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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Accounting and Finance (R52)

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Course summary

As the world of accounting and finance becomes more complex, this specialist degree is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of the role of accounting and finance/financial management within business and society. This degree will equip you with not just technical skills to be able to practice accountancy or work in a finance-related field but also with academic knowledge and skills covering a wider breadth of topics that instil critical thinking, reasoning, research and creativity skills. The skills and knowledge gained studying this programme can be applied to a wide range of business activities, preparing you for a variety of exciting careers within accounting, finance and in business more broadly. Key features of the course

  • Comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical aspects of financial accounting, management accounting and financial management.
  • Covers specialist topics such as auditing and governance, taxation and financial reporting.
  • Develops your ability to apply and evaluate accounting and financial information
  • Offers exemptions from some Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional examinations.

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with an introduction to business and management, learn the fundamentals of accounting and business data analytics and decision making. Next, in Stage 2, you'll study financial and management accounting, financial management and related modules such as law for accounting and finance. Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study accounting and finance in greater depth as well as specialist subjects that includes auditing and taxation.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

2023/2024 academic year fees are not yet available.
Accounting and Finance (R52) at Open University - UCAS