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Course summary

Overview Good financial decision making is key to the success of any business. With this financial management degree you'll gain the knowledge and skills to plan, organise and control business finances. You'll also explore other key business functions such as marketing, managing people and operational management, giving you an understanding of how finance affects and underpins a whole business. As the course progresses you'll be able to focus on your interests through optional modules. You can explore data and analytics, accounting or financial systems in more detail, depending on what kind of role you'd like when you graduate. Graduates of this course have gone on to be finance managers in business, accountants, or to work in financial services. Course highlights

  • Be employment-ready by using industry-standard software and databases such as Oracle, SAP, Sage and S&P Capital IQ
  • Gain skills in modelling and visualising financial and business data in our data analytics modules
  • Benefit from the opportunity to gain additional certifications, for example the ACCA Data Analytics certificate
  • Apply your learning by helping local charities and student entrepreneurs with their finances
  • Gain a Bloomberg Certificate (a trading platform that's used by 250,000 financial service professionals) in our dedicated Bloomberg Suite
  • Feel supported throughout your studies through our peer mentoring, maths support and our team of friendly staff who'll get to know you well
Accreditation This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This means that you won't have to take some of the CIMA exams if you want to be CIMA certified after you graduate. You'll have completed part of your professional qualification by doing this degree. Careers and opportunities The blend of business skills and financial knowledge you'll develop on this degree prepares you for many career options. Job vacancies in the financial services sector in the UK rose by 38% in 2021 and surveys show that 32% of UK firms are suffering shortages in financial, professional and business services skills (Soaring demand for financial services skills, 2021). Previous graduates of this course have secured jobs at companies such as:
  • IBM
  • NHS
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Amazon
  • Alliotts LLP (accountancy firm)
  • Conde Nast Publications
  • Ergonomic Technology Solutions
Graduates of this course have gone on to jobs as:
  • accountant
  • insolvency administrator
  • financial advisor
  • sales representative
  • payroll administrator
  • computer system validation consultant
(Data sourced from HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey.) You could also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level, or set up your own business with help and support from the University. Work experience and career planning To help you secure a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course to develop your skills and build links in the industry. You'll get careers support throughout your studies and for 5 years after you graduate. We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies and develop your abilities.


Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Business Accounting
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • My Skills Level 4
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Finance For Accountants
  • Toolbox For Accounting Professionals
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • My Professional Skills - Level 5
  • Financial Management
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • Investment Analysis
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Managerial and Decision Economics
  • Accounting in the Community (Level 5)
  • Bloomberg L5
  • Professional Development - Level 5
  • Study Abroad 120 Credits (Year Long)
  • Business Law
  • Taxation
Placement year (optional) On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Advanced Corporate Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • My Professional Skills - Level 6
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Accounting in the Community (Level 6)
  • Bloomberg (L6)
  • Professional Development
  • Advanced Business Analytics
  • Behavioural Finance and the Psychology of Investment
  • Business Improvement & Creativity
  • Economics and Finance of Sport
  • Dissertation
  • Independent Study Project
  • Professional Accounting Practice
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • a self-led project
  • an optional dissertation
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
  • Year 1 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 60% by written exams, 13% by practical exams and 27% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 28% by written exams and 72% by coursework

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

Application codes

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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Placement Year and Year abroad fees: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £925 | EU – £925 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £1900. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to

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