BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

This course will introduce you to the principles and practice of Accounting and Finance. You will gain a thorough understanding of accounting concepts which is ideal if you want to become a professional accountant. Having accounting and finance knowledge is an advantage in any profession today. So even if you do not want to become a professional accountant, you will find this degree invaluable. This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 

You will take part in lectures, seminars, workshops, task focused activities, field trips and excursions as part of this course. You will also engage with industry practitioners. This distinct course had 4 features that set it apart. These are:

  • A focus on employability and getting you ready for the workplace.
  • Tutors who are active researchers who will use their knowledge to help you develop yours.
  • Dedicated 1 on 1 support from your personal tutor to help you reach your potential and seminar sizes of 20 to 25 students.
  • A digitally aware course from experts that will help you learn how to use digital media and data analytics to inform your accounting and finance skills.

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course will prepare you for a career in a finance profession. You will develop numerical skills as well as an ability to analyse and problem solve. The knowledge you gain of global business organisations and issues will open up a range of career options.

A degree in Accounting and Finance could be the first step in your career as a:

  • Chartered accountant
  • External auditor
  • Stockbroker
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Mortgage adviser

You could also progress onto a postgraduate degree and take your learning even further.

Course Details

Year 1

Principles of Applied Economics
Financial Accounting Fundamentals
Professional Accounting and Academic Skills
Financial Accounting
Developing Analysis Techniques
Management Accounting

Year 2

Financial Reporting
Business and Commercial Law
Financial Planning and Control
Auditing Fundamentals
Principles of Taxation
Corporate Finance
Performance Management

Year 3

Strategic Corporate Finance
Strategic Management Accounting
Advanced Financial Reporting
Contemporary Issues in Corporate Governance
Research Investigation for Accounting
Auditing and Assurance Practice

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