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Foundation Degree in Science in Accounting (Ulster University)

Course Code: C5116
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19
Time: 09:00-18:00

This programme has been running successfully since 2013 and scheduled for revalidation by Ulster University in April 2018.

Accounting is an integral part of any business and a discipline which offers a wide variety of employment opportunities. 

The growth in multi-national organisations means that a qualification in accounting may provide you with global employment opportunities.

If you are interested in specialising in accounting and working within the financial or wider business sector then this two year full-time course may be for you.

Modules include: Financial Reporting; Economics; Preparation of Financial Accounts; Cost Accounting; Financial Accounting; Management Accounting; Taxation and Law.

This course has a strong emphasis on the development of employability skills and you will complete a Managing Professional Development module in the first year and engage in a period of work placement sourced by you in second year.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability. There is no extra charge for these units.

Early application is recommended.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful graduates have a choice of progression opportunities subject to their final award results. Students can choose to apply to complete a top-up degree at university e.g. BSc Hons Accounting (Pathways) at Ulster University or progress into employment and study on a part-time basis, either on a professional programme of study e.g. Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) which is currently offered at the Belfast Met or to complete a degree at university on a part-time basis e.g. BSc Hons Accounts (Pathways) at Ulster University.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at

However, the specific admissions criteria for this foundation degree requires:
• A minimum of 80 tariff points at Level 3 (UCAS New tariff points for entry to Higher Education 2017) (200 tariff points using the old UCAS tariff system) to include a minimum of either one Grade Cat GCE A2 level or one Merit grade BTEC.
• You must also have at least a Grade B in GCSE Maths (no equivalent is accepted) and a Grade C in GCSE English or equivalent.
All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


Fees relate to year 1 of a 2 year course.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Lisa Treacy, Tel: 028 9026 5022 or email: [email protected]