuition, small class sizes and additional
study support.

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our campuses

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                                    entertainment near Kaplan Business School.             With a number of small cafés and outdoor
Theatre land.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          London Bridge

                                    The National Theatre is the cultural heart of the      spaces just a short walk from the school, it’s the                                           Union Street

                                    South Bank and holds free music concerts and           ideal setting to study and socialise!
                                    art exhibitions every weeknight in the foyer. The      The london campus includes a library, private
                                    Tate modern is an ever-changing treasure chest         study centre and free wireless. london students      london Bridge underground Station is on the
                                    of weird and wonderful art, with the Turbine Hall      will also benefit from a state of the art lecture    Jubilee line and Northern line. london Bridge is
                                    hosting memorable larger-than-life pieces. Best        theatre and a large break-out area equipped with     also a main bus station.
                                    of all, the main part is completely free.              Pc stations for quick and easy access to online      By car
                                    Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street             resources.                                           KBS is situated between the A3 london Bridge
                                    hosts a varied programme of free screenings            How to reach us                                      and the A300 Southwark Bridge.
                                    from film-noir to futuristic video art. The Scoop,     KBS is situated on the South Bank of the River
                                    which is less than a five-minute walk away, is an                                                           To help you plan your journey, the Transport for
                                                                                           Thames - just a 3 minute walk from london            london website is very useful, if you prefer to
                                    outdoor sunken amphitheatre, which regularly           Bridge Station making us very accessible by
                                    hosts a variety of free events including free films,                                                        walk, you can use Walkit to plan your route.
                                                                                           public transport. our premises overlook the
                                    free music and free theatre.                           Golden Hinde Ship and are directly behind            www.tfl.gov.uk
                                                                                           Southwark cathedral and Borough market               www.walkit.com/cities/London
                                    Our London Campus                                      providing plenty of landmarks.
                                    Kaplan Business School’s london campus                 By air                                               KBS London
                                    is situated on london’s trendy South Bank,             The nearest airports to our london campus are        3rd Floor Palace House
                                    just around the corner from the shops and              london city, london Heathrow, london Gatwick         3 cathedral Street
                                    restaurants of Borough market. The central             and london Stansted.                                 london
                                    london location offers students a winning                                                                   Se1 9De
                                    combination of easy access to:                         By rail/ bus
                                                                                           We are next to the london Bridge mainline and
                                     central london and the city.                         underground station with easy access to the city.
                                     A multitude of transport options.                    london Bridge Station is serviced by trains from
                                                                                           Kent and Surrey and offers direct connections to
                                     The superb cultural resources of the South           charing cross, cannon Street, Waterloo east and
                                      Bank.                                                Blackfriars stations. Trains also connect directly
                                     The scenic charm of the River Thames..               with stations on the Thameslink line. The station
                                                                                           is also served by First capital connect which
                                                                                           runs trains every 15 minutes between Brighton,
                                                                                           Gatwick, luton and Bedford.
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our campuses

Birmingham                         Whether you favour opera, orchestras or the          How to reach us
Welcome to Birmingham              latest new bands, you will be spoilt for choice by   Kaplan Business School’s Birmingham campus is
                                   a wide-range of live music venues located close      located in the heart of the city, just a few minutes
As the UK’s Second City,           to the campus, including the National Indoor         walk from major bus and train stations that
Birmingham is rich in both         Arena, the Birmingham Symphony Hall, and the         connect you to the rest of the region.
                                   02 Academy. meanwhile, shopaholics have over
history and culture. The KBS       160 shops to explore, including Selfridges, at the
                                                                                        By air
                                                                                        The nearest airport to our Birmingham campus
Birmingham campus is located       iconic Bullring shopping centre, only a short-walk   is Birmingham International Airport which is less
next door to the Birmingham        from the college.                                    than 30 minutes from the city centre by car, train
Repertory Theatre and a short      Those with a penchant for all things festive will    or bus.
                                   welcome the arrival of the Frankfurt christmas
walk from other landmarks such     market each November. The largest outdoor
                                                                                        By rail
                                                                                        Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations
as the Birmingham Museum and       christmas market in the country offers a             are within easy walking distance of the campus
Art Gallery, and the Ikon Modern   tantalising selection of traditional German food     and offer onward connections to major
                                   and drink as well as live entertainment every
Art Gallery.                       night.
                                                                                        destinations across the uK.
                                                                                        By road
                                   Our Birmingham Campus                                Birmingham is at the hub of a comprehensive
                                                                                        motorway network that connects to every corner
                                   located in Baskerville House, a magnificent          of the country via the m5, m6, m40 and m42.
                                   Grade II listed building only moments away           located in the centre of the city, follow the brown
                                   from New Street train station, Kaplan Business       tourist signs to the convention centre and NIA.
                                   School’s Birmingham campus offers exceptional
                                   and easily accessible study facilities.
                                   equipped with up-to-date technology, the light
                                   and spacious classrooms offer a comfortable and
                                   conducive learning environment. The site also

                                   includes break-out areas, internet-enabled Pcs,                      Par


                                   free wireless internet access, a prayer room and,                               57

                                   to help pass the time between lectures, a pool
                                   table.                                                                                                                      Birmingham
                                                                                                                                                               Museum and
                                   The on-site cafeteria offers a wide range of                                                                                Art Gallery

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                                   well catered for at the many trendy bars and

                                   restaurants located along the city’s canal.

                                                                                        KBS Birmingham
                                                                                        Baskerville House
                                                                                        Broad Street
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our campuses

Bristol                            From the SS Great Britain in the ancient city
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                                   Fiesta, or for the more adventurous, try rock
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number of attractions including

                                   The lively and trendy bars on the Waterfront or                                                                 Te

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nightlife and designer shopping.   real taste of Bristol’s nightlife. Alternatively, for

                                   a slightly more sophisticated evening, take in a
                                   show at the Bristol Hippodrome or enjoy a live                                                                                                                  Kaplan
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                                   Bristol has a number of parks to enjoy and is
                                   one of the ‘greenest’ cities in europe – so enjoy                                                                                                     Bristol

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                                   walking, cycling or relaxing on the Downs, Ashton


                                                                                            The KBS Bristol campus is just a short 2 minute

                                   court or in leigh Woods.

                                                                                            walk from Bristol Temple meads train station.
                                   Our Bristol Campus                                       By air                                                KBS Bristol
                                   located just behind Bristol Temple meads                 The nearest airport to our Bristol campus is          1st floor linear Park
                                   train station on the brand new Temple Quay               Bristol International Airport. A regular shuttle      Avon Street
                                   development and just a short walk from                   service runs to and from the airport just minutes     Bristol
                                   the contemporary cabot circus retail and                 away from the KBS campus.                             BS2 0PS
                                   entertainment centre, Kaplan Business School’s           By rail
                                   Bristol campus is ideally located not only for           exit the station to the right (side exit) toward
                                   transport links, but for a spot of relaxing and retail   Temple Quay central. use the pedestrian walkway
                                   therapy after lectures.                                  through the Temple Quay open air car park and
                                   The central location offers easy access to               cross the metal bridge over the river. Kaplan
                                   and from Bristol via train links and to Bristol          Business School is located directly in front of you
                                   International Airport with the ‘Bristol Flyer’ shuttle   with the entrance at the opposite end to the Ibis
                                   bus departing just a 2 minute walk from the              Hotel.
                                   campus.                                                  By bus
                                   our premises are brand new and include a multi-          A number of buses terminate at or pass by the
                                   faith prayer room, a break-out area equipped with        train station. Alight at Temple meads and follow
                                   internet-enabled Pcs and free wireless access            above directions.
                                   throughout enabling instant access to our on-line        By car
                                   library resources.                                       Follow signs for Bristol Temple meads train
                                   There are a few small cafes located in the nearby        station and then for Temple Quay car park
                                   area – including ‘The Pasty Shop’ which brings the       (signposted from major routes). once in the
                                   real taste of the South West to Bristol in the form      car park, use the pedestrian walkway and cross
                                   of beautiful cornish pasties! Be warned...you’ll be      the metal bridge over the river. Kaplan Business
                                   addicted!                                                School is located directly in front of you with the
                                                                                            entrance at the opposite end to the Ibis Hotel.

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our campuses

Manchester                       manchester has many beautiful landmarks and
Welcome to Manchester            buildings, with plenty to see and do. It offers a
                                 large number of restaurants and nightlife along
Located on one of the busiest    with the famous china town and its wonderful
streets in Manchester and in     chinese markets.                                                                                                                                 10

the heart of the student area,   The lively and trendy bars of the Printworks and

                                 Deansgate locks give a real taste of manchester
our Manchester campus is         nightlife. Alternatively for a slightly more                                                                                                   Kaplan
based in the historic St James   sophisticated evening, take in a show at the                                                                                                   Business


Building which dates back to     opera House, Palace Theatre or the Bridgewater




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                                 everyone. Boasting a huge range of international
never more than a few minutes    cuisine, including the famous manchester curry
away.                            mile on Wilmslow Road, a lively music scene,
                                                                                          How to reach us
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                                 excellent shopping and a variety of famous
                                                                                          We are just a short 2 minute walk located near
                                 sporting stadia - the city of manchester Stadium
                                                                                          oxford Road Train station and only 10 minutes
                                 and old Trafford are fine examples. For the
                                                                                          from Piccadilly Station.                              KBS Manchester
                                 intrepid traveller cities like liverpool and leeds
                                 can be easily reached by train, plus the scenic          By air                                                6th Floor, St. James Building
                                 charm and natural beauty of the lake District is         The nearest airport to our manchester campus          79 oxford Street
                                 less than an hour away.                                  is manchester International Airport, which is less    manchester
                                                                                          than 30 minutes away by train from the campus.        m1 6FQ
                                 Our Manchester Campus                                    By rail
                                 The manchester campus offers modern study                exit oxford Road station and follow to the left
                                 facilities in a historic setting. It is well placed in   down the slope. cross over to Sainsbury’s and
                                 terms of transport routes with bus, train and tram       then again over to the Palace Theatre, and walk
                                 access just a short walk away.                           to your left. If you look above to the buildings on
                                                                                          your right you will see the large clock above St
                                 our campus includes a multi-faith prayer room,           James building main entrance, we are located on
                                 break-out area with Pc stations and free wireless        the 6th Floor.
                                 internet access throughout.
                                                                                          By bus
                                                                                          Piccadilly bus station with lots of bus routes is
                                                                                          also only a 5 minute walk from us.
                                                                                          By car
                                                                                          From the m60 on to Princess Parkway follow
                                                                                          signs for city centre. From the m62 then for the
                                                                                          m602 (manchester city centre).

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Reading                           The oracle shopping centre is one of Reading’s
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Reading is home to some of the    combines chic boutiques with major department
biggest businesses in the world   stores like Debenhams and House of Fraser.

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and as well as being a leading    Sports fans can also enjoy watching professional

                                  football and rugby in the city, with Reading

shopping destination it has a     Football club and london Irish Rugby club, both                                                                                                 qu
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cultural heritage that competes   located at the madejski Stadium, complete with                                                                                         Ab

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theatres, concert venues and      situated in The Blade building, a short walk
sports stadia are just a few
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of Reading’s highlights, not to   shopping centre.
                                                                                       our Reading campus is located in the brand new
mention one of the UK’s biggest   Reading students benefit from studying at one of     Blade building and is well connected to all local
                                  Kaplan Business School’s most modern facilities,     transport links.
annual music festivals.           with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows
                                  providing a contemporary learning environment.       By air                                              KBS Reading
                                                                                       our Reading campus is within easy reach of both     The Blade
                                  As in every KBS campus students at Reading will      london Heathrow and london luton airports.          Abbey Street
                                  enjoy free wireless internet for speedy access to
                                                                                       By rail                                             Reading
                                  online resources, and a break-out area with Pc
                                                                                       Reading is one of the busiest national rail         Berkshire
                                                                                       interchanges in Britain and has direct routes to    RG1 3BA
                                                                                       almost every part of the uK. There are regular
                                                                                       fast services to london Paddington.
                                                                                       By bus
                                                                                       National express coaches serve calcot (about 6
                                                                                       miles west of Reading centre) just off m4
                                                                                       junction 12.
                                                                                       By car
                                                                                       The m4 has 3 junctions at Reading and links
                                                                                       directly with the m25 and m40. Parking in
                                                                                       Reading is relatively easy as the town has
                                                                                       plenty of good quality multi-storey car parks.
                                                                                       Kaplan Business School Reading has negotiated
                                                                                       discounted tickets for students at NcP Garrard
                                                                                       Street, a short walk from the centre.
                                                                                       There are also excellent Park & Ride services at
                                                                                       madejski Stadium and loddon Bridge. Reading
                                                                                       Buses offers a great service around the urban
                                                                                       area and local villages.

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academic life

How we teach you
                                                     How we prepare you                                   How we support you
Students at KBS are taught in
                                                     modules on the university of london International    Students are supported in a number of practical
small groups for both lectures                       Programmes are assessed using written exams.         and academic ways during the course.
and seminars. For each module                        To this end Kaplan Business School has a three
students receive three hours                         pronged approach to student exam preparation.        Student resources and small
per week of tuition during a                          Regular use is made of exam standard
                                                                                                          class sizes
normal week of a semester and                          assessment and past exam questions during          each student is provided with a set of personal
                                                       tuition, with questions being used both in         core text books and access to the university of
more during the revision phase.                        seminars and as extension exercises outside        london Virtual learning environment, so that
Typically this tuition is broken                       formal tuition. As early as possible students      every KBS student has good access to both
down into a one hour lecture and                       will be exposed to real questions to ensure        physical and online learning resources. We also
                                                       that they are fully familiar with both the style   aim to keep class sizes small for both lectures
a two hour seminar.                                    of assessment and the standard they have           and seminars which makes interaction with the
                                                       to reach. Work is individually marked and          lecturer more fruitful. It is also easy for lecturing
                                                       fed back to students. If needed one-to-one         staff to support individual learning needs under
lectures tend to be less interactive than              supervision is available to help students          these conditions. Small class sizes also ensure          Careers advice and internships
seminars and are designed to communicate               improve performance in particular topics or        that seminars are more inclusive and that all            All students have access to a dedicated careers
key points of knowledge and understanding              to develop specific skills.                        students take part in discussion and exercises.          advisor from the moment their course begins
to students. They are also used to outline the                                                                                                                     and this support continues until a year after you
structure of a syllabus area, to outline key          Students receive two mock exams – one in
principles, writers and works. They are also an        early January to act as a marker so students       Easy access to lecturers                                 graduate. As you progress through the course you
                                                       and staff can assess progress made so far                                                                   will have the opportunity to apply for internships.
opportunity for lecturers to flag up references                                                           All students have easy access to their lecturers.
                                                       and the second to check final preparation                                                                   These can help you to gain valuable work
and sources that students should follow up                                                                This allows students to book in one-to-one
                                                       for the exam. Both mocks will be of exam                                                                    experience and improve your cV. ultimately aiding
independently. Given the small class size KBS                                                             appointments to discuss academic matters
                                                       standard and differ only in coverage – the                                                                  your search for employment thus enabling you to
operates on, it is possible to ask questions in                                                           and access additional support on troublesome
                                                       January mock has narrower scope reflecting                                                                  be a cut above the rest.
lectures though these may be confined to the                                                              topics. Some students make extensive use of this
end of the session. The lecturer will often set        incomplete coverage of the module syllabus         facility whilst others only use it rarely and for very   An internship will give you a much better
seminar activities and pre-reading at the end of a     at that point in the semester.                     specific issues.                                         understanding of work culture and the qualities
lecture, giving students a few days to prepare for     Again students receive individual feedback                                                                  required to be a success. Internships will give you
a forthcoming seminar session.                         on their performance, and where necessary          Non-academic support                                     a valuable network of contacts and can even open
                                                       lecturers will work with students to develop                                                                doors. last year one third of Kaplan students that
Seminars typically last for two hours and can          individual learning plans to address weakness      on a non-academic front, KBS provides each               went on an internship ended up being offered
take a variety of formats. What all seminars           highlighted in the mocks.                          student with a personal tutor. A student will see        some form of employment upon graduation.
have in common is a much higher degree of                                                                 their personal tutor at least twice a semester
interactivity both between tutors and students        Students receive an intensive revision course      (at the request of the tutor). The tutor’s main
and between students themselves. Seminars              at the end of the spring semester. This serves     role is to support students from a non-academic
are an opportunity to apply the skills learnt in       a dual purpose as it both recaps key syllabus      perspective. Typically this would include
the lecture to practical problems e.g. solving         concepts and areas, together with focussing        supporting students who are struggling to adapt
statistical and mathematical problems. other           on how to apply learning and knowledge to          to university life, or with arranging additional help
seminars could involve use of extension materials,     produce effective exam answers. This is the        for students with other personal problems such
such as case studies, contemporary media and           final stage of the course and it presents a        as family bereavements or financial concerns.
the like to expand on the learning achieved in         crucial phase in the preparation of students       This support is confidential.
the lecture and to foster group discussion and         for the rigours of the exam. Although these
decision making.                                       are intensive courses, students benefit
                                                       enormously with knowledge, understanding
                                                       and skills peaking just in time for the summer

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                                   Academic Life
                                   Student testimonial
                                   A typical day for me at Kaplan Business School
                                   will start off with a brisk walk by the River
                                   Thames. Here you are able to enjoy the scenery
                                   of the “city of london” where I aspire to be
                                   working once I finish my banking and finance
                                   I tend to meet up with the other students
                                   before our lessons start and speak about our
                                   assignments or what we did the previous night.
                                   once we’ve had our morning coffee and talk
                                   about our plans for the week, we walk to our
Emre Aksahin                       classrooms focused for the day ahead.
BSc Banking and Finance            our lessons are three hours long. A one hour

