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Course summary

Course Overview

  • Our course combines an academic programme with technical training. It’s accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • Develop your intellectual capacity, analytical skills and gain a strong knowledge and understanding of accounting. You’ll be able to work in audit, tax and accountancy businesses, as well as in financial functions within other organisations.
  • Please note: if you enter the course at Foundation Entry, you’re not eligible to apply for accreditation by ICAEW.


Foundation Year modules; • Target Award Extended Study • Introduction to Chosen Degree Subject • Volunteering and Community Action • Essential Study Skills for Higher Education • Developing Academic Knowledge • Learning by Experience Year 1 • AC1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting • AC1200 Introduction to Management Accounting • AC1300 Information Systems & the Business Environment • HR1025 The Functions of Business • HR1026 Business and Management Project •Year 2 • AC2110 Financial Accounting for Managers • AC2210 Management Accounting Techniques • MD2135 Operations and Research • HR2046 The Business Landscape • Optional Modules choose from either • AC2420 Finance for Managers in Business • HR2047 The Business Professional (for students who intend to opt for placement year) • Compulsory Modules for Students on Work Placement Year • MD3004 Work Placement • Compulsory Modules for Students on International Study Year • BC3008 International Study • Year 3 • AC3110 Financial Reporting for Managers • AC3210 Decision Making for Business • MD3135 Business Strategy • HR3065 Leadership and Management • HR3064 Management Project

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Accounting and Business (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS