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Course summary

If you enjoy analysing data, crunching numbers and controlling the figures, our BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance is the perfect way to develop your skills, ready for a career in the finance world. We work hard to ensure you graduate workplace ready. Having a degree that is recognised by professional bodies – ACCA, IFA, CIMA and ICAEW – means you will have the advantage of being able to start your career being exempt from a number of professional exams. Why study this subject? Whatever your area of interest we have you covered, our lecturers work hard to ensure that you have the opportunity to develop skills in investment and commercial banking, insurance, consultancy, financial markets, taxation and auditing. We are a student focused and employer led university which means that you are at the forefront of all that we do. Recent graduates have gone into industry roles like, Personal Banker, Financial Analyst and Graduate Accountant. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Our Accounting and Finance degree is accredited by professional bodies, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). This gives you the chance to gain workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with an accrediting body. By completing a professionally accredited degree you will have the benefit of having exemption from all nine ACCA Fundamental level 1 – 9 exams and up to 7 CIMA modules. This course is offered as a four-year programme, including a Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree. What will I study? During your foundation year you will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals needed to progress to undergraduate study. In your second year we're focused on providing you with all of the building blocks you need to create a solid foundation and understanding of the concepts, theories and models of accounting and finance. As you develop your understanding and abilities you will be expected to describe, explain and review all that you are learning as you complete the year. During your third year, you will learn to apply, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories you have learned and be able to reference and apply them to contemporary situations. Being able to develop your skills by applying your knowledge to real life circumstances is important as this allows you to gain the confidence and ease to do so post-graduation. In your final year, the emphasis will be on transitioning you from student to graduate. You will undertake more independent learning and develop your depth of understanding through a combination of critical analysis and evaluation. What are my career prospects? There has always been a big demand for qualified specialists in accounting and finance, meaning that you can expect to graduate with a variety of rewarding career options ahead of you. With the diverse nature of accounting and finance you can seek out jobs in any sector, from business, banking, non-profit to international corporations. Not only will you be graduating with a coveted qualification, the additional benefit of having studied a degree accredited professional bodies, the ACCA, CIMA, IFA and ICAEW means that you start one step closer to becoming a fully qualified accountant. Careers in accounting and finance are highly sought after across the globe. Having the foundation of having studied a degree in the subject the world becomes your oyster. The topics you will study on this programme and the transferrable skills you will have developed will make international careers easily accessible.


Year one Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Introduction to Business Studies Year two Financial Accounting Computerised Accounting Data Insights for Business Decisions Accountant in Business Organisations Global Business environment The Graduate Challenge Management Accounting Career Viewpoint Year three Introduction to UK taxation Financial Reporting (I) Corporate Business Law Advanced Management Accounting Contemporary Business Economics International Auditing Project Management Financial Management Year four Strategic Agility UK Taxation Corporate Governance and Ethics Dissertation (optional) Consultancy Project (optional) Research Methods International Finance Financial Reporting (II)

Assessment method

Throughout your studies, you will carry out the following assessment activities: essays and reports, these will provide the opportunity for you to demonstrate your in-depth understanding of a topic; oral presentations will enable you to showcase your knowledge and ability to communicate to a variety of audiences; examinations will require you to demonstrate your understanding in a controlled setting and within a set environment; projects and enterprise activities provides the brilliant opportunity to work with other students from other programmes within the School, e.g. business, marketing and HR; dissertation or consultancy project which are major pieces of independent research focused on strategic business issues that all final year students will need to complete.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS