Accounting and Finance (with a foundation year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Accounting and Finance (with a foundation year)

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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If you enjoy working with numbers and are passionate about problem-solving, our Accounting and Finance degree could equip you for a successful career in financial services. Our Accounting courses have been ranked 1st for Students Satisfied with Teaching in the Guardian League Tables 2018. Whether you want to work in accountancy, financial services, banking, taxation or insurance, this course will help you develop practical accounting skills for business-related and management positions. At Staffordshire University, we are well known for our business connections, and as a student, we will use our extensive industry links to offer you a guaranteed work placement. The accounting and finance academic team is made up of active and professionally-linked staff that provide extensive real-world experience. You will have more than great quality teaching to inspire your career too, as we also host inspirational guest speakers and organise industry visits to bring the subject to life. It's for reasons like this that we received 98% Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018. With the BA (Hons) accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), this course is highly regarded. There is an accounting course for everyone. We operate standard 3-year degree courses, accelerated 2-year courses, foundation level degrees and masters awards. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Course content Led by knowledgeable academics with a wealth of experience in this field, we’ll teach you about the economic environment and explain the fundamentals of financial services. As well as becoming familiar with accounting software, you’ll learn how to communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences effectively. You’ll study management accounting, gaining experience in producing financial reports and interpreting data. You’ll learn about personal and business taxation, and get to grips with modern accounting software. We encourage students to undertake a work placement year to develop employability skills, gain invaluable practical experience and position you favourably for graduate roles. Our close links with many high-profile businesses mean we can help you secure your work placement. In your final year, you’ll cover problem solving and analysis in complex business contexts. You’ll also acquire research and data analysis skills in preparation for a financial research project, possessing the confidence to demonstrate your newly acquired skills in the workplace and make important business decisions. Foundation Year students will be eased into degree-level learning. The year allows you to enter directly onto the full degree course even if you don’t have the relevant entry qualifications. We’ll help you develop practical accounting and business skills so that you will be well prepared for work in a range of sectors including accountancy, financial services, banking, taxation, insurance and the public sector.

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year Year 1 Introduction to Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Ethics and Governance, Law for Managers, The Professional Toolkit Year 2 Financial Reporting, Business Creation and Innovation, Advanced Management Accounting, Computerised Accounting, Advanced Professional Toolkit, Work placement project Year 3 Financial Strategy and Decision Making, Personal and Business Taxation, Auditing Fraud and Risk Management, Investment and Banking

Assessment method

Teaching You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. Assessment Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. Learning support In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management). Additional support Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Feedback Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.


Unistats information

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95%
Student satisfaction
66%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
87%
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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeN400
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level AE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
AS AE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Extended Project A* - E
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H6, H6, H6, H6
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D*, PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D*, PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P

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 £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Accounting and Finance (with a foundation year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS