BSc (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management With Foundation Year

Course overview

This industry-focussed programme is designed to prepare you for a professional, managerial or business career. It will equip you with the highly-sought employability skills that employers are looking for, opening up opportunities for career progression and development.

Combining theoretical learning and practical knowhow, you’ll build knowledge on a wide range of accountancy and finance-related topics. These include financial reporting, managerial accounting, audit and assurance, taxation, law and corporate finance.

The Institute of Financial Accountants and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants offer graduates of this course exemptions when applying for membership.

The foundation year will prepare you for university-level study and introduce you to the key accounting and financial management contexts and concepts you’ll need to progress through the rest of the course.

Committing to study at degree level will give you transferrable skills that can be applied in any career context, whether that’s climbing the corporate ladder in the accounting and financial management world, or having an impact as an entrepreneur.

  • What insights into the world of work will grow your career prospects?
  • How do you manage accounting and financial requirements when running a business?
  • Which business principles and theories have the greatest financial impact?

This accounting and financial management degree will give you the foundational and specific accounting and financial knowledge to build a successful career that matches your goals.

Typical modules:

Year 0 (Foundation)

– Orientation for Success in Higher Education (0 credits)
– Academic Skills for Accounting and Finance (0 credits)
– Understanding Change (0 credits)
– Introduction to Financial Management (0 credits)
– Professional Development (0 credits)
– Foundation Year Project (0 credits)

Year 1

– Dynamic Business Environment (20 Credits)
– Business Accounting and Technology (20 Credits)
– Financial Accounting (20 Credits)
– Interpersonal Skills and Managerial Development (20 Credits)
– Introduction to Marketing Management (20 credits)
– Management Accounting (20 Credits)

Year 2

– Management Accounting 2 (20 credits)
– Business and Corporate Law (20 credits)
– Leadership and Change (20 credits)
– Corporate Strategy and Governance (20 credits)
– Financial Reporting (20 credits)
– Research Methods (20 credits)

Year 3

Mandatory Modules

– Audit and Assurance (20 credits)
– Financial Management (20 credits)
– Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
– UK Taxation (20 credits)

Option 1: 

– Project/Dissertation (40 credits)

Option 2: 

– Business Ethics (20 credits)
– Research Project (20 credits)

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)
80 UCAS tariff points or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3). 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants are assessed by the admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking, with a numeracy test and for writing via a personal reflection statement.

Applicants aged 21+
If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will also consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.

All Applicants
All applicants must be assessed by the admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking skills, with a numeracy test and for writing via a statement of personal reflection.

Process required:

– Application form
– Supervised Personal reflection statement
– Numeracy test
– Personal interview

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-Studies can take place fully remotely and they are flexible

-If you prefer to spend less time in class - no problem, courses only take place twice a week


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