Course Overview

We recognise the growing popularity of accountancy as a career throughout the world and its great relevance to business organisations. On successful graduation from the course, you will have the skills to work efficiently in a UK, European or international setting.

Course Structure

The course has been designed with careful reference to the needs of the relevant professional accountancy bodies. We will help you to develop a wide range of transferable skills in accountancy and business disciplines.

You will have the option to undertake professional practice for one semester.

Modules Covered

Level 4 Core Modules include:

  • Business Environment
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Finance and Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting
  • Aspects of Business Law

Level 5 Core Modules include:

  • Business Research Methods
  • Financial and Management Accounting Applications
  • Business Taxation
  • Professional Placement 60 Credits

Level 5 Elective Modules (if you choose not to take place in a professional placement) include:

  • Computerised Accounting
  • Personal Taxation and Investment
  • International Financial Markets
  • Tort

Level 6 Core Modules include:

  • Business Analysis
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management

Level 6 Elective Modules include:

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Company Law
  • Financial Regulation & Control

Learning Methods

A variety of learning methods are integrated throughout the programme, designed to be interactive and engaging. Your guided learning modules will be delivered via:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Online learning
  • Case studies
  • Group work

Teaching Methods

Our aim is to create a supportive environment within which you can fulfil your entire academic potential. Over the duration of the curriculum, you will be increasingly expected to practice independent learning, in order to fully prepare yourself for employment or further education.

Our business lecturers share a breadth of knowledge and expertise that will create a supportive network for your academic endeavours. 


A combination of formative and summative assessments will be implemented on the course to ensure that your learning is structured and progressive. Assignments will be academic and theory based, which you will deliver through research reports, essays, examinations, presentations and case studies.

The methods we use comply with the requirements of the relevant professional bodies, in order to give you a head start in business.

Work Placement/Fieldwork

There will be the option available during your second year to complete a professional placement in a business environment.  This will enable you to network with current practitioners, develop your professional skills and synthesise your studies with the experience of a real business setting.The Professional Placement can be substituted for a combination of elective modules if this is your preference.

What's Next?

The structure of our programme will readily prepare you for employment in the broad spectrum of financial accountancy and financial management settings.

Entry Requirements

72-96 UCAS tariff points.

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Standard applicants should have a minimum of five passes in GCSE subjects at Grade C/4-5 or above (which must include Mathematics)

Short courses and relevant work experience may be taken into account. Non-standard applicants may be interviewed and be required to undertake some numerical /problem solving exercises and may be required to complete a piece of written work as part of their application.

The Programmes actively support claims for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Experiential Learning (APEL). Examples of alternative qualifications which may offer direct entry with advanced standings include: Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree in Accounting, membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians; equivalent qualifications obtained in the EU and overseas. Students should consult the Admissions Tutor if they wish to claim such accreditation.

International students are additionally required to achieve a specified level on IELTS or equivalent.

International students should call HE Registrar Services on  00 44 (0)1274 433348.


We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the admission team for further information and support.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088503 (HE).
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees

Programme Specification