Our Accounting and Finance (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the ideal course if you’re interested in studying accounting and finance at undergraduate level but you can't meet the entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard degree.
On graduation of this four-year degree you’ll gain professional exemptions from accounting bodies including ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, AIA and IFA, facilitating your journey to becoming a qualified accountant or finding success in a finance-related career.
Our four-year accounting and finance programme has been designed with an integrated foundation year to allow you to develop key academic skills and build your confidence at the beginning of your degree. You’ll learn core business skills and the key principles of accounting, as well as numerical and technological skills that are vital for analysing data.
The foundation year of this degree is intended to prepare you for your subsequent years of studying accounting and finance, so you’ll enter Year 1 well-equipped to study at undergraduate level.
Our teaching staff have academic and professional experience in public audit, taxation, financial reporting, management accounting and information systems. You will also benefit from visiting industry speakers who are invited to give presentations on contemporary accounting, finance and business-related topics throughout your degree course.
You will share your foundation year with students on other foundation year courses, allowing you to share insights and get a taste of a variety of other business-related disciplines.
Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Accounting and Finance BA (Hons).
Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of study, there is some flexibility to allow you to do this.
You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.
You'll be assessed through exams, essays, group work and a dissertation, all of which are designed to help prepare you for entering the jobs market.
In order to gain exemptions from professional bodies, some modules are assessed using methods such as closed-book examinations.
If you successfully complete the full four-year course, you can gain exemption from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)’s fundamental exam papers, F1 to F9.
The core modules that you study in Year 1, 2 and 3 also satisfy many of the requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA), the Association of International Accountants (AIA) as well as the award of full membership of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
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"The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year."
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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Apply to us for September 2019
Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.
UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.
Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.
Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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