University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Accounting and Financial Studies (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

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Course Overview

  • Accounting & Financial Studies Foundation Entry is accredited by a number of prestigious professional bodies. It’s one of your best pathways into the accounting profession.
  • Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.
  • You’ll gain a sound understanding of broad accounting and financial studies, so this course is ideal if you’re interested in a financial or related consultancy career within accountancy, industry or commerce.
Why study with us
  • Accounting at the University is 1st in the UK for learning opportunities and 1st in the North West for teaching quality - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to further develop your employability by taking a 48-week paid placement, in accountancy, business and public sector environments.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Accounting and Financial Studies (Foundation Entry) is ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021).
Further Information
  • The School offers a number of different options to gain an additional professional body qualification.
  • Although this course is not linked with any particular professional accountancy institute, successful completion of this course may lead to exemption from some ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW papers, depending on options chosen and grades achieved.

Course details


Year 1: Managing Business Information (Year long), Skills for HE (Year long), Business in Context (Semester 1), Introduction to Enterprise (Semester 1). Choose two from: Accounting and Economics (Semester 2), Managing People and Organisations (Semester 2), Marketing and Retail (Semester 2) Year 2 Compulsory Modules: Business Economics, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, Fundamentals of Management Accounting, The Business Environment, Business Law, Introduction to Personal & Professional Practice. Year 3 Compulsory Modules: Financial Accounting for Managers, Management Accounting Techniques, Professional Skills Development, Finance for Managers in Business, Professional Ethics, Introduction to Accounting Information Systems for Entrepreneurs & Enterprise, Learning and Development for Business and Management Education. Optional Sandwich Year. Year 4 Compulsory Modules: Financial Reporting for Managers, Decision Making for Business, Accounting Information Systems for Entrepreneurs & Enterprise. Year 4 Optional Modules: Financial Management for Business, Research Methods, Undergraduate Dissertation, Professional Ethics for the Manager, Fit 4 Work, Learning and Development for Business and Management Education.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Accounting and Financial Studies (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS