Accountancy and Finance with Placement and Business Foundation Year Solent University (Southampton)

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Southampton Solent University

Are you passionate about business? Looking for an alternative route onto a full-time business degree? Southampton Solent’s Business Foundation Year will help you take your first step into higher education, broadening your industry knowledge and enabling you to enrol on a related undergraduate degree programme.

Solent University’s Business Foundation Year is a direct entry point to one of our business-related undergraduate degree programmes, such as marketing, business management or accountancy and finance.

The foundation year is ideal for those who are looking at an alternative route into higher education, or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree.

The course aims to help students develop a strong foundation of business knowledge, alongside academic and transferable skills to ensure they get the most out of their degree-level studies.

Want to build your business knowledge to progress on to a full degree at Solent? The Business Foundation Year will help you build your academic skills, providing you with a platform to pursue a business-related undergraduate degree.
Successful completion of the Business foundation year will provide a pathway to the Accountancy and Finance degree with placement.
Whether you dream of becoming an accountant, investment broker or financial advisor, this full-time degree will help equip you with the skills you’ll need to get your career off to a great start.

This programme aims to help students to take advantage of these graduate jobs by providing them with a solid understanding of the industry, the opportunity to pursue work experience and the chance to engage with specific areas of finance that interest them. Students on the BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance course study intensively, looking at both national and international markets to ensure a firm understanding of the global economy.

The curriculum itself is partly based around first hand advice and real life examples of working in the industry. Not only does this better prepare students for their working life, it also ensures that staff and students are keeping up to date with the latest developments in this fast moving industry.

Our accrediting institutions can provide students with support and guidance both during and after their degree. This support has helped past students to secure year-long work placements, which every students is given the opportunity to undertake between the second and third years of their degree.

Solent is a place of study for students from all over the world. Learning with colleagues from a wide range of different backgrounds helps to emulate real working practises and brings new points of view to discussions and debates.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    5 years


Course details

Modules

Following your foundation year, you will study: Year one: CORE UNITS *Accounting Systems *Business Contexts *The Accountant as a Professional *Introduction to Financial Reporting *Introduction to Management Accounting *Accounting Services. Year two: CORE UNITS *Financial Reporting *Accounting for Management Performance *Financial Management *The UK Monetary and Financial System. OPTIONS *Audit Principles *Business and Personal Tax *Audit Principles *Law in Business *Curriculum Plus. Year three: CORE UNITS *Corporate Reporting *Accounting for Management Decisions *Corporate Financial Management *The International Financial System. OPTIONS *Advanced Taxation *Capital Market Trading *Curriculum Plus.

Assessment method

Most accounting units are assessed through 50 per cent coursework and 50 per cent exams. Some options may be 40/60 per cent weighted, or possibly 100 per cent coursework-based.

You will produce a research dissertation, which gives students the chance to independently use the analytical skills learnt throughout the course and focus on an area of finance that most interests them.

Professional bodies

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

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

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 NNHK
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual component TOEFL IBT 71 with a minimum of 19 in in each individual component- TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent.
GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C / grade 4 or above.
We will consider mature students who haven't recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully.
We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students (as outlined above) and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level DD From a minimum of two A levels
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) PPP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) MM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) MP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AS In combination with other qualifications. GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma MP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma MM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) M GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking. TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.