Swansea University

Accounting with a Foundation Year Swansea University Degree level: Undergraduate


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The BSc Accounting with a Foundation Year, is ideally suited to students focused on attaining a career in accountancy. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), this four year course will help fast-track any accountancy career by allowing exemptions from key professional examinations. The course is taught by qualified accountants with a wealth of industry and academic experience.

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 10 in the UK for Value Added (Guardian University Guide 2018).
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.

Our BSc Accounting with a Foundation Year, is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), meaning that graduates may be exempt from up to 9 CIMA professional examinations, depending on module selection. As well as this, Swansea offers a number of exemptions from the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations meaning graduates on this course may be exempt (depending on module selection) from 8 out of 9 of the ACCA ‘Fundamentals’ examinations.

We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer 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 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

*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 N40F
Institution code S93
Campus name Bay Campus
Campus code B

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

International applicants

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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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01792 295111

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