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Bachelor of Science

BSc Accounting and Finance

Want a degree that gives you a significant boost to becoming a qualified accountant?

Recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), successful completion of this undergraduate degree will exempt you from nine ACCA papers, accelerating your career ambitions. If you’ve got a head for numbers and a drive to excel in the real world of modern finance and accounting, then this could be the course for you.

 Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise
 Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
 Study at a truly international Business School with sites across the UK, in Germany and Hong Kong plus with CampuSwitch you can move between our campuses globally and online to suit your situation
 Free Master's offer - qualify for a Master's worth up to £17,000 upon course completion
 Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries

Optional Placement Year

New from September 2021our Placement Year provides the opportunity to spend an academic year working for an employer to gain vital experience to boost your employability. With the supervision and support of our academics, a Placement Year gives you the chance to gain real world experience, develop leadership skills, and take a significant first step into the highly competitive business world.

This course is in Clearing. Call now: 0800 289 997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216 000 (International). 

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level grades BBC

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English, or equivalent

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

Full requirements


London Bloomsbury

Next start date

September 2021

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UCAS code

N4N3 (Full-time 3 year)

N43N (Foundation 4 year)

N400 (Placement 4 year)


Institution code: L17

Short name: LAW

On successful completion of an undergraduate degree our Business School students can progress onto a business Master's with us for free. T&C's apply.

Students can choose to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin at the end of the second year to boost leadership skills and sample Berlin.

We have been ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Our Accounting and Finance degree is designed for students who would like to pursue a career in finance, particularly if you have an interest in the field of accounting.

We want to make sure that you complete this course with confidence in your skills and the ability to step out into the working world, or pursue further study. That’s why we have tailored your studies to ensure you will acquire the knowledge and skills employers are looking for, along with a strong understanding of the current practices and topics in modern accounting and finance.

This course is recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be exempt from nine ACCA papers.

Placement Year

Our degrees are built around preparing you for the workplace and with that in mind, we encourage students to select the option to undertake a placement year.

Taking place in the 3rd year of a 4-year degree, you’ll have the opportunity to find paid work, putting the learning of your first 2 years into practice to develop and enhance real world skills to launch your career.

So how does it work?
Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, our dedicated Business Employability Team will be on hand to support you through the process. The hours per week that you work will be determined by your placement organisation, however, expect it to be between 18 hours and 35 hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks. If you’re not successful in securing a placement then not to worry - you’ll simply transfer to a non-placement version of your course. The final assessment for the Placement Year is a reflective presentation summarising your learning and experience.

Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International office for specific advice and guidance. Please note - placement year is currently not available for courses at our Hong Kong campus.

See Placement Year FAQs for further details.

Foundation Year

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start this course. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level and covers the same modules across all business and law courses. The modules covered will initially enhance your communications skills, digital and information literacy, and ability to think critically. In addition, modules covering the Foundations of Business Management, Law, and Social Sciences will not only support your progression onto your business degree, but also give you an introduction to other disciplines. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree programme if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements.

Entry requirements for the Foundation Year are different than for our three year degrees. For full details, check our Entry Requirements page.

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Whether it’s face to face or online, our law and business programmes will always be available to you whatever you choose. That’s our guarantee.

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Course Structure

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context
  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Sciences
  • Essentials of Management
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Business Environment
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Leading Change
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting for Business
  • Introduction to Taxation (UK)
  • Finance

Students have the option to undertake a paid Placement Year with a business employer.

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Strategic Management
  • Effective Managerial Decision Making

Elective modules (choose two)

  • Audit
  • Advanced Taxation (UK)
  • Global Leadership
  • Creativity Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Get a free Master’s

Our Business School students have the chance to take a free business Master’s course on successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

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Course Start Dates

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
    • Full-time: London Bloomsbury

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.



Assessments may consist of individual in-class tests, individual reports, in-class group presentations, group projects and exams.


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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.

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Sep 2021 fees:

UK students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £14,150

If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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