Bloomsbury Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Accounting and Financial Management including Foundation Year

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Course summary

This four-year course is perfect for those returning to education who may not have the correct qualifications. If you’ve only studied up to GCSE Level but have always aspired to working in accounting or finance, we pride ourselves on accepting applicants who have previously ruled out a degree based on their past grades. In your first year, you’ll complete four foundation year modules designed to prepare you for the next three years, covering study skills and an introduction to accounting and financial management. After this, you’ll study the theory and practice of accounting and financial management. You’ll develop an understanding of ethical principles and dilemmas to create effective solutions. Our course is designed to develop your employability skills, such as evaluation of data and how best to use contemporary information and communications technology. You’ll learn how to use leading accounting software used in the workplace, and the most up-to-date knowledge on tax and accounting standards. Throughout your studies you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars (average contact hours: 12 per week). Expect to hear interesting talks, participate in debate and conversation and apply your knowledge in a practical way. Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentations and case studies. We use a range of new and traditional assessment methods to allow you to explore and express your abilities. They are not just a way of assessing whether something has been learned, but an opportunity to develop skills that will equip you in your life outside of university. We aim to provide all the support you need to make sure you have the confidence and understanding to engage with your assessments. Our tutors are specialists in providing support to students who may feel unconfident in an academic environment. Assessment results and feedback are designed to make sure our teaching is effective. We adapt our teaching and learning methods to suit you, offering you a high quality and stimulating educational experience. Our course is accredited by both ACCA and CIMA – studying with us will grant exemptions from 9/13 ACCA and 8/13 CIMA modules. We offer the maximum number of ACCA exemptions – you’ll struggle to find this across other universities. This means you’ll not only save time but money too. If you dream of becoming a Chartered or Management Accountant, this is one of the quickest ways to achieve your goal. You can also benefit from free student membership to ACCA and CIMA, unlocking online communities, free resources and career support services. At the end of your chosen course, you will be well equipped to work within banking and finance, accounting practice, business and tax consultancy. Of course, other industries and roles are well suited to the skills and knowledge you will gain, and further study is a popular and recommended route for many

Course details


Foundation - Professional Skills - Contemporary Themes - Student and Research Skills - Introduction to Accounting Year 1 - Accountants in Organisations - Financial Accounting - Management Accounting - Business and Corporate Law Year 2 - Computer Applications in Accounting - Financial Reporting - Taxation - Auditing in Context Year 3 - Performance Management and Control - Financial Management - Accounting and Finance Research Project - Option (see below) Option modules - Corporate Risk Management - Small Business Management - International Finance - Internship Placement - Independent Learning Module

Assessment method

Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentations and case studies.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If you are an international student, you will need to show proof of your English Language level when making your student visa application by passing a Secure English Language Test (SELT) unless you are exempt. You will need to meet the following minimum scores in each component (listening, speaking, reading and writing) for the following UKVI approved tests: IELTS for UKVI (Academic) 5.5 in all components, LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 33/50 in all components, PTE Academic UKVI 59 in all components and Skills for English UKVI B2 (Psi Services (UK) Ltd) Pass in all components.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 (or equivalent), including English Language and Maths. International equivalent qualifications may also be accepted. If you do not meet these entry requirements, you can take our assessments and attend an interview. If you pass, you can be admitted to the course. We do not charge a fee for this. If your first language is not English, you will require Academic IELTS at 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in each category). You must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) at least 2 years before you start the course. This would normally mean that you will be 18 years old or above when you start.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

International course fees differ.
Accounting and Financial Management including Foundation Year at Bloomsbury Institute - UCAS