Accounting and Finance

De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Interested in getting a head start in your career? This course is ideal if you’re interested in a professional career in accounting and want to maximise the number of exemptions from professional body exams. Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies ensure you have the opportunity to enhance your future career prospects and gain up to nine exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the maximum number available, as well as exemptions from CIMA, CII, ACT, AIA, CFA, CIPFA, ICAEW and the CPA. Key features Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA opportunity to gain exemptions from CII, ACT, AIA, CFA, CIPFA, ICAEW and the CPA, allowing you to gain a professional qualification at an accelerated pace* ‘Bloomberg Trading Room’ with access to industry standard software analyse real-time share price and company performance to gain a practical insight into markets and trading Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global on these trips you’ll visit sites like Wall Street which give you a real-world experience that applies directly to your studies Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies such as Deloitte, Lloyds Banking Group, Walt Disney, GE and the NHS Our graduates are employed by globally renowned organisations recent successes include Barclays, Ernst & Young, IBM, PwC and many more Module content is broad in nature, covering a multitude of topics including Management Accounting, Corporate Finance, Management and Strategy, Forensic Accounting and Advanced Financial Reporting.

Course details


Year 1 Financial Accounting Global Financial Issues Introduction to Law Management Accounting Professional Communications Quantitative Methods Year 2 Accounting Standards and Theory Company Law Decision Management Financial Reporting Management and Strategy Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Business Taxation* Corporate Finance* Organisation Management** Global issues in Strategic Financial Planning Business Intelligence using Excel Year 3 Advanced Decision Management Advanced Financial Reporting Audit and Assurance Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Advanced Corporate Finance* Advanced Corporate Taxation* Forensic Accounting Governance and Sustainability International Business Taxation International Developments in Accounting Liquidity and Financial Risk Management Managerial Development and Control Public Sector Accounting and Finance

  • ACCA exemption module
** CIMA exemption module

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment will be through a mix of coursework and examinations. Coursework will include: presentations, academic essays, professional reports, multiple-choice tests, reflective reports and numerical computations. Some assessments will be prepared by students individually and others will be prepared in groups. Assessment is typically weighted as follows in your first year: Exam: 42% Coursework: 58% These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeN420
Institution code D26
Campus nameLeicester Campus
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least two A Levels. Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or equivalent. English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grades A* - C (9 -4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Accounting and Finance at De Montfort University - UCAS