University of Surrey

Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year University of Surrey Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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There’s growing demand from businesses around the world for qualified accounting and finance professionals. This programme is designed to match the requirements of the UK’s accounting bodies, allowing you to take significant steps towards becoming a qualified accountant, as well as developing skills essential for all kinds of business careers.

The Surrey Business School has a fantastic track record for graduate employment. We make use of guest speakers from business and industry, and embed our own internationally renowned research into your studies.

You’ll explore the core elements of accounting and finance in detail, through modules on financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation, corporate finance and financial risk.

Our BSc Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year) course also delves into various aspects of business operations, from the challenges of managing people, processes and customers, to the way organisations operate within a global political, legal and social environment.

This blend of specific accounting and finance modules with a wider understanding of business gives you both a strong theoretical foundation in the subject and an appreciation of how accounting and finance theory is applied in real-world business situations.

We’re always looking to make it easier to access the education we offer, so we have launched the option of taking a degree with a foundation year.

A foundation year is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:

• You don’t have the grades for a full degree course
• You have non-traditional qualifications or experience
• You’re starting university after some time away from education
• You’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.

During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.

As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.

Course details


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website. The link is under course ‘contact details’ to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including assessment methods, programme structure, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

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 NN36
Institution code S85
Campus name Stag Hill
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCC Overall:

We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Overall:
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 3 credits
P: 21 credits
QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 21 at Distinction, 3 at Merit and and 21 at Pass
Scottish Higher BBBCC Overall:

GCSE or Equivalent:
English Language: Scottish National 5 - C.
Maths : Scottish National 5 - B
Applicants must have achieved these Scottish National grades at the time of making their application.
Extended Project A Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE or Equivalent:

GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade B (5) (or equivalent). Applicants must have achieved these GCSE grades at the time of making their application.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Overall:

GCSE or Equivalent:
English HL4/SL4 and either Maths HL4/SL4 or Maths Studies HL4/SL4.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC Overall:

GCSE or Equivalent:
English Language: Scottish National 5 - C.
Maths : Scottish National 5 - B
Applicants must have achieved these Scottish National grades at the time of making their application.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Overall:
Pass overall with CCC from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
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

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2020/21:

Provider information

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University of Surrey

Course contact details

Admissions Services

+44(0)1483 682222