International Foundation in Accountancy and Finance with English

The Foundation combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree. Preparation for Bachelor's degrees in Accounting and Finance at the University of Exeter.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 17
  • English level: B1: Intermediate / | IELTS 6.0
  • Academic level:

    Completed 12 years of schooling with good grades

Course format

  • Length of study: From 3 terms
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Typical student age: 17 - 24
  • Typical student mix:
    21% Middle Eastern, 25% Asian, 26% Far Eastern, 11% Russian, 17% South American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 5 Jan 2015
    • 14 Sep 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 16450.00 GBP

    Tuition length options

    • 3 terms: 16950.00 GBP (September 2015)
    • 3 terms: 16450.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 150.00 GBP
    • Textbooks per term: 60.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Why apply for the international foundation programme?

  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • Full university status
  • A quality assured university programme
  • A campus based programme with access to university facilities
  • A conditional offer of a place on the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree at the University of Exeter
  • Professional support and guidance with university applications
  • The highest levels of personal care and support

Who should apply for the International Foundation programme?

If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, the International Foundation programme provides academic preparation for first year entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme. In some circumstances you may be able to enrol on the Foundation programme in order to change your specialist subject.

What will I study?

Compulsory modules:

English Language for Academic Study

All students will study English language skills for academic study. This module provides the core skills in English needed for university- level study and runs the length of the course.

Foundation Mathematics

Topics will include geometry, logarithm and exponential functions, differentiation and integration, statistics and using Microsoft Excel.

Introduction to Economics

This module introduces and applies to real world situations, major theoretical models and key terminology of macro and micro-economic theory. Topics will include the economic environment, the market mechanism and market failure, market structure and competition growth, inflation, unemployment, international trade and macroeconomic policy.




What will I study?

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

Topics will include basic accounting concepts, procedures used in the preparation of financial statements, analysis of published information and using accounting information to assist with business planning and decision making. The study of finance focuses on the central issues of how finance is raised and invested in pursuit of core business objectives.

Introduction to Management

You will be introduced to the principles of modern management through a consideration of management theories and the process of management through an investigation of culture, leadership and motivation. The range of themes extends to production, quality, communication, social responsibility, business growth and organisational change.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Practical
  • Exercises
  • Group and individual research projects
  • Portfolios
  • Oral presentations
  • Seminar discussions
  • Class tests
  • Problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments you receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

Where will it take me?

Exeter University Business School

  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Accounting with Leadership
  • BA (Hons) Business and Accounting
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