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BA (Hons)

Accounting & Finance (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our Accounting & Finance Foundation Entry is one the best pathways into the accounting profession.

Our course combines an academic programme with technical training. Develop your intellectual capacity, analytical skills and gain a strong knowledge and understanding of accounting. You’ll be able to work in audit, tax and accountancy businesses, as well as in financial functions within other organisations.

(This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review. As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable us to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.)

Why study with us

  • ACCA is the fastest growing, most supportive gateway to your career in accountancy, finance, business and management.
  • An ACCA Qualification is recognised in 181 countries – you’ll have the skills and experience to build a successful career anywhere in the world.
  • Accounting at the University is 1st in the UK for learning opportunities and 1st in the North West for teaching quality - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

What you'll do

  • As well as learning theory, you’ll get hands-on with practical Sage and SAP workshops in Years 1-3.
  • Take an optional 48-week paid placement within industry in Year 3, putting theory into practice in a professional business environment.
  • You’ll have the option to study at our Cyprus Campus on completion of Year 2.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Future careers

Accounting and Finance Foundation Entry can lead to a career in industry, commerce and the public sector as accountants or finance officers.

You can complete your ACCA professional qualification at the University on the MSc Accounting (ACCA).

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page