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Bachelor of Science

BSc Finance with Accounting

Do you have what it takes to become a future finance professional?

Built on a foundation of finance and accounting alongside the fundamentals of business, this degree specialises in all elements of corporate finance including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), portfolio and risk management, trading and FinTech.

This full-time BSc Finance with Accounting course is designed to increase your employability skills and 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 finance, M&A and trading, and offers an excellent grounding in finance to allow for further study in accounting or finance at postgraduate or professional level.

Our BSc (Hons) Finance with Accounting degree sets you on a path for a rewarding career in this highly skilled profession. The University of Law Business School’s strong links with financial institutions, recruiters and practitioners focus on tangible employability skills relevant to the fundamental accounting and financial world. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with the industry throughout the programme, including gaining practical knowledge with prestigious businesses.

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.


International Students

Please note that we are not currently accepting any new applications for this course from international students requiring a Student Route visa for September 2023.

Call our Clearing hotline: 0800 289 997 (UK) or +44 (0) 1483 216 000 (International) or speak to our friendly advisors through Live Chat on our Clearing Hub

This course will have no intake in September 2023.

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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.

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Entry requirements

Next start date

September 2024

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UCAS code:

N3N5 - Foundation Year (4 year)

N45N - Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 year)

NN45 - Full-time (3 year)

NN3K - Placement Year (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.
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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) Finance with Accounting

This BSc Finance with Accounting degree seeks to develop graduates equipped with the knowledge and skills to become highly proficient finance professionals in an ever-changing business world.

During the first year, you’ll develop a good understanding of the foundations of finance and accounting. You’ll then go on to learn how companies make effective business decisions and report performance under conditions of uncertainty and risk.

The teaching style and approach to learning will ensure that you graduate from the course with both the skills and knowledge required by modern business employers. You’ll possess the required level of finance and accounting knowledge to add immediate value to any organisation. You’ll also be well-placed to become a knowledgeable, competent and effective manager and leader from the skills you’ll have acquired throughout the course in planning, presenting, decision making, team-work and management.

Alternatively, 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 from our three year degrees. For full details, check our Entry Requirements page.

Carolina Valiente, Business School faculty

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Dr Carolina Valiente’s professional expertise includes economics, finance and banking. She has worked in international and cross-industry sectors including education, financial and public institutions and is also a practising coach.

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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 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
  • Financial Markets and Instruments

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

  • International Strategic Management
  • Portfolio and Risk Management
  • Introduction to FinTech
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Trading
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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) Finance with Accounting
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
  • BSc (Hons) Finance with Accounting with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our 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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The 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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2023/2024 Fees:

UK students: £9,250 per annum
International students: £16,700 per annum (London), £15,900 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 £3,350 (INT - London), £3,200 (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.

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