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  • Entry requirements
    This programme has been designed for students who want to become qualified accountants or develop a career in accounting and finance.
  • Academic Title
    Accounting and Finance, BA Hons
  • Course description
    Accountancy is the process of maintaining, auditing, and processing financial information to help managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers allocate resources. It is a modern and fast-moving industry, which uses the latest technology and attracts some of the most motivated and intelligent graduates. This degree prepares students for these challenges.

    At the end of the first year, successful students may continue this degree or switch to the second year of BA Hons Accounting and Financial Information Systems. Students who wish to specialise in auditing may switch to or BA Hons Accounting, Audit and Assurance Services. After the second year, students may spend a sandwich year on an industrial placement, which can aid both final year studies and subsequent employment prospects.

    Year 1


          Business and Financial Environment
        * Cost Accounting in Organisational Context

          Introduction to Financial Accounting

          Quantitative Analysis and Systems

          Personal and Professional Development 1

    Year 2

        * Advanced Financial Accounting
        * Business and Company Law
        * Management Accounting
        * Option from:


                Accounting and Taxation for Small Business

                Business Taxation

                Business in the Global Economy

                Project Management

    Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

    Final Year

        * Finance
        * Current Issues in Management Accounting
        * Current Issues in Financial Accounting
        * Strategic Financial Management
        * Option from:
              o Audit and Internal Review
              o Designing Financial Applications
              o Ethics and Corporate Goverance
              o Managerial Economics
              o Dissertation

    Career options

    Employment in accounting and finance departments, financial services sector, public sector, non-profit making organisations and in public practice with firms of certified or chartered accountants


    3 years full-time; 4 years sandwich; 6 years part-time

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