Skip navigation

Enter your details to receive an email with a link to a downloadable PDF of this course and to receive the latest news and information from Northumbria University

* By submitting your information you are consenting to your data being processed by Northumbria University (as Data Controller) and Campus Management Corp. (acting as Data Processor). To see the University's privacy policy please click here

CLOSE

Subject to validation.

The Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year aims to provide you with an understanding of the wider financial word. You will then learn how to apply this knowledge to real world examples.

Over the course of the year, you will be challenged to analyse and interpret financial data, tackle real life organisational issues and build the fundamental skills required in industry. You will conduct a collaborative research project to enhance your understanding further of the contemporary issues in accounting, finance and economics. You will develop the academic skills and business awareness to begin applying basic business principles to solve real world problems.

You will join the Newcastle Business School, which holds double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting. This accreditation reflects our academic excellence and commitment to developing individuals to achieve their potential through professionally relevant, research engaged education.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can automatically progress onto the following undergraduate degrees:

Students will also have the option to progress onto other undergraduate business courses.

Subject to validation.

The Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year aims to provide you with an understanding of the wider financial word. You will then learn how to apply this knowledge to real world examples.

Over the course of the year, you will be challenged to analyse and interpret financial data, tackle real life organisational issues and build the fundamental skills required in industry. You will conduct a collaborative research project to enhance your understanding further of the contemporary issues in accounting, finance and economics. You will develop the academic skills and business awareness to begin applying basic business principles to solve real world problems.

You will join the Newcastle Business School, which holds double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting. This accreditation reflects our academic excellence and commitment to developing individuals to achieve their potential through professionally relevant, research engaged education.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can automatically progress onto the following undergraduate degrees:

Students will also have the option to progress onto other undergraduate business courses.

Course Information

UCAS Code
N775

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020 or September 2021

Fee Information

Student Life / #IAmNorthumbria

Discover more about life in Newcastle and studying at Northumbria.

#IAmNorthumbria / Samuel Akanya

Samuel owns his own tech business and alongside learning how to run a business and be a better manager, loves to spend time socialising as part of the Afro-Caribbean Society here at Northumbria.

Department / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK.

The Business Clinic / Real-World Experience

Highly acclaimed by clients as successful, as students get to the root of the problem, and results in a detailed report and presentation of their recommendations.

Sustainability / Northumbria supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Throughout the course of the year, you will study six modules designed to introduce you to the theories and concepts of finance in a business and develop your knowledge of applying research methods to real world practice.

You will learn the key theories and concepts of finance and gain an understanding of how this feeds into wider organisational issues. Modules such as Practical Maths and Stats will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to apply practical methods used to analyse and interpret financial data.  The course provides you with the tools to apply your learning to practical scenarios, and in doing so enhance your decision-making skills.

Our modules deliver content with industry in mind, and respond to the nature of the professions you will later go into. This will provide you with the opportunity to go out into industry and speak with the likes of entrepreneurs and accountants to understand the professions from beginning to end.

Teaching and assessment will take various forms, including group work, video interviews, and presentations. A well-designed support system, including a Guidance Tutor, will underpin your learning journey, providing you with a space to discuss both academic and personal issues.

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

A range of our academic staff, who have a wealth of experience across the accounting, financial and economics industries, will teach you. A number of our staff have an international background, with a range of specialisms such as decision-making,

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading.

In addition to direct academic support, you will also have access to a range of learning support services. These include sessions facilitated by library staff on core academic skills such as referencing and academic writing. There are also ranges of online support materials, which are available through the electronic learning portal. These include; lecture recordings, webcasts, pre-recorded sessions on the use of specialist software and key academic skills.

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Based in City Campus East, the Newcastle Business School (CCE 1) comprises of purpose designed academic accommodation at the cutting edge of design and technology. From social spaces and classrooms to lecture theatres and exhibition space, the facilities on offer are exceptional.

Our ground floor hosts our innovative Bloomberg Trading Room, which allows students to train and learn how to use real time and historical financial news and information. As part of the Foundation Year, you will learn how to collect and analyse data, building your skills for future study. Our undergraduate students predominately use the second floor, which provides access to a large suite of computers as well as teaching and seminar space.

Business Facilities

Newcastle Business School delivers first class teaching in a world class environment.

City Campus East

360 Tour

As a professional and international School, the Newcastle Business School develops individuals to achieve leadership, management and employability potential through business relevant, research engaged education.

Northumbria University Library

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

At Northumbria, we have a strong research ethos that is an essential aspect of how you will develop as a critical, reflective and independent thinker. Newcastle Business School was the eighth most improved business school in the 2015 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The curriculum of our modules are research-informed, with academics drawing on their personal research throughout lessons.

The active research themes our staff are involved in directly influences your learning, with specialist subjects including forensic accounting, investigative accounting and corporate governance. You will become skilled in formulating questions, analysing different interpretations and developing well-founded arguments.

 

Research / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School (NBS) is the 8th most improved Business School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) National Assessment.

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

At Newcastle Business School, we have excellent links with regional, mid-tier and ‘big four’ accounting firms, as well as with key national financial organisations, enabling our students to experience what it is like to work in accounting and finance.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will be positioned to automatically progress onto level 4 study. Your progression course will then build upon the skills gained throughout the yearlong foundation course, preparing you for future employment in the financial world.  

Career Edge / Added Experiences

You can boost your CV and develop your experience whilst studying at Northumbria.

Careers and Employment / Develop

From first year through to final year and beyond graduation, we are here to help.

Newcastle Business School

Book an Open Day / Experience Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

104 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

104 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1*: TBC

** Fees for 2021/22 have not yet been announced – as an indication fees for 2020/21 are £9,250.


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

If you'd like to receive news and information from us in the future about the course or finance then please complete the below form

* By submitting your information you are consenting to your data being processed by Northumbria University (as Data Controller) and Campus Management Corp. (acting as Data Processor). To see the University's privacy policy please click here

To start your application, simply select the month you would like to start your course.

Accounting, Finance and Economics Foundation Year

Home or EU applicants please apply through UCAS

International applicants please apply using the links below

START MONTH
YEAR

Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Contact Details for Applicants:

bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk

Current, Relevant and Inspiring

We continuously review and improve course content in consultation with our students and employers. To make sure we can inform you of any changes to your course register for updates on the course page.

Your Learning Experience find out about our distinctive approach at 
www.northumbria.ac.uk/exp

Admissions Terms and Conditions - northumbria.ac.uk/terms
Fees and Funding - northumbria.ac.uk/fees
Admissions Policy - northumbria.ac.uk/adpolicy
Admissions Complaints Policy - northumbria.ac.uk/complaints

Order your prospectus

If you're a UK/EU student and would like to know more about our courses, you can order a copy of our prospectus here.

Get a downloadable PDF of this course and updates from Newcastle Business School

Enter your details to receive an email with a link to a downloadable PDF of this course and to receive the latest news and information from Northumbria University

* By submitting your information you are consenting to your data being processed by Northumbria University (as Data Controller) and Campus Management Corp. (acting as Data Processor). To see the University's privacy policy please click here

+

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

+
+

Virtual Tour

Get an insight into life at Northumbria at the click of a button! Come and explore our videos and 360 panoramas to immerse yourself in our campuses and get a feel for what it is like studying here using our interactive virtual tour.

Back to top