Regents International College teams up with the University of London International Programmes

General Press Releases Wednesday February 3, 2016 14:12
Bangkok--4 Feb--Spark Communications
University of London International programmes are to be taught in Thailand for the first time
Regent's International College is to provide local teaching support in key subjects.
Globally recognised qualifications to boost opportunities for Thai and ASEAN learners.

Regents International College, Bangkok will provide local teaching support for programmes offered by the University of London International Programmes from September 2016. This is the first time students in Thailand will be able to access highly regarded study programmes from the University of London International Programmes.

Specifically, Regent's International College will provide local teaching support in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences (EMFSS) for which academic direction is provided by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The University of London's International Foundation Programme (IFP) will also be on offer. Students will be able to study the following programmes: BSc Accounting & Finance, BSc Business and Management and BSc Economics & Management.

The courses have been introduced as Thailand joins the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and Thailand's workforce is required to compete on a more international basis for job opportunities around the region. With a greater need for internationally recognised qualifications, the programmes being introduced at Regent's International College will enhance the current offerings in Thailand and give students the opportunity to attain world class qualifications.

The courses from the University of London International Programmes focus on the highly demanding skills that will prepare Thai-based students for the increasingly demanding challenges in the job market, whilst giving them access to some of the world's most comprehensive university courses.

Since 1858, University of London degrees have been accessible to students all over the world through the University of London International Programmes. Many of its students and alumni have gone on to make their mark on the world; these include seven Nobel Laureates, including Nelson Mandela.

Today, the University of London International Programmes is truly international in character, with over 50,000 students in more than 180 countries. Academic direction for the programmes offered through the University of London International Programmes is provided by member institutions of the University itself.

Academics at these member institutions develop syllabuses, prepare study materials and assess students. This means that students benefit from the academic rigour and leading-edge research undertaken by the member institutions. It also helps to ensure that the University of London qualifications are of the same high academic standard, wherever they are attained.

In the case of the undergraduate programmes in Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS), academic direction is provided by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). While the academic direction of IFP (International Foundation Programme) is provided by University of London International Programmes directly. On successful completion of their studies, students will be awarded a University of London degree or diploma. The certificate will state that students were registered with the University of London and that examinations were conducted by LSE (for EMFSS) or by the University of London (for IFP).

"As a strong advocate of an international education, the Regent's has been providing high quality education in Thailand for over 20 years, and Regent's International School recently achieved the highest average in International Baccalaureate (IB) scores in Thailand. We take pride in providing for the full cycle of educational needs for our students, and the introduction of teaching support for University of London International Programmes provides the complete package. We have worked very closely with the University of London to be able to offer these courses in Thailand and believe it will be a very attractive proposition to Thai and ASEAN based students who want to gives themselves the best chance to succeed in the job market, but do so close to home, giving them the best of both worlds," said Dr. Virachai Techavijit, Chairman, Regent's International College.

"The United Kingdom is home to some of the best universities in the world and is recognized as one of the world's leading educational providers. Holding a degree from the University of London gives prospective employees considerable leverage, and I am delighted to see efforts being made to make these programmes more accessible to those who wish to study in Thailand," H. E. Mark Kent, British Ambassador to Thailand.

"We are very excited about this development which will enable us to provide local teaching support for prestigious internationally recognized programmes. These new courses strengthen our higher education programmes and we believe they will encourage more students to join us at our campus. Regent's has a long history of providing exceptional education to students of all ages in Thailand and we look forward to supporting these excellent courses from the University of London," said Nitin Dutta, Executive Director, Regent's International College.

A degree from the University of London is a mark of excellence, respected by employers and universities worldwide. This is because the University of London is one of the world's leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards. This reputation is based on the outstanding teaching and research of its 17 world-class member institutions and 10 specialist institutions.

Regent's International College (RIC) is an initiative of The Regent's International School in Bangkok, Thailand. The Regent's Schools have three campuses: Pattaya Campus (established in 1995), Bangkok Campus (in 2000), and Regent's UK (in 2009). The teaching and support for University of London International Programmes will be provided at Bangkok Campus.

Find out more about the University of London International Programmes at:http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk

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