Why study this course?
Our Accounting and Finance (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the ideal course if you’re interested in studying accounting and finance at undergraduate level but you can’t meet the entry requirements or don’t have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard degree.
On graduation of this four-year degree you’ll gain professional exemptions from accounting bodies including ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, AIA and IFA, facilitating your journey to becoming a qualified accountant or finding success in a finance-related career.
This course received a 93% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2021, which makes us third in the country for accounting.
More about this course
Our four-year accounting and finance programme has been designed with an integrated foundation year to allow you to develop key academic skills and build your confidence at the beginning of your degree. You’ll learn core business skills and the key principles of accounting, as well as numerical and technological skills that are vital for analysing data.
The foundation year of this degree is intended to prepare you for your subsequent years of studying accounting and finance, so you’ll enter Year 1 well-equipped to study at undergraduate level.
Our teaching staff have academic and professional experience in public audit, taxation, financial reporting, management accounting and information systems. You will also benefit from visiting industry speakers who are invited to give presentations on contemporary accounting, finance and business-related topics throughout your degree course.
You will share your foundation year with students on other foundation year courses, allowing you to share insights and get a taste of a variety of other business-related disciplines.
Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Accounting and Finance BA (Hons).
Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of study, there is some flexibility to allow you to do this.
You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.
What is a degree with foundation year?
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.