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Course summary

This course will equip you with a deep understanding of accounting and finance and their importance for organisations and businesses. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Develop the key skills and abilities to make an effective contribution to the financial management of organisations now and in the future
  • Construct and analyse financial statements and financial information using a range of techniques and electronic tools
  • Learn to describe and comment on accounting and finance research using data and methodologies
  • Tailor your studies by choosing modules to suit your interests and future career direction
  • Undertake a business simulation project to apply your knowledge and skills
  • Specialise in accountancy or gain a wider perspective on business
  • Have access to guest lectures so you can learn from our business links and industry professionals
Your academic community You’ll study in the heart of Leeds, one of the UK's largest financial centres outside London. The vibrant academic community you’ll join includes tutors with a wealth of academic expertise and extensive practical and professional experience. Find out more Professional accreditation This course is accredited by three professional bodies:
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA),
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
This means that it’s recognised as a course with high standard teaching material that meets industry requirements. Upon graduating, you’ll able to claim exemptions from some of the exams that you would’ve needed to complete to become a Chartered Accountant. Essentially, the work you do on your degree is transferrable and you won’t have to sit as many exams to become a qualified member of a professional body. It varies depending on the professional body, and our course spec in the Teaching & Learning section has all of the detail. Real world experience If you take a paid work placement in your third year, you’ll develop and enhance your employability. Our students have enjoyed placements with top performing companies including:
  • Disney
  • Morrisons
  • The NHS
  • Industry insights
Our guest lecture series will help support your development. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, the Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association and the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank. Why study Accounting and Finance at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 94% of students on BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance were positive about the way teaching staff explain things (NSS 2023)
  • 91.9% of graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation*
  • Industry-standard technology available to help you become a work-ready graduate
  • Links with professional regulating bodies and financial professional institutions will ensure your learning meets the standards demanded by employers
  • Optional industry placement, which will broaden your real-life work experience and impress potential employers
*Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate outcomes 20-21


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Business & Legal Foundations
  • Developing Professional & Academic Skills
  • Introduction to Accounting Part 1
  • Introduction to Accounting Part 2
  • Financial Accounting
  • Themes in Accounting
  • Management Accounting
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Financial Reporting
  • SAGE & Forecasting
  • Performance Management for Decision Making
  • Technical Themes in Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Group Financial Statements
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Strategic Planning & Control
  • Accounting Issues
  • Audit & Assurance
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

How to apply

Application codes

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting & Finance at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS