Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting & Finance with a Foundation Year

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Course summary

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The BSc Accounting and Finance with a Foundation Year, is a programme for the student who wants to reach the top level of accounting and finance management. The four year course is designed for students with an interest in both accounting and finance (including management accounting, financial accounting, and corporate finance). Providing an excellent foundation in both areas, our course offers significant freedom to choose from a range of optional modules to suit your developing interests. With pioneering research and industry knowledge at the forefront of our teaching, our expert academics will help you develop the skills that are essential to excelling in a career within the accounting and finance sector. The foundation year is taught at The College, on Bay Campus. Located next to the School of Management, The College is the University’s pathway provider and offers a unique learning environment; designed to fully prepare you for the final three years of your degree. Small lecture and seminar classes, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching help you to realise your full academic potential. Accounting and Finance at Swansea University is currently recognised as one of the best departments in the UK for producing the highest degree results in comparison to entry requirements – we are ranked within the Top 15 in the UK for Value Added (Guardian University Guide, 2020). As a student of our Accounting and Finance department within the School of Management at Swansea University, you can expect to receive excellent teaching, driven by our world-class academic team of staff and state-of-the-art Bay Campus facilities. The years following your Foundation Year are 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). We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for 2020 for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

Course details


For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit the School's web pages at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/som/. The Foundation Year (Year 0) gives you the opportunity to build your knowledge in accounting and finance and offers a high level of support through small lecture and seminar classes. Years 1 – 3 will be taught at the School of Management, which is adjacent to The College. All of our undergraduate courses combine a range of compulsory modules that students must study in their first year. Later years then allow significant freedom to pick optional modules, which hone in on your developing interests and specialisation.

Assessment method

For details on each module’s assessment criteria, please consult the Module Catalogue within the School's web pages at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/som/. Typically, each module includes a written examination after the taught elements have been completed (so a 15 credit module taken in the first semester will be examined in December, a 15 credit module taken in the second semester will be examined in April) and coursework or continuous assessment consisting of a number of assignments. Assignments may be individual assignments, group assignments, presentations or business reports, for example. Students thus have every opportunity to develop key-skills in the use of Information Technology to gather, coordinate and present information, and also their confidence in presentation. Typically continuous assessment might count for approximately 30% of the total mark, with examinations weighted at 70% but the proportion can vary considerably between modules.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeNN4F
Institution code S93
Campus nameBay Campus
Campus codeB

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Students that are based outside the UK or EU, should apply directly, through The College, here: www.swansea.ac.uk/the-college

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

A foundation year is available for students who do not achieve the grades necessary for their chosen degree programme.

Fees and funding

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Swansea University
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Accounting & Finance with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS