Accounting and Finance at London South Bank University - UCAS

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Course summary

Accountancy and Finance specialists are highly skilled and in high demand. So, join this unique, top-ranked course and set yourself on the path towards a major professional accountancy qualification and an excellent career. As No 7 in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Guardian University Guide 2020), LSBU is a brilliant place to equip yourself with the accounting and finance skills you need in the heart of London, the world’s financial capital. The course has been designed with your future in mind: developed with input from businesses, our courses ensure you gain the knowledge you need to succeed in the modern world. You’ll learn how to use data for decision making, taxation and managerial accounting, as well as finance in a digital world. You will be able to tailor the course to suit your interests and future ambitions through a range of option modules in your final year. You can also choose to complete a placement as part of this course, putting your skills and knowledge in to practice in a real business environment, gaining valuable professional experience and enhancing your employability prospects. We have a dedicated employability team who provide ample support in securing your placement and supporting you through out that journey and reaching your career ambitions – whatever they may be.


Year 1 • Finance and the Economy • The LSBU Discovery Project • Elements of Financial Accounting • Management and Organisations • Data for Decision Making • Managerial Accounting Year 2 • Managing Business Performance • Taxation Practice • Professional and Digital Skills • Legal Environment of Business • Financial Accounting and Reporting • Finance in a Digital World Year 3 • (optional placement year) When you complete a placement year, you'll be awarded a differentiated degree entitled BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (with Placement). The assessment of the placement is designed to support and accredit your experience by formalising your personal development outcomes, and by contextualising your prior learning. The production of evidence to a relevant professional body, which includes a minimum of two workplace visits over the year, will provide you with a supportive structure to work in. Regular online contact with tutors, peer-contact and placement support will be maintained throughout the year. Assessment method: 100% coursework. Year 4 • Contemporary Audit: Principles & Practice • Corporate Reporting • Financial Decision Making • Plus 3 options from: • Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting • Advanced Taxation • Corporate Finance and Risk Management • Financial Planning and Wealth Management • Forensic Accounting • Global Finance and Technology • Investment Analysis • Organisational Risk and Controls • Strategic Leadership and Governance • Volunteering

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
  • Year 2

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Accounting and Finance at London South Bank University - UCAS