University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance (including Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Begin a dynamic route to a high-flying career by joining our top ranked, professionally accredited course. Delivered by a team committed to making your career aspirations and professional objectives a reality in today’s global economy. Your transformation from student to professional accounting graduate begins here. You will develop professional, in demand, Accounting and Finance skills through practical application and real business experiences. You will secure major exemptions from the examinations of the key professional accounting bodies as you progress (ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA). This ensures that once you have graduated it will take you less time to become qualified as an accountant. Student membership of CIMA is provided and all students can undertake a standalone CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting at the end of first year. This is an opportunity to be awarded a professional qualification before even leaving university. Graduates are also eligible to become a member of AAT once they have acquired the relevant experience. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so.

Course details

Modules

Your transformation from new student to future events management professional will begin from day one. Your Foundation Year (Level 3) will provide you with a broad subject knowledge base that will introduce you to the key themes and perspectives relating to your chosen degree. You will also develop the academic skills needed to succeed in your degree area, such as academic writing, referencing and public speaking. In Year 1, modules are all core to the course to reflect the requirements of exemptions from the professional accounting bodies. The modules in Year 2 aim to develop your knowledge of related management areas, and enhance your skills development through a case study module. In Year 3, you will study financial accounting, management accounting and management. A case study module will aim to develop your technical and employability skills.

Assessment method

A formal three hour examination forms the major part of assessment. However other forms of assessment are also used in each module, including: coursework, reports, group projects, live case studies, presentations and practical in-session IT competency tests.

Professional bodies

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

  • Accounting Technicians, Association of
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
NN4K
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
Chester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must also have GCSE Maths at grade C or grade 4 or above. A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
82%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
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

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Accounting and Finance (including Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS