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BSc (Hons) Finance & Accounting

The finance and accounting degree is specifically designed for those students who want to pursue a career in professional practice or corporate finance.

Key information

Course duration: 3 Years, 4 years with Foundation
Study mode: Full-time
Location: London
Intake: September, January
Course level: 6
Award: BSc (Hons) Degree



The course has been structured to provide the maximum possible number of exemptions – 9 papers in total – from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the global body for professional accountants.

Carefully designed to combine the intellectual and practical aspects of finance and accountancy, this degree provides students with the required academic rigor, tempered with professional realism.

What is more, the degree explores the concepts of business culture and business ethics alongside key management functions across the whole spectrum of business activity. By completing this course, graduates are equipped with an array of transferable business skills, as well as technical knowledge of finance and accountancy practice.



Year 1

Business Environment
Business Skills
Business Planning
Introduction to Financial Accounting

Year 2

Legal Aspects of Business
Managing Performance Management
Financial Reporting for Business
Taxation for Business

Year 3

Financial Management in Organisations
Business Strategy
Financial Auditing
Major Project


Student following this course will have a minimum of twelve hours’ lectures and tutorials a week. Each year consists of two semesters of 12 teaching weeks each followed by a period for revision and assessment.

The core lectures and tutorials are carefully timetabled to take place on two or three days of the week. Our partner believes this offers the students more chance to find meaningful, better-paid part-time work. Students at many universities have their lectures spread over the whole of the week, which gives them less time to build work experience. A bonus is that our partner will help students on this programme to find appropriate part-time work from the start of the course.

The learning experience will be further enhanced by skills sessions, tutor surgeries and guest lectures which are organised throughout the year.

Students are assessed predominantly through a mix of examination and coursework.


Entry requirements

For entry in September 2017 onwards, our partner's standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, eg BCC.

Alternatively, our partner asks for:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC

  • Scottish Highers: BBCCC

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.

Mature individuals or students are welcome to apply for this course as well. They need to demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.

All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths.

Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.



"A business-orientated education leads to a business-orientated career", as our partner says.

The aim is simple: to ensure that at the end of the undergraduate business education, you get the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice in a career that helps to fully develop your abilities and future potential.

Career pathways associated with this Finance and Accounting degree include:

  • Chartered Accountant

  • Chartered Certified Accountant

  • Chartered Management Accountant

  • Chartered Public Finance Accountant

  • Company Secretary

  • External Auditor

  • Forensic Accountant

  • Stockbroker

  • Actuary

  • Arbitrator

  • Business Development Manager

  • Data Analyst

  • Economist

  • Licensed Conveyancer

  • Management Consultant

  • Mortgage Adviser

  • Procurement Manager

  • Retail Banker

  • Tax Adviser

Disclaimer: The jobs and career pathways associated with this course are merely an example of possible opportunities that anyone following this course could potentially go towards. Career Tree and the university partners do not guarantee these careers after completing this course.



If you are living in the UK, you can take out a tuition fee loan, which you will not need to start repaying until after you graduate. There is also the option to pay your fees upfront.

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