Accounting and Finance (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

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. 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.


Example Year 0 modules include: Development for Success in Business (core, 30 credits); The Context of Business (core, 30 credits); Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits); Orientation for Success in Higher Education (core, 30 credits). Example Year 1 modules include: Business Law and Ethics (core, 15 credits); Financial Accounting (core, 15 credits); Management Information Systems (core, 15 credits); Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 15 credits); Management Accounting Fundamentals (core, 15 credits); Data Science, Research and Analysis (core, 15 credits); Learning through Organisations (core, 15 credits); Understanding the Business & Economic Environment (core, 15 credits). Example Year 2 modules include: Financial Reporting (core, 15 credits); Company and Employment Law (core, 15 credits); Management Accounting (core, 15 credits); Principles of Finance (core, 15 credits); Problem Solving: Methods and Analysis (core, 15 credits); Taxation-Income Tax (core, 15 credits); Taxation-Corporate Tax (core, 15 credits); Audit and Internal Control (option, 15 credits); Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits); Fundamentals of Project Management (option, 15 credits). Example Year 3 modules include: Professional Experience Year placement (option, 30 credits); Advanced Financial Reporting (core, 15 credits); Financial Management (core, 15 credits); Advanced Management Accounting (core, 15 credits); Accounting Theory and Regulations (option, 15 credits); Dissertation (core, 30 credits); Audit and Assurance Services (core, 15 credits); Practicing Business Strategy (option, 15 credits); Financial Instruments (option, 15 credits); Financial Engineering (option, 15 credits); Personal Finance (option, 15 credits); International Trade and Finance (option, 15 credits); International Banking (option, 15 credits).

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 codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Student Outcomes

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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
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1
Channel Islands £17600 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

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