Accounting and Finance at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Accounting and Finance

Course summary

The business world requires accounting and finance professionals capable of making informed, strategic choices that empower businesses in a competitive market. This course equips you with the skills to make such decisions across a range of business environments. You gain the understanding and skills to record, interpret and communicate financial information, applying the latest International Financial Reporting standards. In a simulated business environment, you explore aspects of business practice, from regulatory and risk management to the operation and vulnerabilities of financial markets. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT); The Association of International Accountants (AIA); and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  • Completing relevant accredited course units makes you eligible for exemptions in ACCA, AAT, AIA and CIMA examinations.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • New business analytics suite to support data analytics, 'big-data', data mining, SEO and other management skills needed in today's workplace.
  • Access to industry-standard applications and platforms to aid practical learning including Sage, Refinitiv Workspace and econometrics software STATA.
  • Access to digital learning platforms and knowledge tools.
  • A well-equipped trading room to enhance your financial skills.
  • Gain competencies in key digital skills such as Excel through SIMnet, our Microsoft Office training platform.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Our students benefit from our collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Your Student Experience
  • Completing relevant, accredited course make you eligible for exemptions from: the first nine papers of the ACCA professional exams (the maximum ACCA exemptions available at undergraduate level); seven out of 15 of the CIMA exams; AIA’s Professional level 1 paper; full exemption from AAT L4.
  • Benefit from our connections with top finance and accounting firms, including Ernst & Young (EY), KPMG, PwC, and Deloitte, along with professional bodies like the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
  • With our state-of-the-art trading room, experience what it’s like to be on the trading-room floor, reacting to live ‘stock-market’ data and building investment portfolios using data on listed companies from around the world.
  • Learn from masterclasses from industry experts, benefitting from their experience and keeping at the leading edge in the accounting and finance field.
  • Enhance your student experience with field trips to major financial institutions such as the Bank of England as well as industry networking events.
  • Acquire transferable, professional skills in communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership.
  • Working with the University’s Research and Innovation Service (RIS), get involved in solving real-life problems for businesses, from start-ups to established corporations, through our business development packages.
  • Companies that have benefited from our business development packages include Vauxhall; Drax Technology; the Royal Air Force; Luton and Bedford Borough Councils; and a range of national charities.


  • 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
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Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • International Accountants, Association of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Accounting and Finance at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS