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Accounting and Finance with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Accountants are best known for validating company accounts – or auditing – but they also devise and operate financial systems, conduct investment analysis, advise on business matters, and handle individuals’ and corporations’ tax affairs. Our Accounting & Finance degree responds to the needs of the profession and is accredited by the UK’s accountancy bodies.Studying Accounting and Finance at Kent you learn from our academic experts core accounting and finance theory, and gain an understanding of the role of accounting and finance in business and society. You will explore core subjects such as Financial Accounting, Business Law, Economics and Strategic Management and 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)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.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.**Course Details** **Foundation year**In your foundation year, you will study compulsory modules to prepare you for undertaking our BSc programmes. You will study topics such as business analysist, European & international business, economics, maths & statistics to ensure you have the foundation knowledge to successfully progress on to the three or four-year Accounting and Finance courses.**Stage 1**Your first year is a compulsory introductory year, designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the understanding of accounting and finance practices and their related functions, such as economics, law and management, and contexts, such as local, regional and global developments.**Stage 2** Your second year is a compulsory, more-specialised year, allowing you to develop your critical thinking of accounting and finance with greater emphasis on the key concepts and theories to develop intellectual agility and provides an opportunity to apply theory to practice.**Stage 3**Your final year allows you to develop your specialist knowledge with a range of optional modules covering topics such as taxation, auditing, advanced financial accounting and advanced management accounting. You also have the opportunity to study modules from our wider KBS portfolio of business-related topics. This allows you to tailor your degree to your future career and lifelong learning requirements.

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15 January

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 105 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    124 56%

    45th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    36th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    61st

    11

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