                                   lecture and two hour seminar, where we go
                                   through the information that we were taught
                                   and complete challenging questions set by the
The mix between the high           lecturers. If we have any queries or problems that
                                   we are struggling with, our tutors are always on
standards of tuition we receive    hand to help and talk them through with us.
and the vibrant atmosphere         We usually get set work to be completed for the
around KBS is the right            following lesson, therefore after our three hour
environment for me. Here I can     lesson I usually go down to the first floor where
                                   the library is situated to study. Here we have
improve my knowledge as an         access to the ample computers, books as well as
undergraduate student and          the Financial Times!
get the degree that will lay the   The small classes and the one-on-one sessions
foundations for my career in       optimise the quality of teaching provided to us
banking.                           as students. The level platform that the lecturers
                                   have with students is also an added bonus.
                                   The mix between the high standards of tuition we
                                   receive and the vibrant atmosphere around KBS
                                   is the right environment for me. KBS is the ideal
                                   place where I can improve my knowledge as an
                                   undergraduate and hopefully get the degree that
                                   will lay the foundations for my future career in

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Accommodation                                          Student Union                                            Support
During your time at KBS we can help you to             At Kaplan Business School you’ll find that your          Studying at Kaplan Business
find your perfect home away from home. We              student experience provides you with the                 School
have forged some great links with many student         opportunity to enjoy a variety of different aspects
                                                                                                                Kaplan Business School strives to provide
accommodation providers including those                to university life.                                      students with an excellent academic
available through the Housing Service at the
                                                       Where KBS is unique is in its ability to blend           experience. Students receive a high standard
university of london. Visit www.kbs.org.uk/
                                                       a traditional student life with a professional           of care and support and our personal tutor
accommodation for a complete list and up-to-
                                                       academic experience that will equip you with the         system means that we are able to work with
date pricing information and room images.
                                                       necessary skills and knowledge to be successful          each student on an individual basis to make
We encourage students to book their preferred          in your chosen career.                                   the learning process as smooth as possible.
accommodation option as soon as they can once
                                                       It’s not all work though. As a KBS student you gain      In addition to scheduled classes, you will
their place at KBS is confirmed, as the more
                                                       membership to KBSu, our Student union, and               receive additional support in a number of
popular accommodation options tend to go
                                                       also the university of london Students’ union;           ways:
                                                       ulu. This will give you a variety of discounts at         An intensive induction to facilitate rapid
University of London Housing                           high street stores, plus the chance to join or start        adjustment to university life.
Service                                                your own clubs and societies. our city centre
                                                       locations give you access to all that life in a big       Skills-based workshops to help develop
www.housing.london.ac.uk/cms                           city has to offer, with bars, restaurants, nightlife        key academic and study skills.
Particularly useful for students wanting to study      and cultural activities all just a stone’s throw away.    Highly accessible tutors for additional
at our london campus, the university of london         university life is not just about lectures, seminars        academic guidance.
Housing Service gives students access to a             and exams. every student is different, with               A personal supervisor with two
huge range of approved private properties and          different learning techniques, study patterns               scheduled meetings per year, together
university of london owned accommodation.              and social lives. The key to being a successful             with unlimited ad hoc access.
                                                       student is working out how you work best, and
Kaplan International Colleges                          maximising your potential as a result. At Kaplan          career planning from day one, with
Accommodation Scheme                                   Business School we’ll help you do just that.                personal development planning and
                                                                                                                   internship support.
Kaplan International colleges runs an
accommodation scheme in london and                                                                               A rich programme of guest speakers
manchester that is open for KBS students to                                                                        from diverse backgrounds.
use. Through this scheme you can choose from                                                                     Help with finding accommodation.
a variety of single en-suite, single shared flat and
twin rooms. You can see the range of options on                                                                  opportunity to give personal feedback
our website.                                                                                                       about your course experience directly
                                                                                                                   to lecturers via Programme committee
Private providers across the UK                                                                                    meetings.
If you are looking for something a bit different in
london, Birmingham or manchester then why
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                                 Student Life
                                 Student testimonial
                                 Hey, I’m conrad. Born and bred in Wales but have
                                 now decided to continue my studies in london
                                 with KBS! At A level I studied Ancient History,
                                 maths and english literature although I have
                                 always been quite business minded and want to
                                 further my knowledge in that area.
                                 coming to london will give me plenty of
                                 opportunities and experiences in meeting new
                                 people which can help me strive forward for my
                                 future aspirations. Hopefully I will go into property
                                 development or something along the lines of
Conrad Jones                     building and architecture.
BSc Business                     The BSc Business course at Kaplan caught my

                                 eye because of the subject modules and lSe
                                 approved structure. Also, the location was key in
                                 my choice because being on london Bridge is
I have just started my first     very central and provides tremendous views from
                                 the classroom.
year and everyone seems quite
                                 I have just started my first year and everyone
friendly. The lecturers are of   seems quite friendly. The lecturers are of great
great quality and are very       quality and are very helpful when in need. There
helpful when in need. There is   is a comfortable atmosphere and having small
                                 classes gives a better insight in my opinion.
a comfortable atmosphere and
having small classes gives a
better insight in my opinion.

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Overview                                              BSc Accounting and Finance
The Faculty of Business                               Lead College:
                                                      london School of economics and Political
currently offers tuition support                      Science (lSe).
for the University of London
International Programmes                              Who is it for:
in Accounting and Finance,                            For those interested in a future professional
                                                      career as a qualified accountant or for those
Accounting with Law, Economics                        interested in working in banking and finance.
and Finance, Banking and                              This degree offers an excellent grounding in
Finance, and Business.                                accounting and finance as well as possible
                                                      exemptions from professional papers leading to a
many of the staff teaching on these degree            fast track professional accountancy qualification.
programmes hold relevant professional                 It will also help students develop decision-
qualifications in addition to their academic          making and analytical skills as well as acting as
experience. Together these elements produce           a foundation for further study in accounting or
a high quality teaching environment in which                                                                  Year 2 & 3
                                                      quantitative investment.                                In the second and third year a total of six core
effective learning can take place.
                                                                                                              modules and two option modules are studied.
The faculty has a very friendly and relaxed
attitude which in turn is reflected in its approach
                                                      Students will study four modules per year over          Core:                               Plus two Options:
to students which is both open and accessible.
                                                      two semesters consisting of a mixture of core
Staff and students intermingle freely and there is                                                            Principles of banking and finance   Investment
                                                      and optional subjects. Some half modules are
ample opportunity for students to receive one-                                                                managerial economics or             management
                                                      available allowing a broader scope of study. An
to-one support.                                                                                               microeconomics                      Valuation and
                                                      intensive revision course will be held to prepare
class sizes are small to foster a high quality        students for their exams.                               Financial management or             securities analysis
learning experience. classes are highly interactive                                                           corporate finance                   Quantitative finance
and students are encouraged to challenge                                                                      Financial reporting                 International
                                                      Year 1                                                  Auditing and assurance              economics
the teaching team. The objective is to develop
                                                      Your first year is spent studying for three core        management accounting               elements of
students who are independent learners with
                                                      modules and one option module.                                                              econometrics
the confidence and skills to study effectively
outside the formal classroom environment.                                                                                                         Strategy
Students are also encouraged to become                Core:                       Plus one full/two half                                          Principles of
reflective learners, a process that allows them to                                option modules                                                  marketing
leverage their current learning experience into
                                                      Introduction to economics   Statistics 2 (half unit)
future high performance learning. Development                                                                 NB
                                                      Statistics 1 (half unit)    mathematics 2 (half unit)
of independent learning and reflective skills is                                                              optional modules are indicative and do not
                                                      mathematics 1 (half unit)   economic history in the
supported through a year round skill development                                                              represent the full range of subjects offered.
                                                      Principles of accounting    20th century
programme.                                                                                                    Whether a module is run is often dependent on
                                                                                  Introduction to modern
The faculty also encourages feedback from the                                     political thought           student demand and it is not common practice
student body. Students have regular formal                                        Introduction to business    to run a module for less than 10 students.
and informal opportunities to feedback on their                                   and management
experience. Senior faculty members are very
responsive to this feedback.

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BSc Accounting with Law                                                                                     BSc Banking and Finance
Lead College:                                                                                               Lead College:
london School of economics and Political                                                                    london School of economics and Political
Science (lSe).                                                                                              Science (lSe).

