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Accounting (BA)

The Accounting programme has 7 exemptions from the ACCA professional examinations. Gaining exemptions via the degree programme means you get a kick-start in your career saving you both time and money.

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Accounting (BA)
UCAS Code: N400
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Contact Name: Richard Dunstan

Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course

  1. Seven exemptions from the ACCA professional examinations
  2. The involvement of industry experienced and research-informed staff in teaching.
  3. The opportunity to study abroad. 
  4. The opportunity to undertake at least two internships during the three-year programme.
  5. Employability skills embedded across all modules.
  6. The variety of modules and authentic assessments.

What you will learn

Course Overview

BA Accounting specialises in the functional area focusing on accounting and finance skills in a variety of organisational contexts. It is a programme which suits those who prefer to specialise in accounting skills, rather than focusing on a broad range of business skills. Students on this programme are typically numerate and logically-minded, and it is likely, but not mandatory, that they will have previously studied accounting, maths or business. Those with work experience, but few formal qualifications, may also join the programme. A-Levels and Edexcel awards, as well as a range of other certificates at this level from UK, EU and International bodies, are respected.

Module Topics

Year 1 provides an introduction to the key business disciplines and the development of vital skills. Students will work with an external organisation to see theory in action and acquire valuable skills.

Year 2 includes financial reporting, management accounting, taxation and auditing.

Year 3 develops the themes of strategy, corporate reporting and financial management.


This programme offers an academically challenging, vocational experience which incorporates innovative teaching and assessment methods. Students will be expected to be active in managing their learning experience, to be creative and to take initiatives to develop themselves.

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

88 UCAS Points.

Other equivalent qualifications are accepted and the admissions panel will consider each application on an individual basis.  Please note also that our offers are not based solely on your academic achievements; we take into account your full range of skills, experience and attainments when considering your application.

The degree welcomes applicants who have previously studied business for a natural progression. Those who have studied other subject areas will transfer well. Those with work experience, but few formal qualifications, may also join the programme. A-Level and Edexcel awards, as well as a range of other certificates at this level from UK, EU and International bodies are respected.

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Career Opportunities

The programme boasts a high employability rate for graduating students who are in work within six months of completing the degree. A significant number of graduates also progress to postgraduate studies at this and other universities.

The faculty offers an MSc Financial Management for those who wish to undertake further study. The flexibility of study on the programme empowers students to gear their studies to their career ambitions and personal circumstances. The integration of UK, EU and international students and a strong alumni association allows networking and the establishment of long-standing friendships.

Additional Costs

Extra costs to be borne by the student

As an institution, we seek to continually enhance the student experience and as a result, additional costs may be incurred by the student on activities that will add value to their education. Where possible these costs will be kept to a minimum with additional activities being optional.

Field trips and placement costs

Field trips will be available for students, which are optional. Costs for UK and International trips will be provided at the beginning of the academic year. 

Students undertaking placements abroad will incur travel, living and possibly accommodation costs. The amount will depend upon location and current state of the UK pound. For students undertaking placements in the USA, additional visa costs will apply.

Students will be expected to pay four weeks prior to field trips taking place. Travel and visa costs for overseas placements, three months before departure.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Final year International Direct Entry Mode

Students who choose this mode will study the International Business Communications module in block delivery format, at the beginning of their study time. They will benefit from personal counselling and support to establish a foundation for their continuing studies. They will study the remaining five modules (all at 20 credits, level 6) and always benefit from full integration into the wider activities of the Faculty eg Enterprise and Industry Weeks, guest presentations, opportunities to enter industry/management competitions or develop business plans to start their own enterprises.


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