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BA (Hons) Accountancy (with Foundation Year)

Course Overview

Study BA (Hons) Accounting with Foundation Year and become one of the ‘most employable’ graduates. Enquire about this course or visit us at an Open Day.

The initial foundation year of BA (Hons) Accountancy offers you an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of accounting and helps prepare you for degree level study. Our BA (Hons) in Accountancy with Foundation Year is designed to give you the academic knowledge and practical skills needed for a professional career in accountancy.

Alongside developing your accountancy-related knowledge, we will help you develop lifelong learning skills so that you can reflect on, articulate, transfer to everyday life, maximising your success! You will also be able to choose from a number of optional modules in your final year, which include (amongst others) taxation and audit.

Why study this course?

  • This degree will develop your understanding of accountancy practices, commerce, industry and finance.
  • Accountancy graduates will develop a variety of technical and transferable skills that are sought after by a wide range of business sector employers and organisations.
  • You will learn about commercial awareness and how businesses function, and gain numerical and quantitative skills linked to the business context.
  • You will be able to solve problems, analyse data and statistics, and have the ability to present information both orally and on paper.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    4 years
  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with


  • Skills 101 (ACC3101)
  • Skills 102 (ACC3102)
  • Financial and Legal Context (ACC3103)
  • Numeracy in Practise (ACC3104)
  • Financial and Management Accounting (ACC3105)
  • Finance in the Business World (ACC3106)
  • Academic Language and Skills 1 (EFP3003)
  • Academic Language and Skills 2 (EFP3004)
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals (ACC4013)
  • Introduction to Law for Accountants (ACC4014)
  • Principles of Economics (ACC4015)
  • Management Accounting Fundamentals (ACC4016)
  • Accountant in the Business Environment (ACC4017)
  • Quantitative Methods for Accountants (ACC4018)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (ACC5001)
  • Management Accounting and Decision-Making (ACC5002)
  • Personal and Business Tax (ACC5003)
  • Auditing and Assurance (ACC5004)
  • Professional Accountant in Practice (ACC5005)
  • Contemporary Business Management (ACC5006)
  • Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting (ACC6001)
  • Advanced Taxation (ACC6002)
  • Financial Management (ACC6003)
  • Financial Crime (ACC6004)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (ACC6005)
  • Advanced Auditing Practice (ACC6006)
  • Investigative Study (ACC6007)
  • International Business and Finance (ACC6008)

Career progression

An accountancy degree will provide you with a platform to enter a range of sectors, Taxation or Auditing specialist, investment and insurance, management consultancy, and government agencies such as HM Revenue and Customs.

Many of our graduates have gone on to qualify as accountants, with either CIMA, ACCA, ICAS or ICAEW. Accountancy graduates can also explore graduate schemes, which are long-term employment contracts, often as an accountant in an SME or even a very large, multinational accountancy firms such as Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and EY.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS points: 48
  • Level 3: Any subjects are acceptable
  • GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4 to 9
  • IELTS: 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any band (Non-native speakers)

If you did not study GCSEs / A-Levels and have non-traditional entry qualifications or relevant work experience we will be happy to consider your application. You will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.

  • Rao M Kashif Khan
    Deputy Head of School of Business and Enterprise