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  • Objectives
    This course is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to apply knowledge and understanding of accounting to a career in business, management or finance, without necessarily wishing to pursue a professional qualification. Accountancy students can develop their knowledge and skills in accountancy and related subjects. The programme enables you to tailor your final award to reflect your own aspirations and strengths when competing in the work environment.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements General entry requirements Normally 240 points which must include one 12-unit award or two 6-unit awards, plus GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above.
  • Academic Title
    BA Accountancy
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    Year 1 is a common first year across all Accountancy programmes in the Department of Accountancy and comprises:

    Financial Accounting
    Management and Cost Accounting
    Quantitative Analysis
    Legal Environment
    Accountants in Organisations


    At this point you may choose to take specialist routes in Small Businesses, Law, Information Systems or to transfer to the professionally accredited BA(Hons) Accountancy and Finance.

    Year 2

    Core Modules:

    Managerial Accounting and Finance
    Accounting Information Systems


    Year 3 Full-time/Year 4 Sandwich

    Core Modules:

    Evaluating Corporate Reports
    Issues in Accounting and Finance


    Options available in the fields of:

    Business Management
    Financial Services Products
    Law
    Marketing
    Management Science Applications
    Investment and Portfolio Management
    Insolvency Law and Practice
    Employment Law
    Project
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Action
    Advanced Management Accounting
    Forensic Accounting
    Practical Tax Issues
    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

    The course offers the choice of specialist routes in small businesses, law or information systems to suit your career aspirations.
    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 which could include placements abroad. You can apply to a wide range of business organisations with support from our Business Placement Unit. 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 and help you develop the knowledge and skills you obtain on the course This is also an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and find out what employers are looking for.

    The course makes use of information technology in teaching and learning to enhance your learning
    The course offers the possibility of a wide variety of career opportunities in accountancy, business and management.
    The emphasis on skills development can help enhance your career prospects and development.

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