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  • Objectives
    This degree provides a basis for a wide choice of careers in the fields of professional accountancy, finance, banking, insurance, public sector, personnel and general management. It enables graduates to enter for the examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with maximum possible exemptions, and attracts exemptions from CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS and ICSA. A number of graduates have chosen to pursue further study through the Department's MA in Accounting and Finance.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Normally 240 points which must include one 12 unit award or two six unit awards plus GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above.
  • Academic Title
    BA Accountancy and Finance
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    Year 1

    A common first year across all accountancy programmes comprises of:
    Financial Accounting
    Management and Cost Accounting
    Quantitative Analysis
    Legal Environment
    Accountants in Organisations

    Year 2

    Core modules in the fields of:
    Corporate Reporting
    Managerial Accounting and Finance
    Accounting Information Systems
    Business Management

    Year 3 Full-time/Year 4 Sandwich

    Core modules in the fields of:

    Corporate Reporting
    Management Accounting
    Corporate Finance
    Issues in Accounting and Finance (case studies and skills)
    Optional modules are available in the fields of:
    Business Management
    Financial Services Products
    Management Science Applications
    Investment and Portfolio Management
    Insolvency Law and Practice
    Employment Law
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Action
    Forensic Accounting
    Practical Taxation
    Personal Financial Planning
    Tax Planning
    Organisational Behaviour
    Corporate Reporting

    Teaching and Assessment

    Our teaching and learning methods are tailored around the requirements of the subjects studied. Teaching and learning methods can include one-hour lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars and may use case studies, computer-based learning or other approaches. You will have opportunities to develop personal and team working skills such as working in a group and communicating effectively, which are vital skills for your future employment.

    Our assessment approaches are directly linked to the knowledge and skills you will develop.
    Special Features

    This course offers the opportunity to study abroad during the second year of study in the Netherlands at an English-speaking university business school.
    You can improve your academic and career potential through an optional work placement year.
    The course makes use of information technology in teaching and learning to enhance your learning experience.
    The course offers the possibility of a wide variety of career opportunities in accountancy, business and management.
    The course has an emphasis on skills development that can enhance your career prospects and development.

    Other Information

    Business Placement Year (optional)

    You can choose to take a paid business placement at the end of two years of study. You can apply to a wide range of sizes and types of business organisations through our Business Placement Unit. These placements provide an opportunity to see accountancy and finance in action. They help you develop the knowledge and skills obtained on the course and see the pervasive influence of accountants in organisations. This is also an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and find out what employers are looking for.

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