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What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditations from the ACCA, ICAEW, IFA and CIMA.
  • Learn the numerical, decision making and communication skills needed to succeed.
  • Improve employability through an optional one-year paid work placement.
  • Work on case studies and apply your learning to real-world situations.
  • Complete a final year consultancy project to find a practical solution to real issues facing an external client.

Gain an understanding of accounting and finance within the business environment and develop skills suitable for a wide range of careers. Designed in consultation with the main professional accounting bodies, successful completion of this course gains exemptions from a significant number of the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW accounting examinations.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

Many of our teaching staff have worked in practice, industry, and commerce; in accounting, banking, stockbroking and general management. This gives them unique experience and insights they can feed into their teaching.

Throughout the course you are provided with real-life context to the topics you cover and by requiring you to use skills such as independent research, teamwork and presentations. This is done through case studies, real-life examples and scenarios which engage you in the study and evaluation of industry sectors and develop key skills such as literacy, critical thinking, personal organisation, and time management.

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Future careers

Our graduates are well equipped for a range of careers as the course develops skills that are need by many industries in both the private and public sectors. We have a team of specialist recruitment advisors and run a range of careers and recruitment events.

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • professionally qualified accountant
  • financial or business manager
  • >tax specialist
  • graduate level job that does not have specific degree subject requirement.

Which department am I in?

College of Business Technology and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

18 September 2023

Venue

Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

18 September 2023

Venue

Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to undergraduate programmes: two GCE/VCE A level passes; High School Leaving Certificate, which is recognised as equivalent to A' level standard; and other international qualifications gained after 13 years of secondary/further education. Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from international school students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma and those achieving 28 points or more will usually be successful in obtaining an offer of a place on our undergraduate programmes. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses

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