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Bachelor of Science

BSc Accounting with Finance

Want a degree designed to boost your professional career in accounting?

Promoting independent learning and built around increasing your employability skills, the 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.

The full-time BSc Accounting with Finance 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.

The Accounting with Finance 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. This undergraduate Accounting with Finance programme focuses on modern accountancy concentrating on teamwork, real-world case studies and developing strategy from financial data.

Optional Placement Year

Our undergraduate degree courses provide the opportunity to undertake a Placement Year working for an employer. 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. Find out more. 


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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBC
UCAS Tariff Points*: 112

*From three A Levels or equivalent.

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

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

Course requirements ➔

Entry requirements

Next start date

September 2024

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UCAS code:

N46N - Foundation Year (4 year)

N44N - Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 year)

NN44 - Full-time (3 year)

NN4P - Placement Year (4 year)


Institution code: L17

Short name: LAW

We've been awarded an overall Silver rating, with a Gold rating for Student Experience and Silver rating for the Student Outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for 2023.

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Ranked Top 20 amongst English universities in the 2023 National Student Survey.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance

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 predictions 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 9 of the 13 ACCA exams, accelerating your career ambitions of becoming a chartered accountant.

Additionally, you’ll also be well placed to continue your studies within the field of finance and accounting by undertaking courses such as:

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.

Visit our Undergraduate Placement Year page for more 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.

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 Employability Skills
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Financial Accounting
  • Data Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Ethics and Regulations in Finance and Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics for Business
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Business Law 1
  • Management Accounting for Business

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

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Strategic Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Audit
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
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Placement Year

Our optional placement year for undergraduate students is a great opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real-world context.

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Course Start Dates

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester

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Course requirements

Learn more about how the course is taught and how learning time is distributed by taking a look at our LPC online infographic. You can also look at the course demands document which shows the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments the course will involve.

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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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2024/2025 Fees:

UK - £9,250 per year

International (London) - £17,550 per year

International (non-London) - £16,700 per year


Fees are locked for future study years i.e. the student will pay the same price each year.

Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (UK students) and £3,510 (International students - London), £3,340 (International students - non London).

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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