Our accounting courses were rated the best in London for personal development in the National Student Survey 2016
On this course, you will learn the principles of accounting and finance, while developing the key skills you need to succeed in the financial marketplace. The foundation year provides a firm grounding in the underpinning skills and knowledge needed, and introduces you to the subject of accounting and finance.
This course aims to realise your potential while at the same time increasing your skills and employment prospects. We provide you with all the tools, techniques and experience you need to succeed in a highly competitive financial world.
Our tutors are professionally qualified and have worked in industry, giving you the benefit of their experience and knowledge.
Why choose this course
As a team, we do everything we can for our students, but do not take our word for it. Since the student satisfaction ratings were first introduced, this course has frequently featured in the top ten accounting degrees in the country.
The accountants in our teaching team are all professionally qualified, the majority with the Big Four accounting firms. All our teaching staff pride themselves on putting our students first, and you will always have academic support when you need it. Your tutors will work with you as an individual to make the most of your career opportunities.
How you learn is almost as important as what you learn, and it is our job to ensure we give you all the information you need in as interesting and varied a way as possible.
You will listen, learn, discuss and gain hands-on experience of how business and finance work through:
At the University of West London, we aim to combine traditional academic teaching with up-to-date training in the skills needed to be successful in the modern world.
Career and study progression
The course has been designed to maximise exemptions that may be obtained from the professional accounting bodies' examinations.
Upon graduation, you will gain maximum exemptions- no institution offers more exemptions from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.
When you graduate you will be awarded up to nine exemptions from ACCA and it is possible to become a qualified accountant within two years of graduation. This means that in a period of five years you can achieve a good honours degree and a prestigious accounting qualification.
Most of our students go on to study for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations.
Other options available for BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year
- Full time - September 2018, Ealing site
Fees for home and EU studentsMain fee£9,250
Fees for overseas studentsMain fee£11,500Find out if you are a home or overseas student.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.
Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.