This degree gives you the understanding and skills to record, classify, summarise, interpret and communicate financial information while you help a business to follow correct accounting standards and comply with the law. Studying in a simulated business environment, you explore business practice from regulatory and risk management issues to how financial markets operate and what makes them crash. Units include corporate governance; data analysis; auditing; and taxation. The course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of International Accountants. Why choose this course?
- Learn about both the power and limitations of accountancy and its financial techniques, and how these impact on areas under the wider business umbrella
- Explore contemporary issues in accounting or finance through your supervised research dissertation
- ACCA awards exemptions from its F1 to F9 papers if you successfully complete relevant course units – the maximum ACCA exemptions available at undergraduate level
- Successfully completing relevant course units also makes you eligible for exemptions from the AIA’s Foundation level and Professional level 1 papers
- Acquire transferable, professional skills in communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership
- Develop your interest in specialist areas, with the opportunity to progress to Masters’ level
- If you need to step up into higher education, start with a Foundation Year which guarantees entry to the degree course
- Business Practice Explored (BSS005-1) Compulsory
- Introduction To Accounting And Finance (AAF005-1) Compulsory
- Introduction To Economics (AAF010-1) Compulsory
- Numerical Skills For Finance And Economics (AAF015-1) Compulsory
- Corporate Governance And Financial Regulation (AAF019-2) Compulsory
- Data Analysis For Finance And Economics (AAF022-2) Compulsory
- Management Accounting (AAF006-2) Compulsory
- Personal Development And Employability (AAF004-2) Compulsory
- Social And Environmental Reporting (AAF033-2) Compulsory
- Financial Markets: Theory And Practice (AAF031-2) Optional
- Taxation [UK] (AAF025-2) Optional
- Audit And Assurance (AAF004-3) Compulsory
- Financial Management (AAF002-3) Compulsory
- Financial Reporting (AAF003-3) Compulsory
- Specialist Project Unit (Accounting, Finance And Economics) (AAF036-3) Compulsory
The assessment strategy on this course is bounded to a large degree by PSRB requirements, thus, unseen tests and examinations dominate the types of assessment employed on the course. However, their format and type vary from online objective tests to written multi-task examinations. Compulsory and objective questions will be used to encourage you to study across the breadth of the syllabus, whereas the multi-task questions will assess your ability to simultaneously, assimilate a wide range of information, apply and justify your choice of several ideas and concepts to make informed decisions or recommendations. Accounting and finance is not only about numbers and the manipulation of numbers, rather, it is a systematic way of preparing, reporting, presenting and analysing financial data to inform business or investment decisions. You will develop a number of transferable skills including the ability to present your findings, both verbally and in writing, in a professional, clear and concise manner. Written reports are designed in a way that promotes critical thinking as you move up the stages of the course; from knowledge, comprehension and simple explanations in the early stages to application, analysis, appraisal and synthesis as you get closer to graduation. In your final capstone (specialist project) unit, you will be required to produce an individual and independent piece of work which will place demands on your academic judgement and integrity whilst being the most challenging but yet enjoyable and rewarding experience you will encounter.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
- International Accountants, Association of
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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