Who is it for:                                                                                              Who is it for:
This degree caters for those who want to develop                                                            Those interested in finance and banking and/or
an interest in two disciplines core to the modern                                                           a broad based quantitative discipline, potentially
business environment - accounting and law.                                                                  leading to careers in banking and finance, trading
The course acts as a solid foundation for those                                                             and investment, together with the accounting
wishing to pursue a general career in business.                                                             profession. This degree offers an excellent
Depending on the options taken it also offers                                                               quantitative grounding, development of core skills
partial professional course exemption. Students                                                             in finance, banking and risk management as well
will develop strong analytical and critical skills as                                                       as flexibility to pursue areas of interest from year
well as sophisticated problem solving techniques.                                                           2.
                                                        Year 2 & 3                                                                                                  Year 2 & 3
                                                        In the second and third year a total of four core   Structure:                                              In the second and third year a total of five core
Structure:                                              modules and four option modules are studied.                                                                modules and three option modules are studied.
Students will study four modules per year over                                                              Students will study four modules per year over
two semesters consisting of a mixture of core                                                               two semesters consisting of a mixture of core
and optional subjects. Some half modules are            Core:                      Plus four Options:       and optional subjects. Some half modules are            Core:                       Plus two Options:
available allowing a broader scope of study. An                                                             available allowing a broader scope of study. An
                                                        commercial law             Financial management                                                             Principles of accounting    Financial management
intensive revision course will be held to prepare                                                           intensive revision course will be held to prepare
                                                        company law                Auditing and assurance                                                           corporate finance           Financial reporting
students for their exams.                                                                                   students for their exams.
                                                        management accounting      Investment management                                                            Financial intermediation    Auditing and assurance
                                                        Financial management or    corporate finance                                                                microeconomics or           Investment management
                                                                                                            Year 1
Year 1                                                  Quantitative finance       managerial economics                                                             macroeconomics or           Industrial economics
                                                                                                            Your first year is spent studying for three core
Your first year is spent studying for three core                                   Industrial economics                                                             elements of                 International economics
                                                                                                            modules and one option module.
modules and one option module.                                                     Geographies of                                                                   econometrics                corporate finance
                                                                                   development                                                                                                  management accounting
                                                                                   economic geography       Core                        Plus one full/two half                                  management science
Core:                       Plus one full/two half                                                          option                           modules                                            methods
option                      modules                                                                                                                                                             Strategy
                                                        NB                                                  Introduction to economics   Statistics 2 (half unit)
Principles of accounting    criminal law                                                                                                                                                        Principles of marketing
                                                        optional modules are indicative and do not          Statistics 1 (half unit)    mathematics 2 (half unit)
elements of the law of      Public law                  represent the full range of subjects offered.       mathematics 1 (half unit)   economic history in the     NB
contract                    Introduction to             Whether a module is run is often dependent on       Principles of banking       20th century                optional modules are indicative and do not
common law reasoning        economics                   student demand and it is not common practice        and finance                 Introduction to modern      represent the full range of subjects offered.
and institutions            mathematics                 to run a module for less than 10 students.                                      political thought           Whether a module is run is often dependent on
                            (half module)                                                                                               Introduction to business    student demand and it is not common practice to
                            Statistics (half module)                                                                                    and management              run a module for less than 10 students.
                                                                                                                                        Principles of accounting

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BSc Business                                                                                           BSc Economics and Finance
Lead College:                                                                                          Lead College:
london School of economics and Political                                                               london School of economics and Political
Science (lSe).                                                                                         Science (lSe).
Who is it for:                                                                                         Who is it for:
For students planning a career in business,                                                            Suitable for those interested in a career in
whether as an employee or as a business owner,                                                         economics, econometrics, economic research
this course provides an ideal grounding. It equips                                                     and banking. It is also suitable for those interested
students well for general careers in business but                                                      in trading and investment banking. Students will
particularly so for those in business management                                                       develop sought after economic reasoning skills as
due to its strong social science content. This                                                         well as a very strong quantitative platform.
degree provides an introduction to key functional    Core:                  Plus two Options from:
areas in business whilst creating well-rounded                                                         Structure:
individuals equipped with core skills needed to      Principles of accounting managerial economics
                                                                                                       Students will study four modules per year over
thrive in the modern business environment. There     Principles of marketing Financial management
                                                                                                       two semesters consisting of a mixture of core
is quantitative content and a contemporary focus.                             The law of business
                                                                                                       and optional subjects. Some half modules are            Core:                     Plus two Options from
Structure:                                                                                             available allowing a broader scope of study. An                                   subject including:
                                                                            management science         intensive revision course will be held to prepare
Students will study four modules per year over                              methods                                                                            macroeconomics            Investment management
two semesters consisting of a mixture of core                                                          students for their exams. Students will gain
                                                                            Human resource             knowledge and understanding of key national             microeconomics            Strategy
and optional subjects. Some half modules are                                management                 and international economic institutions and also        The law of business       International economics
available allowing a broader scope of study. An
                                                                            management mathematics     contemporary economic and financial issues.             organisations             Valuation and securities
intensive revision course will be held to prepare
                                                                            corporate finance                                                                  corporate finance         analysis
students for their exams.
                                                                            management accounting      Year 1                                                  Quantitative finance      Principles of marketing
Year 1                                                                      Strategy                   Your first year is spent studying for four core         monetary economics        Financial intermediation
Your first year is spent studying for four core                                                        modules.                                                or industrial             Financial management
modules.                                                                    And two Options from:                                                              economics                 Advanced mathematical
                                                                            company law                Core:
                                                                            eu law                     Introduction to economics
Introduction to economics                                                   Industrial economics       Statistics 1 (half unit)                                NB
Statistics 1 (half unit)                                                    International economics    mathematics 1 (half unit)                               optional modules are indicative and do not
mathematics 1 (half unit)                                                   International political    Statistics 2 (half unit)                                represent the full range of subjects offered.
Introduction to business                                                    economy                    mathematics 2 (half unit)                               Whether a module is run is often dependent on
and management                                                                                         Principles of banking and finance                       student demand and it is not common practice
Principles of sociology                                                                                                                                        to run a module for less than 10 students.
                                                     optional modules are indicative and do not
Year 2 & 3                                           represent the full range of subjects offered.     Year 2 & 3
In the second and third year a total of two core     Whether a module is run is often dependent on     In the second and third year a total of six core
modules and four option modules are studied.         student demand and it is not common practice to   modules and two option modules are studied.
                                                     run a module for less than 10 students.

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Faculty of Business –                                                                                        Financial intermediation                             Introduction to business 
Key Modules                                                                                                  Financial intermediation is a dynamic subject
                                                                                                                                                                   and management
each of the degree courses available within the                                                              which aims to provide insights into and               By studying this unit you will develop an
Faculty of Business has a variety of core modules                                                            understanding of theories and practices               understanding of the key elements of business
that provide the foundation for study within that                                                            relating to financial intermediation and the risk     organisation, and of competing theories and
area. Below is a list of core modules within the                                                             management techniques currently being used in         models of the firm and its environment. You
Faculty, colour coded so that you can see which                                                              major banks throughout the world.                     will look at different theoretical approaches to
are applicable to your chosen course.                                                                                                                              management and decision making. You will also
                                                                                                             Financial management                                develop analytical skills in order to indentify links
BSc Accounting & Finance                                                                                                                                          between organisations, management practices
                                                                                                             The financial management unit will highlight the      and the business environment.
BSc Accounting with law                                                                                     importance of financial management as a part
(please also see the list of law modules on page 40)                                                         of the decision making, planning and control
                                                                                                             subsystems of an enterprise. It will provide
                                                                                                                                                                   Introduction to
BSc Banking and Finance 
                                                                                                             you with an overview of the problems facing a
BSc Business                                                                                                financial merger in the commercial world, and         Introduction to economics will give you an
BSc economics and Finance                                                                                   introduce you to the concepts and theories of         understanding of the domain of economics, as
                                                                                                             corporate finance that underlie the techniques        a social theory. You will learn the main analytical
Auditing and assurance                                                                                      which are offered as aids for the understanding,      tools used in, and be introduced to the main
                                                                                                             evaluation and resolution of financial manager’s      conclusions derived from, economic analysis.
This unit will introduce you to the principles of                                                            problems.                                             As you develop your understanding of their
external auditing and other assurance services.                                                                                                                    organisational and policy implications this will
You will learn about the nature and function of                                                              Financial reporting                                  enable you to participate in debates on economic
auditing and other assurance services, and the                                                                                                                     matters.
principles of related processes. You will also deal                                                          This unit will introduce you to the role of
with both the theoretical and practical aspects                                                              accountancy and the regulatory framework, using
                                                                                                             the uK as a specific example. You will investigate
                                                                                                                                                                   Investment management 
of the audit process and understand the direct
relation between the two.                                                                                    arguments both for and against accounting             This unit will introduce you to the investment
                                                                                                             regulation, including using game theory to            environment in the role of a private or
Corporate finance                                                                                        identify possible reasons for voluntary disclosure.   professional investor. It emphasises the use
                                                                                                             You will also review the issues surrounding the       of pricing theory in investment management
The corporate finance unit will develop your                                                                 accountability of directors and auditors.             and aims to provide you with an overview of
understanding of asset pricing and corporate            Elements of econometrics                                                                                 institutional details linked to financial markets
finance. It will provide a theoretical framework        The aim of this unit is to give you an opportunity   Industrial economics                                 and the trading process. You will study historical
used to address issues in project appraisal and         to understand econometrics to a standard that                                                              trends and innovations in financial instruments
financing, the pricing of risk, securities valuation,                                                        The industrial economics unit will teach you          and trading processes, plus you will also learn
                                                        will allow you to understand and evaluate most       how to use game theoretic models to analyse
market efficiency, capital structure, and mergers       applied analysis of cross-section data and to                                                              how to measure and analyse risk in financial
and acquisitions. It will also give you a foundation                                                         strategic interaction among firms and give you an     investments.
                                                        be able to undertake such analysis yourself.         understanding of how different market structures
for further studies in financial intermediation and     econometrics is the application of statistical
investments.                                                                                                 arise. You will learn about the behaviour of a
                                                        methods to testing and quantification of             monopoly firm and become familiar with the
                                                        hypothetical economic relationships using data.      game theoretic approach to market/mechanism
                                                        By using econometrics we can discriminate            design.
                                                        between competing economic theories and put
                                                        numerical clothing onto the successful ones.

