London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

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Why study this course? With a high level of professional exemptions from the accounting bodies ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, AIA and IFA, this challenging course will help you become a qualified accountant or start work in a finance-related career. You'll have access to an extensive network of industry contacts to help with optional work experience placements and projects. This course received a 93% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020, which makes us second in London for accounting and finance. More about this course Through this course, you’ll develop your academic writing, your independent research skills and your practical skills in business and accounting software such as Microsoft Excel, Sage and Oracle. The programme is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and plenary sessions. Between them, our staff have accumulated an impressive level of academic and professional experience in public audit, taxation, financial reporting, management accounting and information systems. Occasionally, distinguished external speakers are invited to make presentations on contemporary accounting, finance and business-related issues. We place particular emphasis on employability, and our lecturers, who have a wide network of industry contacts, can help you with optional work experience placements and projects. On completion of the course, you’ll receive full exemption from all of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)’s fundamental exam papers. What our students say "The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year." Usman – Accounting and Finance BA student If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Accounting and Finance including foundation year course.

Course details

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include: Business Law (core, 15 credits) Fundamentals of Accounting (core, 30 credits) Management Information Systems and Ethics (core, 30 credits) Professional Skills for Accounting (core, 30 credits) The Economic Environment (core, 15 credits) Example Year 2 modules include: Financial Accounting and Company Law (core, 30 credits) Key Principles of Taxation (core, 30 credits) Learning through Work (core, 15 credits) Managerial Finance (core, 30 credits) Audit and Internal Control (option, 15 credits) Information Technology for Professional Practice (option, 15 credits) Example Year 3 modules include: Advanced Financial Accounting (core, 30 credits) Financial Management (core, 30 credits) Issues and Controversies in Accounting and Finance (core, 30 credits) Assurance Services (option, 15 credits) International Corporate Social Responsibility (option, 15 credits) Personal Finance (option, 15 credits) Project Management (option, 15 credits)

Assessment method

There are a variety of assessment tools used in the core modules, including essays designed to showcase your writing skills, and presentations designed to prepare you for the job market. Some modules use more traditional methods of assessment, such as closed-book examinations, in order to gain professional body exemption.

Professional bodies

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

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute 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.

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

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC Typical offer CCC (96 UCAS points from two or more A levels) from business-related subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM In a business-related subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits P: 15 credits You should have 60 credits overall in a business-related subject with 45 credits at Level 3 (with a minimum of 30 credits at Merit) and Communications and Maths units passed at Level 2. QAA accredited course required.
Scottish Higher CCCCD A minimum of 99 UCAS points with at least 78 points at higher level in business-related subjects, plus English and Maths standard level at grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C You will also need a further 48 UCAS points from two A levels (or equivalent) in business, humanities, social science, languages or science subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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

http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13200 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 £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2021/22 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: londonmet.ac.uk/fees2021 Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Accounting and Finance at London Metropolitan University - UCAS