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Course description At Leicester, you will develop strong familiarity with the professional worlds of accounting and finance, and you’ll benefit from being among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with facilities exclusive to our School of Business students. Our BSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with a solid foundation and technical skills in accounting and finance. We will help you to develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills and the ability to apply these skills in an accounting and finance context. You will learn how managers, shareholders and other stakeholders make decisions in organisations. Our accounting degrees offer you the opportunity to gain exemptions from the accounting and management accounting professional bodies, ACCA and CIMA, dependent on satisfactory completion of certain modules. We will prepare you for a career or further training opportunities in the accounting and finance professions - in the public and private sectors or in voluntary organisations. An optional year studying abroad or undertaking an industry placement will enhance your skills and build your professional network. If you are interested in postgraduate study, this course will prepare you for the increasingly independent aspects of further study and research. The first year of this degree is shared with the Accounting BSc, which means you will have the option to switch to this degree at the end of your first year.
In your first year you will learn about the foundations of finance, management and economics and begin to acquire the basic statistical skills to prepare you for your dissertation in your final year. The modules that you take this year will provide you with a solid base for the more specialised modules of the second and third years. In your second year you will begin to specialise in specific topics on accounting and finance. On the finance side you will learn the essentials of corporate finance; corporate governance and the pricing of financial futures and forward contracts. The Research Methods module will help prepare you for your final year dissertation, whilst option modules will allow you to focus on subjects that particularly interest you. In your final year you will study a range of core modules, including your dissertation - a piece of independent research supported by one-on-one support from an academic tutor. You will also choose from a selection of option modules, giving you the chance to shape your degree around your interests. More information about the modules studied can be found on our website.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||Diploma in Business preferred.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Scottish Higher||Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Minimum grade of 5 in SL or 4 in HL Mathematics or 6 in SL Maths Studies and 4 in SL English required if not held at GCSE.|
|Extended Project||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language grade C/4 and Maths grade B/5 is also required.|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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