London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance (including foundation year)

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Course summary

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Why study this course? Our Accounting and Finance (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the ideal course if you’re interested in studying accounting and finance at undergraduate level but you can't meet the entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard degree. On graduation of this four-year degree you’ll gain professional exemptions from accounting bodies including ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, AIA and IFA, facilitating your journey to becoming a qualified accountant or finding success in a finance-related career. This course received a 93% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020, which makes us second in London for accounting and finance. More about this course Our four-year accounting and finance programme has been designed with an integrated foundation year to allow you to develop key academic skills and build your confidence at the beginning of your degree. You’ll learn core business skills and the key principles of accounting, as well as numerical and technological skills that are vital for analysing data. The foundation year of this degree is intended to prepare you for your subsequent years of studying accounting and finance, so you’ll enter Year 1 well-equipped to study at undergraduate level. Our teaching staff have academic and professional experience in public audit, taxation, financial reporting, management accounting and information systems. You will also benefit from visiting industry speakers who are invited to give presentations on contemporary accounting, finance and business-related topics throughout your degree course. You will share your foundation year with students on other foundation year courses, allowing you to share insights and get a taste of a variety of other business-related disciplines. Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Accounting and Finance BA (Hons). Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of study, there is some flexibility to allow you to do this. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Course details

Modules

Example Year 0 modules include: Development for Success in Business Principles of Accounting The Context of Business Using and Managing Data and Information Example Year 1 modules include: Business Law Fundamentals of Accounting Management Information Systems and Ethics Professional Skills for Accounting The Economic Environment Example Year 2 modules include: Financial Accounting and Company Law Key Principles of Taxation Learning through Work Managerial Finance Audit and Internal Control Information Technology for Professional Practice Example Year 3 modules include: Advanced Financial Accounting Financial Management Issues and Controversies in Accounting and Finance Assurance Services International Corporate Social Responsibility Personal Finance Project Management

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through exams, essays, group work and a dissertation, all of which are designed to help prepare you for entering the jobs market. In order to gain exemptions from professional bodies, some modules are assessed using methods such as closed-book examinations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English language grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements. If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

More information about our English language requirements.

https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/applying/english-language-requirements/undergraduate/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3300 Module
England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
Channel Islands £2310 Module
International £3300 Module

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2021/22 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: londonmet.ac.uk/fees2021 Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Accounting and Finance (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS