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Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

The accountant has become a key player in the provision of management information to enable successful decision-making, planning and control in all types of organisations; public and private sector, within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad. Accounting is more than just a computational skill and we intend to develop your ability to analyse and to evaluate real-life situations and effectively communicate your views and opinions.

The course will begin by considering the practical techniques involved in accounting and finance and then continue to develop skills to critically analyse the theory behind these techniques. It will also develop the interdisciplinary nature of business and integrate accounting with broader subject areas such as economics, law and human resources. There is also the option to complete a year’s work placement to prepare you for your future career.

The course offers significant exemptions from the main professional body exams including:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

We are also delighted to report the Accounting and Finance Division have retained a number of industry accreditations and are commended for being one of only six universities to have their courses accredited by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). Once you graduate you will be able to apply for AAT membership, providing you with a professional qualification to enhance your employability.

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Waterside Campus
Three years full-time. Part-time available.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is around 112 UCAS points, grades BCC at A Level, or DMM at BTEC. You should also hold Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above or equivalent. If you have professional qualifications such as AAT (Level 4), IFA, AIA or CAT, you can be considered for direct entry into stage two of the degree.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

We welcome international students - if you would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.