Entry year
Start date
September 2018
Duration
1 year
Application deadline
January 2018
Campus
Northampton Square
UCAS Code
N3N4

Overview

Who is it for?

The Foundation Year is designed to prepare UK and EU students for the subjects that will be covered in more depth throughout the rest of your degree. The modules that will be covered include the core subject areas of Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Accounting and Finance, Economics, IT and Computing.

Objectives

The Foundation Year is a one-year full-time programme that provides an entry route to the BSc Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year). These modules have been carefully designed to include material that they will come across should they successfully proceed onto the BSc Accounting and Finance undergraduate degree programme. The Foundation course has been designed to familiarise you with material that you will study in more depth in later years of the Accounting and Finance degree programme

Structure

The Foundation course has been designed to familiarise you with material that you will study in more depth in later years of the degree programme.  The modules covered are:

Assessment methods

Some assessment is by coursework which you take home and complete with the aid of your notes. For year 0, there will be continual assessment using class tests but no large formal exams.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:

Year 0

0% written, 0% practical, 100% coursework.

Overall workload

Most contact hours take the form of lectures. A number of tutorials, exercise classes and surgery hours are scheduled during the year. Approximate study time based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:

Year 0

28% scheduled learning, 72% independent learning, 0% placement.

Application

How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications are made via Apply, UCAS's online application system.

  • Institution code: C60 (Cass Business School and City, University of London)
  • Course code: N3N4 (BSc Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year)

You can find more information at UCAS and in the UCAS Handbook.

Please note that you can only apply for either the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year (N3N4) or the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree (NN43). When we review your application, we will decide which course you are most suited for based on your predicted or obtained results.

Cass Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

More information about applying to Cass

Entry requirements

'A' Level: BBB including maths

IB: 29 with HL Maths

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in any unit
  • GCSE: English language grade C

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI 's list of SELT s we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2015.

Study abroad

This is an option on the BSc Accounting and Finance course, to which you can progress upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

Placements

This is an option on the BSc Accounting and Finance course, to which you can progress upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

Fees

UK/EU £6,000 (2017/2018 fee, 2018/19 fee TBC) Tuition fees are subject to annual change

The tuition fee for UK and EU students is £6,000 in 2017/18. Fees for 2018/19 are to be confirmed. Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government’s Office for Budget Responsibility. This index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study.

Career pathways

The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree, to which you can progress upon successful completion of the Foundation year, is structured to ensure you leave the programme with highly marketable knowledge, ensuring you develop the practical skills and professionalism for your career. The degree produces well-rounded graduates with skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers in business, finance and accountancy.