University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)

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Course summary

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Overview If you're an EU or international student and want to top up your diploma in accounting to degree level, this top up BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management top-up degree course is for you. You'll build on your previous studies, developing analytical, technical and commercial skills that are sought-after in business. You'll develop your English language ability alongside other international students and emerge with the qualities you need for roles in areas such as accounting, financial analysis and stockbroking. Accredited and recognised by This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and recognised by Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants accreditation exempts graduates from specific professional examinations. What you'll experience On this top up degree course, you'll:

  • Be taught by professionally qualified staff who have industry experience and expert academic researchers
  • Tailor your studies to focus on the aspects of accountancy and finance management that interest you most and match your career ambitions
  • Be exempt from professional body accounting examinations (for example, ACCA) when you complete certain units successfully
  • Use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data
  • Apply the concepts and skills you learn to real scenarios
Careers and opportunities When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You could work in an accounting firm or larger company to complete your accountancy training, use your expertise within the financial sector or branch out into a more general management position. What jobs can you do with an Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up) degree? Previous students have gone on to roles such as:
  • management accountant
  • financial analyst
  • management consultant
  • stockbroker
  • finance manager
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Operational Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Corporate Governance, Financial Crime, Ethics and Controls
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Accounting Packages and Information Systems
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Personal Finance
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Principles of Operations and Marketing Management
  • Taxation
Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Accounting for Strategic Management and Control
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • International Financial Management or auditing
  • Advanced Financial Management
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Dissertation
  • Work-Based Financial Project
  • International Accounting
  • Independent Study for Accountants module
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • self-led project or dissertation
  • group work
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeNN34
Institution code P80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted

Only those who have previously studied at higher education level should apply. 120 first year HE credits.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

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
International £15500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance EU **Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the EU bursary discount.** For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £1,700 Year abroad of a language course £1,700. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/international-students/funding **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**
Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS