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Accounting and Finance with a Foundation Year - BSc (Hons)

Accounting and Finance with a Foundation Year - BSc (Hons)

Kent Business School

The University of Kent, Park Wood Road, Canterbury, GB, Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

Our BSc Accounting and Finance with a Foundation Year degree programme

The Foundation Year aims to extend access to university education to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and age groups and prepares these students for our three or four-year Accounting and Finance degrees. On successful completion of your Foundation Year, you move on to the first year of our BSc (Hons) programme, with the option to undertake a Year Abroad or Year in Industry as part of your course.


Studying Accounting and Finance at Kent you learn core accounting and finance theory, and gain an understanding of the role of accounting and finance in business and society. You’ll explore core subjects such as Financial Accounting, Business Law, Economics and Strategic Management. You will have the opportunity to tailor your course to specialist areas including taxation, auditing, international investment and banking.


The programme is accredited by five international professional accounting bodies:


  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
  • ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)
  • CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountant)
  • For more information on these accreditations see the Careers section.


On successful completion of your degree, should you decide to qualify as an accountant, you will be eligible for exemptions from some of the professional examinations.


On our flexible programme, you take a broad range of compulsory modules in your first and second years. You then select from a variety of options in your final year, furthering your knowledge of specialist topics.


You will have excellent opportunities to experience accounting and finance in action through hands-on experience via in-class live case studies from our visiting speakers, enterprise challenges and company visits.


The ICAEW run an annual Speed-meeting event with final year students, giving you the opportunity to meet recruiting employers. In addition CIMA regularly visit to give talks and host business games.


You’ll gain practical skills through real-world problem-solving exercises including access to our Bloomberg Suite, supervised by academic and industry experts. Becoming familiar with the technology used in the financial workplace can be an advantage in a competitive job market. You will also have an opportunity to gain entrepreneurial and life skills that enable you to accelerate your innovative thinking into practice.


As a foundation year student, you are a full member of the University and can take part in all student activities.