• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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Who is it for?

The Accounting and Finance (Foundation) programme at City, University of London 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.


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 you will come across should you 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.

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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Probability and Statistics
  • Economics
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Microsoft Office Suite

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A-Level: B (Maths) BB

  • If you are studying General Studies, Critical Thinking or a native language A-Level, these subjects will not be included in any offer condition.
  • For A-Level applicants we also require a minimum of grade 5 (C) in GCSE English and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

IB: 29 points overall (not including bonus points) with 5 in Higher Level Maths (either Maths Analysis & Approaches or Maths Applications & Interpretation) and 5 in English (either Standard or Higher Level).

Tuition Fee

  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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