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BA (Hons)

Accounting & Financial Studies (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.

Why study with us

  • You'll have access to SAP and SAGE world-renowned software providers.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to further develop your employability by taking a 48-week paid placement, in accountancy, business and public sector environments.
  • Accounting and Finance courses at the University of Central Lancashire are ranked 1st in the UK for On-Track Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2022)

What you'll do

  • The businesses we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors, so you’ll gain excellent practical experience.
  • You’ll have the option to study abroad after Year 1, or undertake a placement at the end of Year 2: a 48-week paid placement within industry helps you to put theory into practice, working in a professional business environment.
  • Attend guest speaker events from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CiM).

Module overview

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


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.

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  • This course is accredited by the CIMA, the world's largest professional body of management accountants, which provides relevant training and finance qualifications for business.

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Future careers

The businesses we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors, so you’ll gain excellent practical experience. Accounting & Financial Studies Foundation Entry can lead to a career in industry, commerce and the public sector as accountants or finance officers.

Fees and funding

First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year
First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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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