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Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)

Bangor University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)

Our Accounting and Finance course (with Foundation Year) is a four-year course with an integrated foundation year which leads to the same qualification as our three-year honours degree. It has been specifically designed for those wanting to undertake degree-level study but who may not meet the entry requirements or have traditional qualifications.

The Foundation Year (Year 0) offers you the chance to expand and strengthen your confidence, skills and knowledge – ensuring that you are well-prepared and qualified to progress into Year 1 of the undergraduate degree.

By studying for a degree in Accounting and Finance, you will acquire skills that are central to the management of organisations, for measuring performance and maintaining the cash flows that are essential for the prosperity of any private company or public sector organisation.

Accounting is much more than just the mechanical manipulation of financial data to produce company accounts. The methods for preparing accounting information must be applied with judgement, and with an understanding of the purposes for which the information will be used. A wide range of decision makers need to understand the key principles which underpin a cost or profit figure produced by an accountant.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 Entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 48 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.

  • A Levels (including: AS-levels, General Studies)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • BTEC Diplomas and Certificate are accepted and Cambridge Technical Diplomas / Certificates
  • Cambridge Technical Diplomas and Certificates
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Scottish Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate is accepted

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

In Year 0 you will take modules intended to familiarise you with core themes, principles and topics that you will study in greater depth later in the degree:

  • Business Functions
  • Business Law
  • Management Studies
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

You will also follow take modules:

  • IT and Communication Skills
  • Computing
  • UK government and Society
  • Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
  • Academic Skills.

Year 1 of all our Single Honours degree courses will provide you with a strong foundation in the disciplines offered in Bangor Business School – Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing – together with in-depth study of core topics in the field of Accounting and Banking. You will also benefit from a comprehensive introduction to key analytical skills.

In Years 2 and 3, you will progressively specialise in your course’s core field of study. In addition to further developing your skills, you will also be introduced to more specialist approaches, theories and concepts.

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons) degree.

Career paths

Many graduates from Bangor Business School pursue careers in areas such as accountancy, banking, investment, insurance, risk management, marketing, human resource management and retail management.

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Why study at Bangor University

A top 10 university

The Complete University Guide 2021 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 15 in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2020.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALlED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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