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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, starting with our inspiring and professionally-orientated course. Your transformation from student to a finance professional begins from day one. You will develop finance skills through practical application and real business experiences. Making extensive use of up-to-date technology, you will gain the 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. Develop Key Skills This course strikes a balance between developing financial and business analysis skills. It equips you with techniques that help organisations plan and improve their decision-making process. It also prepares you for careers that require financial modelling skills. With this degree you will play a critical role in bridging the technical expertise of ‘hardcore’ data engineers with the operational expertise of marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, risk, and other frontline managers, ensuring that the deep insights generated through sophisticated analytics translate into impact at scale in an organisation. 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. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.


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Assessment method

Modules are assessed through a combination of assignments, examinations, and group and individual projects. Our teaching directly supports the development of the 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