University of Essex

Accounting (including Foundation Year) University of Essex Degree level: Undergraduate

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Open to UK and EU students only, our BSc Accounting (including foundation year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate course. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. Our compulsory English language and academic skills module supplements your academic subjects. Understanding the financial drivers of business underpins leadership, strategy and planning, and governance and ethics are essential for a fast-paced career. You are taught by experts with both academic and private sector experience giving you a firm grounding in all aspects of accounting. Financial accounting is concerned with the preparation of financial statements which will be used by external parties. Management accounting is concerned with providing information to assist managers in their decision-making. As the study of finance is essential to our accounting students, your second year includes finance modules to give you an understanding of how financial theory can aid decision-making in organisations.

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 N401
Institution code E70
Campus name Colchester Campus
Campus code -

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

Please note that this course is not open to international applicants.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points To include 2 full A-levels (or equivalent)
A level DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on subjects studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points Including Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies grade 4 or above (if not taken at Higher Level). Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths.

We are happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 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

Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

Provider information

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University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01206 873666

Fax: 01206 872808