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Course description At Leicester, our Accounting and Finance courses benefit from a distinct combination of research-informed and professionally accredited knowledge, techniques and skills. You will be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with facilities exclusive to Leicester School of Business students. Our BSc in Accounting will provide you with a solid, practical foundation and relevant, technical and intellectual competence in accounting and related forms of financial expertise. You will learn the skills, expertise and analytical competence necessary for working as an accountant in the accountancy profession, in industry or in the public sector. You will develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills and the ability to apply these in an accounting context. You will learn how accountants work with managers, shareholders and a wide range of other stakeholders in a variety of different organisations and help them make informed decisions. Our accounting degrees offer you the opportunity to gain exemptions from the accounting and management accounting professional bodies, ACCA and CIMA, dependent on satisfactory completion of certain modules. The first year of this degree is shared with the Accounting and Finance BSc, which means you will have the option to switch to this degree at the end of your first year.
In your first year you will learn about the foundations of finance, management and economics and begin to acquire the basic statistical skills to prepare you for your dissertation in your final year. The modules that you take this year will provide you with a solid base for the more specialised modules of the second and third years. In your second year you will begin to specialise in specific areas of accounting. You will learn the essentials of corporate governance, financial reporting and the principles of personal taxation. You will also choose option modules, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests. In your final year you will study a range of core modules, including your dissertation – a piece of independent research supported by one-on-one support from an academic tutor. You will also choose from a selection of option modules, giving you the chance to shape your degree around your interests. For full details of the modules available please see our website.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||Diploma in Business preferred.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Scottish Higher||Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Minimum grade of 5 in SL or 4 in HL Mathematics or 6 in SL Maths Studies and 4 in SL English required if not held at GCSE.|
|Extended Project||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language grade C/4 and Maths grade B/5 is also required|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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