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Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditations from the ACCA, ICAEW, IFA and CIMA.- Learn the numerical, decision making and communication skills needed to succeed.- Improve employability through an optional one-year paid work placement.- Work on case studies and apply your learning to real-world situations.- Complete a final year consultancy project to find a practical solution to real issues facing an external client.Gain an understanding of accounting and finance within the business environment and develop skills suitable for a wide range of careers. Designed in consultation with the main professional accounting bodies, successful completion of this course gains exemptions from a significant number of the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW accounting examinations.**How you learn**The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.Many of our teaching staff have worked in practice, industry, and commerce; in accounting, banking, stockbroking and general management. This gives them unique experience and insights they can feed into their teaching.Throughout the course you are provided with real-life context to the topics you cover and by requiring you to use skills such as independent research, teamwork and presentations. This is done through case studies, real-life examples and scenarios which engage you in the study and evaluation of industry sectors and develop key skills such as literacy, critical thinking, personal organisation, and time management.In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.**Applied learningWork placements**You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and final years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career and enables you to build an eye catching CV. We have strong relationships with regional, national and international employers and a team of specialist staff to support and encourage you in the placement application process. We help you secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there.Previous students have benefited hugely from placements with organisations such as Astra Zeneca, GE Capital, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Metropolitan Police, Morrisons, Nestle, Royal Mail and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.You could also go on a funded work placement abroad, and apply to study a non-credit-bearing language module through the University Language Scheme.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    105 48%

    75th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    79th

    57

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