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Macroeconomics                                      some important new topics: for example,               Principles of banking and finance                     Statistics 1 (half unit) 
                                                      new techniques for solving linear equations,          
During this unit you will be shown how our            differential and difference equations.                                                                      This half unit will introduce you to some of
understanding of economic systems has evolved                                                               This module will introduce you to the institutional   the basic ideas of theoretical statistics while
substantially. You will also be taught how to         Microeconomics                                     features of financial systems and to identify         emphasising the applications of the methods
explain why growth rates of aggregate output                                                                key issues and problems arising in banking and        in the disciplines covered by the economics,
varies from year to year, and understand what         The microeconomics unit examines how                  finance. It introduces you to and illustrates how     management and finance degrees. There is also
determines unemployment and inflation in              economic decisions are made by households             key economic concepts are required to analyse         an emphasis on the interpretation of tables and
the short term. Attention will also be paid to        and firms, and how they interact to determine         these key issues and problems. This unit is the       results.
macroeconomic policy and its affect on business       the quantities and prices of goods and factors        foundation banking and finance unit on which
cycles or long-term growth.                           of production and the allocation of resources.        subsequent and more specialised units are based.      Statistics 2 (half unit)
                                                      This module also investigates the principles
                                                                                                                                                                  The aim of this half unit is to develop your
Management accounting                               of microeconomic policy and the role of               Principles of marketing                              knowledge of elementary statistical theory. The
                                                      government in allocating resources. It prepares
The two aims of this unit are to familiarise you      you for further units which require knowledge of      This unit will introduce you to the fundamental       emphasis is on topics that are of importance
with contemporary management accounting               microeconomics.                                       principles of marketing, including the origins of     in applications to econometrics, finance and
ideas and practices and to enable you to                                                                    marketing theory and practice, consumer theory        the social sciences. You will also be introduced
use a range of key management accounting              Monetary economics                                   and product development. You will also cover          to concepts and methods that provide the
techniques. emphasis is laid on the strategic                                                               promotion, pricing and distribution strategies, in    foundation for more specialised units in
potential of the management accounting function       By studying this unit you will learn about why        addition to marketing ethics and corporate social     statistics. You will understand how the notions of
for organisations.                                    people hold money, and its use in the trading         responsibility. These studies will give you a broad   randomness and variability allow us to build a set
                                                      process. You will solve macroeconomic models          understanding of consumers and the marketing          of powerful statistical tools.
Managerial economics                                 and assess the role and efficacy of monetary          behaviour of firms, especially those operating in
                                                      policy for various types of models in both            an international environment,
The managerial economics unit will teach you          the classical and Keynesian set-ups. You will
how to approach managerial decision problems
using economic reasoning. You will learn how
                                                      understand the main channels of the monetary          Principles of sociology 
                                                      transmission mechanism, through which
to present business practice topics using an          monetary policy can have a real affect on the         This unit is designed to provide the necessary
analytical approach, equations and numerical          economy, plus you will also discuss the merits        grounding in sociological theory and methods of
insight. Throughout the unit you will cover a wide    and disadvantages of different monetary policies      social research. It will provide you with knowledge
range of topics including alternative theories,       used by central banks . lastly you will also assess   of the social world and the key ways in which it
market structure, efficiency wages, incentive         the effects of monetary policy in different           can be researched. The skills you learn will enable
structures and human resource management.             exchange rate regimes, and the differences            you to be critical of information received during
                                                      between flexible and fixed exchange rates.            your studies and encourages you to think logically
Mathematics 1 (half unit)                                                                               and consistently.
This half unit will enable you to acquire skills in   Principles of accounting
the methods of calculus (including multivariate                                                         Quantitative finance 
calculus) and linear algebra, as required for their   This unit will introduce you to the principles        modern financial analysis is quantitative by
use in economics-based subjects. It will also         underlying accounting, and to enable you to           necessity. The mass of information, both financial
prepare you for further units in mathematics and      explain and apply key accounting techniques.          and non-financial, available to investors, traders,
related disciplines.                                  This unit provides you with a broad understanding     risk managers and investors is best handled with
                                                      of the theory and practice of financial and           a structured quantitative approach. Any financial
Mathematics 2 (half unit)                            management accounting, both for non-specialist        decision-making problem will involve methods
                                                      students and as a foundation for further study in     from quantitative finance to some extent. This
In mathematics 2, you will explore further some                                                             unit will provide you with a framework for thinking
topics introduced in mathematics 1. In particular     the area.
                                                                                                            about financial data, and with some quantitative
you will investigate further the applications of                                                            tools for conducting analyses of financial data.
differentiation and integration, and functions
of several variables. This unit also introduces

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                                      Student testimonial
                                      I chose to study with Kaplan Business School
                                      because of the academic direction from lSe and
                                      the good reputation of the school itself. I think it
                                      is easier to succeed as smaller classes give you
                                      more chance to speak to the lecturers regularly.
                                      So far I have enjoyed the friendly atmosphere,
                                      and the relaxed approach of the lecturers who
                                      are very easy to talk to. I would recommend other
                                      students to study here. It has all of the facilities
                                      that a larger university has, so as students we do
                                      not miss out on anything.
Ambreen Kureemun                      once I have finished my degree here I am going
BSc Accounting and Finance            to either move on to further study or go straight

                                      into employment.

I chose to study with Kaplan
Business School because of the
academic direction from LSE
and the good reputation of the
school itself. I think it is easier
to succeed as smaller classes
give you more chance to speak
to the lecturers regularly.

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The Kaplan Business School                                                                                    Year 2                                                Study Skills
                                                                                                              In the second year, you will study for Part 1 of      During your final year of study you need to provide
Faculty of Law offers students                                                                                your final examination by taking three more core      evidence that you have developed skills in the
tuition support for the University                                                                            modules and one module from the options list:         following five areas: 1) legal research, 2) autonomy
of London International                                                                                                                                             of learning, 3) information technology, 4) oral
                                                                                                              Core:                           Plus one Option       communication, 5) team working. In order to do
Programmes LLB degree.                                                                                        land law                                              this you must submit a portfolio of work online
                                                                                                              law of tort                                           in addition to passing a law Skills Portfolio final
our academic team hold the relevant professional                                                                                                                    examination.
                                                                                                              law of trusts
qualifications as well as practical law experience.
Together these elements produce a high quality                                                                Year 3                                                NB
teaching environment in which effective learning                                                              In your third and final year, you will take one       optional modules are indicative and do not
can take place.                                                                                               further core module and three modules from the        represent the full range of subjects offered.
                                                      Bachelor of Laws (LLB)                                  options list.                                         Whether a module is run is often dependent on
The faculty has a very friendly and approachable
attitude to students which in turn enables            Lead College:                                           Core:                          Plus three Options     student demand and it is not common practice to
students to receive one-to-one support and to         laws consortium - Birkbeck, King’s college                                                                    run a module for less than 10 students.
                                                      london, The london School of economics and              Jurisprudence and legal theory
seek staff assistance.
                                                      Political Science (lSe), Queen mary, School of          Option Modules
class sizes are small for the purpose of creating     oriental and African Studies and ucl (university
a high quality learning experience. classes are       college london).                                        Administrative law             History of english
highly interactive and students are encouraged                                                                civil and criminal law         law
to challenge the teaching team. The objective is                                                              commercial law                 evidence
                                                      Who is it for:
to create students who are independent learners                                                               company law                    Family law
                                                      For those interested in a career in law, that wish
with the confidence and skills to study effectively                                                           criminology                    Introduction to
                                                      to develop a critical awareness of the common
outside the formal classroom environment.                                                                     labour law                     Islamic law
                                                      law legal tradition and be able to apply analytical
Students are also encouraged to become                                                                        International protection       eu law
                                                      and problem-solving skills in a range of legal and
reflective learners, a process that allows them to                                                            of human rights                Public International
                                                      non-legal settings. This course will help students
leverage their current learning experience into                                                                                              law
                                                      develop strong analytical and critical skills as well
future high performance learning. Development
                                                      as sophisticated problem solving techniques.
of independent learning and reflective skills is                                                              conflict of laws (Year 3 only)
supported through a year round skill development                                                              Succession (Year 3 only)
programme.                                            Structure:                                              Intellectual property (Year 3 only)
                                                      Students will study four modules per year over          Dissertation (Year 3 only)
The faculty also encourages feedback from the         two semesters consisting of a mixture of core
student body. Students have regular formal            and optional subjects. An intensive revision            Required for a QLD
and informal opportunities to feedback on their       course will be held to prepare students for their       eu law and Study Skills are both required subjects
experience. Senior faculty members are very           exams.                                                  by the professional bodies in england and Wales
responsive to this feedback.
                                                                                                              for the llB as a Qualifying law Degree.
Students who obtain a Qualifying law Degree           Year 1
can proceed to the lPc or the BPTc stage. These       Your first year is spent studying for the               EU Law
are professional practice courses which enable        intermediate examination, the foundation for your       The eu is a relatively new legal system that
students to learn the practical skill in order to     llB which consists of the following modules;            combines characteristics of international law and
qualify to work as either a barrister or solicitor.                                                           national legal systems. During this module you
                                                       common law reasoning and institutions.                will examine eu institutions and their law-making
                                                       criminal law.                                         powers, in addition to the impact of eu law on
                                                                                                              respective nations within the eu, their businesses
                                                       elements of the law of contract.                      and the individuals within them. You will also
                                                       Public law.                                           study legal rules and judicial decisions in a wider
                                                                                                              economic and social context.

