Finance and Accounting with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

If you enjoy analysing data, crunching numbers and dealing with figures, our BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting programme is the perfect way to prepare you for a career accounting and finance. At BNU we want you to become workplace ready. Our BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting course is recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and offers graduates the opportunity to gain a prestigious financial accounting degree and be considered a part-qualified accountant. This is achieved by giving you the opportunity to gain maximum exemptions from all nine ACCA papers at the Fundamentals level (F1-F9). In addition, you can also obtain exemptions from up to 7 modules from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). You can also obtain membership at various levels with the IFA. Our BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting degree is led by a dedicated and experienced course team. Benefit from their industry knowledge and the industry links they bring to the course. Many of our guest lecturers are industry-experts and alongside your lecturers, they’ll nurture your learning and professional development. As well as this we offer a mix of industry inspired modules, including: financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, auditing, taxation, and strategic management. Each topic has been deliberately designed to blend together, to give you an understanding of finance and accounting and the topical issues affecting the industry. This course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After your first year, if you want to study a different specialism you can choose to change between BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting and BA (Hons) Finance and Business. This course includes an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme. What will I study? We are focused on providing you with all the building blocks you need to create a solid understanding of the financial accounting and business environments. Your first year will be integrated with the BA (Hons) Finance and Business course. You will be taught a range of modules that cover both courses allowing you to collaborate with fellow students. During your second year you will study advance management accounting and be introduced to UK taxation. You will also be introduced to financial reporting. This module will teach you how to apply accounting standards and the theoretical framework in the preparation of financial statements of entities. You’ll learn to apply, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories you have learned and be able to reference and apply them to contemporary situations. By putting your knowledge into practice, you’ll feel confidence and well-equipped for your future career. In your final year, you will focus on preparing yourself for life after BNU. You will learn about international finance, UK corporation tax and move onto advanced financial reporting. You will also complete a major piece of independent research that will enhance your employability within the finance and accounting industry. What are my career prospects? There has always been a big demand for qualified specialists in accounting and finance. You can expect to graduate with a variety of rewarding career options ahead of you. With the diverse nature of accounting and finance you can seek out jobs in any sector, from business, banking, non-profit to international corporations. Not only will you be graduating with a coveted qualification, the additional benefit of having studied a degree accredited by professional bodies such as, the ACCA, IFA, CIMA and ICAEW, means that you start one step closer to becoming a fully qualified accountant.


Foundation Year Core Developing Personal Effectiveness Research in Practice Communications in Practice Live Learning Project Accounting in Practice Finance in Society Year one Core Management Accounting Financial Accounting Business and Technology Computerised Accounting Global Business and Sustainability with Academic Skills Introduction to Data and Analytics Year two Core Advance Management Accounting Financial Management Financial Reporting 1 Introduction to UK Taxation (Personal Tax) Responsible Enterprise and Ethical Research Business Law and Practice Year three Core Financial Reporting 2 International Finance UK Taxation (Corporation Tax) Independent Professional Project International Auditing

Assessment method

At Buckinghamshire New University we like to foster an interactive and student-focused teaching style where we blend lectures, seminars, one-to-one workshops, tutorial sessions, independent study and guest speakers to enhance the learning experience. Our lecturers work hard to ensure that you learn the latest industry standard practices and knowledge. To support in the delivery of this we also welcome industry experts and professionals to deliver guest lectures who share their experience of the latest trends and what companies are looking for. A range of assessment methods will be employed during your studies, including: essays reports exams oral presentations (individual and group) dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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 .

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

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Finance and Accounting with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS