BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance with Foundation Year

We’ve designed this course to give you the forward-facing skills required in today’s evolving accounting and finance sector. 

Course details

Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year will equip you with the key academic study skills needed to complete your undergraduate degree, followed by the latest advancements in modern accounting and finance.
  • Mode of study: 2-3 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: October, February, May
  • Course length: 4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Arden University London

Course overview

This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), three world-leading professional bodies. We’ve fully aligned your course content with these qualifications, meaning you can gain up to 26 exemptions towards any future exams you may take with these accountancy bodies. 


Entry requirements

Passes at grade C (grade 4) or above in three subjects at GCSE level OR 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent – if your qualifications are older than 3 years we would also ask to see a professional CV.

Applicants may be considered based on a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience evidenced with a CV and Reference if they do not meet the qualification requirements.  

We also offer this course as a standard bachelor’s degree without foundation year. 


An in-depth knowledge of modern business and finance with real-world applications.Becoming prepared for Industry 4.0 by understanding the role and scope of technology in accounting and finance, including Fintech, blockchain, AI, and cloud computing. Using advanced computer software to analyse financial data and make robust forecasts, including SPSS, STATA, EViews, and MATLAB.

  • Trader
  • Broker
  • Financial Agent
  • Financial Advisor
  • Auditor
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Corporate Treasury Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance
  • Banking


You have 4-12 years to complete your course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete the course in 4-6 years.

  • Using Numeracy, IT, & Data (20 credits)
  • Research Skills and Using Information (20 credits)
  • Values, Ethics, and Working Collaboratively (20 credits)
  • Developing Academic Skills (20 credits)
  • Structure of Business (20 credits)
  • Technology in Organisations (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Economics (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (20 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Financial Technology (20 credits)
  • Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (20 credits)
  • Performance Management (20 credits)
  • Corporate and Business Law (20 credits)
  • Security Analysis and Valuation (20 credits)
  • Applied Financial Skills (20 credits)
  • Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • International Finance (20 credits)
  • Taxation (20 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (20 credits)
  • Investment and Portfolio Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Management Project (20 credits)