Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Accountancy and Finance with Placement and Business Foundation Year

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Course summary

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This essential business foundation course is ideal for those who are looking at an alternative route into higher education, or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree. The course will help you develop a strong foundation of business knowledge, alongside academic and transferable skills to ensure you get the most out of your degree-level studies – and provides a direct entry point to one of our business-related undergraduate degree programmes, such as business management, accountancy and finance, maritime business or shipping and port management. Designed by experienced academics who have worked across key roles in a wide variety of industries, our business foundation year is designed to build your confidence and make you ready for the competitive global marketplace. Whether you are interested in the private, public, charity, social enterprise or entrepreneurial industries, this course is your gateway to developing the skills for your first management job or to set up your own business. From core subjects such as business, finance, marketing, enterprise, personal development and projects in the community, you will gain a solid introduction to the foundations of business, study contemporary business challenges, identify future trends and focus on the areas and industries which matter to you. And throughout the foundation and subsequent full Solent degree, you will do more than learn the theory – you will learn to apply it through an innovative range of assessment and ‘real-world’ live briefs. Our degrees offer the chance to engage with get hands-on experience of international business challenges, as well as a variety of extra qualifications, exemptions and memberships on top of your honours degree. At Solent you will become part of an active business community, encompassing students, staff and business alumni who inspire and support current students. Our graduates work across the globe, in a wide and fascinating range of industries. As well as visits, talks, guest lectures and opportunities to develop your professional network, we offer a great peer mentoring scheme – providing an academic mentor who will be there to support you throughout your degree journey. The curriculum is based around core business topics in the context of contemporary developments and industry future trends, giving the course an essential real-world grounding in the industry. What does this course lead to? A Solent degree in areas such as business management, accountancy, finance or maritime business gives you the specialist business knowledge and broad transferable skills to find business-focused roles in any industry. Recent graduates have started their own entrepreneurial businesses, or gained professional and managerial positions across the world, such as: Graduate scheme, TK Maxx HR graduate scheme, Randstad HR Assistant, B&Q Assistant manager and graduate manager trainee, Enterprise Rent-a-Car Transport Planner, DHL Shipping Operations Assistant, Carnival UK Resource partner, Roke Who is this course for? Solent’s business foundation year is ideally suited if you want to build your academic knowledge and confidence to return to studying or progress in your studies. You’ll develop strong academic and organisational skills, and prepare yourself for successful careers in a range of business industries – studying a curriculum that is not just about theory but real-world application.

Course details


FOUNDATION YEAR Fundamentals of Business Personal Knowing for Personal Growing Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Understanding Finance Introduction to Marketing Insights Community Business Projects If you successfully pass the foundation year, you will automatically progress to the 3 year BSc (Hons) Accountancy and Finance degree (please note that these modules may change) YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Accounting Skills Professional Development for Accountants Corporate Governance and Ethics Introduction to Financial Reporting Introduction to Management Accounting Finance Economics YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Financial Reporting Financial Management Taxation Principles Management Accounting The UK Financial System YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Audit Principles Capital Market Trading YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES The International Financial System Advanced Management Accounting Corporate Financial Management Advanced Financial Reporting YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) International Financial Reporting and Analysis Current Audit Issues Taxation Practice Ecological Economies

Assessment method

This course is assessed through practical business-relevant activities, such as presentations, reports, workshops and business reports.

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.55.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. If you are applying for a visa, you must have taken your IELTS at a registered SELT centre if studying below degree level.
TOEFL (iBT)7171 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component. Please note that TOEFL is only valid for EU students.

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
International £11660 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Accountancy and Finance with Placement and Business Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS