Covering the latest practices and theories of accounting, our BA (Hons) in Accountancy with Foundation Year offers essential training for entry into this truly prestigious global profession, along with an impressive range of exemptions from professional accountancy body examinations.
Fundamental to planning and forecasting, budgeting and control, taxation and decision making, competent and resourceful accountants are essential to success in business and commerce.
Why do an accountacy degree?
The initial foundation year offers you an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of accounting and helps prepare you for degree level study. Our dedicated and experienced team will draw on the latest practices and theories of accounting.
You’ll also be able to choose from a number of optional modules in your final year, which include (amongst others) taxation and audit.
Alongside developing your accountancy-related knowledge, we will help you develop lifelong learning skills so that you can reflect on, articulate, transfer and take ownership of the development of your skills, maximising your success.
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.
An accountancy 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.
You will also have the skills of attention to detail and strong organisational ability.
What can I do with this qualification?
After graduation, you may choose to enter industry and get a job as a trainee company accountant or internal auditor, or join a practice and train as an auditor or tax consultant.
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.
They use large-scale recruitment campaigns and assessments to attract the most promising graduates and have high-minimum requirements.
- UCAS points: 48
- Level 3: Any subjects are acceptable
- GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4 to 9
- IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 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.
- UCAS Code: N410
- Duration: 4 years
- Level: RQF Level 3-6
- Awarding Body: University of Bolton
- Assessment: Exams, essays, reports and presentations
- Mode of Delivery: Full Time
- Timetable options: Week Days / Evenings / Weekends (See website for full details of available timetables)
- Intake dates: Sept 2020 and Jan 2021
You may be able to borrow money to help pay for college or university tuition fees and to help with living costs. Student finance is available on all our HND, Foundation, Bachelors and Top-Up Degree Courses.