Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditations from the ACCA, ICAEW, IFA and CIMA.
  • Learn the numerical, decision making and communication skills needed to succeed.
  • Improve employability through an optional one-year paid work placement.
  • Work on case studies and apply your learning to real-world situations.
  • Complete a final year consultancy project to find a practical solution to real issues facing an external client.
Gain an understanding of accounting and finance within the business environment and develop skills suitable for a wide range of careers. Designed in consultation with the main professional accounting bodies, successful completion of this course gains exemptions from a significant number of the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW accounting examinations. How you learn The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree. Many of our teaching staff have worked in practice, industry, and commerce; in accounting, banking, stockbroking and general management. This gives them unique experience and insights they can feed into their teaching. Throughout the course you are provided with real-life context to the topics you cover and by requiring you to use skills such as independent research, teamwork and presentations. This is done through case studies, real-life examples and scenarios which engage you in the study and evaluation of industry sectors and develop key skills such as literacy, critical thinking, personal organisation, and time management. In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study. **Applied learning Work placements** You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and final years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career and enables you to build an eye catching CV. We have strong relationships with regional, national and international employers and a team of specialist staff to support and encourage you in the placement application process. We help you secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Previous students have benefited hugely from placements with organisations such as Astra Zeneca, GE Capital, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Metropolitan Police, Morrisons, Nestle, Royal Mail and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. You could also go on a funded work placement abroad, and apply to study a non-credit-bearing language module through the University Language Scheme.

Course details


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You can take an optional placement in year three. Year 1 Compulsory modules Contemporary Issues 20 Introduction To Business 20 Organisation Management And Delivery 1 20 Organisation Management And Delivery 2 20 Self And Stakeholder Management 20 The Practice Of Accounting, Finance And Economics 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Business Economics (Finance) 20 Developing Professional And Academic Skills 20 Financial Accounting 20 Financial Analysis For Business 20 Law, Corporate Governance And Ethics 20 Management Accounting 20 Year 3 Compulsory modules Applied Professional Skills 20 Financial Accounting And Reporting 20 Financial Management 20 Financial Risk Management 20 Management Accounting Applications 20 Elective modules Data And Business Decisions 20 Foreign Language 20 Leading Innovative Organisations 20 Organisational Management 20 Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year - Final year Compulsory modules Consultancy Project 20 Corporate Finance 20 Corporate Reporting 20 Strategic Management Accounting 20 Elective modules Advanced Financial Accounting And Reporting 20 Audit And Assurance 20 Coursework Exam Big Data In Finance 20 Coursework Exam Enterprise Management 20 Forensic And Fraud Examination 20 Mergers And Acquisitions 20 Principles Of Taxation 20

Assessment method

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Professional bodies

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS