University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

Why Accounting and Finance? Whether you are looking for a career in accounting, finance, banking or insurance this course could be a stepping stone to an exciting profession.This course will provide you with an exciting overview of all areas of accounting and finance and improve your employability in your chosen career. As an accounting or finance specialist in your chosen organisation you could be involved in a varied range of tasks. For example, creating and managing cash budgets or carrying out financial audits. This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in all areas of accounting and finance before offering you the opportunity to specialise. You will graduate with a real idea of what lies behind any successful organisation – how it is financed and managed. How will you learn? You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions. You’ll be able to connect with leading accounting firms thanks to our Partners in Accountancy scheme. The Partners in Accountancy firms will offer accountancy and finance students direct input to their studies from leading case studies on technical and professional areas and providing careers support. In your third year we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you employed in a graduate level position in an organisation. *Our course provides you with a range of professional exemptions from the main accountancy bodies and is designed to give you an exceptional start to your accountancy career including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA). It’s all designed to help you to develop your professional knowledge and your employability. What subjects will you cover? You’ll explore subjects such as Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Accountants in Organisations, Issues in Accounting and Finance, Financial Management and Corporate Reporting and Governance. *HESA - First awarded in 2016, maintained in 2017 and 2018. Professional links and accreditation: This degree provides a basis for a wide choice of careers in the fields of professional accountancy, finance, banking, insurance, public sector and general management. It enables graduates to enter for the examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) ( with maximum possible exemptions, and attracts exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) (, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) ( and the Association of International Accountants (AIA) ( These accreditations are reviewed on a regular basis.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Economics of Business Foundations of Financial Accounting Foundations of Management Accounting Foundations of Finance Quantitative Analysis Business Law Year 2 Core modules: Financial Reporting Applied Management Accounting Financial Management Financial Technology and Control Environment Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Banking with Financial Markets Management Science Applications International Business Business Creation and Development Economic History Applied Business Economics Year 3 (optional placement year) Final year Core modules: Accounting Regulation and Governance Contemporary Issues In Accounting And Finance Corporate Finance Option modules: Choose three from a list which may include: Performance Management Principles of Audit Strategy and Business Transformation Principles of Taxation Investment, Portfolio And Risk Management Climate Economics and Finance Global Financial Management Financial Valuation and Modelling Monetary and Financial Framework

Assessment method

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

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

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

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Accounting and Finance at University of Huddersfield - UCAS