De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

The aim of the Accounting and Finance programme is to provide a degree based upon a sound theoretical study that recognises accounting finds its ultimate expression in practice and consequently seeks to develop skills in application, analysis and problem-solving. This ensures it is directly relevant to the needs of the accounting profession and consequently offers an extensive range of exemptions from globally renowned professional bodies that are highly regarded by employers. Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA opportunity to gain exemptions from ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, AIA, ACT and CPA, allowing you to gain a professional qualification at an accelerated pace* ‘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 Prizes awarded to encourage and reward excellent work generously sponsored by organisations with links to the Faculty of Business and Law Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global trips have included Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies such as Deloitte, Lloyds Banking Group, Walt Disney, GE and the NHS 97.7% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating (Accounting and Finance, DLHE 2015/16) Graduates employed by globally renowned organisations such as HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, Vauxhall and BP *Students will benefit by having less examinations to complete to gain a professional qualification. Consequently, both the time involved to progress through the professional examinations and the cost incurred will be reduced.

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** 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 is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year: Exam: 21% Coursework: 79% 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

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Leicester Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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

or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for September 2021 are subject to official confirmation. 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