BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance

with Foundation Year

course overview

The foundation year will help you to broaden your industry knowledge and enable you to progress to a related undergraduate degree. It aims to help you develop a strong foundation of business knowledge, alongside academic and transferable skills to ensure you get the most out of your degree-level studies. You'll benefit from the Elizabeth School of London’s extensive links with industry. Guest speakers are regularly invited to share their knowledge with our students, and offered the chance to connect with businesses.

Course features

Final Award: BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Duration: 4 Years with foundation
Awarding Body: Canterbury Christ Church University
Study Mode: Full Time
Start Date: January, June, September
Delivery : Weekday
Fees: £9,250 / Year

Entry Requirements

Our entry requirements guide your qualifications for our courses. With personalized admissions and ambitious offers, we encourage high aspirations. At Elizabeth School, we recognize and support your potential for future success.

To apply for this course, applicants aged 21 and over will require the following:
  • UK Level 3 with minimum 60 credits, or

  • EU/Overseas qualifications equivalent to UK level 3

  • Internal English Assessment 

* Applicants aged 21 and above, who may not meet the standard entry requirements, could still be eligible for admission if they have at least two years of relevant work experience. This experience should showcase transferable skills and knowledge, including effective communication, efficient time management, strong organisational abilities, and the ability to work collaboratively within a team.

To apply for this course, applicants under the age of 21 will require the following:
  • Level 3 Qualifications, or.

  • Level 2 Qualifications and 1 year of work experience showcasing transferable skills and knowledge.

Applicant must meet the English Language requirements by taking or providing one of the following assessment tests.
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above

  • Level 2 Functional Skills English

  • Internal English Assessment 


Module Name
Communication and Academic Skills for HE
Personal and Career Development
Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Marketing
Contemporary Issues in Law
Individual Project
Contemporary Issues in Accounting

Teaching and Assessment

The assessment strategy aims to fulfil the learning outcomes by combining traditional assessment types with a variety of authentic assessments which allow students to progressively develop their skills throughout the four years of the programme.

Formative assessment and feedback is a key part of the programme’s strategy. These will allow students to practise new tasks and receive regular feedback, to give them guidance and confidence to perform well for their summative assessments. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, essays, videos and business reports.

Course Fees

Home (UK) £9,250 / Year

The fees above are for the 2023/24 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2023/24.

In addition, ESL reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. ESL will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

Career Prospects

Many graduates go on to study accounting at a professional level. However, this exceptionally versatile degree can open doors to a variety of roles in business.

Excellent mentoring by our experienced team will guide and prepare you for your first business or professional accountancy role.This degree is also a gateway to further study at the Master’s level in a range of areas such as banking, financial services, and accounting. You'll develop a range of transferable business skills including communication, IT, research and team working, which are essential for any career in any organisation.