BSc

Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year

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Key Facts

N40F
  • UCAS Tariff

  • Course Length

    4 Year

Further details on entry requirements

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Designed for prospective students who do not have a sufficient academic background, the BSc Accounting and Finance (with integrated foundation year) at Aberystwyth University is the perfect option to access this highly sought-after degree scheme. The foundation year provides a solid base, providing you with the skills and competencies needed to successfully progress through the full undergraduate degree.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction for the subject of Finance (NSS 2020). 

91% overall satisfaction for the Aberystwyth Business School (NSS 2020). 

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

Why study Accounting and Finance at Aberystwyth?

Our research-active staff will help you develop a broad understanding of the operational context, and the impact of financial measurement 

and disclosure on cash-flow, internal policy, and financial systems. This will enhance your understanding of how financial data may be used to inform and influence managers, investors and decision makers; and how the presentation of financial information can impact the longevity (and profitability/sustainability) of a company or public sector organisation.

Our degrees are accredited by the following:

Opportunities for Accounting and Finance (with integrated foundation year) students at Aberystwyth include:

  • being taught and mentored by qualified and recognised accountants with a wealth of industry and academic experience
  • studying a degree accredited by the world’s leading accountancy bodies
  • introduction to legal issues relevant to the business environment
  • professional exemptions from the main UK professional accounting bodies exams.

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.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Fundamentals of Management and Business * AB15120 20
Data Analytics AB15220 20
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance AB11120 20
Understanding the Economy AB13120 20
Accounting and Finance for Specialists AB11220 20

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Accounting and Finance: Analysis and Application AB31420 20
Advanced Financial Accounting AB31120 20
Advanced Management Accounting AB31220 20
Investments and Financial Instruments AB31320 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Taxation AB31520 20
The Role and Practice of Auditing AB31620 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

Accountancy firms, investment banks and financial institutions offer a range of career opportunities to suit all interests including traditional auditing and assurance work, management consulting, corporate finance, IT consulting, tax planning and insolvency. We have established links with the major accounting and finance employers. As well as placing our students in traditional accounting firms including Deloitte, PwC, E&Y, KPMG, our recent graduates have secured employment with other well-known organisations such as Barclays, the BBC, Lidl and the NHS.

Learning & Teaching

What will I learn?

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

First year:

  • Academic Skills Foundation 1 & 2
  • Economics, Finance and Accounting For Business
  • Foundations of Management and Marketing 
  • Information Technology for University Students * 
  • Introduction to Statistics * 
  • The Mathematics Driving Licence *.

Second year:

  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance *
  • Accounting and Finance for Specialists
  • Understanding the Economy
  • Fundamentals of Management and Business*
  • Data Analytics.

Third year:

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Corporate Governance, Risk and Ethics Corporate Finance and Financial Markets
  • Business Law for Managers
  • Taxation.

Final year:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Investments and Financial Instruments
  • Accounting and Finance: Analysis and Application
  • Theory and Practice of Auditing.

* also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh.

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

UCAS Tariff

A Levels Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh, Mathematics (grade 4, new grading system in England)

BTEC National Diploma:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

International Baccalaureate:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

European Baccalaureate:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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