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Course summary

You see yourself with a rewarding career in accountancy and finance. Using real-world challenges as your starting point, our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree will equip you with all the skills you need to dive into the world of business. Whether it’s through our Bloomberg Financial Markets Labs in Chelmsford and Cambridge, out on placement or through an internship, you’ll get the chance to put what you learn to the test. Alongside these practical opportunities, you’ll also be learning all about the ever-changing world of business – from business law to marketing concepts and beyond. Our course could see you go on to become a practising accountant or opt for a wider range of careers in business – it’s up to you where your journey takes you. At ARU, we’re helping to develop the next generation of business practitioners and thinkers. Our Bloomberg Financial Markets Labs in Chelmsford and Cambridge can give you the chance to enhance your professional development and employability, through virtual trading and live financial information on global stock exchanges. Peterborough students can visit the Lab in their free time too alongside any-time access to data through Canvas, our learning management system. With us, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the knowledge and tools you need to launch your career. Because there’s having access to facilities and software, and there’s having the support to experiment with them. We believe the sooner you start, the more you’ll get out of it; that’s why our students can access Bloomberg from Year 1. We know that your future career is important and you want to build your CV. So we’ll encourage you to grab every opportunity for real-world experience. This could mean a placement year in industry, studying abroad for a semester, or a short study visit in Europe, Canada, the USA or Malaysia. Our Accounting and Finance degree course will set you up with all the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to work in finance or as an accountant once you graduate from ARU.


Foundation Year Modules: Foundation in Business Level 4 modules: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management, Global Business Environment and International Strategy, Introduction to Business Contracts and the Law, Digital Business and Principles of Marketing, Organisational Behaviour. Level 5 modules: Financial Management, Introduction to Financial Reporting, Performance Management, Taxation in the UK, Ruskin Module. Placement year - Work Placement. Level 6 modules: Corporate Governance and Auditing, International Financial Reporting, Advanced Corporate Finance, Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

We'll assess your work in a number of ways including exams, coursework, essays and activity-based assignments. Expect, for example, problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, computer-based exams, a trading simulation portfolio, and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials through our learning management system, Canvas.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade E, or above, plus evidence of having attempted two years of post-GCSE study. If you have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), you will be exempted from the two-year post-GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold the baseline requirements of 5 GCSEs (as stated above). If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information
Accounting and Finance [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS