University of Central Lancashire

Accounting and Financial Studies (Foundation Entry) University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate

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Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. This degree, accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), is designed to provide you with a sound understanding of accounting and financial studies and is ideal if you’re interested in a financial or related consultancy career within the accountancy profession, industry or commerce.

This course provides a sound understanding of accounting and financial studies for students interested in a financial or related consultancy career within the accountancy profession, industry or commerce. It would also be of interest to those seeking to service these industries, such as a career in information systems development. Such a course may therefore be described as satisfying the education needs of a student seeking to obtain the skills necessary to become a financially astute professional, making real changes, and contributing to the creation of new systems for business, but who do not see qualifying as an accountant as a necessary prerequisite for such a career.

This course may, therefore, be described as going further than a traditional course in accounting in providing the skills required by finance professionals who are often not provided within the framework of a more traditional undergraduate accounting education. However, this course is also eminently suited to those who think that they may ultimately wish to pursue a career as a professional accountant.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Managing Business Information (Year long), Skills for HE (Year long), Business in Context (Semester 1), Introduction to Enterprise (Semester 1). Choose two from: Accounting and Economics (Semester 2), Managing People and Organisations (Semester 2), Marketing and Retail (Semester 2)

Year 2 Compulsory Modules: Business Economics, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, Fundamentals of Management Accounting, The Business Environment, Business Law, Introduction to Personal & Professional Practice.

Year 3 Compulsory Modules: Financial Accounting for Managers, Management Accounting Techniques, Professional Skills Development, Finance for Managers in Business, Professional Ethics, Introduction to Accounting Information Systems for Entrepreneurs & Enterprise, Learning and Development for Business and Management Education.

Optional Sandwich Year.

Year 4 Compulsory Modules: Financial Reporting for Managers, Decision Making for Business, Accounting Information Systems for Entrepreneurs & Enterprise. Year 4 Optional Modules: Financial Management for Business, Research Methods, Undergraduate Dissertation, Professional Ethics for the Manager, Fit 4 Work, Learning and Development for Business and Management Education.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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

Course code F524
Institution code C30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code U

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level 72 UCAS points at A2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma 72 UCAS points
Scottish Higher 72 UCAS points
AS Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 72 UCAS points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DM
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM
Scottish Advanced Higher 72 UCAS points


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,500 Year 1
EU £5,500 Year 1
England £5,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,500 Year 1
Scotland £5,500 Year 1
Wales £5,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Provider information

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE


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