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 world needs accountants and finance professionals who can make informed strategic choices for businesses that enable them to grow and survive in a competitive market. This course provides you with the skills to make these investment decisions across a range of business environments. 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?

  • It has a high overall student satisfaction rating of 95%
  • 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
This course is part of a wider portfolio of Business Management degrees all of which commence by building a solid foundation in the core principles of business and management. However we understand that the choice can be daunting and so we’ve designed our courses with flexibility in mind allowing students on this programme the ability to switch to any of the Business Management pathways (with the exception of Business Management with Law) at the end of their first year. The support on our course is great. We can visit our lecturers in office hours and we can have a personal tutor so if we have any questions about work or even personal issues we can talk to them.
  • Joel Koj BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance


  • 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

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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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

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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