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Want a degree designed to boost your professional career in accounting?
Promoting independent learning and built around increasing your employability skills, this course begins with the foundation of accounting and finance alongside business fundamentals, going on to deliver an in-depth knowledge of how companies use accounting and finance to make decisions and report performance under conditions of uncertainty and risk.
This full-time course is delivered in an interactive way with a real world focus; face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing and feedback.
This degree is ideal for those interested in a future professional career in accounting, finance, audit and taxation, and acts as a foundation for further study in accounting or finance at postgraduate or professional level.
Optional Placement Year
New from September 2021 – our 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.
A Level grades BBC
GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English, or equivalent
Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.
September 2022See all Start Dates
N46N - Foundation Year (4 year)
N44N - Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 year)
NN44 - Full-time, September 2022 intake (3 year)
NN4P - Placement Year, September 2022 intake (4 year)
Institution code: L17
Short name: LAW
This degree is designed for those with an interest in accounting and finance.
During the first year, you’ll develop a solid understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and finance. Years two and three will explore how organisations use accounting and finance practices to make sensible predications and sound business decisions in an ever-changing business landscape.
As part of the curriculum, in addition to your accounting and finance knowledge, you’ll also develop the skills demanded by today’s business employer including critical analysis, leadership, team working, communication and presentation skills.
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.
Alternatively, you’ll also be well placed to continue your studies within the field of finance and accounting by undertaking courses such as:
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. There is no assessment connected to the placement year, though you will be required to deliver a 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.
See Placement Year FAQs for further details.
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.
Students have the option to undertake a paid Placement Year with a business employer.
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.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
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.Discover more
UK students: £9,250
International students: £14,150
UK students: £9,250 per annum
International students: £14,750 per annum (London), £13,750 per annum (non-London)
Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (Home) and £2,950 (INT - London), £2,750 (INT - non London)."
Fees are locked for future study years.
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.