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Course summary

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. 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.


Example Year 1 modules include: Business Law and Ethics (core, 15 credits); Financial Accounting (core, 15 credits); Management Information Systems (core, 15 credits); Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 15 credits); Management Accounting Fundamentals (core, 15 credits); Data Science, Research and Analysis (core, 15 credits); Learning through Organisations (core, 15 credits); Understanding the Business & Economic Environment (core, 15 credits). Example Year 2 modules include: Financial Reporting (core, 15 credits); Company and Employment Law (core, 15 credits); Management Accounting (core, 15 credits); Principles of Finance (core, 15 credits); Problem Solving: Methods and Analysis (core, 15 credits); Taxation-Income Tax (core, 15 credits); Taxation-Corporate Tax (core, 15 credits); Audit and Internal Control (option, 15 credits); Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits); Fundamentals of Project Management (option, 15 credits). Example Year 3 modules include: Professional Experience Year placement (option, 30 credits); Advanced Financial Reporting (core, 15 credits); Financial Management (core, 15 credits); Advanced Management Accounting (core, 15 credits); Accounting Theory and Regulations (option, 15 credits); Dissertation (core, 30 credits); Audit and Assurance Services (core, 15 credits); Practicing Business Strategy (option, 15 credits); Financial Instruments (option, 15 credits); Financial Engineering (option, 15 credits); Personal Finance (option, 15 credits); International Trade and Finance (option, 15 credits); International Banking (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.

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

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4000 Module
International £4000 Module
Channel Islands £4000 Module
Republic of Ireland £4000 Module

Additional fee information

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