University of Buckingham

Accounting and Finance (with integrated Foundation) University of Buckingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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The University of Buckingham is:
o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Joint 4th in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1
o Flexible – start your course in September or January

The BSc Accounting and Finance (with integrated Foundation) 3 year programme will benefit those individuals who wish to study an undergraduate degree but have non-standard academic qualifications.

Year one will follow the Foundation Pathway programme, and introduce students to key concepts and study skills. In years two and three students will build on these skills and enhance their knowledge, understanding and practice in core subjects. Throughout the three years a student will be equipped with the skills to reach their potential in academic studies.

Recent corporate scandals across the world have drawn attention to the importance of accountancy and finance. Degree programmes designed to meet the demands of the 21st Century, but which still teach the underlying skills, make it an exciting time to be studying accounting and finance at Buckingham.

The flagship Accounting and Finance programme (previously known as Accounting and Financial Management) provides an academically rigorous study of the principal accounting and finance disciplines. It also has a strong vocational orientation, providing significant exemptions from the examinations of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Course details

Modules

Advanced Academic Skills,
Critical Thinking,
Decision Making for Business,
English and Study Skills,
English for Academic Studies,
Essential Mathematics,
International Studies,
Introduction to Financial Studies,
Life and Institutions,
Research Skills,
Business Information Systems 2: Business Applications and IT Management,
Corporate and Business Law,
The Economic Environment of Business,
Financial Accounting,
Introduction to Business,
Introduction to Management,
Introduction to Financial Accounting,
Introduction to Management Accounting,
Management Accounting,
Marketing 1,
Quantitative Methods 1,
Quantitative Methods 2,
Auditing,
Financial Management,
Financial Reporting,
Financial Risk Management,
Taxation A,
Taxation B,
The Economic Environment of Business,
Four of the following 30 unit options,
Business Ethics,
Business Psychology,
Business Operations,
Business Simulation,
The Economics of Europe,
International Marketing,
Money, Banking and Financial Markets,
Regulation and Privatisation,
Statistics for Business and Economics,
French or Spanish,
Understanding the World of Business.

Assessment method

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students.

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

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 NN44
Institution code B90
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. Ranked joint 4th in England and joint 7th in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) for student satisfaction this year, the University and has always scored highly since it started taking part 14 years ago. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level Entry requirements vary. Please contact our Admissions Team.

Applicants should have satisfactory completion of grade 12 plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above, plus evidence of genuine intellectual capacity. If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0.

Please note that the first nine months of this programme constitute the Foundation stage. Students are expected to pass in all the Foundation modules with marks of 60% or more, in order to progress to the second year stage of the course.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £34,650 Whole course
EU £34,650 Whole course
International £44,250 Whole course
England £34,650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £34,650 Whole course
Scotland £34,650 Whole course
Wales £34,650 Whole course

Additional fee information

Home Students: Buckingham students are eligible for support from Student Finance England towards their studies: (1) An annual repayable Tuition Fee Loan of £6,165 (September 2019) paid direct to the University if you are studying a 9 Term programme (2 years and 1 term). Where applicants are taking an 8 term degree (two year honours degree) or start in January they may be eligible for an annual repayable Tuition Fee Loan of £7,400 (September 2019). Students are responsible for paying the remaining balance to the University for each term’s fees. (2) An annual repayable Maintenance Loan to help with living costs (the amount awarded is dependent on household income). Most students at Buckingham receive additional maintenance loan support for the additional 10 weeks a year of study from the Long Courses Loan. This is paid directly to you after registration. The undergraduate fees, bursaries and scholarships can be found on our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/fees/

Sponsorship information

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

Provider information

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University of Buckingham
Hunter Street
Buckingham
MK18 1EG


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