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University of Bedfordshire

Accounting with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N5FY

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C-B

Successfully completed Access Diploma course

32 - 48 UCAS Tariff Points

UCAS Tariff

32-48
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Accounting

Our degrees with a Foundation year provides a supportive way for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.
The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course.

It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your chosen degree.

Why choose this course

This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background.

It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years.

Modules

During your Foundation Year you will study a range of subjects designed to prepare you for the final three years of your undergraduate degree course.

This includes:
Studying for HE (including current affairs and data analysis)
Two subject-specific units
Additional English (if required) either as a formal unit or as guided learning through our Study Hub
Integrated project that brings together all aspects of your Foundation Year and provides you with a chance to work on an independent piece of work.
What next?
After successfully completing the Foundation Year you can progress onto the first year of your Bachelor's degree. Please see the BA (Hons) Accounting course page for unit information.

Assessment methods

Our Business School is committed to a practical and applied education. A large part of the assessment will relate to your demonstration of your ability to carry out accounting in practice, which many students prefer because of the applied approach.

Different assessment methods contribute to your development and help you achieve your goals and enhance your employability throughout this course. Feedback is provided promptly to give you the maximum benefit as part of your learning process.

Estimated percentage breakdown of the different assessment methods:

Formal Examinations: 40%
Coursework, Essays, Reports: 40%
Portfolio: 10%
Presentations: 10%

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

Department of Law and Finance

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Accounting

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Accounting

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Accounting

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Administrative occupations: finance
16%
Business, research and administrative professionals
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but over half of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry as advisors or book-keepers, and some go into management or marketing. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a perennial hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduates, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Accounting

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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