Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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Looking for a foundation course in accounting in Birmingham? Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with a Foundation Year course has lower entry requirements and can lead to a full undergraduate qualification. This course has been specifically designed to allow home and EU students, who do not initially meet the Birmingham City University entry requirements for our standard Accounting and Finance degree, to undertake additional level 3 study designed to ensure they are successful on their chosen degree course. The foundation year itself will equip you with the required knowledge and skills to proceed on to any of our undergraduate degree courses offered within Birmingham City Business School. This course covers a range of areas such as accounting, taxation, business economics and law, strategic decision-making, and management, with real-life briefs and projects to work on. This course offers you the choice of studying for the conventional four years or undertaking an additional professional placement for a year at no extra cost. A year of work experience will not only provide you with real-world experience of your subject but will also give your employability credentials a substantial boost. As part of their studies, previous students have worked with renowned names such as AXA Investments, Bentley, Goodyear Dunlop and Volkswagen. With our practice-based approach to teaching, you'll have the chance to learn from professionally qualified, experienced academics who continue to work with industry. They've worked for companies such as KPMG, BMW and Cadbury Schweppes. For full details, visit our website.

Course details


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 codeNN4F
Institution code B25
Campus nameCurzon Building Campus
Campus codeF

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level 80 UCAS tariff points A maximum of three subjects are considered. A levels and other level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass 60 credits overall At least 45 credits at level 3.
Scottish Higher CCDDD Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades DD in two Advanced Highers and grade DD in two Highers
AS AA - CC A maximum of two subjects along with two A levels or level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMP
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades DD in two Advanced Highers and grade DD in two Highers
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points points Overall For Students who do not already hold GCSE in Mathematics at grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For Students who do not already hold GCSE in English Language at grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not Literature) English A-grade 4 or above or English B - grade 5 from IB Diploma will be accepted.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Extended Project 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H5, H5, H5 This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 or A-C/A1-C3) or Higher level minimum grade H5/D1
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalent level 2 qualifications. All level 2 quals must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Acceptable Maths and English equivalents considered in lieu of GCSE:- - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2:- Application of Number and Communication Maths and English Language grade C or above:- Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Maths and English Language grade 2 or above:- Scottish Credit Standard Grade
HNC (BTEC) Not accepted
HND (BTEC) Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS