Accounting and Finance (including Foundation Year) at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance (including Foundation Year)

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Students can access a network of highly regarded practitioners from prestigious institutions and participate in bespoke business visits.
  • Kingston is one of a few UK universities with a real-time Bloomberg trading room. This will give you access to the technology used by financial organisations to make critical decisions about risk, investments and markets.
  • The course is 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) and offers partial exemptions from their professional exams.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Business The foundation year takes place the year before your degree. You will study at Kingston College and cover topics including professional skills, numerical concepts, business IT, marketing, customer care, and business law. Upon successful completion of this foundation year, you will progress to Year 1 of this degree. About this course This course offers hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of financial accounting, management accounting, and finance. It will help you develop the intellectual skills necessary to evaluate and critique both theoretical and practical aspects of accounting and finance. Your studies will reflect the digital transformation in the industry. Our teaching team has a wealth of commercial experience, and you’ll enhance your career prospects by joining industry speakers and employer networking events. Our careers team are on hand to help you land your dream internship and graduate job. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg Certification and take part in activities to boost your CV Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities This course is an ideal start for a career as a financial accountant, management accountant, auditor, treasurer, financial analyst, or banking advisor. Many of our graduates use their accounting and finance knowledge and skills in a variety of roles and organisations. For example, some work for Bloomberg, the NHS and Tesco. We've also had students gaining training contracts with the ‘Big Four', including Deloitte and KPMG.


Example modules

  • Business Information Analysis
  • The Accountant’s Business Environment
  • Theory and Practice of Taxation
To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessments, portfolios, dissertation).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Accounting and Finance (including Foundation Year) at Kingston University - UCAS