Accounting demands a range of transferable skills, including quantitative, analytical and decision-making skills, and perceptive abilities. You will develop these and a good understanding of accounting and the environment in which it operates on this BSc Accounting with Foundation Year. You will also develop the ability to apply a wide range of accounting skills and competencies, from preparing financial statements to interpreting complex material and relating theory to practice. This accounting degree has been designed so that you can focus predominantly on accounting modules, while learning the supervisory and management skills that will give you the confidence to take on more challenges in the workplace. You will also be able to tailor your degree to your interests with option modules such as marketing, organisational behaviour or international finance. The degree is recognised by ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA, the leading professional accounting bodies, and exemptions from their professional examinations are possible. Birkbeck has a diverse student community, which creates a stimulating and supportive learning environment. You will interact with peers possessing a broad range of experience, many of whom will have come directly from careers as administrators, clerical workers or managers, to develop more detailed and nuanced insights into accounting and management. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will automatically progress to our three-year, full-time, evening study BSc Accounting. We also offer part-time Foundation Year degrees which allow you to spread out your Foundation Year studies over two years. As the 'Foundation Year' is made up of 120 credits, as a part-time student you can take 60 credits in each of your first and second years before starting the main four-year BSc Accounting. This means that you can take six years to complete the part-time degree with Foundation Year. Highlights
- Our Foundation Year degrees will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.
- Recognised by ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA, the leading professional accounting bodies.
- Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
- Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, with 83% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
- We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
- chartered accountant
- chartered management accountant
- tax adviser
- retail banker.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
Most modules are assessed by an unseen formal examination and coursework; examinations are normally taken at the end of each term.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
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Additional entry requirements
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Applicants who do not hold grade C or grade 4 GCSE-level English and mathematics may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises English and mathematics. This audit assesses an applicant’s potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular programme of study.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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