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Law Modules                                            Elements of the law of contract                           Land law
Common law reasoning and                               A contract intends to formalise an agreement              land law is about the relationships which people
institutions                                           between two or more parties, in relation to               and the state have with land. Nobody can live
                                                       a particular subject. contracts can cover an              without land, and most people have to share it,
Since many countries in the world today have           extremely broad range of matters, including               creating competing rights. People’s relationships
a ‘common law’ heritage, studying this subject         the sale of goods or real property, the terms of          to land depend on many factors and have a
will help you understand common features of            employment or of an independent contractor                strong cultural element. land law thus tells a
reasoning and institutional operations in these        relationship, the settlement of a dispute, and            student much about the society to which it
legal systems. common law countries derive their       ownership of intellectual property developed              applies. land can be a financial asset, a home,
legal systems from contact (in imperial or colonial    as part of a work for hire. By the end of this            something spiritual and incapable of individual
times) with the english legal system. Therefore        unit you will be able to demonstrate a thorough           ownership, or belong to the state or to a ruler, for
looking at the institutions and processes that         working knowledge of the elements of contract             example. In a market-based society, land must be
comprise the english legal system, which deal          law and the theory underlying it. You will be             freely tradable, but there must also be security
with the disputes involving citizens, companies,       able to identify the key issues in each case and          for those who own it and those who have lesser
public bodies and the state in areas of criminal,      understand how a court resolves them. You will            rights in it, such as a right to walk across it. many
administrative, family, civil and commercial law for   also be able to apply case law to a given issue           land law problems will involve not just two but
england and Wales, will enable you to understand       and understand the interrelationship between the          three sets of competing interests: those of a
                                                                                                                                                                           Law of trusts
the operation of the substantive law you study         statute and the relevant common law.                      buyer of the land, a seller of the land, and a third      A trust is a legal device which contains elements
in other subjects and help you look at how other                                                                 party who has some lesser interest in the land            both of the law of obligations and of the law of
legal systems deal with similar issues.                Public Law                                                (e.g. a right to live there for life, or a loan secured   property. In some ways, trusts are like contracts,
                                                                                                                 against it).The key to successful study of land           and in some ways trusts mimic the structure
Criminal law                                           The study of public law requires knowledge of the         law is a solid knowledge and understanding of             of types of property relation under the law. But
                                                       entire system of government including a variety           the relevant statutory and common law rules,              trusts are unique, and it is difficult to obtain
criminal law governs relationships between the         of conceptual, historical, legal and political factors.   coupled with an appreciation of how those rules           an intuitive feel for the way the law of trusts
individual and the state. If a person breaches a       The uK appears to be almost unique in not having          fit together.                                             responds to particular problems as they arise. The
criminal law rule this is viewed as being much         a constitution which is conveniently set out in a                                                                   main objective within this unit is to understand
more serious than a breach of the civil law which      single written document. However, not too much
governs relationships between individuals. Where       should be made of the ‘unwritten’ nature of the
                                                                                                                 Law of tort                                               the principles laid down in the leading cases (as
                                                                                                                                                                           the law of trusts is primarily an area of judge-
there has been a breach of the criminal law, the       constitution. In all constitutions some of the            Very broadly, tort law is one of the methods              made law) and appreciate how statutes have
state will intervene and bring a prosecution in a      rules will not be written, and still less will they be    by which people who have suffered injuries                modified, or codified, the law in the cases.
criminal court. If the defendant is found guilty of    collected within a single document. Irrespective          are compensated. It deals with whether
the crime then that defendant will be punished by      of the labels attached to constitutions, a true           losses should lie where they fall or should be
the state. criminal law can be found in a mixture      understanding of constitutional law can only              transferred to someone thought to be ‘to blame’
of common law and statutory sources and it is          be grasped by appreciating the historical and             (not necessarily in a moral sense) for what has
a complex area which is constantly developing.         socio-political framework within which the rules          happened. of course the person ‘to blame’ will
You must be able to adopt a critical and analytical    are set. By the end of the unit you will be able to       often be insured or will be a large company
approach to the law and be able to apply your          understand the relationship between parliament,           or government department and so the losses
knowledge to factual situations.                       the executive, the european union, and the citizen        will often be spread more widely. For example,
                                                       in the formation of public law.                           when a person is injured by a careless motorist,
                                                                                                                 the motorist’s insurance company will pay the
                                                                                                                 damages and the ultimate costs of the accident
                                                                                                                 will fall on the general community who pay
                                                                                                                 insurance premiums.

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                                    Faculty of law
                                    Student testimonial
                                    my name is Tony Arun Khemlani. I moved with my
                                    wife to london 5 years ago with the intention of
                                    starting a business and furthering my education.
                                    Initially I was expecting to get our business up
                                    and running within a year, however it took well
                                    over 3 years to get settled in. When I finally
                                    decided to go back to school, 4 years had already
                                    passed. However, I had the incentive and family
                                    support to do so. I had completed a Diploma in
                                    law in Hong Kong, and wanted to obtain a full llB

Tony Khemlani                       my goal is to complete the course, and hopefully
                                    be able to establish my own small law firm. I knew
                                    it would be difficult, and therefore was searching

                                    for an institution to aid me in my studies with a
                                    high teacher to pupil ratio.

I found Kaplan Business School,     I found Kaplan Business School and after
                                    completing a tour of the school, decided that it
and after completing a tour         was well worth joining. The classes are relatively
of the school, decided that it      small, and therefore you get very good teacher
was well worth joining. The         and student time. The course goes at a good
                                    speed, and the lecturers are very helpful and
classes are relatively small, and   know the course material very well. It is hard
therefore you get very good         work, but the way the course has been designed
teacher and student time. The       allows you enough study time. I hope by studying
                                    at Kaplan Business School I will be able to set up
course goes at a good speed,        my own legal practice very soon.
and the lecturers are very
helpful and know the course
material very well.

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fees, fuNdiNg aNd scholarships

Fees                                                  How much does a University of                        Fee lock guarantee
At KBS we like to keep things                         London course cost with Kaplan                       At Kaplan Business School we fix our tuition fee
simple, particularly when it                          Business School?                                     rate when you begin your degree, so you will
                                                                                                           pay the same KBS tuition fee for each year of
comes to money! Our fee                               If you follow the standard pathway including all     your course. This means that you can plan your
                                                      fees due to the university of london our courses     personal finances with confidence during your
includes all of the elements you                      cost £6,000 per year for uK/eu students and          study.
need to undertake your course.                        £10,500 for International students. Please visit
Please note that unlike some                          www.kbs.org.uk/fees for more information.            International Student Living
other institutions the fee you                        If you are an international student a 50% deposit    Costs
                                                      (£5,250) will be required before any Visa support
pay to Kaplan Business School                         letters are issued. cAS letters are charged at £25
                                                                                                           living costs in the uK vary depending on your
                                                                                                           chosen study location. The uKBA requires
also includes all fees payable                        per letter.                                          international students to show proof that
to the University of London.                                                                               they have an adequate amount of money in a
                                                      What is included in my fees each                     nominated bank account to cover their living
                                                      year?                                                                                                        uK/eu Scholarship
Students of KBS follow a standard pathway                                                                  costs before a student visa is granted. At the
which means you will study 4 subjects per year,       everything you need to complete your studies!        time of printing students studying at KBS london          Students residing within the uK/eu
and enter for exams in each of these subjects in                                                           will need to have at least £7,200 in their bank           who obtain over 300 ucAS points or
the same year you study them. If you follow this       Tuition at Kaplan Business School for the          account for 28 consecutive days prior to their            equivalent may apply for a scholarship of
pathway you will complete your course in 3 years.       study of 4 modules per academic year.              visa application, whilst students studying at our         £1,000 for each of the three years of their
on some occasions students might find that they        All fees due to the university of london for       other centres will have to show £5,400. Further           undergraduate studies.
struggle with a particular topic and need to re-sit     your application, registration and exam entry      information can be found on the uKBA website:           International Scholarship
a subject. In these circumstances extra fees will       for 4 subjects.                                    www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
need to be paid to register you for an additional                                                                                                                    Students residing outside of the eu who
                                                       one book from the core reading list of each of                                                               obtain the equivalent of 85% or more in their
exam with the university of london. Full details of
                                                        your 4 modules.
                                                                                                           Student loans
all fees charged by the university of london can                                                                                                                     qualifications used to gain entry to KBS may
be found at www.londoninternational.ac.uk                                                                  For up to date information regarding access to            apply for a scholarship of £2,000 for each
                                                       KBS bag.
                                                                                                           student loans for all of our full time and part time      of the three years of their undergraduate
                                                       Access to our careers service and internship       courses please visit www.kbs.org.uk/loans                 studies.
                                                                                                           You can also find helpful resources on student          exceptional Performance Scholarship
                                                       membership to the Kaplan Business School           loans and student budgeting at www.slc.co.uk.
                                                        Student union.                                                                                               The exceptional Performance Scholarship is
                                                                                                                                                                     different to our other Scholarship awards. It
                                                       Associate membership to university of              Scholarships                                              is only available to KBS students in Year 2 and
                                                        london union.                                      At Kaplan Business School we offer a range                3 of their degree course. This scholarship
                                                                                                           of scholarships designed to reward academic               award does not require an application
                                                      How do I pay my fees?                                achievement prior to and during university study.         to be made by the student. Instead it is
                                                      KBS accepts payment by debit/credit card, bank       our range of scholarships is outlined below. For a        awarded by the KBS Scholarship Awards
                                                      transfer, cheque or cash.                            scholarship application form and more details on          Panel to students who display exceptional
                                                                                                           a particular scholarship visit                            performance in their course assessments
                                                      Students can pay in instalments and available        www.kbs.org.uk/scholarships                               (summer exam phase).
                                                      payment plans can be viewed on our website at

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                                   Student testimonial
                                   Being accepted for a full scholarship at Kaplan
                                   Business School brought me a great sense of
                                   achievement and was the perfect complement to
                                   an uplifting results day, allowing me to enter my
                                   degree course with great confidence.
                                   I am very grateful for the scholarship as it has
                                   taken away a major student pressure by relieving
                                   me of worry about sizeable debt upon graduation;
                                   it has also meant that I can focus on my degree
                                   study as getting part-time work is now less
                                   It has given me a greater ability to plan for the
Daryl Rugless                      long term as no undergraduate debt means I can
BSc economics and Finance          afford to enter the workplace later and now can
                                   seriously consider postgraduate education.

                                   So far I have enjoyed studying in small classes,
                                   and I have particularly enjoyed the maths and
So far I have enjoyed studying     economics topics. I would recommend KBS to
                                   students because you will feel more comfortable
in small classes, and I have       studying a difficult degree in an environment
particularly enjoyed the maths     that is much more supportive than at other
and economics topics. I would      universities.
recommend KBS to students
because you will feel more
comfortable studying a difficult
degree in an environment that is
much more supportive than at
other universities.

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Entry requirements                                      Need more guidance about your                       International applicants                              We know that for many of you there are lots of
                                                                                                                                                                  different courses, campuses and parts of the
At KBS we know that exam                                qualifications?                                     Kaplan Business School accepts applications           world that you may be considering for your
                                                        Although our entry requirements are set on the      from International students who meet the entry        degree, and being able to apply to KBS directly
grades don’t always tell the                                                                                requirements via equivalent qualifications and
                                                        uK A level framework we consider many other                                                               gives you even more choice. You can also apply
full story and because of this                          uK and overseas qualifications. our advice is       who have an acceptable level of english language      to us at any time of year which means that you
we offer two entry methods to                           simple, if you are not sure if you meet the entry   (a proficiency test may be required).                 needn’t be in any hurry to make a decision about
our courses – automatic and                             requirements – then call us and ask!                International students may require a student visa     your future until you’re sure that you’ve chosen
                                                                                                            to study in the uK and you should consult the         the right course for you.
assessed.                                               Step by step guide                                  home office website www.ukba.homeoffice.
                                                        Step 1                                              gov.uk/studyingintheuk before making an               UCAS Clearing
Automatic entry                                                                                             application to Kaplan Business School. We
                                                        contact our admissions team to discuss which                                                              If you find yourself looking for a university place
To automatically meet our entry requirements            course, location and entry method is most           recommend that all international students             after receiving your results in August, our clearing
students will have obtained 260 ucAS points             suitable for you.                                   contact our admissions team before making             Hotline is always open from 8am on the morning
from 3 A-levels or 2 A levels and 2 AS levels (or an                                                        an application in addition to consulting The uK       that A level results are announced (usually the
equivalent qualification). For all courses other than   Step 2                                              Border Agency website.                                third Thursday in August). When calling please
the llB you will also need a GcSe grade c or            complete and submit your application form.
                                                                                                            The uK Border Agency recently introduced              ensure that you have your academic results in
above in maths (or an equivalent qualification).        Step 3                                              new Tier 4 Immigration Rules and Policy. From         front of you, as our admissions team will need
                                                        Wait for KBS to confirm if you have been offered    the end of march 2009 students applying to            to assess your grades as part of the admissions
Assessed entry                                          a place on your course.                             come to the uK have been assessed under the           process.
Students who do not satisfy the automatic               Step 4                                              new points based system. migrants wishing to          As we are not part of the ucAS application
entry requirements may be considered via                Secure your place by paying your course fee.        come to the uK from outside of the european           system you do not have to use a ucAS clearing
our assessed entry route. This means we will                                                                economic area (eeA) and Switzerland will need to      passport to apply to Kaplan Business School, nor
                                                        Step 5                                              pass a point based assessment before they are
consider your full academic record, your personal                                                                                                                 do you have to notify ucAS of your decision to
                                                        Attend KBS induction and start your studies.        given permission to enter or remain in the uK. If
achievements and we also take into consideration                                                                                                                  apply to us. our admissions team will talk you
your potential. All students who are considered                                                             you are coming to the uK as a student you must        through our application process for clearing
via the assessed entry route must submit a                                                                  get entry clearance before travelling. Your first     students, and will be happy to answer any
personal statement and attend an interview.                                                                 step should be to complete the VAF 3 student          questions that you may have. You can apply to
                                                                                                            application form. This can be downloaded from or      KBS any time of the year.
                                                                                                            collected from the British council in your country.
Example entry requirements and                                                                              www.ukvisas.gov.uk                                    We also run a weekend of clearing open Days
equivalents for automatic entry                                                                                                                                   each year, to provide clearing students with
                                                                                                                                                                  the chance to look around our campuses and
                                                                                                            UCAS Applications                                     meet our staff and students. clearing open days
 A        International     european      Irish            Scottish    BTec        ucAS                     As you will have seen from our step by step           are always on the last weekend in August. We
 level    Baccalaureate     Baccalaureate leaving          Highers     National    Tariff                   guide to applying, Kaplan Business School is not      recommend that you book a place as we can
                                          certificate                  Diploma     Points                   currently part of the ucAS application system.        then ensure that a personalised welcome pack
                                                                                                            This gives you as a student a greater degree          is waiting for you when you arrive. You can book
 Bcc      24 points         70%               BBccc        BBccc       Dmm         260                      of flexibility as essentially you can make five       your place by contacting us on +44(0) 20 7920
                                                                                                            applications on your ucAS application if you          6868 or by visiting www.kbs.org.uk/clearing
                                                                                                            choose to make one, and apply to us at the same

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Career support and guidance
At Kaplan Business School
we recognise that for many a
degree is a means to an end,
and an opportunity to unlock
the door to a fruitful and
rewarding career. Equally, for
those wishing further study, KBS
and its sister schools offer a
wide range of postgraduate and
professional programmes.
KBS takes career guidance seriously. At the
start of semester 1, each student has a one-to-
one career guidance meeting with our careers
counsellor. our objective is to help map out
student career options and to encourage them
to think about what they might want to do upon
finishing their degrees. As part of this process we
help students to identify seminars, internships
and summer schools they might want to attend
or apply for. Part way through each academic
year we revisit these plans with the students.
At the start of each academic year we revisit
and revise this plan as students refine their
ideas. In effect each student will have a personal
development plan, targeted at the achievement of
their career aspirations post undergraduate level.
For all students, but particularly for those entering
their final year, we offer a comprehensive cV
writing, interview and presentation practice
service. We also arrange for top recruitment
agencies to come in and talk to students
about career options, and how best to present
themselves to prospective employers.

