Accountancy with Foundation University of Bolton
University of Bolton

Counting on a career in accountancy? Covering the latest practices and theories of accounting, our Accountancy with Foundation degree offers essential training for entry into this truly prestigious global profession, along with an impressive range of maximum exemptions from professional accountancy body examinations.

Accountancy can trace its history back to the beginnings of civilisation. The necessity to keep track of goods and produce led to the development of writing, and this ancient profession is a global necessity in the 21st century. Fundamental to planning and forecasting, budgeting and control, taxation and decision making, competent and resourceful accountants are essential to success in business and commerce.

Our BA (Hons) in Accountancy with Foundation is designed to give you the strong academic and vocational background needed for a professional career in accountancy.

The initial foundation year offers you an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of accounting and helps prepare you for degree level study. As you progress through the degree, our dedicated and experienced team will draw on the latest practices and theories of accounting. We’ll guide as you explore the two key areas of management accounting and financial accounting and reporting. You’ll also be able to choose from a number of optional modules in your final year which include (amongst others) taxation and audit.

Alongside developing your professional accountancy-related knowledge, we want to help you develop lifelong learning skills so that you can reflect on, articulate, transfer and take ownership of the development of your skills in to the future, maximising your potential for success.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

Skills 101
Business in Practice
Financial and Legal Context
Skills 102
Financial and Management Accounting
Mooting and Interviewing Skills
Financial Accounting Fundamentals
Introduction to Law for Accountants
Principles of Economics
Management Accounting Fundamentals
Accountant in the Business Environment
Quantitative Methods for Accountants
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Management Accounting and Decision-Making
Personal and Business Tax
Auditing and Assurance
Professional Accountant in Practice
Contemporary Business Management
Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
Advanced Taxation
Investigative Study
Financial Management
International Business and Finance
Financial Crime
Strategic Management Accounting
Advanced Auditing Practice

Assessment method

Foundation Level: Written exams (0%), Coursework (100%), Practical exams (0%)
Level One: Written exams (67%), Coursework (33%), Practical exams (0%)
Level Two: Written exams (67%), Coursework (33%), Practical exams (0%)
Level Three: Written exams (58%), Coursework (42%), Practical exams (0%)

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
  • Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Institute of
  • International Accountants, Association of

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 N410
Institution code B44
Campus name Main Site

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma PPP
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 0 credits
P: 45 credits

Applicants are also required to have five GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,250 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

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