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Bangor International College

Pre-Master's - Accounting and Finance

The Pre-Masters will give you the essential skills you need to continue studying one of Bangor’s exceptional postgraduate degrees in accounting and finance.

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Overview

This course is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to the masters programmes at Bangor University, this could be because of the grades achieved in your bachelor degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree or because you have a different background.

The Pre-Masters programme is delivered at Bangor University International College and focuses on equipping you with the academic English language skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at Bangor University.

After successfully completing the Pre-Masters Stage at Bangor University International College you will continue your postgraduate at Bangor University.

Depending on your English language level:

  • 15 months (one term Pre-Masters) – start dates in September, and June
  • 18 months (one term Pre-Masters) – start dates in January, April and June

Key Information

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Duration

1 Term:

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

2 Terms:

6 months pathway + 1 year degree

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Start Dates

October 2022 | November 2022 | January 2023
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£10,995.00£14,995.00

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Core Modules

This module considers the importance to a business of the monitoring of its financial performance, both in terms of meeting the requirements of the regulatory environment within which businesses operate and of providing information of a company’s performance and its financial standing to its executive and shareholders. The external auditing process is reviewed, including evidence requiring to be produced, compliance tests and substantive tests, analytical review and computer-assisted audit techniques, completion checklist and the final auditor’s report and the need for properly submitted accounts to the Registrar of Companies.

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to accounting in terms of theory and practice and covers the main applications of ICT to financial accounting. It provides students with an understanding of the technical aspects of the subject, including double-entry bookkeeping, calculation of key ratios and the preparation and use of financial statements with a focus on limited lability companies. It considers appropriate UK practice but focuses on International Accounting Standard practice.

The main aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to corporate finance. They will examine the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions, risk and return, the evaluation of projected capital investment and analysis of financial performance, for example. The module further offers insights into the nature of the financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

This module focuses on the techniques of management accounting that are used to collect, process, and present financial and quantitative data within an organisation to aid performance management, cost control, planning and pricing and, through these, the process of managerial decision-making. Students are made aware of the major accounting concepts and of how financial statements are used to support companies in their measurement of profit and valuation of assets and in their planning for future strategic moves and developments.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree courses:

MSc (Hons)
Accounting and Finance

Changes in the business environment have given the opportunity to fulfil the need for individuals wishing to pursue a senior management role to be aware of contemporary accounting and finance developments.

MSc (Hons)
Accounting

The course aims to develop a student’s understanding of the role of accounting for decision-making both inside and outside organisations.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)