International Year 1 Accountancy and Finance

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1 year

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Brayford Pool

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Course Overview

Our degree preparation programmes are designed to help students to develop the English language, academic study skills, and subject-specific knowledge required for degree-level study.

The International Year One in Accounting and Finance is designed to enable progression onto a number of named Bachelor's programmes within Lincoln International Business School. Students study academic modules in accounting and finance, data analytics, macro economics, micro economics, business law, and governance; alongside English Language.

Degree Programme Progression

After successfully completing the International Year One programme and obtaining the required grade, students will have the option to progress onto the second year of one of the following degree programmes at the University of Lincoln:

BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance
BA (Hons) Business and Finance

How You Study

Students will commence their programme of studies as a separate cohort within the International College, but will be provided with opportunities to join with the wider LIBS community during the first term. This term aims to build confidence in English alongside developing technical and subject-specific knowledge.

In the second term, students will be fully integrated within the Lincoln International Business School academic community, studying academic modules alongside other students, while retaining the support of the International College.

Students will also be encouraged to engage with the informal curriculum and co-curricular activities associated with Lincoln International Business School, such as Global Opportunities and careers support.


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Business Law, Governance and Ethics 2024-25ACC1003MLevel 42024-25The aim of this module is to introduce the students to the legal, ethical, and governance systems that regulate business in the United Kingdom and with its trading partners and allies. A working knowledge of law, regulation, and governance is essential in order to make any business and its management a success. Students have the opportunity to learn by inquiry into the major issues in corporate governance and law through lectures and by investigating and discussing them in seminars. Introduction to the black letter company law and application to everyday legal matters in business can give students an insight into how the law works and its role in decision making in business.CoreData Analytics for Business 2024-25ECO1031Level 42024-25This module develops some quantitative techniques that underpin research and business analysis. It promotes a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques, and technology by which numerical information can be collected and analysed. In addition to helping students become competent in relevant numerical techniques, it anticipates the requirements of later modules, such as independent study, that entail analysis of numerical information using statistical tests.CoreEnglish for Academic and Specific Purposes (LIBS IY1) 2024-25EAP1003MLevel 42024-25This module is designed to introduce international students to UK higher education and University of Lincoln, as well as to English in specific contexts – both academic (within their area of study, for example accountancy and finance), and professional (transferrable skills for future careers).CoreFoundations of Macroeconomics 2024-25ECO1030Level 42024-25This module aims to provide the non-economist with knowledge of macroeconomic theory and contemporary comment. There is a grounding in basic macro concepts such as inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation, and balance of payment issues and exchange rates. These can be applied to contemporary issues both nationally and globally.CoreFoundations of Microeconomics 2024-25ECO1029Level 42024-25This module explores a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. The focus of the module is the Financial Times (FT). The FT covers issues relating to operations management, accounting, HRM, economics, and finance, all of which are relevant to a business degree. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in the commercial environment, which can help when competing for placements and employment opportunities in the commercial world.CoreIntroduction to Accountancy 2024-25ACC1109MLevel 42024-25This module aims to introduce students to the nature and mechanics of financial information. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Fundamental accounting concepts are considered and their application in the maintenance of the ledgers and preparation of financial statements. In particular, students can be introduced to the detail of double entry book keeping and the associated financial reports of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies (including those in a manufacturing environment) and simple not for profit organisations. This is an accredited module which can improve students’ chances of gaining professional qualifications and hence improve chances of employability.CoreIntroduction to Finance (Applied) 2024-25ACC1110Level 42024-25This module introduces students to the skills which will be required in the financial industry and those which will be developed as students progress to advanced levels of their studies. This is done in a manner which encourages a critical reflection upon the construction and uses of such information. Both management and financial accounting are considered. The module aims to develop students' ability to produce and understand financial statements and the role of financial information for a variety of possible users and explore the different, often conflicting, needs of these groups. These skills are highly sought after by employers.CoreLincoln Student Managed Investment Fund - Year 1 2024-25FIN1014MLevel 42024-25Initiated from 2015 and officially founded in 2018, the LSMIF is set up with a structure similar to any other professionally run fund management company with students running every aspect of the fund, from CEO to analyst. It is one of only few of this kind in the United Kingdom. The fund uses money raised from donors to invest in shares of companies listed on London Stock Exchange. It is organized, run and managed the same way as an investment company in the real world. The fund has got sponsorship and advisory support from UK leading wealth management companies such as Brewin Dolphin and Mattioli Woods with senior officers from them joining the Board of Advisors. This fund gives students the opportunity to work as analysts, investment managers, CFO, CIO, CEO etc. Students also have the chances to meet, discuss and learn from experts in the field in Quarterly Investment Committee Meetings series. Students are given additional training relating to their works.Optional

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

How you are assessed

The range of assessment formats used on the programme may include written examinations, in-class tests, online tests, oral assessment and presentations, and written reports.

Entry Requirements 2024-25

Entry Requirements

This programme is available to International students aged 17+ and will require good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study.

For full entry requirements including English language requirements and country-specific requirements, please visit:

Pre-sessional English Language Preparation

Our Pre-sessional English Language Preparation (PELP) course is a great way for students who do not meet our English language entry requirements to raise their overall English proficiency. These programmes are designed for students who want to progress to an International Year One programme. They will increase understanding of academic study, whilst helping to develop a wide range of essential English language skills.

Fees and Scholarships

Students on this course may be eligible for a range of scholarships and bursaries once they successfully progress on to their chosen full degree programme.

Course Fees

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.