University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Finance (including a Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Begin a dynamic route to a high-flying career in the world of Finance and tackle this ever-changing sector head on. Why Study With Us? Do you have an interest in current financial and business issues? Are you interested in the way businesses obtain and manage their financing? Our degree has been designed to deepen your knowledge of the wider business and finance environment. You’ll explore innovative corporate practices and discover the implications and opportunities of globalisation, all the while developing key business, entrepreneurial and personal skills, such as team working, communication and problem solving. Join a Business Finance course that allows you to tackle this ever-changing sector head on. The course is delivered by a team committed to making your career aspirations and professional objectives a reality in today’s global economy. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so.

Course details


Your transformation from student to a finance professional begins from day one. Your Foundation Year (Level 3) will provide you with a broad subject knowledge base that will introduce you to the key themes and perspectives relating to your chosen degree. You will also develop the academic skills needed to succeed in your degree area, such as academic writing, referencing and public speaking. From Year 1 (Level 4) you will develop authentic finance skills through practical application and real business experiences. Making extensive use of up-to-date technology, you will gain the kinds of skills and analytical abilities employers seek. You will be exposed to key concepts in business finance and in areas such as leadership, Marketing and people management, strategic management and sustainable Entrepreneurship. This solid foundation will support your advanced studies into specialist areas including risk management, financial reporting and analysis for management, and the role of the finance manager.

Assessment method

The modules are assessed through a combination of assignments, examinations, group and individual projects. Our teaching directly supports the development of your key skills, knowledge and understanding that are relevant to the assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Maths at grade C/4 is required. Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Business Finance (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS