BSc

Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year

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BSc Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year Code N40F Clearing places available – 0800 121 40 80

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Key Facts

Code N40F
  • Typical A-level offer

    Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have a suitable background education, experience and motivation.

  • Course Length

    4 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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The information on this page relates to September 2019 entry. For 2020 information, including grade requirements, please check our prospectus.

This multi-accredited BSc Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year degree offers you the chance to unlock and develop your technical knowledge, skills and expertise while gaining professional recognition from the world’s leading accountancy bodies such as the ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CII, ICSATopics covered include financial reporting, management accounting, corporate finance, taxation, audit and computerised accounting systems. This is the perfect degree if you are interested in pursuing a role within the Accountancy and/or Finance sector.

The integrated foundation year - designed for prospective students who do not have a sufficient or relevant academic background - is the perfect option to access this highly-sort scheme. In the foundation year, you will be brought up to speed on the fundamentals of Accounting and Finance, providing a solid base for you to go on and enjoy the full undergraduate degree.

Year 3 and 4 modules.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

95% of our Business and Administrative subject students were satisfied that the staff were good at explaining things, 88 for the sector. (NSS 2019)

97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

Overview

ACCA Accredited ProgrammeCIMA Accredited ICAEW Accredited CIFPA Accredited CII Accredited ICAS Accredited

Why study Accounting and Finance at Aberystwyth?

  • This programme will help fast-track your accountancy career by giving you exemptions from key professional examinations.
  • You will be taught and mentored by qualified and recognised accountants who have a wealth of industry and academic experience.
  • Following the foundation year, the syllabus of this course is identical to its sister course [Accounting and Finance, N400].
Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Employability

Graduate Destinations:

  • Chartered Accountant;
  • Chartered Certified Accountant;
  • Chartered Management Accountant;
  • Chartered Public Finance Accountant;
  • Accountant Technician.

Some of our graduates have also explored other pathways:

  • Tax Advisor;
  • Auditor;
  • Investment Analyst;
  • Financial Trader;
  • Retail Banker;
  • Economist;
  • Actuary.  

Careers and Employability

From the moment you arrive at the Aberystwyth Business School, we will work with you to build on your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the AberForward scheme, which is a paid internship;
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and international companies through our visiting speaker programme;
  • Experience and learn with one of our partner Universities through our Erasmus + or International Exchange Programme. 

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Discover more about the various employment opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department.

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four-year degree scheme.

In the first foundation year, you will be introduced to core components of Accounting and Finance.

In your second year you will discover:

  • The three key areas of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management;
  • Quantitative techniques and the use of specialist statistical software.

In your third year you will explore:

  • Investment analysis;
  • Portfolio selection and risk management;
  • The specific rules and practices of accounting in fields such as audit and taxation;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Financial and management accounting;
  • Business Law.

In your final year you will study:

  • Trends in management accounting;
  • Financial accounting and corporate finance;
  • Options to focus on auditing, taxation or financial statement analysis.

How will I be taught?

Our course is taught through the medium of lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials. All our modules are available online after the lecture or seminar for you to watch in the comfort of your own room.

You will be assessed through:

  • Examinations;
  • Assessed essays;
  • Reports;
  • Projects;
  • Presentations;
  • Coursework.

You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have a suitable background education, experience and motivation.

GCSE requirements (grade C min):

BTEC National Diploma:

International Baccalaureate:

European Baccalaureate:

The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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