University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Offering exceptional employment rates and exemptions from professional accounting qualifications, our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance prepares you not only for a career in accountancy but also for senior management positions in business and industry worldwide. Why choose this course? Accounting and Finance at Derby has been ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020. Reflecting the highest professional standards, this degree focuses on how accounting and financial principles can be applied practically. You will develop the skills and techniques to devise and deliver solutions to complex management problems. Is this course for you? Depending on your module choice, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance makes you eligible to apply for exemptions from qualifications offered by the likes of ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, AIA and CPA Australia. This will accelerate your career progression because you can achieve membership of the key professional bodies more quickly. How will you learn As well as learning advanced financial techniques, you will gain important skills in communication, report writing and presentation. Optional modules in the final year, together with an independent study, allow you to specialise in areas that interest you most. Opportunities and experiences You can choose to take a year long placement to add further substance to your CV. Through our partnership with international accountancy firm Mazars we offer a Mazars Accelerate Pathway (MAP) with guaranteed, paid student placements to a select number of students, providing valuable experience of working in a professional environment. You will also work in our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, harnessing up-to-the-minute information and technology used by financial professionals worldwide. Careers and employability Accounting and finance graduates are in demand the world over, so you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields. Our former students have gone on to excel in local practices, multinational accounting firms, merchant banks and other major businesses. Did you know? We also offer this course:

  • As part of a Joint Honours degree
  • With a Foundation Year

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above


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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting and Finance at University of Derby - UCAS