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

Course Overview 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. Why study with us

  • You'll have access to SAP and SAGE world-renowned software providers.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to further develop your employability by taking a 48-week paid placement, in accountancy, business and public sector environments.
  • Strong links with industry which enhance learning and employment opportunities
What you’ll do
  • The businesses we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors, so you’ll gain excellent practical experience.
  • You’ll have the option to study abroad after Year 1, or undertake a placement at the end of Year 2: a 48-week paid placement within industry helps you to put theory into practice, working in a professional business environment.
  • Attend guest speaker events from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CiM).
Accreditations This course is accredited by the CIMA, the world's largest professional body of management accountants, which provides relevant training and finance qualifications for business. Future careers The businesses we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors, so you’ll gain excellent practical experience. Accounting & Financial Studies Foundation Entry can lead to a career in industry, commerce and the public sector as accountants or finance officers.


Please visit The University of Central Lancashire’s website for the latest information about our modules.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • 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 £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £9,250, 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