Finance with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

As a student of our Accounting and Finance department within the School of Management at Swansea University, you can expect to receive excellent teaching, driven by our world-class academic team of staff and state-of-the-art Bay Campus facilities. The Foundation Year is an excellent pathway to gaining the required knowledge and skills in finance before joining Year 1 students of the BSc Finance degree within the School of Management. If a career as a stockbroker, investment banker or finance analyst excites you or if you see yourself as an actuary, financial manager or data analyst; then this four-year degree offers a great grounding for the financial career of your choice. The foundation year is taught at The College, on Bay Campus. Located next to the School of Management, The College is the University’s pathway provider and offers a unique learning environment; designed to fully prepare you for the final three years of your degree. Small lecture and seminar classes, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching help you to realise your full academic potential. The years following your Foundation Year are accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).


The foundation Year (Year 0), taught at The College, combines both subject specific and study skill content, to enable successful integration into Year 1 of the Finance programme. Your first year of study is made up of compulsory modules, ensuring a solid foundation in core disciplines. Compulsory modules are studied by all students on the programme, meaning you are automatically enrolled. Examples of compulsory modules include: • Foundations of Finance • Foundations of Financial Accounting • Economics for Accounting and Finance Your second and third years will comprise of a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, which you can pick according to your chosen career. Examples of 2nd and 3rd year modules in recent years have included: • Corporate Finance • Financial markets and Institutions • Investments: Assets Equities and Bonds • Project Management • Asset Management For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes, which can include: • Examinations • Class Tests • Written assignments • Group presentation Throughout your undergraduate Finance degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Students that are based outside the UK or EU, should apply directly, through The College, here:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A foundation year is available for students who do not achieve the grades necessary for their chosen degree programme.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Finance with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS