Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

The business world requires accounting and finance professionals capable of making informed, strategic choices that empower businesses in a competitive market. This course equips you with the skills to make such decisions across a range of business environments. You gain the understanding and skills to record, interpret and communicate financial information, applying the latest International Financial Reporting standards. In a simulated business environment, you explore aspects of business practice, from regulatory and risk management to the operation and vulnerabilities of financial markets. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT); The Association of International Accountants (AIA); and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  • Completing relevant accredited course units makes you eligible for exemptions in ACCA, AAT, AIA and CIMA examinations.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • New business analytics suite to support data analytics, 'big-data', data mining, SEO and other management skills needed in today's workplace.
  • Access to industry-standard applications and platforms to aid practical learning including Sage, Refinitiv Workspace and econometrics software STATA.
  • Access to digital learning platforms and knowledge tools.
  • A well-equipped trading room to enhance your financial skills.
  • Gain competencies in key digital skills such as Excel through SIMnet, our Microsoft Office training platform.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Our students benefit from our collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Your Student Experience
  • Completing relevant, accredited course make you eligible for exemptions from: the first nine papers of the ACCA professional exams (the maximum ACCA exemptions available at undergraduate level); seven out of 15 of the CIMA exams; AIA’s Professional level 1 paper; full exemption from AAT L4.
  • Benefit from our connections with top finance and accounting firms, including Ernst & Young (EY), KPMG, PwC, and Deloitte, along with professional bodies like the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
  • With our state-of-the-art trading room, experience what it’s like to be on the trading-room floor, reacting to live ‘stock-market’ data and building investment portfolios using data on listed companies from around the world.
  • Learn from masterclasses from industry experts, benefitting from their experience and keeping at the leading edge in the accounting and finance field.
  • Enhance your student experience with field trips to major financial institutions such as the Bank of England as well as industry networking events.
  • Acquire transferable, professional skills in communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership.
  • Working with the University’s Research and Innovation Service (RIS), get involved in solving real-life problems for businesses, from start-ups to established corporations, through our business development packages.
  • Companies that have benefited from our business development packages include Vauxhall; Drax Technology; the Royal Air Force; Luton and Bedford Borough Councils; and a range of national charities.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS