University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance (with Professional Placement Year)

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Course summary

Begin a dynamic route to a high-flying career by joining our top ranked, professionally accredited course. Delivered by a team committed to making your career aspirations and professional objectives a reality in today’s global economy. Your transformation from student to professional accounting graduate begins here. You will develop professional, in demand, Accounting and Finance skills through practical application and real business experiences. You will secure major exemptions from the examinations of the key professional accounting bodies as you progress (ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA). This ensures that once you have graduated it will take you less time to become qualified as an accountant. Student membership of CIMA is provided and all students can undertake a standalone CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting at the end of first year. This is an opportunity to be awarded a professional qualification before even leaving university. Graduates are also eligible to become a member of AAT once they have acquired the relevant experience. You will have the opportunity to undertake a one year professional placement at the end of your second year. The placement aims to develop business skills and knowledge by the application of the theoretical to practical contexts.

Course details

Modules

In Year 1, modules are all core to the course to reflect the requirements of exemptions from the professional accounting bodies. The modules in Year 2 aim to develop your knowledge of related management areas, and enhance your skills development through a case study module. You will have the chance to undertake a year-long placement which really brings your course to life and can help enhance your graduate employment prospects. In your final year, you will study financial accounting, management accounting and management. A case study module will aim to develop your technical and employability skills.

Assessment method

A formal three hour examination forms the major part of assessment. However other forms of assessment are also used in each module, including: coursework, reports, group projects, live case studies, presentations and practical in-session IT competency tests.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
NN4J
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
Chester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must also have GCSE Maths at grade C or grade 4 or above. A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Accounting and Finance (with Professional Placement Year) at University of Chester - UCAS