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Course overview

Adding up to a top UK professionally accredited degree, delivered by accounting specialists.

Our specialised degree aims to improve employability by concentrating on the practical application of accounting and finance theory. The content is designed to allow you to gain major exemptions from the examinations of the key professional accounting bodies in the UK (ICAEW/CIMA/ACCA/CIPFA) in order to enhance your employability and potentially reduce the time to full qualification as an accountant.

Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so.

  • Gateway House, Chester
  • Queen's Park Campus, Chester
UCAS Code
NN4K
Duration
4 Years

Why Study Accounting and Finance with us?

This is a highly ranked course: 14th out of 110 UK universities for course satisfaction (The Guardian University League Tables 2017). The course is also highly rated by students with overall student satisfaction consistently above 90% and the average for the sector (National Student Survey).

Our course has the maximum exemptions available with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales), and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and significant exemptions from CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy). Graduates are eligible to become a member of AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) with relevant experience.

Students have the option to sit a CIMA exam at the end of the first year. If successful, students will be issued with a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (subject to ongoing approval)

 

Gateway House, Chester

Queen's Park Campus, Chester

Only minutes from Chester’s historic city centre, and nestled alongside the banks of the River Dee, Queen’s Park Campus offers a unique and unforgettable learning experience at the University of Chester Business School.

Most recently a bank, it was once the historical Western Command headquarters for the Army during World War Two, making this a fitting location for leaders of the future to flourish.

Over £1.8 million has been invested in the learning facilities at Queen’s Park Campus. On-site facilities include: a dedicated business library with group study spaces, learning pods for quiet study, two 250-seat lecture theatres, high-quality computer suites, and a dedicated Student Development Room.

The campus also has fantastic catering, including a cafeteria with a Starbucks ‘grab-and-go’ counter and bring your own food area. There are areas for students to socialise outside the building, with access to riverside walks and the Meadows.

The student accommodation and the facilities of Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, are also within walking distance or a short bus ride.

Not only an academic site, this campus also operates as a much sought after corporate hub for a wide range of partners from the public and private sector. This gives you plenty of opportunity to network with likeminded people and potential future employers on a regular basis.

Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

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Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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