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Bachelor of Science

BSc Accounting with Finance

Looking for a degree to advance your accounting career?

This course begins with an overview of accounting and finance alongside business fundamentals, delivering an in-depth knowledge of how companies use accounting and finance to make decisions and report performance under conditions of uncertainty and risk.

The full-time BSc Accounting with Finance course is built with employability embedded throughout and is delivered in an interactive way with a real world focus. Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing and feedback.

The Accounting with Finance degree is ideal for those interested in a future professional career in accounting, finance, audit and taxation, and acts as a foundation for further study in accounting or finance at postgraduate or professional level. 

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBC
BTEC: DMM
UCAS Tariff Points*: 112

*From three A Levels or equivalent.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English, or equivalent

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

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Entry requirements

Next start date

September 2024

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UCAS

UCAS code:

N46N - Foundation Year (4 year)

N44N - Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 year)

NN44 - Full-time (3 year)

NN4P - Placement Year (4 year)

 

Institution code: L17

Short name: LAW

We've been awarded an overall Silver rating, with a Gold rating for Student Experience and Silver rating for the Student Outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for 2023.

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Ranked Top 20 amongst English universities in the 2023 National Student Survey.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance

This degree is designed for those with an interest in accounting and finance.
During the first year, you’ll develop a solid understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and finance. Years two and three will explore how organisations use accounting and finance practices to make sensible predictions and sound business decisions in an ever-changing business landscape.

As part of the curriculum, in addition to your accounting and finance knowledge, you’ll also develop the skills demanded by today’s business employer including critical analysis, leadership, team working, communication and presentation skills.

Recognised by the , successful completion of this undergraduate degree will exempt you from 9 of the 13 ACCA exams, accelerating your career ambitions of becoming a chartered accountant.

Additionally, you’ll also be well placed to continue your studies within the field of finance and accounting by undertaking courses such as:

Placement Year

Our degrees are built around preparing you for the workplace and with that in mind, we encourage students to select the option to undertake a placement year.

Taking place in the 3rd year of a 4-year degree, you’ll have the opportunity to find paid work, putting the learning of your first 2 years into practice to develop and enhance real world skills to launch your career.

Visit our Undergraduate Placement Year page for more details. 

Foundation Year

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start this course. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level and covers the same modules across all business and law courses. The modules covered will initially enhance your communications skills, digital and information literacy and ability to think critically. In addition, modules covering the Foundations of Business Management, Law, and Social Sciences will not only support your progression onto your business degree, but also give you an introduction to other disciplines. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree programme if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements.

Entry requirements for the Foundation Year are different than for our three year degrees. For full details, check our Entry Requirements page.

Course Structure

 

Semester 1

Communication Skills

You will develop communication skills and understanding of different methods and styles of communication. You will consider appropriate methods of communication in both formal and informal environments. You will develop your understanding of social media and how to use it effectively. By looking back at previous activities and considering the choices you made and how you may do things differently in the future, you will enhance your skills on reflection.

Digital and Research Skills

You will learn how to navigate responsibly around the internet using different search engines and resources, including AI, and will develop your understanding of how to stay safe online and create an appropriate online presence. Learn about interpreting information you find; how relevant and accurate it is and how to present it. Discover a variety of learning resources and understand the importance of academic integrity. 

Sustainability and Society

You will explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how sustainability has a wider impact on society. A problem-solving approach to global sustainability will be adopted and you will be encouraged to think about the role you and others play in addressing sustainability issues and an understanding of who is accountable. Also looking at both the broad concepts of sustainability and the aspects which are relevant to your chosen discipline.

Semester 2

Foundation Year Project

Develop your research skills by learning how to choose, plan and carry out an investigation into a chosen topic. Discover the importance of ethics when conducting research and practice presenting research. This module helps prepare you for entry onto Level 4 of the degree programme through the formative e-portfolio containing a log of activities, your 2000 word written project and your video presentation.

Shaping Skills for Success

This module will enable you to develop wider skills that are needed to succeed during your studies and beyond. You will be introduced to different types of skills and how to track and reflect on your skills development. You will develop your skills by participating in sessions focused on specific skills and hearing from a variety of guest speakers. You will take part in a group challenge designed to develop your teamwork and communication skills and reflect on the skills you develop during this module as part of your Foundation Year Project.       

Core Concepts of Business

Introducing you to some of the key concepts, theories and ideas in business and management. Ranging from management functions, managing people and operations, organisational culture and structure, effectiveness, and operational success, to managing change and resources in an ethical and socially responsible manner. You will be encouraged to reflect on some of these concepts, theories and ideas and think critically about some of their implications for organisations and society.

Choose one*:

  • Core Concepts of Law
  • Core Concepts of Computer Science
  • Core Concepts of Criminology and Policing
  • Core Concepts of Psychology

*Options available are indicative and available subject to numbers and the campus chosen. Students will also complete the Shaping Skills for Success programme.

  • Essentials of Management
  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Financial Accounting
  • Data Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Ethics and Regulations in Finance and Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics for Business
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Business Law 1
  • Management Accounting for Business

Students have the option to undertake a paid Placement Year with a business employer.

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Strategic Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Audit
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
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Placement Year

Our optional placement year for undergraduate students is a great opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real-world context.

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Course Start Dates

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.

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Assessments may consist of individual reports, in-class group presentations, group projects and exams.

 

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.

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2024/2025 Fees:

UK - £9,250 per year

International (London) - £17,550 per year

International (non-London) - £16,700 per year

 

Fees are locked for future study years i.e. the student will pay the same price each year.

Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (UK students) and £3,510 (International students - London), £3,340 (International students - non London).

If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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