universal consultancy

BSc (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management with Foundation Year

Whether your goal is to pursue a career in accounting and financial management or to create and operate a profitable company, a solid understanding of numbers will be crucial. This degree programme will provide you with a solid foundation in the most recent accounting and financial management concepts, theories, and applicable practical skills.


Course Details

Course Overview

An accounting and finance degree from our industry-focused curriculum will get you ready for a professional, managerial, or corporate role. You will be given the in-demand employability skills that businesses want, creating prospects for professional advancement and growth.

You will gain expertise on a variety of accounting and finance-related issues by fusing theoretical study and practical know-how. They include taxes, legislation, corporate finance, management accounting, auditing, and assurance.

Graduates of this programme are eligible for membership exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Financial Accountants.

You will be introduced to the essential accounting and financial management settings and ideas you’ll need to advance through the remainder of the course during the foundation year, which will also prepare you for university-level study.

Engaging in degree-level education will provide you with transferable abilities that can be used in any employment setting, whether it’s making an impact as an entrepreneur or moving up the corporate ladder in the field of accounting and financial management.

Full Time and 4 Years
September, January, June

Year 0 (Foundation)

– Orientation for Success in Higher Education (0 credits)
– Academic Skills for Accounting and Finance (0 credits)
– Understanding Change (0 credits)
– Introduction to Financial Management (0 credits)
– Professional Development (0 credits)
– Foundation Year Project (0 credits)

Year 1

– Dynamic Business Environment (20 Credits)
– Business Accounting and Technology (20 Credits)
– Financial Accounting (20 Credits)
– Interpersonal Skills and Managerial Development (20 Credits)
– Introduction to Marketing Management (20 credits)
– Management Accounting (20 Credits)

Year 2

– Management Accounting 2 (20 credits)
– Business and Corporate Law (20 credits)
– Leadership and Change (20 credits)
– Corporate Strategy and Governance (20 credits)
– Financial Reporting (20 credits)
– Research Methods (20 credits)

Year 3

Mandatory Modules

– Audit and Assurance (20 credits)
– Financial Management (20 credits)
– Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
– UK Taxation (20 credits)

Option 1:

– Project/Dissertation (40 credits)

Option 2: 

– Business Ethics (20 credits)
– Research Project (20 credits)

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)
80 UCAS tariff points or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3). 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants are assessed by the admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking, with a numeracy test and for writing via a personal reflection statement.

Applicants aged 21+
If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will also consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.


London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds