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Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year) (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

What will I learn?

This course is for you if you wish to study Accounting and Finance at Warwick, but do not meet the requirements for direct entry to either of our three-year BSc degree courses. You must also meet at least two of the widening participation criteria

The Foundation Year curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you will need for subsequent degree-level study at WBS. These include: critically reflective reading, thinking and writing skills; creative approaches and innovative solutions to problems; data search, retrieval and analysis; and report writing. We will also help you to develop increased self-awareness and enhanced interpersonal skills, along with the ability to operate effectively in a variety of team roles. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll automatically transfer to the three-year BSc Accounting and Finance.

The Foundation Year comprises five core modules, taught within WBS, and a project about a selected organisation. Years 2-4 are then identical to Years 1-3 of the BSc Accounting and Finance.

How will I learn?

Teaching is delivered via face-to-face lectures and using online learning tools. We expect to have approximately 25 students on the course each year enabling classes to be interactive and provide an opportunity for discussion and questions.

As you progress to the first year you can expect to be in larger lectures and small seminars (tutorials).

You will have around sixteen hours of lectures with WBS academics and will be expected to complete an additional 15-20 hours of private study per week. This may include preparing for classes by reading set texts, working through problem sets, participating in group work, writing essays and reports, and revising for tests and examinations.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of class tests, essays, individual and group presentations, group work and exams.

BSc Accounting and Finance
Warwick Business School

  • Entry Requirements

  • A Level N/A
  • Completion of three full courses, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. Grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and grade C in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C in GCSE English Language and grade B in GCSE English Literature will also be considered.**
  • International Baccalaureat IB N/A
  • Completion of three subjects at Higher Level and three subjects at Standard Level. Grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and grade C in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C in GCSE English Language and grade B in GCSE English Literature will also be considered**.
    • BTEC
    • Completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. Grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and grade C in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C in GCSE English language and grade B in GCSE English Literature will also be considered.**†
    • The typical offers listed are indicative. Specific offer levels are not set until just before the application cycle. Those applying for2018 entry should go to www.warwick.ac.uk/ug to check the latest offer levels.
    • ** You must also meet at least two of the Widening Participation criteria listed on the WBS website.
    • † Other qualifications may be accepted. Contact undergraduate@wbs.ac.uk for more information.

      Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

      We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other recognised qualifications.

      Further Information

      Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

      Interviews Applicants for the BSc (with Foundation Year) courses may be invited to attend an interview at a Selection Day as part of the application process. We do not otherwise typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

      Open Days Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview at one of our Selection Days which usually take place in the spring term. Bookable information sessions are held throughout the year for anyone wanting to find out more about our courses. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

The Foundation Year comprises five core modules, taught within WBS, and a project about a specific organisation. Years 2-4 are identical to Years 1-3 of the BSc Accounting and Finance course.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Where can my degree take me?

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Goldman Sachs, Jaguar Land Rover, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, EDF Energy.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Finance Analyst, Merchandising Executive, Actuarial Associate, Communications Consultant,  Human Resource Manager. Some graduates have chosen to start their own businesses or work with other start-ups.

Essential information

Entry Requirements See Entry Requirements tab

UCAS Code N4N4

Award Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration 4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website
Warwick Business School

Student blogs
Mohammed Murtaza - Accounting and Finance

Tom Maskill - Management 

Manya Kalia - International Management

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Foundation year £6,750, after which £9,250 per year. Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.