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Course summary

Our BSc Accounting and Financial Management course is designed to prepare you for careers in diverse areas of accounting, finance and management, and to equip you to deal with the challenges of an ever-changing business world. One of our key goals is to develop the wider skills and intellectual independence our graduates will need to thrive in a long and rewarding professional career. We help you develop the technical accounting and finance skills needed to get a head start in your professional career, but we also place accounting firmly in its business context. Our Accounting and Financial Management degree is approved by major professional accounting bodies in the UK (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA and ICAEW) and graduates can gain exemptions from some of their examinations or credits for prior learning. However, we offer the opportunity to study a much wider range of subjects than those of the narrow professional syllabuses. We are committed to helping you stand out in a highly competitive graduate job market and the course has a first rate graduate employability record. The course develops skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, teamwork, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. The wide variety of optional modules allows you to develop specialist skills and tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations. Skills for employability is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects, and this degree has a module specifically built in to help you develop your study and employability skills. There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship to help those with aspirations to start or develop their own businesses. Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management degree shares the same first year modules as our Finance and Management degree. If you realise at the end of your first academic year that you prefer the finance route, you may transfer to our Finance and Management degree.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Depending on the nature of the topic, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination) whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, presentations, business reports, problem sheets and computer-based exercises.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
  • International Accountants, Association of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place they will be invited to visit the department, giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £24000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £24000 Year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Accounting and Financial Management (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS