University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Winchester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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  • Foundation year
  • Develop a systematic understanding of current issues in accounting to meet the needs of a globalised profession in the 21st century
  • Apply your advanced knowledge to real business scenarios
  • Gain practical skills and key contacts during a work placement while still graduating within three years
Receive exemptions from selected professional examinations of the main accounting institutes, depending on the choice of modules studied Accountants are indispensable to every business; without them, a company would not know whether it was making a profit or a loss. But there’s so much more to modern accountancy than just balancing the books. Accountants are also seen as business advisers, providing strategic financial guidance to senior executives. Our Accounting and Finance course provides an excellent path to many varied professional careers in areas such as banking, insurance, financial services, general management and the not-for-profit sector. This hugely rewarding and highly useful programme develops your technical knowledge and professional skills and has been designed to give you a systematic understanding of current issues in accounting. You learn how to produce accounting information and deploy strategic advice. Learning and teaching takes place in small class sizes to prepare you to work in management teams, and modules focus on applying theory to real business scenarios. The foundation year gives you the chance to commence your studies at the University of Winchester if you do not meet the existing entry requirements or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills prior to embarking on the degree programme. The foundation year will equip you with the academic, professional and personal skills for successful study in higher education. Modules will cover broad academic topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject. You will have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes. In Year 1, you are introduced to core modules in accounting, finance, management and economics. In addition, you gain a thorough understanding of business law, ethics and governance. In Years 2 and 3, you focus on more specialised study. You develop transferable skills in business and personal taxation, international financial reporting and strategic performance management. You then choose from a range of optional modules in Year 3 that focus on either advanced financial accounting, managing people and organisations or investments. You are taught by academics with professional experience as accountants, who support your personal development and help kick-start rewarding and fulfilling careers in multiple fields. Throughout the course, you develop a range of transferable abilities and professional practice skills highly prized by employers. These include critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving, as well as a sound grasp of analysis, presentations and negotiation techniques.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
NN3X
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are usually required to hold a minimum of 1 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 1 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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
International £13800 Year 1

Additional fee information

*Please note, the tuition fee for students from the Republic of Ireland will be the same as that for students from the UK. Tuition fees for students from the rest of the EU (excluding UK and ROI) are yet to be confirmed by the University. For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year) at University of Winchester - UCAS