Accounting and Finance at City, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree is delivered by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), one of Europe’s leading business schools. Part of City, University of London, Bayes is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK*. Ranked 3rd in London** the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance has been carefully designed to equip you with the subject knowledge, professional acumen and key skills needed to excel in your accountancy or finance career. The Accounting and Finance degree is both highly selective and highly demanding. You will be working hard for the rewards it delivers. The degree is delivered in strategic partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). By meeting the relevant criteria, you can achieve up to eight exemptions from the ICAEW's Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA) and receive similar exemptions from other professional accountancy bodies. Over three years – or four if you choose to take a work placement or study abroad year – you gain a thorough grounding in a wide range of core and optional modules. You will become proficient in all areas of accounting and finance, from financial accounting and corporate finance to financial management, taxation and economics. As a leading global business school in the City of London, we offer all Bayes students unrivalled access to the best of global business intelligence and innovation and this is no exception for accounting and finance students. You will be taught by world-leading academics who are at the forefront of research in accounting and finance, as well as accountancy and finance professionals who practice at the highest levels of the industry in London and globally. In each year of your degree, you will study a core set of modules that will allow you to focus on finance and accounting, alongside modules that will broaden your studies into other areas of economics and business. In fact, the Accounting and Finance degree at Bayes contains more credits than the majority of all other accounting and finance degrees in the UK. By studying for 450 credits rather than the standard 360 credits during your degree, you are able to obtain in depth understanding in specialisms such as business forecasting, asset management, Visual Basic programming and corporate social responsibility. During your time on the Accounting and Finance degree, we support your professional and personal growth in a number of ways. As well as hosting a series of business networking events at our state-of-the art building, we also employ a variety of assessment methods, including presentations and group-based projects, ensuring you develop your communication skills throughout. All first and second year Accounting and Finance students are eligible to apply for the Micro-Placements Programme which offers you the opportunity to apply for a 3-5 week summer placement, exposing you to a real-life business environment at a London-based employer. All Bayes undergraduate students will also choose from a range of professional experience modules so that when you graduate you are equipped with the knowledge and experience to make you an attractive candidate to employers. The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance is available as a three-year degree, or four-year degree for those who wish to take up a one-year work placement or study abroad sandwich option. The four-year degree offers excellent opportunities to gain relevant work experience to prepare you for your career, and to make contacts in the business and finance world. You also have the option to apply for a study abroad sandwich year at one of our 35 highly-respected partner institutions across the world. In an increasingly globalised business environment this is excellent preparation. *Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2022 **Complete University Guide 2023


Year one In the first year, students develop the fundamental knowledge required for a successful career in many areas of business, including accounting, finance and financial markets, economics and law. This year also focuses on consolidating quantitative skills in business and finance applications. Core modules:

  • Introductory financial accounting
  • Introduction to finance
  • Financial institutions
  • Introduction to business law
  • Introductory management accounting
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Professional skills.
Year two In the second year, students acquire a deeper understanding of accounting, financial markets, risk management, valuation and capital markets. They develop the ability to prepare financial statements according to international accounting standards, analyse financial information for performance measurement and valuation purposes and apply financial tools to value assets trading in financial markets. They also gain exposure to more complex topics such as financial econometrics, assurance, taxation, risk analysis and modelling. Core modules:
  • Intermediate financial accounting 1
  • Financial markets
  • Financial econometrics
  • Assurance
  • Intermediate financial accounting 2
  • Corporate law
  • Management accounting
  • Principles of taxation.
Year three The final year allows students to tackle more advanced topics in both accounting and finance, including audit and assurance, taxation, financial management and corporate finance. As part of the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance course, students are required to undertake a final-year project on a topic relevant to their studies. Core modules:
  • Final-year project (both terms)
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Strategy for business
  • Advanced financial accounting: theory and practice
  • Audit and assurance
  • Taxation.
Modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices including:

  • Coursework
  • Unseen written examinations, taking place at the end of each term (or at the end of a year, if a module is taught over two terms)
  • Class tests
  • Online quizzes and tests, using the Virtual Learning Environment
  • Presentation
  • Group projects, individual projects.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework: The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment is as follows: Year 1 67% written, 3% practical, 30% coursework Year 2 74% written, 26% coursework Year 3 53% written, 47% coursework.

Professional bodies

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

  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

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

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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
EU £24500 Year 1
International £24500 Year 1
Channel Islands £24500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £24500 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 .

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

As a global institution, Bayes Business School aims to foster greater racial diversity in business. Therefore Bayes has launched a new scholarship for undergraduate black British students. We are offering ten scholarships for Black UK-domiciled undergraduate students from lower than average income households. Each scholarship covers the full tuition fee (at home-fee level) and a £6,000 annual stipend for three years. Scholarship holders will also be offered mentoring and support. The Bayes International Scholarship is awarded to students who achieve exceptional grades. The scholarship will be awarded as a discount in the fee amount due in the first year of their study only. City, University of London also offers scholarships for UK students who achieve exceptional grades. The scholarship will likely be awarded as a discount in the fee amount due in the first year of their study only. Please visit for further information about scholarships including eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria for students starting their studies in September 2024 will be updated in September 2023. Conditions are subject to annual change.

Accounting and Finance at City, University of London - UCAS