September 2023

Accounting and Finance (BA Hons) with Foundation Year

Honours Degree with Foundation Year, Undergraduate, September 2023

Key Details

  • N40X Course Code
  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
accounting and finance lecture

Newman University offers an innovative foundation year to complement our undergraduate degrees.  Our Foundation Year is the first year of a four-year degree. Completion of the Foundation Year leads into the first year of the 3 year degree in Accounting and Finance.

The foundation year provides an alternative route to an undergraduate degrees for those unable to meet the traditional entry requirements for a three-year degree and for those looking to build their confidence and academic skills.

You apply via UCAS for the Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year) course and after successfully completing the first year you will progress onto the final three years of the degree. At this point there may be the opportunity to transfer onto a related degree at Newman University. Such a transfer is subject to the agreement of the course tutor and meeting any additional entry requirements.2

*Please note that the modules offered for the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year route will differ from the modules offered for our other Foundation Year routes, please see the module information below.

Newman University is located in Britain’s second city – Birmingham. With one of the youngest city populations in Europe, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to study.

Studying at Newman University, you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in, or commuting to peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.

Dining out

Birmingham has lots of wonderful places to dine out with a range of different cuisines. Places where you can dine out include; Brindley Place, Mailbox and Hagley Road (just 10 minutes’ from Newman).


Whether you like to go to; the theatre, gigs or clubs, or enjoy: sports, shopping visiting art galleries or exhibitions – Birmingham will not disappoint and you will be spoilt for choice!


Getting around Birmingham is easy via train, bus or by car. Birmingham has excellent transport links to the rest of Britain, making it easy for those weekend getaways!

Why not explore the city for yourself by visiting one of our Open Days?

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Entry Requirements

All students apply through UCAS. Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme.

Those with significant work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be favourably considered. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the foundation year may have different additional entry requirements.

In order to reflect the higher tariff required for our Accounting and Finance programme, students will be required to achieve an average of 50% (across the foundation year) in order to progress onto level 4 of Accounting and Finance. Students achieving 45-49% will be interviewed by the programme leader or head of subject and may be admitted onto the programme at their discretion.

If you require any further information or clarification of entry requirements please contact our friendly, helpful Admissions department, who will be happy to help.

International Students
The University is not licensed by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.

Applying Direct Option

You can apply direct to Newman University for this course if you have not previously applied to Newman University through UCAS and you are not applying to any other universities.

For September 2023 start, simply click on this Direct Application link to do this.

N.B. will need to enter ‘New User’ account details when first accessing this portal.

If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

Course Fees

The full-time course fee for Jan 2023 start is £9,250 per year.

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

Find out more about the other additional costs associated with our undergraduate degrees. 

  1. Students will explore big ideas around higher education, society and identity as they develop their academic skills and confidence. Students will be introduced to theory, examples of which include education theories, theories of learning, race theory, gender theory. Students will be introduced to the context and development of these concepts over time, and from literary and philosophic perspectives. The module will explicitly engage with digital literacy and will include opportunities for students to engage with the online learning environment and develop their digital skills.
  2. This module, delivered in whole or in part by subject-specific staff, will introduce students to the content and staff of their chosen degree subject. Students will explore the disciplinary conventions, core concepts and professional requirements of their degree. The themes under discussion will vary according to the degree the students are studying, but each degree tutor group will enable students to gain familiarity with their chosen area of study and subject staff. In the tutor group, students will complete a capstone assessment designed and marked by staff in their subject area.
  3. This module is designed to introduce students to basic accounting, economics and finance purposes, terminologies, concepts and tools. It also aims to help students appreciate the basic models in microeconomics and macroeconomics, and also general accounting and finance concepts and principles. The module will enable students to develop more intensive personal study skills and appreciation of quantitative techniques and analysis. The assessments will allow students to demonstrate their ability to draw together their knowledge, skills and understanding from across the full course of study and provide extended responses. It will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives: skills, knowledge and understanding of basic Economics, Finance and Accounting principles, concepts and techniques.

  4. This module is designed to introduce students to quantitative reasoning and intermediate mathematics for Business, Management and Finance. It aims to help students appreciate the basic calculations used in business analysis. The module will enable students to develop more intensive personal study skills and appreciation of quantitative techniques and analysis. The assessments will allow students to demonstrate their ability to draw together their knowledge, skills and understanding from across the full course of study and provide detailed responses. It will measure how students have achieved the assessment objectives of skills, knowledge and understanding of numbers manipulation in for Business, Management and Finance. The module topic elements will include: Numeracy for business; Algebraic methods; Business statistics; Statistical tools and data analysis.
  5. This module requires students to undertake a practical business-related project. Working in groups students are provided the opportunity to work collaboratively to investigate into a practical and feasible business idea and devise, design and plan a business project relating to a topic of shared interest. The module will conclude with a conference where individual groups present their business project to the whole group.