University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

Knowledge and understanding in this course is designed around the graduate being able to obtain 9 exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) upon its completion. However it also includes a wider range of skills that have been identified by both employers and ACCA as being important for accountancy and finance graduates in the 21st century. Ethics and sustainable business are covered, as is the ability to communicate effectively both in writing, and orally, to work in teams and to be able to think critically and solve problems. The approach that is taken in the teaching and learning includes a diverse and dynamic range of strategies including practical classes and workshops. Case studies will be used in some modules to both embed knowledge and understanding, but also to allow the learner to apply higher level intellectual skills in their analysis and problem solving. In some modules, the learners will have to justify and reflect upon their business decisions and strategies to a panel of academic and industry experts in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style scenario. Learners will be supported to progress through the production of a range of types of outputs that would normally be required in business situations, such as word processing and spreadsheet documents, as well as other outputs using industry-specific software. These may form a part of a portfolio of the student’s work for assessment purposes. These types of learning experiences have specifically been chosen to emulate the types of experience and skills that are required by industry. Students will be encouraged to be active learners whose knowledge and understanding is gained through a positive relationship with academic staff, who will act as mentors, rather than ‘lecturers’. The involvement of industry specialists will also be crucial, and again they will not be seen purely as ‘guest lecturers’, but as part of the university community. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Year one for full-time students (Level 4) Academic and Business Skills (15 credits) Insight into Economics (15 credits) Foundations of Financial and Management Accounting (30 credits) Financial Fundamentals (15 credits) Accounting for Small and Medium Enterprises (15 credits) People, Planet and Profits (15 credits) Corporate and Business Law (15 credits) Year two for full-time students (Level 5) Research and Employability Skills (15 credits) Company Accounts (15 credits) Management Accounting Decision and Control (30 credits) Auditing and Internal Controls (15 credits) Financial Management (15 credits) Project Management Fundamentals (15 credits) Personal Taxation (15 credits) Final year for full-time students (Level 6) Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits) Corporate Reporting (15 credits) Financial Risk Management (15 credits) Corporate Taxation (15 credits) Leadership for Sustainability (15 credits) Research Skills (15 credits) Governance, Risk and Ethics (15 credits) A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 38 additional hours per week during term-time.

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 codeNN43
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently unable to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 80 UCAS points with at least one qualification in a related subject: A-levels BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IB Diploma Access to HE AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Students who do not qualify by any of these qualifications should call 01733 214466 or email [email protected] to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. You must have GCSEs English and Mathematics at grade C or above or grade 4 or above. We accept A-level General Studies and AS-levels when combined with other full qualifications.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will require IELTS score of 6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 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 Centre Peterborough - UCAS