The lecturers have a wealth of industry experience…the experience you get, the connections, the networking you do, will help and benefit you as you go off into the world.

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Duration:

4 years

UCAS code:

N408

Location(s):

Canterbury
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Overview

Gain a thorough understanding of accounting and take the first step into higher education with our Accounting with Foundation Year course.

Accounting is at the heart of all business decisions and encompasses a vast range of careers, from traditional auditing to global management consulting.

Our Business foundation year will help you take your first step into higher education, broadening your industry knowledge and enabling you to progress to a related undergraduate degree. It aims to help you develop a strong foundation of business knowledge, alongside academic and transferable skills, to ensure you get the most out of your degree-level studies.

Christ Church Business School has strong professional links and offers great work experience opportunities to help prepare you for the future. Guest speakers are regularly invited to share their knowledge with our students, and our ‘Business Futures’ weeks offer you the chance to connect with businesses.

Why Study Accounting with Foundation Year?

Our experienced team has created an engaging course that captures the diversity of accounting. You'll have the opportunity to learn the language of finance, discover the inner workings of the markets, and stand out to recruiters with "Bloomberg Certification" Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) on your CV. This is free for our students and you can take this during your studies. 

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have 32 UCAS Tariff points, although those without formal qualifications may be considered on an individual basis, however these students should still apply through UCAS.

Business School students are also required to have GCSE mathematics at Grade C or equivalent.

More information about entry requirements.

32
UCAS Points

All about the course

You'll develop a broad understanding of the legal, business and social environments in which accountancy operates and you'll become confident in the technical languages and practices of the sector, including: measurement and disclosure in financial statements; managerial accounting; auditing; taxation; business law and corporate finance.

You'll develop knowledge, critical analysis and interpersonal skills through lectures, seminars, workshops and a variety of assessment modes.

Areas you'll explore include:

  • financial accounting
  • economics
  • management accounting

In the first year, you'll gain a solid grounding in the challenges of managing organisations and information technology, and you'll start to develop the analytical skills that are required by employers.

In Years 2 and 3, you'll take a variety of core modules which prepare you for a professional career and you'll select optional modules so you can gain a broader understanding of the business world.

You'll have the opportunity to spend a year on professional work placement which is supported by a dedicated placement officer within the Business School. You can also take the Employability Skills module in Year 2 to help develop your skills in seeking and obtaining a work placement or internship.

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

Our teaching team will share with you their expert knowledge, experience and research insights during stimulating lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

You will typically have around 12 contact hours per week, depending on your module choices, in addition to independent learning.

Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and you'll also be supported by your academic personal tutor.

In Year 2, you will undertake a minimum of 4 weeks or 120 hours placement with an external organisation as part of the compulsory Work-based Learning module.

Your final year project will be based on a live brief from a relevant industry.

All courses are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

Each week, you'll need to undertake 15 hours of independent learning and assessment activity. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete.

You'll also undertake independent research during Year 2 for an Extended Essay and in Year 3 for your Dissertation. You'll work under the supervision of a member of the course team, who you'll meet with regularly.

The landscape of accounting is changing rapidly. We equip our students with the practical skills in order to succeed in an increasingly global and competitive environment.

Ahmad AlshehabiProgramme Director BSc Accounting

How you’ll be assessed

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or 'formative' assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

40% coursework
45% written exams
5% practical exams
10% presentation

Your future career

Many graduates go on to study accounting at professional level. However, this versatile degree can help open doors to a variety of roles in business. The mentoring offered by our experienced team will guide and prepare you for your first business or professional accountancy role.

Fees

The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time - Foundation Year 0 £7,050 £9,910
Full-time - years 1-3 * £9,250 £13,000
Full-time - placement year * £1,850 N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

* The tuition fees of £9,250 / £13,000 / £1,850 relate to 2020/21 only. Please read the 2020/21 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2020/21 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

Professional accreditation

Our accounting course gives maximum exemptions through accredited modules. Accounting at Christ Church holds all available exemptions from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), CPA Australia, and the majority of exemptions from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).If you plan to pursue a professional accounting qualification post-graduation, the exemptions expedite your chosen professional qualification, and appeal to prospective employers.We also offer modules accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM). Our Project Management module was the first from a university to gain accreditation and exemption for its teaching and assessment.The Business School has accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The year two modules of Management and Leadership, Project Management, Management Accounting and Human Resource Management are accredited by the CMI and on successful completion you will be eligible for CMI Level 5 qualifications in Leadership and Management.

Industry links

A Business School Advisory Board has been established which includes representatives from across the private and public sector. This encourages employer engagement as The Board engages in discussion about technical content of the curriculum and the development of wider employability skills, the provision of work placement opportunities, guest speakers, live case studies, and workplace visits.

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Duration:

4 years

UCAS code:

N408

Location(s):

Canterbury
Apply via UCAS
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