De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

Kick-start your professional accounting career on a course that is designed to develop industry-ready graduates, with a number of exemptions from professional body exams to speed up the process to become a qualified accountant. Gain core knowledge and skills, with a huge range of modules covering topics such as Financial Accounting, where you will explore relevant procedures and techniques. As you progress, Management and Strategy will come into play, introducing the theory and practical aspects of managing organisations and the people who work for them. Other modules include Forensic Accounting, Advanced Corporate Finance and Advanced Decision Management. Our Trading Room simulates what it’s like to work in the financial industry in roles such as trading, portfolio management, investment banking, corporate finance and financial or economic analysis. You will also have free access to news, analysis and commentary from the Financial Times, the world’s leading global business publication. Our close links with employers and professional accounting bodies will give you opportunities to enhance your career prospects. Depending on your module choices, you could gain exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA). Key features:

  • You could gain up to the maximum nine exemptions from ACCA exams if you choose the appropriate modules, and be exempt from the first eight exams with CIMA - a great start towards gaining your professional qualification and developing a wealth of industry knowledge to kick-start your career.
  • Our graduates have landed roles such as financial analysts, management accountants and banking advisors for globally-renowned organisations including Dunelm, EY, Yorkshire Bank, General Electric and the NHS.
  • Benefit from our close links with employers and professional accounting bodies and enhance your career prospects with visiting sessions by industry speakers, work placements and networking events.
  • Gain access to Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and their online training materials.
  • Expand your horizons with international experiences linked to your studies through our  DMU Global  programme. Accounting and Finance students have previously visited New York, where they experienced an insider’s tour of Wall Street and met former traders who gave them an insight into the billion-dollar institutions that influence the global economy.

Course details

Modules

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 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

Application codes

Course code:
N420
Institution code:
D26
Campus name:
Leicester Campus
Campus code:
Y

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

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

or equivalent


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
79%
Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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