York St John University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance with Placement Year

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Course summary

Studying Accounting and Finance at is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is clearly focused on your long-term career prospects in a wide variety of contexts. Whether you are thinking of setting up your own business, working in professional practice, working in a large corporation, or the public sector you will need to possess the right set of skills. This course will extend your knowledge of the principles and practice of Accounting and Finance. This degree will give you a thorough understanding of accounting concepts which is ideal if you want to go on to be a professional accountant. However, having a good understanding of accounting and finance is an advantage in any profession today. So even if you don’t want to become a professional accountant, you will find this online top up degree valuable.

Course details


Compulsory modules: Principles of Applied Economics: This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and comprehension of the basic economic principles and techniques related to microeconomics and macroeconomics. The emphasis is on developing a solid understanding of economic principles and allowing you to apply standard economic techniques. Financial Accounting Fundamentals: The syllabus for this module introduces the candidate to the fundamentals of the regulatory framework relating to accounts preparation and to the qualitative characteristics of useful information. The syllabus then focuses in depth on recording, processing, reporting business transactions and events, the use of the trial balance and how to identify and correct errors. Finally, the production of financial statements for unincorporated entities will also be introduced. Professional Accounting and Academic Skills: This module introduces students to some of the contexts in which accounting operates. It provides an introduction to the accountancy profession and the organisations and environments in which they operate (capital markets, financial institutions, government, non-profit, as well as business organisations). The module will contextualise the accountant’s role in organisations, working and communicating with other organisational functions to provide useful information. The module will begin the process of skills identification and development for employment purposes, helping students to identify and evaluate their current employability competencies and to plan action to achieve intended skills and employability outcomes. Financial Accounting: This syllabus builds on double entry, the trial balance and extends it to the preparation of financial statements for unincorporated and incorporated entities such as partnership and limited company accounts and their basic interpretation. Developing Analysis Techniques: Students will be introduced to the essential quantitative methods of modelling and analysis for financial data. In addition, statistics and probability concepts will be discussed and applied to various events. These theories will then be used to analyse practical situations and contribute to obtain necessary information for problem solving. Management Accounting: This module will introduce basic cost concepts and methods of cost accumulation, allocation and apportionment in a variety of business settings. The principles of financial control will be explored including standard costing and budgeting. Analytical techniques involved in the provision of accounting information for short-term decision making will be utilised. All modules are worth 20 credits unless stated otherwise

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

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

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/transferring-to-york-st-john-university/. If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

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Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6No less than 5.5 in any area

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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 £13000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Accounting and Finance with Placement Year at York St John University - UCAS