Accounting with Finance with Foundation Year at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview If you want to take the first step into a career in accounting and finance, but don't meet the entry requirements, have taken a break from study, or want extra support to get uni-ready, then this foundation year course is for you. You'll study for one year through ICP, right here on campus. You'll get the knowledge and academic skills needed to take on a bachelor's degree, learning how to analyse information, do research, and improve your academic writing. The skills you'll learn will help you work in teams as well as on your own in culturally diverse workplaces. You'll develop your understanding of new workplaces and environments, and how to adapt to new environments. When you've finished, you'll be ready to move onto the first year of BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance. A guaranteed place Once you’ve successfully completed your foundation year, you'll be ready to progress onto BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance with a guaranteed place. Course highlights

  • ICP is based on the University of Portsmouth campus so you'll have access to all facilities, support and societies
  • When you finish your foundation year successfully, you get a guaranteed place on BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance
  • Get used to how lectures, seminars and tutorials work, so you can move onto your degree ready for success
  • Learn how to meet the demands of taking on a bachelor's degree at university.
Careers and opportunities Accountants are needed in good times and bad and they're needed in every type of business. This means that you can apply your skills in any sector you're passionate about, from sports and entertainment, to manufacturing, charities, or the arts. After this foundation year, you'll be able to go on to study BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance, where graduates go on to work in accounting practice, the finance departments of large corporations, and the finance sector. You'll also be able to work in other parts of the world as your accredited qualification is recognised internationally.


Foundation year In your foundation year, you'll gain the knowledge you need to move on to the first year of BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance. It will bridge the gap to uni, with the knowledge and academic skills you'll need to start. Throughout the year, you'll learn to critically engage with information, undertake literature reviews, enhance your academic writing, and gain awareness of different types of research. When you successfully complete this year, you'll get a guaranteed place on the first year of the BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance degree. Years 2, 3 and 4 After your first year, you will transfer to BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance. The modules you study in years 2, 3 and 4 (and year 5 if you do a placement year) can be found on the relevant course page.

Assessment method

How you're assessed You’ll be assessed through:

  • coursework
  • examinations
  • presentations
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

International applicants not accepted.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 51 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)72 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level II with a Pass in all 4 components.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Accounting with Finance with Foundation Year at University of Portsmouth - UCAS