Our multi-accredited accounting and finance degree oﬀers you the chance to develop and practise your technical knowledge, skills and expertise, while gaining professional recognition from the world’s leading accountancy bodies.
You will gain a solid grounding in the core elements of accounting and finance, ensuring you are well prepared for a variety of accountancy careers. Topics covered include financial reporting, management accounting, corporate finance, taxation, audit, and computerised accounting systems. You will also have the chance to gain a CIMA-accredited certificate in Sage, which is the UK’s biggest accounting software provider.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has fully accredited this Accounting degree, so you can gain up to the maximum exemptions from a professional qualification when you graduate.
We are a recognised Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) ‚Partner in Learning’ and, depending on your module choices, you can gain exemptions from ICAEW, with further exemptions offered towards the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA) examinations. This course is also available through Network75, a combined work and study route.
What you will study
The first year of your accounting and finance degree includes financial accounting, management accounting, an introduction to finance, statistical techniques and data analysis, the business environment, and business and corporate law.
Year two studies include financial reporting, performance measurement and control, audit and assurance, corporate finance, taxation and a specialist employability module where you can also gain the Sage Accounting qualification.
The final year explores advanced aspects of accounting and has specialist optional modules, including forensic accounting, Islamic finance, and the theory and practice of securities trading, where you can use our simulation trading room on campus.
Year One – Accounting degree
Your first year includes the core disciplines of financial accounting, management accounting, an introduction to finance, quantitative techniques for accounting, the business environment, and business and corporate law. Modules studied:
- Financial Accounting
- Introductory Management Accounting
- The Business Environment for Accountants
- Business and Corporate Law
- Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance
- Introduction to Finance
Year Two – Accounting degree
Year two studies include financial reporting, performance measurement and control, audit and assurance, taxation, an introduction to financial management and a specialist employability module where you will develop your Excel spread-sheet skills, work on some of the softer skills that employers require and benefit from an impressive range of guest speakers.
You can also gain the CIMA accredited Sage Accounting Certificate. For students who do not have prior relevant work experience, the employability module incorporates a 70-hour work placement that will allow you to become instantly more employable, learning both profession-specific as well as more general work-related skills.
- Financial Reporting
- Management Accounting and Performance Measurement
- Fundamentals of Financial Management
- Auditing and Assurance
- Professional Practice and Employability in Accounting & Finance
Year Three – Accounting degree
The final year explores advanced aspects of accounting and has specialist optional modules, including forensic accounting and the theory and practice of securities trading, where you can use our simulation trading room on campus.
Core modules include:
- Advanced Financial Reporting
- Global Governance, Risk and Ethics
- Business Analysis for Accountants
- Accounting Research
You can also choose to undertake a further two modules from the following list:
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Theory and Practice of Securities Trading
- Cases in Audit
- Principles of Forensic Accounting
- Introduction to Islamic Finance
Option availability will be subject to student demand
The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance is also available as a four year course including an integrated Foundation Year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree.
You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme.
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