Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

  • Business Foundations Specialization
  • Introduction to Finance and Accounting Specialization

Course detail & modules

On this Accounting and Finance course you will learn essential principles while developing the practical skills you need to succeed.

Our professionally qualified tutors all have industry experience, most of them with the Big Four accounting firms; with their guidance you will grow your understanding of current practices. As a team, we do everything we can for our students, but do not take our word for it. Since the student satisfaction ratings were first introduced, this course has frequently featured in the top ten accounting degrees in the country.

Alongside your specific professional abilities, we will encourage you to develop the transferable skills that will help you to stand out to potential employers. These include analytical, research and communication skills.

All our teaching staff pride themselves on putting students first, and you will always have academic support when you need it. Your tutors will work with you as an individual to make the most of your career opportunities.

You will listen, learn, discuss and gain hands-on experience of how business and finance work through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops.

When you graduate, provided you have passed specific accredited optional modules at Level 6, you will be awarded up to nine exemptions from ACCA* and it is possible to become an ACCA-qualified accountant within two years of graduation.

*Eligibility for the ACCA exemptions would be conditional upon attempting and passing the relevant Level 5 plus Level 6 modules.

Entry requirements

These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* – C) or Level 2 equivalents.


Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Compulsory modules

Level 4

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Professional Skills
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Workplace Employability Skills


Level 5

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Taxation
  • Auditing in Context
  • Business and Corporate Law


Level 6

You will study all the compulsory modules and will choose THREE of the optional modules

  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Performance Management and Control

Optional modules

  • Personal and Corporate Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Analysis Report on Current Issues in Accounting and Finance
  • Blockchain Technologies in Finance
  • Financial Modelling


Study & career progression

Accounting firms – especially large international ones – offer a wide range of career opportunities, including:

  • auditing and assurance work
  • corporate finance
  • human resources
  • insolvency
  • IT consulting
  • management consulting
  • tax planning.

Most of our students go on to study for the ACCA examinations. When you graduate you will be awarded up to nine exemptions (no institution offers more) from ACCA and it is possible to become a qualified accountant within two years of graduation.

Alternatively, you could develop a related specialism or explore a new area on one of our postgraduate courses.