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The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of accounting and finance, and in particular, who are looking to pursue a professional career in accounting and finance. It seeks to give students a learning experience that allows them to develop proficiencies that create effective accounting professionals in today’s changing business environment. The curriculum and learning and teaching strategy are complemented by guest lectures and ‘live’ workshops to promote independent learning and increasing their employability skills for the future. This knowledge and skills will be further developed and expanded in the years following successful completion of the Foundation Year. The degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and work/professional related learning, for applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance and its related skills. The year provides students with knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of accounting and finance in a business context along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate accounting and finance programme at levels 4, 5 and 6. The Foundation Year seeks to develop numeracy skills with the aim to develop students’ accountancy, business mathematical knowledge and skills in a way which encourages confidence and appreciation of mathematics as a subject, providing students with the mathematical background necessary for accounting and finance at undergraduate level. The Foundation Year also offers a literacy skills module that is designed to support students entering Higher Education at Level 3 wishing to progress to a BSc in Accounting and Finance. Year 1 provides you with a good understanding of the foundations of accounting and finance alongside the fundamentals of business. Years 2 and 3 gives you in-depth knowledge of how companies use accounting and finance to make decisions, report performance under conditions of uncertainty and risk. The programme provides the intellectual underpinnings required for a professional career in a rapidly changing work environment, a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development and a significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands through work experience opportunities. This degree is ideal for those interested in a future professional career in accounting, finance, audit and taxation. It offers an excellent grounding in accounting and finance and acts as a foundation for further study in accounting or finance at postgraduate or professional level.
Students will study for four years with two semesters in each year. In the Foundation Year, students will take 3 modules in each semester, giving a total of 120 credits per year. In Years 1, 2, and 3 students will study three modules in each semester, making a total of 120 credits per year. Students may take an internship in the summer break before they enter their final year.
Assessment is designed to meet the programme and module learning outcomes both academically and professionally in formative form including the preparation and feedback from seminars, workshops, tests and presentations, as well as in summative assessment that contributes to the grade, including assignment, group work/studies, project and exam. The programme also involves group work and group assessment.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||32 - 40 points||32 UCAS points from the equivalent of one A Level or 40 UCAS points from the equivalent of two A Levels.|
|A level||C - DE|
In addition we require applicants to hold 5 GCSEs at A-C including English, and Grade D or above in Maths or equivalent qualifications.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||IELTS 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||51||Pearsons (academic) score of 51 with no one component below 51|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.