Accounting at Keele University - UCAS

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Course summary

Realise your ambition to work in the dynamic and international world of accounting by studying on our Accounting BSc programme. You will study the subject in-depth, developing the essential accounting skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of exciting and rewarding career opportunities. Why choose this course?

  • No. 1 in the UK. Britain's best university, ranked by students (Student Crowd University Awards, 2022)
  • Opportunities to spend a year working in industry, undertake an entrepreneurship year and to study abroad
  • Access to industry-leading software such as Bloomberg, STATA, Thomson Reuters and Sage
  • Learn from highly respected academics and knowledgeable practitioners
Modern accountants need a range of knowledge and skills and the Accounting BSc at Keele University allows you to fully explore the breadth of this dynamic subject. You will develop essential knowledge and professional skills, be encouraged to improve your questioning and investigative techniques, establish ethical strengths, and practice constant attention to detail. Our programme has been designed with the expectation that you have no prior knowledge of accounting and starts by teaching you the fundamental principles of the subject. Once you have learnt these you quickly progress to engage with more challenging, complex and contemporary accounting issues. In your first year you will explore key subjects such as business law and microeconomics, improve your understanding of financial accounting, and study modules that focus on quantitative data to develop techniques for preparing models and presenting. To complement these core accounting areas you will be offered optional modules that will enable you to explore other areas of business. Current first year modules introduce themes such as human resource management, microeconomics, international business and managing in a changing society. As you progress through year two you will enhance your know-how about cost and management accounting methods incorporating forecasting, budgeting and product costing. You will study personal taxation, using the latest rules and rates issued by HMRC, further your study in the area of international financial accounting, and begin to analyse accounting in the public sector. Optional modules in year two allow further study in a particular area, or provide an opportunity to try something different! These may include modules exploring themes such as corporate governance and social responsibility, business taxation, focusing on your professional development and the opportunity to gain experience of exploring statistics using Bloomberg. The final year challenges you to advance your skills in crucial areas of accounting such as learning how to apply management accounting approaches to business decision making, and developing your understanding in the set up of and management of investment portfolios. Other core modules will advance your financial reporting skills and develop insight into the importance of audit and the regulatory framework. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Accounting at Keele University - UCAS