University of Bedfordshire

Accounting with Foundation Year University of Bedfordshire Degree level: Undergraduate


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Our degrees with a Foundation year provides a supportive way for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.
The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course.

It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your chosen degree.

Why choose this course

This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background.

It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years.

Course details


During your Foundation Year you will study a range of subjects designed to prepare you for the final three years of your undergraduate degree course.

This includes:
Studying for HE (including current affairs and data analysis)
Two subject-specific units
Additional English (if required) either as a formal unit or as guided learning through our Study Hub
Integrated project that brings together all aspects of your Foundation Year and provides you with a chance to work on an independent piece of work.
What next?
After successfully completing the Foundation Year you can progress onto the first year of your Bachelor's degree. Please see the BA (Hons) Accounting course page for unit information.

Assessment method

Our Business School is committed to a practical and applied education. A large part of the assessment will relate to your demonstration of your ability to carry out accounting in practice, which many students prefer because of the applied approach.

Different assessment methods contribute to your development and help you achieve your goals and enhance your employability throughout this course. Feedback is provided promptly to give you the maximum benefit as part of your learning process.

Estimated percentage breakdown of the different assessment methods:

Formal Examinations: 40%
Coursework, Essays, Reports: 40%
Portfolio: 10%
Presentations: 10%

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 N5FY
Institution code B22
Campus name Luton Campus
Campus code D

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 32 - 48 points
A level C - B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 32 - 48 UCAS Tariff Points
Access to HE Diploma Successfully completed Access Diploma course

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,650 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.

Provider information

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University of Bedfordshire
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Course contact details

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0300 3300 073