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Masters degrees                                       Professional Qualifications                            Institute of Chartered                               Bar Professional Training Course
                                                      Your studies at Kaplan Business School will            Accountants in England and                           (BPTC)
During your studies at Kaplan
Business School you will be
                                                      prepare you for a number of professional               Wales (ICAEW)                                        The BPTc provides law graduates with the
                                                      opportunities once you graduate, and because all                                                            opportunity to train for a career as a barrister.
encouraged from the very first                        of our degrees are careers focused you will enjoy      IcAeW is the biggest accountancy body in
                                                                                                                                                                  This one year course introduces participants to
                                                      significant access to professional qualifications      europe, with more than 134,000 members
term to be developing a plan for                                                                             worldwide. Students who qualify with IcAeW have
                                                                                                                                                                  the first part of vocational training, equipping you
                                                      in your chosen field. Indeed for those looking                                                              with the relevant skills to begin a Pupillage.
yourself once you graduate. Our                       to pursue a career in accountancy or business,         a wide range of career opportunities including
careers services will help you to                     exemptions from professional qualification are         going on to work in any business, accountancy        During the course you will cover areas such as
                                                      abundant.                                              practice, not-for-profit organisation and the        advocacy and case preparation, conferencing,
build your CV, gain relevant work                                                                            public sector. In the uK three of the big four       negotiations, and legal research.
experience and practice your                          Association of Chartered                               accountancy firms require their employees to
                                                                                                                                                                  As part of the course you will also have to join
interview technique so that you                                                                              qualify with IcAeW.
                                                      Certified Accountants (ACCA)                                                                                one of the four Inns of court prior to the 31 may
are ready for the world of work                                                                              KBS students can gain up to six exemptions           of the year in which you begin the course. During
                                                                                                             from professional stage modules depending on         the BPTc year you are required to attend twelve
once you finish your degree.                          The AccA is a globally recognised membership
                                                                                                             the units they studied during their degree, and      sessions at your Inn in order to be called to the
                                                      body that currently consists of 140,000 members
                                                      and over 400,000 students from all over the            the results obtained in those units. Kaplan also     Bar.
But what if you want to continue your studies                                                                teaches over 80% of IcAeW students in the uK,
after finishing your degree? Studying for a           world. AccA qualified accountants typically go on                                                           Kaplan law School, based on the same campus
                                                      to work in accountancy firms and in particular in      which means that you’ll be able to benefit from
masters degree can be a highly rewarding                                                                                                                          at KBS london, provides a BPTc programme
                                                      specialist positions including tax or audit.           studying with a provider that you already know
choice both in terms of the added depth of your                                                                                                                   in association with Nottingham law School.
studies, and in terms of helping yourself stand       KBS students can gain up to eight exemptions                                                                For more information on the BPTc with Kaplan
out from the crowd when it comes to looking for       from the AccA qualification, meaning that                                                                   contact admissions@kaplanlawschool.org.uk
employment.                                                                                                                                                       or +44 (0) 20 7367 6455.
                                                      professional qualification is possible in under a      Legal Practice Course
Kaplan offers a variety of business and law related   year after graduation.
                                                                                                             The legal Practice course (lPc) is the
masters programmes including:                         Kaplan is an approved AccA publisher, providing        penultimate phase of preparation to begin a
 mBA                                                 AccA tuition in a huge variety of uK locations,        career as a solicitor in england and Wales. It can
                                                      plus courses are also available via online learning.   be studied as a full-time course for a period of
 mSc Accounting & Finance                                                                                   one year, or as a part-time course over a period
 mSc Banking & Finance                               Chartered Institute of                                 of two years. once completed students must find
                                                      Management Accountants                                 themselves a training contract in order to finish
 llm International Business and commercial
                                                                                                             their qualification as a solicitor.
  law                                                 (CIMA)
                                                                                                             Kaplan law School, based on the same campus
The main aspect of any postgraduate degree is         cImA is another globally recognised membership         at KBS london, provides a lPc programme in
the dissertation, typically a 20,000 word piece       body, with 172,000 members and students                association with Nottingham law School. For
of original research that will see you research a     operating in 168 different countries. cImA             more information on the lPc with Kaplan contact
topic of your own choosing with support from an       qualified accountants typically go on to work          admissions@kaplanlawschool.org.uk or
academic supervisor.                                  in positions within industry, such as financial        +44 (0) 20 7367 6455.
A masters degree will further enable you to           management, management accountancy or
develop strong research and analytical skills,        investment appraisal.
and will give you the opportunity to specialise       KBS students can gain up to eight exemptions
in an area that you have enjoyed during your          from the cImA qualification, meaning that
undergraduate studies.                                professional qualification is possible within a year
                                                      of graduation.
                                                      Kaplan provides cImA tuition in more than 15
                                                      locations across the uK, plus online tuition is also
                                                      available via cImA online and cImA live online.

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Taster Days                                          .Revision     Days
Studying for a degree is quite                       Studying for a degree is tough and the foundation
                                                     to degree level success is laid during your
different from studying at                           previous studies. That’s why we offer a free range
school or college, so before you                     of revision goodies to help you through your
pick your degree course, why                         exams, both online and in your school.
not sample what studying that                        During December and April each year our
                                                     expert team of tutors are able to come out to
topic would be like by coming                        your school or college and deliver a free two
along for one of our taster days?                    hour revision session on the AQA Business or a
our taster days are designed to give you an          Business related A level paper.
overview of some of the different topics, skills     We also produce revision guides every year that
and study methods involved when you get to           you can download plus you can find a load of
university level, plus we deliberately ensure that   sample questions and answers on our website to
you will get ample opportunities to mix with other   help you with your exams. You’ll find everything
students who are thinking about studying the         from revision videos to handy bite-size quotes at
same subject as you.                                 www.kbs.org.uk/revision
You’ll also be able to spend time outside the
classroom talking to our lecturers about the         Open Days
subject you are interested in studying, plus         If you’ve liked what you’ve seen in our prospectus
you’ll be able to spend time with our student        then why not come down and see us on an open
ambassadors, and find out what life is like for      Day? We have them running throughout the
them as a student studying the degree that you       year and we also offer private tours if you would
want to do in the near future.                       prefer to look around on a day and time that suits
our taster days are open to students aged 16 and     you. You can register for either option online at
above. To book a place on one of our taster days     www.kbs.org.uk/opendays
simply visit www.kbs.org.uk/taster or contact
us at SCLO@kaplan.co.uk                               Saturday 24 September 2011
                                                      Saturday 22 october 2011
 monday 16 July 2012
                                                      Wednesday 15 February 2012
 Thursday 19 July 2012
                                                      Wednesday 14 march 2012
 monday 6 August 2012
                                                      Saturday 16 June 2012
 Thursday 9 August 2012
                                                      Saturday 25 August 2012
 Sunday 21 october 2012
                                                      Sunday 26 August 2012
 Saturday 27 october 2012
                                                      Saturday 22 September 2012
                                                      Saturday 20 october 2012

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Admissions                                             To contact an individual campus
For any admissions enquiries please contact us         If you need to contact one of our campuses
on :                                                   please use the information below:
+44 (0) 20 7920 6868 or kbs@kaplan.co.uk.
                                                       Tel: +44 (0) 20 7920 6868
our usual office hours are 9am – 5pm monday to         KBS London                 KBS Manchester
Friday.                                                3rd Floor Palace House     6th Floor, St. James
                                                       3 cathedral Street         Building
Schools and Colleges Liaison                           london                     79 oxford Street
Office                                                 Se1 9De                    manchester
If you are a careers advisor, teacher or parent                                   m1 6FQ
looking to arrange a presentation, workshop,           KBS Birmingham
campus tour, taster day or summer school, then         Baskerville House          KBS Reading
please contact us on SCLO@kaplan.co.uk and             Broad Street               The Blade
a member of our Schools and colleges liaison           Birmingham                 Abbey Street
team will get in touch with you shortly. We can        B1 2ND                     Reading
offer activities based around the following areas:                                Berkshire
                                                       KBS Bristol                RG1 3BA
                                                       1st floor linear Park
University Talks                                       Avon Street
 Studying Accountancy                                 Bristol
 Studying Business                                    BS2 0PS

 Studying law
 Student life
 Why go to university
 Student Finance & Budgeting
 choosing a course / university
 Applying to university

Careers Talks
 careers in Accountancy
                                                                               Can’t wait to find out
 careers in Business                                                          more about KBS?
 careers in law (including lPc & BPTc)                                        Take a pic of our QR code
                                                                               with your smartphone and
 Professional careers                                                         get KBS videos and online
                                                                               content at your fingertips
                                                                               in seconds!

Registered office: Kaplan Professional Higher education limited,
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